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Forum: D2 - Transmission 13th August 2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By The_Laird
You can’t get all the ATF fluid out by draining...

You can’t get all the ATF fluid out by draining it, so you’ll now have a mix. DIY fluid changes have caused problems for others and it’s usually recommended to have them flushed - but this requires...
Forum: Spotless 5th August 2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By The_Laird
It’s gonna be easy to judge the D2s at next...

It’s gonna be easy to judge the D2s at next year’s meet - if the car hasn’t been to MJ, it’s not in the running! :)
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 30th July 2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,809
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks Mark It looks quite straightforward, if...

Thanks Mark
It looks quite straightforward, if I had a pin wrench, but why does it say to remove the bumper?
Forum: Daily banter 30th July 2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By The_Laird
Welcome from me too, but photos of your car are...

Welcome from me too, but photos of your car are obligatory! :)
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 27th July 2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,809
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks Mark

Thanks Mark
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 27th July 2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,809
Posted By The_Laird
I’m not planning to switch to an electric fan,...

I’m not planning to switch to an electric fan, but it does seem to be that the clutch is at fault, so I’m planning to replace it soon. But do I need a genuine Audi part (if not, then what) and is it...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 25th July 2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,232
Posted By The_Laird
IIRC, there’s aloso a place in Chester. Chester...

IIRC, there’s aloso a place in Chester. Chester Autotransmissions, I think, that have been mentioned positively on this forum, although I’d give my vote to Mackies as I’ve used them for gearbox...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 25th July 2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,809
Posted By The_Laird
Well, I've just carried out the rolled up...

Well, I've just carried out the rolled up newspaper test and was able to stop the viscous fan (with the gauge just a tad over 90) with just a little shredding of the paper! And, with the engine off,...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 25th July 2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,809
Posted By The_Laird
But my question is, for example, which division...

But my question is, for example, which division on the gauge is 105, which is 120 and, for that matter, what does each division right up the scale represent? Only the division for 90 seems obvious to...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 25th July 2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,809
Posted By The_Laird
As a slight aside (I'm going to check the viscous...

As a slight aside (I'm going to check the viscous fan today after a run), how do you tell so accurately what the coolant temperature is? The 90 degree marker is clear, but which one is 120 and what...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 23rd July 2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,809
Posted By The_Laird
Itís never been changed since Iíve owned the car....

Itís never been changed since Iíve owned the car. I assume that I shouldnít be able to turn it easily by hand?
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 23rd July 2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,809
Posted By The_Laird
Both fans are working and itís still overheating...

Both fans are working and itís still overheating :(
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st July 2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,809
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks MJ. Does it have itís own fuse? And, if...

Thanks MJ. Does it have itís own fuse? And, if the air con (AC?) is on, should the fan be running?
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st July 2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,809
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks Ainars. Is it the fan motor that fails?...

Thanks Ainars. Is it the fan motor that fails? And should i be able to see it running at normal operating temperatures?
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st July 2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,809
Posted By The_Laird
My S8 has started to overheat on hot days,...

My S8 has started to overheat on hot days, particularly in slow or stationary traffic. It usually runs bang on 90. Is the electric fan a likely culprit and will it show up on vag com?
Forum: Daily banter 18th July 2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 400
Posted By The_Laird
I have Admiral multicar for my S8 and a BMW mini....

I have Admiral multicar for my S8 and a BMW mini. They’ve been hard to beat.
Forum: Daily banter 13th July 2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By The_Laird
If I had that kind of money, I would not spend it...

If I had that kind of money, I would not spend it on a number plate. I could have bought around 40 decent D2s, a couple of pretty good E types and a load of other more worthy items. This is just...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 13th July 2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By The_Laird
Sorry to nag too..... any news on these?

Sorry to nag too..... any news on these?
Forum: Daily banter 13th July 2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By The_Laird
Oh, wow! Are my kids too old to sell into...

Oh, wow! Are my kids too old to sell into slavery? After seeing a couple of E types at Belvoir Castle last weekend, I would just love one of these.
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 11th July 2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By The_Laird
Where are you going to mount the camera?

Where are you going to mount the camera?
Forum: Owners Meets 11th July 2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By The_Laird
Spotted at the Belvoir Castle show. A silver D2...

Spotted at the Belvoir Castle show. A silver D2 2.8. Anyone here?
Forum: Owners Meets 5th July 2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By The_Laird
Going: 1. The Laird (+1) 2. Tintin 3. Jim’s...

Going:
1. The Laird (+1)
2. Tintin
3. Jim’s mate Ian with a 2CV
4. Jim’s mate Martin with a Jeep (his Riley is poorly!)

Maybes:
1. Moltuae
2. HPSauce
Forum: Owners Meets 30th June 2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By The_Laird
The Tesla will be confined to the car park!

The Tesla will be confined to the car park!
Forum: Owners Meets 29th June 2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By The_Laird
Remember it’s 2003 or earlier to exhibit

Remember it’s 2003 or earlier to exhibit
Forum: Owners Meets 29th June 2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By The_Laird
I’m still going, along with a mate in the village...

I’m still going, along with a mate in the village with an old 2CV, but I don’t know if any other ‘8s are going
Forum: Daily banter 27th June 2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks Ray Our thoughts will be winging their...

Thanks Ray
Our thoughts will be winging their way from Greece, I’m afraid, for both you and Gwen. Best wishes
Jim & Christine
Forum: Daily banter 25th June 2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,462
Posted By The_Laird
Condolences from Christine and I too, Ray. Gwen...

Condolences from Christine and I too, Ray. Gwen was such a lovely lady and will be missed by many
Forum: Spotless 21st June 2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By The_Laird
The towel is brilliant and, BTW, I don’t live in...

The towel is brilliant and, BTW, I don’t live in a midge capital anymore and these aren’t midges (which are much smaller). I think these are known locally as thunderflies and are common in the East...
Forum: Spotless 21st June 2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By The_Laird
Trouble with a drying towel....

....and more cleaning woes!

After watching the cleaning demo at the Annual Meet, I asked my girls for a drying towel, as used by Bert himself (he was kind enough to send me a link the the one he...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th June 2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,206
Posted By The_Laird
Yep, had just the same noise. Took off the lower...

Yep, had just the same noise. Took off the lower dash panel last weekend, sprayed liberally with a lubricant around the UJ, and the noise has gone.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 10th June 2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By The_Laird
And could I have the remaining platinum seat...

And could I have the remaining platinum seat switches please? And a driver's seat belt if it's in platinum.
Forum: Daily banter 7th June 2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,617
Posted By The_Laird
I simply don’t have a good enough vocabulary to...

I simply don’t have a good enough vocabulary to express how impressed I am with the standard of your work MJ! It is truely magnificent.
Forum: Owners Meets 5th June 2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 964
Posted By The_Laird
^^^^^ Wot he said. :) I love the convoy too,...

^^^^^ Wot he said. :)

I love the convoy too, although it’s quite difficult sometimes to keep it together.
Forum: Daily banter 5th June 2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By The_Laird
That front grille is seriously fugly IMHO

That front grille is seriously fugly IMHO
Forum: Owners Meets 4th June 2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,252
Posted By The_Laird
Is that the first ever photo of (I think!) a PF...

Is that the first ever photo of (I think!) a PF D2, a FL D2, an FE D2, a D3, D4 and D5?

Or have I got one or more of them wrong?
Forum: Owners Meets 4th June 2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 964
Posted By The_Laird
Iíd like to second that! My Dad was taken...

Iíd like to second that!

My Dad was taken very ill in January and, as he lives in Spain, I spent a hectic 3 months jetting backwards and forwards to Javea to sort out his affairs. Mark and Lyn...
Forum: Spotless 3rd June 2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By The_Laird
Looking fabulous - as always, Stephen!

Looking fabulous - as always, Stephen!
Forum: Spotless 1st June 2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By The_Laird
Post I spent 2 days at mine! Rinse, snow foam,...

I spent 2 days at mine!

Rinse, snow foam, rinse, clay, wash, dry, machine cut, polish & glaze, waxed twice and polymer sealed. Then the wheels - a wash and seal - plus the tyres and black trim....
Forum: Daily banter 1st June 2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 895
Posted By The_Laird
You're right about FE's having errors on the...

You're right about FE's having errors on the build sticker, but not just on the wood. My leather is listed on the sticker as platinum, but it's silver grey. And not all FEs had the matching gear...
Forum: Owners Meets 31st May 2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By The_Laird
The plus ones are kids/young adults

The plus ones are kids/young adults
Forum: Owners Meets 31st May 2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By The_Laird
Revised plans with total people per table: ...

Revised plans with total people per table:

Table 1 (9+1)
Jim Greaves (2)
Mark Howarth (2)
David Cantello (2)
Brian Gracie (2+1)
Sean Wilson (1)

Table 2 (9)
Forum: Owners Meets 31st May 2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By The_Laird
They were there, but it hadn't copied the last...

They were there, but it hadn't copied the last line. here it is in full (I hope):

Table Plans
Table 1 (9+1)
Jim Greaves (2)
Mark Howarth (2)
David Cantello (2)
Brian Gracie (2+1)
Sean Wilson...
Forum: Owners Meets 31st May 2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks for checking. Iíll amend and re-post

Thanks for checking. Iíll amend and re-post
Forum: Owners Meets 31st May 2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By The_Laird
Here's the plan as promised. If you can tolerate...

Here's the plan as promised. If you can tolerate it as it is, that would be helpful!

Table 1 (9+1)

Jim Greaves (2)
Mark Howarth (2)
David Cantello (2)
Brian Gracie (2+1)
Sean Wilson (1)
Forum: Owners Meets 30th May 2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By The_Laird
I thought I’d put Mike next to Connor! :)

I thought I’d put Mike next to Connor! :)
Forum: Owners Meets 30th May 2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By The_Laird
Does anyone speak CtL that could translate for me...

Does anyone speak CtL that could translate for me please? ;)
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th May 2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By The_Laird
So why do the insides of the discs wear so badly...

So why do the insides of the discs wear so badly and the outside is fine?
Forum: Spotless 30th May 2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By The_Laird
Snow foam lance filter

I wonder if it's only me that didn't know about this?

My snow foam lance has been getting steadily less powerful (particularly since we moved to a hard water region from Scotland) and no amount of...
Forum: Owners Meets 30th May 2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By The_Laird
And a pint at my local, perhaps, as we're in the...

And a pint at my local, perhaps, as we're in the next village.

If you're an Aufwiedersein Pet fan, you'll know it as The Barley Mow, although, in real life, it's The Windmill
Forum: Owners Meets 30th May 2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By The_Laird
Annual Meet 2018: Table seating plans

Guys

In order to facilitate serving of the Saturday evening meal, the hotel has asked that we give them a table plan, so that they can try to serve everyone at a given table at the same time.
...
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