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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 7th August 2018, 08:31 AM
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Posted By ainarssems
Yes that would be normal procedure but garages...

Yes that would be normal procedure but garages were closed on Sunday and Halfords shops only do filling from a DIY kind of kit from a small bottle.



Anyway dropped car 8am Monday morning at...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 5th August 2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,548
Posted By ainarssems
As you say the important thing is that roof works...

As you say the important thing is that roof works now and it did not cost me anything other than my time. I am still a bit worried it might throw a fault at some point as you are pretty sure it was...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 4th August 2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,548
Posted By ainarssems
I am pretty sure there was nothing wrong with the...

I am pretty sure there was nothing wrong with the motor, I did not test it before taking off so cannot say for 100%. It had hardly any wear on the brushes and I would not be surprised if it has been...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 4th August 2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,548
Posted By ainarssems
Had a go with roof today. I should have been more...

Had a go with roof today. I should have been more methodical and actually tested it first but I dived straight for the motor. The motor is fine, commutator fairly clean, little of brush wear...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 4th August 2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,548
Posted By ainarssems
Now that the deal is complete an car collected I...

Now that the deal is complete an car collected I should probably come clean and tell that it was me who bought it but I guess some of you may have figured it out already even if ebay somewhat...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 2nd August 2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By ainarssems
Ahh.. must be an update on newer cars, looks like...

Ahh.. must be an update on newer cars, looks like it's electric driven. Older engines just had vacuum operated on/off valve.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 30th July 2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By ainarssems
I think you are talking about anti shudder valve....

I think you are talking about anti shudder valve. It only has two positions open and closed, it does not participate in airflow regulation, just cuts air supply when you turn ignition off so that you...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 30th July 2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By ainarssems
I am not sure these restrictor plates do much or...

I am not sure these restrictor plates do much or anything at all on modern engines which determine how much EGR is open based on measured airflow. If something is blocking EGR flow and metered...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 26th July 2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By ainarssems
It's 3 kinds- standard, sport and comfort. ...

It's 3 kinds- standard, sport and comfort.

Example of comfort seat https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Audi-A8-D2-OS-Right-Grey-Leather-Comfort-Electric-Heated-Front-S-1-/173129517747
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 24th July 2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 37,900
Posted By ainarssems
The latest L3++ and S9i arrived today, PSU still...

The latest L3++ and S9i arrived today, PSU still with DHL. I paid all the duties yesterday online so not sure why they decided that they needed to call me and ask questions if PSU is for business or...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 24th July 2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 37,900
Posted By ainarssems
I still need to go to work and do the daily chore...

I still need to go to work and do the daily chore like taking dog for a walk. and cant really get enough willpower to do at this hot weather :) The plan is to get the all the bits ready by Friday and...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 22nd July 2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 933
Views: 37,900
Posted By ainarssems
Hashnest cancelled BTC mining contracts as it has...

Hashnest cancelled BTC mining contracts as it has been unprofitable for more than 28 days. Lot's of ****ed off customers but that's what you get with cloud mining contracts. If you have your own...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st July 2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,809
Posted By ainarssems
Mine was not seized, just not running. IRRC it...

Mine was not seized, just not running. IRRC it should run at slow speed if AC is on. I got replacement fairly cheaply so never investigated if it had bushes or sliprings worn out.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st July 2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,809
Posted By ainarssems
It could well be the culprit and no it does not...

It could well be the culprit and no it does not show up on VCDS or at least not on PF. My S8 was heating up to 120C and slowly loosing coolant through the cap couple of years ago in slow traffic....
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th July 2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,548
Posted By ainarssems
You are right. Having had a look at other cars on...

You are right. Having had a look at other cars on Autotrader they are all straight but smaller and tucked more into bumper so not sticking out, not like on S8 where they follow bumper line. Still I...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th July 2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,548
Posted By ainarssems
Very tempted, to the level where I kind of wish...

Very tempted, to the level where I kind of wish one of my cars failed to give me reason to buy it.

As it was not you who changed to Milltek I suppose you do not have original exhaust to go with...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 20th July 2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 37,900
Posted By ainarssems
Wink Am I becoming a minerholic?

Another week passed and another 2 Antminers on the way even if I have no place to put them for now:Confused:. Basically Bitmain dropped 13.5T S9i from the shop and listed 14T @ very tempting price I...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 14th July 2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,685
Posted By ainarssems
Skoda Superb 2.0 TDI if you do not mind diesel,...

Skoda Superb 2.0 TDI if you do not mind diesel, can be tuned over 200BHP
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 14th July 2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,685
Posted By ainarssems
I think interesting and boot space are pretty...

I think interesting and boot space are pretty much opposites in my book. I could add RX7 to my previous list but still no boot space, some Volvos are interesting to me or SAABs

Maybe RS4 or RS6...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 14th July 2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,685
Posted By ainarssems
Not sure what you mean by interesting but as it...

Not sure what you mean by interesting but as it is summer I would suggest convertible. To keep it in Audi family S4/RS4, maybe MX5 or Honda 2000 or CLK/SLK convertibles. Hell I will even throw in MR2...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 14th July 2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 37,900
Posted By ainarssems
A bit more testing with ETHlargement Pill: had to...

A bit more testing with ETHlargement Pill: had to lower memory overclock a bit to keep it stable from ~ +550 to +500, it makes sense with tighter timings and is similar to AMD BIOS mods. For example...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 14th July 2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By ainarssems
You are right about dealers not replacing...

You are right about dealers not replacing windscreens but at least you get OEM glass and hopefully they use a good fitter. Mine was fitted by Corby Windscreens who has decent reputation at dealer...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 14th July 2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By ainarssems
I am sure they are tested and only small amount...

I am sure they are tested and only small amount fail due to extreme weather. Also if you have large variations regularly car might get 'used to it' and less likely to fail.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 14th July 2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By ainarssems
You know you can get it replaced by dealer on...

You know you can get it replaced by dealer on insurance. They don't like to do it but you can argue your case and eventually you can reach compromise. I had it replaced at Audi dealer about 3 years...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 14th July 2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 933
Views: 37,900
Posted By ainarssems
I understand it's the same thing you do with BIOS...

I understand it's the same thing you do with BIOS mods for AMD cards just done with software - modify VRAM timings. Some of my AMD cards have seen similar increase going from 22MH/s to 30+MH/s. The...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 13th July 2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 37,900
Posted By ainarssems
Antrouter R1-LTC

So I bought Antminer R1-LTC a while ago, well jus before they dropped price from $40 to $30.:( They have sent me $10 coupon that can be used for PSU or another Antrouter as compensation but shipping...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 13th July 2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 37,900
Posted By ainarssems
LTC + TPay

In recent news LTC and TPay have joined forces, TPay transferred 9.9% stake of WEG bank and bought another 9.9% of WEG bank and looking to buy the rest as any stake above 9.9% needs regulatory...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 13th July 2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 37,900
Posted By ainarssems
Antimer A3

Switched off A3 for now as it costs about 113 to run and only earns about half of that per month and as I cannot subsidise all miners from my own money this got switched off first as least...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 13th July 2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 37,900
Posted By ainarssems
Antminer B3

Quite disappointing about B3 :( with the GPU miners and BTM price going down. B3 @ 1kH/s and 450W, it does about 27/ month now with 32 electricity costs. 1080 Ti now with new miners does 1.4kH/s ...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 13th July 2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 37,900
Posted By ainarssems
ETHlargement Pill

I did come across this a while ago but have not tested it until today.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3370685.0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLTRYp_kCYg&feature=youtu.be

I will skip...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 13th July 2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By ainarssems
Must be the heat, my front windscreen cracked for...

Must be the heat, my front windscreen cracked for no reason as well last week :(
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 7th July 2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 933
Views: 37,900
Posted By ainarssems
The prices should go down if they ramp up...

The prices should go down if they ramp up production. For now they have mostly been used for development/prototyping in relatively small numbers.. if they become mass produced costs will go down. at...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 7th July 2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 933
Views: 37,900
Posted By ainarssems
Some interesting developments - PCIe plug in FPGA...

Some interesting developments - PCIe plug in FPGA cards that offer flexibility of GPU and performance/effieciency not far from ASICs. Low availability for now and pricey at $4-5k.
...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th June 2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By ainarssems
Seems like it's loosing connection somewhere in...

Seems like it's loosing connection somewhere in the middle of procedure, then reconnects and you need to enter code again. this is more common with clone cables but sometimes low/weak battery can...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 25th June 2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 933
Views: 37,900
Posted By ainarssems
It appears bminer don't work on antpool but works...

It appears bminer don't work on antpool but works just fine on f2pool, does 1.2kH/s per card but hf2pool has 2.5% fee while it is 0% on antpool. Also cards do heat up quite a lot and slow down, then...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 24th June 2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 37,900
Posted By ainarssems
I would not be surprised if there was more...

I would not be surprised if there was more headroom for B3, it seems like they are artificially limited. It's the same like torque limiter maps in car ECUs. When you look at miner status some chains...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 24th June 2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By ainarssems
I would not be too worried about pressure being...

I would not be too worried about pressure being in shocks. It's just nitrogen filled from factory to stop oxidation and foaming of oil when going on rough terrain. Even if nitrogen has escaped shocks...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 24th June 2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 933
Views: 37,900
Posted By ainarssems
Just to follow u on last nights post now that...

Just to follow u on last nights post now that Equihash rental has ended for GTX 1080 Ti rig I tried it on Bytom. bminer that is supposed to do 1.3kH/s per card keeps getting errors and restarting...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 23rd June 2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 37,900
Posted By ainarssems
This thread has gone a bit quite lately so I...

This thread has gone a bit quite lately so I guess it's time for a bit of update.

With the recent price drops I am not earning much more that I spend in electricity and with my cheap electricity...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 23rd June 2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,080
Posted By ainarssems
I did eventually out it together after buying...

I did eventually out it together after buying another pump. It turned out the position I tried first was the correct one I just gave up cranking too soon due to not being sure if it's right. I was...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd June 2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,462
Posted By ainarssems
Sorry to hear Ray, my condolences.

Sorry to hear Ray, my condolences.
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 22nd June 2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By ainarssems
Dry solder joints in aerial amp/splitter/filter...

Dry solder joints in aerial amp/splitter/filter are common.
Forum: Daily banter 19th June 2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,617
Posted By ainarssems
I think it was probably more than that I can...

I think it was probably more than that I can usually put all my weight(70kg+) at the end of 1m bar and it does not budge but with some rocking it does move. I have also had a case when I was younger...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 19th June 2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By ainarssems
Do you have your own account with GeKo clearance...

Do you have your own account with GeKo clearance or is somebody else 9 garage) letting you use their account for a day?

It's fairly straight forward to register for basic account and use as PAYG...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 18th June 2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By ainarssems
If I remember correctly erwin subscription for...

If I remember correctly erwin subscription for VAS starts at about 5EUR for 1hr to 2000EUR for year ( prices might have gone up as it was couple of years ago I was checking) and for security access...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 16th June 2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By ainarssems
And auxiliary heater as well +++

And auxiliary heater as well +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 16th June 2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,030
Posted By ainarssems
Very nice but too nice and too hard to clean for...

Very nice but too nice and too hard to clean for winter wheels.
Forum: Daily banter 16th June 2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 937
Posted By ainarssems
That is very good and clean condition an...

That is very good and clean condition an deserves to be preserved like that but I don't think it has much collector appeal, it's the S4/S6 2.2T and V8 4.2 that would be more desirable.

I used to...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 15th June 2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,206
Posted By ainarssems
Mine sometimes makes similar noise, usually if...

Mine sometimes makes similar noise, usually if car has not been used for long time. My steering is normally in the upper most position and if it makes noise I can stop it by lowering steering column...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 10th June 2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By ainarssems
I think banks will still have their use they just...

I think banks will still have their use they just need to change and adapt. Crypto is like digital cash and you don't see lot of people keeping all their money at home or in pocket do to risks of...
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