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Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 20th January 2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,803
Posted By Doodle
I retrofitted DAB on mine, didn't need to tell...

I retrofitted DAB on mine, didn't need to tell the car anything. It spotted the tuner in the MOST loop and added the relevant menu option automatically. Reception was no different to any of the other...
Forum: Daily banter 17th January 2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,686
Posted By Doodle
FWIW, my payout last year was about £5.5k, on a...

FWIW, my payout last year was about £5.5k, on a slightly lower spec (no BOSE, RVC or electric boot) and 130k miles.

Build sticker is usually under the boot floor I believe?
Forum: Alternative Fuels 23rd October 2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 36,072
Posted By Doodle
I suspect the Tesla ownership experience is a lot...

I suspect the Tesla ownership experience is a lot better than the more average end of the EV market. My 3 month wait for a Renault Zoe to be delivered turned into 7, with almost zero contact from...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 7th October 2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,072
Posted By Doodle
You're far more likely to have to do an emergency...

You're far more likely to have to do an emergency stop on the road than on the track. Additionally, the deceleration force of a D4 is significantly higher than its acceleration.

This is why the "I...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 25th September 2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,718
Posted By Doodle
There's a multitude of different profiles with...

There's a multitude of different profiles with Bluetooth, not all of which are necessarily supported by your hardware

Calls will be handled over HFP - Hands Free Profile. Music streaming would be...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 8th September 2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,377
Posted By Doodle
FS: Genuine fan washer jets, heated.

Pair of genuine heated fan washer jets, 5M0955986C.

£20 plus postage.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 28th August 2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,261
Posted By Doodle
Realised while eBay listing that the prices have...

Realised while eBay listing that the prices have softened a bit for some of these parts, so have updated prices accordingly.

Antenna - £20
Fabric floor mats - £30
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 26th August 2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,261
Posted By Doodle
Anyone for any more, before they go on eBay?

Anyone for any more, before they go on eBay?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 14th August 2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,261
Posted By Doodle
Brake pads and winter mats now sold.

Brake pads and winter mats now sold.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 9th August 2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,261
Posted By Doodle
I'm awaiting confirmation on a prior offer but...

I'm awaiting confirmation on a prior offer but I'll let you know if they become available. +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 6th August 2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,261
Posted By Doodle
Scores on the doors: Brake pads - Sold ...

Scores on the doors:

Brake pads - Sold
Owners pack - Sold
Winter mats - Sold
Fabric mats - £30
Antenna - £20
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 5th August 2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,261
Posted By Doodle
Winter mats https://i.imgur.com/WSIDAvXl.jpg ...

Winter mats
https://i.imgur.com/WSIDAvXl.jpg

Fabric mats, Platinum - mostly surface dirt, will be receiving a thorough clean later this week once work slacks off a bit....
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 1st August 2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,261
Posted By Doodle
Yes, genuine Audi mats, pretty much as new.

Yes, genuine Audi mats, pretty much as new.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 31st July 2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,261
Posted By Doodle
D3 bits and bobs

I have the following bits left over from my 2007 4.2TDI.

Pagid rear pads - bags are sealed.

https://i.imgur.com/JH1RilLl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/KP8MN9el.jpg

Owners pack with handbook and...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 17th July 2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,725
Posted By Doodle
I'll offer them here first, then onto the open...

I'll offer them here first, then onto the open market. Most likely this weekend when I've had a chance to take pictures
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 16th July 2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,725
Posted By Doodle
FWIW, I've got the front pair of rubber mats, and...

FWIW, I've got the front pair of rubber mats, and a full set of Platinum carpet ones that will be listed shortly.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th July 2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 32,478
Posted By Doodle
Wasn't 3G from 2009 onwards (does it coincide...

Wasn't 3G from 2009 onwards (does it coincide with addition of driving aids? Or were they optional?)

My departed 4.2TDI was facelift, had digital speedo but MMI 2G (late 2007).
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 13th July 2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,013
Posted By Doodle
I wouldn't count on it. It took 10 months, a...

I wouldn't count on it. It took 10 months, a dozen appointments and a similar number of screens to get the right bit of glass fitted to my Mercedes SL.

They ended up fitting an incorrect piece...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 20th June 2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,013
Posted By Doodle
I had the rear screen replaced on mine - C...

I had the rear screen replaced on mine - C pillars and antenna+cover came out, everything else stayed put.
Forum: Motormouth 24th May 2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,414
Posted By Doodle
For comparison, my Renault Zoe had a 300kg...

For comparison, my Renault Zoe had a 300kg battery pack (22kWh), and a 80kW motor that gave average supermini performance for 100 miles at best.

Motors aside (200kW should be pretty damn...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 17th May 2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,028
Posted By Doodle
If you're not already sorted, I have one from a...

If you're not already sorted, I have one from a late '07 car?
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 35,752
Posted By Doodle
Ah Covea. I've just spend a couple of weeks...

Ah Covea. I've just spend a couple of weeks arguing with them over the value of the toasty D3, they are definitely on another planet.

They went ahead without authorisation and paid the finance...
Forum: Daily banter 18th April 2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,093
Posted By Doodle
Fire sale

...well, sort of.

As mentioned in my thread on the door lock conundrum, last week the D3 decided to commit suicide in the work car park.

https://i.imgur.com/35aT5BIh.jpg...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 9th April 2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,663
Posted By Doodle
It's the OSF corner. Headlight, wing, inner...

It's the OSF corner. Headlight, wing, inner guards, airbox etc are all gone, the front strut has collapsed, with the bonnet and rest of the front bumper falling casualty to the fire brigade having to...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 9th April 2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,663
Posted By Doodle
Worked like a charm, never even knew they were...

Worked like a charm, never even knew they were there. +++ At least now I can empty it properly before collection.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 9th April 2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,663
Posted By Doodle
Opening locked doors with no power

Unfortunately the D3 has just chosen to self-immolate in the work car park. Damage is confined to the engine bay but the car is electrically dead, which gives the conundrum of opening the door.
...
Forum: Daily banter 13th March 2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,235
Posted By Doodle
A task that is made arguably much easier when one...

A task that is made arguably much easier when one controls the demand +++
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 4th March 2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,033
Posted By Doodle
I agree, mine has only ever been run in modem...

I agree, mine has only ever been run in modem mode. It's controlled by my own router which feeds into switch and internal/external APs.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd February 2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,611
Posted By Doodle
Toyota Amazons and old ADS-equipped Mercedes,...

Toyota Amazons and old ADS-equipped Mercedes, certainly
Forum: Daily banter 20th February 2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,110
Posted By Doodle
Yep. That's pretty much the process it...

Yep.



That's pretty much the process it uses. IIRC when charging it runs through an additional rectifier to the traction motor circuit, and then uses the motor's stator for inductance...
Forum: Daily banter 20th February 2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,110
Posted By Doodle
It depends by vehicle - the Zoe I had was AC...

It depends by vehicle - the Zoe I had was AC charging. It's an AC motor anyway, so all they are doing is reversing the direction through the conversion system
Forum: Daily banter 12th February 2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,110
Posted By Doodle
Does the Tesla experience include the ability to...

Does the Tesla experience include the ability to sh*t money? :ROFL:

Given the market sector for the M3 and other aspects such as paid Supercharger access, I'm not sure how well that'd pitch....
Forum: Daily banter 12th February 2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,110
Posted By Doodle
That'll please my colleague, in the time he's...

That'll please my colleague, in the time he's been waiting he's seen my Zoe be delivered, driven for 2 and a bit years and handed back to RCI.
Forum: Daily banter 12th February 2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,110
Posted By Doodle
I'm not sure it's Tesla they need to worry about,...

I'm not sure it's Tesla they need to worry about, it's the likes of Hyundai etc.

Model 3 deliveries in the UK are akin to Duke Nukem Forever release dates.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 15th December 2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,198
Posted By Doodle
Loss leader to get people through the workshop...

Loss leader to get people through the workshop door, so they can "find" a nice long list of jobs that need doing.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 14th December 2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,566
Posted By Doodle
You were right Snapdragon, once I found the loose...

You were right Snapdragon, once I found the loose hose and its available length it was obvious, in a bundle clipped to the bumper itself.

The end of the hose had cracked, so cut it back and heated...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 12th December 2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,566
Posted By Doodle
Had a look at lunchtime, it'll have to be an...

Had a look at lunchtime, it'll have to be an undertray job. No matter as I need to change out some suspension arms anyway.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 12th December 2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,566
Posted By Doodle
Thanks, I'll investigate further tomorrow night...

Thanks, I'll investigate further tomorrow night and see what can be done.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 11th December 2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,566
Posted By Doodle
Headlamp washer tubing

Does anyone know how this routes? I'm specifically interested in the location of the union, where the single line from the bottle meets the runner that feeds both headlamps.

It appears that the...
Forum: Daily banter 6th December 2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,255
Posted By Doodle
No problem, I'll probably be back down there at...

No problem, I'll probably be back down there at some point in the New Year as the SL is due an oil change.
Forum: Daily banter 6th December 2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,255
Posted By Doodle
Are they available for daytime pickup (around...

Are they available for daytime pickup (around midday)? I'm collecting my A8 from LMK near Portsmouth tomorrow, heading back to Reading area.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 20th July 2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,859
Posted By Doodle
I think you're on to something there, Google...

I think you're on to something there, Google images of the latch show wiring that looks very similar. If so, it makes this bodge all the more annoying as there were far easier and cleaner ways of...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 20th July 2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,859
Posted By Doodle
What does this connector do?

From pg14 of the 8cyl TDI service manual

https://i.imgur.com/3elPsJN.jpg

It's attached to the slam panel just inboard of the drivers side headlight, it's shown in the manual but no mention of...
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