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Forum: Q7 4L 13th September 2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By IT
3G mmi is the same as the A8, so came in late...

3G mmi is the same as the A8, so came in late 2009.

3G+ came in late 2010 and has things like native bluetooth audio playback, wifi hotspot and google maps / search (although this was discontinued...
Forum: Q7 4L 13th September 2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By IT
I agree. Footprint wise, the D2/Q7 feel very...

I agree. Footprint wise, the D2/Q7 feel very similar. Much higher up driving position, far less sporty and lots more body roll, of of which to be expected.

The 3.0 tdi engine is by far the most...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 10th September 2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By IT
I get this, but i'll throw it out there. ...

I get this, but i'll throw it out there.

With the ulez regs ruining the value of the all Chelsea tractors, the older shape Q7s have dropped in price quite a bit.

Bit of shopping around, and you...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 8th September 2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,225
Posted By IT
Alcantara headlining...... It soaks up some...

Alcantara headlining......

It soaks up some road noise for sure. +1 for twin pane windows making a difference. Also, larger profile tyres.

The PF carpets were thicker, making for more sound...
Forum: Other marques 7th September 2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 151,422
Posted By IT
Nice +++ Will be interested to hear your...

Nice +++

Will be interested to hear your thoughts on it after driving it for a few weeks.

I'm coming up on 2 years end of the month for mine.

I can't recall ever having a car for 2 years in...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 7th September 2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By IT
The build sticker contains the service specific...

The build sticker contains the service specific items really. Steering, brakes, engine, suspension etc.

All the factory options that people are normally more interested in aren't on there.

You...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 19th May 2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,143
Posted By IT
From memory, its the central locking pump tucked...

From memory, its the central locking pump tucked away in the left hand side of the boot that can control all those functions, so I would start spreading your holy water in that area, or indeed,...
Forum: Daily banter 11th May 2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 22,266
Posted By IT
Needs to be done before upload....... I'm...

Needs to be done before upload.......

I'm hoping the newer versions of vbulletin will have new features to better handle things like this +++
Forum: D2 - Everything else 10th May 2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,413
Posted By IT
Pre facelift S8.

Pre facelift S8.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 4th May 2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,923
Posted By IT
You've had nearly a year to figure out how to add...

You've had nearly a year to figure out how to add images, with various people helping you along since you listed your A8 and S6 for sale, looking to swap for a D3.

You've posted no other messages,...
Forum: Daily banter 30th April 2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,897
Posted By IT
Great thread idea +++ So, my History runs...

Great thread idea +++

So, my History runs back to 2004 when I picked up a 2001 A8 4.2 Quattro Sport. Silver. Black leather. Glass sunroof, towbar, blinds, xenon plus. It had 99,000 miles on the...
Forum: Daily banter 20th April 2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 859
Posted By IT
It hurts my eyes a bit as I'm not sure what is...

It hurts my eyes a bit as I'm not sure what is was, or what its trying to be.

And the rear doors..... :Confused:

I feel I ought to admire it, but i do not.....
Forum: Daily banter 20th April 2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,660
Posted By IT
That's RS6 territory. Oh no, wait a...

That's RS6 territory.

Oh no, wait a minute..... ;)
Forum: Daily banter 15th April 2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,721
Posted By IT
Engine downgrade aside, the D3 sports seats it is...

Engine downgrade aside, the D3 sports seats it is wearing front and rear, are quite interesting........
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 14th April 2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,048
Posted By IT
i'm not sure about the LWB having leccy seats as...

i'm not sure about the LWB having leccy seats as standard, but certainly the door storage bin is elongated on the LWB.

Below are LWB (left) and SWB (right). You can clearly see the different door...
Forum: Daily banter 13th April 2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,889
Posted By IT
Well, Its been a while..... So a quick...

Well,

Its been a while..... So a quick update.

WBAC has been pestering me to buy the Tesla, and the prices keep going up. I'm now up at 44250 for an 18 month old model 3 P with 12 K on the...
Forum: Daily banter 12th April 2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By IT
My Tesla is still free.... ;)

My Tesla is still free.... ;)
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th March 2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 42,735
Posted By IT
That's super interesting..... I always loved...

That's super interesting.....

I always loved the google maps overlay, really made the 3G+ cars feel way more modern.

If i can find a sim to stick in our Q7, i might give it a whirl to see if...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th March 2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,018
Posted By IT
The D2 has become rarer, and even more classic,...

The D2 has become rarer, and even more classic, but so I think has the pool of buyers. There is no denying that one at 4 star classics is in stunning condition, and probably about the best you can...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 17th March 2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,889
Posted By IT
Glad you got another upgrade sorted, and thanks...

Glad you got another upgrade sorted, and thanks for posting the detail, it may well help someone else in the future +++
Forum: Daily banter 11th March 2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,480
Posted By IT
What a lovely service. Thank you Ray/Stephen for...

What a lovely service. Thank you Ray/Stephen for organising the links.

I'm left with the distinct impression Mark would have approved of this online webcast setup, although there is something...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th March 2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,873
Posted By IT
The don't perish like steel discs - but - the...

The don't perish like steel discs - but - the layers can lift and separate if the handbrake for example is left on for extended periods of time whilst its sat. I have one hanging up in my garage as a...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th March 2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,873
Posted By IT
All the value is in the discs really. 10K new. ...

All the value is in the discs really. 10K new.

If they are recent, and you can prove it, and they have no damage to the edges, and the callipers are all sound, you could get good money if you're...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 9th March 2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,788
Posted By IT
iirc there is no coding on Nav, its a straight...

iirc there is no coding on Nav, its a straight swap over.

No component protection either I believe, which is odd as it was one of the more valuable components at the time.

The Nav units are the...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 7th March 2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,214
Posted By IT
This is from the bottom of my brain, so bear with...

This is from the bottom of my brain, so bear with me.

I seem to think the fog light switches on the PF are latching also.

I say this, as when I converted a PF car to FL dashboard (back in the...
Forum: Daily banter 5th March 2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,372
Posted By IT
Vbulletin has to go from 3.8 -> 4.2 -> 5.x ...

Vbulletin has to go from 3.8 -> 4.2 -> 5.x

Windows has to come into supportability at least.. ;-)

MySQL and PHP will no doubt need updating hugely too.


There will definitely be parallel...
Forum: Daily banter 4th March 2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,372
Posted By IT
hahah, I feel a great weight bearing down on...

hahah, I feel a great weight bearing down on me....

fwiw, I did actually buy and download the latest Vbulletin software last night, so that's a step forward.....


... probably not going to...
Forum: Daily banter 4th March 2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,480
Posted By IT
Thank you Ray for these updates, I'm sure they're...

Thank you Ray for these updates, I'm sure they're not easy to administer on top of everything else, but are very much appreciated.

In normal times, I'm sure many of us would have liked to be...
Forum: Daily banter 4th March 2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,783
Posted By IT
That's quite nice..... Keyless, sunroof - and -...

That's quite nice..... Keyless, sunroof - and - alcantara roof lining. Looks proper swish that..... Crap advert as per usual.....
Forum: Daily banter 3rd March 2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,372
Posted By IT
I'm ashamed to confess what version of Windows...

I'm ashamed to confess what version of Windows we're talking about here, but the IIS you're thinking of, and this one, worlds apart.... :)

A simple 'URL' redirect of anything hitting HTTP to the...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd March 2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,372
Posted By IT
We actually went HTTPS a few years back..... The...

We actually went HTTPS a few years back..... The problem was, that there were so many hardlinks within the forum that point to HTTP that people naturally end up back on an insecure link again.... it...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd March 2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,372
Posted By IT
Forum Crashing

As has been noted on an increasing frequency of late, the forum database seems to fail on an almost daily basis, which isn't sustainable.

We are running on an older version of vbulletin and mysql...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 2nd March 2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,476
Posted By IT
FYI, From your VIN, Build date was 16 March 2001...

FYI, From your VIN, Build date was 16 March 2001 +++
Forum: Daily banter 2nd March 2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,480
Posted By IT
Thank you Ray, this is sensible and much...

Thank you Ray, this is sensible and much appreciated in this difficult time.

Its numbed my afternoon quite considerably, I'm sure those closer to him are feeling it much more, so again, thanks.
Forum: Daily banter 2nd March 2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,480
Posted By IT
Unhappy Moltuae. RIP. :-(

I have received information, albeit unverified, but very credible that sadly Mark has passed away. I was contacted by one of his friends as the admin of this forum that they knew he frequented.
...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 1st March 2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,476
Posted By IT
ah sorry, missed the USA part. Reg =...

ah sorry, missed the USA part.

Reg = registration plate, or license plate to your guys.

Dont worry about it now as I cant work off foreign plates, but can work off a VIN if you can give me that.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 1st March 2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,633
Posted By IT
Yeah, just recently we've been having some...

Yeah, just recently we've been having some problems with the underlying database that powers the forum. Each time it has a problem we bring it back with different settings, but at the moment it seems...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 28th February 2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,476
Posted By IT
Yes, if you post your reg, I'll look it up for...

Yes, if you post your reg, I'll look it up for you.....
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th February 2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,633
Posted By IT
There is no recoding needed to go from analogue...

There is no recoding needed to go from analogue TV to hybrid.

It is a straight swap over.

However.

Hybrid TV didn't exist in 2004, so, unless you have updated your MMI to the latest 5570...
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,783
Posted By IT
i've never been a fan of the HUD. I had it in my...

i've never been a fan of the HUD. I had it in my Q7, S5 and A7. I turned it off in them all.

The concept is great, but for me, I already have a focal point out on the road, and one on my...
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,783
Posted By IT
2015 brochure attached FYI. It does have...

2015 brochure attached FYI.

It does have Ceramics - They were standard on the Dynamic Package plus, PA3, which it has. (11500 list price) (ouch)

What a crap advert by Audi.
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,783
Posted By IT
Yes exactly. If it were heritage, why are they...

Yes exactly. If it were heritage, why are they dumping it ? Makes no sense. They are supposed to be kept perfect forever.



No, defo separate.

Spec isn't very exciting at all to be honest (to...
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2021, 03:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,783
Posted By IT
OV plate = Audi Uk demo = only 936 miles, every...

OV plate = Audi Uk demo = only 936 miles, every one of them bouncing off the redline going sideways by journalists......

i wouldn't have an 'OV' RS. On other models, you'll get a great spec, but...
Forum: Daily banter 25th February 2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,783
Posted By IT
So, my two penneth. The C6 V10 was the peak...

So, my two penneth.

The C6 V10 was the peak of the RS6 line. It won every round of top trumps, and sounded gorgeous to boot.

The C7 had 1 single advantage - 6/7 years ago the tech in it wiped...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd February 2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,889
Posted By IT
That would make sense.... I'm still no...

That would make sense....


I'm still no further forward on what I want to do, nor have I found any car for sale that I "must have"....


I'm clearly just bored..... ;)
Forum: Daily banter 21st February 2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,889
Posted By IT
That is interesting... I see list is now 60K! ...

That is interesting... I see list is now 60K! but I'm not seeing any notable new features....

Has seriously widened the gap between the LR and performance though.

Give it a few weeks for the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st February 2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,358
Posted By IT
Heres a couple of older posts about it... ...

Heres a couple of older posts about it...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=8747

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=15756
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st February 2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,358
Posted By IT
I think it had problems with the head gasket from...

I think it had problems with the head gasket from memory, so I guess the heads must have been off. If they were off, you'd hope the guy fitted a new belt at the same time.

i'd definitely pop the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st February 2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,358
Posted By IT
Ahh... Andys old car.... Thatd been for sale for...

Ahh... Andys old car.... Thatd been for sale for a little while.

Changed hands a few times just recently.

Good spec car, nice to see it arrive back on the forum +++
Forum: Daily banter 21st February 2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,889
Posted By IT
Funny you should say that, when I got the Tesla,...

Funny you should say that, when I got the Tesla, it was Tesla vs Rs3 vs AMG of some sort......

That seems a lorra mota for 7.5K tbh. Bet is sounds nice... ;-)
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