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Forum: D2 - Transmission 20th July 2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By HPsauce
I assume you have the later selector with Sport...

I assume you have the later selector with Sport mode. Have you tried (as MJ says) Reverse first?
And going straight into Sport mode and/or tiptronic +/-, bypassing D.

Does sound plausibly like a...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 20th July 2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 299
Posted By HPsauce
Don't assume the worst! :tuttut: Having read...

Don't assume the worst! :tuttut:

Having read many many stories on here and elsewhere of D2s being threatened with scrapping due to failed gearboxes I'm convinced the actual percentage of...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 20th July 2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 299
Posted By HPsauce
Time to invest a couple of hundred quid then:...

Time to invest a couple of hundred quid then: https://www.gendan.co.uk/product_VCV23.html Order now, ship today. +++

Though if you could get hold of a cheap cable and download (free) VCDS-Lite it...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 20th July 2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 299
Posted By HPsauce
Oh dear. :( First thing to do is to get a VCDS...

Oh dear. :(
First thing to do is to get a VCDS scan and see what errors are recorded.
That's "Limp mode" which IIRC is 3rd gear. It will indeed be slow off the mark.
The clunk as it goes into that...
Forum: Daily banter 19th July 2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 243
Posted By HPsauce
That's a beer you owe me Nick; next time we meet....

That's a beer you owe me Nick; next time we meet. :cool:
Forum: Daily banter 19th July 2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 243
Posted By HPsauce
I was quoted exactly that for our Volvo; the S8...

I was quoted exactly that for our Volvo; the S8 was declined.
I think our current insurance would be measurably cheaper even though mileage is fairly low on both.
Forum: Daily banter 18th July 2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 243
Posted By HPsauce
I don't think Saga has a lower age limit, but...

I don't think Saga has a lower age limit, but they market to the "50+" demographic.

Anyway Sean is "retired". As for his age, having spent a lot of time with him, still dunno….
Forum: Daily banter 18th July 2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 243
Posted By HPsauce
I migrated recently from Direct Line to Privilege...

I migrated recently from Direct Line to Privilege for a big saving; are they both available in NI? (Same company under the skin)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th July 2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 903
Posted By HPsauce
Don't apologise; I only threw in the V40 as one...

Don't apologise; I only threw in the V40 as one post suggested a Golf-sized car would fit and I have direct current experience. :p
We never considered Volvo at all until one of our kids suggested...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th July 2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 903
Posted By HPsauce
Jaguar XE was the main contender when we finally...

Jaguar XE was the main contender when we finally chose the Volvo V40.
There's a big surplus of Diesels in Jaguars recent (2yrs+) production so if diesel suits you there are loads of used ones around...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 16th July 2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 903
Posted By HPsauce
If you're in the Golf-sized market have a look at...

If you're in the Golf-sized market have a look at what we have for our daily/runaround - Volvo V40. More options and better interiors than the golf.
We both love the adaptive cruise, though the...
Forum: Daily banter 13th July 2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By HPsauce
I was going to bid, but got caught in traffic!

I was going to bid, but got caught in traffic!
Forum: Daily banter 13th July 2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 118
Posted By HPsauce
I tried to get a close-up look at that last year...

I tried to get a close-up look at that last year as I was there for the whole 3 days, but you can't get in and near the cars without buying a catalogue (£80!) and producing loads of ID to register as...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 9th July 2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By HPsauce
There are two types of TV tuner, with different...

There are two types of TV tuner, with different connectors. Check which one you have first.

The older type had direct individual socket inputs as I mentioned above, sorry but I forgot about the...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 9th July 2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By HPsauce
They exist, I use one BUT it depends what you...

They exist, I use one BUT it depends what you have installed now.
Vital question, do you have a TV tuner installed or not?

(For reference my car DID NOT have a tuner and I didn't want to add one...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 6th July 2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By HPsauce
Probably a bit OTT if that's all you want, but my...

Probably a bit OTT if that's all you want, but my XCarlink has that capability, though Bluetooth is actually an add-on option to the basic unit.

Edit: I posted at the same time as Mark so didn't...
Forum: Owners Meets 5th July 2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 801
Posted By HPsauce
Sorry folks, family stuff and British GP mean we...

Sorry folks, family stuff and British GP mean we won't be there either.
Forum: Daily banter 2nd July 2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,201
Posted By HPsauce
Beverley and I are so sorry to hear this Ray, we...

Beverley and I are so sorry to hear this Ray, we have been away and only just found out.
Our thoughts are with you, as are our memories of a lovely lady.
Forum: Daily banter 2nd July 2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By HPsauce
Indeed Stephen, but in the spirit of noting the...

Indeed Stephen, but in the spirit of noting the Milestone (and it being very recent) I've joined in. :cool: I've decided my S8 is to drive and enjoy while I can.
(And very happy for BarzyA8 to edit...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd July 2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By HPsauce
1) BarzyA8 @ 99995 miles :cool: 2) HPsauce @...

1) BarzyA8 @ 99995 miles :cool:
2) HPsauce @ 101168 miles, passed the 100K just before the annual meet.
Forum: Daily banter 22nd June 2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By HPsauce
Tell Ian where it was so he can track it down and...

Tell Ian where it was so he can track it down and liberate it from a lowly 2-litre diesel. +++
Forum: Owners Meets 21st June 2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By HPsauce
Sorry Neil, not far from me but we're heading off...

Sorry Neil, not far from me but we're heading off on holiday this weekend.
Might have been able to get there tomorrow but definitely can't on Saturday. :-(
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 20th June 2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 585
Posted By HPsauce
Certainly my interpretation of that message is...

Certainly my interpretation of that message is that it thinks the phone interface module is missing. Does it appear on the VCDS scan and can you communicate with it?
Forum: D3 - Lights 20th June 2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By HPsauce
Even then, beware of fakes, buy from a proper...

Even then, beware of fakes, buy from a proper distributor. Philips in particular are regularly faked, and to look at initially they are very very good!
Forum: D3 - Transmission 19th June 2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By HPsauce
Don't confuse D3 with D2, VERY different...

Don't confuse D3 with D2, VERY different gearboxes. :tuttut:
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 17th June 2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By HPsauce
A77, I think it's known as the Mk3 version. Cost...

A77, I think it's known as the Mk3 version. Cost a small fortune when new, about a months salary IIRC!
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 17th June 2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By HPsauce
I have something similar, though slightly...

I have something similar, though slightly smaller, which has a built-in re chargeable battery (charged via standard USB lead) and takes input via Bluetooth or mini-jack. Brand name is Lugulake!...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 16th June 2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By HPsauce
I've kept all my hifi very simple and pretty much...

I've kept all my hifi very simple and pretty much standard 1970s.

The only addition is a Bluetooth receiver into one of the Aux inputs, and that only really supplements/replaces a lead with a...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 16th June 2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 834
Posted By HPsauce
Or if you want something different, how about...

Or if you want something different, how about these: https://forum.rs246.com/viewtopic.php?p=888254#p888254
Set of 4 18" Audi Accessory Calito wheels 4F4 071 498 at £400 + £50 delivery.
Forum: Owners Meets 15th June 2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,764
Posted By HPsauce
We had the added bonus of having done about 95%...

We had the added bonus of having done about 95% of that exact journey (apart from the diversion through the back streets of Holmfirth!) the previous day, in reverse.

Mainly to have a scenic...
Forum: Owners Meets 14th June 2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,764
Posted By HPsauce
We did wonder where you all (ahead of us) went....

We did wonder where you all (ahead of us) went. We got left behind, our leader (David) bailed out as he wasn't sure and I said I know where we are going so follow me; we pottered on and got there...
Forum: Daily banter 14th June 2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By HPsauce
The solar sunroof I'm a definite "fan" of, but it...

The solar sunroof I'm a definite "fan" of, but it has its limitations. To the extent that on my FL I've fitted a cut-off switch.
(Dead easy, break into one of the leads down into the passenger...
Forum: Daily banter 14th June 2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By HPsauce
OK, I'll start with the "fairly rare" RNS-C in a...

OK, I'll start with the "fairly rare" RNS-C in a D2:
(Hopefully someone can provide a better quality picture, this shows it with aftermarket DVB-T tuner signal via the "real" TV tuners AUX-in.)
Forum: Daily banter 14th June 2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 850
Posted By HPsauce
Splendid car and a lovely colour. +++ I worked...

Splendid car and a lovely colour. +++
I worked out that Ragusa Green is identical to my Irish Green Pearl, but without the extra pearl effect.
(My rear numberplate surround is actually Ragusa Green...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 13th June 2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 834
Posted By HPsauce
Exactly. Not the winter I bought it (Jan 2013...

Exactly. Not the winter I bought it (Jan 2013 IIRC), but I had a PF set by November 2013 with winter tyres on.

I've still got most of those tyres, now on the FL 18" Avus.

We had for several...
Forum: Daily banter 13th June 2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,056
Posted By HPsauce
Surely the D2 won't be losing significant value...

Surely the D2 won't be losing significant value with occasional use, so what's the point of getting rid of it on "capital" grounds?

This would appear to boil down to "Can I justify keeping the D3...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th June 2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,828
Posted By HPsauce
Liking your front gates. +++ Reminds me of the...

Liking your front gates. +++
Reminds me of the "score my gate" contest we had on the Wild Atlantic Way trip...….

Talking of which, we passed this pair not far from the Durker Roods Hotel that...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 13th June 2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 834
Posted By HPsauce
Consider yourself corrected. :tuttut: The...

Consider yourself corrected. :tuttut:

The Avus 17s I had on my PF for winter were a very tight fit on the FL, balance weights would catch depending where placed. So I never fitted them to it,...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 13th June 2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 834
Posted By HPsauce
If they are for winters then I'd say go PF unless...

If they are for winters then I'd say go PF unless you specifically want FL wheels to match an FL car.

The face of the PF wheel is more protected than the FL version as that sticks out further and...
Forum: Daily banter 12th June 2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,056
Posted By HPsauce
I was thinking of other updates that wouldn't...

I was thinking of other updates that wouldn't conflict with the unique options.
Forum: Daily banter 12th June 2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,056
Posted By HPsauce
MJ, what could you do to that car if you got your...

MJ, what could you do to that car if you got your hands on it, to "improve" it with a few standard upgrades that wouldn't detract from the special options?
Forum: Daily banter 12th June 2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,056
Posted By HPsauce
Get rid of the soot-chucker. It's got a lot of...

Get rid of the soot-chucker. It's got a lot of options and is probably very nice if you do lots of motorway miles, but a D2 is...well, a D2! +++
It won't be long before every decent car has (or...
Forum: Daily banter 12th June 2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,056
Posted By HPsauce
Why do you have either of them? (And why are...

Why do you have either of them?
(And why are you even asking us!)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 11th June 2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,828
Posted By HPsauce
If you're bored (or intrigued) and want to read...

If you're bored (or intrigued) and want to read our tale of starting by test driving an A3 and ending buying a V40, look here: http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=11019
Forum: Other Audis 11th June 2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 25,430
Posted By HPsauce
Just a little, much later update on this. It...

Just a little, much later update on this.
It has been run consistently on 98/99 octane fuel since then, mostly Tesco Momentum. :cool:
More recently it's had the "Polestar Optimisation" software...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 11th June 2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,828
Posted By HPsauce
Love our Volvo V40, but it's relatively small, so...

Love our Volvo V40, but it's relatively small, so depending what you need a V60 sounds good.
Though, that said, an A3 was (for a short while) a similarly-sized contender for us. Lost out on lack of...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 11th June 2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,828
Posted By HPsauce
Almost the same issue here when test driving...

Almost the same issue here when test driving before buying our Volvo V40; the ONLY automatic SWMBO had ever driven in recent years was my old S8, and then very very rarely.

However, she was "on...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 11th June 2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,828
Posted By HPsauce
Both I'd say are an absolute must these days for...

Both I'd say are an absolute must these days for almost any type of driving on public roads. +++
Modern auto gearboxes (especially the 8-speed or more versions) are seamless and typically more...
Forum: Owners Meets 11th June 2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,764
Posted By HPsauce
Safest not to know. :tuttut:

Safest not to know. :tuttut:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 11th June 2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,646
Posted By HPsauce
Just checking - no Adaptive Cruise Control?

Just checking - no Adaptive Cruise Control?
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