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Forum: Daily banter 12th October 2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By 27litres
Ah... I heard something about Honey on a...

Ah...
I heard something about Honey on a podcast the other day, but wasn't really paying attention to it.
Now I know what it is!
Thanks!
Forum: Alternative Fuels 5th October 2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By 27litres
Wink https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3A...

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcRJ-keusQrPOLQUjinKFd9ZDWzscBmHp60h132TToUAHJHRZ0cf

It seems that electric is becoming more viable in the UK, and a recent email round with...
Forum: Daily banter 28th September 2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By 27litres
Engine on the go-kart at the top is an LS with...

Engine on the go-kart at the top is an LS with carby manifold if anyone was unsure.

MJ, I reckon you'd love the new racing formula being started up down here - S5000 uses a Formula 3 chassis and...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 13th September 2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,304
Posted By 27litres
This is sounding very similar to my fault a few...

This is sounding very similar to my fault a few years ago, where the car remained driveable, but kept slipping into limp mode under anything but light throttle, with an incorrect gear ratio code.
...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 7th September 2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By 27litres
Isaac Agnew Audi Belfast used to be excellent for...

Isaac Agnew Audi Belfast used to be excellent for parts - I ordered heaps off them in the early days of D2 ownership. They've stopped dealing with OS orders now though, whether change of management...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 7th September 2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 714
Posted By 27litres
I reckon MJ might know the answer to this one,...

I reckon MJ might know the answer to this one, but does the transmission have a thermostat controlling flow to and/or from the cooler?

If so, this may answer two questions, the first being will an...
Forum: Daily banter 6th August 2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By 27litres
A4 to remain on MLB platform, other model news

With a standing ovation from the board, I'm expecting big things from the 2023 A4!
However, unless some big things happen in technology and infrastructure over the next 5 years, I don't reckon the...
Forum: Daily banter 1st August 2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By 27litres
. :rofl:

. :rofl:
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 26th July 2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By 27litres
I tolerated a slight coolant loss through the...

I tolerated a slight coolant loss through the pressure cap for close to three years after replacing my radiator, coolant bottle, coolant cap, and bleed valves.
The car never overheated, but would...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 7th July 2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,115
Posted By 27litres
I used to run Kumho Ecsta's on my A4. Used to get...

I used to run Kumho Ecsta's on my A4. Used to get 30-35k km (so 20-25k miles ish) from a set.
Found their grip level satisfactory in the wet, very good in the dry.

We don't run winters over here,...
Forum: Daily banter 7th July 2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,255
Posted By 27litres
My read on it (elsewhere it says "belt driven...

My read on it (elsewhere it says "belt driven alternator starter") is that it will be a toothed belt onto the crank (it is the starter afterall) and will be able to drive the crank with a limited...
Forum: Daily banter 7th July 2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,255
Posted By 27litres
Pretty certain my 12V electrical system enables...

Pretty certain my 12V electrical system enables coasting with the engine effectively switched off (zero fuel)!
I assume that the alternator starter can actually propel the car lightly if it's...
Forum: Daily banter 25th June 2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By 27litres
:ROFL: That's Unionism for you: "we will not...

:ROFL:

That's Unionism for you: "we will not sign off this train until you install a "toast" button, so our members never go hungry" :D

:ROFL:



BTW: we have basically a repurposed model...
Forum: Daily banter 25th June 2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By 27litres
Yes it's a real job, I'm not the King of...

Yes it's a real job, I'm not the King of Australia 🤔 yet 😉.

We do have general power outlet (wall plug) in the cab, so i could cook toast with the push of a button 🤔
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 24th June 2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By 27litres
If the ignition coils are working fine, there's...

If the ignition coils are working fine, there's no real need to replace them. They'll generate misfire codes when they fail.
However, I would trust an NGK replacement just fine.
48082 is the...
Forum: Daily banter 24th June 2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By 27litres
Well Ray, the Burj Khalifa is about half way I...

Well Ray, the Burj Khalifa is about half way I suppose...
I'd love to see the building, but not much else there appeals to me. No trains there that I know of either!

I'll have to show you some...
Forum: Daily banter 24th June 2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By 27litres
Na, that's not a Flux Capacitor Mark! That's...

Na, that's not a Flux Capacitor Mark!

That's my mornings chariot - a train!
The gauge is my battery voltage gauge on my X'Trapolis - big Alstom job, a bit bigger than Ray's!
Forum: Daily banter 23rd June 2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By 27litres
I thought they always landed on their feet?

I thought they always landed on their feet?
Forum: Daily banter 23rd June 2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By 27litres
My new driving gloves

I couldn't resist :D

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=21865&stc=1&d=1561322792
Forum: Owners Meets 20th June 2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By 27litres
Would love to have heard this!

Would love to have heard this!
Forum: Motormouth 20th June 2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,756
Posted By 27litres
+1 I was thinking you could buy catalysed O2...

+1

I was thinking you could buy catalysed O2 spacers!
Forum: Daily banter 18th June 2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By 27litres
SKF, FAG and Koyo are best in the business. My...

SKF, FAG and Koyo are best in the business.
My personal preference is SKF. The fact they're OEM is icing on the cake!
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 15th June 2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By 27litres
Clean photos: ...

Clean photos:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=21834&stc=1&d=1560600638

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=21835&stc=1&d=1560600638
...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 15th June 2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By 27litres
It does have a little bit of rust in the left...

It does have a little bit of rust in the left rear wheelarch. It's largely due to some sitting mud that was never hosed off!

As it's been sitting so long, there is some surface rust on the...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 14th June 2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By 27litres
Impala and Bel Air are just trim levels of the...

Impala and Bel Air are just trim levels of the same car. So the Bel Air is the 'luxury' trim with more chrome and better engines etc.

Only photos I can find are crappy photos from before the...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 14th June 2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By 27litres
Hi Mark, Its a 1965 Chevrolet Bel Air. 283...

Hi Mark,

Its a 1965 Chevrolet Bel Air.
283 (4.6L) V8, Auto (I thought it might have been fitted with a 350, but not sure that ever got done)
Australian delivered right hand drive.
It's huge!...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 14th June 2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By 27litres
Front Bumper Valance repaired and refitted - deferred maintenance part 2

Hi guys,

Finally refitted the lower front valance (front spoiler) last week.

The original front lower valance on my car had a large crack in it thanks to one of the previous owners who seemed...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 4th June 2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 485
Posted By 27litres
Found cheap(ish) rh fog light grille on ebay

According to the part number it should be the FL2 (2001-) single piece foglight grille:
...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 2nd June 2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By 27litres
Actually I see what you mean now Andrew! The...

Actually I see what you mean now Andrew!

The FL2 valance in my comparison shots is sitting on a bucket, the new FL1 valance is sitting on the ground.
So there is a physical height difference of a...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 2nd June 2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By 27litres
The centre section is virtually identical - the...

The centre section is virtually identical - the chrome centre grille of the FL2 fits the FL1.
The foglight cut outs are much smaller on FL1, which is pretty visible, but the optical illusion is that...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 2nd June 2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By 27litres
The difference between Foglights on FL1 (MY2000) and FL2 (MY2001-2002)

Every now and then I hear someone ask the old question, "Do the 2-piece foglight grills from the 2000 model cars fit on the 2001 or 2002 model cars.

Due to my accidental misfortune, I can...
Forum: Motormouth 26th May 2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By 27litres
Stuff should be cheaper and even more readily...

Stuff should be cheaper and even more readily available by then!
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st May 2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,724
Posted By 27litres
A separate relay operating one of the two fans...

A separate relay operating one of the two fans would solve the parallel operating problem.
Four wires of suitable grade.
Assuming the resister pack switches live (?), you will need two earths (ie...
Forum: Daily banter 4th May 2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By 27litres
I thought you might have ripped the wires out of...

I thought you might have ripped the wires out of the charger.


When I was having parasitic battery drain issues (which turned out to be the alternator), I was constantly on the charger. I have...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd May 2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 945
Posted By 27litres
Nice post Dean! In regards to your quiz...

Nice post Dean!

In regards to your quiz question, the picture in question is definitely not the front suspension of a D2 S8, or any A series Audi.
However I don't know the rear suspension well...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 3rd May 2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,321
Posted By 27litres
LPG conversion will solve the tank issue +++

LPG conversion will solve the tank issue +++
Forum: Daily banter 2nd May 2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By 27litres
New Ctek on the way then! If you get one of...

New Ctek on the way then!

If you get one of their 25amp kits, you get a 0.8amp maintenance charger with it...
(Or at least you used to, I've been trying to find it!)
Forum: Daily banter 24th April 2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By 27litres
My best mate in Primary School had a Commodore...

My best mate in Primary School had a Commodore 64!
Used to take about half an hour to load anything from it's tape drive - I think the 5 1/4" drive came out later and was very expensive!
We used to...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd April 2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,858
Posted By 27litres
Can you detail what products you use and how you...

Can you detail what products you use and how you go about mould removal and carpet cleaning in the interior when you do it please Michaela?!
Forum: Daily banter 23rd April 2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By 27litres
Spontaneous combustion...wow! Model S's do use...

Spontaneous combustion...wow!
Model S's do use an awful lot of energy and anyone with a 18V power saw or reciprocating saw will know how hot a battery pack can get with a high current drain on it,...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd April 2019, 03:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By 27litres
Yes, I suppose I can see SVX in it, but I reckon...

Yes, I suppose I can see SVX in it, but I reckon a Calibra is more SVXesque!

In the Australian market at the time, the Commodore was a best seller. So they were a dime a dozen, like a Vectra, or a...
Forum: Daily banter 21st April 2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By 27litres
Back in the 90's the Commodore and (Ford) Falcon...

Back in the 90's the Commodore and (Ford) Falcon were just everyday family cars. Australia from the 60's through to the 2000's had an affinity for the "Big 6's" (as in cylinders) and there was a...
Forum: Daily banter 21st April 2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By 27litres
Are you talking about the S8 head David? That...

Are you talking about the S8 head David?
That would be overweight on regular luggage!
I've had the one Michaela sent over for over a year now - had lots going on with purchase of property and...
Forum: Daily banter 20th April 2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By 27litres
My VR Berlina: ...

My VR Berlina:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=21432&stc=1&d=1555804099
Forum: Daily banter 20th April 2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By 27litres
1989 Holden Calais YouTube Review... Not exactly an Audi!

This is not to everyone's taste, but I found it a bit nostalgic. Its a recent review from YouTube on the VN V8 Calais.
The Calais was the top of the line model in Holden's Commodore range. It has...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 16th April 2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By 27litres
I would second this. My understanding of LPG...

I would second this.
My understanding of LPG ECUs is that they take the injector pulse signal from the car ECU and use that as its own injection trigger. The difference is that the LPG ECU will...
Forum: Daily banter 16th April 2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By 27litres
In "Merica" (USofA), where they don't understand...

In "Merica" (USofA), where they don't understand diesel as a performance option, the SQ5 has the 3.0Tfsi engine.
I expect it has shorter gearing too to make it rev a bit harder.

I like the way a...
Forum: Daily banter 15th April 2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,541
Posted By 27litres
Unbelievable! And there was me thinking your were...

Unbelievable! And there was me thinking your were a 'D2 Doctor' 24/7.[/QUOTE]

+1!
Theres devotion to ones trade!

And 72 hours... whew!

IT consultant makes a lot of sense though when it...
Forum: Daily banter 14th April 2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,541
Posted By 27litres
And mustard! Red and yellow, awesome :ROFL:

And mustard!

Red and yellow, awesome :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 14th April 2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,541
Posted By 27litres
Like 100 billion hotdogs Mark? Agree though...

Like 100 billion hotdogs Mark?

Agree though I do like these threads!
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