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Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV Yesterday, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 409
Posted By ainarssems
Burned discs will contain the same info it's just...

Burned discs will contain the same info it's just that old weak(ish) lasers cannot read them reliably.

I might not be 100% corect but original discs are pressed with template to create dips and...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV Yesterday, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 409
Posted By ainarssems
Original discs are pressed not burned and so have...

Original discs are pressed not burned and so have more pronounced dips and peaks so even old lasers can pick them up. Sometimes it helps when burning at slower speed as more time is spent for each...
Forum: Daily banter 1st March 2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,036
Posted By ainarssems
I believe Crossclimate 2 was delayed till next...

I believe Crossclimate 2 was delayed till next autumn, Crossclimate + is the current one, have a set on D3 in 235/50R18, cannot complain but will probably put PS4 for summer on 19"
Forum: Daily banter 27th February 2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,036
Posted By ainarssems
My D2 never needed new TREs but on A6 when I...

My D2 never needed new TREs but on A6 when I replaced bushed to solid aftermarket versions they were introducing a lot more noise and knocks especially going over potholes or uneven surface while...
Forum: D3 - Lights 20th February 2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By ainarssems
That's likely to be cracked wires in the...

That's likely to be cracked wires in the headlight, common fault.
Forum: Daily banter 20th February 2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By ainarssems
There will probably minimum qualifying ownership...

There will probably minimum qualifying ownership time like previous scrappage deals, something like 90 days or whatever it was and a valid or recently expired MOT and Tax
Forum: Daily banter 20th February 2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By ainarssems
Hmm, if i could hand in my old A6 for 3000...

Hmm, if i could hand in my old A6 for 3000 credit, then resell that credit for 2000 for someone who could use it and then use those 2000 towards my next polluting car I would be all...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 19th February 2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By ainarssems
Or maybe the one you have seen in A8 was the...

Or maybe the one you have seen in A8 was the early 1994-1995 car with 12V 2.8 AAH
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By ainarssems
I think propshafts are the same PF and FL. Boot...

I think propshafts are the same PF and FL.
Boot was split on my PF, I discovered it when changing gearbox output flange seal in 2012. It looked like it's been split for a while and CV joint had been...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 13th February 2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By ainarssems
Some kind of vaccum tool to suck on it and pull...

Some kind of vaccum tool to suck on it and pull out
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 13th February 2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By ainarssems
There has been no other interest so far so I...

There has been no other interest so far so I guess you can have them if you are still interested.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 7th February 2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By ainarssems
For Sale: A8 D2 genuine floor mats beige.

I have a full set of genuine Audi floor mats for D2 as I no longer have D2. These are pre-facelift but will fit facelift as well as the shape is the same just different material. I bought them unused...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 5th February 2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,511
Posted By ainarssems
Make sure you check current running through LEDs...

Make sure you check current running through LEDs and that it does not exceed replacement LED specifications. I used 20mA LEDs on mine an they were only lasting 2-3 weeks. When I finally checked...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 1st February 2021, 01:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,528
Posted By ainarssems
They are just a screw covers, nothing to do with...

They are just a screw covers, nothing to do with water ingress.

Also there are no seals for wing lights other than grommet on the cable and paper on the nuts. More likely to be something on the...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 31st January 2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By ainarssems
Don't know about USA but here these days pretty...

Don't know about USA but here these days pretty much all engine oils are made for use in both petrol and diesel engines. In the old days when diesel fuel contained much more sulphur there was more...
Forum: Other Audis 31st January 2021, 01:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,976
Posted By ainarssems
Did similar repair on A6, was a bit hard to get...

Did similar repair on A6, was a bit hard to get in the right gear and often going for 1st would go in reverse
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006DHU8LK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_SPDCTJ1ADGXPDZ875KVR
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 28th January 2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,114
Posted By ainarssems
In my expierience if it's random spots it's the...

In my expierience if it's random spots it's the fault in screen it self. If it's something external you get whole rows or columns messed up. Sometimes spots go away if you apply a pressure on the...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 28th January 2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,605
Posted By ainarssems
No harm in checking fluid level or doing fluid...

No harm in checking fluid level or doing fluid change. Don't think you get any gunk settling in D3 boxes, modern fluids are keeping all the **** suspended in the oil, was only problem in older boxes...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 28th January 2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,114
Posted By ainarssems
Pretty sure it's the screen itself and there is...

Pretty sure it's the screen itself and there is no fix, at least not an economical one. You could replace screen if you can find one for it but it's likely to be more expensive than another monitor.
Forum: Other marques 23rd January 2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 120,316
Posted By ainarssems
Couple of interesting videos about Tesla...

Couple of interesting videos about Tesla batteries
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGFiaWvD-KI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdUqQZC2dcE

I have been looking at several EVs for a couple of...
Forum: D2 - Lights 15th January 2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,265
Posted By ainarssems
I have tried a lot of aftermarked HID and LED...

I have tried a lot of aftermarked HID and LED lights in my cars but they all have some issues. LEDs are definitely better and there are no major problems with high beam and larger bulbs like H7 or...
Forum: D2 - Lights 15th January 2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,265
Posted By ainarssems
Why do the D3 even have level adjuster motor,...

Why do the D3 even have level adjuster motor, it's got self levelling suspension
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 13th January 2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,511
Posted By ainarssems
You do not need the power adaptor when using...

You do not need the power adaptor when using through OBD in the car as it gets power from OBD plug. Only needs power if working on the bench off the car in which case I just use small12V battery...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 11th January 2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 27,020
Posted By ainarssems
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachme...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=25126&stc=1&d=1610369873
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 11th January 2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,511
Posted By ainarssems
My Galletto V54 works on W10, but have not done...

My Galletto V54 works on W10, but have not done any actual mapping yet on A8, just read the files and some test writes on A6. I am more busy at both jobs on the run up to Christmas as usual and again...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th January 2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,982
Posted By ainarssems
It's more about recharge cycles rather than age....

It's more about recharge cycles rather than age. Bigger battery needs recharging less often so will last for more miles/years. Early Nissan Leaf 24kWh batteries last about 100k before dropping to 50%...
Forum: Daily banter 5th January 2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By ainarssems
It was a good watch. The little thing that peaked...

It was a good watch. The little thing that peaked my interest was something mentioned just passing by towards the end of show - Koenigsegg 2.0l 3 cylinder camless engine producing 600BHP so I had to...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 4th January 2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,010
Posted By ainarssems
I though the main reason for driving lead out was...

I though the main reason for driving lead out was because of pollution
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 3rd January 2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 185,566
Posted By ainarssems
Bitcoin is on BBC news again...

Bitcoin is on BBC news again https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55515529 a lot of people will get in on it again because of FOMO and price will rocket again. It's quite different from 2017 bull run...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 3rd January 2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,116
Posted By ainarssems
I think stock is about 14-14.4V . I think some...

I think stock is about 14-14.4V . I think some are supposed to be temperature dependant as well giving more voltage in winter, not sure how that works as when the engine warms up generator is a lot...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 3rd January 2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,033
Posted By ainarssems
Ebay is the obvious place, not sure what you mean...

Ebay is the obvious place, not sure what you mean with i4, assume it's typo for i3. It's hard to tell what you mean by semi decent. There now a lot of generations of i processors so a newer i3 might...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 2nd January 2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,116
Posted By ainarssems
On my A6 when the alternator failed I just...

On my A6 when the alternator failed I just replaced regulator with bushes. The main reason was because I could do it without taking alternator off so it was less work. 2nd reason was that I could...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 30th December 2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 185,566
Posted By ainarssems
I don't really see the point of Ripple, it's not...

I don't really see the point of Ripple, it's not decentralised and with existing stablecoins and inevitably coming CBDCs( central bank digital currencies) what is it that Ripple does better? 4 years...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 30th December 2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,534
Posted By ainarssems
Learn something new each day. Never seen one of...

Learn something new each day. Never seen one of them:)
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 30th December 2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,511
Posted By ainarssems
I think the engine preheat option only works if...

I think the engine preheat option only works if you install additional switchover valve that turns off antifreeze flow to engine and sends all to HVAC. If you do not have that valve antifreeze will...
Forum: A6/S6/RS6 C5 29th December 2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,681
Posted By ainarssems
Does the B6 have 2 stage airbag? That would...

Does the B6 have 2 stage airbag? That would explain extra wire.
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 22nd December 2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 185,566
Posted By ainarssems
It's a bit involving 1st time you set up to buy....

It's a bit involving 1st time you set up to buy. You need to register and prove identity as the official platforms need to follow KYC. PayPal only does BTC in USA for now and you cannot transfer to...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 20th December 2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,037
Posted By ainarssems
Makes perfect sense, only need half the power...

Makes perfect sense, only need half the power from pump and only affects light output from one light at the time.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 18th December 2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,546
Posted By ainarssems
I noticed that mine was more likely to work when...

I noticed that mine was more likely to work when doing left turn and more likely to not work when doing right turn. So it seemed like classic brush/commutator wear problem. As a result I attacked it...
Forum: Daily banter 7th December 2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By ainarssems
Mileage is just an estimate. I put it down as...

Mileage is just an estimate. I put it down as 10k, some years I do 6-8k, others 12-15k so it evens out over time. Never had to pay extra or got any refunds
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 6th December 2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,546
Posted By ainarssems
Did you ever fix this. My fan is erratic as well,...

Did you ever fix this. My fan is erratic as well, I was thinking it's the fan itself and I do have a new fan ready to go in. I was going to do it today but looking at the work involved I was thinking...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 5th December 2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,511
Posted By ainarssems
I have been putting my pump job off for months...

I have been putting my pump job off for months now. Something else gets in a way. Busy in both jobs, no rest with lockdown, if anything it's more busy. Was going to do pump and headlight bulbs today...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd December 2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,761
Posted By ainarssems
We think a lot alike Battery life is more...

We think a lot alike


Battery life is more about discharge cycles than years you would expect 500-1000 discharge cycles before capacity drops to 50% on older batteries, newer should be better...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 30th November 2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,444
Posted By ainarssems
Did you find out what was causing the noise. I...

Did you find out what was causing the noise. I think I have the same issue, previous owner also replaced 3 of the handles.
Forum: D3 - Lights 29th November 2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By ainarssems
I just used silicone grease on mine not the...

I just used silicone grease on mine not the sealant and it's been fine. Like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00W6Q3B1G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_pTeXFbBHN4HBT
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th November 2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,478
Posted By ainarssems
In my expirence it's usually just the wire...

In my expirence it's usually just the wire braking from all the bending over time on OEM sensors. I just cut out the middle of cable and replace with bendy microphone cable. Couple of times that I...
Forum: Daily banter 28th November 2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By ainarssems
S8 I guess will have HID headlights so going to...

S8 I guess will have HID headlights so going to LED will not bee that simple and also not that much improvement over good working HIDs. Bulbs do get weaker with age so replacing bulbs with a new pair...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 28th November 2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,355
Posted By ainarssems
Just a bit of warning , when you do remaps things...

Just a bit of warning , when you do remaps things can go wrong and if you do it long enough they will so you need a backup solution. I have not touched A8 yet, mainly because I was still testing my...
Forum: D2 - Lights 23rd November 2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,815
Posted By ainarssems
I got my D2S from Amazon a while ago but have not...

I got my D2S from Amazon a while ago but have not fitted yet.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=24625&stc=1&d=1606146608
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 22nd November 2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By ainarssems
A bit of constructive criticism if I may. Only 3...

A bit of constructive criticism if I may. Only 3 pictures and not really the best pictures, description a bit short and vague, says nothing about colour, looks like tyres come separately, not on the...
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