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Forum: D3 - Everything Else 17th July 2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,838
Posted By mannyo
Mid July 2018 and I still have the D3. The...

Mid July 2018 and I still have the D3.

The ABS ECU was repaired by MD Automotive in Uffculme, I took the car to them and they removed and repaired and refitted the ECU whilst I waited.

She went...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 17th July 2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By mannyo
MOT is now passed, so my D3 has 12 months MOT. ...

MOT is now passed, so my D3 has 12 months MOT.

The issues with the exhaust are now fixed, new clamps fitted and the split has been welded up.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 11th July 2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By mannyo
Not the Flexi pipes, I had those replaced just...

Not the Flexi pipes, I had those replaced just after I got the car with custom made ones.

There is a small hole in one of the pipes, I have no idea how it got there as it is not caused by...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 10th July 2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By mannyo
Good news on the MOT front, my D3 is going in...

Good news on the MOT front, my D3 is going in next Monday to have the exhaust fixed and then its MOT, although depending on timing it may end up being MOT'd first, failed and retested.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th July 2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By mannyo
in warm weather I've found the radiator fan runs...

in warm weather I've found the radiator fan runs at quiet high RPM with the AC on that can cause more noise in the cabin, but that is a constant sound that does not vary.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th June 2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By mannyo
The procedure is very fussy and difficult to...

The procedure is very fussy and difficult to complete.

How far are you trying to adjust, the key is to input small differences to the current values and repeat several times until you get it to...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 26th June 2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By mannyo
My 2004 D3 with 164K miles is still running the...

My 2004 D3 with 164K miles is still running the original ATF with no issues to report. I have read on somewhere that I cannot remember that getting the filter for inside the transmission is difficult...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 26th June 2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By mannyo
I have edited the first post as the ABS fault is...

I have edited the first post as the ABS fault is now repaired, I am getting the exhaust sorted and a fresh MOT in the next few weeks then she will have to go.

I have been driving the D3 regularly...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th June 2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By mannyo
Thanks I was a little worried yesterday,...

Thanks

I was a little worried yesterday, until Ians post, and now quiet relieved to have a normal looking instrument cluster.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th June 2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By mannyo
IT, you were spot on with the fuse hunt. ...

IT, you were spot on with the fuse hunt.

They did check fuses, but I did not remember them going into the passenger side end of dashboard one. I know they did the drivers side as there is grease...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th June 2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By mannyo
Here are two full scans One is a scan once I...

Here are two full scans

One is a scan once I got the car home, obviously tainted by the removal of the ABS ECU

The second one is a scan after a code clear but before starting the engine, the...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th June 2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By mannyo
2004 D3 ABS issue from bad to worse

Some of you know from another thread that for sometime now my D3 has had issues with the ABS controller ECU and a single wheel speed sensor failing to report once the car warms up, and generates an...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 11th June 2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By mannyo
Scott, you'll need to get some sort of sunroof...

Scott, you'll need to get some sort of sunroof working. The only easy way to clear the front drains of dirt is to open it and push air down from the top, or it's remove the front wheel arch liners...
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 11th June 2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,549
Posted By mannyo
I wonder if there are any implications to doing...

I wonder if there are any implications to doing this with the new MOT test that came in a couple of weeks ago and the major changes to exhaust checks and diesel emissions.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 11th June 2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By mannyo
I wonder if would be easier to disassemble the...

I wonder if would be easier to disassemble the current cluster and swap the speedo face from a UK car onto the one from ROI, that would save a lot of ballache with component protection, dealer visits...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 10th June 2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,838
Posted By mannyo
Ok all. Still have the D3, she is now due a...

Ok all.

Still have the D3, she is now due a service and MOT needs to be done next month. Cambelt change is now overdue on age and not mileage.

Next fix to be completed is the ABS ECU which has...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 10th June 2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By mannyo
Chris, I miss that same D2 as well. Much less...

Chris, I miss that same D2 as well. Much less trouble than the D3.

Someone should buy those discs off you.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 9th June 2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,345
Posted By mannyo
Well the D3 is going in on Monday to have the ABS...

Well the D3 is going in on Monday to have the ABS ECU fixed, after speaking with them on the phone they are going to.

1) Remove the ECU
2) Disassemble the ECU
3) Using a Microscope examine and...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 26th May 2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,345
Posted By mannyo
I've had an email conversation with the company...

I've had an email conversation with the company (actually in Collompton) and they have said that they can fix the ECU. I am calling them next week to book the car in and then drive from Blandford to...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 22nd May 2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,345
Posted By mannyo
I've found a company in Exeter who will sort the...

I've found a company in Exeter who will sort the ABS whilst you wait, in around 2 hours. I am going to call them in the near future and see what they say.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 17th May 2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,345
Posted By mannyo
Ok, So today I've been out in the D3 with my...

Ok,

So today I've been out in the D3 with my laptop and did some logging with VCDS.

I've attached the results to this post, as you can see all is well and there are no problems at all for a...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 16th May 2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By mannyo
My old 2001 D2 had a very basic satnav, which...

My old 2001 D2 had a very basic satnav, which from the outside you would not know it had, were it not for the GPS antenna on the boot. Its known on here as Text Nav, and it is all controlled using...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 15th May 2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,345
Posted By mannyo
I've been driving the D3 today, and no problem to...

I've been driving the D3 today, and no problem to report with the ABS until whilst sat idling outside my house doing 0mph the fault triggered.

Tomorrow I am going to hook up VCDS and connect to...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 10th May 2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By mannyo
The thing is, I have no idea how much the car is...

The thing is, I have no idea how much the car is worth given the above, or if I should remove the AMI and freeview and sell those separately.

Here are some pictures from yesterday. The VIN plate...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th May 2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By mannyo
FS: 2004 A8 3.7 (not sport)

I have reluctantly decided to sell my D3 A8, she is in need of some attention and due to not currently being in work I do not have the ability to give my car the attention she needs.

Purchased by...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 8th May 2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,345
Posted By mannyo
Well as I am now unemployed, I took advantage of...

Well as I am now unemployed, I took advantage of the time to remove the rear wheel and investigate the wheel speed sensor.

After disconnecting the wiring to the sensor, there was no apparent...
Forum: D4 - Fuel and Exhausts 2nd May 2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By mannyo
I was in Halfords the other weekend and even they...

I was in Halfords the other weekend and even they now had Adblue, it was on the same stand as all the engine oils.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 2nd May 2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,345
Posted By mannyo
I really hope is just a connection problem, with...

I really hope is just a connection problem, with the connector itself. I drove the D3 50 miles yesterday with no problem at all, but I did not get stuck in low speed traffic which is what tends to...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 1st May 2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,345
Posted By mannyo
Another possibility of course, but that one was...

Another possibility of course, but that one was changed several years ago as the original whined a lot.

The first time I got all those lights on was not long after driving through a large puddle...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 29th April 2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,345
Posted By mannyo
The level control pressure sensor one I had...

The level control pressure sensor one I had before, and I had the bagpipingandy rebuild kit fitted more than 4 years ago. The cause then was low pressure output from the compressor.

The overtemp...
Forum: Daily banter 29th April 2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By mannyo
I am wondering what my renewal in June is going...

I am wondering what my renewal in June is going to bring for my D3 3.7, last year it was 199 fully comp with business use and max NCD.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 29th April 2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,345
Posted By mannyo
Today I finally got around to scanning the car....

Today I finally got around to scanning the car. Sorry i am not Beulieu, I've got a job application to finish off and my CV as unemployment looms.

I have attached the log, but aside from the usual...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 24th April 2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,345
Posted By mannyo
I've got an old dodgy copy of vcds, I'll try and...

I've got an old dodgy copy of vcds, I'll try and scan the car later and post the results.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 24th April 2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,345
Posted By mannyo
MY 2004 D3 electrical gremlins

I think my D3 is telling me its time to be sold, I have had her for 4 and half years now.

Latest problem.

Driving in stop and start traffic, out of the blue up will pop a series of faults on...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 4th April 2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,304
Posted By mannyo
Well the D3 has been drying out fine, I used it...

Well the D3 has been drying out fine, I used it for a week commuting and despite all the rain last week the carpet is now at least dry. Obviously underneath is going to take a while longer to dry out.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 4th April 2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By mannyo
Yes, just replace the battery. My Volvo one...

Yes, just replace the battery.

My Volvo one went a month or so back, I sstarted it and drove the 17 miles to work. Returned to the car 7 hours later and it was completely dead. New battery...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 27th March 2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,838
Posted By mannyo
Here we are at the start of April 2018 and I...

Here we are at the start of April 2018 and I still have the Audi, now this is the longest I have ever owned a car in my entire driving career.

4 years and almost 6 months later, and not many miles...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 26th March 2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,304
Posted By mannyo
I've taken the decision to use the D3 for...

I've taken the decision to use the D3 for commuting duties this week, that means I'll do 200 miles travelling between Blandford and Dorchester. I am hoping that using the heater combined with windows...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 24th March 2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,304
Posted By mannyo
Sunroof drains blocked, water inside

One of the problems of not using the D3 much.

Got in the A8 to take her to the shops today and discovered drivers footwell carpet soaking wet, and I mean soaking. Rear foot well carpet drivers...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 17th March 2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By mannyo
The fault is referring to the touch sensor, not...

The fault is referring to the touch sensor, not the button.

I've got that same fault intermittently on all my doors, it does not seem to affect the function of the keyless apart from having to...
Forum: Daily banter 4th March 2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By mannyo
Selling my D3, thoughts

My work situation is changing, in that in 8 weeks I am being made redundant and thus may need to sell the D3 which I have owned for more than 4 years.

My questions mainly hinge around what to do...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 16th February 2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By mannyo
My MMI 2g with AMI and running a 320GB laptop HDD...

My MMI 2g with AMI and running a 320GB laptop HDD is surprisingly quick at navigating folders, despite having around 200GB of music on it.

I think the iPhone interface adds some delay into the mix...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 4th February 2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,997
Posted By mannyo
Yes. and you'll be sorted. Follow...

Yes. and you'll be sorted.

Follow instructions here under install Chrome for Mac.

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95346?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 30th January 2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,997
Posted By mannyo
Same here, Mega does not like Safari on MacOS. ...

Same here, Mega does not like Safari on MacOS.

Just used Google Chrome instead and sorted.
Forum: D3 - Lights 28th December 2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,862
Posted By mannyo
Thanks for the offer, although I live in Dorset I...

Thanks for the offer, although I live in Dorset I am frequently around the London area, maybe we can sort something in the new year. The light output is really bugging me and stopping me from driving...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 28th December 2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By mannyo
The cooling system is sealed, if you are having...

The cooling system is sealed, if you are having to add water then it has a leak.

Adding just water is not recommended as you are constantly diluting the anti-freeze solution, you should add a pre...
Forum: D3 - Lights 21st December 2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,862
Posted By mannyo
I think the shift in colour temperature is whats...

I think the shift in colour temperature is whats going on with my bulbs, I swear that with the slightly damp road with oncoming traffic it was literally like driving with the lights switched off.
Forum: D3 - Lights 20th December 2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,862
Posted By mannyo
D3 Xenon headlight performance

So

I used the D3 at night for the first time in ages yesterday, and it was quiet apparent the light output of the headlights is poor. I'll take a stab and say the 14 year old Xenon bulbs are...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 20th December 2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By mannyo
Glovebox damping

So, it was pretty cold the other morning, -3.5 C

The D3 had not been used for a while and was covered in thick frost.

I opened the glovebox on my 2004 D3 to retrieve an item, and was greeted by...
Forum: Daily banter 8th December 2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By mannyo
Regarding the weblink, you would never get...

Regarding the weblink, you would never get anything like that from the UK DVLA who handle car registrations here.

For the UK you need to complete a form, send a payment and hope the reason you put...
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