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Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th December 2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Only the onset? wooo! huge result! .. . . ....

Only the onset? wooo! huge result! .. . . . :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th December 2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Sorry wasnt paying attention! :-( must try...

Sorry wasnt paying attention! :-( must try harder!
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th December 2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Had a.knocking rattle on mine a few years ago and...

Had a.knocking rattle on mine a few years ago and it turned out the be top suspension mounts worn and knocking against metal sometimes. That's the mounts at the top of the uprights where it comes...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 30th November 2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Thanks snap that's a great spot and a great...

Thanks snap that's a great spot and a great price! +++
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 30th November 2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I would guess that using the in car SIM would...

I would guess that using the in car SIM would generally give a better signal to the phone than the standard mobile phone aeriel would but not sure how beneficial that is these days. It's also...
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 25th November 2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,663
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I had an issue with a D4 where we though it was...

I had an issue with a D4 where we though it was the parking brake switch and indeed replaced it, and a couple of months later the same issue occured of the electronic parking brake not releasing....
Forum: Daily banter 23rd November 2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Not sure if you'd seen this one Mark! ...

Not sure if you'd seen this one Mark!
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F123951807789
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 7th November 2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
maybe on recirc the aircon function is cut as its...

maybe on recirc the aircon function is cut as its just wanting to recirculate what air is in the car, but its just a guess.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 7th November 2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
If its still got the same air con compressor as...

If its still got the same air con compressor as the D2 then it could be the electro-magnetic clutch on it singing when the air con is on, if i turn mine to eco then the noise stops. Getting the...
Forum: Owners Meets 6th November 2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Hi Andrew sorry but I'm there working Sat and Sun...

Hi Andrew sorry but I'm there working Sat and Sun this year, so will probably miss you. The AOC stand is in Hall 8 Stand 305 +++
https://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/exhibitor-list
Forum: Daily banter 6th November 2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Yes Happy Birthday Roberto! +++ Go on go buy...

Yes Happy Birthday Roberto! +++
Go on go buy that RS6 or a nice S8 Plus! :D
Forum: Owners Meets 4th November 2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,290
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Pics from the meet - +++

Pics from the meet - +++
Forum: Owners Meets 4th November 2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,290
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Long may it continue Ray! :D It was just one...

Long may it continue Ray! :D

It was just one of those meet ups which turned into a great one, driven off the back, I have to say, of some careful realisations and schemings by Moltaue (Mark &...
Forum: Owners Meets 2nd November 2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,290
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
UPDATED LIST 1. Jim & Christine (The Laird)...

UPDATED LIST

1. Jim & Christine (The Laird) 2 for lunch .(TBC)
2. TC4332 Ray 2 for Lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T Jordan can come.
3. Architex_mA8tey Neil 1 for lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T
4. Lyn & Mark (Moltuae) 2...
Forum: Owners Meets 1st November 2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,290
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
UPDATED LIST 1. Jim & Christine (The Laird)...

UPDATED LIST

1. Jim & Christine (The Laird) 2 for lunch .(TBC)
2. TC4332 Ray 2 for Lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T Jordan can come.
3. Architex_mA8tey Neil 1 for lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T
4. Lyn & Mark (Moltuae) 2...
Forum: Owners Meets 31st October 2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,290
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
UPDATED LIST 1. Jim & Christine (The Laird)...

UPDATED LIST

1. Jim & Christine (The Laird) 2 for lunch .(TBC)
2. TC4332 Ray 2 for Lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T Jordan can come.
3. Architex_mA8tey Neil 1 for lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T
4. Lyn & Mark (Moltuae) 2...
Forum: Owners Meets 30th October 2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,290
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Correct! +++ I'm trying to keep it updated with...

Correct! +++
I'm trying to keep it updated with those saying they are definitely coming (following that up with messages to them to get dinner and or cream tea numbers for the hotel) and those that...
Forum: Owners Meets 30th October 2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,290
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
UPDATED LIST 1. Jim & Christine (The Laird)...

UPDATED LIST

1. Jim & Christine (The Laird) 2 for lunch .(TBC)
2. TC4332 Ray 2 for Lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T Jordan can come.
3. Architex_mA8tey Neil 1 for lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T
4. Lyn & Mark (Moltuae) 2...
Forum: Owners Meets 29th October 2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,290
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
UPDATED LIST 1. Jim & Christine (The Laird)...

UPDATED LIST

1. Jim & Christine (The Laird) 2 for lunch .(TBC)
2. TC4332 Ray 1 for Lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T
3. Roberto 1 for Lunch .D3 A8 3.0 Tdi...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th October 2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,864
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Good work that man! That's excellent news. ....

Good work that man!
That's excellent news. . . . +++:D
Almost worth sending for a pair ahead of needing them and keeping them "in stock". . . I note you also get additional discount for ordering...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 25th October 2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Hi Frankie I'd recommend fitting / using a...

Hi Frankie

I'd recommend fitting / using a CTEK charger / conditioner with comfort charger, you can leave it connected as much as you wish and it automatically shuts off any functions if the...
Forum: Daily banter 25th October 2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Recorded for Posterity - this is what Mike did to...

Recorded for Posterity - this is what Mike did to the Traders 8 . . . :eek:
Forum: Owners Meets 22nd October 2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,290
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
UPDATED LIST 1. Jim & Christine (The Laird) ...

UPDATED LIST

1. Jim & Christine (The Laird) 2 for lunch
2. TC4332 Ray 1 for Lunch
3. Roberto 1 for Lunch
4. Architex_mA8tey Neil 1 for lunch
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Forum: Owners Meets 11th October 2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I should be there for some if not all of it as an...

I should be there for some if not all of it as an AOC Admin -
You can get your discounted tickets using code CC2415
You'll find us in hall 8 this year ! +++
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 29th September 2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
There's a self study program document in the tech...

There's a self study program document in the tech dump under common faults in the D3 section which should answer that -
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=9945&d=1420368237
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 27th September 2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,582
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Ooh yes wasnt there mikes and that purple one at...

Ooh yes wasnt there mikes and that purple one at the same ADI meet one year - we got a picture off both together! *see attached pics*

Also wasnt there the Ex Rowan Atkinson owned one with the...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 27th September 2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,454
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Either side of the tunnel up nearly as high as...

Either side of the tunnel up nearly as high as the top as the footrest but back towards the driver by about 9 inches as per pictures for drivers footwell. The other side is reflected on the other...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 27th September 2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,037
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I'd love to see an A8 LWB D2 at one of our meets...

I'd love to see an A8 LWB D2 at one of our meets - I nearly bought one many moons ago but it had very high mileage, but they are becoming super rare now - that one looks particularly clean so...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 26th September 2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Congrats on the sale - but come back soon! +++

Congrats on the sale - but come back soon! +++
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 26th September 2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,454
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Mine was the aircon drains!! :ROFL:

Mine was the aircon drains!! :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 26th September 2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,454
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
In that case could either be blocked sunroof...

In that case could either be blocked sunroof drain, blocked scuttle drain or windscreen leak :(
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 26th September 2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,454
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I'd agree with that - take the side trim off to...

I'd agree with that - take the side trim off to the drivers side transmission tunnel / footwell area and you'll see it there.

Sod's law these things always come along together - hope the missus...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 26th September 2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
are they oyster grey?

are they oyster grey?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 26th September 2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,582
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
It's a disease, once you get it, its very hard to...

It's a disease, once you get it, its very hard to stop!! :o
Forum: Daily banter 24th September 2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Because of Cylinder shutdown technology when...

Because of Cylinder shutdown technology when cruising I am getting 30-36 on longer journeys and an average of about 25 around town, and to be fair I'm not trying to save fuel, so I'm sure it can be...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd September 2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
My 2014 D4 A8L (FL Car) certainly seems to have...

My 2014 D4 A8L (FL Car) certainly seems to have some integration with Android Auto, not that I use it because the interface is horribly clunky and it annoys the hell out of me! **EDIT** No Scrub...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 17th September 2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,017
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
it almost sounds more like an earthing or...

it almost sounds more like an earthing or connector problem of some kind Manny. I had an issue with the Electronic Handbrake switch on a D4 and it turned out to be the handbroake module having loose...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 17th September 2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Ive got the gateway 500 in my D3 A8L and its...

Ive got the gateway 500 in my D3 A8L and its pretty seamless once you get used to going to the CD player and selecting a non-existant CD drive to tell it to connect! Plays music well and the phone...
Forum: Daily banter 16th September 2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Was it an email or a private pm message? if its...

Was it an email or a private pm message? if its a pm message we should be able to ban the sender +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 4th September 2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I think he might have meant the 4.2 Tdi that...

I think he might have meant the 4.2 Tdi that Oli18 was selling a while back +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 3rd September 2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 336
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Seeking OSR inner D3 rear light unit (03-07)

Any A8 friends got a spare D3 pre facelift rear offside inner boot lid light unit in good working order (i.e.no leaks and all LEDs good ) which they want to sell off? If so then please pm me thanks 👍
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 30th August 2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Thats what ross tech recommend yes +++

Thats what ross tech recommend yes +++
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 30th August 2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
If an uninitialized control module warning...

If an uninitialized control module warning appears, this means that one or more of the WorkShop Code, Importer, or Equipment numbers are all zeros.

Since some modules will not allow you to Save...
Forum: Daily banter 21st August 2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
And here it is with the optional black pack. . ....

And here it is with the optional black pack. . . +++
Forum: Daily banter 16th August 2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
From 11/6/19 to 12/8/19 : total spend on fuel...

From 11/6/19 to 12/8/19 :
total spend on fuel on my personal go+ card was
1569.26
25 Visits over this period
Fuel Vouchers rebate was 10.80 (3.60 + 3.20 + 2.00 + 2.00)
V-Power rebate was...
Forum: Daily banter 16th August 2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I've had about 22 of credits against fuel in the...

I've had about 22 of credits against fuel in the last 6 or 7 weeks which doesnt feel too different to the previous scheme, I think that you get 2 types of benefit - vouchers for using the V-Power...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 14th August 2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
go back to the old code and just add +1 to the...

go back to the old code and just add +1 to the number so for example 12345678 would become 12345679, should work ok then +++
Forum: Owners Meets 13th August 2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,563
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Thanks to all of you who came along - every...

Thanks to all of you who came along - every single person turned up so we had 11 No. A8's and S8's on the AOC Club Stand which was nice to see.

Roberto immediateley set up shop peddling Audi...
Forum: Owners Meets 10th August 2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,563
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
So we have a meeting up point if you wish to...

So we have a meeting up point if you wish to drive in as a group (advanced tickets only) which is the Tesco Store at post code NN18 8AL at corby - arrive from 7am for set off at 7:30am sharp.
This...
Forum: Owners Meets 10th August 2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,563
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I will also have with me a supply of the limited...

I will also have with me a supply of the limited edition Cornwall Annual Meet stickers in two sizes should anyone wish to purchase any 👍
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