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Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 1st December 2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By homer simpson
Were the batteries ever coded to the car?

Were the batteries ever coded to the car?
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 22nd November 2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By homer simpson
I'm not an expert but my thoughts would be no. D3...

I'm not an expert but my thoughts would be no. D3 upwards there are more and more electronics, same goes for other manufacturers of the same era. If there is no danger of a spike due to the BEM then...
Forum: D3 - Lights 10th November 2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By homer simpson
The crack is very common. Only 'repair' would be...

The crack is very common. Only 'repair' would be some sort of silicone or sealant but the crack will not disappear. Only way is to replace
Forum: Daily banter 1st November 2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,537
Posted By homer simpson
The price has risen only because in the current...

The price has risen only because in the current climate prices of used cars is crazy. I'm not saying it's correct but that's what it is right now. Good time to sell, bad time to buy
Forum: Daily banter 31st October 2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,537
Posted By homer simpson
You're both right lol 6500 profit but it's...

You're both right lol

6500 profit but it's gross profit and not in yer pocket profit
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 31st October 2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By homer simpson
This set would be ideal for those who want to...

This set would be ideal for those who want to have a go at pulling apart and replacing the seals etc but don't want to potentially screw up their own caliper lol. Good to practice a refurb on
Forum: D3 - Lights 28th October 2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By homer simpson
Strange the whole unit has failed at the same...

Strange the whole unit has failed at the same time as you would expect the indicators to still work if the others/brake light failed. Have you tried swapping over the left and the right to see if it...
Forum: Daily banter 18th October 2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By homer simpson
^^ I agree. As fuel usage will drop, so will the...

^^ I agree. As fuel usage will drop, so will the revenue and there must be a few ideas being thrown around behind closed doors. It's also the drop in VED as EVs are exempt, unless they restructure...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 8th October 2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,133
Posted By homer simpson
It's mad audi decided that on their two top...

It's mad audi decided that on their two top models (S8 and especially W12) you couldn't get it. I thought about retrofitting one but not replacing the sports wheel with a 4 spoke one.
Forum: Daily banter 7th October 2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By homer simpson
Prices are definitely through the roof at the...

Prices are definitely through the roof at the moment and if you are thinking of selling then do it quick! Lack of supply vs high demand is the problem at the moment and so people are able to sell...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 29th September 2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,851
Posted By homer simpson
I remember it well! Very well specced and I think...

I remember it well! Very well specced and I think you changed the suspension too. It was a great example and if I was in a position to buy at the time I would have had it.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 28th September 2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By homer simpson
What about the Aerosus ones? ...

What about the Aerosus ones?

https://aerosus.co.uk/audi/a8-d3/d3.html
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 5th September 2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,477
Posted By homer simpson
This is what I would try first, I have also seen...

This is what I would try first, I have also seen a few people offering it. There is also a company called 'Audi Upgrades' who I follow, they do factory retrofits and have all the legit gear and an...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 31st August 2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,477
Posted By homer simpson
Interesting! Pics afterwards would be great, I'll...

Interesting! Pics afterwards would be great, I'll wait 2 mins no probs :)

May pick your brains for the RSE at some point or a write up would be even better +++
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 29th August 2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,434
Posted By homer simpson
That is very reasonable. I was expecting...

That is very reasonable. I was expecting something around the 300 but then again I have no idea what these things cost :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th August 2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 955
Posted By homer simpson
Straight forward. Your set includes wear sensors...

Straight forward. Your set includes wear sensors and so you're good to go. Just apply some appropriate grease/anti squeal to the back of the pads
Forum: D2 - Interior 29th August 2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,495
Posted By homer simpson
This guy usually has one for a D3 for sale, and...

This guy usually has one for a D3 for sale, and it's not as extortionate as UK sellers. They must have been popular in Russia lol

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313612197731?ViewItem=&item=313612197731
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 26th August 2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,434
Posted By homer simpson
If you don't mind, how much does something like...

If you don't mind, how much does something like this cost?
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 25th August 2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,477
Posted By homer simpson
This is on a 3.0tdi but I would imagine they are...

This is on a 3.0tdi but I would imagine they are similar. 2x torx bolts on the outside

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=demGEmUmziM
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 21st August 2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,077
Posted By homer simpson
Bumper in service position? Does that mean undo...

Bumper in service position? Does that mean undo but leave the foglamps etc connected? Removing the bumper isn't a big job tbh
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 20th August 2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,796
Posted By homer simpson
If you have AMI in the glovebox, I believe there...

If you have AMI in the glovebox, I believe there was an iPod lead for it
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th August 2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,192
Posted By homer simpson
Tell me about Linbus

I'm looking at doing some tinkering and it involves adding into the linbus system. From what I've read, it's just a wire and so can I just tap into the existing Linbus system by means of...
Forum: D3 - Lights 15th August 2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,626
Posted By homer simpson
As said, ULO are original. They made them for...

As said, ULO are original. They made them for Audi for the D3 and Audi put their stamp on it and almost doubled the price!
Forum: D3 - Lights 14th August 2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,626
Posted By homer simpson
ULO are the OEM for these. Forget Audi, cheapest...

ULO are the OEM for these. Forget Audi, cheapest is here
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th August 2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,309
Posted By homer simpson
The only other difference apart from the ones...

The only other difference apart from the ones mentioned it 3G MMI. This has a better screen and newer maps which I believe you can still update. It also has a HDD
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 6th August 2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,257
Posted By homer simpson
The 4.2TDI is a great engine, better than the...

The 4.2TDI is a great engine, better than the 4.0TDI it replaced. Sport spec will have more options than a SE model. Here is a link to the brochure so you can see what was standard
...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 5th August 2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,331
Posted By homer simpson
Thanks for the explanation and good work!

Thanks for the explanation and good work!
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 5th August 2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,331
Posted By homer simpson
Interesting! Is this unit all part of the...

Interesting! Is this unit all part of the buttons? Is the control unit under the buttons or a separate unit?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 5th August 2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,257
Posted By homer simpson
Ah good point, could be better off looking for...

Ah good point, could be better off looking for hen's teeth!
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 4th August 2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,331
Posted By homer simpson
My dad's A6 had an issue with the radio randomly...

My dad's A6 had an issue with the radio randomly coming on. it did show as a fault with the MMI in VCDS (can't remember the fault code) but I was advised by the garage it was in to stick some WD40...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 4th August 2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,257
Posted By homer simpson
2010 was changeover year and so 2009 was some of...

2010 was changeover year and so 2009 was some of the last D3s. They do have 3GMMI and so a little more desirable, if you can find one. Haven't driven so cannot comment but I don't think you will find...
Forum: Daily banter 27th July 2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,008
Posted By homer simpson
I'm guessing the break pad sensor threw up a...

I'm guessing the break pad sensor threw up a implausible signal fault and so they by-passed it?
Forum: Daily banter 26th July 2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,008
Posted By homer simpson
I see what you did there :ROFL:

I see what you did there :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 25th July 2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,405
Posted By homer simpson
If the lights are in good condition, you can...

If the lights are in good condition, you can easily sell each part for 100 each (people ask for more but it's borderline silly prices). Front lights are worth a bit too. You should also have the...
Forum: Daily banter 24th July 2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,407
Posted By homer simpson
I was thinking you could add a PR code of D2D on...

I was thinking you could add a PR code of D2D on the build sticker but it already exists in VAG option codes! :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 7th July 2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,721
Posted By homer simpson
Just to update, I purchased the ramps below. I...

Just to update, I purchased the ramps below. I struggled to find anything that was wider that was wider than 260mm and whilst the car could go on them, I prefer the ramp to be wider than the tyres...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th July 2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By homer simpson
unlikely the front and rear struts have failed at...

unlikely the front and rear struts have failed at the same time so I'd be looking at the valve block or compressor. If you are keeping the car then VCDS is a very worthwhile investment. For now, all...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd July 2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,056
Posted By homer simpson
I agree with the posts above. I'd love to pull up...

I agree with the posts above. I'd love to pull up in my car and ask him to compare options :ROFL:

On a serious note, can't see many options at all, definitely no desirable ones. The advert states...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 1st July 2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,798
Posted By homer simpson
Makes more sense now you have posted the correct...

Makes more sense now you have posted the correct part number :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 1st July 2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,798
Posted By homer simpson
Have you considered getting it refurbished? We...

Have you considered getting it refurbished? We have a company local to us that does air con as well as alternators etc


http://www.sacweb.co.uk/airconditioning.html
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 1st July 2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,798
Posted By homer simpson
I couldn't find them either

I couldn't find them either
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 29th June 2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,798
Posted By homer simpson
If he sticks some dye in there it should be...

If he sticks some dye in there it should be easier to find. Can he pressurise it and see if it is still holding in the morning?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 29th June 2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,253
Posted By homer simpson
You got that cheap, they are showing at 246....

You got that cheap, they are showing at 246. Looking at ETKA, it states 6 + 8cyl D2s
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th June 2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,721
Posted By homer simpson
Ah ok, thanks. I've never tried moving it in jack...

Ah ok, thanks. I've never tried moving it in jack mode and didn't want to try it either. Well, that answers the question, thanks again.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 28th June 2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,721
Posted By homer simpson
Using car ramps

Silly question but I just want to make sure. I want to get my car up on floor ramps in the next week or so but am unsure whether to put it in jack mode before going up or after?
Forum: Daily banter 27th June 2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,407
Posted By homer simpson
I use it after reading some good reviews. Easy to...

I use it after reading some good reviews. Easy to apply and no complaints so far
Forum: Daily banter 23rd June 2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,856
Posted By homer simpson
^^ sounds like they are a bit like some local...

^^ sounds like they are a bit like some local traders.

A friend of mine bought a car from 'The Trade Centre' which is local to us. She bought the car and then asked me if she did the right thing...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 23rd June 2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,130
Posted By homer simpson
I would love to play around with this however it...

I would love to play around with this however it is a bit far for me to collect, 90 odd miles!

Mark, it's yours. If you don't take it, I'll arrange a courier and have it.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 23rd June 2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,130
Posted By homer simpson
I'm in Coventry

I'm in Coventry
Forum: Daily banter 23rd June 2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,856
Posted By homer simpson
Am I the only one with a positive experience...

Am I the only one with a positive experience then? :D

I had a trickle of brake fluid after a fluid change done by them and it started to strip the paint. They initially said they fixed the leak...
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