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Forum: D2 - Everything else Today, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By HPsauce
That image seems to be AWOL, MJ... :Confused: ...

That image seems to be AWOL, MJ... :Confused:

Anyway looking at the pictures, the curve of the boot lid, and the subtle curve of the badge itself to fit the boot (look at one from above) I'm...
Forum: D2 - Everything else Yesterday, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 180
Posted By HPsauce
And does this help? It looks much better than...

And does this help? It looks much better than mine.....

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=23430&d=1591134359
Forum: D2 - Everything else Yesterday, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 180
Posted By HPsauce
Going in the right direction. +++ When you do...

Going in the right direction. +++
When you do find the correct badge location, please post here as I really do want mine to be correct. :cool:

PS: I found this online:...
Forum: D2 - Everything else Yesterday, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 180
Posted By HPsauce
Welcome back Amar. +++ Hmmmmm my S8 badge is...

Welcome back Amar. +++

Hmmmmm my S8 badge is a little misaligned..... :tuttut:
73mm, 40mm, 5mm seem to be the critical measurements.
(Photo to follow)
So that's 73mm from the bottom left corner...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay Yesterday, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 69
Posted By HPsauce
Yes, that's what I was thinking, but I can't...

Yes, that's what I was thinking, but I can't recall exactly what you have to do.
But if you've got VCDS, do it that way and check/clear any errors too. Then do it again..... ;)
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay Yesterday, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 69
Posted By HPsauce
Throttle Body Alignment it's called, VCDS...

Throttle Body Alignment it's called, VCDS version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zrmhDw_v7Y
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay Yesterday, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 69
Posted By HPsauce
I vaguely recall there's a simple recalibration...

I vaguely recall there's a simple recalibration that can be done, either with VCDS or automatically with a simple sequence at ignition on? Might be worth a try if someone knows the simple version?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 1st June 2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By HPsauce
If you need Vavona I think I have one of them...

If you need Vavona I think I have one of them spare somewhere. (And a few other bits of Vavona trim as well)
Forum: Daily banter 1st June 2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By HPsauce
The other evening, Saturday IIRC, a very...

The other evening, Saturday IIRC, a very low-flying 4-prop military transport went over. Looked more likely to be a Hercules than an A400 though from its size.
It was heading West and definitely NOT...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 31st May 2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By HPsauce
Having found my centre caps I have a ropy set of...

Having found my centre caps I have a ropy set of 4 made of Chinesium for "everyday" use, plus a genuine set for "show" and a spare. All brushed style.

The spare, oddly, is the polished type and is...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 30th May 2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By HPsauce
Just to be clear, that looks like the "brushed"...

Just to be clear, that looks like the "brushed" version, rather than the "smooth" version. ;)
So a good match for FE20s that are still diamond cut. ;)

I have a set for my summer 20s for whenever...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th May 2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By HPsauce
At least if I want to use it I can tax it again...

At least if I want to use it I can tax it again very quickly at no loss. Though there's some weird 5-day delay built into the system that I don't understand. :Confused:
And given cheap petrol, quiet...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th May 2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By HPsauce
A sad day, hopefully just temporary though....

I've never done this before, though I'm sure many of us here are regulars………
A short while ago this afternoon I put my S8 on a SORN. :-(

Had a final outing earlier along the M40 and into the SW...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th May 2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 321
Posted By HPsauce
I'll try them too, depending what my current...

I'll try them too, depending what my current insurer (Privilege) say on renewal, though that's actually many months away.
Forum: Daily banter 29th May 2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By HPsauce
Came from Germany - Munster/Osnabruck. ...

Came from Germany - Munster/Osnabruck.

Aircraft type (BE20) Beech B200 Super King Air Registration D-IWAW according to FR24. https://www.flightradar24.com/DIWAW/24962951

Ah no! That's another...
Forum: Daily banter 28th May 2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By HPsauce
The 747s going over high are very obvious, even...

The 747s going over high are very obvious, even at 40,000ft you can see the 4 separate contrails from the engines.
More intriguing are the 3-engine freighters, I didn't even know they were still...
Forum: Daily banter 25th May 2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By HPsauce
Just head for Hackney where my #1 son lives........

Just head for Hackney where my #1 son lives..... ;) Pubs are open too, though their toilets aren't. :Confused:
Forum: Daily banter 24th May 2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By HPsauce
Peter Crouch spotted outside our house on Thursday....

And now he's appearing on the BBC! Quick ad between programs seen several times already today.
Apparently it's for a program called "Save Our Summer" starting in a couple of weeks time.

We...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 24th May 2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By HPsauce
You live and learn. :cool: I think my #2 son was...

You live and learn. :cool: I think my #2 son was pulling the wool over my eyes..... :tuttut:
Forum: Daily banter 23rd May 2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By HPsauce
Yup, just checked that, RAF Akrotiri, probably...

Yup, just checked that, RAF Akrotiri, probably going to Brize Norton.
Odd route though..... :Confused:
Forum: Daily banter 23rd May 2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By HPsauce
And todays novelty was an RAF Airbus A400M, just...

And todays novelty was an RAF Airbus A400M, just went over very low and very loud heading West. Must have come out of Northolt and be keeping below the Heathrow Asian exit flight paths that usually...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 23rd May 2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By HPsauce
Indeed they do and all 3 of my children run such...

Indeed they do and all 3 of my children run such BMWs. It's an eclectic mix - a boring 3.0D X5, a 440i Gran Coupe and an X5 5.0i. The last two in particular are PDQ! :D
Forum: D2 - Transmission 22nd May 2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By HPsauce
Maybe never again...…. But I used to drive over...

Maybe never again...….
But I used to drive over the Chilterns to work a few years back, to Stokenchurch, and in winter we had an office sweepstake on how many BMW 3-series you could count stuffed up...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd May 2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By HPsauce
I've noticed a fair few vapour trails in recent...

I've noticed a fair few vapour trails in recent days, I think it's atmospheric conditions high up, almost all planes with trails are near or above 40,000ft.

As for helicopters our...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd May 2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By HPsauce
No rush, just send the stalk if it's ready to go,...

No rush, just send the stalk if it's ready to go, I'm not going anywhere soon......
Forum: Daily banter 21st May 2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By HPsauce
Just heard a very loud plane going over, it was...

Just heard a very loud plane going over, it was another A380 heading for China!
Forum: Daily banter 21st May 2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By HPsauce
MJ congratulations, but while you're posting so...

MJ congratulations, but while you're posting so productively are you also picking up your Forum messages OK? You sent me one a few days ago (about a Cruise Control Stalk) and I replied, but I don't...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 21st May 2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By HPsauce
Just Google a wiring diagram for RNS-D and you'll...

Just Google a wiring diagram for RNS-D and you'll see SAFE on a pin on one of the 8-pin connectors. Just link it to the permanent +12v wire.
Or look on the RNS-D itself, they usually have a label...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 21st May 2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By HPsauce
Does that mean that the "safe" wire isn't...

Does that mean that the "safe" wire isn't connected in the wiring loom?

Edit: Probably, as stated in this thread: https://www.audiforum.us/threads/code-issue-on-navi-system.1015/
Can't recall the...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 20th May 2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By HPsauce
Ah right, hadn't realised it was just dangling...

Ah right, hadn't realised it was just dangling loose when you found it, I assumed you'd released it to look closer. :o
The mounting isn't the most secure, if the ECU lid has been taken off or not...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 19th May 2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By HPsauce
It's in the right place indeed. I just opened...

It's in the right place indeed. I just opened mine up and cleaned it, without touching the sensor surfaces! :tuttut:

This was the thread: http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=15437
Forum: Daily banter 16th May 2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,112
Posted By HPsauce
Started fine, best I've seen is 12.24v just...

Started fine, best I've seen is 12.24v just before I started it for a run. Interestingly, the other car is used occasionally and now has the smaller charger on it but actually has consistently...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th May 2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By HPsauce
Again, on a D2 if it operates with a tiny touch...

Again, on a D2 if it operates with a tiny touch on the brake pedal that's wrong and it causes all sorts of weird problems. You should have to positively press the pedal down a small distance. I can...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th May 2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By HPsauce
I don't know how a D3 works, but the operation of...

I don't know how a D3 works, but the operation of the switch you describe is EXACTLY how it works on a D2, with a very slight gap between the two circuits.

IIRC, in a D2, one is for the brake...
Forum: D2 - Interior 14th May 2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,197
Posted By HPsauce
I bet it involves taking a CAD slice and then 3D...

I bet it involves taking a CAD slice and then 3D printing a single layer. ;)
Then scanning it...….
Forum: Daily banter 12th May 2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,112
Posted By HPsauce
Up to 12.22v today and it's not even fully sunny....

Up to 12.22v today and it's not even fully sunny. Maybe tomorrow we'll take the Audi out and drive somewhere for our daily exercise. :cool:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 11th May 2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,896
Posted By HPsauce
They're not a left/right pair, they're a...

They're not a left/right pair, they're a body/boot lid pair - both ends of the cable on the battery side..... ;)
(And incidentally different sizes - RTFM!)
Yes, the body (rear wing) grommet tends...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 10th May 2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,530
Posted By HPsauce
I have no idea, not least because there's no...

I have no idea, not least because there's no scale. I assume the finished item will be basically cylindrical and that's just a section....
It's the two chamfered faces that intrigue me, one inside...
Forum: D2 - Interior 9th May 2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,197
Posted By HPsauce
Sean almost certainly will, he made some very...

Sean almost certainly will, he made some very nice replacements. +++

Hopefully he'll be along soon and can help. :cool: (I've just PM'ed him this thread)
Forum: Daily banter 7th May 2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By HPsauce
That same A380 just left Heathrow going back to...

That same A380 just left Heathrow going back to China, flew straight over our house at 22:55, very loud!
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 7th May 2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By HPsauce
3 rows, vs 4 later. Pretty sure everything else...

3 rows, vs 4 later. Pretty sure everything else is identical apart from the panel itself. Later ones just have more "oomph".
My fan was whizzing away so fast today I went and turned it off - I...
Forum: Daily banter 7th May 2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By HPsauce
That aligns roughly with the stats you can look...

That aligns roughly with the stats you can look at on Fightradar24. They say that worldwide commercial flights in April were down at just above 25% of last years figures, though they are now slowly...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 7th May 2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By HPsauce
Here?...

Here? http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2566
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 7th May 2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By HPsauce
Hi Jim, my front plate (plastic) is held on my...

Hi Jim, my front plate (plastic) is held on my four screws, one at each corner.
That way it bends to the curve of the holder.
The screws have coloured caps, two white and two blue (for the Euro...
Forum: Daily banter 6th May 2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By HPsauce
An Amsterdam to Sao Paulo passed over Barnstaple...

An Amsterdam to Sao Paulo passed over Barnstaple Cross just after 10:30pm.
Slightly odd as that isn't the great circle direct route.... (that's over northern France)
Forum: D2 - Everything else 6th May 2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,530
Posted By HPsauce
I did wonder when you said this "What about the...

I did wonder when you said this "What about the front passenger airbag" and as you have just mentioned it, how is it connected?
Forum: Daily banter 6th May 2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By HPsauce
Novelty arrival at Heathrow! Heard a large loud...

Novelty arrival at Heathrow! Heard a large loud plane a few minutes ago on the approach track to Heathrow just a couple of miles south of us.
An A380 of China Southern Airlines from Guangzhou, it's...
Forum: Daily banter 6th May 2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By HPsauce
My elder son is rather looking forwards to...

My elder son is rather looking forwards to getting back to the office, and he's based in one of the big towers in Canary Wharf!
That said, he's extremely busy and can commute by car (parks in...
Forum: Daily banter 6th May 2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By HPsauce
Just looked and there's an Atlas Air 747-45E...

Just looked and there's an Atlas Air 747-45E cargo plane almost over you as I post, heading from Norfolk (Virginia) to Frankfurt.
I guess you're not on the major transatlantic routes as they're...
Forum: Daily banter 5th May 2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By HPsauce
What's going on in the air?

Not sure that many of you are interested, but as we live relatively near Heathrow and are under many flightpaths (normally) it's interesting to see what's going on now. Basically not a lot,...
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