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Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts Yesterday, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By steamship
Weirdly enough, I was thinking along the same...

Weirdly enough, I was thinking along the same lines in the early hours as I was trying to get to sleep, after seeing your first diagram. Would I be right in thinking that you mean placing one part on...
Forum: Daily banter 19th February 2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By steamship
One of the flexi pipes blew while he was driving...

One of the flexi pipes blew while he was driving down to Dublin for the ferry. I reckon it was because I ran the car on 95 octane (not prepared to do a 70 mile round trip just to get 99 octane) and...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 18th February 2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By steamship
Check out the following post: ...

Check out the following post:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showpost.php?p=155768&postcount=12
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By steamship
Glad you got it sorted. Was it just not...

Glad you got it sorted. Was it just not tightened? Wondering if it happened as a result of the intake manifold being replaced.
Forum: Daily banter 17th February 2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By steamship
Disappointing to hear you've had so many problems...

Disappointing to hear you've had so many problems with the car since buying it. I remember you told me about the exhaust blowing on the way to Dublin (probably the car getting excited about being fed...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 15th February 2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 181
Posted By steamship
Also worth checking out are the height sensors,...

Also worth checking out are the height sensors, to see if they have been moved, damaged or not connected properly, especially if the mechanic was in there working on the suspension.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 15th February 2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By steamship
Afraid not Andrew. Seems to have first appeared...

Afraid not Andrew. Seems to have first appeared in VAG models from 1999, but for the A8, it was only used in the D3. The part number for the D2 one is 078906601F and was only used in the D2 (and the...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 15th February 2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By steamship
The part number is 06A959253E and is indeed found...

The part number is 06A959253E and is indeed found in the Polo. In fact, it has been used extensively throughout the entire VAG range, so finding one should be easy.

Found in the following:
Audi:...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 14th February 2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By steamship
Have you tried calling the forum sponsors on...

Have you tried calling the forum sponsors on 01642 783537?

They may have it listed on eBay, but worth calling them directly, as they're very knowledgeable in regards to this stuff.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 14th February 2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,812
Posted By steamship
Well, I DID... for 18 months! However, having no...

Well, I DID... for 18 months! However, having no income was my reason for selling (not by choice though). I think so long as you look after them, they look after your wallet.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th February 2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,812
Posted By steamship
I believe the paint job on them is referred to as...

I believe the paint job on them is referred to as hyper black. The set I had on it weren't quite as dark.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 12th February 2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,812
Posted By steamship
...and I posted in that thread! :o

...and I posted in that thread! :o
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 12th February 2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,812
Posted By steamship
Now that you mention it, I don't think he has, as...

Now that you mention it, I don't think he has, as I'm sure I'd have spotted his Introduction post.

He's of the younger generation and has photos on Facebook.

I may have to get Neil to nag him,...
Forum: Daily banter 10th February 2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,712
Posted By steamship
It shouldn't take two weeks to get a copy of an...

It shouldn't take two weeks to get a copy of an invoice from the indy who performed the service, unless they don't keep any records, and if they don't keep records, it's doubtful they will be VAT...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th February 2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By steamship
Regarding the rear sagging after 6-7 days, that...

Regarding the rear sagging after 6-7 days, that would hint at a slow leak. If you haven't already done so, I'd check out all the parts by spraying with soapy water and looking for bubbles.

As to...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 6th February 2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,484
Posted By steamship
Can't comment on the specifics of the W12, but...

Can't comment on the specifics of the W12, but would have thought they would be no different to the rest of the D3 A8/S8s.

The one thing that caught my eye was 'spigot rings'. Assuming that you've...
Forum: Daily banter 6th February 2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By steamship
I've been on this forum for seven years, and...

I've been on this forum for seven years, and don't think I've ever noticed the red triangle before. Thanks.
Forum: Daily banter 5th February 2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By steamship
Is this the best account (KT@A8parts) to send...

Is this the best account (KT@A8parts) to send messages to regarding any we spot, as I've tended to send IT (Ian) messages, as he is the person I most associate with maintaining the site.
Forum: A4/S4 B6 3rd February 2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By steamship
Maxton Design do the front splitter, plus a few...

Maxton Design do the front splitter, plus a few other bits. See below:

https://www.maxtondesign.co.uk/audi/audi-s4/audi-s4-b6/front-splitter-au-s4-b8
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 30th January 2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By steamship
How about this one on eBay? Details seem right,...

How about this one on eBay? Details seem right, but photos are rubbish as they're all taken standing over it:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143514673013
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 30th January 2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By steamship
The Res/On/Off slider will prise off gently with...

The Res/On/Off slider will prise off gently with a flat bladed jewellers screwdriver (plastic trim tools are too thick). Care should be taken as there is a small spring in it (about 2mm in diameter)....
Forum: Daily banter 29th January 2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By steamship
Somewhat ironically, the 'change' to the VW logo...

Somewhat ironically, the 'change' to the VW logo came about as a result of Dieselgate, and the 'board' wanting to distance itself. How they figure that would happen by changing to a dull 2-D logo is...
Forum: Owners Meets 29th January 2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,435
Posted By steamship
Congratulations to all three of you. I think it...

Congratulations to all three of you. I think it would be very appropriate that you come to the meet, especially when in your 8th month, and what better way to travel than in the luxury of an A8/S8.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 28th January 2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By steamship
Came across this on the Ross-Tech site, which...

Came across this on the Ross-Tech site, which implies that it won't support the newer cars. Neil could check this since he has a D5:

Compatibility:

This interface works with all...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 28th January 2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By steamship
Check out the following threads, all of which...

Check out the following threads, all of which contain useful information:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=8151

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=8329
...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th January 2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By steamship
Check out the following thread: ...

Check out the following thread:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=8377
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th January 2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By steamship
Was checking my old scans, and the last time I...

Was checking my old scans, and the last time I came across that code was back in 2017. In my case, it was this variant of it:

01435 - Brake Pressure Sensor 1 (G201)
48-10 - Supply...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 27th January 2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 25,181
Posted By steamship
I think you may have jinxed yourself, as you...

I think you may have jinxed yourself, as you haven't had an issue for so long, and for that reason I'm saying nothing about my brake switch!
Forum: Owners Meets 27th January 2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By steamship
Without wanting to go 'off topic' on the...

Without wanting to go 'off topic' on the Attendance thread, can I suggest you check out some of the threads in the 'Owners Meets' section here:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=73
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 26th January 2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By steamship
30 mile round trip for me to get the equivalent...

30 mile round trip for me to get the equivalent of 67p (0.799 euro). Well worth the conversion cost, as mine paid for itself in less than a year (10,000 mile).
Forum: Owners Meets 26th January 2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,435
Posted By steamship
The drive is all part of the fun.

The drive is all part of the fun.
Forum: Owners Meets 26th January 2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By steamship
briang9 and Mrs G - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri...

briang9 and Mrs G - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri & Sat.
David's8 and Mrs D - Classic River View Double, Fri & Sat
Tonupkid & Mrs Tonup - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri & Sat
HPsauce and Mrs Sauce...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 25th January 2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,928
Posted By steamship
Finally managed to shift it. ...

Finally managed to shift it.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=22789&stc=1&d=1579977263
Forum: Other marques 24th January 2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 67,480
Posted By steamship
I know it's only a small sample, but between 3p...

I know it's only a small sample, but between 3p and 5p per mile, based on 'filling up' at home sounds very promising. Now if we could only transplant the workings of the Tesla into the body of a D2....
Forum: Other marques 24th January 2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 67,480
Posted By steamship
Not that I will be looking at buying an EV any...

Not that I will be looking at buying an EV any day soon, but this is the answer to the real world question I've wanted to know, and has never really been mentioned in any of the YouTube videos I've...
Forum: Other marques 23rd January 2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 67,480
Posted By steamship
I think it's safe to say that each of the cars...

I think it's safe to say that each of the cars involved saved lives. Just because a car has a 5-star NCAP rating does not mean it will withstand everything thrown (driven) at it. A quick Google will...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 23rd January 2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By steamship
Will be interesting to hear how much it costs to...

Will be interesting to hear how much it costs to run on LPG.
Forum: Owners Meets 23rd January 2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,435
Posted By steamship
With the assortment of vehicles already...

With the assortment of vehicles already mentioned, it sounds like a sort of Noah's Ark, except only one of each 'animal'. :D
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 22nd January 2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By steamship
How about the following PDF, starting from page...

How about the following PDF, starting from page 6?

https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/591/1/012033/pdf
Forum: Owners Meets 22nd January 2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,435
Posted By steamship
I was for bringing a LPG powered vehicle, to add...

I was for bringing a LPG powered vehicle, to add to the variety... but at least it's an A8. +++
Forum: Owners Meets 21st January 2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,435
Posted By steamship
We're a better breed of people than those Bentley...

We're a better breed of people than those Bentley owners.
Forum: Daily banter 18th January 2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By steamship
That is the paint colour, phantom black.

That is the paint colour, phantom black.
Forum: Daily banter 16th January 2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By steamship
There are several A8 brochures listed in the D3...

There are several A8 brochures listed in the D3 Tech Dump section here:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=9347

Second and third from the bottom of Delboy's list are the brochures for...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th January 2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By steamship
Afraid not. Your best chance for that is MJ, if...

Afraid not. Your best chance for that is MJ, if she sees this thread.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th January 2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By steamship
Apart from the armoured version of the D2, there...

Apart from the armoured version of the D2, there only appears to be one caliper available on the D2, with part numbers 4D0615423E (left) and 4D0615424E (right), which was for both the 269mm and 280mm...
Forum: Daily banter 14th January 2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By steamship
By coincidence, just watched the one about the A4...

By coincidence, just watched the one about the A4 earlier today. That's what probably started my love of Audis, that, and having bought a brand new one in May '95. Admittedly, it was only my second...
Forum: Daily banter 12th January 2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,823
Posted By steamship
Great info and thanks. Will be printed out to go...

Great info and thanks. Will be printed out to go along with the full instructions on the job, so I have no excuses.

I did come across that seal kit, but couldn't figure out what all the bits were...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 12th January 2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By steamship
I think the bolt is moulded into the end of the...

I think the bolt is moulded into the end of the bellows, and perhaps the end of the bellows has fractured/broken, and then been repaired in the way shown.
Forum: Daily banter 12th January 2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,823
Posted By steamship
Is it worth doing this whilst doing the timing...

Is it worth doing this whilst doing the timing belt change, even if the existing pipe is not leaking? On the Audiworld site, it says it takes around 7 hours, which seems an awful long time.
...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 12th January 2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By steamship
No problem, I always knew it as the Wayback...

No problem, I always knew it as the Wayback Machine as well.



They move by hand, the pods are intact and the vacuum hoses were all replaced a couple of years ago. I was searching for something...
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