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Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 15th February 2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 181
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
has he definately checked the fuse and relay...

has he definately checked the fuse and relay under the carpet in the front passengers footwell area? its a huge orange 30A fuse and I had one go whilst I was in Germany once and it stopped the air...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th February 2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,812
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
They were refinished by platinum Alloys in...

They were refinished by platinum Alloys in Swindon and I believe the colour is "dark shadow chrome"

I still have the Kahn Wheels and they may well see the light of day again at.some point - I like...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th February 2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,812
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I can update things a little as Arek and myself...

I can update things a little as Arek and myself took a spirited drive to the Haynes Motor Museum in Sparkford, Somerset a couple of weekends ago to attend one of their monthly breakfast meets :D+++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 29th January 2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Correct Sean the D5 requires the Hex-V2 lead +++

Correct Sean the D5 requires the Hex-V2 lead +++
Forum: Owners Meets 27th January 2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
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...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 24th January 2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
In the D2 > common faults section there is a Tech...

In the D2 > common faults section there is a Tech Dump with all of the PDFs your heart will ever desire!

Follow this link and there is a section in this document with all the trim removal shown - ...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th January 2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I expect that spring was my fault as well then! ...

I expect that spring was my fault as well then! :rolleyes: :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th January 2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I've just put 380mm mtec front discs with a c...

I've just put 380mm mtec front discs with a c scroll pattern on the D4 4.0T bought direct from mtec for 220 the pair in their new year sale which was a bargain, and the pads were Brembo from euro...
Forum: Daily banter 11th January 2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
You mean one of these? :D

You mean one of these? :D
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 11th January 2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I may have the original drawings saved as a pdf...

I may have the original drawings saved as a pdf but would need some time to search +++
James did the flap fix on my D2 many years ago after me and Reffro compared flaps at the first AITPand mine...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 10th January 2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
The "Brand New" D3 one ended up being a D2 one,...

The "Brand New" D3 one ended up being a D2 one, but has gone to TinTin now, but I still have a couple of FE D2 Spare Wheels at 8.5mm, need to check if they are diamond cut or not (I suspect not so...
Forum: Daily banter 7th January 2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,241
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Dont forget to mention A8/S8 UK Owners Group and...

Dont forget to mention A8/S8 UK Owners Group and refer to Harry Spilman as the contact point and they should sort you out! +++
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 7th January 2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,467
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
My car is an early face-lift model - is yours the...

My car is an early face-lift model - is yours the later facelift model?
It may possibly be because until I have fitted the adaptive cruise widescreen dash but had to currently still code it as the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 6th January 2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,467
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
If you've got an adaptive cruise widescreen...

If you've got an adaptive cruise widescreen cluster then you wont get the digital speedo as well as apparently it needs to be able to use a "vacant" screen display option to show the distance between...
Forum: Daily banter 6th January 2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,241
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
You'll be pleased to hear that we've started...

You'll be pleased to hear that we've started working on securing some deals and contacts for group owners and the first has now been sorted - to get additional discount via the well known brokers...
Forum: Daily banter 18th December 2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,225
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
To make clear, Mike and myself were...

To make clear, Mike and myself were co-conspiritors in the organising and presenting but some 10 or 12 additional customers, friends etc all contributed to the cost of the surprise, and we were even...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th December 2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Only the onset? wooo! huge result! .. . . ....

Only the onset? wooo! huge result! .. . . . :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th December 2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Sorry wasnt paying attention! :-( must try...

Sorry wasnt paying attention! :-( must try harder!
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th December 2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Had a.knocking rattle on mine a few years ago and...

Had a.knocking rattle on mine a few years ago and it turned out the be top suspension mounts worn and knocking against metal sometimes. That's the mounts at the top of the uprights where it comes...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 30th November 2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 403
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Thanks snap that's a great spot and a great...

Thanks snap that's a great spot and a great price! +++
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 30th November 2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,131
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I would guess that using the in car SIM would...

I would guess that using the in car SIM would generally give a better signal to the phone than the standard mobile phone aeriel would but not sure how beneficial that is these days. It's also...
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 25th November 2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,144
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I had an issue with a D4 where we though it was...

I had an issue with a D4 where we though it was the parking brake switch and indeed replaced it, and a couple of months later the same issue occured of the electronic parking brake not releasing....
Forum: Daily banter 23rd November 2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,158
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Not sure if you'd seen this one Mark! ...

Not sure if you'd seen this one Mark!
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F123951807789
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 7th November 2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
maybe on recirc the aircon function is cut as its...

maybe on recirc the aircon function is cut as its just wanting to recirculate what air is in the car, but its just a guess.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 7th November 2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
If its still got the same air con compressor as...

If its still got the same air con compressor as the D2 then it could be the electro-magnetic clutch on it singing when the air con is on, if i turn mine to eco then the noise stops. Getting the...
Forum: Owners Meets 6th November 2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Hi Andrew sorry but I'm there working Sat and Sun...

Hi Andrew sorry but I'm there working Sat and Sun this year, so will probably miss you. The AOC stand is in Hall 8 Stand 305 +++
https://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/exhibitor-list
Forum: Daily banter 6th November 2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Yes Happy Birthday Roberto! +++ Go on go buy...

Yes Happy Birthday Roberto! +++
Go on go buy that RS6 or a nice S8 Plus! :D
Forum: Owners Meets 4th November 2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,549
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Pics from the meet - +++

Pics from the meet - +++
Forum: Owners Meets 4th November 2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,549
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Long may it continue Ray! :D It was just one...

Long may it continue Ray! :D

It was just one of those meet ups which turned into a great one, driven off the back, I have to say, of some careful realisations and schemings by Moltaue (Mark &...
Forum: Owners Meets 2nd November 2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,549
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
UPDATED LIST 1. Jim & Christine (The Laird)...

UPDATED LIST

1. Jim & Christine (The Laird) 2 for lunch .(TBC)
2. TC4332 Ray 2 for Lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T Jordan can come.
3. Architex_mA8tey Neil 1 for lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T
4. Lyn & Mark (Moltuae) 2...
Forum: Owners Meets 1st November 2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,549
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
UPDATED LIST 1. Jim & Christine (The Laird)...

UPDATED LIST

1. Jim & Christine (The Laird) 2 for lunch .(TBC)
2. TC4332 Ray 2 for Lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T Jordan can come.
3. Architex_mA8tey Neil 1 for lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T
4. Lyn & Mark (Moltuae) 2...
Forum: Owners Meets 31st October 2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,549
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
UPDATED LIST 1. Jim & Christine (The Laird)...

UPDATED LIST

1. Jim & Christine (The Laird) 2 for lunch .(TBC)
2. TC4332 Ray 2 for Lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T Jordan can come.
3. Architex_mA8tey Neil 1 for lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T
4. Lyn & Mark (Moltuae) 2...
Forum: Owners Meets 30th October 2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,549
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Correct! +++ I'm trying to keep it updated with...

Correct! +++
I'm trying to keep it updated with those saying they are definitely coming (following that up with messages to them to get dinner and or cream tea numbers for the hotel) and those that...
Forum: Owners Meets 30th October 2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,549
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
UPDATED LIST 1. Jim & Christine (The Laird)...

UPDATED LIST

1. Jim & Christine (The Laird) 2 for lunch .(TBC)
2. TC4332 Ray 2 for Lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T Jordan can come.
3. Architex_mA8tey Neil 1 for lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T
4. Lyn & Mark (Moltuae) 2...
Forum: Owners Meets 29th October 2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,549
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
UPDATED LIST 1. Jim & Christine (The Laird)...

UPDATED LIST

1. Jim & Christine (The Laird) 2 for lunch .(TBC)
2. TC4332 Ray 1 for Lunch .D4 A8L 4.0T
3. Roberto 1 for Lunch .D3 A8 3.0 Tdi...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th October 2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,408
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Good work that man! That's excellent news. ....

Good work that man!
That's excellent news. . . . +++:D
Almost worth sending for a pair ahead of needing them and keeping them "in stock". . . I note you also get additional discount for ordering...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 25th October 2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,985
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Hi Frankie I'd recommend fitting / using a...

Hi Frankie

I'd recommend fitting / using a CTEK charger / conditioner with comfort charger, you can leave it connected as much as you wish and it automatically shuts off any functions if the...
Forum: Daily banter 25th October 2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Recorded for Posterity - this is what Mike did to...

Recorded for Posterity - this is what Mike did to the Traders 8 . . . :eek:
Forum: Owners Meets 22nd October 2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,549
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
UPDATED LIST 1. Jim & Christine (The Laird) ...

UPDATED LIST

1. Jim & Christine (The Laird) 2 for lunch
2. TC4332 Ray 1 for Lunch
3. Roberto 1 for Lunch
4. Architex_mA8tey Neil 1 for lunch
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Forum: Owners Meets 11th October 2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I should be there for some if not all of it as an...

I should be there for some if not all of it as an AOC Admin -
You can get your discounted tickets using code CC2415
You'll find us in hall 8 this year ! +++
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 29th September 2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,200
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
There's a self study program document in the tech...

There's a self study program document in the tech dump under common faults in the D3 section which should answer that -
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=9945&d=1420368237
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 27th September 2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,632
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Ooh yes wasnt there mikes and that purple one at...

Ooh yes wasnt there mikes and that purple one at the same ADI meet one year - we got a picture off both together! *see attached pics*

Also wasnt there the Ex Rowan Atkinson owned one with the...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 27th September 2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,471
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Either side of the tunnel up nearly as high as...

Either side of the tunnel up nearly as high as the top as the footrest but back towards the driver by about 9 inches as per pictures for drivers footwell. The other side is reflected on the other...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 27th September 2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,662
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I'd love to see an A8 LWB D2 at one of our meets...

I'd love to see an A8 LWB D2 at one of our meets - I nearly bought one many moons ago but it had very high mileage, but they are becoming super rare now - that one looks particularly clean so...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 26th September 2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Congrats on the sale - but come back soon! +++

Congrats on the sale - but come back soon! +++
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 26th September 2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,471
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Mine was the aircon drains!! :ROFL:

Mine was the aircon drains!! :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 26th September 2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,471
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
In that case could either be blocked sunroof...

In that case could either be blocked sunroof drain, blocked scuttle drain or windscreen leak :(
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 26th September 2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,471
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I'd agree with that - take the side trim off to...

I'd agree with that - take the side trim off to the drivers side transmission tunnel / footwell area and you'll see it there.

Sod's law these things always come along together - hope the missus...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 26th September 2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
are they oyster grey?

are they oyster grey?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 26th September 2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,632
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
It's a disease, once you get it, its very hard to...

It's a disease, once you get it, its very hard to stop!! :o
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