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Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 19th September 2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 820
Posted By MikkiJayne
From the SSP it looks like J126 is on the LIN bus...

From the SSP it looks like J126 is on the LIN bus so tricky to see what J255 is telling it.
Forum: D2 - Interior 18th September 2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By MikkiJayne
The centre console has to move backward to get...

The centre console has to move backward to get the trim out without breaking it.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 18th September 2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 820
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yeah C20 is the panel, J355 is the regulator.

Yeah C20 is the panel, J355 is the regulator.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th September 2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By MikkiJayne
Meyle don't do an actual kit for the 20" cars,...

Meyle don't do an actual kit for the 20" cars, only for the 18s. For the 20" ones you have to piece it together yourself, with the correct lower arms. The price is much the same IIRC - it just takes...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 17th September 2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By MikkiJayne
Lemforder are OEM. Meyle HD are pretty good...

Lemforder are OEM. Meyle HD are pretty good though IMO, and come with a 4 year warranty for half the price of Lemforder. I fit Meyle to everything +++
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 17th September 2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 820
Posted By MikkiJayne
The solar panel is connected directly to J126...

The solar panel is connected directly to J126 blower control unit. That appears to have a single connection to / from J255 climatronic control unit.
...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 17th September 2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,323
Posted By MikkiJayne
Wow! Never seen one do that before :eek: Did...

Wow! Never seen one do that before :eek:

Did it do that on the move?
Forum: Daily banter 16th September 2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yes, I think something like 1500 manual S8s made...

Yes, I think something like 1500 manual S8s made in LHD only. I have parts from 7 of them!

There was also a manual version of the 2.8 FWD.

There are now two manual conversions in the UK, and...
Forum: Daily banter 16th September 2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,779
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yeah crazy cheap now. People are even making...

Yeah crazy cheap now. People are even making their own using commodity OLED screens and FDM printing everything else.

They're a bit messy at the moment though - the resin is nasty stuff and you...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th September 2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,244
Posted By MikkiJayne
Well, these bushes are officially all gone now....

Well, these bushes are officially all gone now. None left in the UK, at the factory, or at Tradition :-(

Time to talk to Fibet about making them...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 15th September 2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By MikkiJayne
Sold +++

Sold +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 15th September 2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By MikkiJayne
They stick on top of the plastic sill trims :)

They stick on top of the plastic sill trims :)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 15th September 2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By MikkiJayne
quattro door sill trims

*** Sold +++ ***

Another uber rare treat for you:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=22149&stc=1&d=1568546630

Likely the last ever brand new set of quattro sill trims in...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 15th September 2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,202
Posted By MikkiJayne
Buried under other stuff, not lost ;) Now packed...

Buried under other stuff, not lost ;) Now packed up and ready to head off to Spectrum tomorrow +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 14th September 2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By MikkiJayne
Seat belt I can do. It needs a clean but is...

Seat belt I can do. It needs a clean but is otherwise in good condition.

Your seat side panels should be silver-grey leather in an FE - they are in Dean's certainly, and red in mine, but I can't...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 14th September 2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By MikkiJayne
A special treat - W12 monoblock wheels!

I present, for your delight and delectation, a set of the unobtanium (in the UK anyway) D2 W12 monoblock wheels:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=22141&stc=1&d=1568461780
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 14th September 2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By MikkiJayne
I actually found the blind I had originally set...

I actually found the blind I had originally set aside for you while I was tidying :rolleyes:

Armrests are the one part I don't have spare at the moment as I haven't swapped them yet. I will let...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 14th September 2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By MikkiJayne
Platinum interior parts

Hi all,

Does anyone need any platinum interior parts? I've just done a swap for extended leather, heated seats and alcantara so I have literally everything! I'm having a tidy up and you all know...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th September 2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,202
Posted By MikkiJayne
I haven't sent mine yet as they are slightly...

I haven't sent mine yet as they are slightly buried :rolleyes: I'll try and get them off by the end of the week.

I've not seen any autobox cooler pipes fail yet. I've got a few spare sets although...
Forum: Spotless 10th September 2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By MikkiJayne
No, there's not enough water to need it. Tbh in a...

No, there's not enough water to need it. Tbh in a D2 you can safely pressure wash the engine bay as long as you avoid directly spraying the ABS block or the air inlet, but I still prefer to do it by...
Forum: Spotless 9th September 2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By MikkiJayne
I do, although I usually take the engine out to...

I do, although I usually take the engine out to do it! :ROFL:

I will start off with a degreaser - usually brake cleaner in a pressure-spray bottle. That gets off oil and the black tar-like dirt...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 7th September 2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By MikkiJayne
There isn't a thermostat in the 5HP - it relies...

There isn't a thermostat in the 5HP - it relies on the engine temperature. The 'oil cooler' in the radiator is really properly called a heat exchanger. It uses engine heat to warm up the transmission...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 4th September 2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,323
Posted By MikkiJayne
That's sort of positive then. Do you have access...

That's sort of positive then. Do you have access to the gearbox filling tool?
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 4th September 2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,202
Posted By MikkiJayne
That is Neil's preference yes, although I daresay...

That is Neil's preference yes, although I daresay if we send him my complete hoses plus your dismantled ones he can then decide whether he can use your dismantled ones to make a second set.

I can...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 4th September 2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,202
Posted By MikkiJayne
I just spoke to Neil and he is confident that...

I just spoke to Neil and he is confident that they can replicate the original hoses almost exactly - the only missing bit being plating on the new steel pipe. That isn't really a problem though as it...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 4th September 2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By MikkiJayne
Oh dear. For future reference, you might want to...

Oh dear. For future reference, you might want to call a breakdown service rather than the fire service. Last time I locked my key in the A6 the AA guy was in non-destructively in a couple of minutes.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 3rd September 2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 421
Posted By MikkiJayne
I assumed they knew that if they were listing it...

I assumed they knew that if they were listing it as available :tuttut: A bit cheeky to ask for extra postage!
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd September 2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,202
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yeah happy to. PM me the details +++

Yeah happy to. PM me the details +++
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd September 2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,202
Posted By MikkiJayne
I have a crusty set which I'd be happy to send...

I have a crusty set which I'd be happy to send them to try out if they would rather dismantle and investigate for themselves. I kept them for exactly this purpose since they would need to know the...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 2nd September 2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,987
Posted By MikkiJayne
Teaser: 6.5" speaker in the front door... :cool: ...

Teaser: 6.5" speaker in the front door... :cool:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=22103&stc=1&d=1567441377
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 2nd September 2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 421
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yeah if there were no way at all to get another...

Yeah if there were no way at all to get another one it could be replicated with several 90 degree long-tail silicone hoses and couplers. Ugly, but functional. In that application a slight reduction...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 2nd September 2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 421
Posted By MikkiJayne
The tight bends are the challenge - off the roll...

The tight bends are the challenge - off the roll heater hose has a much larger minimum bend radius than moulded hoses and so doesn't usually work.

Last year I contacted a couple of silicone hose...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 2nd September 2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 421
Posted By MikkiJayne
I don't have one of those either I'm afraid :( ...

I don't have one of those either I'm afraid :(

There's a listing for it here: https://www.online-teile.com/audi-ersatzteile/4D2819371B_Hose.html?language=en
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 1st September 2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By MikkiJayne
The front is bumper off. The rear outers you can...

The front is bumper off. The rear outers you can just about do if you have Mr Tickle arms +++
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 31st August 2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,158
Posted By MikkiJayne
Fairly sure that was FE 20s with Contis

Fairly sure that was FE 20s with Contis
Forum: D2 - Transmission 30th August 2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,323
Posted By MikkiJayne
That's remarkably inexpensive. I shall be...

That's remarkably inexpensive. I shall be interested to hear what they say +++

Have you spoken to Prestige? There are only 27 PF S8s left now so they might be interested in it, especially if you...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 30th August 2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By MikkiJayne
Ooh not fun at all! Look on the bright side...

Ooh not fun at all! Look on the bright side though - still orders of magnitude easier than doing the metal cross pipe +++
Forum: D2 - Transmission 27th August 2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,323
Posted By MikkiJayne
The 5HP24 service manual has some details of the...

The 5HP24 service manual has some details of the clutch operation logic so you can see which clutches are enabled in which gears etc. Might be worth starting there to see if you can see why its...
Forum: Daily banter 26th August 2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By MikkiJayne
Branded with the four rings :eek2:

Branded with the four rings :eek2:
Forum: D2 - Transmission 24th August 2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,323
Posted By MikkiJayne
Argh :( That's usually something slipping, and...

Argh :( That's usually something slipping, and that is usually the front broken off the front clutch drum.

Assuming you don't fancy a full rebuild, replacing the clutch drum is DIY'able if you're...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 24th August 2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By MikkiJayne
Fair enough. Prestige have just taken a 4.2 apart...

Fair enough. Prestige have just taken a 4.2 apart so hopefully should have the hose.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 24th August 2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By MikkiJayne
None of the hoses are available in the UK any...

None of the hoses are available in the UK any more. Used or a German contact to buy from Tradition (which we have) are the only options.

Are you sure its a rubber hose though? That pic looks to me...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 21st August 2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By MikkiJayne
How is the pipe in that orientation? :Confused: ...

How is the pipe in that orientation? :Confused:

Have you just pumped everything out of it by running the engine?

Curious to see how much you get out / how much goes back in by doing this.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 21st August 2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By MikkiJayne
As far as I can tell the top hose from the...

As far as I can tell the top hose from the radiator goes to the top connection on the gearbox, so from the radiator the outlet is at the top.

Tbh I've never studied which is which - just...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 20th August 2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By MikkiJayne
Aha you mean on the radiator? Sorry - I was...

Aha you mean on the radiator? Sorry - I was looking on the gearbox :rolleyes: I will have a look after tea...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 20th August 2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By MikkiJayne
That's the engine oil cooler ;) Top is inlet...

That's the engine oil cooler ;)

Top is inlet on the transmission +++
Forum: D2 - Transmission 20th August 2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its written on the side of it next to the...

Its written on the side of it next to the sockets, although not very easy to see with it in the car. I'll try and remember to check one later if no one has an answer in the next few hours.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 16th August 2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By MikkiJayne
Locating pins for the inlet manifold - one on...

Locating pins for the inlet manifold - one on each bank. They hold the manifold gasket in place and guide the manifold itself in to place on its locating dowels.

They usually snap when the...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 15th August 2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By MikkiJayne
Looks like your gearbox is making ferrofluid :D ...

Looks like your gearbox is making ferrofluid :D

Does it make any unusual noises? If the o-ring is missing from the filter the oil pump can cavitate as it sucks air on acceleration or corners....
Forum: D2 - Transmission 6th August 2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By MikkiJayne
The RS6 filter has a 5mm deeper sump and...

The RS6 filter has a 5mm deeper sump and therefore 5mm longer pickup pipe. It has been known for these to get mixed up and so people have had to shorten the RS6 filter to fit the D2. I've not heard...
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