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Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 17th July 2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By homer simpson
Thanks! Will give it a go in the next few days

Thanks! Will give it a go in the next few days
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 14th July 2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By homer simpson
I wonder if the D2 Doctor fancies saving another...

I wonder if the D2 Doctor fancies saving another D2 S8?? :)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 12th July 2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By homer simpson
I'm sure this sold on Audi Sport

I'm sure this sold on Audi Sport
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 9th July 2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By homer simpson
The HEX-NET will be worth more than the V2...

The HEX-NET will be worth more than the V2 however is more for professional use (supports mobile and wifi). The difference is around 130 between the two. I couldn't justify the extra cost when I...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th July 2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By homer simpson
Some info that might be helpful. The old (V1)...

Some info that might be helpful. The old (V1) VCDS is perfect and had no limitations on the number of cars it can be used on. It works fully on cars up to 2015-ish and is limited after that.
The...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th July 2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By homer simpson
VCDS is a brilliant tool and I recommend it to...

VCDS is a brilliant tool and I recommend it to anyone who has a VAG car. Even if it is just used for scanning, it will soon pay for itself.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th July 2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By homer simpson
Welcome Furryhobnob, you have purchased a lovely...

Welcome Furryhobnob, you have purchased a lovely car. DAB does have it's black spots which is probably down to the lack of signal in the area rather than the vehicle having a fault. If I travels...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 7th July 2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By homer simpson
You know you will miss it :cool:

You know you will miss it :cool:
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 2nd July 2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By homer simpson
Front grille chrome trim

My front grille is pretty good, but the chrome outer trim is damaged an lets it down. Annoyingly, it's part of the grille and not separate. Has anyone wrapped or repaired theirs? I am thinking...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd July 2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By homer simpson
Now that is an awesome looking car IMO. I really...

Now that is an awesome looking car IMO. I really liked the D5 I had for a couple of weeks (3.0 petrol), this will be even better! Disappointing that the Laser headlights are not standard.
...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 2nd July 2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By homer simpson
Have a look here ...

Have a look here

https://audi.7zap.com/en/rdw/audi+a8/a8/2007-291/8/
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 1st July 2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By homer simpson
Definitely sounds like the alternator. Have you...

Definitely sounds like the alternator. Have you checked the Tech Dumps?

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=9347
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 29th June 2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 493
Posted By homer simpson
Interesting to see you tackle the rear blind. I...

Interesting to see you tackle the rear blind. I contemplated removing mine to respray as after years of the sun baking on it, the finish had flaked off badly. I ended up masking it in situ and...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 29th June 2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,517
Posted By homer simpson
On the 6.2 there is a headbolt issue which...

On the 6.2 there is a headbolt issue which affected certain engine numbers. Apart from that they are pretty solid. I prefer the E Class but you will only get a decent W211, around 04-05 reg for a...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 28th June 2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 493
Posted By homer simpson
What a thread! Excellent write up, I'm so glad I...

What a thread! Excellent write up, I'm so glad I already have these fitted :D

Just goes to show, anything can be retrofitted, depends on how much skill and patience you have.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 28th June 2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,768
Posted By homer simpson
I have just spoken to VRS and they now charge...

I have just spoken to VRS and they now charge 1500 +VAT for this job which includes BMC filter, gaskets, carbon clean (by hand), remap and dyno afterwards. I didn't think it would be so much but I...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 27th June 2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,517
Posted By homer simpson
Ollie's S8 not tempt you? :)

Ollie's S8 not tempt you? :)
Forum: Daily banter 25th June 2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By homer simpson
Cheap tools are on ebay around 50. There are a...

Cheap tools are on ebay around 50. There are a couple of videos on YouTube for manually releasing them (one using a 12v battery) but I'm not sure I would use that method. Is purchasing VCDS not an...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 24th June 2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By homer simpson
Fantastic car with a great spec. I think it is a...

Fantastic car with a great spec. I think it is a very good price considering the spec, I have seen plenty of basic spec S8's for sale for more which could be why they are still for sale :)
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th June 2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,530
Posted By homer simpson
Car is sold (see post above yours :) )

Car is sold (see post above yours :) )
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 17th June 2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By homer simpson
Sorry I should have been clearer. They were...

Sorry I should have been clearer. They were available as options but not in Sport trim or 3 spoke Sport wheel.
Forum: Daily banter 11th June 2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By homer simpson
ATS Air Con recharge 37.99 via Groupon

Not as cheap as previous years but still a good deal. R134a only

37.99 for a recharge
44.99 for a recharge and anti-bacterial clean

https://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/ats-euromaster-ltd-20
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th June 2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By homer simpson
Damn! I remember looking through the D3 brochure...

Damn! I remember looking through the D3 brochure and there were certain options that were not available in sport (S8) spec like heated steering wheel and massage seats. Why Audi, why?? :mad:
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 8th June 2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By homer simpson
I like that very much! What year RS3 wheel fits...

I like that very much! What year RS3 wheel fits the D3? I wonder if there was a heated version.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 29th May 2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By homer simpson
Yours is very well specced, perhaps an ex-press...

Yours is very well specced, perhaps an ex-press or demo car?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 28th May 2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,089
Posted By homer simpson
Mannyo, I have not commented but have followed...

Mannyo, I have not commented but have followed your threads closely. I was happy to hear the suspension was finally sorted but I' gutted to hear it may be to no avail. I hope it doesn't end that way...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 28th May 2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By homer simpson
I remember that brochure! Maybe timescale from...

I remember that brochure! Maybe timescale from order books to delivery made delivery September '06?
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 28th May 2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By homer simpson
That's D3, the OP was asking about the D3 S8 ...

That's D3, the OP was asking about the D3 S8

I've never seen anything older than a 56 plate either.
Forum: D3 - Lights 20th May 2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By homer simpson
Does this help? ...

Does this help?

https://originalteilemarkt.de/media/image/3e/08/6f/4E0945095H_600x600.jpg
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,889
Posted By homer simpson
Possibly one has been damaged or vandalised...

Possibly one has been damaged or vandalised (could be in line with the door being resprayed). The correct mirrors would have been expensive or hard to find so the owner went with the cheaper option...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,889
Posted By homer simpson
I'm sure an aluminium bodied car has a higher...

I'm sure an aluminium bodied car has a higher scrap value than it's steel counterpart?
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 12th May 2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,423
Posted By homer simpson
I would go with injector too. I did read on...

I would go with injector too. I did read on another forum that a member on Pistonheads bought a S8 V10 with a misfire and it turned out to be a faulty injector

post #4
...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 8th May 2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By homer simpson
Bit more info of the car needed. Model and year...

Bit more info of the car needed. Model and year minimum, VIN would be even better
Forum: D2 - Everything else 7th May 2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,889
Posted By homer simpson
Sorry to hear of your incident notorious, it's...

Sorry to hear of your incident notorious, it's heart breaking when your pride and joy is damaged through no fault of your own. Some great advice has already been given so and I hope they repair it...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 3rd May 2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By homer simpson
The bottom of Spanker's post (#1) ...

The bottom of Spanker's post (#1)

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=14939
Forum: D3 - Transmission 3rd May 2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By homer simpson
:ROFL::ROFL: Was worth asking :D

:ROFL::ROFL:

Was worth asking :D
Forum: D3 - Transmission 3rd May 2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By homer simpson
This is the sort of thing that concerns me. I...

This is the sort of thing that concerns me. I want the life to be prolonged not shortened lol



I read that too. Mackies seem to be the go-to place but damn they're far away. What about...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 3rd May 2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By homer simpson
ZF approved garages

I have been looking into getting my ATF changed at some point on the S8. I have seen references to Mackies and Chester Transmissions but I was looking for somewhere closer to the Midlands.

So, I...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd May 2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By homer simpson
Great thread! I don't like it when a garage...

Great thread! I don't like it when a garage doesn't update you with additional work until it's time to pay the bill. I don't have a problem paying it but it's nice to know beforehand.

I used to...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th April 2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By homer simpson
Thanks. This was my first asumption and it may...

Thanks. This was my first asumption and it may well be the cause. The spring-plate does seem to be fitted correctly (as per Tech Dump) and can only go one way. I wonder if they bent it a bit to make...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th April 2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By homer simpson
Front Brake Rattle

This is now doing my head in! Audi removed and refurbished the caliper, put it all together and it seemed ok. Due to health I haven't really driven it but yesterday I went for a drive and there is a...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 29th April 2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By homer simpson
Oh damn just bought mine a couple of months ago!...

Oh damn just bought mine a couple of months ago! And yes, they can be upgraded

3>10 VIN
10>Unlimited VIN

Also a note, you can scan and clear as many vehicles as you want, it will only store a...
Forum: Daily banter 25th April 2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,281
Posted By homer simpson
I see it passed with no advisories! Well done MJ

I see it passed with no advisories! Well done MJ
Forum: Daily banter 24th April 2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,281
Posted By homer simpson
There's a couple on ebay if you want to hoover...

There's a couple on ebay if you want to hoover them up :)
Forum: Daily banter 22nd April 2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,281
Posted By homer simpson
Good point. I forgot that (a) it wasn't a...

Good point. I forgot that (a) it wasn't a customer's car and (b) you probably have one lying around!

I should have known better than to question it :D
Forum: Daily banter 22nd April 2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,281
Posted By homer simpson
Would you not replace both front springs as a...

Would you not replace both front springs as a pair?
Forum: Daily banter 22nd April 2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,281
Posted By homer simpson
Amazing how some people just simply can't be...

Amazing how some people just simply can't be bothered to find out what is wrong. When there is obvious water ingress then it is highly likely to cause issues. Having said that, it gives opportunities...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th April 2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By homer simpson
Same as what happened with Crossland filters...

Same as what happened with Crossland filters then, hence I never buy them and why they are so cheap here.
Forum: Daily banter 19th April 2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By homer simpson
100% agree. Even if they get caught, these...

100% agree. Even if they get caught, these parents are likely to defend the child rather than punish and pay up. They both need a good kick in.

These sort of petty crimes exist because they know...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 19th April 2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,243
Posted By homer simpson
Well got the VCDS out and all enabled in 17 and...

Well got the VCDS out and all enabled in 17 and in the MMI. Need to test and see if it actually works :)
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