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Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 12th July 2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Joe2.0E
Good choice if they’re as good or better than the...

Good choice if they’re as good or better than the Ventus S1 Evo 2.
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 8th July 2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Joe2.0E
I am on my 2nd set of Hankook Ventus, far better...

I am on my 2nd set of Hankook Ventus, far better than Goodyear Eagle F1 in terms of mileage, no noticeable difference in grip/handling or noise.
Online can be well cheaper if you can wait a week or...
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 1st July 2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Joe2.0E
I would start by disconnecting the electric fan...

I would start by disconnecting the electric fan for a bit and see if it eliminates the issue.
I had a faulty fan module on a D3 3.0tdi a few years back and the fan just started running incessantly...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st July 2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Joe2.0E
Could be a small stone/chipping stuck between...

Could be a small stone/chipping stuck between caliper and brake disc ?
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 7th May 2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,951
Posted By Joe2.0E
+1 I test drove 4 other 2010 to 2012 D4’s prior...

+1
I test drove 4 other 2010 to 2012 D4’s prior to buying mine.
None of them had any such issue apparent.
Dont give up on finding the offending part. You’ll get there.

In terms of sentiment of...
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 7th May 2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,951
Posted By Joe2.0E
I have a 2011 D4 that was recently cured with a...

I have a 2011 D4 that was recently cured with a front left wheel bearing.
It took much deliberation by the garage to decide which wheel bearing was the culprit. Thankfully they picked the correct...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 6th May 2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By Joe2.0E
The Q7 model part I was suggesting is the 4L...

The Q7 model part I was suggesting is the 4L model from 2011/2012 to 2014. It is quite similar to the D3 and the shift lever may swap over without much modification. The Q7 one you posted the image...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 5th May 2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By Joe2.0E
It looks decent but quality of items on...

It looks decent but quality of items on alliexpress can very poor.
Would an OEM shifter from a 2012 onward Q7 be a decent/genuine upgrade?
Forum: Daily banter 24th April 2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,281
Posted By Joe2.0E
They seem to be readily available in the USA also...

They seem to be readily available in the USA also but surely a decent aftermarket like MANN would be just as good.
Forum: Daily banter 23rd April 2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,281
Posted By Joe2.0E
Not unusual for a 19 year old barge to end up on...

Not unusual for a 19 year old barge to end up on banger economics for its last few years. It can be hard to justify spending money on a 2nd or 3rd car in a household when it’s not worth a lot.
In...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 9th April 2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,429
Posted By Joe2.0E
+1 Every day is a school day

+1 Every day is a school day
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 7th December 2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,996
Posted By Joe2.0E
Trouble with a proper spare is it probably won’t...

Trouble with a proper spare is it probably won’t fit under the boot floor carpet.
It’ll take up a lot of boot space.
A D4 already has quite a small boot if you’ve come from a D3.

I’d go with a...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 4th December 2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,623
Posted By Joe2.0E
I had this on a 2004, turned out to be drivers...

I had this on a 2004, turned out to be drivers side rear wheel bearing.
Unless you’ve had a leak from the diff, I’d start looking at the wheel bearings first.
After replacing the offending bearing,...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 4th December 2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,042
Posted By Joe2.0E
Brand new cylinder heads available for €700 on...

Brand new cylinder heads available for €700 on eBay.de
Example attached, obviously dependent on your engine code.
Forum: Daily banter 3rd December 2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Joe2.0E
Crocodile clips or clothes pegs at intervals...

Crocodile clips or clothes pegs at intervals along the main lengths of the loom until you are ready to tape it back up can work well.
Lots of photos/labels so you know what’s what.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 1st December 2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,042
Posted By Joe2.0E
Thats a disaster, would a used engine be an...

Thats a disaster, would a used engine be an option.
It’s likely to be cheaper than rebuilding yours.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 25th November 2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By Joe2.0E
I already posted a link to the Kufatec Fiscon Pro...

I already posted a link to the Kufatec Fiscon Pro which is the correct module for a D3 and is what i had fitted to my old D3.
I presumed this was the Bluetooth module you have.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 18th November 2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By Joe2.0E
Presuming you tried activating A2DP as per the...

Presuming you tried activating A2DP as per the Kufatec manual, it might be worth trying a different phone. The manual mentions that not all phones are compatible but doesn't list which ones are or...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 17th November 2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,042
Posted By Joe2.0E
Is it possible that catastrophic fuel pump...

Is it possible that catastrophic fuel pump failure could have caused all your bother ?
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 17th November 2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By Joe2.0E
The interface shows up as an additional CD...

The interface shows up as an additional CD changer if it's working properly. You can then play/skip tracks from your phone from the mmi controller. The Album/Folder would have to be selected on the...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th November 2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,933
Posted By Joe2.0E
The only alternatives that I could find in the...

The only alternatives that I could find in the past were ATE, Brembo and Bosch branded parts. ATE & Brembo would be decent quality in my experience, I never came across Bosch branded brake parts...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th November 2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,933
Posted By Joe2.0E
One of the many claimed benefits by EBC is less...

One of the many claimed benefits by EBC is less brake dust compared to OEM. I am running genuine Audi pads/discs on my 3.0TDI D4 and they are very dusty.
I'd be tempted to give EBC a go in the hope...
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 24th October 2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,204
Posted By Joe2.0E
I'm on 19's but would also dismiss the Goodyear...

I'm on 19's but would also dismiss the Goodyear Eagle F1 as they didn't last well.
I switched to a set of Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 2 last time and I am very happy with them. A lot cheaper than the...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 16th October 2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,087
Posted By Joe2.0E
I'd expect he won't be familiar with a D2 or any...

I'd expect he won't be familiar with a D2 or any A8 for that matter, they are rare beasts in Ireland. You might have to measure the thickness of the metal on the linkage arm and the size of the...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 16th October 2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,087
Posted By Joe2.0E
Nothing as rusted as the D2 one posted here but I...

Nothing as rusted as the D2 one posted here but I don't think it would much matter.
The repair kit uses a circlip spring to hold the replacement bushing in place.
The existing plastic bushing on...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 16th October 2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,087
Posted By Joe2.0E
I had this on a 2006 Q7 and managed to repair...

I had this on a 2006 Q7 and managed to repair in-situ.
Took 20 minutes and is working perfectly 2 years on.
I bought the replacement bushing from a small firm here in Ireland that repair linkages...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 1st August 2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,271
Posted By Joe2.0E
Great find with the VIN decoder, thanks for...

Great find with the VIN decoder, thanks for posting.
Just discovered our 2006 Q7 was a Launch Edition.👍
Forum: D4 - Transmission 31st July 2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,338
Posted By Joe2.0E
Could you post some more info as to what the...

Could you post some more info as to what the gearbox repair involved.
The whine in reverse has'nt got any worse but I'm well out of warranty.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 6th July 2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,441
Posted By Joe2.0E
Looks the business, well done. Could this be...

Looks the business, well done.

Could this be easily fitted to a D4 without a TV Tuner as an Aux Input ?
Most D4's already have a 3G Sim Slot/Wi-Fi Hotspot next to the SD Card Slots which should...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 29th June 2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,967
Posted By Joe2.0E
A multitronic gearbox is a totally different...

A multitronic gearbox is a totally different animal, its a cvt/stepless type of gearbox. If your A8 is a multitronic, it's not a bad price I'd say.
I never used Audi North Dublin so can't comment on...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th June 2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,432
Posted By Joe2.0E
Kufatec Fiscon Pro might be an option...

Kufatec Fiscon Pro might be an option particularly if you need a Bluetooth phone setup anyway. I had one fitted to a 2004 D3 and if was a great piece of kit. Streaming is via A2DP and displays as a...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 26th June 2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,967
Posted By Joe2.0E
Stay away, €250 is too cheap to have it done...

Stay away, €250 is too cheap to have it done properly. If you price the ATF Fluid and Pan Filter from their parts dept, you'll know what I mean.
You're better to leave it if you can't get somebody...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th June 2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,964
Posted By Joe2.0E
Did you get this sorted or figure what happened ?

Did you get this sorted or figure what happened ?
Forum: D3 - Lights 19th June 2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,219
Posted By Joe2.0E
My experience of Halfords is with their ROI...

My experience of Halfords is with their ROI stores, the UK ones might be better.
I've seen them struggle to change headlight bulbs on a ford fiesta !
Forum: D3 - Transmission 19th June 2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,967
Posted By Joe2.0E
I used a Dealer each time as knowledgeable Indys...

I used a Dealer each time as knowledgeable Indys are scarce in Cork/Tipperary. The first ATF change was free as part of the deal when I bought the car.
The other times, it cost maybe €400 ish from...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 19th June 2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 743
Posted By Joe2.0E
I can't help on oil colour as I haven't had a...

I can't help on oil colour as I haven't had a petrol car in a long time, TDI's seem to blacken oil the instant it's been changed.
An Annual Oil change would be wise considering the small miles you...
Forum: D3 - Lights 19th June 2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,219
Posted By Joe2.0E
I suggest staying well away from Halfords,...

I suggest staying well away from Halfords, unlikely they'll have a clue what they're at. I would buy LL (Longlife) bulbs from a reputable maker such as Bosch or Hella.
They being such a pain to...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 19th June 2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,967
Posted By Joe2.0E
My 2p worth would say have it changed if you...

My 2p worth would say have it changed if you intend keeping the car indefinitely. I had the ATF changed at least 3 times on my old D3. The box was as smooth at 240K when I sold it as it was when I...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 21st May 2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,624
Posted By Joe2.0E
You may be better off buying them online, all of...

You may be better off buying them online, all of those brands are around £150 to £175 each delivered to your door.
Forum: D4 - Transmission 2nd May 2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,338
Posted By Joe2.0E
You might be on to something, I don't think it's...

You might be on to something, I don't think it's going to be the best in terms of longevity.
My 2011 3.0TDI developed a whine in reverse about a year ago. Had the ATF changed but it didn't make any...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 2nd May 2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,078
Posted By Joe2.0E
Is there any way to update the maps without...

Is there any way to update the maps without having VCDS ?
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 1st May 2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,078
Posted By Joe2.0E
The download and do it yourself option looks...

The download and do it yourself option looks quite scary if you don't know what you're doing.
Lots of Genuine OEM 2017 SD card maps on eBay for less than £100.
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 1st May 2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,534
Posted By Joe2.0E
This may be covered already somwhat in "D4 -...

This may be covered already somwhat in "D4 - Common Faults - Wiring Loom" and "D4 - Everything Else - Heater Woes".
In my case, I hadn't noticed anything wrong but it showed up as a fault code when...
Forum: D4 - Fuel and Exhausts 1st May 2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,372
Posted By Joe2.0E
I wouldn't worry too much about it. 1500miles is...

I wouldn't worry too much about it. 1500miles is a decent warning to pick up some adblue, all filling stations seem to stock it now.
I don't think it would matter if its not OEM branded.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 30th April 2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,497
Posted By Joe2.0E
Try rebooting the MMI, Press SETUP, Main...

Try rebooting the MMI, Press SETUP, Main Controller and top right button together as per the photo.
Make sure you press them simultaneously. The MMI screen will go black/blank, then show the MMI...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 24th April 2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,794
Posted By Joe2.0E
I wouldn't be certain about the brake switch,...

I wouldn't be certain about the brake switch, when mine went the gearbox went into limp mode. I drove it to the garage thinking the gearbox was toast. I was thrilled to be told it just needed a brake...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 27th March 2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 17,595
Posted By Joe2.0E
I'd be tempted to take off the cambelt cover and...

I'd be tempted to take off the cambelt cover and have a look at the cambelt. If it has no age related cracking and looks ok, You could leave it for a while and take your chances.
Worst case, there...
Forum: Daily banter 4th March 2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By Joe2.0E
Is selling the Volvo not a better option ? ...

Is selling the Volvo not a better option ?
Sounds like the D3 is worth more to you than anyone else taking sentimentality into account.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 1st March 2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,930
Posted By Joe2.0E
A8 TDI Glowplugs seem to extremely prone to...

A8 TDI Glowplugs seem to extremely prone to failure. The Service History indicated that my D3 had all 6 replaced twice over a 5 year period before I bought it. Over the next 5 years that I had it,...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 28th February 2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,930
Posted By Joe2.0E
Be warned, this can be difficult as they can be...

Be warned, this can be difficult as they can be seized.
I would suggest using a good knowledgeable mechanic that you trust.

On my old 2004 D3 which was an ASB engine code, I had a duff plug that...
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