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Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 3rd December 2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By The_Laird
Iíve had the Ďtight fití problem with knock-off...

Iíve had the Ďtight fití problem with knock-off centre caps, but itís easily fixed. Just snip a bit of the circular spring off (a teeny bit at a time)n with a pair of pliers until the fit is more...
Forum: Daily banter 20th November 2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By The_Laird
New to me! Maybe a distant relative?

New to me! Maybe a distant relative?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 4th November 2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,652
Posted By The_Laird
Just a personal comment, as I’ve just fitted new...

Just a personal comment, as I’ve just fitted new P Zeros fitted to my S8 so don’t have any interest in these. But, if you have to pay shipping and fitting on top of the £320 asking price, then you’re...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 21st October 2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By The_Laird
I drove mine into a bollard in Asda’s car park...

I drove mine into a bollard in Asda’s car park and this bit of trim came off a treat! ��
Forum: Daily banter 14th October 2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,407
Posted By The_Laird
Donít forget a front and back one for me please 😉

Donít forget a front and back one for me please 😉
Forum: Motormouth 29th September 2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,750
Posted By The_Laird
Sean, I was always surprised that our Olympics...

Sean, I was always surprised that our Olympics Team was Team GB and not Team UK, as I think it includes athletes from NI.
Forum: D2 - Interior 28th September 2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,316
Posted By The_Laird
Brilliant! Thanks for that - just what I need

Brilliant! Thanks for that - just what I need
Forum: D2 - Interior 27th September 2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,316
Posted By The_Laird
Front seat belts

Does anyone know if the two front seat belts are interchangeable or if the the belts themselves can be swapped? Or even if theyíre available new?

My driverís belt is looking well worn after 193K...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 27th September 2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,851
Posted By The_Laird
FEís didnít have platinum leather; it was silver...

FEís didnít have platinum leather; it was silver grey, even though it says platinum on the build sticker. I made the mistake when I first ordered a Woolies leather restoration kit. But youíre right...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 2nd September 2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,652
Posted By The_Laird
Yes, standard tyre size for the FE 20” wheels on...

Yes, standard tyre size for the FE 20” wheels on a D2
Forum: Daily banter 24th August 2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,407
Posted By The_Laird
Surprised that they’ve not popped the grill out...

Surprised that they’ve not popped the grill out as it’s such a quick and easy job
Forum: D2 - Transmission 1st August 2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,494
Posted By The_Laird
Just picked up on this thread - 37 degrees in...

Just picked up on this thread - 37 degrees in Langbank - really?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 24th July 2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,919
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks Adrian. I need to pay postage and...

Thanks Adrian. I need to pay postage and something for the batteries. Please let me have payment details.
Cheers, Jim
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 21st July 2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,405
Posted By The_Laird
Have you asked our sponsors?

Have you asked our sponsors?
Forum: Daily banter 20th July 2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,407
Posted By The_Laird
Each to his own, but Iíd love one! Similar to the...

Each to his own, but Iíd love one! Similar to the rear quarter light stickers for A8 Freunde and our UK A8/S8 one.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 20th July 2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,919
Posted By The_Laird
Hi Adrian - could I have a couple please? Thanks,...

Hi Adrian - could I have a couple please? Thanks, Jim
Forum: Daily banter 16th July 2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 807
Posted By The_Laird
My ‘8s have always been daily drivers (as was my...

My ‘8s have always been daily drivers (as was my ‘57 A35 van and my ‘52 Austin Somerset). My current ‘8 (a 2002 FE S8) has been my daily driver for years and has 192K on the clock.
Cars are for...
Forum: Daily banter 15th July 2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,407
Posted By The_Laird
Looking brilliant Michaela - another top notch...

Looking brilliant Michaela - another top notch job!
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 15th July 2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,641
Posted By The_Laird
My Mk 2 TTS has 255 35 19 tyres (not 20s)

My Mk 2 TTS has 255 35 19 tyres (not 20s)
Forum: Daily banter 7th July 2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,091
Posted By The_Laird
I went a couple of years ago (pre-lockdown)....

I went a couple of years ago (pre-lockdown). Quite a good event and well organised, with loads and loads of Audis.

Personally, though, I prefer a bit more variety (other than the ‘8 meets) and my...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd June 2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,856
Posted By The_Laird
Most of the ones that I’ve used have been...

Most of the ones that I’ve used have been dreadful, some to the point of criminal, and Audi don’t give a rat’s a**e!

BMW are much better (and better for parts availability, so I’m told)
Forum: Owners Meets 19th June 2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,869
Posted By The_Laird
Probably around 2pm for us also. Perhaps a little...

Probably around 2pm for us also. Perhaps a little earlier
Forum: Owners Meets 17th June 2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,869
Posted By The_Laird
(A) Afternoon tea Definites: (1) tc4332...

(A) Afternoon tea

Definites:

(1) tc4332 (Ray & Jordan) (2)
(2) Lyn (with Joe) (2)
(3) tintin (Stephen) (1)
(4) The Laird (Jim & Christine) NO AFTERNOON TEA PLEASE
(5) Tonupkid (Nick & Ann)...
Forum: Owners Meets 2nd June 2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,869
Posted By The_Laird
Christine and I have decided that we’ll drive...

Christine and I have decided that we’ll drive home as we can’t get a room in Biggin Hall and we don’t fancy getting a taxi to another hotel. I’m not very comfortable driving at night anymore, so...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd June 2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,273
Posted By The_Laird
I’m sure that in the not too distant future, car...

I’m sure that in the not too distant future, car ownership will be unusual and we’ll have an app (or an implant!) that will call I up a driverless ‘car’ powered by an alternative to the ICE...
Forum: D2 - Interior 28th May 2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,925
Posted By The_Laird
Mine has this issue with the centre arm rests...

Mine has this issue with the centre arm rests rubbing on the seats. I use Woolies stuff - cleaner, restoration cream (colour specific) and sealant - which sorts it.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 25th May 2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,788
Posted By The_Laird
And our Scottish members are extremely confused!...

And our Scottish members are extremely confused! :Confused:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st May 2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,207
Posted By The_Laird
Sorry Roberto! My post was intended as a friendly...

Sorry Roberto! My post was intended as a friendly nudge before you got a ticking off from the moderators, nothing more. No offence was intended.

And I just beat you to 67! :)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st May 2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,207
Posted By The_Laird
I think you may soon get comments on this post...

I think you may soon get comments on this post from the moderators.

The rules for posting state:

Every listing should have the following:
Multiple Photos, uploaded here or linked is fine.
MOT...
Forum: Daily banter 19th May 2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By The_Laird
Try plugging your phone into a USB port on your...

Try plugging your phone into a USB port on your laptop. Unlock it and give permission to Ďtrustí the computer or share photos if asked.

Then, on your post, click the ĎGo Advancedí button at the...
Forum: Owners Meets 17th May 2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,869
Posted By The_Laird
Tried to book a room but they said they don’t...

Tried to book a room but they said they don’t have any?????
Forum: Owners Meets 15th May 2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,869
Posted By The_Laird
Name(s)Evening Meal (No's) (1) tc4332...

Name(s)Evening Meal (No's)


(1) tc4332 (Ray & Jordan)Y (2)
(2) Lyn (with Joe)Y (2)
(3) tintin (Stephen)Y (2)
(4) The Laird (Jim & Christine) Y (2)
Forum: D2 - Lights 14th May 2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,444
Posted By The_Laird
Even better if you make an offer! I offered £12,...

Even better if you make an offer! I offered £12, which was accepted automatically.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 13th May 2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,361
Posted By The_Laird
Well, I'm pretty chuffed that I chose to replace...

Well, I'm pretty chuffed that I chose to replace the scuttle as it was worse than I thought.

In addition to the n/s fitting being broken (see photos with o/s for comparison), so was the o/s...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 13th May 2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,361
Posted By The_Laird
Wrong thread, Mike?

Wrong thread, Mike?
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 12th May 2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,361
Posted By The_Laird
I wondered if that might be the case, Sean. Your...

I wondered if that might be the case, Sean. Your description of the components is spot on! Thanks mate.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 12th May 2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,361
Posted By The_Laird
Windscreen washer jet removal

I took my lower screen shuttle off the other day to clean it and discovered there had been a gorilla let loose on it, resulting in 2 broken clips and a missing drive spindle seal.

MJ miraculously...
Forum: Daily banter 10th May 2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,373
Posted By The_Laird
Iím sure we probably did - but my memory was...

Iím sure we probably did - but my memory was rubbish even when I was young!

Before we went up to Scotland, I was in Stoneygate, Beeby, Barkby, Thrussington and Burton Lazars. And, as a kid...
Forum: Daily banter 10th May 2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,373
Posted By The_Laird
Which village was that? Iíve lived in...

Which village was that? Iíve lived in Leicestershire on and off since the mid 60s
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 7th May 2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,018
Posted By The_Laird
I thought that the idea of the plastic ones was...

I thought that the idea of the plastic ones was that they would break if the bellows mechanism started to stick, But if you fit metal ones, you risk damaging the bellows mechanism.

But I’ve been...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th May 2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,881
Posted By The_Laird
Can I plan a trip to Devon now please? :)

Can I plan a trip to Devon now please? :)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 4th May 2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,481
Posted By The_Laird
Have you tried our sponsors (number at the top of...

Have you tried our sponsors (number at the top of the page)?
Forum: Daily banter 4th May 2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,978
Posted By The_Laird
As David says, my first ‘8 was a crystal blue 2.7...

As David says, my first ‘8 was a crystal blue 2.7 QS which I traded in my diesel A6 avant with Ranger’s goal keeping coach. He lived in Ayrshire, and even the 2.8 was too thirsty for his daily...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 24th April 2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,265
Posted By The_Laird
Not sure of the part numbers, but I replaced mine...

Not sure of the part numbers, but I replaced mine with refurbished exchange ones from Michaela (MikkiJayne). Send her a PM and ask

BTW, an introduction would be nice, especially with photos of...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 21st April 2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,836
Posted By The_Laird
Found mine, but it’s got 15 splines.

Found mine, but it’s got 15 splines.
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 20th April 2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,836
Posted By The_Laird
I’ve got a couple in the garage somewhere. I’ll...

I’ve got a couple in the garage somewhere. I’ll check the shape and let you know
Forum: Daily banter 13th April 2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,078
Posted By The_Laird
Or why go out for a 100% beef burger (and a pint...

Or why go out for a 100% beef burger (and a pint of draft beer) when you’ve got a Quorn steak at home? Hmmm, let me think about that!
Forum: Daily banter 10th April 2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,407
Posted By The_Laird
So good to have my morning reading back! ����

So good to have my morning reading back! ����
Forum: Daily banter 26th March 2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 19,501
Posted By The_Laird
I wonder if we will ever see a WITW where MJ...

I wonder if we will ever see a WITW where MJ strips it down to find everything has been done properly before it arrived in her workshop?

I’ve said before that I’ve twice been charged by different...
Forum: Daily banter 25th March 2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,980
Posted By The_Laird
Safe trip, Ray. You’ll be lost if I see you, too!

Safe trip, Ray. You’ll be lost if I see you, too!
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