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Forum: Owners Meets Today, 06:05 PM
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Posted By HPsauce
It's a great location and quite convenient for...

It's a great location and quite convenient for me/us too, but with a full family invasion this Christmas I'm just not sure I/we will be free that day. :(

(1hr15m on a good day, so if they do all...
Forum: Daily banter 11th December 2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By HPsauce
He happens to live a stones throw from the local...

He happens to live a stones throw from the local crematorium...
(Where my in-laws and several other family members have their ashes scattered)
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th December 2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 717
Posted By HPsauce
I think, from comments I've seen elsewhere, they...

I think, from comments I've seen elsewhere, they will only register businesses based in Germany or Austria (which is undoubtedly illegal under EU rules, but there you go!) and who pass credit checks...
Forum: Daily banter 11th December 2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By HPsauce
I remember when I went around the BMW factory in...

I remember when I went around the BMW factory in Munich the other year and thought, apart from the paint spray process, it was largely an assembly job with very little waste.
(Even the painting is...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th December 2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 717
Posted By HPsauce
Audi Tradition have a large selection of those...

Audi Tradition have a large selection of those springs, it's quite likely that those German sites can source from them.

I did that successfully recently (as Audi Tradition's processes for buying...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 10th December 2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By HPsauce
Just checked this morning and cold levels are...

Just checked this morning and cold levels are back to where I topped up to. No signs anywhere of leaks. :Confused:
Dare I risk a 200-mile round trip on Thursday...….
Forum: Daily banter 8th December 2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 327
Posted By HPsauce
Completely the opposite for me. I decided I...

Completely the opposite for me. I decided I wanted an S8 pretty soon after they were launched, but couldn't afford one at the time and my company car allowance was nowhere near allowing me one on a...
Forum: Daily banter 8th December 2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,074
Posted By HPsauce
I imagine you'd take a totally different approach...

I imagine you'd take a totally different approach to the original. Sounds really interesting.
After all, it was designed to be injection-moulded with a specific material, you're using a totally...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 7th December 2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 450
Posted By HPsauce
Plus meeting up with a few other forum members?

Plus meeting up with a few other forum members?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 7th December 2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By HPsauce
Simpler (maybe even cheaper?) solution would be...

Simpler (maybe even cheaper?) solution would be to get it retrimmed.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 7th December 2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By HPsauce
Thanks MJ, I thought that was it, good to get...

Thanks MJ, I thought that was it, good to get confirmation. +++
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 7th December 2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By HPsauce
Finally been for a short drive today, enough to...

Finally been for a short drive today, enough to warm up thoroughly then drive back home a few miles.
All seems well and on popping the bonnet on return coolant levels were fine, risen a bit due to...
Forum: Daily banter 6th December 2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By HPsauce
Thanks very much for the offer, but sadly I don't...

Thanks very much for the offer, but sadly I don't think so and I'm not quite ready to confirm purchase yet as there's a query over whether the size will actually suit the car!
Forum: Daily banter 6th December 2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By HPsauce
Havant to South Bucks - 4 wheels to move!

Hello folks,
Can anyone who is travelling regularly/conveniently help me relocate a set of 4 winter wheels from near Havant/Portsmouth to South Bucks?
They're for my other car and have 205/50 R17...
Forum: Daily banter 6th December 2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 327
Posted By HPsauce
I got my first one in March 2002, so nearly 17...

I got my first one in March 2002, so nearly 17 years ago. Only on the second one now.
The two are together in my signature picture.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 4th December 2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By HPsauce
Yup, that's exactly what I plan to do MJ. +++ I...

Yup, that's exactly what I plan to do MJ. +++
I don't use it much at this time of year, so it's just a case of monitoring for now then investigating once I see some change or detect a leak.

Edit:...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 4th December 2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By HPsauce
ECP seem to be on a go-slow; shipped today and...

ECP seem to be on a go-slow; shipped today and due tomorrow now. At least they've said I'll get a refund on the next-day delivery charges so it's even cheaper now.
I was expecting to need the S8...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 3rd December 2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By HPsauce
No longer available, reused locally via...

No longer available, reused locally via Freecycle.

Interestingly the taker has an A6 Avant but in the past did once have a D2 A8. Didn't get details though.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 2nd December 2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 820
Posted By HPsauce
I hate to say I told you so, but I did warn you...

I hate to say I told you so, but I did warn you about that plastic part earlier......

Sorry to hear about the latch rod, do you have a ski hatch?
There's also a method documented somewhere of...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 2nd December 2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 820
Posted By HPsauce
They certainly are optional through coding.

They certainly are optional through coding.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 2nd December 2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By HPsauce
Thanks MJ, useful advice. +++ I'll pop along to...

Thanks MJ, useful advice. +++
I'll pop along to my nearest ECP sometime and get a couple of litres of that red stuff then.

I'm old enough to remember topping up radiators on almost every journey...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 2nd December 2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By HPsauce
Low Coolant warning today!

Haven't used the S8 for a couple of weeks and starting it today got a low coolant warning.
Indeed it was low, and as an emergency measure I topped up with softened water. It took about 750ml to get...
Forum: Daily banter 1st December 2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,074
Posted By HPsauce
Surely you need a red one? ;)

Surely you need a red one? ;)
Forum: Daily banter 1st December 2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,074
Posted By HPsauce
I'm thinking colour matched to some relevant...

I'm thinking colour matched to some relevant component of the interior trim...
But what choices does your process offer on colour?
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 29th November 2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 820
Posted By HPsauce
Have you done a VCDS scan since fitting it? I...

Have you done a VCDS scan since fitting it? I think it's in 35, Central Locking.
Forum: D2 - Lights 29th November 2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By HPsauce
Yup, I've got those as well, the first pair I...

Yup, I've got those as well, the first pair I bought were fakes (got all money back)!
Forum: Daily banter 28th November 2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,074
Posted By HPsauce
The knob itself is pretty generic, as long as...

The knob itself is pretty generic, as long as it's not too big or too small any would do.

The critical bit is getting the fitting to the spindle correct, so that it stays on, grips and rotates the...
Forum: D2 - Lights 27th November 2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By HPsauce
Post a picture of your headlight cluster so we...

Post a picture of your headlight cluster so we can be sure what version you have. From what you say it sounds like you probably do NOT have HID (Xenon) headlights.

Colour is in fact a tradeoff vs...
Forum: Daily banter 27th November 2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 704
Posted By HPsauce
All working "normally" for me. W10, IE, PlusNet. ...

All working "normally" for me. W10, IE, PlusNet.

Note that "normally" means images do NOT always load the first time from clicking on a thumbnail, in fact quite often they don't and you just get a...
Forum: Daily banter 26th November 2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 704
Posted By HPsauce
Just trying again with Edge on W10 (x64), seems...

Just trying again with Edge on W10 (x64), seems OK, could it be ISP-related (I'm on PlusNet)?:
Forum: Daily banter 26th November 2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 704
Posted By HPsauce
I uploaded something quite recently, will try...

I uploaded something quite recently, will try again: (Worked fine, using IE on W10)
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 26th November 2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 820
Posted By HPsauce
I think I came to the same conclusion as Sean,...

I think I came to the same conclusion as Sean, leave well alone on the later version.
Mine does throw a low-voltage error in VCDS but works fine at present.

The older model also needs cutting...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 25th November 2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By HPsauce
How electric, is this the full recline version...

How electric, is this the full recline version (no third middle seat) or the electric lumbar/headrest type? And what colour?
What area are you in?
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 25th November 2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 820
Posted By HPsauce
Can't be 100% sure but I think that's the...

Can't be 100% sure but I think that's the compatible one that I now have.
The internals have changed as much as the case, different batteries as well, but hopefully OK.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 25th November 2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 820
Posted By HPsauce
It might not. :-( There are multiple versions...

It might not. :-(
There are multiple versions with the same plug and two fundamental changes:
1. Different pins are used for different purposes. (You find that out after it doesn't work and you...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 25th November 2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 820
Posted By HPsauce
+++ I recall playing around with mine (and a...

+++

I recall playing around with mine (and a spare) for ages, on and off, with various results, assuming it was a bad contact on those "bus bars" until I decided to look at the switch unit and...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 25th November 2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 820
Posted By HPsauce
Remember this is a security system, so that 3rd...

Remember this is a security system, so that 3rd wire is definitely NOT a simple voltage on/off, I'd presume there's a 2-way signalling protocol on it.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 25th November 2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 820
Posted By HPsauce
I've no idea, there are more than 2 wires to the...

I've no idea, there are more than 2 wires to the alarm horn, someone else may know how the system works.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 25th November 2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 820
Posted By HPsauce
Yes, inside the unit, buried in the left rear...

Yes, inside the unit, buried in the left rear wing.

Does sound like the rear unit has poor/open contacts.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 25th November 2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 820
Posted By HPsauce
If you mean rear interior lights in the rear...

If you mean rear interior lights in the rear centre headlining, that's the unit I was referring to that had dry joints in. Comes out and dismantles quite easily.
Due to the way it interacts with the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 24th November 2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By HPsauce
Last chance before I Freegle/Freecycle it or take...

Last chance before I Freegle/Freecycle it or take it to the tip.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 24th November 2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By HPsauce
Standard D2s are just over 5 metres long. ;) Can...

Standard D2s are just over 5 metres long. ;) Can cause arguments with certain ferry operators as 5M is a common threshold for basic car fares.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 24th November 2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 820
Posted By HPsauce
Yes, just 2 wires, you should be able to get at...

Yes, just 2 wires, you should be able to get at the wiring connector for testing if the trim is off.

(Rear interior lights are a problem I've had and documented here; IIRC the solution for me was...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 23rd November 2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 820
Posted By HPsauce
The boot latch microswitch is "probably" OK, I...

The boot latch microswitch is "probably" OK, I have a few spares if you really do need one.....

My experience is that plastic/nylon interior parts of the boot latch wear or break. The "usual"...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 23rd November 2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By HPsauce
Thanks MJ, that's probably it, I'm used to the...

Thanks MJ, that's probably it, I'm used to the noise of hydraulic tappets on older cars (especially Rover 800's of which I had quite a lot!).

I am parked in a slight nose-down attitude and do also...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 20th November 2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By HPsauce
Probably too slow for an injector (or valve?). At...

Probably too slow for an injector (or valve?). At say 800 rpm a 4-stroke engine will be firing each cylinder 400/60 times per second, i.e. about 7.
It's not that rapid as I can count them while...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 20th November 2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By HPsauce
Gentle tapping noise from idling cold engine.

I've noticed this before, so it's not new, but I started the car today after a couple of weeks non-use and got out to clear debris from a wiper and could hear it.
Cold, wet, miserable day so I...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 19th November 2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By HPsauce
I think IT did it a long while ago and documented...

I think IT did it a long while ago and documented it too.
Pretty big job as MJ has said.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 18th November 2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By HPsauce
I always go into each controller to clear the...

I always go into each controller to clear the errors, the global clear isn't always reliable; and check afterwards by running another scan.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 13th November 2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 713
Posted By HPsauce
In the short term you don't need all the fixings,...

In the short term you don't need all the fixings, maybe just one screw is enough.
But you do need to make sure that the heavy insulating/waterproof layers that overlap it at the top are in the right...
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