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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items Yesterday, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By MikkiJayne
If its after 4D-X-005 501 (should be if its a...

If its after 4D-X-005 501 (should be if its a 2000) then you need the alloy non-brembo hub which is sadly becoming very rare.

Our sponsors haven't got any (otherwise I would have them) so you'll...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items Yesterday, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 46
Posted By MikkiJayne
Damn. Is yours an S8 or A8? What's the VIN?

Damn. Is yours an S8 or A8? What's the VIN?
Forum: Owners Meets 14th December 2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 146
Posted By MikkiJayne
I can actually make it this year...

I can actually make it this year https://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smilies/grinsanta.gif

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Forum: Daily banter 12th December 2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By MikkiJayne
Vera had 300kph (186mph) from hers before I did...

Vera had 300kph (186mph) from hers before I did the engine swap :) That's probably close to 180 actual.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th December 2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 720
Posted By MikkiJayne
Well since a common upgrade on lesser models is...

Well since a common upgrade on lesser models is solid polyurethane personally I would not be concerned about 'damage or control issues during use'. High-power S4s (600+hp) can snap the rear diff...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th December 2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 720
Posted By MikkiJayne
I'm not VAT registered so nicht gut there. I...

I'm not VAT registered so nicht gut there. I believe Maria has tried to register A8parts too, but no joy either. I'll email her this info in case its anything new though.
Forum: Daily banter 11th December 2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By MikkiJayne
Maybe that photo is the 78mph one! I suspect he's...

Maybe that photo is the 78mph one! I suspect he's going to be spending some time at Her Majesty's pleasure for 151mph :eek:
Forum: Daily banter 11th December 2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By MikkiJayne
The oil vapour is fairly harmless as long as...

The oil vapour is fairly harmless as long as there's not too much of it. The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) is the real problem as it mixes soot from the exhaust with hot oil to make tar. EGR is a...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th December 2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 720
Posted By MikkiJayne
I've just taken a set of Eibach springs off the...

I've just taken a set of Eibach springs off the manual swap since they sat too high with the reduced weight of the manual gearbox. They do sit a few mm higher than the stock S8 springs since they're...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th December 2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 57
Posted By MikkiJayne
Standard hoses are reinforced rubber about 10mm...

Standard hoses are reinforced rubber about 10mm diameter. They will compress with a proper brake line clamp. They should have this rubber sleeves over each union if they are original or decent...
Forum: Daily banter 8th December 2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By MikkiJayne
That's much how I got mine too ^ I walked in to...

That's much how I got mine too ^ I walked in to Leeds Audi with a company car allowance looking for something with a big boot that could eat up miles. Drove out in an A8 instead of an A6 :love:
Forum: Daily banter 8th December 2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,090
Posted By MikkiJayne
It needs to be redesigned so that the plastic...

It needs to be redesigned so that the plastic cover fits. I might have another crack at that over the weekend since I am doing brake things on the manual swap so its a good time to try it.
Forum: Daily banter 7th December 2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,090
Posted By MikkiJayne
That's pretty cool +++ What do you want for...

That's pretty cool +++

What do you want for the Delta? I've been looking at the Kossel-based machines on ebay just as a curiosity. I don't really need another machine that big (the CR-10S is...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 7th December 2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By MikkiJayne
That hiss is normal. Its the aircon bleeding off...

That hiss is normal. Its the aircon bleeding off pressure from the pump side through the choke which is just next to the ECU box, exactly where you describe.
Forum: Daily banter 6th December 2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By MikkiJayne
I bought my first D2 (a '99 3.7q) in 2001 and...

I bought my first D2 (a '99 3.7q) in 2001 and kept that for 7 years. I then spent another 7 years in purgatory until I bought my grey S8 in 2015.
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 5th December 2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By MikkiJayne
Looks like that's a generic 4-wire sensor so you...

Looks like that's a generic 4-wire sensor so you have to splice the connector.

This one is the correct part (https://www.autodoc.co.uk/bosch/1149034) cross referenced by the original number...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 5th December 2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By MikkiJayne
Oooh that's annoying :( I think you'll need to...

Oooh that's annoying :( I think you'll need to clean it from the inside though. I can have a look at a cluster later to confirm it is welded or not.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 5th December 2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By MikkiJayne
I'm pretty sure the clear face is plastic welded...

I'm pretty sure the clear face is plastic welded to the black surround and does not come apart. I've not looked closely at this in the D2 but all the other contemporary models are done like that.
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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 4th December 2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By MikkiJayne
According to the manual, yes. If you're going to...

According to the manual, yes. If you're going to remove it I would be inclined to remove both. Always do both sides when suspension is concerned :)
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 4th December 2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 720
Posted By MikkiJayne
10 is for the armoured version. It has the bolt...

10 is for the armoured version. It has the bolt captive in the end of the arm rather than separate - presumably a separate bolt is a vulnerability somehow.

The arm isn't handed.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 4th December 2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 720
Posted By MikkiJayne
Backup plan for #12 - the equivalent bolt for the...

Backup plan for #12 - the equivalent bolt for the C5 A6 is only 10mm longer (114mm vs 104mm) and still available on part number WHT001973.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 4th December 2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 720
Posted By MikkiJayne
10A is available from Meyle - ebay the Audi...

10A is available from Meyle - ebay the Audi number and the usual suspects will probably have listings for it, or look on the Meyle online catalogue. Apologies Mark - I have thus far not made your...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 4th December 2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By MikkiJayne
Mmm good point on the coolant bottle. I forgot...

Mmm good point on the coolant bottle. I forgot about that one.

There's no reason to not drive it as long as the level is correct. That 750ml of water will make no measurable difference to...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 4th December 2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yes, FL only I believe. I don't think the PF even...

Yes, FL only I believe. I don't think the PF even has the bracket for it. Interestingly, Elsawin says there is no need to re-fit it if removed, which begs the question why they bothered in the first...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 4th December 2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By MikkiJayne
It should do, but its not strong enough. Have a...

It should do, but its not strong enough. Have a look here (http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showpost.php?p=140114&postcount=51) for more info.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 3rd December 2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By MikkiJayne
Bottoming out the suspension on big bumps (which...

Bottoming out the suspension on big bumps (which is surprisingly easy) puts massive stress on that area. There are three failure modes - that brace snaps, it tears the top of the strut tower, or it...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 3rd December 2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,113
Posted By MikkiJayne
https://media.giphy.com/media/8fen5LSZcHQ5O/giphy....

https://media.giphy.com/media/8fen5LSZcHQ5O/giphy.gif

I assume technical data for this venture is either in the tech dump or online somewhere, but if not ping me and I'll look up what I can +++
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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 3rd December 2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By MikkiJayne
Part number is 4D0412395B, just called 'brace'....

Part number is 4D0412395B, just called 'brace'. A8parts listing here (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Audi-A8-D2-Front-Suspension-Brace-Support-4D0412395B/132206921157)
Forum: Daily banter 3rd December 2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By MikkiJayne
Velcro cable ties...

Velcro cable ties (https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2485308.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xvelcro+cable+tie.TRS0&_nkw=velcro+cable+tie&_sacat=0) :)
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 2nd December 2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 820
Posted By MikkiJayne
Nooooo! Is the solenoid for the electric release...

Nooooo! Is the solenoid for the electric release still attached?
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 2nd December 2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By MikkiJayne
The usual culprits for coolant escaping are the...

The usual culprits for coolant escaping are the radiator, oil cooler pipe and heater core bleed screws.

750ml of water isn't a lot in terms of diluting whats in there (10 litres). I'd grab a...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd December 2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,090
Posted By MikkiJayne
Thanks for the link. I suspect that process is...

Thanks for the link. I suspect that process is not economically viable in this instance though, since the market for 200 nickel plated knobs is probably quite small :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 1st December 2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,090
Posted By MikkiJayne
Well obviously :D I just haven't printed it yet ;)

Well obviously :D I just haven't printed it yet ;)
Forum: Daily banter 1st December 2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,090
Posted By MikkiJayne
Lots of colours, but all fixed. There's no option...

Lots of colours, but all fixed. There's no option for custom colour matching. One might get lucky and find something that suits.

There are some polishable filaments which might be worth a try, to...
Forum: Daily banter 1st December 2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,090
Posted By MikkiJayne
You've got flexible filament working with the...

You've got flexible filament working with the CR-10? I made a few modifications and tried with Ninjaflex but it just wouldn't play so I gave up. I'm going to build a separate printer with a...
Forum: Daily banter 1st December 2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,090
Posted By MikkiJayne
Printed a couple more. I rather like the silver...

Printed a couple more. I rather like the silver one :)

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=20524&stc=1&d=1543698085
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Forum: Daily banter 1st December 2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,090
Posted By MikkiJayne
I printed a couple of the first models and didn't...

I printed a couple of the first models and didn't like the shape or fitment so redesigned it:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=20521&stc=1&d=1543688885

Printed:
...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 1st December 2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,113
Posted By MikkiJayne
Damn :(

Damn :(
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 30th November 2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By MikkiJayne
That's a nice ride height +++ How does the...

That's a nice ride height +++

How does the ride compare to before? "not too harsh" implies its stiffer than before but still acceptable?
Forum: Daily banter 29th November 2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,090
Posted By MikkiJayne
I did a quick render of what a printed version is...

I did a quick render of what a printed version is likely to look like. The lines on the top would be concentric, but it gives a good idea of the texture. I'll print one when I get home tomorrow.
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Forum: Daily banter 29th November 2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,090
Posted By MikkiJayne
Too much? ...

Too much?

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=20503&stc=1&d=1543525007
Forum: Daily banter 29th November 2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,090
Posted By MikkiJayne
Side note: this stuff is considerably more...

Side note: this stuff is considerably more satisfying than my proper job :hammer:

This model is solid underneath for maximum strength. The mounting hole is 6mm, exactlythe same diameter as the...
Forum: Daily banter 29th November 2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,090
Posted By MikkiJayne
Made a tapered version which is slightly more...

Made a tapered version which is slightly more asthetically pleasing:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=20500&stc=1&d=1543523418
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Forum: Daily banter 29th November 2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,090
Posted By MikkiJayne
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachme...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=20497&stc=1&d=1543520738

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=20498&stc=1&d=1543520738
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Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 29th November 2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 820
Posted By MikkiJayne
Did you check the connector before you swapped it...

Did you check the connector before you swapped it over? Its quite common for the leaking battery acid to eat the terminals in the connector.
Forum: Daily banter 29th November 2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,090
Posted By MikkiJayne
Didn't like the knopf so I made a new one. ...

Didn't like the knopf so I made a new one.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=20495&stc=1&d=1543519432
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Forum: Daily banter 29th November 2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,090
Posted By MikkiJayne
I can print one in wood if you like, or...

I can print one in wood if you like, or marble-effect :D



That's on the list - surface finish is the challenge again on that one, but if its flat and can be sanded then painting that will be...
Forum: D2 - Lights 28th November 2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By MikkiJayne
A 2002 should have Xenon Plus which takes a D2R...

A 2002 should have Xenon Plus which takes a D2R bulb, in which case there isn't a Nightbreaker to fit as they only come in D2S which doesn't fit properly.

Best option is just some decent branded...
Forum: Daily banter 28th November 2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,090
Posted By MikkiJayne
Paint and / or plastidip type products would...

Paint and / or plastidip type products would probably give an acceptable finish, but may also wear quickly. The time required for post-processing would likely make the finished product...
Forum: Daily banter 28th November 2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,090
Posted By MikkiJayne
It shouldn't be too hard to knock up a 3D model...

It shouldn't be too hard to knock up a 3D model of the knob, and with a little fine tuning (and maybe some glue) it'll be easy enough to get it to turn the shaft.

Whether you guys would be happy...
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