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Forum: D3 - Transmission 6th April 2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,178
Posted By paulrstaylor
Which is maybe marginally closer for mcs, but...

Which is maybe marginally closer for mcs, but still a very long drive! :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 31st March 2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 891
Posted By paulrstaylor
Depending on locations, worth trying Shiply. ...

Depending on locations, worth trying Shiply. Last year I got a huge (1100x2100mm) bath collected and delivered form Essex to Manchester. It wasn't packaged and they carried it up two flights of...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 25th March 2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,009
Posted By paulrstaylor
Warning the same as the D2 +++

Warning the same as the D2 +++
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 9th March 2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,554
Posted By paulrstaylor
If it was marginal it may be that it is...

If it was marginal it may be that it is struggling with the initial update, which it won't need from the old disk. I had the same issue on my D3 when it was about 5 years old, which was 10 years...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 9th March 2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,554
Posted By paulrstaylor
Perhaps worth cleaning the laser on your current...

Perhaps worth cleaning the laser on your current device as a first step, a cleaning disc won't work but open it up and use some isopropyl alcohol on the lens with a cotton bud is a cheap potential...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 8th March 2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,329
Posted By paulrstaylor
You would be surprised how many times I find...

You would be surprised how many times I find myself "talking" to the Microsoft activation helpline - Apart from being a PITA, I see no real value in it!?
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 8th March 2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,329
Posted By paulrstaylor
You can probably take your existing virtualbox...

You can probably take your existing virtualbox image and convert the disk into hyper-v, then boot and sort and driver issues.....

https://kags.me.ke/post/virtualbox-to-hyper-v/
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 4th March 2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,573
Posted By paulrstaylor
Is there Internet access at the grandparents?...

Is there Internet access at the grandparents? :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 4th March 2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,081
Posted By paulrstaylor
Do it in reverse, 736 that way :ROFL:

Do it in reverse, 736 that way :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 3rd March 2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By paulrstaylor
Exactly this, think it came in in IIS7 - so many...

Exactly this, think it came in in IIS7 - so many moons ago, and prior to that you could use a 3rd party filter (free) in earlier versions that did the same thing..... I'm assuming it isn't NT4...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd March 2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By paulrstaylor
If VBulletin doesn't then the "URL Rewrite"...

If VBulletin doesn't then the "URL Rewrite" module of IIS will fix this +++

I'm also happy to pitch in and help if I can be useful, far from my day job these days but I like to keep my hand in!
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 1st March 2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,554
Posted By paulrstaylor
Is the new disk by any chance a copy? I have...

Is the new disk by any chance a copy? I have memories of similar issues, I did replace a laser, it was a PITA but it worked.... for a while!
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 28th February 2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,554
Posted By paulrstaylor
From memory, bose or b&o amps might go into...

From memory, bose or b&o amps might go into component protection or even get bricked when upgraded, so best to unselect the amp 👍
Forum: Daily banter 25th February 2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,081
Posted By paulrstaylor
Depending on how long you plan on keeping it, a...

Depending on how long you plan on keeping it, a 2017 will be 5 years old next year, so then tax is only 10 a month vs 25 😉
Forum: Daily banter 25th February 2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,081
Posted By paulrstaylor
The tax can be all over the place for the C7,...

The tax can be all over the place for the C7, pre-facelift has higher emissions - so you won't like the tax, post-facelift pre-2017 is probably the sweet spot (you probably still won't like the tax)...
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,235
Posted By paulrstaylor
Only 330 tax, bargain :rolleyes:

Only 330 tax, bargain :rolleyes:
Forum: House and Home DIY 17th February 2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,324
Posted By paulrstaylor
Another vote for evohome for me, my house is...

Another vote for evohome for me, my house is zone valve and manifold controlled for the under floor heating, the wiring was fun but logical and worked first time! I have non of their TRVs, so can't...
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,235
Posted By paulrstaylor
I've a B7 RS4 cab on the drive, sprint blue, low...

I've a B7 RS4 cab on the drive, sprint blue, low mileage and not increasing at the moment. I could do you a good rental deal :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,235
Posted By paulrstaylor
Having seen your cars come and go, I think it is...

Having seen your cars come and go, I think it is safe to say, "it is you, not them" when it comes to your breakups :ROFL:

Variety is the spice of life... if you eat the best fillet steak every...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 13th February 2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By paulrstaylor
or stick a melted hot glue stick to it and pull...

or stick a melted hot glue stick to it and pull maybe?

Assuming you can't get around the back that is?
Forum: Daily banter 10th February 2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,275
Posted By paulrstaylor
Get some of this +++ ...

Get some of this +++

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=25523&stc=1&d=1612972068
Forum: Daily banter 9th February 2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,275
Posted By paulrstaylor
Hope you got a good price, congrats, looks like...

Hope you got a good price, congrats, looks like a lovely car..... shame they left it in primer though 🤣
Forum: D2 - Interior 3rd February 2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,368
Posted By paulrstaylor
Similar issue on door cards on my S4, gorilla...

Similar issue on door cards on my S4, gorilla glue was my answer - which activates with moisture +++
Forum: D2 - Everything else 23rd January 2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 30,373
Posted By paulrstaylor
Now the logic of still using the handbrake whilst...

Now the logic of still using the handbrake whilst in park is absolutely clear 👍
Forum: Daily banter 22nd January 2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By paulrstaylor
Audi announces end of combustion, new A8 due this year?

Presumably, the D5 is due a facelift?

But perhaps the other news may affect it's residuals further :Confused:
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 12th January 2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,715
Posted By paulrstaylor
Or a trailer +++ :ROFL:

Or a trailer +++ :ROFL:
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 8th January 2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 28,133
Posted By paulrstaylor
Looks like it would also work on the Q7 4M, hence...

Looks like it would also work on the Q7 4M, hence my interest. I already have carplay/android auto in that, but the factory one is wired only - and sadly while it works on the main screen there is...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 7th January 2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 28,133
Posted By paulrstaylor
Would be interested to see more on this +++

Would be interested to see more on this +++
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 4th January 2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,763
Posted By paulrstaylor
Well that will teach me to read and not just look...

Well that will teach me to read and not just look at your sig pic! In that case you should have measured the pads and entered the thickness when you changed them +++

Could be you are within a...
Forum: Daily banter 4th January 2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 536
Posted By paulrstaylor
2022 Audi A8 Facelift to Resurrect Horch Brand for Ultra-Luxury Version

https://www.autoevolution.com/news/2022-audi-a8-facelift-to-resurrect-horch-brand-for-ultra-luxury-version-153935.html

Will be interesting to see the residual value on these in about 2027!
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 4th January 2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,763
Posted By paulrstaylor
Could be old age, but i don't think you need to...

Could be old age, but i don't think you need to enter pad size on a D4 :Confused:
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 4th January 2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,260
Posted By paulrstaylor
Sounds like a good place to keep it! I've two...

Sounds like a good place to keep it! I've two sets of wheels including a full sized spare for both, my logic is worst case is a breakdown recovery home to fit a spare, the inconvenience of it...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 4th January 2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,260
Posted By paulrstaylor
I wish my Q7 had a spare wheel, but in the upside...

I wish my Q7 had a spare wheel, but in the upside it has plenty of bass from the factory fit bose system so I guess it's not all bad!?
Forum: A6/S6/RS6 C5 29th December 2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,003
Posted By paulrstaylor
Pretty sure the b7 was the into of dual stage...

Pretty sure the b7 was the into of dual stage airbags to the a4?
Forum: A6/S6/RS6 C7 20th December 2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,020
Posted By paulrstaylor
https://youtu.be/62J7n09A8zk

https://youtu.be/62J7n09A8zk
Forum: A6/S6/RS6 C7 20th December 2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,020
Posted By paulrstaylor
Use a puller, or if you haven't got one, leave...

Use a puller, or if you haven't got one, leave the nut on loosely and use a pair of mole grips behind the arm onto the nut +++
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 19th December 2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,355
Posted By paulrstaylor
Yes, but design. Only affects the output of one...

Yes, but design. Only affects the output of one headlight at a time +++
Forum: Daily banter 9th December 2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,211
Posted By paulrstaylor
"Workers clean photovoltaic panels inside a solar...

"Workers clean photovoltaic panels inside a solar power plant in Gujarat, India." :ROFL:

Maybe we need to turn up the sun for those of us in less favourable climates?

Anyway, back on topic, ...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 13th November 2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,314
Posted By paulrstaylor
I have a line like this in one of our offices, I...

I have a line like this in one of our offices, I get 18mbs down and 2.5mbs up on Annex-M on a direct exchange line that is <150m, but no chance of FTTC as there is no cab. Also no FTTP yet, so I am...
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 4th November 2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,895
Posted By paulrstaylor
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=12045&...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=12045&highlight=heated

See post 17, hopefully useful +++
Forum: Daily banter 28th October 2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 13,913
Posted By paulrstaylor
Looks to be an appreciating asset - 25p in 1974...

Looks to be an appreciating asset - 25p in 1974 would be equivalent to 2.63 factoring inflation, so for being stored under a bed for 46 years has shown a three fold increase in real value :ROFL:
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 28th October 2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 28,133
Posted By paulrstaylor
It isn't the first time this has been rumoured -...

It isn't the first time this has been rumoured - time will tell if it will be the last :Confused:
Forum: Other marques 25th October 2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 125,230
Posted By paulrstaylor
Because by the time they have depreciated to the...

Because by the time they have depreciated to the same as a 2 year old ICE car, they are much older, higher miles (which may or may not affect the drivetrain, but does seem to affect the interior) and...
Forum: Other marques 24th October 2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 125,230
Posted By paulrstaylor
Good residuals don't help bangernomics.... most...

Good residuals don't help bangernomics.... most of the reason I bought A8's, d2, d3 and d4 was they seemed a bargain against new list.

With a Tesla, by the time they get to "bargain" status they...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 21st October 2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,862
Posted By paulrstaylor
I'm on O2 and rely on WiFi calling despite living...

I'm on O2 and rely on WiFi calling despite living in suberbia. It works okay for calls, but does not work for SMS at all :tuttut:

Paypal do have an option to "call you" so you can enter a number...
Forum: Daily banter 9th October 2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,028
Posted By paulrstaylor
I'd of thought any dealer should be able to give...

I'd of thought any dealer should be able to give you a print out of the service history?
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 19th September 2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,912
Posted By paulrstaylor
Exactly that, auxiliary heater circulation pump...

Exactly that, auxiliary heater circulation pump +++
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 17th September 2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,540
Posted By paulrstaylor
Agreed, but I think it is for a pre-facelift?

Agreed, but I think it is for a pre-facelift?
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 17th September 2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,540
Posted By paulrstaylor
Description Hello, I have a GRILL GRILL...

Description
Hello,

I have a GRILL GRILL for sale with the number 4H0853651 for AUDI A8 D4 W12 10-14.

Original !!! Comes from disassembly !!! Very good condition !!!

I have more parts for...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 13th September 2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,540
Posted By paulrstaylor
Pic as per PM - in short, dremel to remove inner...

Pic as per PM - in short, dremel to remove inner section of both grills, then bond the W12 inner to your existing frame +++
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