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Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 19th November 2021, 04:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By ainarssems
Is yours petrol?I think it's only for diesels to...

Is yours petrol?I think it's only for diesels to reduce the noise
Forum: Daily banter 12th November 2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By ainarssems
What's the reasoning behind bags? Seems pointless...

What's the reasoning behind bags? Seems pointless to me unless you move wheels around a lot and do not want to scratch them or if they are stored in direct sunlight and you want to protect them from...
Forum: D3 - Lights 10th November 2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By ainarssems
For the crack the best would probably low...

For the crack the best would probably low viscosity UV resin like used in windscreen chip repair. They come in different viscosities. Depends how long the crack has been there, if a long time then...
Forum: D2 - Interior 10th November 2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By ainarssems
I have seen pics of D3 wheel in D2 but I think D3...

I have seen pics of D3 wheel in D2 but I think D3 has 2 stage airbag and D2 single stage so not sure how is it connected or how would it act when deployed in accident.
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 23rd October 2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 868
Posted By ainarssems
Never had ZZ5 but A6 had ZZ3 on it when I bought...

Never had ZZ5 but A6 had ZZ3 on it when I bought it. What a horrid tyre, at 25C+ it was kind of OK but at cold and wet constantly sliding around and when you are sliding you are wearing them out much...
Forum: Other marques 5th October 2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 168,101
Posted By ainarssems
With the electricity prices going up the cost gap...

With the electricity prices going up the cost gap between ICE and EV is narrowing. With a typical ICE if you get 15-20p per mile, in electric car you get about 3 miles per kWh(maybe 4 on smaller...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd October 2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By ainarssems
Terminal 30 is most likely just battery running...

Terminal 30 is most likely just battery running low because of sitting for a long time, probably nothing to do with sagging rear but maybe it disabled compressor to save energy. Charge up battery,...
Forum: Daily banter 29th September 2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,868
Posted By ainarssems
Symbio Energy went bust today. Bugger. I will now...

Symbio Energy went bust today. Bugger. I will now get switched to another supplier at much increased price and there are no good new deals to be had.:-(
Forum: Other marques 24th September 2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 168,101
Posted By ainarssems
Found some workshop manuals, theory of operation...

Found some workshop manuals, theory of operation and wiring diagrams for Model S, reading theory of operation now. The link is not my upload but I have downloaded them and if the link goes dead I can...
Forum: Other marques 24th September 2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 168,101
Posted By ainarssems
Kaunas supercharger was officially live on Tesla...

Kaunas supercharger was officially live on Tesla website since Monday.


I went there last summer July/August in D3


No I don't and considering the price of adapter (400+) and availability of...
Forum: Other marques 19th September 2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 168,101
Posted By ainarssems
It's been coming soon since 2016. I just found it...

It's been coming soon since 2016. I just found it interesting that couple weeks ago it was not on ABRP but now it is. Bit more digging and it appears to be open, Tesla just have not updated their...
Forum: Other marques 18th September 2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 168,101
Posted By ainarssems
Hmm.. Tesla Supercharger in Kaunas, Lithuania on...

Hmm.. Tesla Supercharger in Kaunas, Lithuania on Tesla website is showing as coming soon, opening date to be confirmed but on A Better Route Planner it is already live. When I checked couple of weeks...
Forum: Daily banter 15th September 2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,868
Posted By ainarssems
Symbio Energy

Symbio Energy
Forum: Daily banter 15th September 2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,868
Posted By ainarssems
What's your source?, hard to comment without...

What's your source?, hard to comment without context, I suppose it could be for a very short period of time like 30 min at some pinchpoints when demand outstrips supply. But on average while the...
Forum: Q7 4L 13th September 2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,167
Posted By ainarssems
I went D2-D3-Q7. Q7 is narrower than D3 but a bit...

I went D2-D3-Q7. Q7 is narrower than D3 but a bit longer, I did not feel any difference in footprint. Obviously it's higher off the ground and higher roof, softer and longer travel suspension so the...
Forum: Daily banter 11th September 2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,751
Posted By ainarssems
Found the file but I guess there is no much need...

Found the file but I guess there is no much need now that you have manual ECU.

Not sure why it says 380HP when stock is 340, maybe it's a tuned file also it does seem a too big of an increase or...
Forum: Other marques 7th September 2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 168,101
Posted By ainarssems
Yes, free supercharging for the life of vehicle....

Yes, free supercharging for the life of vehicle. That was my most important criteria. Electricity prices have gone up a lot and while it is still cheaper per mile to charge EV at home than fill up...
Forum: Other marques 7th September 2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 168,101
Posted By ainarssems
Joined the club, 2016 90D.

Joined the club, 2016 90D.
Forum: Daily banter 31st August 2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,751
Posted By ainarssems
I will have to gig through some old files and...

I will have to gig through some old files and emails. I had some chips and sockets bought as well when I was considering manual swap but abandoned idea as it turned out to be a lot more involved than...
Forum: Daily banter 31st August 2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,751
Posted By ainarssems
I should have a manual ECU file for ACH from when...

I should have a manual ECU file for ACH from when I was looking in to it. Chip is soldered on PCB and is write once chip. It needs to be unsoldered and then you can solder in socket which then...
Forum: Other marques 28th August 2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 168,101
Posted By ainarssems
It took Tesla a week to respond and they said...

It took Tesla a week to respond and they said they cannot tell me anything as I am not current owner because of GDPR. The way I undersatnd GDPR is about protecting personal information. I never asked...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 23rd August 2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,506
Posted By ainarssems
Set of 4?

Set of 4?
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 21st August 2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,052
Posted By ainarssems
The bumper comes off, you screw in special pins...

The bumper comes off, you screw in special pins in bumper shock absorber bolt places and the whole front panel with radiators moves about 3-4 inches to allow better access to front of engine.

On...
Forum: Other marques 20th August 2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 168,101
Posted By ainarssems
I know it's hard but you don't ask you don't get....

I know it's hard but you don't ask you don't get. Anyway got VIN from dealer and sent email to Tesla, let's hope they don't come back with some data protection bull**** saying they can't tell me...
Forum: Other marques 20th August 2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 168,101
Posted By ainarssems
It's the limitation of planning aps we use in UK....

It's the limitation of planning aps we use in UK. I tried to plan route to Latvia and they say it's impossible and it does not show any charging stations in Latvia. Last is in Warsaw, you can...
Forum: Other marques 20th August 2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 168,101
Posted By ainarssems
How about this one? ...

How about this one?
https://www.leicesterautosltd.co.uk/used-tesla-model-s-leicester-leicestershire-3764782

It's a bit more expensive than I would like and higher mileage than most. Is that...
Forum: Other marques 18th August 2021, 11:36 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 168,101
Posted By ainarssems
It would have to be early 2014-2016 car for me...

It would have to be early 2014-2016 car for me anyway to be cheaper and also has to have free SC. I see a lot of them does not have free SC advertised. Not sure if they do not have it, not...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th August 2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,172
Posted By ainarssems
I think I will let mine go soon if you are...

I think I will let mine go soon if you are interested. It's not mint and it's not fully loaded and I am not pretending it to be and I am not asking for much money for it. It's 2006 4.2TDI Sport with...
Forum: Other marques 18th August 2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 168,101
Posted By ainarssems
Have been looking at buying a new car, well not...

Have been looking at buying a new car, well not new but another and I do not like what I see for the prices that are being asked. So I have been expanding my search to include brand new Leaf and now...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 17th August 2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,534
Posted By ainarssems
I would be more interested in getting PR codes...

I would be more interested in getting PR codes from Reg No or VIN, all my old Audi's PR stickers were fine but the newer car the less readable sticker. 2006 D3 has faded but still readable, barely....
Forum: D3 - Lights 15th August 2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,480
Posted By ainarssems
They all fail with age, seams crack and moisture...

They all fail with age, seams crack and moisture gets in, LEDs start failing. No way of knowing how long second hand will last, for the silly money they are selling it's not worth buying second hand....
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 14th August 2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 33,718
Posted By ainarssems
It may have changed, or maybe my MOT tester was...

It may have changed, or maybe my MOT tester was wrong, my reasoning was that when outer fails grease can get on brakes so it's a safety issue but inner does not affect safety.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 13th August 2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 33,718
Posted By ainarssems
I am pretty sure inner CV boot should not be MOT...

I am pretty sure inner CV boot should not be MOT failure, only outer unless something has changed in recent years. I remember my once failed on CV boot and I asked if it's inner or outer and tester...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 4th August 2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,172
Posted By ainarssems
When you say 3.0 and do not mention TDI, I assume...

When you say 3.0 and do not mention TDI, I assume you are after petrol which are very rare so could be for a long wait for one to come up for sale
Forum: Daily banter 4th August 2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,751
Posted By ainarssems
Can I interest you in a pair of unused PF front...

Can I interest you in a pair of unused PF front shocks? They are officially for 2.8FWD so probably a bit softer but I don't think there is massive difference in weight so should be not much...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 3rd August 2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,146
Posted By ainarssems
Might want to add the remaining tread depth in mm...

Might want to add the remaining tread depth in mm to you ad or at least pictures showing threads depth. Plenty of tread migh be 3mm to some and 7mm to others.
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 2nd August 2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,489
Posted By ainarssems
Website domain name was registered in 2016 and...

Website domain name was registered in 2016 and company registered 2017 so not a scam that's set up couple months ago. But it seems like it's 1 man band set up by Lithuanian guy in London. Was dormant...
Forum: Daily banter 1st August 2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,064
Posted By ainarssems
Flush fit pavement charging points ...

Flush fit pavement charging points https://electrek.co/2021/07/29/egeb-these-new-ev-chargers-are-flat-and-flush-with-the-sidewalk/
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 27th July 2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,518
Posted By ainarssems
Oil is probably gasket, not sure about swirl...

Oil is probably gasket, not sure about swirl flaps, will need investigating. Throttle body is most likely worn plastic gears inside, plenty aftermarket available in plastic or metal on eBay or...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 26th July 2021, 01:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,055
Posted By ainarssems
Fair enough if you have the tools yourself to...

Fair enough if you have the tools yourself to pull out and press in new guides and to recut valve seats. When I was looking at it and was talking to head shop their position was that there will be...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 25th July 2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,055
Posted By ainarssems
You are not going to change guides and lap the...

You are not going to change guides and lap the valves yourself, are you?

Just take it to reputable cylinder head shop and they will sort everything out for you. Not sure about 40V engines but on...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 23rd July 2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,325
Posted By ainarssems
D2 petrol has cats that have lot of precious...

D2 petrol has cats that have lot of precious metals that can be recovered but a lot less in D3 diesel cats/dpfs. When my D2 failed gearbox I made the deal with forum sponsors that I am keeping cats...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 21st July 2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,325
Posted By ainarssems
Try removemycar.co.uk I just put a reg number...

Try removemycar.co.uk I just put a reg number from a similar car from Autotrader in and it's offering 450. Car does not need to run but needs to be complete.

...
Forum: Daily banter 18th July 2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 26,916
Posted By ainarssems
My old D2 and also C4 A6 had weak handbrakes but...

My old D2 and also C4 A6 had weak handbrakes but it was mostly caused by the shaft that goes in calliper getting rusty and not rotating freely so that spring was not returning it fully and as the...
Forum: Daily banter 16th July 2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 804
Posted By ainarssems
I find that Waze is better for traffic, updates...

I find that Waze is better for traffic, updates and reacts sooner to any new jams. I guess it's because it's largely community driven and users report any issues real time. It belongs to Google so I...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th July 2021, 04:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,111
Posted By ainarssems
Looks like you have 323mm calipers/carriers and...

Looks like you have 323mm calipers/carriers and 314mm discs.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 8th July 2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,218
Posted By ainarssems
Crankshaft seal? Or they never fail?

Crankshaft seal? Or they never fail?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th July 2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,028
Posted By ainarssems
You are entitled to your opinion about the value...

You are entitled to your opinion about the value of car but you cannot ignore ULEZ expansion.

Where do you think all the affected cars will go? Derbyshire is what? -100 miles, 2 hous from edge of...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 7th July 2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,279
Posted By ainarssems
That looks like a generic fault code reader which...

That looks like a generic fault code reader which will only connect to engine, it will not read suspension controller or any other units in the car, only engine.

If you want something cheaper than...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 7th July 2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,028
Posted By ainarssems
It's nice car but diesels that does not meet...

It's nice car but diesels that does not meet Euro6 standard (pretty much all older than 2015 diesels) have been dropping in price or standing around for long time not selling unless they are very...
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