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Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics Today, 04:56 PM
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Posted By HPsauce
Send it if you can... ;) It's not like I'm doing...

Send it if you can... ;) It's not like I'm doing much else.
Forum: Daily banter 29th March 2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,077
Posted By HPsauce
I wish you all the best Adrian. You...

I wish you all the best Adrian.

You definitely need to stay well away from the mobile germ factories for sure. Pretty sure my grandson brought CV home from his nursery (he's just 4) and my...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 27th March 2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,688
Posted By HPsauce
Beverley and I remember sitting listening to it...

Beverley and I remember sitting listening to it first being broadcast on Radio 4 in 1978! :cool:
Pre-children, we had no TV (too busy socially to ever watch it) and lived in a nice 2-bed basement...
Forum: Daily banter 27th March 2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 938
Posted By HPsauce
It would be reasonable to presume that a previous...

It would be reasonable to presume that a previous owner having passed on the service and maintenance paperwork with the vehicle INTENDED it to be passed on to future owners.
Forum: D2 - Lights 26th March 2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,525
Posted By HPsauce
I vaguely recall a film called something like...

I vaguely recall a film called something like "Fly Eye" that would let light through but look whatever was printed on it in spots.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 25th March 2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,883
Posted By HPsauce
So it will definitely be more stylish and classy...

So it will definitely be more stylish and classy then..... :rolleyes:
Anyway, we'd better stop diverging from the topic. :tuttut:
Forum: D2 - Lights 25th March 2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By HPsauce
Still larger than the standard bulb that would...

Still larger than the standard bulb that would normally be in there. And similar length to what I currently have, though fatter (mine go through the standard holes OK)
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 25th March 2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,883
Posted By HPsauce
Simple Jim knowing you, it will be the fabric...

Simple Jim knowing you, it will be the fabric equivalent of old-school 1970s curry-house flock wallpaper. :D
Forum: D2 - Lights 24th March 2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By HPsauce
"those" - which ones above? I ordered the ones I...

"those" - which ones above? I ordered the ones I mentioned and they've arrived. Look like they'll fit but haven't tried them yet... (As an over-70 I'm too busy trying to register on an online...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd March 2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,077
Posted By HPsauce
Keep up to date on myths:...

Keep up to date on myths: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/51979410/coronavirus-more-myths-to-ignore
Forum: D2 - Interior 23rd March 2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By HPsauce
My PF S8 had the "enhanced leather pack" option,...

My PF S8 had the "enhanced leather pack" option, which I think equates to pack 2 (plus lots of alcantara), it was 4,264.08p in the 1998 price list.....

Just for amusement I totted up it's list...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd March 2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,077
Posted By HPsauce
The whole world economy is inevitably headed that...

The whole world economy is inevitably headed that way I'm afraid. :-(
Forum: Owners Meets 22nd March 2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 953
Posted By HPsauce
Based on their own judgement and government...

Based on their own judgement and government advice. I trust you guys. +++

If we (and the hotel) get through this we're going to need some social contact. If not in October hopefully no later than...
Forum: Owners Meets 21st March 2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 953
Posted By HPsauce
Good strategy to have a fallback date +++ It's...

Good strategy to have a fallback date +++ It's not as if our diary is full of social events..... :rolleyes:
30th/31st if fine with us, though all other things being equal (very unlikely) the...
Forum: Owners Meets 20th March 2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 953
Posted By HPsauce
For the non-nautical among us:...

For the non-nautical among us: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bravo_Zulu ;)
Forum: Owners Meets 20th March 2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 953
Posted By HPsauce
Well done folks. +++ I think we've all been...

Well done folks. +++ I think we've all been thinking about this but there was no point in asking in advance, knowing what great organisers you are. :cool:

I did wonder if you/they were thinking of...
Forum: Daily banter 19th March 2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,077
Posted By HPsauce
GPs will try to get you to buy over-the-counter...

GPs will try to get you to buy over-the-counter stuff if you can as it saves their budgets money. Fair enough if you can afford it and are able to get it. In many cases it's actually cheaper too so...
Forum: Daily banter 19th March 2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,077
Posted By HPsauce
Sean, it's well worth asking your cousin's GP to...

Sean, it's well worth asking your cousin's GP to prescribe the painkillers he needs.
My late mother-in-law (who lived to 102 incidentally) needed to take industrial quantities of Paracetamol in her...
Forum: D2 - Lights 15th March 2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By HPsauce
These look the right size:...

These look the right size: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/H6W-SLIM-Flat-Small-WHITE-Sidelight-LED-Bulbs-Set-Kit-Xenon-Canbus-BAX9s-2pcs/263174382789
(Might even buy a couple myself...)
Forum: D2 - Lights 15th March 2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By HPsauce
This is my 2013! post when I replaced the...

This is my 2013! post when I replaced the sidelights - still working! +++
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showpost.php?p=54505&postcount=61 It will show you what my bulbs look like, though no longer on...
Forum: D2 - Lights 15th March 2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By HPsauce
I got a different design that work well and...

I got a different design that work well and didn't need any cutting/drilling. :cool: Documented somewhere but I can't easily find it.
However, if you've already got larger apertures it's much...
Forum: D2 - Interior 15th March 2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By HPsauce
I reread parts of that other thread and noted the...

I reread parts of that other thread and noted the very very simple "check" procedure, and it works! +++
1. Get into car. DO NOT insert key or turn ignition on!
2. Check gear selector is still in P....
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 12th March 2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 37,368
Posted By HPsauce
I think USA and UK transmitters use 60KHz whereas...

I think USA and UK transmitters use 60KHz whereas Germany (covers much of Europe) is 77.5KHz.
Presumably the Audi units we buy in the UK are 77.5KHz so pick up from Germany. Explains my reset clock...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 12th March 2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 37,368
Posted By HPsauce
Interesting (or not?) little footnote to this...

Interesting (or not?) little footnote to this after a long thread snooze.....
The other day my S8 didn't want to start, it hasn't been used much lately, just the odd short run at night, and the...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 11th March 2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 21,203
Posted By HPsauce
Isn't Carly for BMW? I didn't know they had an...

Isn't Carly for BMW? I didn't know they had an Audi version.
Friend of mine has it for his BMW but he bought it some time ago when it was an "unlimited/perpetual" licence.
Nowadays (certainly for...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 11th March 2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By HPsauce
Yes and yes. Google should find it. Actually...

Yes and yes. Google should find it.
Actually did this on my son's S4 some time ago but can't recall the details and didn't keep them. He chopped it in not long after anyway.....
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th March 2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,569
Posted By HPsauce
I honestly never noticed that on my PF S8 which...

I honestly never noticed that on my PF S8 which had it, it was brilliant!
I particularly liked the way it firmed up at "higher" speeds, it was rock solid at 140-150mph. :rolleyes:

Though I did...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 9th March 2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 924
Posted By HPsauce
Yes, but the water runs to the centre underneath...

Yes, but the water runs to the centre underneath the cabin air intake unit and down through a container with two large drain holes, one each side of the transmission.
The lowest part is number 26 on...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 8th March 2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By HPsauce
The transmission is basically fixable if it...

The transmission is basically fixable if it breaks, but at a price. In the UK market (very low prices as explained above) this means many owners just don't bother as the car isn't "worth it". If they...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 8th March 2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By HPsauce
There's mine too...… ;) Build date was IIRC...

There's mine too...… ;)
Build date was IIRC some time in spring 2002 (though not registered until late in 2003!) and it didn't have 20s from the factory.

How can I easily see what front hubs it...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 7th March 2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,837
Posted By HPsauce
Remember the wiring to the standard RNS includes...

Remember the wiring to the standard RNS includes the reversing lights circuit, so it's just a matter of finding it. ;)
I think it's labelled something like RFSL on most wiring diagrams. Brown wire...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 7th March 2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 924
Posted By HPsauce
Well mine is currently dry but doesn't look like...

Well mine is currently dry but doesn't look like that.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 7th March 2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 924
Posted By HPsauce
Frank, I get plenty of water pooling in that area...

Frank, I get plenty of water pooling in that area but it doesn't go into the cabin.... :Confused:
As for how it's supposed to look I'll leave that to experts like MJ.

Edit: Decided to have a look...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 5th March 2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 924
Posted By HPsauce
MJ is right in that an overflowing (maybe just...

MJ is right in that an overflowing (maybe just partly-blocked) plenum drain will run into the condenser tray. But that won't cope for long.
The problem is that the condenser drains are much smaller...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 5th March 2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By HPsauce
Thanks MJ, I don't think it's the cable as that...

Thanks MJ, I don't think it's the cable as that always seems to have a little slack in it. I didn't know the pin length was adjustable so I'll have a look at that. +++
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 5th March 2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By HPsauce
Bonnet catch pops occasionally, drivers side.

This is a bit weird, but occasionally I notice that the drivers side bonnet has popped up, so is a few mm ajar. Usually I just push it down firmly and it latches properly - or seems to.
...
Forum: Other marques 5th March 2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,412
Posted By HPsauce
Unless they've done something really weirdly...

Unless they've done something really weirdly bespoke any simple microswitch is almost certainly repairable or replaceable. If it uses an unusual physical mechanism to trigger it you might be in...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 28th February 2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,688
Posted By HPsauce
So extremely unlikely it's the seating problem....

So extremely unlikely it's the seating problem. ;)
(Unless that 60km involved the most aggressive driving imaginable! :tuttut: )
Forum: Daily banter 27th February 2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 570
Posted By HPsauce
It could be a really cheap product, sold at a...

It could be a really cheap product, sold at a premium price...………….. https://www.christinedemerchant.com/molasses-rust-removal.html
(Molasses contain chelating agents - cyclic hydroxamic acids ;) )
Forum: Owners Meets 25th February 2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By HPsauce
I can't remember who won either, for the obvious...

I can't remember who won either, for the obvious reasons, but I found a very nice bottle of whisky that I didn't take with me (or buy) when I got home. :rolleyes:
Forum: Owners Meets 24th February 2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By HPsauce
+++

+++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 23rd February 2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By HPsauce
I guess the RHD equivalent doesn't bother with...

I guess the RHD equivalent doesn't bother with the cutout marks for the clutch pedal...… :-( It would be a different pedal pattern anyway,
(I do remember wrangling that out and back again to access...
Forum: D2 - Lights 21st February 2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,037
Posted By HPsauce
I think it might be that hole above the brake...

I think it might be that hole above the brake pedal, but it doesn't look quite right - something missing?
Maybe been cut to accommodate the clutch pedal?
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 20th February 2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,461
Posted By HPsauce
Spot on Sean. +++

Spot on Sean. +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th February 2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By HPsauce
You can't really do that to your children though,...

You can't really do that to your children though, all 3 of mine have gone to the dark side, though only one runs on Satan's fuel....
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 20th February 2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,461
Posted By HPsauce
Though I've had another idea that would be much...

Though I've had another idea that would be much easier...… :cool:

Make your piece as originally designed, 8mm maybe, but drill 6 holes - 3 each on opposite sides. 2 identical pieces for 1 joint....
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 19th February 2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,461
Posted By HPsauce
Yes, I was inspired by your boot grommet fix. +++

Yes, I was inspired by your boot grommet fix. +++
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 19th February 2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,461
Posted By HPsauce
I was putting my 3D brain into action and trying...

I was putting my 3D brain into action and trying to think of another way of solving that without welding..... :Confused:

Could you make each flange out of a pair of interlocking U-shaped pieces...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 16th February 2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By HPsauce
It's all to do with pollution control, by...

It's all to do with pollution control, by injecting air into the exhaust. Fairly complex as it works differently as the engine & catalyst warm up. See:...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 15th February 2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By HPsauce
What about the D2 Sean, do you know offhand?

What about the D2 Sean, do you know offhand?
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