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Forum: Daily banter Yesterday, 08:54 PM
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Posted By MikkiJayne
Its interesting isn't it? Only rubber boots on...

Its interesting isn't it? Only rubber boots on connectors and the shifter, not hoses or cables. It also shredded a portion of the under-bonnet sound deadening pad right on top of the inlet manifold,...
Forum: Daily banter Yesterday, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By MikkiJayne
+++ The battery junction is a tad crusty....

+++

The battery junction is a tad crusty. I'll replace that:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=23993&stc=1&d=1601063790

Here again. I wasn't planning this at the start,...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay Yesterday, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By MikkiJayne
Ah good news :) Baked carbon then +++ That...

Ah good news :) Baked carbon then +++

That cylinder is the variable length manifold switchover thing. The vacuum pod on the front of the manifold rotates it to make either a long intake tract...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay Yesterday, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By MikkiJayne
Is it actual sand or particles of baked carbon?...

Is it actual sand or particles of baked carbon? It does look pretty grim in there but thats not uncommon on the 2.8 because of its terrible crankcase ventilation. The TDIs get very similar looking...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 24th September 2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By MikkiJayne
The V8 bracket is shallower. I'll get a pic of...

The V8 bracket is shallower. I'll get a pic of both side by side this afternoon.



Yes, but the pin in the kit can be used to take the old one off - compress it with the tensioner arm and stick...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd September 2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By MikkiJayne
Kicking my arse ... Ship-shape in...

Kicking
my
arse
...


Ship-shape in the electronics box again, and the engine fires up and runs just fine now. No codes or chain rattle, so just the starter interlock in the F125 to sort.
...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 23rd September 2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By MikkiJayne
There appear to be several layers of paint there...

There appear to be several layers of paint there so it looks like it has previously been resprayed, and it is that which has failed. I think what has happened is that the stone chip has allowed water...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 23rd September 2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By MikkiJayne
You only need one of each thing. The bar in that...

You only need one of each thing. The bar in that link looks like the V6 one, although the listing does say its for the V8 so it may just be the wrong photo.

No T40009 pin wrench in that kit by the...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 22nd September 2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By MikkiJayne
Oh sorry! Etka says 4mm +++

Oh sorry! Etka says 4mm +++
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 22nd September 2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By MikkiJayne
You could use nylon pneumatic line...

You could use nylon pneumatic line (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/METRIC-Flexible-Nylon-Pneumatic-Air-Line-Tubing-Compressed-Airline-Plastic-Pipe/130985446247) for the vacuum tube.

Stumped on the...
Forum: Daily banter 20th September 2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By MikkiJayne
Today was electrical shenanigans, which I want to...

Today was electrical shenanigans, which I want to sort before taking everything else apart.

It won't start on the key so I started with that - turns out the F125 is not sending the P/N signal to...
Forum: Daily banter 20th September 2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By MikkiJayne
I really didn't think drilling a hole in the...

I really didn't think drilling a hole in the floorpan to get the lower control arm bolts out would get beaten to that title, but I think this one takes it by a fair margin!



That's from a dirty...
Forum: Daily banter 19th September 2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By MikkiJayne
What's in the workshop? Gareth's Tree-find

Miss September is Gareth's 2001 Ming Blue which he found under a tree, as introduced here (http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=15746) :) Things have obviously been on hold in the workshop for...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 19th September 2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 372
Posted By MikkiJayne
Where does that go then? From pictures it looks...

Where does that go then? From pictures it looks like the D3 has a very similar valve block to the D2 with an integrated motor :Confused:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th September 2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,051
Posted By MikkiJayne
Oh good call yes +++

Oh good call yes +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th September 2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,051
Posted By MikkiJayne
I reckon that poor thing was used as a taxi...

I reckon that poor thing was used as a taxi :tuttut:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 17th September 2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,051
Posted By MikkiJayne
So the S-tronic gearbox is probably now full of...

So the S-tronic gearbox is probably now full of red ATF and the sump will be stuck on with bathroom silicone then :(
Forum: Daily banter 14th September 2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 34,909
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yeah. I need to swap the heater valve block next...

Yeah. I need to swap the heater valve block next as that also failed while she was in storage so that's a job for this week, plus a few other niggles and she'll be ready to go.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 14th September 2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 828
Posted By MikkiJayne
I have another set of these: ...

I have another set of these:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=23912&stc=1&d=1600069368
Forum: Daily banter 14th September 2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 34,909
Posted By MikkiJayne
All mended and driving beautifully again so I...

All mended and driving beautifully again so I gave her a wash :)

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=23910&stc=1&d=1600069034
...
Forum: D2 - Lights 13th September 2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By MikkiJayne
Headlight level sensor 4B0 907 503A

Hi all,

I have stumbled across the OE manufacturer of the D2 headlight level sensor 4B0907503A: Febi Bilstein. This is the first OE part I've seen from Febi tbh and on that basis they warrant an...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 12th September 2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yep thats exactly it. It must have been seeing...

Yep thats exactly it. It must have been seeing Z1, so not throwing any errors. Only in that one specific position did it get R.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 12th September 2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By MikkiJayne
I couldn't get it to show anything for that - it...

I couldn't get it to show anything for that - it just went straight from one to the other.

Its in measuring blocks. I can't remember which one but not very far in. Scroll through and you'll see it.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 12th September 2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By MikkiJayne
It wouldn't select R unless the shifter was held...

It wouldn't select R unless the shifter was held in between P and R in an extremely precise position (within a mm or two). I think the necessary sprung contact was only making a connection right on...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 11th September 2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,811
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yes exactly that +++

Yes exactly that +++
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 11th September 2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,811
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its part of the original manufacturing process -...

Its part of the original manufacturing process - they're all like that. The original grommet was moulded on to the cable, and it appears heat was involved in the process somehow.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 10th September 2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By MikkiJayne
Thank you +++ I use it for the same :)

Thank you +++ I use it for the same :)
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 10th September 2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By MikkiJayne
I didn't know either until someone mentioned it...

I didn't know either until someone mentioned it on here :)

Thats a special Easter egg only for those who have read the owner's manual :D
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 10th September 2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By MikkiJayne
Are the rear windows switched off in the driver's...

Are the rear windows switched off in the driver's door?
Forum: D2 - Transmission 9th September 2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By MikkiJayne
So from that can we surmise that mine was getting...

So from that can we surmise that mine was getting a completely invalid code from the switch since it displayed nothing? PRNDS was displayed with nothing highlighted with the shifter in R, and would...
Forum: Daily banter 9th September 2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 34,909
Posted By MikkiJayne
I almost did, but I don't have any working...

I almost did, but I don't have any working 5hp24s! :ROFL:

At the moment the plan is to get her in perfect stock condition and put her up for sale. If she sells for the price I want (now need after...
Forum: Daily banter 8th September 2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 34,909
Posted By MikkiJayne
Engine back in: ...

Engine back in:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=23879&stc=1&d=1599598769

Hopefully I'll get it all buttoned up and running tomorrow and see if all this effort paid off...
Forum: Driving bliss 8th September 2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By MikkiJayne
I have a request to do that, but haven't had a...

I have a request to do that, but haven't had a chance yet. Probably a project for '21.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 8th September 2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By MikkiJayne
So it can tell which way the shifter is moving. I...

So it can tell which way the shifter is moving. I thought that was the case but its cool to see it in the drawing +++
Forum: Driving bliss 8th September 2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By MikkiJayne
Ooh I like that! :D Thats a much deeper tone than...

Ooh I like that! :D Thats a much deeper tone than I usually hear from D2s, almost like an AMG sort of sound.
Forum: Daily banter 7th September 2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 34,909
Posted By MikkiJayne
The refurbished converter from JPAT arrived: ...

The refurbished converter from JPAT arrived:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=23865&stc=1&d=1599503552

Filled with oil and installed in the gearbox:
...
Forum: Daily banter 7th September 2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By MikkiJayne
Thats pretty good +++ I raise you Knight...

Thats pretty good +++

I raise you Knight Rider theme performed by a bunch of disk drives:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck7pFE9McJw

:D
Forum: Daily banter 6th September 2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 34,909
Posted By MikkiJayne
This is the other side of the F125. It does make...

This is the other side of the F125. It does make sense that these contacts are the range selection for the TCU, and the others are just switches for extra stuff. The base contacts look fine, but the...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 4th September 2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By MikkiJayne
The lock is probably gummed up. That's quite...

The lock is probably gummed up. That's quite common and likely to be a separate issue to the central locking. I showed how to strip it down in Vera's workshop thread.

The central locking could be...
Forum: Daily banter 4th September 2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 34,909
Posted By MikkiJayne
The gearbox doesn't move the selector. D engages...

The gearbox doesn't move the selector. D engages the gubbins in the valve body to allow the TCU to control the various clutch packs to allow it to select forward gears. Anything after D is synthetic...
Forum: Daily banter 4th September 2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 34,909
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yes, the S shifter basically has a big block at...

Yes, the S shifter basically has a big block at the back of it to stop the lever moving in to 3 or 2, plus of course the alloy top which doesn't have a slot for them. That behaviour is all software,...
Forum: Daily banter 4th September 2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 34,909
Posted By MikkiJayne
Ainars, yes, you're correct. I was wrong earlier...

Ainars, yes, you're correct. I was wrong earlier about the shifter cable not moving for 432. I suspect I have confused the shifter cable for the shifter lever inside the valve body, or possibly the...
Forum: Daily banter 4th September 2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 34,909
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its quite an interesting mode of operating...

Its quite an interesting mode of operating actually. Left to its own devices, the gearbox will be a 1-speed hydraulic automatic, with P, R, N and D (3rd / 4th depending on model). The TCU actually...
Forum: Daily banter 4th September 2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 34,909
Posted By MikkiJayne
The gearbox mechanically only sees PRND if memory...

The gearbox mechanically only sees PRND if memory serves (possibly one position after D - I'll check later). The cable stops moving after that, and the other selections are done in the shifter...
Forum: Daily banter 4th September 2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 34,909
Posted By MikkiJayne
Interesting. I will have a look at the other side...

Interesting. I will have a look at the other side in a bit +++
Forum: Daily banter 3rd September 2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 34,909
Posted By MikkiJayne
This contact was definitely only for the TCU, as...

This contact was definitely only for the TCU, as the reverse lights and parking sensors worked perfectly with the stick in R, but the TCU couldn't see it. There was no gear indication on the dash...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd September 2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 34,909
Posted By MikkiJayne
After a quick call to our sponsors I'm having...

After a quick call to our sponsors I'm having deja-vu...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=23845&stc=1&d=1599168657

A 100k mile 5HP19, so only 2/3rds of what the current...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd September 2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 34,909
Posted By MikkiJayne
Well, didn't that come full circle and bite me on...

Well, didn't that come full circle and bite me on the arse a mere 10k miles later :-(

After retrieving BR from storage, I noticed a shudder in from the gearbox in D around the point where the...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 30th August 2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By MikkiJayne
...

...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 30th August 2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By MikkiJayne
The only thing under the seat related to the...

The only thing under the seat related to the lighting is the rear seat footwell light which is triggered by the back door on that side. If that is shorting out somehow then it may be upsetting the...
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