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Forum: Daily banter 4th March 2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,208
Posted By Adrian E
Such sad news, and can totally relate to the...

Such sad news, and can totally relate to the devastation that cancer can cause.

Sending my best wishes to all those affected
Forum: Daily banter 3rd March 2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Adrian E
I remember this being discussed at work when I...

I remember this being discussed at work when I was involved with vehicle emissions legislation (but not, thankfully, fuels policy - which was covered elsewhere!)

The ones highlighted above (i.e....
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 26th February 2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By Adrian E
From what I can tell from the pics, you have Rear...

From what I can tell from the pics, you have Rear Seat Entertainment in your car?

If I'm reading the coding for your analogue tuner correctly, it's:

000 - all good
1 = RSE fitted
0 = A6/A8...
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 839
Posted By Adrian E
A search on AT for C7 era RS6s and a rather nice...

A search on AT for C7 era RS6s and a rather nice spec black one came up as the cheapest option, with sensible miles:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202010195171433

HUD (which I liked...
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 839
Posted By Adrian E
Audi Heritage is the Audi UK fleet, kept for...

Audi Heritage is the Audi UK fleet, kept for posterity/comparison testing as the car gets older (where things like a B5 RS4 comes from with minimal mileage when a classic car mag is comparing it to...
Forum: Daily banter 25th February 2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 839
Posted By Adrian E
JFDI - if I had the money, I would :D ...

JFDI - if I had the money, I would :D

Ideally the 'Performance' model, but if you fancy a bargain the stock one on 'smaller' 20" rims with air suspension is probably the sweet spot for vfm and...
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,838
Posted By Adrian E
Advertised in the 'A8 & S8 UK Owners Group' on...

Advertised in the 'A8 & S8 UK Owners Group' on Facebook

For sale
Audi S8 (Dec 2014)
42,000 miles
FSH
12 month MOT
Original plate (BO64 SSS)
Car has a very high spec
Bang & Olufsen
Forum: Daily banter 17th February 2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,838
Posted By Adrian E
All the exhaust aftertreatment on modern diesels...

All the exhaust aftertreatment on modern diesels means they're now effectively predicted to have shorter real world life expectancy than their petrol equivalents. Everything works at such high...
Forum: House and Home DIY 17th February 2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,741
Posted By Adrian E
Interesting stuff Andrew - I'm currently...

Interesting stuff Andrew - I'm currently exploring options for our sealed system with x2 heating zones and hot water. The Nest and Hive options look to be non-starters for us (not big Google users in...
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,838
Posted By Adrian E
We’ve had our S5 SB a long time, but it’s only...

We’ve had our S5 SB a long time, but it’s only just hit 74k miles. It used to need a litre of oil between annual oil changes, but when I had the thermostat done again recently I got David to fit the...
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,186
Posted By Adrian E
I imagine you'd need an S1 or A3 with quattro and...

I imagine you'd need an S1 or A3 with quattro and then transplant the floorpan/make the body fit over the original? It's quite popular with the old school Ford scene if you want to Cosworth your Mk2...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,812
Posted By Adrian E
Good stuff - worth giving it a charge if you can...

Good stuff - worth giving it a charge if you can - they are usually supplied with approx half charge as it's better for the shelf life of the battery before it's sold :D
Forum: Daily banter 10th February 2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,186
Posted By Adrian E
I think everybody already knows who has bought...

I think everybody already knows who has bought this one :D the v-power bill and fuel economy in general will be a bit of a shock :D

It’s a lovely car David and you’ve been a great custodian of it,...
Forum: Daily banter 10th February 2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,466
Posted By Adrian E
Presume they’re delivering it to you, given...

Presume they’re delivering it to you, given current restrictions? Be interesting to hear if it’s been honestly described when you clap eyes on it 👍
Forum: D2 - Everything else 9th February 2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 27,020
Posted By Adrian E
I was never aware that part existed either -...

I was never aware that part existed either - would hazard a guess that a significant number have never had it changed.....
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 25th January 2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,942
Posted By Adrian E
Hi Darren It looks like you need to run a...

Hi Darren

It looks like you need to run a separate update on the RSE - possibly using the same files you already have on SD card?

There's button presses to use in the back outlined at the link...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 22nd January 2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 27,020
Posted By Adrian E
LOL - thought that must be the case :ROFL:

LOL - thought that must be the case :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Everything else 22nd January 2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 27,020
Posted By Adrian E
I assume there must be loads of gearbox casings...

I assume there must be loads of gearbox casings around with fritzed internals that could act as a donor? Guess to a degree it also depends whether the use of the wrong oil means the whole thing is on...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 22nd January 2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,942
Posted By Adrian E
6.31.1 are 2020/21 maps (so the 'half way through...

6.31.1 are 2020/21 maps (so the 'half way through the year' update) - same map my S5 has installed.

The maps files are available online from various hooky sources, but require an activation file...
Forum: D2 - Lights 15th January 2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,265
Posted By Adrian E
I think DVLA ended up backtracking on...

I think DVLA ended up backtracking on interpretation of the rules - not helped by some of the German manufacturers getting approvals for cars without self levelling from TUV (Porsche IIRC)

When I...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 11th January 2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 27,020
Posted By Adrian E
That's kind of on the borders of some nice bits...

That's kind of on the borders of some nice bits of Bristol, and there's a lot of similar old school sites like that around that area due to the victorian explosion in building in that area. I guess...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th January 2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,982
Posted By Adrian E
OK, so cambelt is approx 14 years and 75k-ish...

OK, so cambelt is approx 14 years and 75k-ish miles old. That's a definite to-do job for a new owner. (From memory they're every 5 years, but can often be left longer on low annual mileage cars, or...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd January 2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,422
Posted By Adrian E
Fantastic colour - our C5 A6 Avant was the same -...

Fantastic colour - our C5 A6 Avant was the same - is this a 'known' car in these parts, before you bought it?

Bi-xenons too, so rare to see one that late which isn't an FE AND has a higher spec...
Forum: Daily banter 30th December 2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,437
Posted By Adrian E
Perfect paint colour for this time of year -...

Perfect paint colour for this time of year - hides the grime so well :D
Forum: Other marques 29th December 2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,351
Posted By Adrian E
What was the cause for it not running initially? ...

What was the cause for it not running initially?

Presume no electronic ignition under the dizzy cap? I think I'd have been a bit nervous having my hand that close to the cap and leads if there...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd December 2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By Adrian E
Merry Christmas all - I'm particularly looking...

Merry Christmas all - I'm particularly looking forward to waving goodbye to 2020 - it has been a particularly sh@t year for me and my family, so looking forward to this 2 weeks off and watching the...
Forum: Daily banter 16th December 2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,158
Posted By Adrian E
Unfortunately quite a common issue with stainless...

Unfortunately quite a common issue with stainless systems - had one made up on my bit of French tat, which is notorious for having no support between the exquisite 8-2-1 manifold flexi joint and the...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd December 2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,761
Posted By Adrian E
Specs following the changes to emissions testing...

Specs following the changes to emissions testing are quite challenging to fathom - to avoid having to do more tests, manufacturers have tended to produce cars to a range of option specs without...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 28th November 2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,511
Posted By Adrian E
Don't think that's possible - the firmware is...

Don't think that's possible - the firmware is different for A4-A5, and A6-Q7-A8 - so suggests different architecture.

What has the S5 got, presume it's 3G with HDD etc?

5570 is the latest, as...
Forum: Daily banter 26th November 2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By Adrian E
I think there's a couple of things being confused...

I think there's a couple of things being confused there - one relates to the clutch pack, the other to number of 'gears' where manual paddles are fitted.

The former basically relates to the fluid...
Forum: D2 - Lights 23rd November 2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,815
Posted By Adrian E
Don't know - could just be packaging/generation...

Don't know - could just be packaging/generation although I note one claims 150% more vision and the other 20%. Might be a stock photo from a D2S in one pic?
Forum: Daily banter 23rd November 2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By Adrian E
The 'belt' on an Audi CVT is actually a chain -...

The 'belt' on an Audi CVT is actually a chain - the main thing with them is to stick religiously to the oil change interval (35-40k miles if I remember correctly, but may be model dependant)
...
Forum: D2 - Lights 23rd November 2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,815
Posted By Adrian E
Two sites I've used before for bulbs that list...

Two sites I've used before for bulbs that list these are:

https://www.powerbulbs.com/product/philips-xenon-x-treme-vision-gen2-d2r-single

and
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 17th November 2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,378
Posted By Adrian E
Hiya Both Barzya8 and I use David :D I think...

Hiya

Both Barzya8 and I use David :D I think it's been about 4 years that he's been looking after my cars.

Good S8s are rarely around for long these days, as the pool of decent cars continues...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 17th November 2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,378
Posted By Adrian E
I believe it sold recently

I believe it sold recently
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 15th November 2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,217
Posted By Adrian E
I agree, for exactly the same reason! Although VM...

I agree, for exactly the same reason! Although VM did have an amazing ability to cut you off randomly when trying to add a new line to the cabinet. They'd just pull yours out to make...
Forum: Daily banter 29th October 2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,270
Posted By Adrian E
What doesn't help if you're cleaning the plates...

What doesn't help if you're cleaning the plates as a DIY exercise as they're a really random T27 size, which is rarely included in DIY tool sets. Luckily one of my sets had them.
Forum: Daily banter 8th October 2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,849
Posted By Adrian E
When they say 'data protection' what they mean to...

When they say 'data protection' what they mean to say is 'can't be arsed to look it up'

Even before GDPR trying to get a copy of a missing invoice was bloody hard work - the intro of GDPR just...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 6th October 2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 914
Posted By Adrian E
D2 doesn't need the battery coding (no BCM in...

D2 doesn't need the battery coding (no BCM in which to enter the info) so probably just needs a proper charge from an external charger. New batteries are often supplied half charged.

Either that...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 24th September 2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,918
Posted By Adrian E
Ref torque wrenches, I had similar issues and...

Ref torque wrenches, I had similar issues and thought Norbar did a 1/4" push through head one that works in both directions, but annoyingly I can't now find one.....

The only one i've come across...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 8th September 2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,942
Posted By Adrian E
There's usually a 12 month lag between changes to...

There's usually a 12 month lag between changes to the road network being reflected in base maps by e.g. OS. Add 6 months for whoever compiles those changes into a map database for Audi/VW, and...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 8th September 2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,942
Posted By Adrian E
Have checked again on the maps on both cars - the...

Have checked again on the maps on both cars - the S5 is running 6.30.1 2020 maps. The Golf is running the half yearly 2020/21 maps. Neither feature the new junction 10A layout, so no point updating...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 7th September 2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,942
Posted By Adrian E
Hiya OK, will have a proper look tomorrow ...

Hiya

OK, will have a proper look tomorrow

The S5 is on 3G high, but the maps files themselves are the same for 3G+ +++
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 7th September 2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,942
Posted By Adrian E
Is it definitely 10A and not 11A? Just looking...

Is it definitely 10A and not 11A? Just looking on Google Maps and can see the latter, but not the former. If Google Maps hasn't been amended to reflect a recent change, it's a definite that the nav...
Forum: Daily banter 4th September 2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By Adrian E
As above, I'd assume clocked if the interior wear...

As above, I'd assume clocked if the interior wear is greater than such a low mileage would indicate. Any 'mileage adjuster' that knows what they're doing will know where the actual mileage is saved...
Forum: Daily banter 21st August 2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,548
Posted By Adrian E
It was my excuse for buying my S8 in the first...

It was my excuse for buying my S8 in the first place (it was the perfect answer to the question 'what's the stupidest/least appropriate car with a V8 I can buy for less than £10k, on the basis it'll...
Forum: Daily banter 20th August 2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,548
Posted By Adrian E
I have some professional knowledge on this...

I have some professional knowledge on this subject, albeit somewhat out of date as I've not worked on child restraints or airbags for a good 10 years....

Passenger airbags in the front aren't...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 19th August 2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,320
Posted By Adrian E
One thing to note with older properties,...

One thing to note with older properties, particularly if they've been extended over time, is that not all the wiring may be on the same circuit. This stops powerline adaptors working, but with some...
Forum: Daily banter 19th August 2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,456
Posted By Adrian E
Pretty sure most of them were pumped out to the...

Pretty sure most of them were pumped out to the dealer network as a fixed (low) spec. I had one as a loan car while my S5 was in for repair. It wasn't anything to write home about
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 14th August 2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,320
Posted By Adrian E
Hiya I'm not sure, to be honest. Until you...

Hiya

I'm not sure, to be honest. Until you get the kit from the new supplier and find out how open/limited it is to working with other kit, it's difficult to predict unless someone with the same...
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