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Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 28th November 2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By HPsauce
Didn't someone (you know who I mean) use the ski...

Didn't someone (you know who I mean) use the ski hatch rear armrest for a subwoofer? Though it does probably intrude into the boot.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 27th November 2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By HPsauce
So probably not the actual sensor then.

So probably not the actual sensor then.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 27th November 2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By HPsauce
Could be the sensor, but what happens when you...

Could be the sensor, but what happens when you turn the headlights on/off?
And when you play with the brightness buttons?
Forum: Daily banter 26th November 2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By HPsauce
OK, I confess to having no idea what make/model...

OK, I confess to having no idea what make/model of turntable and arm that is. :o

Humble Thorens TD125MkII, SME 3009 arm and Shure V15 here....
Forum: D2 - Lights 23rd November 2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By HPsauce
Same here, on all counts! I have Philips but...

Same here, on all counts!
I have Philips but the first pair I bought were fakes. :tuttut:
The packaging was very good at first glance and even the holograms looked convincing, but the unique serial...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd November 2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,229
Posted By HPsauce
Is that the cover plate in the centre of the...

Is that the cover plate in the centre of the scuttle cover? Cos I have one..... :o
Forum: Daily banter 20th November 2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By HPsauce
I'd probably come up with a similar figure to...

I'd probably come up with a similar figure to Tintin, though as they're not a "standard" colour (or one I personally favour) that might lower the value.

There are owners of smaller Audis who like...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 19th November 2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By HPsauce
Excellent news. I think these engines are...

Excellent news. I think these engines are incredibly clean even before all the add-ons. I know mine sailed through the MOT when one of the cats was just an empty box with a few bits of ceramic...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th November 2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,988
Posted By HPsauce
Yes, I thought I'd need to do something like that...

Yes, I thought I'd need to do something like that but managed with just one end freed.

Maybe after investing 30 in the block I'll invest another 30 (well slightly less) in a months tax, just to...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th November 2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,988
Posted By HPsauce
Just fitted mine too. The cover fits back OK...

Just fitted mine too. The cover fits back OK without any trimming, though mine was already missing one leg of the clip onto the strut brace so does have more freedom to flex.

Maybe it was brain...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th November 2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,808
Posted By HPsauce
1, Spannerrash-----Posted 2, Chris B ---------...

1, Spannerrash-----Posted
2, Chris B --------- Posted
3, The Laird --Posted, arrived, installed (but not tested yet).
4, HPsauce --------Posted, arrived, installed (but not tested yet - SORN)....
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 17th November 2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By HPsauce
And some door trim clips and the knowledge and...

And some door trim clips and the knowledge and ability to take it all apart and reassemble correctly.

Though having swapped a whole upper door frame (broken pulley!) and moved the glass over in...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 14th November 2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By HPsauce
Just had a look and it is a small lever that is...

Just had a look and it is a small lever that is pushed down into the tube when the filler cap is fully screwed in. So presumably is designed to open to allow air in to the very top of the tank as...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 13th November 2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By HPsauce
Now this might sound really stupid, but part of...

Now this might sound really stupid, but part of the D2 S8 specification, IIRC, is an extra 10 litres or so (2 gallons roughly) fuel capacity.
I wonder if that's not a physically bigger tank but...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 13th November 2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By HPsauce
Ah, great explanation. I looked into my filler...

Ah, great explanation. I looked into my filler pipe but couldn't understand how the 2 different connections were made. And the gravity valve is just a crash safety item.

If pipe 9 is blocked...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 13th November 2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By HPsauce
Or more likely it is and it's me that's confused....

Or more likely it is and it's me that's confused. :o

So I've just been reading up on the general principles around the canister, something I knew nothing about before....
They collect vapour...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 13th November 2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,281
Posted By HPsauce
Just following up on CIE, it says here...

Just following up on CIE, it says here https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-insurance/uninsured-vehicles that you don't need to if the vehicle is SORN'ed.


Having not even started mine for a while I...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 13th November 2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,387
Posted By HPsauce
It's digressing somewhat but there are indeed...

It's digressing somewhat but there are indeed properties like that and they're a real problem for FTTC implementation.
In general they are close to the exchange, and I do actually know someone like...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 12th November 2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By HPsauce
That's not logical, captain...… Either you've...

That's not logical, captain...…
Either you've misunderstood what you have in front of you. Or it was installed incorrectly, or (something else)….
It doesn't make sense for the top of the tank to...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 12th November 2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By HPsauce
That was in line with my thinking, disconnecting...

That was in line with my thinking, disconnecting a single pipe at one end or the other would hopefully be a lot easier than removing a unit, but just as useful for diagnosis.

Follows my basic...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 12th November 2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By HPsauce
How accessible is the charcoal container? Is it...

How accessible is the charcoal container? Is it possible to disconnect its combined input from the tank vents (4 in the diagram) and see if it then fills normally (just the last 2 gallons from a...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 12th November 2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By HPsauce
The mystery would be what could be partly...

The mystery would be what could be partly blocking the system and how did it get there?
And would filling the tank completely, as you have done, then letting the level drop, dislodge, free or open...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 12th November 2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,387
Posted By HPsauce
David, see if you can identify where phone lines...

David, see if you can identify where phone lines run, do any neighbours have any existing or defunct lines?

They may run overhead on poles but equally underground and there will be "manhole"...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 12th November 2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,387
Posted By HPsauce
Sean I just did that (David sent me the...

Sean I just did that (David sent me the postcode), the nearest FTTC cabinet is 2km away!
It's cabinet G8, on Drumfork Court, G84 7BS. Whether that supplies FTTC service to David's new home (and at...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 12th November 2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,387
Posted By HPsauce
We have a project in our village, not sure who...

We have a project in our village, not sure who initiated it, to serve the outskirts via this Openreach scheme: https://www.openreach.com/connectmycommunity
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 12th November 2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,387
Posted By HPsauce
Personally I (being old school) would always get...

Personally I (being old school) would always get a landline phone anyway, if only as backup when mobile services fail. Then you can at least try the broadband and as noted above cancel it if it's...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 11th November 2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By HPsauce
And give it a bit of a vigorous rock from side to...

And give it a bit of a vigorous rock from side to side, listening for gurgling. :D
Mostly made in Dartmouth.....
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=24461&d=1605135950
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 11th November 2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,387
Posted By HPsauce
Where's The Laird and his staff when you need...

Where's The Laird and his staff when you need them? :-(
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 11th November 2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By HPsauce
Have you tried topping it up very slowly from a...

Have you tried topping it up very slowly from a can to see if you can trickle any more in? I'd do that first to be 100% sure it's not actually full.

The other thing that springs to mind is some...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 11th November 2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,387
Posted By HPsauce
Drive over there with a 4G-capable phone in your...

Drive over there with a 4G-capable phone in your hand and do a speed test?
A modern iPhone can do that, just type speed test into Safari, Google will do it for you.... ;)
I get 18mbps via WiFi on...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 11th November 2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,387
Posted By HPsauce
Hi David, thanks for the location data. I could...

Hi David, thanks for the location data. I could find our more if there was already a landline installed and you knew the phone number, but I guess there isn't yet?
It's not looking good. Assuming...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 11th November 2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,387
Posted By HPsauce
David, if you PM me the address and postcode I'll...

David, if you PM me the address and postcode I'll check out realistic broadband speed expectations, assuming you'll be over BT wiring.
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 11th November 2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,387
Posted By HPsauce
That sounds good David, hope the move goes...

That sounds good David, hope the move goes smoothly.

The main thing to ensure optimum broadband speed is to put the router directly on the end of the phone line at the master socket with the...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 10th November 2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By HPsauce
Well, to be fair, we're an extremely well-behaved...

Well, to be fair, we're an extremely well-behaved bunch with a low turnover of members that don't really need active moderation. ;)
Forum: D2 - Everything else 10th November 2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By HPsauce
Great, German attention to detail strikes again! ...

Great, German attention to detail strikes again!
Audi can't even be bothered to link from the old site to the new one... :rolleyes:
Forum: D2 - Everything else 10th November 2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By HPsauce
Unless I'm following an old link, it currently...

Unless I'm following an old link, it currently says it's closed!

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=24457&d=1605026415
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 8th November 2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By HPsauce
Thanks for the pictures. That ding is going to...

Thanks for the pictures. That ding is going to need repairing so I'll "hold" for now and see what else appears.
Centre cap missing isn't a problem though I have plenty of those. :cool:

Out of...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 7th November 2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By HPsauce
Wanted: 20" D2 Final Edition 10-spoke alloy

That's it; the Final Edition version is what I'm after, not the wider D3 version.
It will be a spare (certainly initially) so doesn't need to be diamond-cut, more important is that it is running...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 7th November 2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,808
Posted By HPsauce
1, Spannerrash-----Posted 2, Chris B ---------...

1, Spannerrash-----Posted
2, Chris B --------- Posted
3, The Laird --Posted
4, HPsauce --------Posted, arrived +++
5, Moltuae ---------Posted
6, David's8 ---------Posted
7, Johnny quattro...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 5th November 2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By HPsauce
Amazed you manged to place an order at all! The...

Amazed you manged to place an order at all! The only way I've managed is to use a "supplier" in Germany who gets it from them then adds a handling charge and shipping to UK charge. Wasn't...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th November 2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,808
Posted By HPsauce
1, Spannerrash 2, Ronin 3, The Laird 4,...

1, Spannerrash
2, Ronin
3, The Laird
4, HPsauce ------PAID
5, Moltuae
6, David's8
7, Johnny quattro
8, Spanker
9, tintin
10, vagdream
Forum: Daily banter 4th November 2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By HPsauce
Hmmm, leaves in the lower grille..... :tuttut:

Hmmm, leaves in the lower grille..... :tuttut:
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 4th November 2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,988
Posted By HPsauce
If I paint mine it will be body colour, but raw...

If I paint mine it will be body colour, but raw aluminium will probably be more subtly stylish.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 4th November 2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,808
Posted By HPsauce
1, Spannerrash 2, Ronin 3, The Laird 4,...

1, Spannerrash
2, Ronin
3, The Laird
4, HPsauce
5,
6,
7,
Forum: D2 - Transmission 31st October 2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By HPsauce
I just looked an old scan and my 2002 S8 is (or...

I just looked an old scan and my 2002 S8 is (or was) set to 00111.
Based on what I did with my old one (noted in that thread linked to above) I guess I did it as soon as I got the car.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 31st October 2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By HPsauce
DSP takes time to learn how you drive. 2 miles...

DSP takes time to learn how you drive. 2 miles seems inadequate.....
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 28th October 2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,447
Posted By HPsauce
I found these people a while back, but haven't...

I found these people a while back, but haven't made contact so don't know if they can do the FL DIS....
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 28th October 2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By HPsauce
There are all sorts of Toslink adapters...

There are all sorts of Toslink adapters available, working in either direction. I actually use one type to take the sound output of my TV and convert it to analogue signals for my old-school hifi...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 26th October 2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By HPsauce
Are we talking in one day or over several? A...

Are we talking in one day or over several?
A group of 8 of us drove (in 5 cars - 2 D3s and 3 D2s) around Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way in 2016, that was a fair trek....
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th October 2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,988
Posted By HPsauce
I'm interested but have 2 queries: 1. Is it...

I'm interested but have 2 queries:
1. Is it definitely the same for LHD and RHD?
2. What about the issue Michaela found of fouling the cover?
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