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Forum: D4 - Common Faults 7th December 2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,084
Posted By funkmiester
Update: took car to well regarded local...

Update:
took car to well regarded local diagnostics place. Hmmm, jury is still out on them and the fault. They have traced it to a zero voltage at the drivers side door control module and had the...
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 28th November 2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,084
Posted By funkmiester
Update: Brand new earth cable with the BECM...

Update:

Brand new earth cable with the BECM arrived today and fitted. It was a brand new cable (no kinks) but the female socket for the BECM was smashed off leaving the two pins exposed which is...
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 25th November 2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,084
Posted By funkmiester
Many thanks will try both. The BECM is in the...

Many thanks will try both. The BECM is in the post so we will see.
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 24th November 2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,084
Posted By funkmiester
Flat battery- car stuck in shut down cycle.

What the hell am i doing on a 3 year old thread? Well it's the same car, I bought from Mondie, last May and it has been brilliant other than getting the rear diff done and some new front discs/pads....
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 6th November 2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,121
Posted By funkmiester
Front Discs and pads change

So it was front disc and pad time. I had a very weird intermittent vibration from the front. I had convinced myself it wasn't the brakes because how could a set of discs warp cause a vibration...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 7th October 2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,121
Posted By funkmiester
Replacement sensors

Had mine done, both sensors, separately, but it still lost coding. My garage did the sensors but the coding was done by a local electronics guy who has all the factory gear. He quoted "If the A8 was...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th February 2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,121
Posted By funkmiester
There is a very helpful detailed explanation of...

There is a very helpful detailed explanation of the sports diff fault on here. Including pictures. It's one of two sensors. Very hard to reach need a special socket. Don't change both sensors at...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 21st February 2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,121
Posted By funkmiester
Thanks for that info, it's really helpful to...

Thanks for that info, it's really helpful to understand your use case and experience.
My experience (regardless of the car) is the pad choice is vital but stick to OEM or your suggested Tier 1 list...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th February 2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,121
Posted By funkmiester
On the subject of discs and pads though, a Quick...

On the subject of discs and pads though, a Quick ebay brings....
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=audi+a8+d4+4.2+TDI+front+discs&_sacat=0

36 pads TEXTAR is a...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th February 2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,121
Posted By funkmiester
My sports diff throws a warning light now and...

My sports diff throws a warning light now and again. Particularly after a long drive all ok (with stops), then get home for half and hour, pop to the shops and ping, then goes on. Gone by the...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 17th December 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,058
Posted By funkmiester
Many thanks, will do.

Many thanks, will do.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 16th December 2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,058
Posted By funkmiester
Transmission Thumping into reverse

2002 D2 S8 213K.
Was flushed, filtered and re-filled about 10K ago.
Very occasionally it THUMPS into reverse when selecting reverse. I.E the whole car lurches backwards as if on full throttle with...
Forum: Daily banter 7th December 2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,002
Posted By funkmiester
Good work with the printer. I'm impressed. I've...

Good work with the printer. I'm impressed. I've had a VERY large format delta for a few years but not done much useful with it. A few lightshades round the house (305mm diameter bed with a 400mm...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th October 2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 927
Posted By funkmiester
ABS Pump

having had a warning light and a code for low brake fluid pressure, it was clear the ABS pump had slowly given up the ghost at 212,000. A used/replacement has been procured via A8 Parts. Just some...
Forum: Daily banter 25th October 2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,361
Posted By funkmiester
Great work, good read! I like the bit about...

Great work, good read!
I like the bit about not being under 10K!!!!
Forum: Daily banter 25th October 2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,602
Posted By funkmiester
HMM I'll give them rope. Top gear was never...

HMM
I'll give them rope.
Top gear was never really about cars, they were the backdrop.
Well, not since the days of chris goeffey measuring the size the boot on a maestro.
Jensen would have been a...
Forum: Daily banter 21st October 2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,444
Posted By funkmiester
Hm, yes, Big brother of all flavors is present in...

Hm, yes, Big brother of all flavors is present in deep integration between systems, car manufacturer and tech companies. That said, the same integration oversight as always been there in the form of...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 11th October 2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,523
Posted By funkmiester
Ok I can answer my own question. A1, full up with...

Ok I can answer my own question. A1, full up with family 5 on board off to wedding. Van in front, the two cars in front of him collided, van slammed on, just missing the accident. I ended up about 4"...
Forum: Daily banter 11th October 2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,444
Posted By funkmiester
Tesla powered Audi

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

This is the (now) quite famous Rich rebuilds. he started re-building teslas in the cold on his own and started putting them up of Youtube. He has gained...
Forum: Daily banter 8th July 2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,352
Posted By funkmiester
Very sorry for your loss.

Very sorry for your loss.
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th June 2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,488
Posted By funkmiester
Thanks guys very helpful

Thanks guys very helpful
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 21st June 2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,523
Posted By funkmiester
Brake assist+ Other Tech

Just to ask, D4 has been around a long time, has anyone any stories of the tech in these cars saving their bacon or averting a crash?
I've had the brake assist come on and it was more of a "WTF was...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 21st June 2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,488
Posted By funkmiester
Sports differential warning light

I've read the treads about the sensor(s) brown and black, not to do them at the same time etc. but has anyone on the forum actually done it on a UK D4? If so was it easy? I understand you have to...
Forum: Daily banter 13th April 2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By funkmiester
That is good to hear. Many Thanks. I'll do it at...

That is good to hear. Many Thanks. I'll do it at the weekend. Car suffered no I'll effects. Some defrosting elsewhere is required.
Forum: Daily banter 12th April 2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By funkmiester
Power steering mix

Ok I don't have the words for this but I'll ask anyway. I asked my wife to top the engine oil up. I have a very slight sump leak despite fixing it a couple of times over the years. Anyway I get a...
Forum: Daily banter 8th April 2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,820
Posted By funkmiester
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/compliance_...

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/compliance_with_the_data_protect_3

Seems like someone is there before us.
However the reply includes a copy of the relevant pages in the Registration and...
Forum: Daily banter 8th April 2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,820
Posted By funkmiester
Now that is an interesting case, Based on the...

Now that is an interesting case,
Based on the mandatory training I've just done, I agree.
The DVLA can hold the data but we have not given permission for it to be secondary processed by a private...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd April 2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By funkmiester
Red Dot Museum Essen Germany Naked D2!

So I went to Techno Classica Essen- lucky me, not much Audi though. Not the best show, Paris and Brum are better. So with time to kill in Essen I went to the Fantastic Red Dot Museum in a converted...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd April 2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,820
Posted By funkmiester
Gdpr

To keep it simple, Dashcams are not affected, You can stop reading now if that's all you want to know!!!
they do not hold private information. The registration plate is not a piece if personally...
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 20th June 2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 20,583
Posted By funkmiester
2002 D2 S8 Used almost daily, Owned 8 years, 194K...

2002 D2 S8 Used almost daily, Owned 8 years, 194K just passed MOT again no issues. Peerless.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 28th May 2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,011
Posted By funkmiester
I have a 3D printer, two holes in my bumper and a...

I have a 3D printer, two holes in my bumper and a great deal of ambition. It's not the printing, it's the drawing that will be the task, but I'm going to have a go. Failures will be photographed as...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 17th July 2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 937
Posted By funkmiester
lpg plugs

Been a while since I have been on, apologies!
My 2002 s8 has 170K on it and was running Bosch super 4's when I bought it at 120K. It was converted at 60K so has over 110K on LPG. I switched to...
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