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Forum: Daily banter 23rd April 2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 432
Posted By HPsauce
The quantities are oh so familiar, but your...

The quantities are oh so familiar, but your methods are more brutal than mine. +++

I knew I had a real problem the first time with my wonderful old PF when water started spraying out of the rear...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 21st April 2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 453
Posted By HPsauce
Not sure what brand mine currently are, but...

Not sure what brand mine currently are, but they're both straight "Aero" blades and park nicely on the black section of glass.
The passenger side is oversize at 23" and misses the surround by only a...
Forum: Daily banter 9th April 2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,656
Posted By HPsauce
Why confused? The LEZ has been around for a long...

Why confused? The LEZ has been around for a long while (over 10 years!) and is aimed at heavy diesel vehicles.
It covers most of Greater London and your petrol car is exempt.
Forum: Owners Meets 9th April 2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 805
Posted By HPsauce
Too much boring busy motorway from here for a day...

Too much boring busy motorway from here for a day trip I'm afraid, sorry!

Places like The Leopard near Leamington are reasonable for me as the M40 is tolerable at times and there are reasonable...
Forum: Owners Meets 9th April 2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 805
Posted By HPsauce
You need to add in a couple of other factors too:...

You need to add in a couple of other factors too:
- Willingness/motivation to drive a distance to a meet
- Enjoyment to be had on the roads getting there
Forum: Daily banter 8th April 2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,205
Posted By HPsauce
Just renewed mine today, basic premium a whisker...

Just renewed mine today, basic premium a whisker over £200 and I'll be 70 a few days before the renewal date.
£250 including NCD protection and legal cover.

Don't know how you finessed yours...
Forum: Daily banter 8th April 2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,656
Posted By HPsauce
Excellent info as ever, many thanks. +++ Mine...

Excellent info as ever, many thanks. +++
Mine is one of those rare 2003 registrations, though built in 2002.
Forum: Daily banter 8th April 2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,656
Posted By HPsauce
Sorry MJ, can you explain what you mean by FL1...

Sorry MJ, can you explain what you mean by FL1 and FL2 please?
Forum: Daily banter 8th April 2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,656
Posted By HPsauce
Thread revival. :D Well it's now in force,...

Thread revival. :D

Well it's now in force, at least in the Congestion Zone area.

I've never even taken my S8 into the Congestion Zone but I'm now very tempted to do so one weekend just for the...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 7th April 2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Posted By HPsauce
I think to be fair, it's both. Back in the...

I think to be fair, it's both.

Back in the day (Ray will remember this too) cars had skinny tyres and driving in snow, even really heavy snow, was a matter of being careful and somewhat skilful. I...
Forum: D2 - Interior 6th April 2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 587
Posted By HPsauce
Just for a laugh I just tried to order a batch...

Just for a laugh I just tried to order a batch direct from AT - I have an account there.
Got all the way through (as usual) but it refused payment with the standard "not PayPal" message, even though...
Forum: D2 - Interior 6th April 2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 587
Posted By HPsauce
I wasn't aware of that. I did buy something...

I wasn't aware of that.

I did buy something from AT relatively recently (Door trim rubbing strip to help sort out my sons S4, now sold) using a German supplier who can buy from AT and forward to...
Forum: D2 - Interior 6th April 2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 587
Posted By HPsauce
Audi Tradition have them for €0.19 each! But...

Audi Tradition have them for €0.19 each!

But you have to find a way to get one (or more) out of them; it won't be easy. Or cheap! :tuttut:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 6th April 2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By HPsauce
Looks like the plate has been transferred.

Looks like the plate has been transferred.
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 5th April 2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By HPsauce
I should have noticed the loss off the...

I should have noticed the loss off the fillets.... :o

The diamond cutters near me, when selling me their services recently, were fairly explicit about how little they can remove (even at the...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 5th April 2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By HPsauce
Nice wheels, but just wondering about the centre...

Nice wheels, but just wondering about the centre cap fit. :tuttut:

Are they OEM or Chinese copies, my memory may be fading but I'm sure mine (going back on soon for summer) are more of a flush fit?
Forum: Daily banter 2nd April 2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By HPsauce
Congratulations to both of you from both of us!...

Congratulations to both of you from both of us! +++
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th March 2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,262
Posted By HPsauce
Diagonally opposed cylinders linked are part of...

Diagonally opposed cylinders linked are part of the standard design of braking systems to ensure total failure is extremely unlikely. And have been for decades.

So the symptoms are to be expected...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 29th March 2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By HPsauce
Down in Dorset - Ferndown. Anyone near there?

Down in Dorset - Ferndown. Anyone near there?
Forum: Daily banter 24th March 2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By HPsauce
Sounds like I need to get a slot booked in your...

Sounds like I need to get a slot booked in your surgery MJ..... ;)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 23rd March 2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,224
Posted By HPsauce
Just attach them directly, check out the...

Just attach them directly, check out the "advanced" options.
The site supports very large files compared to most. ;)
Forum: D2 - Interior 21st March 2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By HPsauce
Did you get anywhere? (We always like feedback...

Did you get anywhere?
(We always like feedback after giving advice ;) )
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 20th March 2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 620
Posted By HPsauce
PF was definitely fixed, not pop-up.

PF was definitely fixed, not pop-up.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 17th March 2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By HPsauce
Have you tried our sponsors, or eBay?

Have you tried our sponsors, or eBay?
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 17th March 2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By HPsauce
A D2 is relatively simple in comparison to a D3;...

A D2 is relatively simple in comparison to a D3; I expect you could do something similar there relatively easily as there's no battery management unit to contend with.
In fact I vaguely recall...
Forum: Owners Meets 12th March 2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By HPsauce
Per the Saturday agenda here, please indicate...

Per the Saturday agenda here, please indicate your preference for visiting the Minack, the Telegraph Museum, or both below

Minack - I can walk up

MJ - 1
steamship - 1
The Laird - 2
CtL - 2...
Forum: Owners Meets 12th March 2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By HPsauce
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!)
Forum: House and Home DIY 12th March 2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By HPsauce
It's a long story, but basically it would involve...

It's a long story, but basically it would involve massive surgery to our (largish) house that we just don't want at present.
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 10th March 2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,819
Posted By HPsauce
My guess would be, knowing how seats are often...

My guess would be, knowing how seats are often tensioned with stiff wire, something as follows:
1. The dark plastic section pushes lugs through the leather.
2. The clear plastic strip is inside the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 10th March 2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,819
Posted By HPsauce
Thinking about the geometry, I'd be looking for a...

Thinking about the geometry, I'd be looking for a solution that involved sewing or maybe riveting to a plate slid through a slot in the leather.
You really need to find a solution that can be done...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 8th March 2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By HPsauce
I've got an old-school Halfords charger that has...

I've got an old-school Halfords charger that has got me out of a hole more than once as it doesn't care! +++
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 7th March 2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By HPsauce
Yup, I've been there so many times when batteries...

Yup, I've been there so many times when batteries get "marginal", wasting time and effort trying to tickle them back to life and eventually failing miserably.
Just bite the bullet and get a new one....
Forum: Other Audis 7th March 2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,175
Posted By HPsauce
At least you don't have that problem with BMWs as...

At least you don't have that problem with BMWs as you know they don't even have indicators fitted, so just assume the worst! :D
Forum: Other Audis 7th March 2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,175
Posted By HPsauce
My 3-year-old V40 does that, I find the level of...

My 3-year-old V40 does that, I find the level of vibration and correction (there's resistance force too!) to be reasonable. It will nudge you back but is easily overridden. And there's a button to...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 6th March 2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,471
Posted By HPsauce
Rather a wet day today but having used the car a...

Rather a wet day today but having used the car a bit recently I decided to do a scan and this error has returned. Fan working fine though... :Confused:.
I still think it's probably a bad connector,...
Forum: Daily banter 5th March 2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By HPsauce
I was waiting at the station last night and a big...

I was waiting at the station last night and a big Audi came and manoeuvred to park a couple of cars along from me.
I really couldn't tell if it was a 6 or 8 until I spotted the step detail of the...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 4th March 2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,387
Posted By HPsauce
If it's a modern patio door chances are the glass...

If it's a modern patio door chances are the glass will have a thin metal film on it to reduce radiate heat loss; makes a good Wi-Fi signal blocker. :(
My patio doors are old-school so don't cause...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 4th March 2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,387
Posted By HPsauce
"even on"... you mean "especially on" surely? ...

"even on"... you mean "especially on" surely?
5Ghz has worse transmission/coverage than 2.4Ghz and is more prone to blockage by buildings etc.

My router (a BT Homehub of some variety) is near my...
Forum: Daily banter 4th March 2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By HPsauce
Looking on the Audi web site top is A8, bottom A6.

Looking on the Audi web site top is A8, bottom A6.
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 3rd March 2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By HPsauce
Interesting indeed, I still use my RNS-D so I'll...

Interesting indeed, I still use my RNS-D so I'll wait with bated breath!
(It's 5 days before my bus pass becomes 10!)
Though given that RNS-Ds were working fine 19 years ago, as the previous...
Forum: House and Home DIY 3rd March 2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By HPsauce
Thanks Ian, useful input. +++ However, as I...

Thanks Ian, useful input. +++
However, as I already have all the basic wiring in place I'll probably just install a commercial unit anyway. I rather fancy a relocatable wireless thermostat and the...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd March 2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By HPsauce
I'm definitely older than you! Had a bus pass for...

I'm definitely older than you! Had a bus pass for almost 10 years now... :D
Forum: Daily banter 3rd March 2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By HPsauce
Me too, though if they pass you the chrome trim...

Me too, though if they pass you the chrome trim on the boot lip of most A6s is a giveaway.
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 2nd March 2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,387
Posted By HPsauce
Your mother wins, Neil, but only just, this is...

Your mother wins, Neil, but only just, this is mine (which is fine for all we do):
Forum: Other marques 2nd March 2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 52,897
Posted By HPsauce
I hear Tesla are closing all their showrooms and...

I hear Tesla are closing all their showrooms and going online; good to get the insurance claims in while you can to save worrying about site resale value ;) :...
Forum: House and Home DIY 1st March 2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By HPsauce
Advice wanted on improving boiler controls

I'm sure the combined brain power here can help with this. :D

We have a fairly old gas boiler with an integrated mechanical 24-hr timer and switches that control heating and hot water patterns....
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 28th February 2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By HPsauce
Excellent news. +++ Out of interest what's...

Excellent news. +++
Out of interest what's involved in swapping the motor over, apart from obviously taking the door card off?
(I had to do it when I replaced my NSR window mechanism, but had the...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 24th February 2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By HPsauce
So there's obviously a reason for this, but what...

So there's obviously a reason for this, but what is it and what are the downsides of fitting FE 20" wheels to a car with non-FE alloy suspension?

Or were they just using up the stock of some...
Forum: D2 - Interior 24th February 2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By HPsauce
Our sponsor are very aware of exactly what they...

Our sponsor are very aware of exactly what they are, unless there's someone new there or there was a mis-communication.

I've had the correct clips from them more than once. I'm sure they'll...
Forum: D2 - Interior 23rd February 2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By HPsauce
I think with the cubby in the car you'll need to...

I think with the cubby in the car you'll need to lever up the "far" edge with the cover closed, then open it slightly, keep the button pressed and lever it off towards the driver.
There should be...
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