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Forum: D2 - Transmission 12th October 2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 219
Posted By The_Laird
Now, when David says ďsprightlyĒí he probably...

Now, when David says ďsprightlyĒí he probably means a good deal quicker than you and I might interpret the word! :)
Forum: Daily banter 1st October 2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By The_Laird
That'll be the second time that your car has done...

That'll be the second time that your car has done this at Knockhill - the first time during my ownership!

Because it's quite a small circuit, it's not that fast (although it can seem like it on...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 16th September 2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By The_Laird
Good to see you too Andy. And thanks for the...

Good to see you too Andy. And thanks for the drive in your TT. I’ve always liked them, now I love them! I’m watching a couple on ebay (but not a word to SWMBO!).
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 14th September 2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks yet again, MJ. +++ Just so that Iím...

Thanks yet again, MJ. +++

Just so that Iím clear, as the belt isnít due a change for a while (is it 6 years BTW?), would you advise that I leave it all alone until I am Ďin thereí for the belt...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 14th September 2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By The_Laird
I think Iíll go for a new one if thatís the case....

I think Iíll go for a new one if thatís the case. Too much of a PITA to change it to risk a used one
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 14th September 2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By The_Laird
I was planning to get mine done when the cam belt...

I was planning to get mine done when the cam belt needed to be changed. But I only had it done 40K miles ago (January 2015) and, IIRC, the interval is 80K or 6 (?) years. I’d also planned to get the...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 14th September 2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By The_Laird
Was that a new one from A8 Parts, Brian?

Was that a new one from A8 Parts, Brian?
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 12th September 2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By The_Laird
Yep, a trip to my local Audi indy is due then....

Yep, a trip to my local Audi indy is due then. Thanks again. Wish we lived in the south-west!
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 12th September 2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks MJ. +++ Is it an easy DIY job to...

Thanks MJ. +++

Is it an easy DIY job to remove and replace it, or should I trundle down to my local Audi indy?
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 12th September 2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By The_Laird
Engine mount (?) part number

Hi All

This is a photo of an engine mount (?) on my 2002 S8. It's at the front of the engine on the driver's side and is clearly in need of replacement! The photo is taken from the open bonnet. I...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 3rd September 2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By The_Laird
Can you PM your address please and then we can...

Can you PM your address please and then we can see when's convenient for me to take a trip up the M1. The AA reckons about an hour and a half from Redmile
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 2nd September 2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By The_Laird
Where abouts are you Andy?

Where abouts are you Andy?
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 1st September 2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By The_Laird
What’s going on with the photos? They’re too big...

What’s going on with the photos? They’re too big and make the text posts unreadable. The last one was good, but the earlier ones were way too large
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 1st September 2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By The_Laird
Hey Andy How about £50 for the bars and box? ...

Hey Andy
How about £50 for the bars and box?
Jim
Forum: Daily banter 29th August 2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By The_Laird
Yep, but I think the previous posts were...

Yep, but I think the previous posts were deliberately erroneous. :)

But ĎMJí will always be the D2 Doctor to me!
Forum: Daily banter 29th August 2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By The_Laird
Wiki p says he would have been 60 today. But I’ve...

Wiki p says he would have been 60 today. But I’ve never heard him called MJ before. Do you think someone is plagiarising this site? :)
Forum: Daily banter 29th August 2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By The_Laird
Could be, but on todayís morning show they said...

Could be, but on todayís morning show they said he would have been 50 today, not 60. So why play 60 of his records (sheer torture for me; nearly as bad as Cher doing Abba covers :tuttut:)
Forum: Daily banter 27th August 2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By The_Laird
Imposter!

I was listening to Radio 2 on and off today and, apparently, itís the 60th birthday of some pop star that they kept calling ĎMJĒ. Now, thereís only one MJ, as we all know and, unless she has a dual...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 22nd August 2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By The_Laird
What did you do to restore it?

What did you do to restore it?
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 22nd August 2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By The_Laird
Is it new or have you restored it?

Is it new or have you restored it?
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 21st August 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By The_Laird
I’ve heard it said that they’re called ‘spoilers’...

I’ve heard it said that they’re called ‘spoilers’ for a good reason... but each to his own. :)
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th August 2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By The_Laird
But I canít find the fuse. The alarm diodes fuse...

But I canít find the fuse. The alarm diodes fuse is listed, but not the alarm itself.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th August 2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks Andrew and MJ. I’ve changed the alarm...

Thanks Andrew and MJ. I’ve changed the alarm before and IIRC it was a real PITA! I think I’ll just look for the fuse and pull that for now. And look for a replacement alarm.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th August 2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By The_Laird
Not done a scan yet - the laptop is flat and...

Not done a scan yet - the laptop is flat and we're going away in the morning, so don't reall have time. Should the indicators flash too, though?
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th August 2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By The_Laird
Random Alarm Triggering

My alarm has started to trigger itself (once even while driving). It usually sounds for a few seconds and then repeats after a few seconds and does it again a few times. It makes no difference if I...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 13th August 2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By The_Laird
You can’t get all the ATF fluid out by draining...

You can’t get all the ATF fluid out by draining it, so you’ll now have a mix. DIY fluid changes have caused problems for others and it’s usually recommended to have them flushed - but this requires...
Forum: Spotless 5th August 2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By The_Laird
It’s gonna be easy to judge the D2s at next...

It’s gonna be easy to judge the D2s at next year’s meet - if the car hasn’t been to MJ, it’s not in the running! :)
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 30th July 2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,743
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks Mark It looks quite straightforward, if...

Thanks Mark
It looks quite straightforward, if I had a pin wrench, but why does it say to remove the bumper?
Forum: Daily banter 30th July 2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By The_Laird
Welcome from me too, but photos of your car are...

Welcome from me too, but photos of your car are obligatory! :)
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 27th July 2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,743
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks Mark

Thanks Mark
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 27th July 2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,743
Posted By The_Laird
I’m not planning to switch to an electric fan,...

I’m not planning to switch to an electric fan, but it does seem to be that the clutch is at fault, so I’m planning to replace it soon. But do I need a genuine Audi part (if not, then what) and is it...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 25th July 2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,282
Posted By The_Laird
IIRC, there’s aloso a place in Chester. Chester...

IIRC, there’s aloso a place in Chester. Chester Autotransmissions, I think, that have been mentioned positively on this forum, although I’d give my vote to Mackies as I’ve used them for gearbox...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 25th July 2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,743
Posted By The_Laird
Well, I've just carried out the rolled up...

Well, I've just carried out the rolled up newspaper test and was able to stop the viscous fan (with the gauge just a tad over 90) with just a little shredding of the paper! And, with the engine off,...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 25th July 2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,743
Posted By The_Laird
But my question is, for example, which division...

But my question is, for example, which division on the gauge is 105, which is 120 and, for that matter, what does each division right up the scale represent? Only the division for 90 seems obvious to...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 25th July 2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,743
Posted By The_Laird
As a slight aside (I'm going to check the viscous...

As a slight aside (I'm going to check the viscous fan today after a run), how do you tell so accurately what the coolant temperature is? The 90 degree marker is clear, but which one is 120 and what...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 23rd July 2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,743
Posted By The_Laird
Itís never been changed since Iíve owned the car....

Itís never been changed since Iíve owned the car. I assume that I shouldnít be able to turn it easily by hand?
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 23rd July 2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,743
Posted By The_Laird
Both fans are working and itís still overheating...

Both fans are working and itís still overheating :(
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st July 2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,743
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks MJ. Does it have itís own fuse? And, if...

Thanks MJ. Does it have itís own fuse? And, if the air con (AC?) is on, should the fan be running?
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st July 2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,743
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks Ainars. Is it the fan motor that fails?...

Thanks Ainars. Is it the fan motor that fails? And should i be able to see it running at normal operating temperatures?
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st July 2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,743
Posted By The_Laird
My S8 has started to overheat on hot days,...

My S8 has started to overheat on hot days, particularly in slow or stationary traffic. It usually runs bang on 90. Is the electric fan a likely culprit and will it show up on vag com?
Forum: Daily banter 18th July 2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 769
Posted By The_Laird
I have Admiral multicar for my S8 and a BMW mini....

I have Admiral multicar for my S8 and a BMW mini. They’ve been hard to beat.
Forum: Daily banter 13th July 2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By The_Laird
If I had that kind of money, I would not spend it...

If I had that kind of money, I would not spend it on a number plate. I could have bought around 40 decent D2s, a couple of pretty good E types and a load of other more worthy items. This is just...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 13th July 2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,184
Posted By The_Laird
Sorry to nag too..... any news on these?

Sorry to nag too..... any news on these?
Forum: Daily banter 13th July 2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By The_Laird
Oh, wow! Are my kids too old to sell into...

Oh, wow! Are my kids too old to sell into slavery? After seeing a couple of E types at Belvoir Castle last weekend, I would just love one of these.
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 11th July 2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,752
Posted By The_Laird
Where are you going to mount the camera?

Where are you going to mount the camera?
Forum: Owners Meets 11th July 2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,760
Posted By The_Laird
Spotted at the Belvoir Castle show. A silver D2...

Spotted at the Belvoir Castle show. A silver D2 2.8. Anyone here?
Forum: Owners Meets 5th July 2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,760
Posted By The_Laird
Going: 1. The Laird (+1) 2. Tintin 3. Jim’s...

Going:
1. The Laird (+1)
2. Tintin
3. Jim’s mate Ian with a 2CV
4. Jim’s mate Martin with a Jeep (his Riley is poorly!)

Maybes:
1. Moltuae
2. HPSauce
Forum: Owners Meets 30th June 2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,760
Posted By The_Laird
The Tesla will be confined to the car park!

The Tesla will be confined to the car park!
Forum: Owners Meets 29th June 2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,760
Posted By The_Laird
Remember it’s 2003 or earlier to exhibit

Remember it’s 2003 or earlier to exhibit
Forum: Owners Meets 29th June 2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,760
Posted By The_Laird
I’m still going, along with a mate in the village...

I’m still going, along with a mate in the village with an old 2CV, but I don’t know if any other ‘8s are going
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