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Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) Yesterday, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By The_Laird
Thanks guys. BTW, Sean, there is a commentary on...

Thanks guys. BTW, Sean, there is a commentary on the video link, but the repair looks daunting! New actuator mechanisms are under £20 on ebay, so I think I’ll check the part number, get a new one and...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) Yesterday, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By The_Laird
Scan interpretation

I scanned a friends A4 diesel today as sheís got problems with the central locking. The key fob only opens the driverís door.

Apart from some obvious faults that she didnít know about (glow plugs...
Forum: Daily banter 5th March 2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By The_Laird
Why do we need to be there at mid-day? The...

Why do we need to be there at mid-day? The funeral (according to Ray) is at 3pm. Iím happy to be there for whatever time required, but Iím a bit confused (not that thatís difficult to achieve! :) ).
Forum: Daily banter 3rd March 2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By The_Laird
Ray, what are the rules (legal stuff) and Lynís...

Ray, what are the rules (legal stuff) and Lynís preferences about the funeral? Iíd like to attend, if only to park outside on the street to pay my respects. But not if Lyn would prefer a family-only...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd March 2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By The_Laird
Hard to believe we were sharing beers and ice...

Hard to believe we were sharing beers and ice cream in September at the tram museum. What a great day out that was! And the Peak Performance annual meet - another great event that Mark put on for us....
Forum: Daily banter 2nd March 2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,427
Posted By The_Laird
That's terrible news. I'm really shocked. :-(

That's terrible news. I'm really shocked. :-(
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 2nd March 2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,629
Posted By The_Laird
Well, I took my battery back to Halfords this...

Well, I took my battery back to Halfords this morning and showed them my month-long log, and the accompanying graph (attached if youíre really that bored) to show that the battery lost charge almost...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 26th February 2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,629
Posted By The_Laird
That’s a pretty damming statistic - three of us...

That’s a pretty damming statistic - three of us on here that had a new Yuasa battery around a year or less ago, all have problems. If they replace mine again, I suppose it will have to be another...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 26th February 2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,629
Posted By The_Laird
I got a replacement Yuasa battery under guarantee...

I got a replacement Yuasa battery under guarantee after about 4 years, from Halfords, after a bit of a fight (not much, after the initial refusal, I just logged the voltage over a few days, charged...
Forum: Daily banter 25th February 2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,118
Posted By The_Laird
And the Mintec pads? Are they fitted for...

And the Mintec pads? Are they fitted for aesthetic or performance reasons?
Forum: Daily banter 25th February 2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,118
Posted By The_Laird
Tell us about the choice of MTec C-hook discs...

Tell us about the choice of MTec C-hook discs please. My rear discs will need replacing soon and I’ve not come across these before. And what’s the caliper on the front?
Forum: D2 - Lights 25th February 2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By The_Laird
I did the same some years ago on my FE D2. No...

I did the same some years ago on my FE D2. No parts required other than the build holder form our sponsors. And a bit of aluminium (aluminum would probably do just as well :) ) tape.
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 23rd February 2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By The_Laird
Michaela's spare teeny weeny tumbler spring and...

Michaela's spare teeny weeny tumbler spring and 3D printed seal arrived today, so my boot lock is now back in place and working fine! :)
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 22nd February 2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By The_Laird
You’re a star! Thanks Michaela

You’re a star! Thanks Michaela
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 22nd February 2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By The_Laird
Mine doesn’t have a seal there at all, and the...

Mine doesn’t have a seal there at all, and the barrel was corroded at the top end like David’s. I’ve got a load of different sized O-rings, so I’ll pop one in when I fit the last tumbler. Good job...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st February 2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,371
Posted By The_Laird
MJ is Michaela, BTW! :)

MJ is Michaela, BTW! :)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st February 2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,371
Posted By The_Laird
Photos please!

Photos please!
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 20th February 2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By The_Laird
Here's a couple of photos of my old A8 2.8's...

Here's a couple of photos of my old A8 2.8's engine bay(and a couple of gratuitous pics of the car as well)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 19th February 2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,371
Posted By The_Laird
Well, I didnít know that. But then , I learn...

Well, I didnít know that. But then , I learn something from pretty much all your posts :o
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 19th February 2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,371
Posted By The_Laird
Canít you reprogram the gearbox with VagCom?

Canít you reprogram the gearbox with VagCom?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 19th February 2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,371
Posted By The_Laird
I used to get around 300 miles or more to a tank...

I used to get around 300 miles or more to a tank on my daily commute in my S8, so that’s not so great. But if you’re buying any kind of ‘8 for economical motoring, then you probably need a bit of...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 19th February 2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,371
Posted By The_Laird
My first ‘8 was a 2.8 QS, followed by 2 S8s, and...

My first ‘8 was a 2.8 QS, followed by 2 S8s, and I’d second Ian’s comments. I don’t think I ever managed 30mpg from the 2.8QS (although perhaps I did on the DIS, as that tends to be optimistic, but I...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 18th February 2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,629
Posted By The_Laird
If you really are happy to let me have a spring,...

If you really are happy to let me have a spring, please name your price - cash or chocolates?
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 18th February 2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,629
Posted By The_Laird
Well, I took it to bits, but it wouldn’t come out...

Well, I took it to bits, but it wouldn’t come out through the little door for the rear lights as it had been put in from the other side of the mounting bracket, so the rear light cluster had to come...
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By The_Laird
Oh no! I feel for you, I really do. I think every...

Oh no! I feel for you, I really do. I think every single one of us would have given up long ago. Take a break (and a stiff drink) - there’s plenty for us to read in the archives.
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By The_Laird
Psychological problems in lockdown

Nothing to do with the lockdown itself, but Iím getting withdrawal symptoms after no WITW posts fo a couple of days. I know that even Michaela is entitled to a day off, but I do miss those posts.
...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 16th February 2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,629
Posted By The_Laird
Pretty sure that’s my problem too so I’ll have a...

Pretty sure that’s my problem too so I’ll have a look now it’s getting warmer. One question, would I be right to assume that each tumbler is different and has to be replaced from whence it came in...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 16th February 2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,629
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks Sean +++

Thanks Sean +++
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,629
Posted By The_Laird
Ooh, can any bright person find the link to...

Ooh, can any bright person find the link to Vera’s lock post? I probably won’t live long enough to wade through all the WITW posts!
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,629
Posted By The_Laird
I really meant why doesn’t the front plate have...

I really meant why doesn’t the front plate have bolt holes. The adhesive pads are pretty rubbish for a curved plate on the front. And they leave a mess when they have to come off.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,629
Posted By The_Laird
My key just spins as well. As did the lock on...

My key just spins as well. As did the lock on David’s car when I owned it. I stripped it, cleaned it, greased it and re-assembled it and it worked fine. But obviously not indefinitely! The trouble...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,629
Posted By The_Laird
Here’s Sergey’s post:...

Here’s Sergey’s post: http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showpost.php?p=116551&postcount=19
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,629
Posted By The_Laird
That happened to me over Christmas and my key...

That happened to me over Christmas and my key also failed to open the boot. BUT, you may remember Sergey posting about cutting a small hole behind the rear number plate (he gave precise measurements)...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 31st January 2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 27,167
Posted By The_Laird
I assume that you know, MJ, and this is a teaser....

I assume that you know, MJ, and this is a teaser. Because if you really don’t know, what chance have we mortals?
Forum: D2 - Interior 31st January 2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By The_Laird
Yes, that’s what we’re talking about. I’ll...

Yes, that’s what we’re talking about. I’ll photograph my plastic piece tomorrow, but it’s definitely come adrift from the centre console.
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 31st January 2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,000
Posted By The_Laird
The D2 still does it for me! What a timeless...

The D2 still does it for me! What a timeless classic, whereas the D5, with a different badge and grille, could be anything (apologies to D5 owners) from the eurostable of design.
Forum: D2 - Lights 31st January 2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,133
Posted By The_Laird
Is this what we're talking about (see photos...

Is this what we're talking about (see photos below). Is it right or left headlight that has the broken brackets?
Forum: D2 - Interior 31st January 2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks Sean. That's the area that I'm after, but...

Thanks Sean. That's the area that I'm after, but the thing I'm talking about doesn't seem to be there! It's not item 18; it looks a bit like item 14, but it's not that either. It fits into the slot...
Forum: D2 - Interior 30th January 2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By The_Laird
Ah, yes, there are a couple of little ‘niblets’...

Ah, yes, there are a couple of little ‘niblets’ at the lower edge of the trim that I got a plastic trim tool into and out it popped. I managed to retrieve the plastic ‘pivot’ (a yellow white...
Forum: D2 - Interior 30th January 2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By The_Laird
A reply in 2 minutes - brilliant! Thanks again.

A reply in 2 minutes - brilliant! Thanks again.
Forum: D2 - Interior 30th January 2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By The_Laird
Rear centre console removal

I should know, as Iíve done this before, but how does the bit of trim, where the rear ciggy lighter and central vents are, come off? Iíve dropped the pivot for the handbrake cover trim down there! I...
Forum: D2 - Lights 30th January 2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,133
Posted By The_Laird
David, if you can send me a photo of the bit you...

David, if you can send me a photo of the bit you need, I’ll go and have a look in my ‘spare headlight bits’ box. Can’t promise that I’ll have what you need, and it won’t be new, but if I have it,...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 22nd January 2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 27,167
Posted By The_Laird
Michaela, you know that you wouldnít sleep at...

Michaela, you know that you wouldnít sleep at night if youíd done that! The build sticker would tell on you. :)
Forum: D2 - Everything else 22nd January 2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 27,167
Posted By The_Laird
This is scary reading! :eek3::eek2: Iím...

This is scary reading! :eek3::eek2:

Iím certain that even the good mechanics would have been running for the hills by now. You really need a great one to persevere against obstacles of this scale....
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th January 2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 27,167
Posted By The_Laird
I just love the workshop posts! Who needs soaps?

I just love the workshop posts! Who needs soaps?
Forum: Owners Meets 16th January 2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,904
Posted By The_Laird
We will hopefully be there but, as we’re dog...

We will hopefully be there but, as we’re dog walkers, we may not be welcome (see earlier Cobid 19 rants!).
Forum: Daily banter 16th January 2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By The_Laird
You can add location (and other information) like...

You can add location (and other information) like Sean (steamship) has in his post above, so it appears in every post. It helps to know where you are and what car you have at least. I’m between...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 8th January 2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 20,210
Posted By The_Laird
Well, Michaela delivered all three pipes but I...

Well, Michaela delivered all three pipes but I couldnít get the car in to my Audi indy before new year. But, itís done (the Audi indy took twice as long as MJ!) and my S8 now has an MOT.
Itís worth...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th January 2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,049
Posted By The_Laird
I’m not a fan of the ‘if i ain’t broke’...

I’m not a fan of the ‘if i ain’t broke’ philosophy, especially regarding the ZF gearboxes. My S8 has around 196K on the clock, but i know the ‘box was serviced before my ownership (I’ve done around...
Forum: Daily banter 6th January 2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By The_Laird
Iíve got a wife like that too! I often swear...

Iíve got a wife like that too! I often swear sheís part reptile. Maybe thatís why Christine and Lyn seem to get on so well. Just popping out to check the freezer for frozen mice. ;)
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