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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General Today, 11:00 AM
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Posted By MikkiJayne
Cisco Aironet 1600 wifi access point

Hi all,

Is this of any use to anyone? I just found it in the loft - it was used for a couple of weeks at a trade show in 2015 and has just been gathering dust since! Apparently its end of life now...
Forum: D2 - Everything else Today, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 169
Posted By MikkiJayne
https://www.carscoops.com/wp-content/uploads/webp/...

https://www.carscoops.com/wp-content/uploads/webp/2009/08/Audi-R8-BMW-0.webp

:ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Everything else Today, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 169
Posted By MikkiJayne
It was an option when new. You could pay the...

It was an option when new. You could pay the dealer some money to not stick the badges on :tuttut:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items Yesterday, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 52
Posted By MikkiJayne
Just good timing :D

Just good timing :D
Forum: D2 - Everything else Yesterday, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 169
Posted By MikkiJayne
I think one of mine still has the original badges...

I think one of mine still has the original badges on the boot. I can check tomorrow if no one else has measured one by then :)
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay Yesterday, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 65
Posted By MikkiJayne
I'm sure it does a TB alignment itself in certain...

I'm sure it does a TB alignment itself in certain circumstances, although I can't remember what they are. Something like turn it on but don't start it or touch the pedals.

Can't hurt to try it...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items Yesterday, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 52
Posted By MikkiJayne
I'll take those please +++

I'll take those please +++
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay Yesterday, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 65
Posted By MikkiJayne
The position sensor is built in to the throttle...

The position sensor is built in to the throttle body motor. Etka shows 077 133 062A fits all FL S8 and also FL2 A8. FL1 A8 is the same number without the A suffix.

077 133 062 fits AQG, AQF, ARU...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 1st June 2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 75
Posted By MikkiJayne
I was going to say vacuum pipes too. The valves...

I was going to say vacuum pipes too. The valves for the SAI are vacuum driven so if there is a leak they may not be operating.

Cat efficiency below threshold seems to be a common problem with the...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 1st June 2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By MikkiJayne
I would say because of not using the tool...

I would say because of not using the tool correctly - probably over-tightening it. The tensioner only compresses so far, and unless you've got a 200lb gorilla on the tools you can easily feel the...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 1st June 2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By MikkiJayne
You will also need the gaskets under the...

You will also need the gaskets under the tensioners, good quality silicone sealant, and assuming you leave the exhaust cam in place one cam blanking cap and I think three cam oil seals.

Gasket:...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 1st June 2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By MikkiJayne
These two: ...

These two:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=23419&stc=1&d=1590992808

Yes, those two links are correct +++
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 31st May 2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By MikkiJayne
69x2.5mm for the top one under the cap, 112x2.0...

69x2.5mm for the top one under the cap, 112x2.0 for the larger one in the pump body.
Forum: Daily banter 31st May 2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 28,338
Posted By MikkiJayne
Back out of winter storage: ...

Back out of winter storage:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=23417&stc=1&d=1590918842

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=23418&stc=1&d=1590918842
...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 31st May 2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,888
Posted By MikkiJayne
Thats crusty but not the worst. It may be...

Thats crusty but not the worst. It may be saveable using my (still untested) new method so don't get rid of the old pipes. I'll get the Spectrum ones packed up today.

Its possible on the driveway...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 30th May 2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By MikkiJayne
The polished version supersedes to the brushed...

The polished version supersedes to the brushed one now. Probably my doing after I rejected all the remaining polished stock because every single one of them was scratched by some numpty just chucking...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 30th May 2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 321
Posted By MikkiJayne
We can get club rate with Adrian Flux, although I...

We can get club rate with Adrian Flux, although I don't know how they are for agreed value.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th May 2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By MikkiJayne
I sorned mine in March :( I had a lot of jobs to...

I sorned mine in March :( I had a lot of jobs to do on it (including replacing all four calipers) which were thwarted by lockdown as all suppliers I needed were shut. They're open again now, but I've...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th May 2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By MikkiJayne
Oh yeah good point! :D

Oh yeah good point! :D
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th May 2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yeah the aftermarket tend not to differentiate...

Yeah the aftermarket tend not to differentiate between models or specs at all, yet Audi have different springs for every equipment level, and almost as many dampers. The Bilsteins would give a...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th May 2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By MikkiJayne
4D0413031AQ is for the PF 2.8 sport so will have...

4D0413031AQ is for the PF 2.8 sport so will have quite a different weight profile to an FL S8. I would be disinclined to fit those to an S8 tbh as it may end up under-damped.

The best dampers...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 28th May 2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By MikkiJayne
Probably not, but you can just use generic...

Probably not, but you can just use generic o-rings. I don't recall that they were anything special last time I had one in bits.

If you can measure ID and thickness any bearing supplier should be...
Forum: D2 - Interior 27th May 2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,193
Posted By MikkiJayne
Thats exactly what I was planning but completely...

Thats exactly what I was planning but completely failed to do so thank you +++
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th May 2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By MikkiJayne
I have wondered about this myself, but never got...

I have wondered about this myself, but never got any further. There used to be a few bespoke spring manufacturers in Sheffield who might be able to rework them if they are still around.

Its worth...
Forum: D2 - Lights 24th May 2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By MikkiJayne
Replace the sensors. They're the same on B5 A4,...

Replace the sensors. They're the same on B5 A4, C5 A6 / Allroad and 8N TT so plenty of them about. Aftermarket sensors often come with the link arm which obviously doesn't work on the D2, but the...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 24th May 2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By MikkiJayne
I meant to mention that and did indeed forget...

I meant to mention that and did indeed forget :rolleyes:

The 4wd E34 I've seen has the diff cast in to the sump and one of the output shafts goes through the sump right under the crankshaft. It...
Forum: D2 - Interior 23rd May 2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,193
Posted By MikkiJayne
The LHD piece is a very different shape to the...

The LHD piece is a very different shape to the RHD one - ours is almost square. That pic is very handy though in case I start laser cutting them as I can make LHD versions too +++
Forum: D2 - Interior 23rd May 2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,193
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its the piece of wood over the relay box in the...

Its the piece of wood over the relay box in the passenger footwell :)

I didn't manage to speak to anyone about laser cutting. It was a rather hectic week. I'll try next week.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 23rd May 2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By MikkiJayne
Someone has even completely redesigned the front...

Someone has even completely redesigned the front suspension to give more steering angle :Confused: Now I'm pretty open minded when it comes to modifying things, but that makes no sense at all to me.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd May 2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 627
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its potentially an upgrade for handling and a...

Its potentially an upgrade for handling and a downgrade for ride comfort so it depends on your perspective.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 23rd May 2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By MikkiJayne
BMW handling isn't just about driving the rear...

BMW handling isn't just about driving the rear tyres - its about weight distribution. Because of the drivetrain architecture the front axle line is halfway along the engine so they can get 50/50...
Forum: D2 - Lights 23rd May 2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By MikkiJayne
8D is a mirror image of 4D, so the bolt at the...

8D is a mirror image of 4D, so the bolt at the top points outboard if you fit it to a D2, rather than inboard which it should do.

However, Mike and I managed to dismantle an 8D and get both the...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd May 2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yep, that seems about their normal level of...

Yep, that seems about their normal level of service. I use their site to look up alternative vendors of things and then search out those vendors on ebay or Amazon.
Forum: Daily banter 22nd May 2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,094
Posted By MikkiJayne
Oddly there was an almost-normal level of flights...

Oddly there was an almost-normal level of flights over me on Wednesday lunchtime - 2 in the air and 6 vapour trails. Yesterday, down to 1 of each, so a slightly odd blip.

Also one very unusual...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd May 2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By MikkiJayne
Saw it, pondered it, and then completely forgot...

Saw it, pondered it, and then completely forgot about it sorry! I had the stalk packed up ready to go but the sill trims threw me :rolleyes: I'll try and get it done over the weekend +++
Forum: Daily banter 21st May 2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By MikkiJayne
I had no idea I'd posted so much :o Fitting, I...

I had no idea I'd posted so much :o Fitting, I guess, that #3000 should be in this thread :)
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 21st May 2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 627
Posted By MikkiJayne
Looks like it, plus poly for the rear control...

Looks like it, plus poly for the rear control arms too which is very handy.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th May 2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By MikkiJayne
Both lower control arms are different on factory...

Both lower control arms are different on factory 20" cars as they have larger tapers on the outer balljoints. They are both discontinued from Lemforder and TRW (the OE manufacturers) however the...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 19th May 2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By MikkiJayne
The tyre manufacturers want the vehicle...

The tyre manufacturers want the vehicle manufacturers to use their products. The vehicle manufacturers have specific requirements for ride, handling, noise etc and therefore in order get the...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 19th May 2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 627
Posted By MikkiJayne
Very handy that they do three different grades in...

Very handy that they do three different grades in the front bushes which will likely be road, fast road, and track grades. 95 hardness is almost solid.

I could see the 75 version being a useful...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 19th May 2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its in exactly the right place in the car. Etka...

Its in exactly the right place in the car. Etka is showing it with other HVAC sensors, not its actual position. Andrew had a thread on it a little while ago, maybe with pics of it attached to the ECU...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 19th May 2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By MikkiJayne
It is held in place by one of the ECU box lid...

It is held in place by one of the ECU box lid screws - the one to the right in your second pic.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 19th May 2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By MikkiJayne
Forgot all about this sorry - I did look in...

Forgot all about this sorry - I did look in Elsawin but couldn't find it, and also can't find my notes on the manual swap so I don't know where I found it originally.

It might be worth having a...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th May 2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 627
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yeah its just different rubber stiffness for the...

Yeah its just different rubber stiffness for the different models. They are otherwise identical, so one set will work for everything. Probably with them being solid but fairly soft it'll be stiffer...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 18th May 2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By MikkiJayne
Probably what was either on the shelf, or...

Probably what was either on the shelf, or cheapest. They probably don't know or care what those markings actually mean.
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 18th May 2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By MikkiJayne
This is what I use: ...

This is what I use:

https://media.rs-online.com/t_large/F5416781-01.jpg

Lube sometimes helps too - I tend not to use WD40 on o-rings or plastic, but some sort of light oil maintenance spray...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 18th May 2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By MikkiJayne
AO is Audi Option, MO is Mercedes Option, JRS I...

AO is Audi Option, MO is Mercedes Option, JRS I believe is Jaguar option. They are basically different OE versions of the same tyre tweaked to suit the manufacturer's requirements for ride, noise,...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 18th May 2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,167
Posted By MikkiJayne
Good result +++ I'm trying to decide whether to...

Good result +++ I'm trying to decide whether to go with Focal or JL in my current project.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th May 2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 627
Posted By MikkiJayne
Hopefully yes, because sending a subframe to...

Hopefully yes, because sending a subframe to Poland and back from here would cost more than the bushes!

I wonder if they would be happy working from one corner of it?
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,529
Posted By MikkiJayne
Could be a post-lockdown weekend project then. ...

Could be a post-lockdown weekend project then.

This one is taking me weeks, but thats because I have nothing else to do and I'm doing a deep clean and complete audio refit as I go along. If you...
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