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Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 18th January 2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By M-A8
No question OEM wheels are good quality, great...

No question OEM wheels are good quality, great finish and often lighter as Ian said, but in my case, I've seen more cracked Audi OEM 20" wheels than non OEM 20" - but that's from real life as I don't...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th January 2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,862
Posted By M-A8
:ROFL: :rolleyes: +++

:ROFL: :rolleyes: +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th January 2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,117
Posted By M-A8
NO, you not !!! :D I bloody hope you will...

NO, you not !!! :D

I bloody hope you will keep it, good things do happen to good people so I'll keep my fingers crossed +++

If anyone kick a tyre you kick them back.
If they slam the door, you...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th January 2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,358
Posted By M-A8
Snap, you've got a PM +++

Snap, you've got a PM +++
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 18th January 2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By M-A8
I can't offer you any advice when it comes to...

I can't offer you any advice when it comes to Diesels, I'm known for hating Diesels and electric cars, I hate them with true passion :cool:

MMI 2G
AMI brand new with a good discount from Audi was...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 18th January 2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,446
Posted By M-A8
As already said and expected from the beginning...

As already said and expected from the beginning sort the handles first buddy.

Just don't buy second hand handles please !!!
It's not a 5min job and all handles fail, so a used one my last a week,...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 13th January 2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By M-A8
Hi We do like/prefer people introducing them...

Hi
We do like/prefer people introducing them selfís first with pics of the car.

Just to give you an idea:
Tuner 120-150
MMI head 100-150
CAN gateway 50 (you probably wonít need that for TV,...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th January 2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By M-A8
Wow, and that was very quick, not surprised tho. ...

Wow, and that was very quick, not surprised tho.
Was it a forum member? Will by any chance?
I hope itís him or at least a forum member +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th January 2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,117
Posted By M-A8
Wow, donít know what to say other than I hope...

Wow, donít know what to say other than I hope something will change in your favour and you will the car.
So I wonít wish you good luck with the sale, I just hope you will keep it :D

Other than...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 13th January 2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,579
Posted By M-A8
Friend of mine: Same car Same brand Same...

Friend of mine:
Same car
Same brand
Same supplier
Same issue

After four sets he ended up fitting my spare set of ceramics and he is happy as Larry now.

Hope you will get this sorted...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 13th January 2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By M-A8
Good stuff +++ Donít forget to clear the faults...

Good stuff +++
Donít forget to clear the faults as well.
Donít think calibration will be necessary, it never was for me at least.
Forum: D3 - Lights 12th January 2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,040
Posted By M-A8
That's exactly what it looks like, one light is...

That's exactly what it looks like, one light is LHD and the other RHD :Confused:
Forum: D3 - Lights 12th January 2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,040
Posted By M-A8
Snap, you pattern looks very weird :Confused: ...

Snap, you pattern looks very weird :Confused:
Looks like your left headlight has a lazy eye.

This is bothering me as well, but I haven't tried on this car new and genuine xenon bulbs.
I do have...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th January 2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,358
Posted By M-A8
Here is mine Snap +++ ...

Here is mine Snap +++

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Address 53: Parking Brake Labels: 4E0-910-801.clb
Part No SW: 4E0 910 801 C HW:...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 12th January 2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,432
Posted By M-A8
That is a one lovely interior I must say. ...

That is a one lovely interior I must say.

Ian, how far apart standard and Bose sound systems really are ??
Thanks.
Forum: D3 - Transmission 8th December 2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,493
Posted By M-A8
Wow, I bet your missus was well pi22ed off and...

Wow, I bet your missus was well pi22ed off and happy that she is getting new dishwasher at the same time.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 8th December 2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By M-A8
And I've replied. 1. It's not the caliper ...

And I've replied.

1. It's not the caliper
2. It's an aluminium shield around the actual motor

+++
Sleep well
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 8th December 2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,863
Posted By M-A8
Sorry, yeah, you are right Neil, completely...

Sorry, yeah, you are right Neil, completely forgot about that one +++
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 8th December 2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By M-A8
As Neil said, change that faulty sensor first...

As Neil said, change that faulty sensor first before you start panicking +++

This will more likely solve the problem, if not we will find the cause one way or another.

I was getting green light...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 8th December 2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By M-A8
So you need just the caliper, no motor, no...

So you need just the caliper, no motor, no carrier.

I just gave away two rear sets of calipers to a mate and a friend, but I still have one spare (caliper only), will have a look which side it is.
Forum: House and Home DIY 8th December 2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By M-A8
That looks cool +++ Weird, but cool.

That looks cool +++
Weird, but cool.
Forum: D3 - Transmission 8th December 2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,493
Posted By M-A8
Just pour a glass of domestos/bleach inside the...

Just pour a glass of domestos/bleach inside the machine of your choice :rolleyes:

Of course you change filter especially that yours has never been done.
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 8th December 2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,863
Posted By M-A8
I'm pretty sure there is only one joining piece...

I'm pretty sure there is only one joining piece and its behind the driver side fog light grill, T piece splitting main feed from the washer bottle to both headlight washers.
Other end goes directly...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 8th December 2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,493
Posted By M-A8
Nah, just put it in the dishwasher or washing...

Nah, just put it in the dishwasher or washing machine with your usual items and select quick wash !
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 8th December 2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 990
Posted By M-A8
Good write up buddy +++ Few tips if you...

Good write up buddy +++

Few tips if you don't mind.

There is no need to remove the window frame at all.
I've changed glass, handles, soft close latches and entire wiring on front and rear door...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 1st November 2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,447
Posted By M-A8
Would you consider 20 9J with 275/35 tyres? ...

Would you consider 20 9J with 275/35 tyres?

Thats what I've done on my both D3s and it works well.
What I wouldn't do is try to fit 255/35 on 8.5J as it stretches the tyre, wheel looks smaller...
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 31st October 2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By M-A8
This should help ...

This should help

https://www.wheel-size.com/size/audi/a8/
Forum: Daily banter 30th October 2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,337
Posted By M-A8
34 Mentally still a naughty kid who refuses...

34

Mentally still a naughty kid who refuses to grow up, own cotton slippers (or sandals), read newspaper every day at the set time and all that old man stuff :D

Owned D3 for 6 years
Forum: Daily banter 16th October 2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,383
Posted By M-A8
Congratulations Richie and shame about the...

Congratulations Richie and shame about the ďdivorceĒ +++

I could possibly own bm but it would have to only be M5, Iíve always had a thing for fat M5 :D

If itís one of the first vcds cables...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 15th October 2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By M-A8
When fluid is cold it should be around 2mm above...

When fluid is cold it should be around 2mm above min mark.
When warm it should be between min and max mark.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=15714&stc=1&d=1487689042
...
Forum: Daily banter 13th October 2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By M-A8
14:57 very frustrating on the beginning but...

14:57

very frustrating on the beginning but rewarding when its done :D

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Forum: Daily banter 12th October 2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By M-A8
https://media1.tenor.com/images/4c4ed3bd62eb47ccdb...

https://media1.tenor.com/images/4c4ed3bd62eb47ccdbb2643b695affd5/tenor.gif?itemid=4679689
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 12th October 2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By M-A8
Let me make it easy for you, I will throw a...

Let me make it easy for you, I will throw a complete Reversing Camera kit with the lights for £1250 all in :D +++

Try to resist that :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 12th October 2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By M-A8
Unusual garage

Mind blowing !!!

http://www.esotericdetail.com/laferrari-aperta-by-esoteric/
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 12th October 2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By M-A8
Why ??? Are you tempted? :D

Why ???
Are you tempted? :D
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 11th October 2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By M-A8
£850 delivered via Parcel Force 48 fully insured...

£850 delivered via Parcel Force 48 fully insured for the value of £850.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 11th October 2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By M-A8
Very very interesting, thank you for sharing it...

Very very interesting, thank you for sharing it with us +++
Glad it's all sorted now.

Replacing this wire shouldn't by that hard. If you use a metal cable tie and tie engine bay end/eye (old...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 11th October 2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By M-A8
MJ right now... ...

MJ right now...

https://media.giphy.com/media/olmyX3Ns0nk4M/giphy.gif
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 11th October 2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By M-A8
Morning mate I'm not a guru, but I am fussy...

Morning mate
I'm not a guru, but I am fussy about the wheels :rolleyes:

Looks like they should be fine.
The attached picture is of my current set 275/35/20 ET29 9J
I went with ET29 in order to...
Forum: Daily banter 11th October 2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,727
Posted By M-A8
Same here :cool:

Same here :cool:
Forum: D3 - Lights 11th October 2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By M-A8
What do you mean by light cover? Interior, tail...

What do you mean by light cover? Interior, tail lights, headlights ??
Forum: Daily banter 10th October 2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By M-A8
I challenge you all :D Not D2, not D3, not D4,...

I challenge you all :D
Not D2, not D3, not D4, but Audi's race engine +++

http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=214e5143aedf&pieces=104
Forum: D3 - Transmission 10th October 2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By M-A8
We all know Audi as a company is far from perfect...

We all know Audi as a company is far from perfect but we listen to what they say re engine oil change, and actually we go above that most of the time.
ZF, manufacturers of our gearboxes, know them...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 10th October 2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By M-A8
Point is, if it's running faultlessly just drain...

Point is, if it's running faultlessly just drain the oil, change filter and fill with fresh oil.
Don't flush it !
I've done my both D3, plenty of guys on her done the same, with no issues.

But...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 10th October 2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By M-A8
If your gearbox is faultless than it's only...

If your gearbox is faultless than it's only recommended to just replace oil like for like with new filter, same spec oil gearbox was filled in at the factory.
I know engine is different, but would...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 10th October 2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By M-A8
G055005A2 - 10l But wait for others to confirm...

G055005A2 - 10l
But wait for others to confirm the part number.
Forum: D3 - Transmission 10th October 2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By M-A8
All from Audi or TPS. Labour and parts should...

All from Audi or TPS. Labour and parts should come to around £350.
Forum: Daily banter 10th October 2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By M-A8
25:53 That was genuinely annoying after 15min :D

25:53
That was genuinely annoying after 15min :D
Forum: Other marques 10th October 2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 35,008
Posted By M-A8
Well, maybe I'm stupid, but why not?? Why is ok...

Well, maybe I'm stupid, but why not??
Why is ok to compare it to C63, RS6 and BMW 760 and not to GTR??
Yeah, GTR has lost to SUV, but Tesla lost to GTR so goal accomplished :D

I'm not slagging...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 10th October 2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By M-A8
Absolutely !!! Especially if high mileage and...

Absolutely !!!
Especially if high mileage and you want to keep it for a while.
If no issues with the gearbox at present than just oil and filter change, donít flush it.
If you have issues then...
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