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Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 30th May 2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 60
Posted By homer simpson
Air Con pressure sensor (G65)

As always, things like this always happen when the weather picks up lol. Car started blowing hot air at times and I thought might just want a regas but checked it out on VCDS. It showed an...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 30th May 2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Posted By homer simpson
Might tell my brother to give them a call. He has...

Might tell my brother to give them a call. He has had trouble finding classic insurance for his Cosworth this year as the value has (according to them) increased. They have all said it needs to be...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 30th May 2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Posted By homer simpson
Does the car need to be secured overnight ie in a...

Does the car need to be secured overnight ie in a garage or lock up?
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 24th May 2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,994
Posted By homer simpson
Well, to complete the thread, I (finally) got...

Well, to complete the thread, I (finally) got around to fitting this! A big thank you to Tiburon3 for his help and advice, I routed it correctly down the length of the vehicle and into the relay and...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd May 2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By homer simpson
I have used them once and it was a positive...

I have used them once and it was a positive experience. It was for an Arnott strut which was by far the cheapest price. I ordered and the next day their discount went up by 5% so I called them, they...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 21st May 2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By homer simpson
Excellent news! I would also use brands like Febi...

Excellent news! I would also use brands like Febi but over the last few years I have read more and more posts on different cars having issues with aftermarket sensors/switches etc so I now only use...
Forum: Daily banter 18th May 2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By homer simpson
Yes :D ...

Yes :D

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=15668
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th May 2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,445
Posted By homer simpson
Ah sorry, I didn't read your signature. Mine was...

Ah sorry, I didn't read your signature. Mine was 4E0614517 BT which I am concluded is due to the adaptive cruise but not sure. Now here's the strange bit...I tried everything and eventually sent it...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 18th May 2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By homer simpson
I would get it tested first. No point throwing...

I would get it tested first. No point throwing away or replacing a unit that may not be faulty
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th May 2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,445
Posted By homer simpson
Having currently had an ABS issue, here are my...

Having currently had an ABS issue, here are my findings.

The parking brake is part of the same system so it will sort itself out once the ABS unit is fixed. I contacted a few of the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 17th May 2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By homer simpson
TPS are definitely open, I ordered from them a...

TPS are definitely open, I ordered from them a few weeks ago during lockdown. They are delivering only though, to the registered company's address. No collections allowed and the public (who could...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 16th May 2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By homer simpson
Silly question, was the compressor the correct...

Silly question, was the compressor the correct one? The pressure switch (G65) would also cause the air con not to work, see if it is in the codes.

Sorry I can't help with why it errors. Do you...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 15th May 2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By homer simpson
There have been a couple of low mileage D3 S8's...

There have been a couple of low mileage D3 S8's on ebay/AT but they are overprice in my opinion. This one isn't too bad considering a half decent spec (although no B&O) and is a facelift
...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 4th May 2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By homer simpson
I had an ABS sensor failure on my previous...

I had an ABS sensor failure on my previous Mercedes. I was going to replace with a Bosch (not sure what the OEM was) but was advised on Mercedes forums to only replace with genuine. This was from...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th April 2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By homer simpson
I wonder if the S8 (or facelifts) were different?...

I wonder if the S8 (or facelifts) were different? I checked online videos and then went over the rear hub on the left, no wiring and no sensor :Confused:

Bearings are not the easiest jobs, but...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th April 2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,388
Posted By homer simpson
Most motor factors are open and will deliver (ECP...

Most motor factors are open and will deliver (ECP etc). If you want genuine Audi then only TPS will be open but they will only deliver to a registered business address.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th April 2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By homer simpson
I currently have an ABS/ESP/Parking brake issue...

I currently have an ABS/ESP/Parking brake issue which arose from a dead battery whilst I was away however it was charged and driven, no problem. It sat for another week and was still fine, drove with...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th April 2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By homer simpson
Oh I forgot to mention, removing the battery also...

Oh I forgot to mention, removing the battery also decided to throw up a Steering Angle Sensor (G85) code which would not clear. I checked the measuring blocks and it was stuck on -2.5 so followed the...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th April 2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By homer simpson
I remember putting up a post about BCS and there...

I remember putting up a post about BCS and there were some negative reviews and concerns, I'm sure The_Laird was one of them. Audi sent my caliper off as they had previously used them so I didn't...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th April 2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,288
Posted By homer simpson
You could go 356mm but then we are talking...

You could go 356mm but then we are talking ceramics :D
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th April 2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By homer simpson
Yes I would think so. One of my nipples was...

Yes I would think so. One of my nipples was 'bunged' in the past by some cowboy who didn't want to get it repaired properly, probably stripped the thread. It went to BCS and they put a new larger...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th April 2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By homer simpson
Well removing the battery didn't cure it, even...

Well removing the battery didn't cure it, even after a drive. So, either the module is duff or there is a comms problem. Looking at some forums online, there seems to be a problem with the wiring...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th April 2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By homer simpson
Now seems like a good time to use the new...

Now seems like a good time to use the new calipers, no point holding on to them. As you have said, get the others refurbished when you have the time, they will look brand new.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th April 2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By homer simpson
Small update, bonnet cable sorted +++ Tricky...

Small update, bonnet cable sorted +++

Tricky job but scarier than it seemed. At just over £15 from TPS for the rear one, it was a lot cheaper than I thought.

Took it for a drive and the ABS...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 17th April 2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By homer simpson
Thanks gents. I also came back to a snapped...

Thanks gents. I also came back to a snapped bonnet release cable but it is the rear part that goes into the car and not the usual end that goes to the latches. I managed to get it open via the wheel...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th April 2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By homer simpson
Good point, may try that. Could do with a drive...

Good point, may try that. Could do with a drive anyway :)

Yes was charged correcty, I have a CTEK charger which has the eyelets connected permanently so it can't be charged incorrectly. The...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th April 2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By homer simpson
OK hissy fit over lol. I walked away and left it...

OK hissy fit over lol. I walked away and left it before I had a cardiac arrest! Went back to the car and all the other faults have disappeared again. Can communicate with all modules and it seems...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th April 2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By homer simpson
OK it has now thrown a hissy fit! I went to read...

OK it has now thrown a hissy fit! I went to read the codes and see what is showing.

Firstly, the car doesn't have a N/S/R speed sensor, from what I gathered it's front left and rear right. I...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th April 2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By homer simpson
I'll rescan it today and post a log. Not sure how...

I'll rescan it today and post a log. Not sure how I can test the ABS
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th April 2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By homer simpson
That's correct and yes the part numbers are the...

That's correct and yes the part numbers are the same as what I found on ETKA so thanks for the clarification. There is a new/old stock on ebay which I might purchase as it's cheap. Firstly though, I...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 15th April 2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By homer simpson
Speed Sensor or not??

Firstly, hope you are all safe in the current environment.

I have just come back from a 3 week trip which took over 7 weeks as I ended up stranded with no flights! Anyway, that's another story,...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 12th April 2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 15,781
Posted By homer simpson
Definitely interested. I'm currently stranded...

Definitely interested. I'm currently stranded abroad but will pm you when I'm back if that's OK? Thanks
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 12th April 2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By homer simpson
I'm interested in the pirelli if they are...

I'm interested in the pirelli if they are available please. May arrange a courier to collect if that's OK?
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 10th April 2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 15,781
Posted By homer simpson
Where did you find one at that price?? ...

Where did you find one at that price??



Might be interested! How did you diagnose the tilt sensor?
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th March 2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,560
Posted By homer simpson
Does the lift mode grey out when the car is...

Does the lift mode grey out when the car is standing still? It does grey out at a certain speed but shouldn't do at stand still
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th February 2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,560
Posted By homer simpson
Correct. It shuts down to save itself however if...

Correct. It shuts down to save itself however if it has been working hard for a while (every start and driving say) then it can burn out which I gather is what happened to the old one. I wonder if...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th February 2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,560
Posted By homer simpson
Is the compressor a known good one? The...

Is the compressor a known good one? The overheating code seems new so could be a faulty compressor.

Most recovery companies will have low flat beds that will recover supercars etc that are very...
Forum: D3 - Lights 25th February 2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,433
Posted By homer simpson
The green notches should be clear of the plastic...

The green notches should be clear of the plastic ring (red area). This plastic ring is what is stopping the ballast from turning fully as the bulb is not seated correctly.
Forum: D3 - Lights 25th February 2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,433
Posted By homer simpson
You are not the only one to have had this issue,...

You are not the only one to have had this issue, I felt like putting a hammer to it!

The answer is simple, inside the igniter there is a brown (or white?) ring with notches. This needs to line up...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd February 2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,560
Posted By homer simpson
I've ever opened one, but it does look like it....

I've ever opened one, but it does look like it. The compressor has likely burned itself out. I can't remember for sure but I do think the suspension greys out if the compressor is dead. You should be...
Forum: Daily banter 19th February 2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,941
Posted By homer simpson
What was the cause of exhaust leak? Was it the...

What was the cause of exhaust leak? Was it the flexi pipe?
Forum: Daily banter 17th February 2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,941
Posted By homer simpson
These are crap and leak very easily if disturbed...

These are crap and leak very easily if disturbed so you could be right.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 15th February 2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,560
Posted By homer simpson
Should not cost you anything as the garage is at...

Should not cost you anything as the garage is at fault!

As said, get the fuse and relay checked physically and any faults cleared. The Snap On will be fine to do this.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 15th February 2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,560
Posted By homer simpson
VCDS or decent diagnostic that can see what is...

VCDS or decent diagnostic that can see what is going on. This can also test the compressor and tell you the output. There is a label file on here specifically for that.

Are the suspension lights...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 14th February 2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,240
Posted By homer simpson
Excellent work Tony! I have a dodgy door handle...

Excellent work Tony! I have a dodgy door handle that is fine 90% of the time but sometimes when wet it decides to 'open' before I touch the handle. May try this.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th February 2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,897
Posted By homer simpson
Me too. I remember when it was first up for sale...

Me too. I remember when it was first up for sale by the previous owner, I really wanted it! Very happy with mine now though :D
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th February 2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By homer simpson
I think it is all normal. Are you driving it in...

I think it is all normal. Are you driving it in automatic or comfort? Mine is in usually in dynamic and it doesn't usually kick in however when I have it in auto, it tends to release air when I park...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 9th February 2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,489
Posted By homer simpson
Car was sold a while back Tony +++

Car was sold a while back Tony +++
Forum: Daily banter 29th January 2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,234
Posted By homer simpson
Wrong hose then, I was referring to the one one...

Wrong hose then, I was referring to the one one the O/S which was a complete pain in the backside to do but saved dropping the engine! Good luck with it, take some pics if you decide to tackle it...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 29th January 2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By homer simpson
Yes the V1 will only partially support some...

Yes the V1 will only partially support some models after 2015, some it won't support at all. It was one of the reasons I upgraded too, although I don't have anything 2015+ (yet).
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