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Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 14th July 2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Johnmed
Thatís a good price. Mine were £50+ from Audi.

Thatís a good price. Mine were £50+ from Audi.
Forum: Daily banter 14th July 2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Johnmed
I may have had my man servant bid on my behalf. I...

I may have had my man servant bid on my behalf. I can neither confirm or deny this.
Forum: Daily banter 11th July 2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Johnmed
Glad to read this Ray. People often give out...

Glad to read this Ray. People often give out advice at times like this, and say how the deceased partner wouldnít want you to be sad or do this or that etc, etc. Youíre the one who has to deal with...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 10th July 2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Johnmed
Ta. Whatís wrong with the exhaust, flexi pipe?

Ta. Whatís wrong with the exhaust, flexi pipe?
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 7th July 2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Johnmed
Cheers Ray. +++

Cheers Ray. +++
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 7th July 2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Johnmed
Cheers Snap. Always a relief when they pass, as...

Cheers Snap. Always a relief when they pass, as they get older. Even when you know they will.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 7th July 2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By Johnmed
Flew through her MOT.

After 10 years and 150k miles she sailed through the MOT with no advisories. Iíve got tonsillitis and itís hot out, barely with it and sweating like Englandís goalkeeper at another penalty shootout I...
Forum: Daily banter 7th July 2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Johnmed
Thatís lovely Ray. Sorry again I couldnít be...

Thatís lovely Ray. Sorry again I couldnít be there.
Forum: Daily banter 2nd July 2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,017
Posted By Johnmed
Excellent news Paul. All the best.

Excellent news Paul. All the best.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 2nd July 2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By Johnmed
All sorted, got a TRW (OEM) unit. Fitted, cleared...

All sorted, got a TRW (OEM) unit. Fitted, cleared faults about 5 times, cycled the ignition and it stuck. EPB now works well, and more quietly than it has in a while.
Forum: Daily banter 2nd July 2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,017
Posted By Johnmed
Nice work Paul. All the best for the birth. Iím...

Nice work Paul. All the best for the birth. Iím sure I read somewhere only 1% of births are on their estimated due date. Not sure how C sections factor in!!
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 1st July 2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Johnmed
Iíve the very same one too. Wouldnít be without...

Iíve the very same one too. Wouldnít be without it. GLWS.
Forum: Daily banter 29th June 2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Johnmed
Iíll be there Ray.

Iíll be there Ray.
Forum: Other marques 25th June 2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Johnmed
Ha ha ha ha ha. I can neither confirm, nor deny...

Ha ha ha ha ha. I can neither confirm, nor deny where the said bag or shopping is from.

The aluminium did bring me to my previous car (A2) and now my A8, and the extra weight and potential for...
Forum: Other marques 25th June 2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Johnmed
That does look very good. 5L, 10 cylinders,...

That does look very good. 5L, 10 cylinders, whatís not to like? The interior isnít to my liking, but that one is about as nice as they get. Do it!!!!
Forum: Other marques 25th June 2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Johnmed
A brother from another mother.

This heavy, steel bodied thing parked next to me. Anyone had any experience of the Phaeton, would be interesting to see how they compare to the 8.
Forum: Daily banter 23rd June 2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,187
Posted By Johnmed
Oh Ray. Iím so sorry to read of Gwenís passing. ...

Oh Ray. Iím so sorry to read of Gwenís passing.

I only met Gwen the once. She was a lovely lady, and I feel I know in a way, like we all do, how much she meant to you and all your family. Iím...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 19th June 2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By Johnmed
Predictable update: it physically works, but the...

Predictable update: it physically works, but the hall sensor, which I transferred to they new EPB housing, a la MacGyver, is not sending a signal so Iíve a MIL. Which other than being annoying wonít...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 19th June 2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By Johnmed
Impressive patience and perseverance!!!! Enjoy.

Impressive patience and perseverance!!!! Enjoy.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 15th June 2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By Johnmed
Cheers Matt. I was aware it had fewer wires....

Cheers Matt. I was aware it had fewer wires. Hopefully I can fix my original one. Which was full of water, and seal it up. If not Iíll just replace the lot.

One bonus is Iíve just found and...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th June 2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By Johnmed
All good advice Matt. I couldnít see that tool,...

All good advice Matt. I couldnít see that tool, but Iíve previously wound the nearside caliper and couldíve again if Iíd had the tools.

The AA man was a star. Patient, methodical and did...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th June 2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By Johnmed
Its probable that I wonít be able to get it to...

Its probable that I wonít be able to get it to work, but I think itís worth a shot. My brother in law likes to tinker with electrics so maybe Iíll rope him in.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th June 2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By Johnmed
Ha. Wiring seems different, but Iíve taken...

Ha.

Wiring seems different, but Iíve taken a punt on a 6 toothed A6 Allroad motor. Maybe I can cobble the two together, orrrr create a nice paperweight!
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th June 2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By Johnmed
Hi mate. I was thinking transplant the internals....

Hi mate. I was thinking transplant the internals. Or if I could sort the wiring, avoid that. Maybe Iím mad.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th June 2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By Johnmed
Cheers Matt. AA fella wound it back. I’ve tried...

Cheers Matt. AA fella wound it back. I’ve tried to source a motor, as the caliper is fine. Can’t find a motor alone, our sponsors kindly gave me the part number:4e0998281b.

But they cost a lot on...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th June 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By Johnmed
EPB stuck on. Stranded. Happy days.

Near side EPB has given up and thrown the anchor down. Waiting for the AA currently. Tried cycling it and have no tools with me to pull the motor off/wind it.

Oh the joys. Not like Iím at work or...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 12th June 2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By Johnmed
I can't say I've seen one when I've changed the...

I can't say I've seen one when I've changed the filter...
Forum: Daily banter 8th June 2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By Johnmed
Excellent Matt. Always nice to get no advisories....

Excellent Matt. Always nice to get no advisories. Iím 59k ahead of you and know my control arms are past their best (theyíre next on my list of to dos), August is the old girlís next MOT.
Forum: Owners Meets 4th June 2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,755
Posted By Johnmed
That Aston Martin Lagonda.... Iím drooling.

That Aston Martin Lagonda.... Iím drooling.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 24th May 2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By Johnmed
Next on my list is control arms. Can fight back...

Next on my list is control arms. Can fight back on the D3 Iíve heard. Are they any easier on the D2?
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 24th May 2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,187
Posted By Johnmed
If they did them in 19s I think Iíd consider a...

If they did them in 19s I think Iíd consider a set Robert. Know youíve been a fan of them for a while.
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 21st May 2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,187
Posted By Johnmed
Wonder what is causing it? Have the same tyres on...

Wonder what is causing it? Have the same tyres on the rear (different supplier), no cracks.
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 21st May 2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,187
Posted By Johnmed
Cracking tyres. Literally.

Anyone ever had this? First time for me. Date code is 2516, had them on since last September. Goodyear Eagles. Having them replaced under warranty (Mytyres) as I type.

Not seen rubber crack like...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th May 2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Johnmed
Just spoke to my local Indy, he says heíd put...

Just spoke to my local Indy, he says heíd put money on it being the ABS ring. But with work, and them being busy he cannot see the car for a week.

Anyone had a similar prob?
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th May 2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Johnmed
This was one of my thoughts too. I may get it...

This was one of my thoughts too. I may get it looked at. Cheers MA8tey.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th May 2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Johnmed
Groan from front left wheel area

Hi all.

I have noticed this groan since I had an alignment on my car about 6 months ago. Was noticeable when turning sharply. Was infrequent. Now it has got to always there, almost, when pulling...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 8th May 2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Johnmed
The Ďshed on wheelsí.

The Ďshed on wheelsí.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 7th May 2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Johnmed
We now own a ‘van. I’m even warming to the...

We now own a ‘van. I’m even warming to the pursuit. Does tow like a beast too!

P.S. That’s a very nice ‘van you have there. Sorry for the thread swerve Ray. Do you have any interior pics?
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 7th May 2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Johnmed
Shame about the phone, but glad to hear you...

Shame about the phone, but glad to hear you sorted the motor Ray. Weíve been up in Cockermouth this weekend punishing, sorry towing the caravan with the soot chucking 8.
Forum: Daily banter 1st May 2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,013
Posted By Johnmed
My word. You put us hobby bodgers and plenty of...

My word. You put us hobby bodgers and plenty of professionals to real shame!
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 1st May 2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Johnmed
Thanks all. Pretty much what I thought. Was worth...

Thanks all. Pretty much what I thought. Was worth a go, may have a go with the kit on the wifeís Honda. That would likely keep me busy for life.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 30th April 2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Johnmed
DIY dent removal

Anyone had the misfortune, sorry, patience to give it a go? I tried for the first time with a hot glue gun based kit. I knew it would be tricky, the body being aluminium and the dent (thatís been...
Forum: Daily banter 28th April 2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By Johnmed
Nice one Matt. Thatís not a bad price at all. I...

Nice one Matt. Thatís not a bad price at all. I pay £365 for mine, nice area, 11 yrs NCD. I thought my renewal was ok. Now, not so much!
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 26th April 2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By Johnmed
Have you driven many D4s Robert? I havenít even...

Have you driven many D4s Robert? I havenít even sat in one. I just hope if you swap yours for one, you wonít want to return to your D3 again. What if your D3 changed hands from the buyer and you...
Forum: D3 - Lights 25th April 2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By Johnmed
Thatís what I thought. Thanks for the...

Thatís what I thought. Thanks for the clarification buddy.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 25th April 2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By Johnmed
Oh Robert. I want to buy the car just so you can...

Oh Robert. I want to buy the car just so you can buy it back from me for a premium in less than a year. Canít think of a better investment right now!

(GLWTS, she looks a beauty)
Forum: D3 - Lights 25th April 2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By Johnmed
Hi Snap. I have the bi-xenons, with the...

Hi Snap. I have the bi-xenons, with the incandescent candle light in the inner lights nearest the grille. I know the thread youíre talking about, and Iíve tinkered previously, without much luck. I...
Forum: D3 - Lights 25th April 2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By Johnmed
Led drl

Considering a set of these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/philips-w5w-led-Automotive/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A248877031%2Ck%3Aphilips%20w5w%20led but the cluster error warning would drive me crackers.
...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 18th April 2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By Johnmed
I donít have encyclopaedic knowledge of VCDS, but...

I donít have encyclopaedic knowledge of VCDS, but is there a channel called Instrument Cluster, which you can click into and have a play with?

Sure someone will be along soon to offer more help...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 17th April 2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By Johnmed
Alex. This issue can happen when clearing error...

Alex. This issue can happen when clearing error codes too, it is advisable to go into the specific module in question and clear it manually.

Saying that, sometimes it isnít necessary.
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