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Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior Today, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 141
Posted By steamship
What about something very similar if you can't...

What about something very similar if you can't source the S8 one, and a little bit of work with a dremmel (or local jeweller). There are the old style S6 emblems available on eBay for 39 euro:
...
Forum: Daily banter Yesterday, 10:23 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,028
Posted By steamship
Looks like the cats have been playing with them.

Looks like the cats have been playing with them.
Forum: Daily banter Yesterday, 10:22 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,028
Posted By steamship
You can buy kits from eBay, around the 45 mark.

You can buy kits from eBay, around the 45 mark.
Forum: D2 - Interior Yesterday, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 113
Posted By steamship
You did see the quote that Tintin was given by an...

You did see the quote that Tintin was given by an Audi dealership, for the small control know that controls the DIS.

WARNING! If you haven't seen it, please sit down first:
...
Forum: Motormouth Yesterday, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 51
Posted By steamship
Car Insurance - Vehicle Value Question

Not wanting to hijack the 'D2 insurance renewal time', so started a new one.

Andrew just posted a question and it got me thinking. His question was:

Talking of value, what would you put on a...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars Yesterday, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 374
Posted By steamship
And IT (Ian) has owned 12% of the D2s in the UK....

And IT (Ian) has owned 12% of the D2s in the UK. :ROFL:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 17th April 2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 34
Posted By steamship
Might be worth putting up the part number as...

Might be worth putting up the part number as well, in case someone needs a working replacement, rather than one for experimentation. The part number is on that sticker on the left of the cluster.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 17th April 2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 143
Posted By steamship
Have to admit that's one of the more interesting...

Have to admit that's one of the more interesting thread titles I've seen... and yes, I had to Google it to find out what Dezzy was talking about.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 17th April 2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By steamship
Maybe we should start a petition. +++

Maybe we should start a petition. +++
Forum: Daily banter 16th April 2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 257
Posted By steamship
Definitely picked up the vibe.

Definitely picked up the vibe.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 16th April 2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By steamship
Thanks. Added to My Watch Later list.

Thanks. Added to My Watch Later list.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 16th April 2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 374
Posted By steamship
Definitely keep your options only. No harm is...

Definitely keep your options only. No harm is looking for the ideal car for yourself, but don't let other potential ones slip through your fingers because you're being too stringent on spec.

It...
Forum: Daily banter 16th April 2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 257
Posted By steamship
So the bad news is that in 15 years time, there...

So the bad news is that in 15 years time, there will be no decent specc'ed A8s worth buying, and the good news is that these Q7 and SQ7 vorsprung editions really tickle your fancy, based on the...
Forum: TT 8N 16th April 2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 25,780
Posted By steamship
Oh come to the annual meet! We could have a good...

Oh come to the annual meet! We could have a good moaning session about the cost of postage to our isolated offshore islands that we foolishly believe are part of the UK. :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 15th April 2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By steamship
True, very true. I was being a bit coy in the...

True, very true. I was being a bit coy in the hope that someone might be able to name where it was. It is in fact Glen Head, near the village of Glencolmcille in County Donegal.

The tower at the...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 15th April 2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By steamship
Strangely, the pipe coming out of the wing on...

Strangely, the pipe coming out of the wing on mine (as in Davids's photo) is about twice as long, but appears to be of a lesser quality. David's appears to be of a semi-rigid or reinforced pipe,...
Forum: TT 8N 15th April 2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 25,780
Posted By steamship
He just needs to find someone on eBay that will...

He just needs to find someone on eBay that will ship it to exotic locations like the 'Isle of Wight'. :(
Forum: Daily banter 15th April 2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By steamship
Strangely enough Vera, I never actually thought...

Strangely enough Vera, I never actually thought of speaking to the tester directly. Probably because it's a government body tied up with red tape, and might be seen as a 'no-no'. I've already decided...
Forum: D2 - Interior 15th April 2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By steamship
Are you sure you're not brewing your own...

Are you sure you're not brewing your own distinctive beer in there Andrew, by the sound of those instructions. +++

I could never get plastic tubing to work, which is why I used copper pipe, like...
Forum: Daily banter 15th April 2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By steamship
Exactly. Somewhere around 2000, I had an A4...

Exactly. Somewhere around 2000, I had an A4 Avant. Bought it new and had it serviced religiously by Audi. It went in for a big service with a 1,200 price tag. Can't remember what, but the subframe...
Forum: Daily banter 15th April 2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By steamship
Not concerned about testing the seatbelt, more...

Not concerned about testing the seatbelt, more the fact that these people are employed to check these things and he didn't bother. Suppose there was a fault with the locking mechanism and the car was...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 14th April 2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By steamship
Decided to pass on these. Excellent value, but...

Decided to pass on these. Excellent value, but going to stick with what's on mine for a few months.
Forum: Daily banter 14th April 2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,028
Posted By steamship
Epic thread indeed. As to your question, you need...

Epic thread indeed. As to your question, you need to go back to page 4, post 36 for precise details:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showpost.php?p=140022&postcount=36

No skipping any more posts :D...
Forum: Daily banter 14th April 2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 149
Posted By steamship
Can't argue with that logic. +++

Can't argue with that logic. +++
Forum: Daily banter 14th April 2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 149
Posted By steamship
Nauta to my liking. Prefer Natalya Rudakova in...

Nauta to my liking. Prefer Natalya Rudakova in Transporter 3.
Forum: Daily banter 14th April 2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By steamship
MOT Passed with no Advisories. Do Have a Question Though

So after changing the brake fluid myself the other day, with help from those here, I took the car for the MOT two days ago. It passed with no Advisories at all, so must have done the brakes properly,...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th April 2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By steamship
Just an update on this. Purchased the pressurised...

Just an update on this. Purchased the pressurised bleeder and finally got around to changing the brake fluid three days ago. Also made sure to have the instructions for the bleeder and the brake...
Forum: Daily banter 13th April 2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,028
Posted By steamship
I've had my D2 running on LPG since November...

I've had my D2 running on LPG since November 2013. To me there has only been two downsides, the time it takes to fill the tank and the lack of petrol stations that actually sell it. Other than that,...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 13th April 2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 400
Posted By steamship
:eek3:

:eek3:
Forum: Owners Meets 13th April 2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,026
Posted By steamship
I'm aware of that Jim, it was just the way you...

I'm aware of that Jim, it was just the way you had worded it and what my warped mind read into it. +++
Forum: Motormouth 13th April 2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 302
Posted By steamship
Have to agree on both points, as I consider them...

Have to agree on both points, as I consider them all to a shower of (insert appropriate word)! As well as the points made by everyone so far, the one I can't tolerate, or comprehend is insuring...
Forum: Owners Meets 13th April 2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By steamship
Name and order requirements: (1) Tintin - 1...

Name and order requirements:

(1) Tintin - 1 large mens polo shirt and 1 large rugby jersey (if available)
(2) CtL - 1 Xlarge mens polo shirt - COD?
(2) steamship - 1 medium mens polo shirt and 1...
Forum: Daily banter 13th April 2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By steamship
Send her down to MJ.

Send her down to MJ.
Forum: A6/S6/RS6 C6 13th April 2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 252
Posted By steamship
I remember reading somewhere (last few months) of...

I remember reading somewhere (last few months) of someone whose father forced the gear lever on a D2 A8 from the Park position without pressing the button, with the result that it wouldn't go in...
Forum: Owners Meets 13th April 2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,026
Posted By steamship
Have we now garnered that sort of reputation that...

Have we now garnered that sort of reputation that hotels are 'warning' guests of our impending invasion! ;)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 13th April 2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 400
Posted By steamship
I haven't tried it, but ETKA shows the menu...

I haven't tried it, but ETKA shows the menu control as a modular block, with no apparent fixings. Just wondering if it's possible to lift the unit up far enough, providing the wiring is long enough.
Forum: Daily banter 13th April 2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,028
Posted By steamship
I would say MJ puts all mechanics to shame. Not...

I would say MJ puts all mechanics to shame. Not only does she do the work, make her own tools, cares for the car, she also seems to find the time to fully document it with words and pictures, which...
Forum: A4/S4/RS4 B7 11th April 2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By steamship
I'll leave it to others more qualified to give...

I'll leave it to others more qualified to give you proper guidance, but apart from getting everything fully documented so far as dates and costs are concerned, including loss of earnings, I'd be...
Forum: Daily banter 11th April 2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,028
Posted By steamship
At least she was in the right place when it was...

At least she was in the right place when it was found. +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 10th April 2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By steamship
A bit of a tight squeeze Andrew, as you can only...

A bit of a tight squeeze Andrew, as you can only get one in the boot. The others take up all the remaining seats inside the car. At least I wouldn't have any issues about having a spare... or four....
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 10th April 2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By steamship
Intrigued to see what style they are, as was...

Intrigued to see what style they are, as was thinking of changing the 21" I have on the S8 for something with a bit more comfort.

Would you consider shipping to Northern Ireland?
Forum: Daily banter 10th April 2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By steamship
A tricky one to get the car in the same shot. ...

A tricky one to get the car in the same shot.



One of my favourite spots for a walk.



Maybe with a very very long telephoto lense +++
Forum: Other marques 8th April 2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By steamship
I was wondering who would pick up on Davids...

I was wondering who would pick up on Davids comment. :D
Forum: Daily banter 8th April 2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,028
Posted By steamship
Excuse number 123 for when stopped by the police...

Excuse number 123 for when stopped by the police for speeding. "Sorry officer, but it uses too much oil if I drive it slowly"

Another lovely coloured car. At least you won't be spending time...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 7th April 2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By steamship
So not only will Ian have all the knowledge there...

So not only will Ian have all the knowledge there is about the A8/S8, he'll also have the biggest collection of photos as well +++

Have never used 3rd party sites for images for the exact reason...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 5th April 2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 574
Posted By steamship
Andrew, I came across another site that sells...

Andrew, I came across another site that sells only connectors for cars. Their website is as follows:

https://www.automotive-connectors.com/

CAUTION: They have lots!
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 5th April 2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 574
Posted By steamship
Found that as well Andrew that some BMWs use the...

Found that as well Andrew that some BMWs use the exact same connector and part number.
Forum: D2 - Interior 5th April 2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By steamship
Sounds promising for this being the likely...

Sounds promising for this being the likely culprit. You should also clear out the central drainage point, which is directly under the climate unit. This is the one with the copper pipe treatment. The...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 5th April 2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 574
Posted By steamship
If I have read it properly, there isn't a part...

If I have read it properly, there isn't a part number for the connector attached to the cable in the photo. It's sold as a complete unit (4d0955988), but the connector at the other end is part number...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 4th April 2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 574
Posted By steamship
Imagines Mike and Andrew standing next to a...

Imagines Mike and Andrew standing next to a suitcase on a stand and a yellow three wheeler in the background - Get yer heated washer jets! A score for a pair. Get 'em while they're hot!
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