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Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV Yesterday, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By steamship
Just as an aside, the same issue affects the VW...

Just as an aside, the same issue affects the VW Passat (maybe other VWs as well). My brother couldn't get his phone to connect despite BT being installed and active. The proposed solution found on...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th June 2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 724
Posted By steamship
So 'Exclusive' that there isn't a single photo to...

So 'Exclusive' that there isn't a single photo to justify the £25k price tag.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 19th June 2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By steamship
Love the colour of the car, and a nice light...

Love the colour of the car, and a nice light interior. GLWS.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 19th June 2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By steamship
Oh well, at least you tried, and didn't cost that...

Oh well, at least you tried, and didn't cost that much to experiment.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 18th June 2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By steamship
Currently a set of 16" on eBay for £299. Rather...

Currently a set of 16" on eBay for £299. Rather grubby looking, so would need refurbed.
...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th June 2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By steamship
Hope it doesn't come to that. I suspect I'll...

Hope it doesn't come to that. I suspect I'll follow Matts comment and install it with the W12 cluster to begin with. I know it will mean another visit to Audi for CP removal, but considerably cheaper...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 14th June 2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By steamship
Forgot about the LEDs around the speedo.

Forgot about the LEDs around the speedo.
Forum: Owners Meets 14th June 2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,365
Posted By steamship
Yeah, it was a bit of "Will I or won't I...

Yeah, it was a bit of "Will I or won't I overtake?"
Forum: Owners Meets 14th June 2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,365
Posted By steamship
I just followed the car in front of me. That way...

I just followed the car in front of me. That way I wouldn't get completely lost.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 14th June 2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By steamship
Brilliant. Do you accept PayPal? If so, can you...

Brilliant. Do you accept PayPal? If so, can you PM me your details.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th June 2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By steamship
Will be interesting to see if you can get it to...

Will be interesting to see if you can get it to work, and how much work it involves, especially with the price of the D3 variant.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 14th June 2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By steamship
ACC Retrofit. Can Dial Faces Be Changed?

Just taken delivery of another box of bits:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=19520&stc=1&d=1528997749

This time it's for retrofitting ACC to the S8. I've already...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th June 2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By steamship
Ah, wasn't sure about that previous wiring...

Ah, wasn't sure about that previous wiring comment. Silly me thought that Audi would keep the wiring the same. :-(
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th June 2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By steamship
Going by the illustrations in ETKA, they both...

Going by the illustrations in ETKA, they both look identical, but don't give dimensions. Looking on eBay however, the one for the A8 shows it with a short cable attached, whereas the one for the A6...
Forum: Owners Meets 14th June 2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,365
Posted By steamship
Did you cheat and skip through parts of it?...

Did you cheat and skip through parts of it? :tuttut::ROFL::tuttut:

You wouldn't believe this, but I got six copyright notices from YouTube about the video, four of which were for the same piece of...
Forum: Daily banter 14th June 2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 591
Posted By steamship
If Big Red is set to go, then I'd definitely find...

If Big Red is set to go, then I'd definitely find a cheapie to run as a daily. I've SORNed my D2 with the intention of trying to revive it to some of its former glory (having used and abused it for...
Forum: Owners Meets 14th June 2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,365
Posted By steamship
Here's the first of my videos taken at the annual...

Here's the first of my videos taken at the annual meet.

Two things I don't like about it are the noticeable joins between video segments (some dropped frames and others overlapped - have to query...
Forum: Daily banter 14th June 2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 591
Posted By steamship
An absolute stunner Dean... and there's no harm...

An absolute stunner Dean... and there's no harm in having a 3rd Audi. +++

Hard to believe from those engine photos that the car has ever been used.



A difficult decision with the three cars...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th June 2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,430
Posted By steamship
Nice car. How did you manage to take that photo...

Nice car. How did you manage to take that photo whilst having both hands on the wheel? I've heard of using your phone hands-free, but this beats everything.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 13th June 2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By steamship
How much would you charge to post to Northern...

How much would you charge to post to Northern Ireland?
Forum: Daily banter 13th June 2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 607
Posted By steamship
That's no excuse. I have 3, and hope to keep them...

That's no excuse. I have 3, and hope to keep them all.

I think MJ and Nick summed it up. The D2 is unique and should be kept 'as is'. The D3 is a damn fine car (having driven it), but there are...
Forum: Owners Meets 11th June 2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,365
Posted By steamship
I think Mike has been called a lot of things, but...

I think Mike has been called a lot of things, but I don't think that has ever been one of them. :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 10th June 2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By steamship
Yet another of the fun facts about Ireland (North...

Yet another of the fun facts about Ireland (North & South). NI as part of the UK has the dual mph/kph cluster and the ROI have the kph cluster, since they use kph for speed whilst we use mph.

I...
Forum: Daily banter 10th June 2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By steamship
No, a wagtail Nick... but then that wouldn't be...

No, a wagtail Nick... but then that wouldn't be as funny.
Forum: Owners Meets 9th June 2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,778
Posted By steamship
It's ever since you brought together those two...

It's ever since you brought together those two red 8s. :ROFL:
Forum: Owners Meets 9th June 2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,778
Posted By steamship
Whilst looking at some of the photos and videos...

Whilst looking at some of the photos and videos of the annual meet, I was browsing some of the other stuff I have taken in the past, and came across this video that I put together from photos of the...
Forum: Daily banter 9th June 2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By steamship
Finally Pulled a Bird!

For those of you that attended the annual meet, you finally got to see my S8 'in the flesh' so to speak. For those who haven't seen it, this is what it looks like:
...
Forum: Owners Meets 7th June 2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,365
Posted By steamship
Just finished downloading it. Took just under 40...

Just finished downloading it. Took just under 40 minutes.

Watch out for the videobomber! :ROFL: Nice one. +++
Forum: Owners Meets 7th June 2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 503
Posted By steamship
Sounds intriguing! That what my sister calls...

Sounds intriguing! That what my sister calls me... well, she calls me a few other things as well. ;)
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 7th June 2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,382
Posted By steamship
I stumbled across a YouTube video yesterday and...

I stumbled across a YouTube video yesterday and that is exactly what they were doing. Didn't understand what they were saying, as it was in German, but the part number is 4F5827249B.

Found only...
Forum: Daily banter 7th June 2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,015
Posted By steamship
Just the sort of words you want to hear Dean......

Just the sort of words you want to hear Dean... after she scared the **** out of you.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 6th June 2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By steamship
Cable ties AND screws are the standard procedure...

Cable ties AND screws are the standard procedure for keeping them secure.

As for getting one, they are like rocking-horse poo!
Forum: Daily banter 5th June 2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By steamship
Read that review and another, but not sold on it....

Read that review and another, but not sold on it. Supposed to be the 'flagship SUV', but comes as a 5 seater. I would have thought they would have gone for a 'luxury' 4 seater with full seating...
Forum: Owners Meets 4th June 2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,365
Posted By steamship
Carding Shed Pics:- If anyone wants the original...

Carding Shed Pics:- If anyone wants the original full sized version, PM me your email address and which image you want.

And for those interested, yes, the Cobra is the genuine article. Valued at...
Forum: Owners Meets 4th June 2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,365
Posted By steamship
Tissington Hall Pics:- If anyone wants the...

Tissington Hall Pics:- If anyone wants the original full sized version, PM me your email address and which image you want.
Forum: Owners Meets 4th June 2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,365
Posted By steamship
Biggin Hall Pics:- If anyone wants the original...

Biggin Hall Pics:- If anyone wants the original full sized version, PM me your email address and which image you want.
Forum: Owners Meets 4th June 2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 503
Posted By steamship
Some great post-meet news.

Some great post-meet news.
Forum: Owners Meets 4th June 2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 503
Posted By steamship
Well said Stephen. This was the fourth...

Well said Stephen.

This was the fourth annual meet I've attended and each has been fantastic in their own unique way. I'd also like to pass on my thanks to Mark and Lyn for running with this, but...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 4th June 2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By steamship
Try here: ...

Try here:

https://www.serviceport.se/en/products/low-inventory-sales/necvox-7-tft-fd-7569.html

Swedish based site which says it has 3 in stock. Selling at 64 euro each, as opposed to £149 that...
Forum: Owners Meets 4th June 2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,365
Posted By steamship
Finally, Mike put in his place :D

Finally, Mike put in his place :D
Forum: Daily banter 31st May 2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By steamship
I'll be there. +++ Nothing a big roll of black...

I'll be there. +++ Nothing a big roll of black gaffer tape won't fix! :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 31st May 2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By steamship
Not a Happy Bunny at the moment!

Just in from a hour and a half finishing of the car. Has to have been the most expensive Chinese takeaway ever! Having spent the last two days trying to get the car ready for the annual meet, I...
Forum: Owners Meets 29th May 2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,378
Posted By steamship
As Mike says, thoughts are with both of you at...

As Mike says, thoughts are with both of you at this time. That's probably the same sentiment from the rest of the forum members.
Forum: Owners Meets 25th May 2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 729
Posted By steamship
I have 4 coded to my D2. The two original keys...

I have 4 coded to my D2. The two original keys and two of the Bentley style ones... but wait for confirmation from Neil.

As to others interested, the Bentley style keys are a real quality item.
Forum: Owners Meets 17th May 2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,090
Posted By steamship
So six more people have listed their meal...

So six more people have listed their meal selections and not one of them has noticed that Mike (CtL) hasn't listed any meals for Angela! :ROFL:

BTW Good on Dean for spotting MJs disappearance off...
Forum: Owners Meets 17th May 2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By steamship
Payment sent, although I think Ray has paid for...

Payment sent, although I think Ray has paid for everyone for the next thousand years or so.
Forum: Owners Meets 15th May 2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,090
Posted By steamship
1) Moltuae - Prawn Cocktail (2), Roast Beef (2),...

1) Moltuae - Prawn Cocktail (2), Roast Beef (2), Cheesecake (1), Eton Mess (1)
2) HPsauce - Prawn Cocktail (2), Roast Beef (1), Mushroom Risotto (1), Cheesecake (1), Eton Mess (1)
3) Pete-P – Soup...
Forum: Daily banter 15th May 2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,421
Posted By steamship
Love the colour contrast on the door cards.

Love the colour contrast on the door cards.
Forum: Daily banter 14th May 2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 680
Posted By steamship
They used to display where the actual MOT took...

They used to display where the actual MOT took place, but that was removed a while back, so I'll assume you got it that way. +++

As for how to get in touch, I reckon you do exactly what you said....
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th May 2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By steamship
I forgot you had those monsters on the D2.

I forgot you had those monsters on the D2.
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