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Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th May 2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By moltuae
Nice find. Thanks for the info +++ I've been...

Nice find. Thanks for the info +++

I've been planning to arrange some sort of classic insurance (when my current insurance policy expires next year) now that my S8 is no longer my daily driver.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th May 2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By moltuae
Those look like the right ones but mine were a...

Those look like the right ones but mine were a (slightly) used set supplied by MJ so I can't confirm the part number. Perhaps MJ can confirm?
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th May 2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By moltuae
Indeed. The ride-height and handling is pretty...

Indeed. The ride-height and handling is pretty much identical to how it was with the stock S8 springs I had.
Forum: Daily banter 24th May 2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By moltuae
That would be me I'm afraid. I had to Google him!...

That would be me I'm afraid. I had to Google him! :o


It's surreal when a TV crew swoops on your town. It's happened a few times here over the years (in Ramsbottom). Most of the houses here are...
Forum: Other marques 20th May 2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 76,303
Posted By moltuae
In answer to the original question ... ...

In answer to the original question ...



Hell YES!!

https://i.imgur.com/XTkd5d5.jpg

I still have the D2 S8 but it's now resting inside my business unit. At 18 years old and 10 years of...
Forum: D2 - Interior 10th May 2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,197
Posted By moltuae
I did:...

I did: http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=11673

... but unfortunately I never took measurements. I just used the old one as a template.

If nobody has measurements I'll pop the cover...
Forum: Spotless 8th May 2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By moltuae
Nice :love: X A-12...

Nice :love:



X A-12 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52557291) Brian, perhaps? ;)
Forum: D2 - Lights 5th May 2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By moltuae
Same thing happened to mine a while ago. I found...

Same thing happened to mine a while ago. I found it hanging inside the glove box with broken tabs and a broken wire. I soldered new spade connectors onto the wires but couldn't find a replacement...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 3rd May 2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,287
Posted By moltuae
I was thinking you could literally just dip them,...

I was thinking you could literally just dip them, like this ..

https://youtu.be/DwHglysGMDE?t=131

Should only take seconds to dip them and the amount of paint needed for each knob would be...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 3rd May 2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,287
Posted By moltuae
Have you considered just dipping them in...

Have you considered just dipping them in Plast-Dip to give them a nice rubberised feel?
Forum: A4/S4 B6 27th April 2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By moltuae
Nice. They really suit the car +++ ...

Nice. They really suit the car +++



They always remind me of tuning forks, but I can see the potato peeler resemblance, I think.

(Admittedly, I had to Google potato peeler images because ...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th April 2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By moltuae
Might be worth considering sending the calipers...

Might be worth considering sending the calipers off to Pro-Calipers/Addiction Motorsports (https://pro-calipers.co.uk/) to be refurbished. I think the business is a one-man-band so he might still be...
Forum: Daily banter 21st April 2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By moltuae
8s practising social-distancing over a wooden...

8s practising social-distancing over a wooden bridge +++

My first annual meet ... I remember it well :)
Forum: Daily banter 17th April 2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,529
Posted By moltuae
For a moment there I was imagining scenes like...

For a moment there I was imagining scenes like this ...

23142

... until I read on and realised that 'Victorian' in this context pertains to Victoria, Australia :D
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 16th April 2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,173
Posted By moltuae
It is. AKA "Ebony Black Pearl" I believe, as you...

It is. AKA "Ebony Black Pearl" I believe, as you mentioned earlier.

Glad you (well, MJ) found some suitable replacement panels +++
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 16th April 2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,173
Posted By moltuae
Ouch! I feel your pain Jim :( Have you...

Ouch! I feel your pain Jim :(

Have you considered contacted a dent removal expert? You'd be amazed how some of the more skilled guys can make dents disappear. You'll need to find one who is...
Forum: Daily banter 10th April 2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By moltuae
Very cool! +++

Very cool! +++
Forum: Daily banter 7th April 2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,529
Posted By moltuae
Sorry to hear about your friend Davey. That's...

Sorry to hear about your friend Davey. That's very sad news.

I think the sobering reality is that, even if each and every member on here escapes this virus (and I sincerely hope we ALL do), that...
Forum: Daily banter 7th April 2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By moltuae
So only about 10 rolls of Andrex then? ...

So only about 10 rolls of Andrex then?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L_rWdU9m3I

:D
Forum: Daily banter 5th April 2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,529
Posted By moltuae
Coronavirus Rhapsody...

Coronavirus Rhapsody (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr_tEdQvFcc)

:ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 4th April 2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,171
Posted By moltuae
Where on earth did you find that Sean? I thought...

Where on earth did you find that Sean? I thought 2013/2014 was the last disc ever produced for the RNS-D?

I'd like a link too please if you're uploading it :)
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 1st April 2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By moltuae
:eek: I'm not that fond on the taste myself....

:eek:

I'm not that fond on the taste myself.

And presumably you remove the oil filter with your teeth? :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Everything else 30th March 2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,385
Posted By moltuae
I never caught the radio show -- I was only 8...

I never caught the radio show -- I was only 8 years old at the time --but I do remember it. The TV series, about 3 years later, was great though and very true to the book. You should watch it if...
Forum: Daily banter 26th March 2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,529
Posted By moltuae
Eating plenty of baked beans is also a good way...

Eating plenty of baked beans is also a good way to help maintain social distancing :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Everything else 26th March 2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,385
Posted By moltuae
I remember that game but never got the chance to...

I remember that game but never got the chance to play it unfortunately. I had a lowly Commodore VIC20 at the time, which the game was never available for (as far as I know).
Forum: D2 - Lights 26th March 2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,226
Posted By moltuae
Pah, who cares about the indicator colour when...

Pah, who cares about the indicator colour when the car looks and sounds so good! :D +++

I would say it's technically impossible to make a red-filtered light appear amber. The filter appears red...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 26th March 2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,385
Posted By moltuae
:ROFL: If you think of my username as...

:ROFL:



If you think of my username as initials you might notice it stands for something (something that equals 42). I've always been a big fan of Douglas Adams' work. +++
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 25th March 2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,076
Posted By moltuae
Indeed, good find +++ I wonder if that's...

Indeed, good find +++

I wonder if that's just designed to prevent power on/off pops though? The issue you appear to have, judging by the video you posted, is popping caused by the unit muting the...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 23rd March 2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By moltuae
You can do fail-over DSL/LTE easily with the...

You can do fail-over DSL/LTE easily with the right router. I do this for some of my customers and for my own home/office connection. I use a DrayTek Vigor 2862 LTE...
Forum: Owners Meets 21st March 2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,076
Posted By moltuae
30th/31st would be our preference too +++ Can't...

30th/31st would be our preference too +++ Can't make 9th/10th unfortunately.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th March 2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,385
Posted By moltuae
Nicely done! ++++++ I wouldn't have thought...

Nicely done! ++++++

I wouldn't have thought it necessary to "celebrate with several whiskeys" after sitting in the boot for hours getting high on petrol fumes. :D
Forum: D2 - Interior 14th March 2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By moltuae
It's the kickdown switch, which may or may not be...

It's the kickdown switch, which may or may not be enabled.

More info here:
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=50
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 14th March 2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 138,387
Posted By moltuae
It is strange. It think it's triggered by a...

It is strange. It think it's triggered by a knee-jerk reaction of larger ('whale') traders which in turn causes general panic selling.

There's still a great deal of ignorance around...
Forum: Daily banter 13th March 2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,680
Posted By moltuae
Interesting 'Wallpaper'

Saw this interesting 'wallpaper' in the portacabin of a local car wash today.

Old V5 documents plastered to the wall with each of the previous vehicle owner's details clearly visible and readable...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 12th March 2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 39,627
Posted By moltuae
With a very long aerial it might ;) There's...

With a very long aerial it might ;)

There's a list of the different transmission systems in each country here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_clock

In the UK, the original Audi receiver...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 9th March 2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By moltuae
As HP says, it's fixable. In the UK, it can be...

As HP says, it's fixable. In the UK, it can be professionally rebuilt for around 3K, a job that a lot of owners (myself included) have already had done. And done properly, it should be good for...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 2nd March 2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,064
Posted By moltuae
Very nice! +++ And the best colour for a D2...

Very nice! +++

And the best colour for a D2 S8 too :D
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th February 2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By moltuae
In my mind, that's one of the reasons why they...

In my mind, that's one of the reasons why they should be changing hands for more than they do. If it wasn't for transmission failures there would probably be a lot more of them left on the road. As a...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 28th February 2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By moltuae
I haven't specifically tried VAG-Com with a...

I haven't specifically tried VAG-Com with a USB/Serial adaptor, so I can't comment on whether it will work (although I see no reason why it shouldn't) but in my experience with customer (IT)...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 28th February 2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,385
Posted By moltuae
Ah, yes, I missed that bit. I don't know,...

Ah, yes, I missed that bit.

I don't know, I'm sure I could use up half a tank in 60km if I tried :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Everything else 28th February 2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,385
Posted By moltuae
If you enjoy lying in the boot, contorted and...

If you enjoy lying in the boot, contorted and getting high on petrol fumes, it's a wonderful job. Otherwise it's a bloody awful job to do. :D

It's easy to determine if that's the problem though...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 28th February 2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,385
Posted By moltuae
And possibly just the old pump seating/sealing...

And possibly just the old pump seating/sealing issue.

In which case, how much fuel is in the tank? If it's less than half full, might be worth adding a gallon or two to see if it runs.

I could...
Forum: Daily banter 27th February 2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By moltuae
Interesting application. Don't modern cooling...

Interesting application. Don't modern cooling systems contain rust inhibitors though? And, if there is a little rust inside the cooling system, wouldn't it be safer to leave it be, attached to the...
Forum: Daily banter 27th February 2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By moltuae
I should've paid more attention in Chemistry...

I should've paid more attention in Chemistry lessons (instead of making my own experiments and setting fire to stuff with the Bunsen burners).

I wasn't aware of this 'Chelation' you speak of....
Forum: Daily banter 27th February 2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By moltuae
Thanks for the tip MJ. +++ I'm guessing...

Thanks for the tip MJ. +++


I'm guessing that whatever is in the stuff likes oxygen (even more than iron does) and is able to react with the oxygen in the iron, removing it and therefore...
Forum: Owners Meets 24th February 2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,026
Posted By moltuae
I imagine it went something like this: ...

I imagine it went something like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18JmieM8SFc
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 24th February 2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,076
Posted By moltuae
You'd probably need to find a way to control the...

You'd probably need to find a way to control the power to the Bose amp, such that it automatically powers up after the audio output becomes active (or above a certain threshold) and powers down as...
Forum: Owners Meets 20th February 2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,927
Posted By moltuae
1. briang9 and Mrs G - Classic Courtyard Double,...

1. briang9 and Mrs G - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri & Sat.
2. David's8 and Mrs D - Classic River View Double, Fri & Sat.
3. Tonupkid & Mrs Tonup - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri & Sat.
4. HPsauce...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 31st January 2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 29,008
Posted By moltuae
Sorry, I didn't notice that question. I had...

Sorry, I didn't notice that question.

I had the symptom of restricted power from stand-still, usually at a junction or traffic lights, after I'd been holding the car for a while on the footbrake....
Forum: D2 - Everything else 31st January 2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 29,008
Posted By moltuae
If it is just the brake lights that cause those...

If it is just the brake lights that cause those contacts to burn (I was thinking it might be something inductive, like a gear selector release solenoid), I wonder how easy it would be to modify the...
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