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Forum: Daily banter 5th May 2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,014
Posted By Delboy
I would imagine it's very noticeable how...

I would imagine it's very noticeable how different it is.

I flew back from Amsterdam last week and both airports were very empty and surreal, to say the least.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 16th February 2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By Delboy
Will the cats be ok during that phase? I...

Will the cats be ok during that phase?

I thought the ecu chucks extra fuel through and the air pumps in the air to get the cats up to temp quicker.

Without air surely the extra fuel would be...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 18th November 2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,960
Posted By Delboy
In my experience with fully working door handles...

In my experience with fully working door handles the car doesn't unlock when you walk by, it only unlocks when I put my fingers under the door handle.

This is not pulling the handle, it sense...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 16th November 2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,960
Posted By Delboy
These comfort access door handles are great when...

These comfort access door handles are great when they all work as intended but are a major weakness in the d3.

I have replaced all of mine during my ownership and its something I would recommend...
Forum: Daily banter 15th November 2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Delboy
I too like that. By the time most of use...

I too like that.

By the time most of use would consider buying one though would leave us with ageing unproven systems.

That 4 wheel steering and active suspension would no doubt cost a...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 9th November 2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,357
Posted By Delboy
First product is good idea. Although after...

First product is good idea. Although after thinking about it the car alarm would go ape once the battery was disconnected. So not really suitable for our applications.

That Ozcharge reads all ass...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 9th November 2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,357
Posted By Delboy
Interesting, got any links?

Interesting, got any links?
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 28th October 2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,357
Posted By Delboy
According to the blurb it has its own battery...

According to the blurb it has its own battery management system to maintain charging parameters so I would hope it takes care of itself, it certainly ought too at that price :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 27th October 2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,357
Posted By Delboy
At 1000 dollars probably not what most would want...

At 1000 dollars probably not what most would want to spend on a battery but i love the restart idea thats built in, genius if you ask me.
...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 13th August 2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,571
Posted By Delboy
Looks like the pin has been pulled on that...

Looks like the pin has been pulled on that grenade.

Can't be a good sign I'm afraid.:(
Forum: Motormouth 13th June 2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,872
Posted By Delboy
Nice one on an the fresh MOT, just got the...

Nice one on an the fresh MOT, just got the reminder through for mine, worried now coz i'll be away when it needs done and I'm great at distracting the tester :ROFL:

Got to get the windscreen...
Forum: Daily banter 4th June 2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By Delboy
I'll tell you why, its when your stuck in a 7 and...

I'll tell you why, its when your stuck in a 7 and bloody half hour journey that should take half that.

That's when the self driving car comes into its own. you can relax a bit and enjoy the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 29th May 2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,669
Posted By Delboy
Its a common fault, and as such has been...

Its a common fault, and as such has been mentioned many times and documented here (http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=67) in a few different threads.

Its not recommended to push a...
Forum: Daily banter 29th April 2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,177
Posted By Delboy
Surely i'm not the only one that raised an...

Surely i'm not the only one that raised an eyebrow at the name of the Anti seize paste.

AAS Juice - Helps avoid tight nuts :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th April 2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,773
Posted By Delboy
Water pouring over your feet when cornering and...

Water pouring over your feet when cornering and usually a sloshing sound from behind the dashboard.

There is click r clips missing from the picture here so you would need the pliers to remove them...
Forum: Daily banter 15th April 2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,688
Posted By Delboy
Diesels in an s8. No thank you. I can't...

Diesels in an s8. No thank you.

I can't stand the stinking things.

Travel through London and the irritation from diesel fumes is horrible. Even worse while on a bike.

Not to mention the...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 9th April 2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,814
Posted By Delboy
This was the bits I referenced earlier so you can...

This was the bits I referenced earlier so you can isolate a shock from the rest of the car thus finding the real problem.
...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 9th April 2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,814
Posted By Delboy
Glad it worked well for you. There is...

Glad it worked well for you.

There is miniature ball valves on the pneumatic instrumentation market that could be cut and shut into the lines to assist with finding the source of leaks. Never...
Forum: Daily banter 12th March 2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,818
Posted By Delboy
You can only have them if you slam it and wear...

You can only have them if you slam it and wear the hoodie and have the chimpanzee swagger to match
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 8th March 2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,403
Posted By Delboy
I'm sure the old girl will be grateful of the...

I'm sure the old girl will be grateful of the attention.
Forum: A4/S4/RS4 B7 13th February 2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,412
Posted By Delboy
Yes in my experience it's usually a break in the...

Yes in my experience it's usually a break in the most loop
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 7th February 2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,489
Posted By Delboy
Quite strange, it seems like the kessy is acting...

Quite strange, it seems like the kessy is acting up
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 7th February 2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,192
Posted By Delboy
A bit drastic but can understand your...

A bit drastic but can understand your frustration.

As a baseline for how a well behaved car and good battery performs on a 8

We just came back from holidays, car was parked for 4 weeks,...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 5th February 2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,192
Posted By Delboy
I hope you are proven otherwise as its nice to...

I hope you are proven otherwise as its nice to finally put a drain like this too bed
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 5th February 2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,489
Posted By Delboy
How does the start behave when you use the key in...

How does the start behave when you use the key in the ignition barrel?

Also try the start button with key in there?

I had nonsense like this before from mine, can't remember what got it going...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 15th January 2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,192
Posted By Delboy
Both have failed on various handles, not both on...

Both have failed on various handles, not both on same handle if iirc.

Was taking to another 8 owner about drains and we were wondering if access to a flir camera would help to trace a parasitic...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 10th December 2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,192
Posted By Delboy
Keyless does work on the boot lid too but it...

Keyless does work on the boot lid too but it doesn't have the proximity sensor. Think once you make the switch it checks for key in that area before allowing it to unlock.

It even knows when the...
Forum: Daily banter 6th December 2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,479
Posted By Delboy
5 Years for me now with the same car, other then...

5 Years for me now with the same car, other then the annoyances of the door handles and burst power steering pipe its been good.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 6th December 2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,192
Posted By Delboy
No I diagnosed mostly by checking they work...

No I diagnosed mostly by checking they work correctly.

They comfort access should work where you get the car to unlock by putting you fingers under the door handle but not touching it.

If you...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 5th December 2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,859
Posted By Delboy
If I remember correctly it's just screws and...

If I remember correctly it's just screws and snapped together.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 5th December 2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,192
Posted By Delboy
I just replaced the whole door handle, as I...

I just replaced the whole door handle, as I didn't want to go down the route of having the car apart for ages while trying to pull apart the handles.

They are potted and built in a way to stop you...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 5th December 2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,192
Posted By Delboy
The reason the battery goes completely flat is...

The reason the battery goes completely flat is the bem is only capable of shutting down non critical loads, if you study the electrical diagrams you'll see that most devices are wired in a way where...
Forum: Daily banter 4th December 2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By Delboy
Fair enough, lot o work mind. Look forward...

Fair enough, lot o work mind.

Look forward to the pics of progress
Forum: Daily banter 4th December 2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By Delboy
Why go to the length of stripping the loom, can't...

Why go to the length of stripping the loom, can't you just add what you need and cloth tape it to the existing loom
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 4th December 2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,590
Posted By Delboy
Check your messages

Check your messages
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 1st December 2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,590
Posted By Delboy
I'm in Lowestoft, but I'm away till the 5th and...

I'm in Lowestoft, but I'm away till the 5th and will be away again on the 11th so if you can squeeze in a visit I'd be happy to have a look for you.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 30th November 2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,192
Posted By Delboy
This is going to be a pain to sort out. The...

This is going to be a pain to sort out.

The usual culprits are dodgy door handles

Faulty alarm module

Some part of the mmi keeping the systems awake which i would be inclined to try first...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 30th November 2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,590
Posted By Delboy
Hello, welcome to the forum. You can indeed...

Hello, welcome to the forum.

You can indeed reset and align the sensor yourself but it does need vcds to do so.

I'd be happy to clear the error for you if you are around Suffolk but you'd be...
Forum: Daily banter 26th November 2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,382
Posted By Delboy
I too get a black screen when trying d3 tech dump...

I too get a black screen when trying d3 tech dump but strangely the D4 files is ok

I can't attach pictures either
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 19th November 2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,224
Posted By Delboy
ULO are the OEM supplier to Audi

ULO are the OEM supplier to Audi
Forum: Other marques 9th November 2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 76,179
Posted By Delboy
The irony :ROFL:

The irony :ROFL:
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 29th September 2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 138,168
Posted By Delboy
What type of things do you get that levels of...

What type of things do you get that levels of discount on, sounds too good to be true which would normally have me running but if you have had the delivery then it must be ok and I do like the idea...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 26th September 2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,992
Posted By Delboy
Water ingress to our cars is frustrating at best...

Water ingress to our cars is frustrating at best but can be expensive if not dealt with.

The plenum is a favorite and swiftly followed by a sunroof if you have one.

Then the AC drains also need...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 13th August 2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,277
Posted By Delboy
Its likely rattling because the flaps are broken,...

Its likely rattling because the flaps are broken, a new manifold is around 2k so you could use that as bargaining power but its also with some risk as the broken parts could go down into the valves....
Forum: Daily banter 23rd June 2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,864
Posted By Delboy
So sorry to hear that she has passed Ray, I hope...

So sorry to hear that she has passed Ray, I hope you find some comfort from the thoughts and best wishes of us all.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 21st June 2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,773
Posted By Delboy
Have you been tinkering in the green menu? Seems...

Have you been tinkering in the green menu? Seems odd that the fitted and working module now is not assuming its dry etc.

Have you tried another possibly older phone to see if it works?
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 8th May 2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,127
Posted By Delboy
Great when your ports and valves are clean and...

Great when your ports and valves are clean and shiny init +++
Forum: Daily banter 5th May 2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,063
Posted By Delboy
yeah...sure it was :ROFL:

yeah...sure it was :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 4th May 2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 20,540
Posted By Delboy
A whole host of jobs well done. I do hope Vera...

A whole host of jobs well done. I do hope Vera pampers it from now on.

Been a great thread this MJ you do a fantastic job with a keen eye for the little things that all add up to a finished...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 3rd May 2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 138,168
Posted By Delboy
Man you should have said I have a pile of coupons

Man you should have said I have a pile of coupons
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