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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 10th August 2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By steamship
Stunning car and love the D4 interior. Could...

Stunning car and love the D4 interior. Could almost live in it. GLWS.
Forum: Daily banter 10th August 2018, 01:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By steamship
Good to hear, Ray. If you don't like that...

Good to hear, Ray.

If you don't like that hot thing in the sky, send it over here.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 7th August 2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 312
Posted By steamship
Rereading your original post again, and what...

Rereading your original post again, and what others have said about how it detects an obstruction, it sounds like the steel cable used in the mechanism has started fraying and wrapping itself around...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 7th August 2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 312
Posted By steamship
Andrew, instructions on how to remove the rear...

Andrew, instructions on how to remove the rear door cards can be found here:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?p=85205#post85205
Forum: House and Home DIY 7th August 2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By steamship
I don't know how planning works in the rest of...

I don't know how planning works in the rest of the UK, but here in Northern Ireland it goes through the local council. If that were the case, then they would/should have blocked the planning...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 2nd August 2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By steamship
I like this one the best, with the megaphone...

I like this one the best, with the megaphone facility. Then the idiots in front of me would really hear what I had to say about their driving. :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 29th July 2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By steamship
Welcome from me. The 18s will fit no problem, and...

Welcome from me. The 18s will fit no problem, and they will help fill the wheel arches and give the car a better stance. As for spacers, some people fit them just to bring the wheels that little bit...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd July 2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By steamship
Good man. Keep on trucking... or should that be...

Good man. Keep on trucking... or should that be 'Keep on coaching'? :)
Forum: Daily banter 20th July 2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By steamship
...and the way they get to the bolts for the top...

...and the way they get to the bolts for the top cover! "It's carbon fibre, it'll take your weight, just lie on it"
Forum: Daily banter 19th July 2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 400
Posted By steamship
I think they are still in the planning process,...

I think they are still in the planning process, based on a review I read on their Facebook page. They are ruling out a lot of people based on postcode (BT) or a NI registration. Just as well all mine...
Forum: Daily banter 19th July 2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 400
Posted By steamship
Just had to try this one. Not available in...

Just had to try this one. Not available in Northern Ireland, despite being underwritten by AXA, who just happen to be my current insurer. :Confused:

They won't quote for either D3 and they seem to...
Forum: Daily banter 18th July 2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 400
Posted By steamship
Now that you mention them, I have heard their ad...

Now that you mention them, I have heard their ad on the radio, but never considered them.





Will check Admiral, Direct Line & Privilege tomorrow & see what they say.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th July 2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,685
Posted By steamship
Slightly OT, but was quite surprised that this...

Slightly OT, but was quite surprised that this even existed:

https://www.ecarni.com/charge-point-map

I'm at the other end of the country, but if you want to meet up (if not inundated with...
Forum: Daily banter 18th July 2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 400
Posted By steamship
Insurance Time For The D2 A8 - Options

It's coming up to that time of the year again as I've just got my renewal notice for the D2. Current renewal quote is for 382. Under normal circumstances, I usually just do a couple of quick online...
Forum: Daily banter 9th July 2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By steamship
Beat me to it with Inspirational.

Beat me to it with Inspirational.
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 9th July 2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By steamship
It appears my link in that thread no longer...

It appears my link in that thread no longer works, so try here:

https://www.kufatec.co.uk/shop/en/car-hifi-components/aux-terminal-adapter/video-in-adapter-tv-tuner
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 9th July 2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By steamship
Check out the following thread: ...

Check out the following thread:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?p=65026
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 8th July 2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,544
Posted By steamship
For those fitting these to a PF D3 that require...

For those fitting these to a PF D3 that require the addition of shims, I came across this image that might help with how the shims are fitted in relation to everything else.
Forum: Daily banter 2nd July 2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,263
Posted By steamship
Baby due Monday, baby arrives Monday. You have...

Baby due Monday, baby arrives Monday. You have him well trained already. Congratulations to mum, dad, newborn and big brother/sister.
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 28th June 2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By steamship
Mine reads as 0004349.

Mine reads as 0004349.
Forum: Daily banter 23rd June 2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,462
Posted By steamship
Ray, as with others, I would like to pass on my...

Ray, as with others, I would like to pass on my sincerest condolences on hearing the news. Please know that my thoughts are with you and all your family at this time. I, like the rest of your...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 22nd June 2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,544
Posted By steamship
And just to confirm what I said was correct, I've...

And just to confirm what I said was correct, I've managed to find the new jets and shims and fitted them to the '04 D3, and they work fine. The fiddly bit was fitting the shims.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 22nd June 2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,544
Posted By steamship
Not quite. The FL D3 doesn't require the spacer,...

Not quite. The FL D3 doesn't require the spacer, but the PF D3 does. See the comment by tc4332 (Ray) regarding the reasons.

I know that the ones I bought off AliExpress and fitted to my '08 S8...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 21st June 2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 761
Posted By steamship
Just as an aside, the same issue affects the VW...

Just as an aside, the same issue affects the VW Passat (maybe other VWs as well). My brother couldn't get his phone to connect despite BT being installed and active. The proposed solution found on...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th June 2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,084
Posted By steamship
So 'Exclusive' that there isn't a single photo to...

So 'Exclusive' that there isn't a single photo to justify the 25k price tag.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 19th June 2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By steamship
Love the colour of the car, and a nice light...

Love the colour of the car, and a nice light interior. GLWS.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 19th June 2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By steamship
Oh well, at least you tried, and didn't cost that...

Oh well, at least you tried, and didn't cost that much to experiment.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 18th June 2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By steamship
Currently a set of 16" on eBay for 299. Rather...

Currently a set of 16" on eBay for 299. Rather grubby looking, so would need refurbed.
...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th June 2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By steamship
Hope it doesn't come to that. I suspect I'll...

Hope it doesn't come to that. I suspect I'll follow Matts comment and install it with the W12 cluster to begin with. I know it will mean another visit to Audi for CP removal, but considerably cheaper...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 14th June 2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By steamship
Forgot about the LEDs around the speedo.

Forgot about the LEDs around the speedo.
Forum: Owners Meets 14th June 2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,252
Posted By steamship
Yeah, it was a bit of "Will I or won't I...

Yeah, it was a bit of "Will I or won't I overtake?"
Forum: Owners Meets 14th June 2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,252
Posted By steamship
I just followed the car in front of me. That way...

I just followed the car in front of me. That way I wouldn't get completely lost.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 14th June 2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By steamship
Brilliant. Do you accept PayPal? If so, can you...

Brilliant. Do you accept PayPal? If so, can you PM me your details.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th June 2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By steamship
Will be interesting to see if you can get it to...

Will be interesting to see if you can get it to work, and how much work it involves, especially with the price of the D3 variant.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 14th June 2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By steamship
ACC Retrofit. Can Dial Faces Be Changed?

Just taken delivery of another box of bits:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=19520&stc=1&d=1528997749

This time it's for retrofitting ACC to the S8. I've already...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th June 2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By steamship
Ah, wasn't sure about that previous wiring...

Ah, wasn't sure about that previous wiring comment. Silly me thought that Audi would keep the wiring the same. :-(
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th June 2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By steamship
Going by the illustrations in ETKA, they both...

Going by the illustrations in ETKA, they both look identical, but don't give dimensions. Looking on eBay however, the one for the A8 shows it with a short cable attached, whereas the one for the A6...
Forum: Owners Meets 14th June 2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,252
Posted By steamship
Did you cheat and skip through parts of it?...

Did you cheat and skip through parts of it? :tuttut::ROFL::tuttut:

You wouldn't believe this, but I got six copyright notices from YouTube about the video, four of which were for the same piece of...
Forum: Daily banter 14th June 2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 937
Posted By steamship
If Big Red is set to go, then I'd definitely find...

If Big Red is set to go, then I'd definitely find a cheapie to run as a daily. I've SORNed my D2 with the intention of trying to revive it to some of its former glory (having used and abused it for...
Forum: Owners Meets 14th June 2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,252
Posted By steamship
Here's the first of my videos taken at the annual...

Here's the first of my videos taken at the annual meet.

Two things I don't like about it are the noticeable joins between video segments (some dropped frames and others overlapped - have to query...
Forum: Daily banter 14th June 2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 937
Posted By steamship
An absolute stunner Dean... and there's no harm...

An absolute stunner Dean... and there's no harm in having a 3rd Audi. +++

Hard to believe from those engine photos that the car has ever been used.



A difficult decision with the three cars...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th June 2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,151
Posted By steamship
Nice car. How did you manage to take that photo...

Nice car. How did you manage to take that photo whilst having both hands on the wheel? I've heard of using your phone hands-free, but this beats everything.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 13th June 2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By steamship
How much would you charge to post to Northern...

How much would you charge to post to Northern Ireland?
Forum: Daily banter 13th June 2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,316
Posted By steamship
That's no excuse. I have 3, and hope to keep them...

That's no excuse. I have 3, and hope to keep them all.

I think MJ and Nick summed it up. The D2 is unique and should be kept 'as is'. The D3 is a damn fine car (having driven it), but there are...
Forum: Owners Meets 11th June 2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,252
Posted By steamship
I think Mike has been called a lot of things, but...

I think Mike has been called a lot of things, but I don't think that has ever been one of them. :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 10th June 2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By steamship
Yet another of the fun facts about Ireland (North...

Yet another of the fun facts about Ireland (North & South). NI as part of the UK has the dual mph/kph cluster and the ROI have the kph cluster, since they use kph for speed whilst we use mph.

I...
Forum: Daily banter 10th June 2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By steamship
No, a wagtail Nick... but then that wouldn't be...

No, a wagtail Nick... but then that wouldn't be as funny.
Forum: Owners Meets 9th June 2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,452
Posted By steamship
It's ever since you brought together those two...

It's ever since you brought together those two red 8s. :ROFL:
Forum: Owners Meets 9th June 2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,452
Posted By steamship
Whilst looking at some of the photos and videos...

Whilst looking at some of the photos and videos of the annual meet, I was browsing some of the other stuff I have taken in the past, and came across this video that I put together from photos of the...
Forum: Daily banter 9th June 2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By steamship
Finally Pulled a Bird!

For those of you that attended the annual meet, you finally got to see my S8 'in the flesh' so to speak. For those who haven't seen it, this is what it looks like:
...
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