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Forum: Daily banter 11th October 2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By tc4332
I arrived home in Wigan at 20:00 last night,...

I arrived home in Wigan at 20:00 last night, Thursday 10/10/2019. Needless to say, I was knacked. Had to unpack and repack for today's trip.

I was held up on the M25 and M42 but considering the...
Forum: Daily banter 9th October 2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By tc4332
To be honest I hav'nt bothered looking at price,...

To be honest I hav'nt bothered looking at price, if I need it I have to buy it where I am at that time. Driving miles to save pennies or tanking up at the half empty point because it might be more...
Forum: Daily banter 9th October 2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By tc4332
After brekkie this morning drove from Germany...

After brekkie this morning drove from Germany into Holland and did no go above 80MPH, honest. Must be having a melt down.
Arrived in Valkenburg and Theo, the previous owner was waiting for me....
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 7th October 2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,216
Posted By tc4332
Then of course the major factors The...

Then of course the major factors


The vehicle
Driving style
Road conditions.

We don't all drive like we are on a F1 track.
I found the Acceleras comfortable and very grippy, even in the...
Forum: Daily banter 7th October 2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By tc4332
Strange how there are always a "Wally" or two at...

Strange how there are always a "Wally" or two at these gigs.
Full on rock concert and they sit there with their arms folded looking sour whilst everyone else is up jigging about and having fun....
Forum: Daily banter 6th October 2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By tc4332
Just received the EndfOfShow photos from Kassel...

Just received the EndfOfShow photos from Kassel and Halle.
Sadly the Kassel one missed me by one person but the Halle got me good.
Forum: Daily banter 3rd October 2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By tc4332
I do not know of any other in this colour. The...

I do not know of any other in this colour.
The attention it receives from Audi staff whenever I visit stealers in Germany or UK lends me to believe that it is at least very unusual.
Forum: Daily banter 3rd October 2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By tc4332
I am attaching a photo that will hopefully...

I am attaching a photo that will hopefully satisfy the "Does Bielefeld exist?" crowd.
Also a photo from Kassel. This was taken during the sound/light checks before the gig. If anyone wants I can...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd October 2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By tc4332
Nice one MJ. I only spent nine years there. ...

Nice one MJ.
I only spent nine years there.
Yes, definitely exists. Even had five weeks in ICU there when I went down with pancreatitis a few years back.
Try Google maps, and not too far from...
Forum: Daily banter 1st October 2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 830
Posted By tc4332
Back in Germany

I'm in Germany again.
Beginning of August we gathered here for the German Audi Freunde Annual Meet which has been reported in other threads.
This trip is for completely different reasons. I have a...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 26th September 2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By tc4332
Audi Music Interface. Easy enough to fit. ...

Audi Music Interface.
Easy enough to fit.
Fits inside the glove box alongside the CD player or instead of it.
Forum: Daily banter 15th September 2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By tc4332
I attended the German meet at the beginning of...

I attended the German meet at the beginning of August and extended my stay to a fortnight. Cruised a few times at 160mph, bliss.
Going back 30th September for another few days. Using the Chunnel...
Forum: Daily banter 15th September 2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By tc4332
Oy!! Where's mine?

Oy!!
Where's mine?
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 4th September 2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By tc4332
OK it was a D3 but in Germany when my keys were...

OK it was a D3 but in Germany when my keys were locked in the boot the ADAC (German AA) chap took 20 minutes to open the driver's door. We kept telling him that would not help.
Took another 20...
Forum: Daily banter 26th August 2019, 02:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By tc4332
I was in Bielefeld last week and did my usual...

I was in Bielefeld last week and did my usual tour of my old haunts.
1 Corps HQ used to be in the barracks nearest to town and the second barracks now houses the current HQ Germany.
All the married...
Forum: Daily banter 24th August 2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By tc4332
Afraid I have to renew mine every year because of...

Afraid I have to renew mine every year because of my bus licence.
But, being a naughty boy, I still have Gwen's green one issued in 1977 endorsement free in replacement of her red book.
I also...
Forum: Owners Meets 21st August 2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,266
Posted By tc4332
I thought everyone's seats were brown :D

I thought everyone's seats were brown :D
Forum: Owners Meets 20th August 2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,266
Posted By tc4332
Finally arrived home at 11:00 but had to go via...

Finally arrived home at 11:00 but had to go via Audi Warrington to organise a new under tray that I lost on Friday at 160MPH.
Been busy since arrival sorting all the mail etc. that was waiting for...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 19th August 2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By tc4332
I know that feeling. I'm currently in Germany...

I know that feeling.
I'm currently in Germany after the German Audi A8 meet.
On the way there whilst tail end charlie in our convoy I had to drop anchor at about 130MPH. Up came brake pads worn...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 18th August 2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By tc4332
Strong, very strong, letter to Halfrauds required.

Strong, very strong, letter to Halfrauds required.
Forum: Daily banter 15th August 2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By tc4332
And it only works in the UK

And it only works in the UK
Forum: Owners Meets 15th August 2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,266
Posted By tc4332
I will post what I have when I'm home. Pretty...

I will post what I have when I'm home. Pretty stretched time wise now. lost some time yesterday waiting for the new front brake pads and signal cables.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 12th August 2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,849
Posted By tc4332
Even in Germany I receive the good news. Well...

Even in Germany I receive the good news. Well done.
Forum: Owners Meets 10th August 2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,266
Posted By tc4332
We are doing. ...

We are doing.
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=22046&stc=1&d=1565647859


We are emulating the German flag, two of the cars are English.
Apologies for the German wedding...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 8th August 2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By tc4332
Steve, Because son Craig now has his own 8...

Steve,

Because son Craig now has his own 8 (4.2 TDI 56 plate) it would be nice if I could give him one (cleaning kit) as well.
If Roberto has enough could I pressure you into obtaining 2 for me?...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 6th August 2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By tc4332
Nice one Steve. I was in Altrincham last week...

Nice one Steve.
I was in Altrincham last week visiting my sister.
I'll contact you when I return from Herman's Fatherland.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 6th August 2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By tc4332
Thanks Steve. That is a good plan. How do...

Thanks Steve.
That is a good plan.
How do you want me to pay the mortgage?
I won't be back until the 20th.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 6th August 2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By tc4332
I want one Roberto. But, I'll be in Germany for...

I want one Roberto.
But, I'll be in Germany for the meet there.
Hang on to one for me and we can sort something out.
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 6th August 2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By tc4332
Well done. Thanks for this very impressive...

Well done.
Thanks for this very impressive guide.

I was struggling to find a guide to wire my phone holder in. So last Saturday purchased ETKA and managed to do what I wanted in 20 minutes.
All...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 4th August 2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By tc4332
Pete, Both replies are correct. The strip...

Pete,
Both replies are correct.
The strip pulls out of the slot, the bar's feet then fit in the slot.
Normally the bars would only be fitted for a short time (holiday) and when removed the strip...
Forum: Daily banter 4th August 2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By tc4332
Hi Andy, I stand corrected. Just had a guess...

Hi Andy,
I stand corrected. Just had a guess and got it wrong.
It's a new job transferring the Security people from Leigh to Stoke for the Home games. Means that we might be sending a coach there...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd August 2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By tc4332
My apologies Ivan. I spent 5 hours parked at...

My apologies Ivan.
I spent 5 hours parked at Stoke City football club today.
I should have thought on and let you know in case you were at a loose end.
Forum: Owners Meets 2nd August 2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,266
Posted By tc4332
Car is being prepared. Two washes. Two...

Car is being prepared.

Two washes.
Two polishes.
Today I gave her a "Done & Dusted" all over. If nothing else, the coefficient of drag is now at a minimum. She's as smooth as silk!!!!
Forum: Daily banter 2nd August 2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By tc4332
Sorry Sarg, Just checking to see if you were...

Sorry Sarg, Just checking to see if you were still with us at least in spirit even though you are currently on the dark side.
Seriously, best to you both, and please stay with us.
Forum: Daily banter 2nd August 2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By tc4332
Parking for BMW owners, only

Just found this.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 1st August 2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,075
Posted By tc4332
Wonder if the person that copied the original...

Wonder if the person that copied the original missed something.
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 31st July 2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By tc4332
Problem solved. I had ELSA Win installed on my...

Problem solved.
I had ELSA Win installed on my PC. Cost £30. Was supposed to take 4 hours to install, mine took 2 hours.


Took off the fuse box cover (dash end cap driver's side)
Two bolts...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 29th July 2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By tc4332
Already in PM mode with Neel But many thanks...

Already in PM mode with Neel
But many thanks for the pointer +++:D:love:
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 28th July 2019, 02:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By tc4332
Sorry, no backup.

Sorry, no backup.
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 27th July 2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By tc4332
A friendly bloke with deep knowledge of 8's...

A friendly bloke with deep knowledge of 8's tweaked a few things on the day of purchase. Personally, I have no idea of the details.
Everything was updated at that time.
Everybody says that it...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 26th July 2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By tc4332
Thanks Neil . . . . But. . . . That is where I...

Thanks Neil . . . . But. . . .
That is where I have looked five times now and I cannot see anything about internal trim.
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 26th July 2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By tc4332
2014 Just off for a drive to Tywyn for the...

2014
Just off for a drive to Tywyn for the Tall-y-Llyn railway.
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 26th July 2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By tc4332
Just two little things. Previous owner...

Just two little things.


Previous owner has a mini usb lead at the right end of the dash. It's connected to the right hnnd fuse box but I do not want to just pull it out.
I have a phone...
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 26th July 2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By tc4332
Will this help?

Will this help?
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 25th July 2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By tc4332
Interior Trim

In the D3 area Tech Dump there is a PDF of "How to" the interior trim.
Does anyone have access to something similar for the D4?
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 14th July 2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,036
Posted By tc4332
I'm lucky in that respect. My Indie will fit me...

I'm lucky in that respect.
My Indie will fit me in whenever I need, mind the owner, his brother and the only employee are very close friends.
Sometimes it pays to have a friend.


Honest, I do...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 13th July 2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By tc4332
Yes!!!

Yes!!!
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 7th July 2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By tc4332
I was taught to use Vaseline. I keep a special...

I was taught to use Vaseline.
I keep a special "garage use only" pot in the garage.
Of course I also use it when messing with water hose connectors.
Forum: Owners Meets 1st July 2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,562
Posted By tc4332
I'm going a bit stupidly posh this year. I've...

I'm going a bit stupidly posh this year.
I've booked the suite both ways on the overnight Hull - Rotterdam ferry.
Outward 8th/9th returning 19th/20th.
Don't really need a suite, just the way Gwen...
Forum: Owners Meets 30th June 2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,562
Posted By tc4332
Ivan, It will be nice to see you there. Give...

Ivan,
It will be nice to see you there.
Give it a whirl.
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