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Forum: Daily banter 2nd March 2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By tonupkid
Truly distressing news. RIP Mark and thinking of...

Truly distressing news. RIP Mark and thinking of Lynne.
Forum: Daily banter 20th February 2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,118
Posted By tonupkid
I'd suggest consulting our Librarian for...

I'd suggest consulting our Librarian for appropriate naval appellations :D

MJ Your threads are a the best antidote to lockdown tedium +++
Forum: Daily banter 13th February 2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,508
Posted By tonupkid
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
Forum: Daily banter 11th February 2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,243
Posted By tonupkid
I've experienced Neil's driving and expect he...

I've experienced Neil's driving and expect he will waft as smoothly as ever, the pro he is, no matter how many cc's or BHP's nestle under his finely calibrated right foot.
Forum: Daily banter 11th February 2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,508
Posted By tonupkid
Oh dear! I am not in the least surprised that at...

Oh dear! I am not in the least surprised that at 14k miles a car like this might need a tyre or four.
Rust underneath a 2016 car is something I would not expect.
Forum: Daily banter 11th February 2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,243
Posted By tonupkid
Garage of joy :) Congratulations. I hope you all...

Garage of joy :) Congratulations. I hope you all have a long and happy relationship, with perhaps the putter of a little one in your future :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 10th February 2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,789
Posted By tonupkid
When I reattached the outer lens to the rear...

When I reattached the outer lens to the rear inner light on my D3, I used a flexible sealant. I figured that perhaps the reason these lenses become detached is due to expansion/contraction causing...
Forum: Daily banter 10th February 2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,243
Posted By tonupkid
That is an exceptional TR6 you have there. I love...

That is an exceptional TR6 you have there. I love the wheels.
My son in law, as a youngster, fell for his neighbour new TR6, and it became his dream car. Anyway years later he heard of one for sale...
Forum: Daily banter 9th February 2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By tonupkid
An electrifying EV - Audi e-tron GT

https://www.progress.audi/progress/en_US.html
Forum: Spotless 4th February 2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,675
Posted By tonupkid
Nope David, I don't need a lid. I used to import...

Nope David, I don't need a lid. I used to import them and the lids made wicked Frisbees. It could be risky wandering around our warehouse, especially as the edges of the lids broke and became razor...
Forum: Spotless 4th February 2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,675
Posted By tonupkid
Do you still have the lid for your ex-nappy...

Do you still have the lid for your ex-nappy bucket?
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 2nd February 2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By tonupkid
I think it was the gasket in the vee, is that the...

I think it was the gasket in the vee, is that the rocker cover? that was leaking on Ron's (Noretal) V10 S8.
Forum: Owners Meets 2nd February 2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,904
Posted By tonupkid
David that is brilliant news and the right...

David that is brilliant news and the right decision. You have faced something of a challenge with this meet and needing to adapt to the 'unprecedented hiccup' can not have been easy. Thank you
And...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 31st January 2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,589
Posted By tonupkid
If those are indeed the light mounting bolt hole...

If those are indeed the light mounting bolt hole covers in your picture, then the chances are that your rear lights have been off. And the seating/seal of the light units are a more likely cause of...
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 30th January 2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,490
Posted By tonupkid
Checked mine and the bracket is already...

Checked mine and the bracket is already installed. I wouldn't have notice it but for this thread. It is not a thing of beauty nor is it an eyesore.
Forum: Daily banter 14th January 2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,456
Posted By tonupkid
Despite having had this car since last July I've...

Despite having had this car since last July I've not yet got to know it. In the sense that I have yet to get familiar enough to have the confidence to explore some of its limits.
Covid restrictions...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 5th January 2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 185,932
Posted By tonupkid
Before Ripple peaks, wave it goodbye. Sorry I'll...

Before Ripple peaks, wave it goodbye. Sorry I'll go now
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 4th January 2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,243
Posted By tonupkid
As far as I can tell VAG Com works the same on my...

As far as I can tell VAG Com works the same on my D4 as it did on the D3.
Like Home said, it's user friendly and you will be able to easily figure how to clear fault codes.
For making changes to...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 4th January 2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,611
Posted By tonupkid
The 2009 Q5 also had a sub fitted inside the well...

The 2009 Q5 also had a sub fitted inside the well of the spare wheel
Forum: Daily banter 3rd January 2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 855
Posted By tonupkid
I got to the end of the D2 part. My takeaway is,...

I got to the end of the D2 part. My takeaway is, if you have a D2 S8 do not sell it. You're holding an appreciating classic.
As if you didn't already know that +++

Oh! And please hang onto the...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd January 2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,432
Posted By tonupkid
Haha Congratulations on becoming a 2 x D2 S8'er. ...

Haha Congratulations on becoming a 2 x D2 S8'er.
My 2002 D2 S8 had same spec as your Dolphin, but for the sunroof being of the non solar type. And its heated front screen was a joy on those few...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 30th December 2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,611
Posted By tonupkid
Got one of these in our 2015 Tuareg and my...

Got one of these in our 2015 Tuareg and my brother had one in his 1989 928. One bored day we tested it and indeed it unfolded and then re-folded like a beautiful piece of rubber origami.
The one in...
Forum: Daily banter 30th December 2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,456
Posted By tonupkid
A few weeks back it was cleaned by a gentleman...

A few weeks back it was cleaned by a gentleman with cunning skills. Not a detail but a prep for winter. And then, last week courtesy of Audi.

There's a thing I believe professional auto...
Forum: Daily banter 28th December 2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,456
Posted By tonupkid
Chill in The Peaks

Had a great time exploring Peaks today, and getting to know my 8 a little better. I've taken a few pictures that I'd like to share with you
...
Forum: Daily banter 27th December 2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By tonupkid
Feeling a need to visit the Peaks, and it might...

Feeling a need to visit the Peaks, and it might just be snowing thee tomorrow (Monday) :D
And a bit of a yomp up Luds Church provides healthy justification for the excursion.
Forum: Daily banter 22nd December 2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,167
Posted By tonupkid
Hearty wishes for a happy Christmas everyone,...

Hearty wishes for a happy Christmas everyone, especially Ray with his empty sack (I guess that's an age thing too)
And a healthy Phew Year. Roll on 2021 +++
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 20th December 2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 185,932
Posted By tonupkid
Its good if you can detach from previous value of...

Its good if you can detach from previous value of whatever your investing in and make decisions based on where you think it will be going. This is easier said than done.

I attempted buying quite...
Forum: Daily banter 19th December 2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,424
Posted By tonupkid
Here's one with highlights everywhere ...

Here's one with highlights everywhere

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=24890&stc=1&d=1608398828
Forum: Daily banter 17th December 2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,424
Posted By tonupkid
Hi Michaela Is this the type of thing you are...

Hi Michaela
Is this the type of thing you are looking for (don't miss the pun;)
The whole thing is infinitely variable so if you have anything in mind, let me know. I can use different fonts,...
Forum: Daily banter 16th December 2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,207
Posted By tonupkid
Great work and a joy to read. Thanks for sharing...

Great work and a joy to read. Thanks for sharing Michaela +++
Forum: Daily banter 15th December 2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,424
Posted By tonupkid
MikkiJayne I love the way you've used the S...

MikkiJayne I love the way you've used the S badge. It must be possible to match the Audi font that you mention. Do you have an example you can share and I'll see what I can find
Forum: Daily banter 14th December 2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,424
Posted By tonupkid
"I've been Doctored." Doctored in my youth, meant...

"I've been Doctored." Doctored in my youth, meant castrated, sterilised, neutered, spayed. It might be accurate, but not something to advertise with a car sticker :D


How about:
RENEW-D2...
Forum: Daily banter 8th December 2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,793
Posted By tonupkid
'Mad for a diesel vehicle'. On the contrary you...

'Mad for a diesel vehicle'. On the contrary you have to be mad to go for one :ROFL:

The same leap in demand that you have seen for diesel applies also to petrol. It's just a result of the...
Forum: Daily banter 7th December 2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,793
Posted By tonupkid
Hydrogen. The word 'if' says it all. Electric...

Hydrogen. The word 'if' says it all. Electric cars are here, actual working useable and purchasable electric cars.
For the future, Hydrogen has plenty going for it, but for now electric cars are...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 7th December 2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,678
Posted By tonupkid
I'm amazed that a business of this size has not...

I'm amazed that a business of this size has not instigated a payment processing solution.
It's a doddle to do and would give potential buyers confidence. And you never know, like so many others...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 7th December 2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,162
Posted By tonupkid
The Ford system has visible wires inside the...

The Ford system has visible wires inside the glass, which can be a tad distracting in night-time headlamp glare. It was used in aircraft during WW2 so perhaps any patents have expired. I actually...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 6th December 2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,162
Posted By tonupkid
When it is operating the tell tale amber light in...

When it is operating the tell tale amber light in the button will blink
Forum: Daily banter 5th December 2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,793
Posted By tonupkid
Buying a car that's been converted, messed...

Buying a car that's been converted, messed around. That's something to do if you enjoy viewing the world from the hard shoulder and look to strike up a relationship with a vehicle recovery driver.
...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd December 2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,793
Posted By tonupkid
In answer to a couple of points Tesla are...

In answer to a couple of points
Tesla are developing a car that uses the battery as part of the frame. Thereby reducing weight, adding strength and moving the actual batteries further inboard away...
Forum: Daily banter 26th November 2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By tonupkid
Great that you've come through Zip and hopefully...

Great that you've come through Zip and hopefully your Covid will not be too long.
Keep safe everyone and hopefully we'll be able to get together at the postponed meet.
Forum: D2 - Lights 23rd November 2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,841
Posted By tonupkid
Are the D2 headlight bulbs D2R. I thought that...

Are the D2 headlight bulbs D2R. I thought that they were D2S.
There's a big difference between the two so best to get it right
Forum: Daily banter 21st November 2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By tonupkid
I don't know. I have a set of D3 S8 20" wheels to...

I don't know. I have a set of D3 S8 20" wheels to sell and noticed that most VW campers are rolling on Audi wheels. So that seemed the best place to pitch them
Forum: Daily banter 21st November 2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By tonupkid
I'd market them in the VW camper van universe....

I'd market them in the VW camper van universe. And, yes, give buyers the option of buying both, tyres and wheels, together or just the tyres or just the wheels
Forum: Daily banter 10th November 2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 967
Posted By tonupkid
Bought my 1st Audi May 25th 1988

It was an Audi 100
Here's the purchase receipt followed by selling it about 7 months later.
I made a profit of about 400 (almost 10%)
The buyer called me late on a Sunday evening. He was on his...
Forum: Daily banter 7th November 2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 765
Posted By tonupkid
The future Audis are electrifying

https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/electric/audi/?fbclid=IwAR3UFp4sf36sdQ3P5KcSU471IjgllVFi8b4OUr8BCVYl27Jk82aJ-ikQ88g
Forum: Daily banter 5th November 2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By tonupkid
I'd agree with both the above, if I could just...

I'd agree with both the above, if I could just recall what this is all about :p
Forum: Daily banter 4th November 2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By tonupkid
I've gone and done it

I've never been fussed about the number plates but the one on my current car was not to my liking, so I changed it
Forum: Daily banter 10th October 2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,793
Posted By tonupkid
D5 is a bit clever

D5 W12 demo vid

Some interesting tech which hopefully won't break, but you can guess how that will most likely play out.

https://youtu.be/ifoFOXRBiHM

When using remote parking, the driver...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 10th October 2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,764
Posted By tonupkid
I took mine into the tyre shop. You need a bit of...

I took mine into the tyre shop. You need a bit of space to remove and refit the sensor and valve combo. I guess it's possible to do it by pushing the tyre off the bead but this might require more...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 10th October 2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,764
Posted By tonupkid
Unfortunately I can't remember but I did see the...

Unfortunately I can't remember but I did see the original invoice in the paperwork I handed over to Ron (Norretal) when he recently became the new owner. Maybe it's worth messaging him.
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