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Forum: IT, AV and other Tech Yesterday, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 139
Posted By HPsauce
I don't have ETKA and it sounds like Elsawin...

I don't have ETKA and it sounds like Elsawin might have a W10 solution.
The only other item is my Bentley manual which uses eBahn software.
To be fair I haven't tried running it on W10 other than...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech Yesterday, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 139
Posted By HPsauce
Just had a quick peek at it and some online...

Just had a quick peek at it and some online information implies that it "might" have an inbuilt set of basic OS'es.
However, looking on my "new old" Dell laptop, after adding it, there are no OS'es...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech Yesterday, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 139
Posted By HPsauce
MJ can I ask why? E.g. is Hyper-V something you...

MJ can I ask why? E.g. is Hyper-V something you work with regularly or are there other advantages?
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech Yesterday, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 139
Posted By HPsauce
New (old) laptop for car diagnostics - VM question.

One for the Microsoft heavyweights this, beyond my pay grade these days. ;)

I've been given an "old" Dell laptop that a friend was about to take to the tip, on examination it looks ideal for Audi...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics Yesterday, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By HPsauce
The PF hazard switch itself is purely mechanical...

The PF hazard switch itself is purely mechanical (plus the LED) - the relay is elsewhere, presumably in the "footwell collection".

I'm not sure about the fog lights though, there's an interaction...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 6th March 2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By HPsauce
Assume you're talking about the "big boy"...

Assume you're talking about the "big boy" vertical rectangle switches?
I wanted to install a "latching" (push-on push-off) switch in my S8 in the redundant (in FL) switch hole above the drivers...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd March 2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By HPsauce
Sorry, should have put that link in my post, that...

Sorry, should have put that link in my post, that was my source. :cool:
Forum: Daily banter 2nd March 2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,425
Posted By HPsauce
I'm so shocked. And Stephen sums him up so well. ...

I'm so shocked. And Stephen sums him up so well.
Weirdly mixed day, got to cuddle (legally, we're the only living grandparents) my grandson today, who was born by C-section on Saturday.
Then came...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 2nd March 2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,789
Posted By HPsauce
Funny how we get loyal, I've been around all...

Funny how we get loyal, I've been around all sorts of tyre brands but I'm very much a "Michelin Man" at present!
(And that's after losing about 5 stone a few years ago :D )
Though, to be fair, the...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 2nd March 2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 51,901
Posted By HPsauce
I don't think there's the equivalent radio data...

I don't think there's the equivalent radio data stream available in North America.
Forum: Daily banter 1st March 2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,118
Posted By HPsauce
I've got CrossClimate+ on the Volvo, they're...

I've got CrossClimate+ on the Volvo, they're excellent.
Forum: Daily banter 1st March 2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,118
Posted By HPsauce
They look like the standard 245/45R18 to me.

They look like the standard 245/45R18 to me.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st March 2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,989
Posted By HPsauce
:D Not going to work too well like that, and it...

:D Not going to work too well like that, and it won't improve the handling much either. :tuttut:

Still not had a chance to try mine properly. SORN'ed during lockdown :-(
Forum: Daily banter 28th February 2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By HPsauce
Doesn't appear to be a problem: :tuttut: ...

Doesn't appear to be a problem: :tuttut:
Volkswagen Group
Audi:
E10 petrol is cleared for use in all Audi petrol driven vehicles, excluding the following vehicles:
First generation direct...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 26th February 2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,628
Posted By HPsauce
Interesting, mines also a Halfords Yuasa 5019,...

Interesting, mines also a Halfords Yuasa 5019, which Adrian (Adrian_E on here) very kindly helped me obtain and fit some time back.

It was fine for a few months but has always been "below par"...
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 905
Posted By HPsauce
My elder son has the same opinion, had it on his...

My elder son has the same opinion, had it on his old X5 and required it on his new X5M.
I've driven his old one and certainly didn't need to refocus or get distracted by it. Never driven an Audi...
Forum: Daily banter 25th February 2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,748
Posted By HPsauce
They really are bloody noisy, just had my first...

They really are bloody noisy, just had my first evening glass of wine disturbed by a China Eastern A330 rumbling off very loudly to Shanghai!
Forum: D2 - Lights 25th February 2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By HPsauce
It could be that the wiring is just extended for...

It could be that the wiring is just extended for right-hand-drive cars as they're probably a minority, so indeed best to check.

On the other hand it shows some weird/significant attention to...
Forum: D2 - Lights 25th February 2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By HPsauce
I've fitted a second foglamp om my UK D2, it's...

I've fitted a second foglamp om my UK D2, it's very easy, apart from the reflector!
Everything was there including the wiring, I just bought a bulbholder from our sponsors, unwrapped the connector,...
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 23rd February 2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By HPsauce
The solution is cheap as chips for missing...

The solution is cheap as chips for missing rings.... http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=15821
Forum: Daily banter 22nd February 2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,118
Posted By HPsauce
Jose (DeBardi), of course, that's what a year in...

Jose (DeBardi), of course, that's what a year in lockdown post-retirement does for you! Didn't know the D4 was dead though...
...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd February 2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,118
Posted By HPsauce
Is that Noggy Bert or am I confusing different...

Is that Noggy Bert or am I confusing different people?
Forum: Daily banter 21st February 2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,118
Posted By HPsauce
I vaguely recall that The General was a runabout...

I vaguely recall that The General was a runabout for you but maybe going to be sold. Is it still part of your extensive stable or did you manage to get it out of the door before the latest lockdown?...
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,748
Posted By HPsauce
Someone senior is off to (or returning from)...

Someone senior is off to (or returning from) Paris ce soir! I wonder who and why...

Just heard a low-flying 4-engine jet over my house, and it's an RAF BAe 146 going from Northolt to...
Forum: Daily banter 17th February 2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,915
Posted By HPsauce
Say it like a true Yorkshireman! :D Which...

Say it like a true Yorkshireman! :D

Which reminds me, I created this side-by-side comparison a while back, and yes that's an RS not an ST. The one on the right is my actual car. :cool:
...
Forum: House and Home DIY 17th February 2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,812
Posted By HPsauce
Just realised that I never wrapped this one up...

Just realised that I never wrapped this one up and thanked people for their input! So thanks folks and this is what I did:
In the end (late 2019) I bought a Drayton Wiser system, not least because...
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,915
Posted By HPsauce
Well they're not making them any more, but the...

Well they're not making them any more, but the Volvo V40 T5 CC I have is effectively a Ford Focus with "class" and MUCH better tech. Several things Ford just don't offer at all.
(And did I mention,...
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,915
Posted By HPsauce
As you're an EV fan you could follow my elder...

As you're an EV fan you could follow my elder son's example and get an e-bike for commuting...…..
(Though he does have a 575bhp BMW X5M F85 as "backup" :rolleyes: )
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,915
Posted By HPsauce
It's definitely you Ian... :D A few (well...

It's definitely you Ian... :D

A few (well many) years back I was in a similar position, kids learning to drive and the only travel I did (due to a change of jobs and losing/not needing a company...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,628
Posted By HPsauce
Well the front is a plastic/composite backing so...

Well the front is a plastic/composite backing so I guess self-tappers will generally do, whereas the rear is aluminium panel.

I've actually got both screws (4 of with matching coloured caps) and...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,628
Posted By HPsauce
To hold it more securely, presumably to stop a...

To hold it more securely, presumably to stop a lightly fixed (self-tapping screws or adhesive pads) plate falling off when the boot is slammed shut?
Forum: Daily banter 12th February 2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,243
Posted By HPsauce
It's a bit off the wall, but I actually suspected...

It's a bit off the wall, but I actually suspected Connor! :Confused:
Forum: Daily banter 12th February 2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,243
Posted By HPsauce
Beverley reminded me the other day that it looked...

Beverley reminded me the other day that it looked like we had 5 big black identical-looking cars there, but actually they were all different and I don't think any were black!
Forum: Daily banter 11th February 2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,243
Posted By HPsauce
That plate has been burning a hole in the back of...

That plate has been burning a hole in the back of your brain for many years! :ROFL:

But how will you cope with the extra 500 normally-aspirated cc's...….
Forum: Daily banter 11th February 2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,243
Posted By HPsauce
Well done, Neil, congratulations +++ though I do...

Well done, Neil, congratulations +++ though I do have to confess I guessed someone else. :o
Forum: Daily banter 11th February 2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,243
Posted By HPsauce
Agree wholeheartedly with both those sentiments. ...

Agree wholeheartedly with both those sentiments.
There's a few clues about the new owner so I "think" I know who it is, but if it's being collected today we will await photos and a "grand reveal"...
Forum: Daily banter 10th February 2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,748
Posted By HPsauce
And there was one around today, making some...

And there was one around today, making some serious noises for Devon and Cornwall: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-56014534
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 8th February 2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By HPsauce
Very well put Ian, definitely NOT 5 years better....

Very well put Ian, definitely NOT 5 years better.
And from the perspective of almost another 25 years down the track the improvements fade into near insignificance.
I really wish now that I'd been...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 7th February 2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By HPsauce
I think the PF mats are also a better quality...

I think the PF mats are also a better quality material than the FL ones.... +++
Forum: Owners Meets 6th February 2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,923
Posted By HPsauce
It's a UK-registered Audi Q5, 2-litre...

It's a UK-registered Audi Q5, 2-litre diesel...….. :tuttut:
Forum: Owners Meets 5th February 2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,923
Posted By HPsauce
Anybody watching Adrian Dunbar's Coastal Ireland...

Anybody watching Adrian Dunbar's Coastal Ireland on Channel 5? +++
Started last night at Mizen Head (talking about how the bridge to the Signal Station Museum was rebuilt) and pretty much following...
Forum: D2 - Interior 3rd February 2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By HPsauce
Thanks Michaela, that totally makes sense as the...

Thanks Michaela, that totally makes sense as the extremely likely cause. +++
Is that pathetic flange really expected to counterbalance the weight of the blind when raised?
It's certainly been damp...
Forum: D2 - Interior 2nd February 2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By HPsauce
Rear blind cover appears loose

My S8 is on SORN and hasn't moved in ages, but today I was just checking the battery (still OK) and noticed through the back window....
...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 1st February 2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 27,166
Posted By HPsauce
I'd guess it's a seal or anti-vibration device of...

I'd guess it's a seal or anti-vibration device of some sort, but the real mystery is why the four conical plug shapes?
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 31st January 2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,998
Posted By HPsauce
The dodgy shut lines were the first thing I...

The dodgy shut lines were the first thing I noticed. :tuttut:
Forum: D2 - Interior 31st January 2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By HPsauce
Maybe there's been a repair? Mine looks exactly...

Maybe there's been a repair? Mine looks exactly like Sean's, even down to the repaired peg at the other end.... (do they ALL break?) :rolleyes:
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 29th January 2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,182
Posted By HPsauce
Thanks Mark, that's what I'm thinking too. I'll...

Thanks Mark, that's what I'm thinking too. I'll just wait until/if it gets worse then have a look.
I've found how to get inside, there are clips along the bottom edge that appear to just prise open...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 29th January 2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,182
Posted By HPsauce
Well, I actually did the opposite, with...

Well, I actually did the opposite, with interesting results!
There's a bulge on the back which includes all the external connections and has a cooling vent on its top edge, so I guessed that...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 28th January 2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,182
Posted By HPsauce
It's not relevant, though I did that in the early...

It's not relevant, though I did that in the early stages of testing (and tried the monitor on other PC's), see first post:

That picture was taken with the monitor disconnected and nothing nearby...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 28th January 2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,182
Posted By HPsauce
The pattern moves VERY dynamically, it's not tied...

The pattern moves VERY dynamically, it's not tied to specific pixels.

I tend to favour the controller/cable as the problem area rather than the LCD panel itself.

I might try cooling it (freezer...
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