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Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics Today, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By MikkiJayne
Sean's from the first post is actually the later...

Sean's from the first post is actually the later unit which was supposed to be more reliable. I'd go for the later flat one since most of the early cube-shaped modules seem to be kaput by now.
Forum: D2 - Everything else Today, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 118
Posted By MikkiJayne
If it has something which looks like a cat, and...

If it has something which looks like a cat, and it passes emissions... ;)
Forum: D2 - Transmission Today, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its about 3 litres short between when you fill it...

Its about 3 litres short between when you fill it with the engine off and then top it up with the engine running as it comes up to temperature. Its only a few minutes with it idling, but I still...
Forum: D2 - Everything else Yesterday, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 118
Posted By MikkiJayne
I intend to test mine without cats over the...

I intend to test mine without cats over the winter to see what it does :)
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th August 2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 74
Posted By MikkiJayne
If the alarm is triggered then yes, the...

If the alarm is triggered then yes, the indicators will flash. If they're not then I'd agree with Andrew that its likely a sounder fault, especially if its gone off while driving.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 15th August 2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By MikkiJayne
The fluctuation in RPM is a common characteristic...

The fluctuation in RPM is a common characteristic of the 5HP gearboxes and is supposedly down to the torque converter - a couple of American transmission specialists offer a modified converter to...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 15th August 2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By MikkiJayne
The Audi HP2 caliper is a little different to the...

The Audi HP2 caliper is a little different to the smaller versions. There are two large bolts (21mm head iirc) which hold the caliper assembly to the hub and then the complete caliper and carrier...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 13th August 2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By MikkiJayne
I never get time to fix my own stuff :rolleyes: ...

I never get time to fix my own stuff :rolleyes:

I'm doing triage sessions in September so lmk when you'll be passing and we'll sort something out +++
Forum: D2 - Transmission 8th August 2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By MikkiJayne
They should be in the tech dump thread. If not, I...

They should be in the tech dump thread. If not, I can get them for you after the Germany trip +++
Forum: D2 - Transmission 8th August 2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By MikkiJayne
First thing to do is check the wiring diagrams...

First thing to do is check the wiring diagrams and see if there are any extra connections or if the function of the switches is different. If they appear compatible then you can either splice in a...
Forum: House and Home DIY 8th August 2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By MikkiJayne
The covenant on my house says that I'm not...

The covenant on my house says that I'm not allowed to build any permanent structures, so that means no brick garage. I spoke to the council's planning dept and they said an application would be...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 7th August 2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its in the motor - it detects the current load...

Its in the motor - it detects the current load and if its too high it reverses.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 7th August 2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By MikkiJayne
My A6 passenger window does exactly the same. I...

My A6 passenger window does exactly the same. I think the cable is frayed so its happy to go one way but not the other. It usually has to go all the way down before it can be persuaded to go up again.
Forum: House and Home DIY 7th August 2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By MikkiJayne
It is possible to have a covenant removed - I...

It is possible to have a covenant removed - I looked in to it many years ago when I wanted to build a garage. Could they have done that before applying for planning?

It might be worth writing to...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 6th August 2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By MikkiJayne
That's a very good point actually. It might be...

That's a very good point actually. It might be worthwhile swapping in a European central locking module and seeing if the keys will code to that instead.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 6th August 2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By MikkiJayne
The 2.8 leaks everywhere. Start with the cam...

The 2.8 leaks everywhere. Start with the cam covers, cam oil seals, and replace all the breather hoses as they disintegrate easily. Meyle aftermarket versions are available.

Chances are its also...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 6th August 2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By MikkiJayne
We're probably 50/50 split between purists and...

We're probably 50/50 split between purists and OEM+, and at least one member with psychedelic wrap, 'baller rimz' and air ride :ROFL: If you love your 8 that's all that matters +++

I have a couple...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 6th August 2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By MikkiJayne
Sounds like a sensor error. You need to scan the...

Sounds like a sensor error. You need to scan the ABS unit and see what codes it is showing. Do you have VCDS? If not, have a look in the VCDS thread - there may be someone nearby who can help.

I'm...
Forum: Spotless 4th August 2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By MikkiJayne
Found a couple of pics of me learning to use the...

Found a couple of pics of me learning to use the DA :)

http://d2doctor.co.uk/images/detailing/146.jpg

http://d2doctor.co.uk/images/detailing/147.jpg
Forum: Spotless 3rd August 2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By MikkiJayne
Detailing week at MJ's - pic dump

Hey all,

This week Owain from Mad About Detailing has been over at the workshop doing a multi-stage machine polish on mine and Mike's S8s, finishing off with two coats of our respective favourite...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd August 2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By MikkiJayne
Most are 17mm. I've seen a couple of 20" models...

Most are 17mm. I've seen a couple of 20" models with 19mm.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 2nd August 2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By MikkiJayne
The original Audi Quattro Turbo can fetch well...

The original Audi Quattro Turbo can fetch well over 50K. This one sold for 72K last year :eek:
Forum: Daily banter 1st August 2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By MikkiJayne
All quattro cars have a tendency to odd tyre wear...

All quattro cars have a tendency to odd tyre wear in my experience. My last A6q would 'cup' its rear tyres, leaving the tread blocks looking like saw teeth. At the point it sounded like I had a bad...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st August 2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,240
Posted By MikkiJayne
I totally didn't even think of that thing! Mostly...

I totally didn't even think of that thing! Mostly because FL's don't have it :D

Glad its sorted +++
Forum: D2 - Transmission 1st August 2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By MikkiJayne
Not when you have a complete donor car or two :p

Not when you have a complete donor car or two :p
Forum: D2 - Transmission 1st August 2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By MikkiJayne
I can't find anything relevant in any of the...

I can't find anything relevant in any of the coding tables or adaptation values for TCU, ECU or cluster. I suspect it may be (but hope its not) firmware changes in the cluster itself.

I think what...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 31st July 2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By MikkiJayne
Thanks but its the full pipes I need :)

Thanks but its the full pipes I need :)
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 31st July 2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By MikkiJayne
Have you spoken to A8parts? They are breaking one...

Have you spoken to A8parts? They are breaking one at the moment and have another coming in shortly +++

I'd be interested in the old ones btw. I want a duff pair to cut up for my track A4 :)
Forum: Daily banter 29th July 2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By MikkiJayne
Welcome :) We're all very nice here :D S8...

Welcome :) We're all very nice here :D

S8 18s will fit your 4.2 just fine.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 25th July 2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,279
Posted By MikkiJayne
IMO an oil change is a bit of a waste of money at...

IMO an oil change is a bit of a waste of money at this point, given that reverse works. The best it can do is give a vague indication of what's wrong by the condition of the old oil, but equally it...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 25th July 2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,840
Posted By MikkiJayne
105 is within acceptable range, and these engines...

105 is within acceptable range, and these engines do often run quite hot. The gauge on the cluster is conditioned to read 90 between 85 and 105 actual iirc. The only way to know for sure is with VCDS...
Forum: Daily banter 24th July 2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By MikkiJayne
Open circuit on the external temperature sensor....

Open circuit on the external temperature sensor. Could be the connector under the passenger side headlight, or the sensor has just failed. Bumper off to swap it :)
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 24th July 2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By MikkiJayne
The D3 has air on-board already so all you need...

The D3 has air on-board already so all you need is a set of horns and an air solenoid:
...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 23rd July 2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,279
Posted By MikkiJayne
I suspect the code you'll see is 'output speed...

I suspect the code you'll see is 'output speed sensor implausible' or 'incorrect gear ratio', both of which require a rebuild. At this point I feel its pretty unlikely to be the F125 as that will...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st July 2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,840
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yes, there are three fuses - one for each speed -...

Yes, there are three fuses - one for each speed - all in the passenger side electrics box. It should always be on the 1st speed when the AC compressor is running, ie not in 'econ' mode.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st July 2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,840
Posted By MikkiJayne
Usually the motor seizes up and pops the fuse. It...

Usually the motor seizes up and pops the fuse. It should come on with the AC.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 20th July 2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,279
Posted By MikkiJayne
Mark - if they do take the pan off, get them to...

Mark - if they do take the pan off, get them to check the flange with a straight edge and make sure none of the bolt holes are tweaked. If they are, they can be flattened out with a couple of chunks...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 20th July 2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,279
Posted By MikkiJayne
The sump pans on the 5HPs are incredibly...

The sump pans on the 5HPs are incredibly delicate. Just look at wrong of the bolts wrong and the flange will bend, squish the gasket, and eventually leak. I spent two days carefully hammering mine...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 20th July 2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,279
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its not unheard of for relatively young F125...

Its not unheard of for relatively young F125 switches to fail - Neil's only did a few thousand miles before it needed replacing. Did it go in to limp as soon as you selected 'D' or did it wait until...
Forum: Owners Meets 20th July 2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,375
Posted By MikkiJayne
Thanks :) That sounds like fun +++

Thanks :) That sounds like fun +++
Forum: Owners Meets 20th July 2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,375
Posted By MikkiJayne
Does anyone have a login on a8-freunde.com? The...

Does anyone have a login on a8-freunde.com? The meeting agenda is now available but its members only: https://www.a8-freunde.com/forum/index.php?thread/24298-programm-f%C3%BCrs-11-jahrestreffen-2018/
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 19th July 2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By MikkiJayne
What you have there is the 150A alternator for...

What you have there is the 150A alternator for the V6 engine.

The items in your diagram don't show up for the D2, only for the C5 A6 V8. Checking the part number for the 150A A6 V8 alternator (038...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 19th July 2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By MikkiJayne
Now that is interesting. The one I'm working on...

Now that is interesting. The one I'm working on at the moment has the inlet pointing down as well. I assumed it was an aftermarket unit that was just assembled incorrectly.

I'll have a look for...
Forum: Daily banter 19th July 2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 415
Posted By MikkiJayne
Lucy's TT is group 35 and that's too high for...

Lucy's TT is group 35 and that's too high for them as well.
Forum: Daily banter 19th July 2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 415
Posted By MikkiJayne
That's the best captcha ever! :love:

That's the best captcha ever! :love:
Forum: Other marques 19th July 2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By MikkiJayne
Silver is a Lykan Hypersport, grey is a Fenyr...

Silver is a Lykan Hypersport, grey is a Fenyr Supersport, both built in Dubai by W Motors (http://www.wmotors.ae/)

(took too long typing! :D)
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 12th July 2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By MikkiJayne
In the case of the Dension, there is nothing to...

In the case of the Dension, there is nothing to see. Its a blue box the size of a fag packet with some wires coming out of it which tucks in behind the head unit. If you want to use the USB port then...
Forum: Daily banter 9th July 2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By MikkiJayne
Chard is only an hour and a bit from me (by car)....

Chard is only an hour and a bit from me (by car). You're welcome to pop over to the workshop if you fancy a coffee and a tour of the vaguely-organised chaos, although I guess you can't exactly tootle...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 8th July 2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,840
Posted By MikkiJayne
I would expect the electric fan to be needed as...

I would expect the electric fan to be needed as well in this weather, although the effectiveness of the viscous fan can be compromised by dirt in the fins which prevent it sensing the air temperature...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 7th July 2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,840
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yeah sounds like the thermoswitch in the rad has...

Yeah sounds like the thermoswitch in the rad has failed. You can test the it with a pair of pliers in the connector contacts, if you can get to it (bumper off), but with your aux heater you may have...
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