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Forum: Daily banter 23rd January 2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By homer simpson
So the D5 S8 will be the last petrol engined S8?...

So the D5 S8 will be the last petrol engined S8? It's a shame the sporty models will be silent
Forum: D2 - Everything else 22nd January 2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 18,824
Posted By homer simpson
Damn MJ, you can't catch a break with this one! I...

Damn MJ, you can't catch a break with this one! I applaud your patience, not sure I could have held out so long without putting a hammer through it lol.

@Steamship, that's naughty! If I ever work...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 19th January 2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 18,824
Posted By homer simpson
I agree. Whilst I don't own a D2, pictures and...

I agree. Whilst I don't own a D2, pictures and text are usually easier to follow and print out.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 17th January 2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By homer simpson
Excellent thread and thanks for the update +++

Excellent thread and thanks for the update +++
Forum: Daily banter 17th January 2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By homer simpson
Had mine done there, others have too.

Had mine done there, others have too.
Forum: Daily banter 16th January 2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By homer simpson
Anywhere near the Midlands, VRS in Northampton. ...

Anywhere near the Midlands, VRS in Northampton.

Further South, I think AMD Essex?
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th January 2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By homer simpson
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 9th January 2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By homer simpson
I think mannyo did this, he should be able to help

I think mannyo did this, he should be able to help
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 9th January 2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By homer simpson
Excellent! Where did you buy the bag from in the...

Excellent! Where did you buy the bag from in the end?
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 9th January 2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,257
Posted By homer simpson
You're welcome. Looks like it had already failed...

You're welcome. Looks like it had already failed in the past and someone f̶i̶x̶e̶d̶ bodged it
Forum: D2 - Everything else 9th January 2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 18,824
Posted By homer simpson
Some very important tools missing there. Kettle,...

Some very important tools missing there. Kettle, mug and some tea bags!
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 8th January 2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By homer simpson
Are we talking about 13 and 14? ...

Are we talking about 13 and 14?

https://a.d-cd.net/ee3b79u-960.jpg
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 7th January 2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,902
Posted By homer simpson
Love the colour! Good luck with the sale

Love the colour! Good luck with the sale
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 4th January 2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By homer simpson
What did you use to open the calipers when doing...

What did you use to open the calipers when doing the rears?
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 4th January 2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By homer simpson
Best place to start is the Ross Tech Wiki pages....

Best place to start is the Ross Tech Wiki pages. They also have a forum for registered users. VCDS is very user friendly and generally won't let you do anything major without prompting you.

The...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd January 2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By homer simpson
I'm sure my crank seal will need doing at some...

I'm sure my crank seal will need doing at some point. If you can take some pics and a small write up, that would be epic.

Here's the link to Delboy's thread
...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 2nd January 2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,969
Posted By homer simpson
Thank MJ. Quite poor really. I think I had better...

Thank MJ. Quite poor really. I think I had better start looking at my D3 retrofit sooner rather than later, before they become NLA!
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 2nd January 2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By homer simpson
Why not get it refurbished? There is a company...

Why not get it refurbished? There is a company local to me who will replace what needs replacing. I have used them twice and no complaints. Reasonable prices too. Worth a call.
...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 2nd January 2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By homer simpson
The power steering pipe that runs alongside the...

The power steering pipe that runs alongside the engine behind a heatshield is known to fail at some point. It's a pain to do as access is terrible, I think officially it's an engine out job. There is...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 31st December 2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,969
Posted By homer simpson
So does this mean if you had a damaged screen and...

So does this mean if you had a damaged screen and went through insurance, there isn't any company out there that can supply these? Or were they only supplied by Audi?
Forum: Daily banter 24th December 2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By homer simpson
Merry Christmas to all members. Best wishes for...

Merry Christmas to all members. Best wishes for 2021
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 22nd December 2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,000
Posted By homer simpson
https://i.imgur.com/aODYn3P.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/aODYn3P.jpg
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 17th December 2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By homer simpson
Quite possibly the bag itself. I have seen a...

Quite possibly the bag itself. I have seen a video where it was replaced although it will have to be a 3rd party part as Audi only sell a complete strut at 1000+
...
Forum: D3 - Lights 12th December 2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,394
Posted By homer simpson
No. The ignitor is what connects directly to the...

No. The ignitor is what connects directly to the bulb. The ballast is a rectangular box mounted to the right of the driver's headlamp.

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/aekAAOSwdIlelbR3/s-l1600.jpg
Forum: D3 - Lights 11th December 2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,394
Posted By homer simpson
Perhaps the ballast is on it's way out. You can...

Perhaps the ballast is on it's way out. You can try swapping them over and see if it shows the other side as faulty? Did you replace it with a good quality bulb?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 4th December 2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By homer simpson
Knowing my luck, I'd get pulled over for making...

Knowing my luck, I'd get pulled over for making an unnecessary journey during these times! :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 4th December 2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,218
Posted By homer simpson
I've never seen a 10 year old S8 for less than...

I've never seen a 10 year old S8 for less than 500, be it a D2 or D3. Prices have held well for good examples. The D4 is getting close to 10 years and I don't see that dropping below 10k anytime...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 4th December 2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,134
Posted By homer simpson
Can it not be repaired?

Can it not be repaired?
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 3rd December 2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,041
Posted By homer simpson
I think the closest place to you is AMD Essex....

I think the closest place to you is AMD Essex. There may be others but they have done other cars before and so know what they are doing.

VRS in Northampton also do this, if you fancy a trip.
Forum: Daily banter 3rd December 2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By homer simpson
Was the battery low?

Was the battery low?
Forum: Daily banter 3rd December 2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,688
Posted By homer simpson
Another amazing job! Just shows what can be done...

Another amazing job! Just shows what can be done to a car in such a poor state - only by the right people (person) though! Well done MJ
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 1st December 2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By homer simpson
OK I would like to take this, however I am in the...

OK I would like to take this, however I am in the Midlands and it's too far to drive down. Would you be able to wrap it up if I arrange a courier to collect it from you?



Thanks mate
Forum: D3 - Lights 1st December 2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,191
Posted By homer simpson
Excellent!

Excellent!
Forum: D3 - Lights 30th November 2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,191
Posted By homer simpson
One of those had failed on my car when I bought...

One of those had failed on my car when I bought it. When you said you swapped the ballasts but it seems you swapped just the igniters. If it is the part at fault, have a look on ebay for a Hella part...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 30th November 2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By homer simpson
Does the outer chrome have any damage? I wonder...

Does the outer chrome have any damage? I wonder if the centre bit is interchangeable?
Forum: Daily banter 29th November 2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By homer simpson
I'm fairy happy with the light output but you can...

I'm fairy happy with the light output but you can replace it with some branded bulbs (HID/Xenon) as suggested.

The parking camera stays on when you put it in driver until you go over a certain...
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 25th November 2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,027
Posted By homer simpson
Great thread! There's so much more you can fit to...

Great thread! There's so much more you can fit to a D4 than a D3. I admire you effort, some major work there!
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 12th November 2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,613
Posted By homer simpson
Finally did mine, what a great thread! Just shows...

Finally did mine, what a great thread! Just shows how informative this forum is. Parts have increased slightly, the holder is now around 17.30 incl.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 9th November 2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,937
Posted By homer simpson
The part numbers are different. One starts 4E1...

The part numbers are different. One starts 4E1 (LHD) and the other 4E2 (RHD), the rest is the same. There is a supersession, the newer part ends in 'C' rather than 'B'
Forum: Daily banter 6th November 2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By homer simpson
I know you looked into this, but definitely get...

I know you looked into this, but definitely get yourself VCDS. These cars are pretty complicated and full of electrics. Well worth the money.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 6th November 2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,485
Posted By homer simpson
Check you current software version and confirm...

Check you current software version and confirm that it is lower than 5570.
Navigate to CAR → SETUP → Version and check SW line. First 4 digits are representing current software version.

Some good...
Forum: Daily banter 28th October 2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,688
Posted By homer simpson
Makes you wonder what was being searched for on...

Makes you wonder what was being searched for on eBay :ROFL:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 20th October 2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By homer simpson
Unfortunately V10ERR needs facelift ones

Unfortunately V10ERR needs facelift ones
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 20th October 2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By homer simpson
You need 4E0807679K for the left one and...

You need 4E0807679K for the left one and 4E0807680K if it's the right one. They are just under 80 new
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th October 2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By homer simpson
Hi, I know you want to sell the car but one post...

Hi, I know you want to sell the car but one post should be enough :)
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 19th October 2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,458
Posted By homer simpson
That's the one saved in my watch list (seller)...

That's the one saved in my watch list (seller) but just a different listing +++
...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 19th October 2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,458
Posted By homer simpson
The have clamped down since Covid. Luckily I have...

The have clamped down since Covid. Luckily I have an account



Thanks. I will check it out when my handle turns up and I get it painted and fitted. I do have VCDS so will code it+++
Forum: Daily banter 16th October 2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,688
Posted By homer simpson
Absolutely amazing work there MJ! Reading the...

Absolutely amazing work there MJ! Reading the thread just for the transformation of the car is one thing, but I find the clever thinking of getting the bolts out etc even more satisfying. It's these...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 16th October 2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,458
Posted By homer simpson
I'll give them a call. ETKA pricing which is...

I'll give them a call. ETKA pricing which is usually spot on shows the battery at around 230 and a replacement Varta can be had for 120ish
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th October 2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 616
Posted By homer simpson
I had this exact dilema. Whilst there were plenty...

I had this exact dilema. Whilst there were plenty of positives for the Aerosus, I decided to go for the Arnott in the end as I found a decent price on AutoDoc. Eurocarparts did them too and the price...
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