A8 Parts Forum  

Go Back   A8 Parts Forum > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 50 of 2000
Search took 0.22 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Adrian E
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd June 2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 199
Posted By Adrian E
It has the late 4 pot Brembos with the caliper...

It has the late 4 pot Brembos with the caliper mounting bolts going in from the front IIRC (still got a new pair of the bolts here if you need them Andy!), but I've never investigated the material...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd June 2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 199
Posted By Adrian E
Hi Andy The upper 4 arms are all Meyle HD...

Hi Andy

The upper 4 arms are all Meyle HD and have been on there a number of years, so should indicate how good the quality is by now

One of the arms that’s specific to 20” factory wheels is, I...
Forum: Spotless 21st June 2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By Adrian E
The colour will attract them, unfortunately. ...

The colour will attract them, unfortunately. Never had that issue with mine, but then I don't live in one of the midge capitals of the UK :D
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st June 2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 906
Posted By Adrian E
I presume the main market for a left hooker is...

I presume the main market for a left hooker is for export back to mainland Europe? Their prices always seem higher than RHD cars here - there must be a business model that makes it worth the...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 21st June 2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By Adrian E
My local one are fine with me buying over the...

My local one are fine with me buying over the counter - they couldn't be much closer to the nearest VW dealer either!
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th June 2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By Adrian E
I’ve got the pin part number at home, as bought...

I’ve got the pin part number at home, as bought one for the S5 when the plastic one snapped - about a fiver each iirc. Agree with Ian that 2 makes sense - they’re long enough that you’re nowhere near...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 16th June 2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 431
Posted By Adrian E
I'm just about managing to get away with having...

I'm just about managing to get away with having most of my hi-fi kit in the lounge - the Chromecast Audio adds so much functionality to my old school Arcam amp it's ridiculous for the money! Stream...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th June 2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,463
Posted By Adrian E
Great stuff - glad you've found something without...

Great stuff - glad you've found something without too much aggro. Car shopping for us is usually a 6-12 month process from initial idea to finding the ideal car :ROFL:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 11th June 2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 906
Posted By Adrian E
After you've uploaded them, click on the link at...

After you've uploaded them, click on the link at the bottom for each image so it opens in a new window - then copy the link address and use 'insert image' option to add that address where you want it...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 11th June 2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,463
Posted By Adrian E
I’m not aware of anything published (they’d be...

I’m not aware of anything published (they’d be risking claims for any car that failed to meet their expected lifespan if they did!)

Just to give you an indicator, mate has a Skoda Superb that he...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 11th June 2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,463
Posted By Adrian E
On the Golf there’s very little difference...

On the Golf there’s very little difference between our 2015 and the facelift that came out last year (referred to as Mk7 or Mk7.5) apart from the option for a bigger option nav screen. Ours has the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 11th June 2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 906
Posted By Adrian E
For an idea of bottom end value, stick the...

For an idea of bottom end value, stick the details in webuyanycar and add about £2-3k for a private sale. For some spec will be all, and B&O will be a big draw, whereas for others some random option...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 11th June 2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,463
Posted By Adrian E
Hiya Very reliable - 6 speed unless you go...

Hiya

Very reliable - 6 speed unless you go for one of the very newest, which are 7 like the s-tronics in the S4. They're smoother to drive in the Mk7 Golf compared to the B8/8.5 platform A/S4 as...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 11th June 2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,463
Posted By Adrian E
If you settle on A3 size, try a Golf. I think...

If you settle on A3 size, try a Golf. I think they’re more practical and they’re definitely a bit cheaper for same spec. Love ours - drives great and you only miss quattro in the damp months
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 10th June 2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,463
Posted By Adrian E
I wouldn't touch a diesel as a family runabout...

I wouldn't touch a diesel as a family runabout now - too much exhaust aftertreatment which knocks fuel economy to the point there's little real world difference in running costs. Plus the cost of...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 10th June 2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,463
Posted By Adrian E
The thickness of the D2 doors was always what...

The thickness of the D2 doors was always what made it mega wide to park for me - the exterior mirrors don't stick out much from the outside of the body if you look down the side of the car. Our S5...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th June 2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,463
Posted By Adrian E
Presume you're mainly looking just to see if it's...

Presume you're mainly looking just to see if it's the right sort of car for you and your wife?

If seriously considering buying then:

Check s-tronic service done on or before schedule (38k...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th June 2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,463
Posted By Adrian E
The large petrol models will tend to be older, as...

The large petrol models will tend to be older, as demand post 2005 just died for those type of engines.

I would say with s-tronic in the A/S4 quattro models is reliable from 2011 onwards. The...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th June 2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,463
Posted By Adrian E
No worries mate - more than welcome (we're now...

No worries mate - more than welcome (we're now next to Pease Pottage services on M23)

You'll find plenty of S4 Avants in bright red - popular choice - as well as white or a really nice blue.

I...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th June 2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,463
Posted By Adrian E
Hi Sergey I only mentioned our S5 as it’s...

Hi Sergey

I only mentioned our S5 as it’s mechanically identical to the S4. Ainars is right that facelifted models (rectangular front fogs replace round) are better on fuel due to gearing and a...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th June 2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,463
Posted By Adrian E
The manual S4 avant is in the over £500 bracket,...

The manual S4 avant is in the over £500 bracket, whereas auto is £300ish - they also sold in TINY numbers as a result, before Audi dropped the manual option completely. They also suffer with clutch...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th June 2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,463
Posted By Adrian E
Depends what size is suitable Sergey - the 4...

Depends what size is suitable Sergey - the 4 cylinder lumps are pretty mundane mostly, but if fuel usage around town is in any way a factor then they certainly are worth a look.

Skoda Octavia...
Forum: Daily banter 4th June 2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By Adrian E
Cool - who did you use?

Cool - who did you use?
Forum: Daily banter 4th June 2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By Adrian E
Oil analysis?

Hi folks

Anyone ever had an engine oil sample analysed after a service? Considering it for the S5 as it's getting serviced in a couple of weeks and I'm swapping from Shell/Castrol bulk main...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd June 2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Adrian E
Hi Sergey The motorsport sector is your best...

Hi Sergey

The motorsport sector is your best bet - look for an Earls supplier (or contact the company direct - they're based at Silverstone)

https://www.earls.co.uk/earls/contactus.html

I'm...
Forum: Daily banter 1st June 2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By Adrian E
Don't forget that as-seen spec will probably have...

Don't forget that as-seen spec will probably have changed since new, so what you see may well be the result of changes that happened since build. Even cars delivered to dealers may have been changed...
Forum: Daily banter 30th May 2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By Adrian E
From memory FEs often quote the wrong code for...

From memory FEs often quote the wrong code for the ‘wood’ finish. My Avus was the same

I don’t think there was a way to add options to an FE spec unless adding a factory towbar

The level of...
Forum: Other marques 30th May 2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By Adrian E
I never understood Pug's decision to stick a GTI...

I never understood Pug's decision to stick a GTI badge on those :ROFL:

To collect the set, find a CX GTI Turbo 2 :D
Forum: Daily banter 29th May 2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By Adrian E
It depends whether your car requirements have...

It depends whether your car requirements have changed since you bought your D2, which might lead you to move to something else.

I sold my D2 as although I loved it, it didn't really 'work' for the...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 21st May 2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 48,781
Posted By Adrian E
I never found the difference noticeable enough to...

I never found the difference noticeable enough to worry about - after all the matching wood trims on doors and dash are nowhere near the same finish!

I think Kiwi shoe polish or similar does the...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 20th May 2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 48,781
Posted By Adrian E
They do exist still - worth a question to this...

They do exist still - worth a question to this lot:
...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 20th May 2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 48,781
Posted By Adrian E
Sergey's car has the works already fitted, so if...

Sergey's car has the works already fitted, so if you want to see the art of the possible have a look at his 3.7 at the meet +++

I do indeed mean the 2010 on RNS-E - 'my' old S8 had the older...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 19th May 2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 48,781
Posted By Adrian E
I'd need to look, but there was a chap on ebay...

I'd need to look, but there was a chap on ebay selling RNS-Es with the correct faceplate and a host of other options available to spec it how you want

For the small additional cost I would...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 17th May 2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,340
Posted By Adrian E
Nice to see you too Andrew +++ Glad we got...

Nice to see you too Andrew +++

Glad we got it sorted fairly quickly/easily

The bottle of wine is going down nicely as I type this :D

ATB

Adrian
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 16th May 2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Adrian E
Are there any nav controls under the centre...

Are there any nav controls under the centre console cover for cup holder/menu navigation wheel?

Worth decoding spec sticker to confirm if nav originally fitted.

Also any evidence of nav related...
Forum: Daily banter 12th May 2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By Adrian E
Definitely senile, if it's me you're referring to...

Definitely senile, if it's me you're referring to :ROFL: :D

I think it would be reasonably safe to suggest you've seen 50 and sailed on by?! I'm 44 now so I imagine by the time I'm in my late 40s...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 12th May 2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,044
Posted By Adrian E
TPS will sell you an aluminium one for a few quid...

TPS will sell you an aluminium one for a few quid - it's called a tommy bar or fitting pin in Etka. Part number is 7L0 012 223

It's standard kit on newer 6/7/8 Audis

It's too long to fit in...
Forum: Daily banter 12th May 2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By Adrian E
I must be just getting into LVs target age...

I must be just getting into LVs target age bracket - every quote I've had from them before this year has been more or less double Admiral on either car. This year they were within £50 for the Golf,...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 11th May 2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,044
Posted By Adrian E
Edit to correct: I went for 20mm on the back...

Edit to correct:

I went for 20mm on the back of mine to avoid the use of extended wheel bolts, as I'm not a fan of that style of fitting. I never fitted any on the front, but don't think you need...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 11th May 2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By Adrian E
My S5 is going in for a service with David next...

My S5 is going in for a service with David next month, including new discs and pads all round, brake fluid, supercharger and aux drive belts

There's a recommended suppliers section on here where...
Forum: Daily banter 10th May 2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,429
Posted By Adrian E
I'm not surprised that's bloody loud without much...

I'm not surprised that's bloody loud without much in the way of silencer boxes in evidence lol

The standard tailpipes look a little weedy to me and the Milltek had the right balance of a little...
Forum: Daily banter 10th May 2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,429
Posted By Adrian E
Many congrats - looks well, that does! Can I...

Many congrats - looks well, that does!

Can I spot a Milltek on her too? Doesn't look like a standard S8 exhaust
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 9th May 2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By Adrian E
Depending which side of London you are and...

Depending which side of London you are and whether you're happy to travel South to the boonies, David Schofield is a member on here and will tackle just about anything. Crawley based with easy links...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 4th May 2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,340
Posted By Adrian E
OK - if I'm passing Halfords this weekend I'll...

OK - if I'm passing Halfords this weekend I'll try and grab one +++
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 3rd May 2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,340
Posted By Adrian E
No worries Andrew - just drop me a line with a...

No worries Andrew - just drop me a line with a definitive yes when you want me to go ahead and order the battery :D
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 1st May 2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,340
Posted By Adrian E
No worries - am about back end of this week and...

No worries - am about back end of this week and have the option to work from home when I feel like it :)

Mine went a bit like yours - it lasted a few weeks of seemingly random OK behaviour and the...
Forum: D4 - Fuel and Exhausts 1st May 2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Adrian E
Once you've got an idea of the dosing strategy...

Once you've got an idea of the dosing strategy based on your usage you'll be able to judge when it'll be due some. Defo a good idea to fill it up when it asks for it, rather than just adding a bit....
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 1st May 2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,340
Posted By Adrian E
Just checked on my trade account and both those...

Just checked on my trade account and both those batteries are still available, but about £5 more a year down the line.

Andrew - when I changed mine I ended up taking the entire side trim out...
Forum: Daily banter 17th April 2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By Adrian E
It’s the reason we bought our Golf from a private...

It’s the reason we bought our Golf from a private seller - finding someone crazy enough to spec a GTI to circa £35k means you’re not going to find one within the ex-lease fodder all the dealers have...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 16th April 2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Adrian E
Could be Japanese? They have a bizarre...

Could be Japanese? They have a bizarre fascination with left hookers as a status symbol?
Showing results 1 to 50 of 2000

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.