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Forum: D2 - Transmission 9th November 2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,365
Posted By ainarssems
So what do you drive these days? Do you have a...

So what do you drive these days? Do you have a stop gap car, drive wife's car or take a bus?:)

I still have C5 A6 2.5 TDi quattro Sport which is technically wife's but I mostly use it and a B6 S4...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 8th November 2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 83
Posted By ainarssems
Some A/S8 bit's for sale

With my S8 going to the forum sponsors to be dismantled and me being 8less I will have some bits for sale.

Exhaust is up for sale again http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=13142

I have...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 8th November 2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,365
Posted By ainarssems
Goodbye to S8

Well the S8 went to forum sponsors Wednesday morning, I kept the alloys putting £30 16" set from A4 bought locally on the car to get it rolling on and off the trailer and cut out cats and sold...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 7th November 2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 114
Posted By ainarssems
I am pretty sure D3 will have permanently driven...

I am pretty sure D3 will have permanently driven compressor without a clutch.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 26th October 2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 672
Posted By ainarssems
No progress as I have been busy with other...

No progress as I have been busy with other things. I bought a set of 16" wheels from A4 to go on it so that I can keep 19" Carlsson wheels, cats are coming off as they have £340-350 scrap value,...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 26th October 2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 672
Posted By ainarssems
No issues as long as both batteries are healthy...

No issues as long as both batteries are healthy and similar. You don't want a battery on it's last legs together with a new battery. It might be OK but I would not risk bad battery dragging the good...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 25th October 2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 672
Posted By ainarssems
This is what happens with mains charger on drive...

This is what happens with mains charger on drive if you have more than 1 user and that other user drives away without spotting a cable.
...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 25th October 2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 672
Posted By ainarssems
13W solar charger ...

13W solar charger

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=14040&stc=1&d=1472036846
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 25th October 2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 672
Posted By ainarssems
Don't bother with it. I had 2.4W and 13W solar...

Don't bother with it. I had 2.4W and 13W solar chargers and in summer 2.4W did not make noticeable difference, 13W was taking up 2/3 of windscreen and while it was slowing down discharge it could not...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 12th October 2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,964
Posted By ainarssems
My friends guy came back with only £280 offer for...

My friends guy came back with only £280 offer for a pair
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 12th October 2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,964
Posted By ainarssems
As my S8 gearbox has failed I have been exploring...

As my S8 gearbox has failed I have been exploring different options of which the most likely is to partially dismantle it and sell some parts including cats and scrap the rest. Most places does not...
Forum: Daily banter 10th October 2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,187
Posted By ainarssems
They are just jealous and try to find a negative...

They are just jealous and try to find a negative and and excuse why they have not got one.:ROFL::ROFL::ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th October 2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By ainarssems
I just use standard copper pipe

I just use standard copper pipe
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 9th October 2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By ainarssems
I did it on A6 but on D2 I could not get the bolt...

I did it on A6 but on D2 I could not get the bolt turning. I also first over-did it on A6. I did it by feel with the rack near mid position but as the most of the time rack spends near middle...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 7th October 2019, 01:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,564
Posted By ainarssems
I guess 73m in wet is not that bad, according to...

I guess 73m in wet is not that bad, according to highway code stopping distance from 60 mph is 73 meters in normal circumstances and could be double that in wet. So it's not that much about Accelera...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 6th October 2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,564
Posted By ainarssems
Obviously results can be different in different...

Obviously results can be different in different tyre sizes and different cars but on this video it shows wet handling and braking very bad for Accelera. 73m braking distance vs 46m on Michelin,...
Forum: Daily banter 6th October 2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By ainarssems
Honey - Chrome extension for voucher/coupon codes

This is quite handy to find and apply coupon codes on different sites instead of manually hunting for them. I just started so not fully tested but I just placed order on Eurocarparts for a set of...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 5th October 2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By ainarssems
Very little, I had to guess wheel width and...

Very little, I had to guess wheel width and offset but that would not make any difference to speedo reading https://www.willtheyfit.com/


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Forum: A4/S4 B6 27th September 2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By ainarssems
I am not sure, hard to tell from picture but to...

I am not sure, hard to tell from picture but to me it looks like it's not just normal chamfer. It looks like pad is heavily worn on the outer diameter but almost new on the inner side but could be...
Forum: Daily banter 27th September 2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By ainarssems
Yes, battery is a big problem on electric cars, I...

Yes, battery is a big problem on electric cars, I believe new one for Tesla is about £10k.

I was looking to see if there is something cheap that will do 100 miles on charge. Nissan Leaf came...
Forum: A4/S4 B6 26th September 2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By ainarssems
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachme...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=22160&stc=1&d=1569485178
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 24th September 2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By ainarssems
] No, don't have them any more. Turned out...

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No, don't have them any more. Turned out that tyres were a bit too big for A6 ( I think it was 225/55R17) and doing very little mileage on S8 I did not need separate winter set so part exchanged...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 24th September 2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By ainarssems
18" will be a lot softer but there is a lot of...

18" will be a lot softer but there is a lot of difference between different tyre makes as well. 255/40R20 should fit fine as well as I have 255/45R19 and instead of messing up speedo it actually...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 22nd September 2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,265
Posted By ainarssems
It's great to be on Michelin PS4 on all corners...

It's great to be on Michelin PS4 on all corners on A6 after my little suspension arm misadventure that damaged tyre as well. So I guess it's good I did not change fronts for PS4 earlier as they have...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 22nd September 2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,397
Posted By ainarssems
It's great to be on Michelin PS4 on all corners...

It's great to be on Michelin PS4 on all corners on A6 after my little suspension arm misadventure that damaged tyre as well. So I guess it's good I did not change fronts for PS4 earlier as they have...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 20th September 2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,625
Posted By ainarssems
If you do not have oscilloscope you could try...

If you do not have oscilloscope you could try connecting small high impedance speaker like from old phone, it's quite low data rate bus so I think if there is any data going you should here some...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 20th September 2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,625
Posted By ainarssems
I think it's safe to assume that default mode for...

I think it's safe to assume that default mode for J126 if it does not receive signal is to switch to solar for example when ignition is off and climatronic is switched off. So it looks like J126 in...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 19th September 2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By ainarssems
Yep, diesel car prices have dropped like a stone...

Yep, diesel car prices have dropped like a stone with ULEZ introduction and I don't think we even seen bottom yet. LPG are on the way up.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 17th September 2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,365
Posted By ainarssems
Was reversing and turning out of the drive when...

Was reversing and turning out of the drive when it dropped. Was considering getting taxi to nearest ECP get the part, axle stands and tools and fix it myself. But choose to do emergency join AA. AA...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 17th September 2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,625
Posted By ainarssems
It's definitely separate relay on PF D2, maybe in...

It's definitely separate relay on PF D2, maybe in FL they moved it inside AC unit.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 17th September 2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,625
Posted By ainarssems
Is it really running from solar when ignition is...

Is it really running from solar when ignition is on/driving? Or is it just oncoming wind going through it and turning it? If it's definitely running from solar then it is not switching over as you...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 17th September 2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,365
Posted By ainarssems
Don't think it's wise to get used gearbox...

Don't think it's wise to get used gearbox considering how often they fail, not sure if there is one available with the correct code anyway. It's either repair or sell the car.

Anyway have been...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 9th September 2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 107,185
Posted By ainarssems
I was busy at the release time and I expected...

I was busy at the release time and I expected them to be quite expensive but at $2784 for S17e shipping in November I might have bought one. They are out of stock now and the ones shipping in...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 9th September 2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,365
Posted By ainarssems
So I filled about 1.2-1.3l of oil in the box...

So I filled about 1.2-1.3l of oil in the box through radiator pipe but no improvement. :( If anything it's worse now, could be fault developing further or the new oil has introduced more lubricity...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 7th September 2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,365
Posted By ainarssems
With me being lazy bugger and probably not able...

With me being lazy bugger and probably not able to get the car lifted and level on the drive for the proper level check I think I will just disconnect cooler line by the radiator and pump in 1-1.5l...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 7th September 2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,365
Posted By ainarssems
Looks like some 5HP24 boxes came with dipstick...

Looks like some 5HP24 boxes came with dipstick to check level and at least some could be retrofitted with it. I wonder if we could do it on A/S8

http://www.meurosport.com/5HP24_Dip_Stick.php
Forum: D2 - Transmission 7th September 2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,365
Posted By ainarssems
Well have not done anything yet, I guess I just...

Well have not done anything yet, I guess I just keep finding excuses to delay bad news just in case if it's not oil level. :ROFL: Also having 3 cars and never needing more than 2 at the same time...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 7th September 2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By ainarssems
I used to think that there is thermostat in the...

I used to think that there is thermostat in the box but was not sure and looking at previous posts it seems like there is no thermostat in the box.

In regards to thermal expansion different fluids...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 6th September 2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,293
Posted By ainarssems
Just for comparison a car I was considering...

Just for comparison a car I was considering biddinng on because it had LPG...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 6th September 2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 107,185
Posted By ainarssems
I have been running my L3's only onthe free night...

I have been running my L3's only onthe free night tariff and as my cheap tariff comes to end the may be switched off all together and I might use S9's in low power modd to heat the house instead.
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 6th September 2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,397
Posted By ainarssems
You cannot go wrong with Michelins, Primacy is...

You cannot go wrong with Michelins, Primacy is more comfort orientated compared to Pilot sport and can get a bit more mileage, Primacy HP is the comfort high performance option somewhere in-between....
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 6th September 2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,849
Posted By ainarssems
A youtube video I have come across showing mixing...

A youtube video I have come across showing mixing tyres comparing Coninental all round and different mixes with different tyres on the back. I cannot make out all that reviewer speaks but it sounds...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 6th September 2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,265
Posted By ainarssems
I think I should have gone for 235/45R17 instead...

I think I should have gone for 235/45R17 instead of 225/45R17, Michelin are very narrow and very big grooves which help to avoid aquaplaning but it's rather small contact area, still achieves...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 6th September 2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 107,185
Posted By ainarssems
New S17e and T17e coming out on Monday, T17e of...

New S17e and T17e coming out on Monday, T17e of little interest but S17e looks like slightly overclocked S17 Pro model permanently in Turbo mode. If it's less than 3k USD I might consider buying...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 4th September 2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,365
Posted By ainarssems
Nothing that cannot be DIY'd. A bottle, hose...

Nothing that cannot be DIY'd.

A bottle, hose and a bend piece of pipe. The idea is to use pressurised garden spray bottle with a bent piece of brake pipe attached, it's harder to get it lifted...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 4th September 2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,365
Posted By ainarssems
I am hoping this is the issue, it says from ZF...

I am hoping this is the issue, it says from ZF manual overevving when starting from stop which implies it could be slipping when moving off but be fine afterwards which is what I am experiencing,...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 4th September 2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,365
Posted By ainarssems
Didn't get chance to test on Saturday but have...

Didn't get chance to test on Saturday but have done some driving around today.

There are some bad news and good news.

Bad news are that it's 1st, 2nd and 3rd affected not just 1st and it comes...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 30th August 2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,265
Posted By ainarssems
Just had a recall at work because label saying...

Just had a recall at work because label saying contains 'Soya' was not in bold font :Confused::ROFL::Confused::tuttut:
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 30th August 2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,265
Posted By ainarssems
Second pair of PS4 arrived to be fitted Saturday

Second pair of PS4 arrived to be fitted Saturday
Forum: D2 - Transmission 30th August 2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,365
Posted By ainarssems
No I have not but I cannot see them being that...

No I have not but I cannot see them being that interested, I might drop them an email but between me driving it there, my time and return journey cost I think I would want at least £700 and I just...
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