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Forum: Daily banter 12th December 2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By Conquistador
I tinkered with something I found in VCDS on mine...

I tinkered with something I found in VCDS on mine which removes any limiter and thought I wouldn't ever get a chance to test the 155mph buffer, but on the German trip in August I got to 177mph...
Forum: Daily banter 12th December 2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By Conquistador
Yep, that is full hard braking if he dropped...

Yep, that is full hard braking if he dropped anchor at 151mph just before the camera!

The man needs his licence torn up though. We all like speed but doing that on UK roads is deplorable.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 6th December 2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Conquistador
I've got 78/hour in my head but give them a call...

I've got 78/hour in my head but give them a call to be sure, as I can't confirm.

They've had plenty of D2s and D3s in there so know what they are doing. They're honest, nice guys and have a good...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th December 2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Conquistador
Yep that sounds like it. Within the V and running...

Yep that sounds like it. Within the V and running forwards then dripping down on the undertray is how mine was described. I'll try and find the invoice at home later and find a part number or...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 27th November 2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By Conquistador
The short answer is yes, you can. And the max....

The short answer is yes, you can. And the max. towing weight is 2,300kg
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 26th November 2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Conquistador
Sounds quite similar to what I had some time ago...

Sounds quite similar to what I had some time ago and it turned out to be a tiny washer underneath the intake manifold nearest the bulkhead, rather than the rocker covers or something major.

Have...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 30th October 2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Conquistador
4E0807285AM1QP is the part number for my grey...

4E0807285AM1QP is the part number for my grey bit. The last three characters denote the part variation.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 30th October 2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Conquistador
Got one for mine I put on now and again for shows...

Got one for mine I put on now and again for shows etc. but you'll really struggle finding a second hand or cheap one. They are on back order and about 110 from Audi if I remember. I don't recall if...
Forum: Owners Meets 9th October 2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,004
Posted By Conquistador
Will be myself +1. No breakfast. 1....

Will be myself +1. No breakfast.


1. Architex Ma8tey + 1 Big Boys Brekkie at the Bolingbroke Arms
2. CtL +1 Big Boys Brekkie and room Friday night at Bolingbroke Arms (D2 S8)
3. HPsauce + 1...
Forum: Owners Meets 8th October 2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,004
Posted By Conquistador
1. Architex Ma8tey + 1 Big Boys Brekkie at the...

1. Architex Ma8tey + 1 Big Boys Brekkie at the Bolingbroke Arms
2. CtL +1 Big Boys Brekkie and room Friday night at Bolingbroke Arms (D2 S8)
3. HPsauce + 1 BBB@BA (unless my NSR window is still an...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd October 2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By Conquistador
Some more listings: ...

Some more listings:
http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/september-sale-2018/view_lots/pn/all

The Maserati GranCabrio went very cheap.
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 2nd October 2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By Conquistador
Mine is not subject to the ULEZ charge either. ...

Mine is not subject to the ULEZ charge either. Yes, my big dirty 5.2-litre V10 petrol car is exempt from the new emissions charges.

It must be big, dirty and polluting because I pay top whack for...
Forum: Driving bliss 1st October 2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,059
Posted By Conquistador
Resurrecting an old thread, but I drove from...

Resurrecting an old thread, but I drove from Geneva to Calais to get the Eurotunnel back home to Essex on Sunday and made a 5 minute detour off the long dreary A26 motorway to go via the old race...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 27th September 2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By Conquistador
Not something I need but you might need to be...

Not something I need but you might need to be more specific with the description of the type of glass. There are 3 type if I remember correctly. :Confused:

Tinted/not tinted?
Infrared reflective...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 24th August 2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By Conquistador
You say that but it's recommended it's done from...

You say that but it's recommended it's done from 80,000mls. I wasn't too bothered until I got mine done at 120,000mls and the place doing it said it was one of the worst they had seen. It felt like...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 24th August 2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By Conquistador
Not in Sport mode are you? :ROFL: the throttle...

Not in Sport mode are you? :ROFL: the throttle response in 'S' is very sensitive from a standstill as I'm sure you know.

If it's not smooth throttle response then perhaps try resetting the...
Forum: Daily banter 24th August 2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By Conquistador
So I have a reply from the seller re the engine...

So I have a reply from the seller re the engine discrepancy: "I've asked my brother to send me the picture of the engine bay and I confirm it's a 2.3 litre. The previous owner was a fan of sport's...
Forum: Daily banter 21st August 2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By Conquistador
No particular attraction really, just I didn't...

No particular attraction really, just I didn't know if it was a significant model and worth bringing over to the UK, even if it's LHD. Turns out it would be if it is a 323i... and didn't have pair of...
Forum: Daily banter 21st August 2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By Conquistador
I would assume so, yes. I'm going by the seller's...

I would assume so, yes. I'm going by the seller's description where he mentioned 1.6-litres and 146hp.

Unless it's a replica, :-(
Forum: Daily banter 21st August 2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By Conquistador
Calling BMW connoisseurs. Tell me about this car...

I've got first dibs on this Swiss registered BMW 323i E21. Trouble is, I don't know too much about this particular model. It may be a stupid question, but is that black trim on the bootlid standard?...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 21st August 2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,098
Posted By Conquistador
Had some 20" D3 'Cantona' wheels on my D2 S8 ...

Had some 20" D3 'Cantona' wheels on my D2 S8

http://i65.tinypic.com/t9jjhz.jpg

http://i68.tinypic.com/2emem2u.jpg
Forum: Owners Meets 18th August 2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,722
Posted By Conquistador
http://i64.tinypic.com/1znyj42.jpg

http://i64.tinypic.com/1znyj42.jpg
Forum: Owners Meets 17th August 2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,722
Posted By Conquistador
An enjoyable few days with good company, good...

An enjoyable few days with good company, good cars, good food and drink.

Started with a nice cruise over to Eindhoven on Thursday afternoon. The hotel there was excellent and makes a good stop...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 16th August 2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,340
Posted By Conquistador
By carbon cleaning, I mean the full intake...

By carbon cleaning, I mean the full intake cleaning and flap removal work. If just the intake carbon cleaning has been done (I wasn't aware Audi were interested in doing such a thing) then that means...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 15th August 2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,340
Posted By Conquistador
You wouldn't get anywhere near a running...

You wouldn't get anywhere near a running 2009/2010 with 8,500.

I'm guessing it's Daytona Grey? 126k is fair mileage so I'd want to know that the intake carbon cleaning has been done but if you...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 14th August 2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,566
Posted By Conquistador
Probably a bit of old water somewhere, does the...

Probably a bit of old water somewhere, does the windscreen mist up too? It's good practice to clear the drain lines if you can anyway.

Might as well also change the cabin filter for a few quid if...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 14th August 2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By Conquistador
Lovely car. Barring the decadent options such as...

Lovely car. Barring the decadent options such as top extended leather and any Exclusive stuff, I'm struggling to think of what it's lacking in terms of spec.

As has been said, price feels a...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 6th August 2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By Conquistador
Yeah, my guess would be when the indicator...

Yeah, my guess would be when the indicator changed from being on the wing, to being integrated in the side mirror, which was the 2007-08 facelift.

The 2004-05 major facelift still retained the...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd August 2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By Conquistador
Got a set on my S8 now and have been impressed so...

Got a set on my S8 now and have been impressed so far. Noise isn't noticeable, dry performance is good enough and wet performance is of course excellent. Picked up an irrepairable puncture not too...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd August 2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By Conquistador
Rear trailing arm bushes?

Rear trailing arm bushes?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 30th July 2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,996
Posted By Conquistador
Still no takers for the overpriced left hooker? ...

Still no takers for the overpriced left hooker?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUDI-S8-5-2-V10-FSI-QUATTRO-AUTOMATIC-LHD-LEFT-HAND-DRIVE/183343647783?hash=item2ab0220c27:g:d8gAAOSwEN9bWOCu

"VERY...
Forum: Owners Meets 20th July 2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,941
Posted By Conquistador
No rioting in the car park though :tuttut: :D

No rioting in the car park though :tuttut: :D
Forum: Daily banter 20th July 2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By Conquistador
http://i66.tinypic.com/oi69tf.jpg Wow, just...

http://i66.tinypic.com/oi69tf.jpg

Wow, just wow.

http://i68.tinypic.com/1zdydsz.jpg
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 16th July 2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By Conquistador
When you take it on a long run (long enough to...

When you take it on a long run (long enough to need to fill up), are you not impressed with the gains in MPG compared to normal town driving? 300-320 is average range for a tank under normal...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 13th July 2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By Conquistador
Most likely the heat. The glass is being heated...

Most likely the heat. The glass is being heated all day long then you jump in and blast the aircon on your face and windows which cools the glass quicker than it ever would naturally. The glass is...
Forum: Daily banter 13th July 2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By Conquistador
Silverstone Classic Auctions 2018 listings

Some stunning machinery here

http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/silverstone-classic-sale-2018/view_lots/pn/all
Forum: Other marques 4th July 2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 43,281
Posted By Conquistador
Tesla Electric GT P100DL

Tesla Race Car! Tiff Needell drives The Electric GT P100DL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nkqMZBR-ak
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 30th June 2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By Conquistador
OK, so that sort of throws my idea that all D3s...

OK, so that sort of throws my idea that all D3s '46' coding must be the same apart from if you have rear side blinds, out the window :ROFL:

0004861 rings a bell though, I'm sure I've seen it as...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 28th June 2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By Conquistador
Trouble is I've used VCDS 12.12 on so many...

Trouble is I've used VCDS 12.12 on so many laptops, it won't be the same one I originally did it on :ROFL:
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 28th June 2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By Conquistador
D3 coding help. Module 46 - Central Convenience

A quick request for a helpful D3 owner with VCDS...

I read up on a setting called 'SAE rear lights'. Basically when the brake lights are on and you indicate, that side's rear brake light will dim...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th June 2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By Conquistador
Ensure the car is on a perfectly flat level...

Ensure the car is on a perfectly flat level surface and don't be sitting in the car while you are calibrating the suspension! Have the window open and laptop on the roof or bonnet.
Forum: Other marques 25th June 2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,111
Posted By Conquistador
Every question you could ever imagine asking is...

Every question you could ever imagine asking is listed in this thread

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?1652232-Phaeton-Forum-Table-of-Contents-(FAQ-by-Category)
Forum: Other marques 25th June 2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,111
Posted By Conquistador
Phaeton was built side by side in the factory...

Phaeton was built side by side in the factory with the Bentley Flying Spur. Aluminium was Audi's thing so it is quite a bit heavier than the A8, as you say.

http://i64.tinypic.com/dcrojp.jpg
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st June 2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,996
Posted By Conquistador
I've contacted the seller about that LHD S8 and...

I've contacted the seller about that LHD S8 and was told it comes back from the valeters today after a 3-day spa type pampering (not my words).

Interested to see how special / exclusive it is. It...
Forum: Owners Meets 21st June 2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By Conquistador
I'm not about for this year's show unfortunately...

I'm not about for this year's show unfortunately but it was good last year. Such a mix of cars, clubs, lots going on and in a perfect location for it.

Definitely worth going.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 21st June 2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,927
Posted By Conquistador
Thanks all. Carpet is easy enough to take up so...

Thanks all. Carpet is easy enough to take up so I'll do that to start with and see whats what under there at the weekend.

Still haven't fully got my head around RSAP, whether I have it, need it...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 20th June 2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,927
Posted By Conquistador
Sounds promising. Any idea what the 'big...

Sounds promising.

Any idea what the 'big chunky cable' is though? :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 20th June 2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,927
Posted By Conquistador
'Telephone is not installed'

Always had my phone paired with the car in the past, I got a new phone a few months ago and just never bothered to pair it because the signal is shocking and too sketchy with the reflective glass,...
Forum: D3 - Lights 20th June 2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,687
Posted By Conquistador
That's true, I say 'some websites' but I'd only...

That's true, I say 'some websites' but I'd only really recommend buying them from somewhere like Eurocarparts or Autobulbsdirect.co.uk

The latter is always good for checking what size bulbs your...
Forum: D3 - Lights 20th June 2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,687
Posted By Conquistador
The monkeys at Halfords won't have a clue unless...

The monkeys at Halfords won't have a clue unless it involves sticking their head in to see the back of the headlamp unit and unclipping the cover to access the bulb, which the D3 certainly doesn't.
...
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