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Forum: Daily banter Yesterday, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 196
Posted By steamship
True. I never mentioned the points as it's not...

True. I never mentioned the points as it's not something you always hear about during a race. Interestingly, I came across the following site which gives a constant update on points given to all the...
Forum: Daily banter Yesterday, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 196
Posted By steamship
I'm aware of that as I indicated in my post. The...

I'm aware of that as I indicated in my post. The reason they are delayed is because of Juan Pablo Montoya during the 2002 Spa qualifying session. Let's just say that the air was somewhat blue.
Forum: Daily banter Yesterday, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 196
Posted By steamship
I just hope that Adu Dhabi next week doesn't end...

I just hope that Adu Dhabi next week doesn't end like the Senna/Prost and Hill/Schmacher races, and we get a proper race 'on the track'.

I checked the F1 site earlier and Max has been given a...
Forum: Owners Meets 5th December 2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,869
Posted By steamship
A lovely fitting tribute to Mark.

A lovely fitting tribute to Mark.
Forum: Daily banter 5th December 2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 217
Posted By steamship
...and at least 2,000 for a Tesla motor, and...

...and at least 2,000 for a Tesla motor, and that's without the electrics to operate it.
Forum: A6/S6/RS6 C6 24th November 2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,408
Posted By steamship
Can you still read the build sticker? If so, the...

Can you still read the build sticker? If so, the standard xenon has the PR code 8Q3 and the xenon with swivelling action has the PR code 8Q6.

Since you've mentioned no swivelling, that would imply...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd November 2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 35,406
Posted By steamship
Something popped up on my YouTube recommended...

Something popped up on my YouTube recommended list a couple of weeks ago regarding the A380. Did a quick history search and found it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcxVPILQJiY

Also found this...
Forum: Daily banter 18th November 2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By steamship
Got it. Saved for later.

Got it. Saved for later.
Forum: Daily banter 18th November 2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By steamship
That video comes up as being 'Private', so can't...

That video comes up as being 'Private', so can't view it.
Forum: Daily banter 16th November 2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By steamship
Thomas on Autogefuehl did a decent review of it. ...

Thomas on Autogefuehl did a decent review of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saaWdecYSN8
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th November 2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By steamship
It's not even listed in the official parts...

It's not even listed in the official parts catalogue, so in theory can't be sourced by itself i.e. it comes as part of the compressor. As for the OEM part number, the ones they show on their listing...
Forum: Daily banter 13th November 2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By steamship
+1

+1
Forum: Daily banter 12th November 2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By steamship
He left all the screws in to get better grip....

He left all the screws in to get better grip. Studded tyres on the cheap.
Forum: D2 - Interior 11th November 2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By steamship
There is one for sale on eBay that has the...

There is one for sale on eBay that has the correct part number (8D0419091T) in the description for a D2, but also gives a list of other OEM part numbers. It mentions it being by Nardi Torino but that...
Forum: D2 - Interior 10th November 2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By steamship
Check out the following thread which seems to be...

Check out the following thread which seems to be the most informative one on the subject.

SPOILER alert: He didn't fit it in the end due to the airbag wiring concerns.
...
Forum: Daily banter 9th November 2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,980
Posted By steamship
Something you're not telling us Ray ;) Is...

Something you're not telling us Ray ;)

Is living in the multiverse how you manage to achieve so much? You're in a 'Justice' League of your own.
...
Forum: Daily banter 5th November 2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,301
Posted By steamship
As Sarg says, great tip, and I get the same as...

As Sarg says, great tip, and I get the same as him. MJ's comment below confirms what I have.
Forum: Daily banter 3rd November 2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,301
Posted By steamship
According to that site there are 9,536 A8s...

According to that site there are 9,536 A8s affected.

Interesting result. Mine was manufactured September '01, so shouldn't that be a FL2. Not that I'm questioning MJs comment, heaven forbid! Maybe...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd November 2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By steamship
Now, now, Nick. :tuttut: You haven't had the S8+...

Now, now, Nick. :tuttut: You haven't had the S8+ that long yet... but yes, the new one does look the part.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 28th October 2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By steamship
The only comment I have is which BHP figure are...

The only comment I have is which BHP figure are they promising because those images show two. The first image shows their tune getting 212bhp, 19bhp up from normal and typical of a N/A tune, but the...
Forum: D2 - Interior 27th October 2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,090
Posted By steamship
From what I've read, the pre-facelift car looms...

From what I've read, the pre-facelift car looms had everything on them, so the connectors should be there. Just a matter of getting the seats and the appropriate HVAC unit with the seat heater...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 22nd October 2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 143,412
Posted By steamship
Was there a 1-DIN radio cassette prior to the...

Was there a 1-DIN radio cassette prior to the RNS-C then, or am I just imaging it? :Confused:
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 22nd October 2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 143,412
Posted By steamship
Not familiar enough with the pre-facelift A8s but...

Not familiar enough with the pre-facelift A8s but I think they use a 1-DIN format, whereas the facelift uses a 2-DIN format (basically the height of the unit), so fitting a RNS-E or even RNS-D might...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 17th October 2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,659
Posted By steamship
That's something I find annoying as well,...

That's something I find annoying as well, especially those who say they will provide feedback when they've finished a job... and never do.



Now that takes some guts using a chop saw on those...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 17th October 2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,659
Posted By steamship
Was initially going to say that it doesn't look...

Was initially going to say that it doesn't look too bad and that it should just be a case of laying everything out, but that's a bit naff of them to refuse the installation guide.

EDIT: Not sure...
Forum: Daily banter 17th October 2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By steamship
There is a company that does offer insurance...

There is a company that does offer insurance based on miles travelled, but despite several times stating they would 'soon be available in Northern Ireland as well', it's never happened over the...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 17th October 2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,659
Posted By steamship
Looking good so far. Intrigued to see all the...

Looking good so far. Intrigued to see all the associated wiring for this setup when it's done.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 15th October 2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By steamship
Specifically about answering question 1 but you...

Specifically about answering question 1 but you might find other useful information in the thread. Check out the following post with reference to Botang's hole with pictures (6th-8th ones down in...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th October 2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,659
Posted By steamship
If you check some of the WITW threads you'll see...

If you check some of the WITW threads you'll see loads of pictures per post, sometimes upwards of 30.

The only thing you need to be aware of is when you click on the Manage Attachments button, you...
Forum: Daily banter 15th October 2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 35,406
Posted By steamship
The only interesting flight that I've noticed...

The only interesting flight that I've noticed recently was a Canadian Air Force C-130 heading from Belfast to Canada. Only reason I spotted it was because of the noise as it was still climbing (about...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 14th October 2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By steamship
Check out from page 245 of the following PDF,...

Check out from page 245 of the following PDF, assuming of course that you haven't already done so:

29-Service Manual General body repairs interior.pdf...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 8th October 2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,133
Posted By steamship
You can get heated steering wheels, but going by...

You can get heated steering wheels, but going by the original brochure, not for the W12. See page 37 of this PDF: http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=10585&d=1430159608

However,...
Forum: Daily banter 5th October 2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By steamship
Maybe a travelling sales rep! This is the...

Maybe a travelling sales rep!

This is the one I wanted to get when I had the S8.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=27260&stc=1&d=1633467513
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 5th October 2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,715
Posted By steamship
There are several write-ups and videos showing...

There are several write-ups and videos showing how it's done if you want to pass onto your Audi guy. A great write-up is here on the forum:
...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd October 2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By steamship
And the poor blue car owner is too embarrassed to...

And the poor blue car owner is too embarrassed to come in because his car isn't as spotless as yours. +++

Also noticed that you have your own dedicated pump.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd October 2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By steamship
There is a large fuse in the passenger footwell...

There is a large fuse in the passenger footwell that is for the air compressor. If that has gone, it would explain why you haven't heard the pump. There is also a corresponding relay in there as...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 30th September 2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,659
Posted By steamship
The following video should help, but having...

The following video should help, but having watched it, I'd say it might be a bit trickier than shown in the video, as it appears they've already had it removed previously, considering how loose it...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 30th September 2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,659
Posted By steamship
No personal experience of the D4, but this should...

No personal experience of the D4, but this should help. Looking at the images of the boot panel, I'm making the assumption that the unit is placed above where the fridge would fit. That being the...
Forum: Motormouth 30th September 2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,750
Posted By steamship
Literally only a century later! :tuttut: ...

Literally only a century later! :tuttut:

Well, having worked in the Civil Service, I know they don't like to rush things. ;)
Forum: Motormouth 29th September 2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,750
Posted By steamship
Saw a similar article earlier today about this...

Saw a similar article earlier today about this and one of the 'theories' was it was partly due to the ****-up with Brexit and the imposition of the Irish Sea Border, and it was the government's way...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 29th September 2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,851
Posted By steamship
Ahem! Well, if you 'really' want to know that,...

Ahem! Well, if you 'really' want to know that, check out the following thread after I sold it. What I will say is that the end of the thread (which is locked) is not the end of the story:
...
Forum: Daily banter 27th September 2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,444
Posted By steamship
Double bagged it, so should be fine! :-(

Double bagged it, so should be fine! :-(
Forum: Daily banter 24th September 2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By steamship
Definitely T70. Double checked ETKA and came...

Definitely T70. Double checked ETKA and came across another 'nut tree brown'. As IT said, maybe it's an Exclusive option.
Forum: Daily banter 24th September 2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,103
Posted By steamship
ETKA shows T70 as birch grain honey. No 7TJ at...

ETKA shows T70 as birch grain honey. No 7TJ at all. All eight codes are as follows:

5TQ - Vavona (brown)
7L5 - beige - birch grain
T70 - birch grain honey
3J3 - grey birch grain
1WV - nut tree...
Forum: Daily banter 19th September 2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,980
Posted By steamship
Glad I'm not the only one who's breathless after...

Glad I'm not the only one who's breathless after reading of Ray's 'retirement' shenanigans. :D

Now if he could only bottle and sell it to the rest of us.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 19th September 2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,220
Posted By steamship
The output seal tends to be a very slow drip, as...

The output seal tends to be a very slow drip, as opposed to the 'pool' you have. I'd check using MJs list and go from there. If possible, try and check the underside of the car to see if there's an...
Forum: Daily banter 15th September 2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,930
Posted By steamship
Beat me to it. I pay 0.17 + VAT but we're...

Beat me to it. I pay 0.17 + VAT but we're limited to six providers in Northern Ireland and they're all within 1-2 pence of each other.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 14th September 2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,715
Posted By steamship
I know you're now selling to the great unwashed...

I know you're now selling to the great unwashed :rolleyes: on Facebook, but worth listing all the plus points as trying to shift a 6.0 petrol in the current climate is difficult enough.

It has a...
Forum: Other marques 7th September 2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 168,677
Posted By steamship
Just curious, don't suppose you know if it was a...

Just curious, don't suppose you know if it was a fault with charging, as I've watched a couple of Shmee150 videos where he had some serious charging issues with his Taycan.
Forum: Daily banter 7th September 2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,595
Posted By steamship
Very surprised that the driver even noticed he'd...

Very surprised that the driver even noticed he'd done it going by all the YouTube videos I've watched of big trucks seemingly oblivious to the carnage they've just caused around them.
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