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Forum: Owners Meets 20th April 2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,969
Posted By Conquistador
MJ - 1x double, Friday & Saturday Neil...

MJ - 1x double, Friday & Saturday
Neil (Architex_matey) - 1x Single, Friday & Saturday, Thursday night at New Inn, Coleford
Mike (CtL) - 1x double, Friday & Saturday
David (A8parts) - 2x superior...
Forum: Owners Meets 20th April 2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By Conquistador
Minack - I can walk up MJ - 1 steamship -...

Minack - I can walk up

MJ - 1
steamship - 1
The Laird - 2
CtL - 2
Tonupkid - 2
HPsauce - 2 crumblies
Moltuae -2
tintin - 2
Forum: Owners Meets 20th April 2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By Conquistador
MJ - 1 Adult The Laird - 1 Adult, 1 Senior ...

MJ - 1 Adult
The Laird - 1 Adult, 1 Senior
steamship - 1 Adult
Tonupkid - 2 Seniors
HPsauce - 2 Seniors (over 70!)
CtL - 1 Adult and 1 Senior
Moltuae - 2 Adults
tintin - 2 Adults (Juniors?)...
Forum: Daily banter 16th April 2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 509
Posted By Conquistador
It's missing two cylinders +++

It's missing two cylinders +++
Forum: Spotless 16th April 2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,940
Posted By Conquistador
They never seem to be as fluffy as they are brand...

They never seem to be as fluffy as they are brand new, and it's advisable to wash them before first use but in reality, nobody ever does because they feel so big and fluffy out of the bag. It's best...
Forum: Daily banter 16th April 2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 509
Posted By Conquistador
I'm looking out for them all the time, and Dean's...

I'm looking out for them all the time, and Dean's above is the one to have. Correct colour and engine, excellent spec and nice and clean.
Forum: Daily banter 15th April 2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 509
Posted By Conquistador
Good God, don't get the auto - it's bloody awful....

Good God, don't get the auto - it's bloody awful. You could brew a tea in the time the gearbox takes to change between gears. Manual tranny all the way in an Abarth 500.
Forum: Daily banter 15th April 2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 509
Posted By Conquistador
A6 Allroad 3.0 TDI? 5k just about gets you into...

A6 Allroad 3.0 TDI? 5k just about gets you into a C6 but you won't find one with less than 100,000 miles for that. Interesting car nonetheless, it's on my list to own.
Forum: Spotless 15th April 2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,940
Posted By Conquistador
That's the one I've got and can report that it's...

That's the one I've got and can report that it's pretty good. It was on offer at Halfords a while ago. You simply show it some water and it hungrily slurps it up. Of course, keeping them fluffy and...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th April 2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,430
Posted By Conquistador
Come to think of it I did think there should be...

Come to think of it I did think there should be clip or something to secure and tighten the rubber plug - it detached with no effort at all.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th April 2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,430
Posted By Conquistador
The thick foam underneath the passenger carpet...

The thick foam underneath the passenger carpet saturated with stagnant water, and a slight damp humid smell in the cabin now and then. Needs a good period of warm dry weather to air and dry it out...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 14th April 2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,287
Posted By Conquistador
Here's the option in the MMI. ...

Here's the option in the MMI.

http://i65.tinypic.com/11qs4kl.jpg
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 14th April 2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,430
Posted By Conquistador
So this must be the telephone module in question,...

So this must be the telephone module in question, with the aforementioned large plug.

http://i63.tinypic.com/v58k06.jpg


And a picture of the scary amount of electronics under the passenger...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 8th April 2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,287
Posted By Conquistador
It's certainly not listed as an optional extra in...

It's certainly not listed as an optional extra in either the 06 brochure or 09 facelift brochure but in the time/date settings within the MMI, there is the option to change between quartz and radio...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 4th April 2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By Conquistador
I emailed about service history, gearbox etc. and...

I emailed about service history, gearbox etc. and was told it has part service history and they will get back to me about the gearbox history. That was last week.
Forum: Daily banter 27th March 2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By Conquistador
There does seem to be a lot of 'apparently...',...

There does seem to be a lot of 'apparently...', 'basically...', and 'I heard that...' on this subject.

Has anybody seen or heard official statements or guidelines of the planned introduction of...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th March 2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,224
Posted By Conquistador
Yeah, I'm the same on eBay, skeptical of sale...

Yeah, I'm the same on eBay, skeptical of sale items until they're signed, sealed and delivered.

Anyway, back on track, any pictures of the subject car yet?? You're more likely to get a hassle-free...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 12th March 2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,224
Posted By Conquistador
Sounds nice, high price but high spec. Any...

Sounds nice, high price but high spec.

Any pictures?
Forum: Daily banter 4th March 2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By Conquistador
Bit of a challenge I would imagine :ROFL: ...

Bit of a challenge I would imagine :ROFL:

But does this signify the end of Audi using the V10? Will the all new R8 use the highly tuned 4.0 TFSI V8??
Forum: Daily banter 1st March 2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By Conquistador
Audi R8 V10 'Decennium' - Ten years of the V10 engine

The release of the brand new R8 is imminent but Audi have managed to desperately squeeze out more limited edition version of the current model, this time to celebrate 10 years of the V10 engine being...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 15th February 2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Conquistador
Yeah, as rare as a nun in a bikini and you'd be...

Yeah, as rare as a nun in a bikini and you'd be looking at probably 900-1000 for a nice clean set.

I bought a whole D3 before just to have the Cantonas off it. The car was knackered so I sold...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 6th February 2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Conquistador
The main undertray from Audi is hellishly...

The main undertray from Audi is hellishly expensive, around 300 (for the S8 anyway), but the wheel arch liners are surprisingly cheap - 17 when I got one of the fronts recently so it's worth...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th January 2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,758
Posted By Conquistador
Simply to rule it out, have you checked under the...

Simply to rule it out, have you checked under the front carpets for any water ingress from blocked sunroof drains?
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th January 2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,758
Posted By Conquistador
I've had the interior lights pulsing every so...

I've had the interior lights pulsing every so slightly in mine for a while, and a new battery is on my shopping list.

When I had my [well documented] oil leak one of the techs managed to change...
Forum: Daily banter 4th January 2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By Conquistador
What an adventure. :ROFL: I urge you all to...

What an adventure. :ROFL:

I urge you all to go driving around the Alps for a few days though if you haven't experienced it. It's a grueling day of driving 1,000+ miles driving from the UK if you...
Forum: Daily banter 12th December 2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
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, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
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, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
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, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
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, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 470
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, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
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, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
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, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
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, 01:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,203
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, 10:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,203
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, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
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, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,183
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, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,737
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, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
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, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
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, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
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, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,533
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, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,533
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, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,533
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, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,533
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, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,998
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, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,700
Posted By Conquistador
http://i64.tinypic.com/1znyj42.jpg

http://i64.tinypic.com/1znyj42.jpg
Forum: Owners Meets 17th August 2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,700
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, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,203
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, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,203
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...
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