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Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 13th November 2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,399
Posted By paulrstaylor
I have a line like this in one of our offices, I...

I have a line like this in one of our offices, I get 18mbs down and 2.5mbs up on Annex-M on a direct exchange line that is <150m, but no chance of FTTC as there is no cab. Also no FTTP yet, so I am...
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 4th November 2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,018
Posted By paulrstaylor
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=12045&...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=12045&highlight=heated

See post 17, hopefully useful +++
Forum: Daily banter 28th October 2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,237
Posted By paulrstaylor
Looks to be an appreciating asset - 25p in 1974...

Looks to be an appreciating asset - 25p in 1974 would be equivalent to 2.63 factoring inflation, so for being stored under a bed for 46 years has shown a three fold increase in real value :ROFL:
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 28th October 2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,918
Posted By paulrstaylor
It isn't the first time this has veen rumoured -...

It isn't the first time this has veen rumoured - time will tell if it will be the last :Confused:
Forum: Other marques 25th October 2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 109,211
Posted By paulrstaylor
Because by the time they have depreciated to the...

Because by the time they have depreciated to the same as a 2 year old ICE car, they are much older, higher miles (which may or may not affect the drivetrain, but does seem to affect the interior) and...
Forum: Other marques 24th October 2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 109,211
Posted By paulrstaylor
Good residuals don't help bangernomics.... most...

Good residuals don't help bangernomics.... most of the reason I bought A8's, d2, d3 and d4 was they seemed a bargain against new list.

With a Tesla, by the time they get to "bargain" status they...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 21st October 2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,525
Posted By paulrstaylor
I'm on O2 and rely on WiFi calling despite living...

I'm on O2 and rely on WiFi calling despite living in suberbia. It works okay for calls, but does not work for SMS at all :tuttut:

Paypal do have an option to "call you" so you can enter a number...
Forum: Daily banter 9th October 2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,198
Posted By paulrstaylor
I'd of thought any dealer should be able to give...

I'd of thought any dealer should be able to give you a print out of the service history?
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 19th September 2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By paulrstaylor
Exactly that, auxiliary heater circulation pump...

Exactly that, auxiliary heater circulation pump +++
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 17th September 2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,540
Posted By paulrstaylor
Agreed, but I think it is for a pre-facelift?

Agreed, but I think it is for a pre-facelift?
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 17th September 2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,540
Posted By paulrstaylor
Description Hello, I have a GRILL GRILL...

Description
Hello,

I have a GRILL GRILL for sale with the number 4H0853651 for AUDI A8 D4 W12 10-14.

Original !!! Comes from disassembly !!! Very good condition !!!

I have more parts for...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 13th September 2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,540
Posted By paulrstaylor
Pic as per PM - in short, dremel to remove inner...

Pic as per PM - in short, dremel to remove inner section of both grills, then bond the W12 inner to your existing frame +++
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 13th September 2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,540
Posted By paulrstaylor
I've still got the aftermarket one, but it's...

I've still got the aftermarket one, but it's pre-facelift and one of the mountings is broken! My plan was to remove my current and fit the centre insert into the original chrome outer, this is a...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 12th September 2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,540
Posted By paulrstaylor
It is a straight swap so far as I know, in fact I...

It is a straight swap so far as I know, in fact I bought an aftermarket one to fit to my D4 but never fitted as I had to change to car for a Q7 shortly after because of pram issues! I think I still...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 8th September 2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,441
Posted By paulrstaylor
Be careful, if it doesn't lock in properly and...

Be careful, if it doesn't lock in properly and you back the screw in and out, it can come loose and end up dropping into the door, which is a massive pain to get back out..... I spent about two hours...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 7th September 2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,221
Posted By paulrstaylor
I remember this button on my D3, I also remember...

I remember this button on my D3, I also remember missing it on my D4 :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 6th September 2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,568
Posted By paulrstaylor
For what you have described, I'd be tempted to...

For what you have described, I'd be tempted to cut the carpet either side of the transmission tunnel, if done well you won't be able to tell the difference and could save a lot of work!?
Forum: Daily banter 1st September 2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By paulrstaylor
The D4 (face lift at least) was the first time I...

The D4 (face lift at least) was the first time I didn't feel the 3.0 was under powered, it felt very close to the 4.2tdi off the line. Suspect it is actually gearbox related, but wasn't shocked...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd August 2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,001
Posted By paulrstaylor
It's been a lesson learnt for me, as I've...

It's been a lesson learnt for me, as I've switched mine back on now!
Forum: Daily banter 22nd August 2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,001
Posted By paulrstaylor
Well this has got me thinking as I too have the...

Well this has got me thinking as I too have the passener airbad turned off most of the time, so dare I suggest it, I decided to RTFM

I have two boys, 4 and 2 years old. Both love to ride in the...
Forum: Daily banter 20th August 2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,179
Posted By paulrstaylor
I hear there is a really nice spec white d3 tdi,...

I hear there is a really nice spec white d3 tdi, lots of owners on the log book but clearly been loved. Maybe right up your street!? :D
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 17th August 2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By paulrstaylor
Could be a leak, could also be road conditions in...

Could be a leak, could also be road conditions in Norway - especially if both sides are the same?
Forum: Daily banter 5th August 2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,126
Posted By paulrstaylor
Maybe they have been referencing your forum...

Maybe they have been referencing your forum posts, like this gem http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=15250 :ROFL:



Insurance is in some ways mandated gambling, sadly "the house" always...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 3rd August 2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,578
Posted By paulrstaylor
See...

See http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=11750&highlight=digital+speedo+wide
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 3rd August 2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,578
Posted By paulrstaylor
I have a distant memory that it only worked on FL...

I have a distant memory that it only worked on FL clusters, possibly wide DIS based? I know I wouldn't make this work on my 2006 :Confused:
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th July 2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,352
Posted By paulrstaylor
If you drop the A from the part number and stick...

If you drop the A from the part number and stick into into google you will get all the specs +++

For example, https://www.autodoc.co.uk/car-parts/oem/4e0615601
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 28th July 2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,537
Posted By paulrstaylor
Next time you need work doing, just tell them...

Next time you need work doing, just tell them Audi say it is 1.3 hours +++
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 28th July 2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,537
Posted By paulrstaylor
That is a great result. Does make me smile...

That is a great result.

Does make me smile they have a diagnostic charge, but ultimately you effectivly quoted the job yourself :ROFL:

1.3 hours is the book time, I'm guessing that is on a...
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 26th July 2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,537
Posted By paulrstaylor
Why not? "Changed xxx at customer request" is a...

Why not? "Changed xxx at customer request" is a fairly standard disclaimer for doing so?
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 26th July 2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,350
Posted By paulrstaylor
Stick an inductive charging loop under the tray...

Stick an inductive charging loop under the tray for wireless charging +++

Something like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Inbay-Universal-smartphone-support-coils/dp/B071ZQ8923
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 25th July 2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,537
Posted By paulrstaylor
That doesn't sound great, I can understand them...

That doesn't sound great, I can understand them wanting to take a look to see what they are getting into, but wanting to charge you to do so isn't great!?
Forum: Daily banter 23rd July 2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By paulrstaylor
Which will protect you from the newer scammers,...

Which will protect you from the newer scammers, who attack cars with keyless go through what is called a relay attack, effectivly snooping on the signal from your key (inside you house or even...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd July 2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By paulrstaylor
The old scam used to be "robber" hides a small...

The old scam used to be "robber" hides a small jammer near someone's drive which effectively blocks remotes, so people press lock and at least some don't notice that nothing happens. Go back in the...
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 18th July 2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,537
Posted By paulrstaylor
100% your call, but I ran mine for a couple of...

100% your call, but I ran mine for a couple of weeks, while various dealers tried to work out how to do it, and the symtoms got gradually worse until the "limp mode" was barely able to move the car....
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 16th July 2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,537
Posted By paulrstaylor
SOunds like they have changed the procedure in...

SOunds like they have changed the procedure in Elsa, but it is absoluetly possible to do it as you say - much easier on a ramp, can see it being a pain on the drive - good luck.

BTW, the 3.0 is...
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 16th July 2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,537
Posted By paulrstaylor
It reaistically can be done in much less time, by...

It reaistically can be done in much less time, by only lowering the gearbox and having thin arms, but in any case the parts were relatively cheap hence I did both at once.

Sadly for Ainars the...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th July 2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,000
Posted By paulrstaylor
The brakes on my B7 RS4 are a real bug-bear, they...

The brakes on my B7 RS4 are a real bug-bear, they are just seemingly high maintenence and bloody expensive as no real aftermarket parts.

They do stop, but I'd personally look at other options...
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 16th July 2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,537
Posted By paulrstaylor
On the 3.0 the DPF sensor is easily accessible on...

On the 3.0 the DPF sensor is easily accessible on the firewall at the rear of the engine.

On the 4.2 they were clearly struggling with packaging, so they fitted them on top of the transmission.
...
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 14th July 2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,537
Posted By paulrstaylor
It has been a long time since my DPF issues on a...

It has been a long time since my DPF issues on a D3, mine was a clear sensor issue and was resolved by replacing both sensors. Back end of the gearbox had to be lowered, not too bad with a ramp but...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 24th June 2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,112
Posted By paulrstaylor
Looks like they have been discontinued, but did...

Looks like they have been discontinued, but did see this which maybe useful as the physical bar is easy to remove from a breaker - wiring ends to get cut +++
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 24th June 2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,112
Posted By paulrstaylor
The genuine one is a westfalia, the fitment and...

The genuine one is a westfalia, the fitment and wiring/ecu are almost identical, just without the rings +++
Forum: Daily banter 21st June 2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,644
Posted By paulrstaylor
This seems to be true, but not in the way perhaps...

This seems to be true, but not in the way perhaps it was intended.




Like you forgot to mention in the advert scraping out a bucket full of gunk from the rockers :ROFL: But you clearly...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 19th June 2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,953
Posted By paulrstaylor
Back to the auction format, maybe to sell this...

Back to the auction format, maybe to sell this time!? :ROFL:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Audi-S8-D2-2001/164249774172
Forum: Daily banter 19th June 2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,644
Posted By paulrstaylor
Olive oil for its last change!? I've only...

Olive oil for its last change!?

I've only seen something that bad once before, it was a 8 year old car on it's original oil filter - had never been changed!?

I'm guessing that wasn't the case...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 15th June 2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,253
Posted By paulrstaylor
Exactly what I was thinking of, connector, ...

Exactly what I was thinking of, connector, standard washer, spring washer, nut?
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 15th June 2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,253
Posted By paulrstaylor
Could you use a spring washer to help with the...

Could you use a spring washer to help with the offset?
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 14th June 2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,253
Posted By paulrstaylor
or drill and tap it?

or drill and tap it?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 12th June 2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,953
Posted By paulrstaylor
I suspect it is a sign of the global economy,...

I suspect it is a sign of the global economy, weekend toys become less relevant as things get tight....
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th June 2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,953
Posted By paulrstaylor
Both of those sales fell through very quickly...

Both of those sales fell through very quickly :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 8th June 2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,782
Posted By paulrstaylor
On my D4 I had a replacement door skin fitted...

On my D4 I had a replacement door skin fitted under warranty - on the drive home I could hear the difference. The dealer basically said "no fault found, all in your head", until I took pictures of...
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