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Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th March 2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 28,143
Posted By IT
That's super interesting..... I always loved...

That's super interesting.....

I always loved the google maps overlay, really made the 3G+ cars feel way more modern.

If i can find a sim to stick in our Q7, i might give it a whirl to see if...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th March 2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,480
Posted By IT
The D2 has become rarer, and even more classic,...

The D2 has become rarer, and even more classic, but so I think has the pool of buyers. There is no denying that one at 4 star classics is in stunning condition, and probably about the best you can...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 17th March 2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,875
Posted By IT
Glad you got another upgrade sorted, and thanks...

Glad you got another upgrade sorted, and thanks for posting the detail, it may well help someone else in the future +++
Forum: Daily banter 11th March 2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,401
Posted By IT
What a lovely service. Thank you Ray/Stephen for...

What a lovely service. Thank you Ray/Stephen for organising the links.

I'm left with the distinct impression Mark would have approved of this online webcast setup, although there is something...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th March 2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By IT
The don't perish like steel discs - but - the...

The don't perish like steel discs - but - the layers can lift and separate if the handbrake for example is left on for extended periods of time whilst its sat. I have one hanging up in my garage as a...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th March 2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By IT
All the value is in the discs really. 10K new. ...

All the value is in the discs really. 10K new.

If they are recent, and you can prove it, and they have no damage to the edges, and the callipers are all sound, you could get good money if you're...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 9th March 2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,558
Posted By IT
iirc there is no coding on Nav, its a straight...

iirc there is no coding on Nav, its a straight swap over.

No component protection either I believe, which is odd as it was one of the more valuable components at the time.

The Nav units are the...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 7th March 2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By IT
This is from the bottom of my brain, so bear with...

This is from the bottom of my brain, so bear with me.

I seem to think the fog light switches on the PF are latching also.

I say this, as when I converted a PF car to FL dashboard (back in the...
Forum: Daily banter 5th March 2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By IT
Vbulletin has to go from 3.8 -> 4.2 -> 5.x ...

Vbulletin has to go from 3.8 -> 4.2 -> 5.x

Windows has to come into supportability at least.. ;-)

MySQL and PHP will no doubt need updating hugely too.


There will definitely be parallel...
Forum: Daily banter 4th March 2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By IT
hahah, I feel a great weight bearing down on...

hahah, I feel a great weight bearing down on me....

fwiw, I did actually buy and download the latest Vbulletin software last night, so that's a step forward.....


... probably not going to...
Forum: Daily banter 4th March 2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,401
Posted By IT
Thank you Ray for these updates, I'm sure they're...

Thank you Ray for these updates, I'm sure they're not easy to administer on top of everything else, but are very much appreciated.

In normal times, I'm sure many of us would have liked to be...
Forum: Daily banter 4th March 2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,082
Posted By IT
That's quite nice..... Keyless, sunroof - and -...

That's quite nice..... Keyless, sunroof - and - alcantara roof lining. Looks proper swish that..... Crap advert as per usual.....
Forum: Daily banter 3rd March 2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By IT
I'm ashamed to confess what version of Windows...

I'm ashamed to confess what version of Windows we're talking about here, but the IIS you're thinking of, and this one, worlds apart.... :)

A simple 'URL' redirect of anything hitting HTTP to the...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd March 2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By IT
We actually went HTTPS a few years back..... The...

We actually went HTTPS a few years back..... The problem was, that there were so many hardlinks within the forum that point to HTTP that people naturally end up back on an insecure link again.... it...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd March 2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By IT
Forum Crashing

As has been noted on an increasing frequency of late, the forum database seems to fail on an almost daily basis, which isn't sustainable.

We are running on an older version of vbulletin and mysql...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 2nd March 2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By IT
FYI, From your VIN, Build date was 16 March 2001...

FYI, From your VIN, Build date was 16 March 2001 +++
Forum: Daily banter 2nd March 2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,401
Posted By IT
Thank you Ray, this is sensible and much...

Thank you Ray, this is sensible and much appreciated in this difficult time.

Its numbed my afternoon quite considerably, I'm sure those closer to him are feeling it much more, so again, thanks.
Forum: Daily banter 2nd March 2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,401
Posted By IT
Unhappy Moltuae. RIP. :-(

I have received information, albeit unverified, but very credible that sadly Mark has passed away. I was contacted by one of his friends as the admin of this forum that they knew he frequented.
...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 1st March 2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By IT
ah sorry, missed the USA part. Reg =...

ah sorry, missed the USA part.

Reg = registration plate, or license plate to your guys.

Dont worry about it now as I cant work off foreign plates, but can work off a VIN if you can give me that.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 1st March 2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,022
Posted By IT
Yeah, just recently we've been having some...

Yeah, just recently we've been having some problems with the underlying database that powers the forum. Each time it has a problem we bring it back with different settings, but at the moment it seems...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 28th February 2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By IT
Yes, if you post your reg, I'll look it up for...

Yes, if you post your reg, I'll look it up for you.....
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th February 2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,022
Posted By IT
There is no recoding needed to go from analogue...

There is no recoding needed to go from analogue TV to hybrid.

It is a straight swap over.

However.

Hybrid TV didn't exist in 2004, so, unless you have updated your MMI to the latest 5570...
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,082
Posted By IT
i've never been a fan of the HUD. I had it in my...

i've never been a fan of the HUD. I had it in my Q7, S5 and A7. I turned it off in them all.

The concept is great, but for me, I already have a focal point out on the road, and one on my...
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,082
Posted By IT
2015 brochure attached FYI. It does have...

2015 brochure attached FYI.

It does have Ceramics - They were standard on the Dynamic Package plus, PA3, which it has. (11500 list price) (ouch)

What a crap advert by Audi.
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,082
Posted By IT
Yes exactly. If it were heritage, why are they...

Yes exactly. If it were heritage, why are they dumping it ? Makes no sense. They are supposed to be kept perfect forever.



No, defo separate.

Spec isn't very exciting at all to be honest (to...
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2021, 03:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,082
Posted By IT
OV plate = Audi Uk demo = only 936 miles, every...

OV plate = Audi Uk demo = only 936 miles, every one of them bouncing off the redline going sideways by journalists......

i wouldn't have an 'OV' RS. On other models, you'll get a great spec, but...
Forum: Daily banter 25th February 2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,082
Posted By IT
So, my two penneth. The C6 V10 was the peak...

So, my two penneth.

The C6 V10 was the peak of the RS6 line. It won every round of top trumps, and sounded gorgeous to boot.

The C7 had 1 single advantage - 6/7 years ago the tech in it wiped...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd February 2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,237
Posted By IT
That would make sense.... I'm still no...

That would make sense....


I'm still no further forward on what I want to do, nor have I found any car for sale that I "must have"....


I'm clearly just bored..... ;)
Forum: Daily banter 21st February 2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,237
Posted By IT
That is interesting... I see list is now 60K! ...

That is interesting... I see list is now 60K! but I'm not seeing any notable new features....

Has seriously widened the gap between the LR and performance though.

Give it a few weeks for the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st February 2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,225
Posted By IT
Heres a couple of older posts about it... ...

Heres a couple of older posts about it...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=8747

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=15756
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st February 2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,225
Posted By IT
I think it had problems with the head gasket from...

I think it had problems with the head gasket from memory, so I guess the heads must have been off. If they were off, you'd hope the guy fitted a new belt at the same time.

i'd definitely pop the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st February 2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,225
Posted By IT
Ahh... Andys old car.... Thatd been for sale for...

Ahh... Andys old car.... Thatd been for sale for a little while.

Changed hands a few times just recently.

Good spec car, nice to see it arrive back on the forum +++
Forum: Daily banter 21st February 2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,237
Posted By IT
Funny you should say that, when I got the Tesla,...

Funny you should say that, when I got the Tesla, it was Tesla vs Rs3 vs AMG of some sort......

That seems a lorra mota for 7.5K tbh. Bet is sounds nice... ;-)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 19th February 2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,225
Posted By IT
In that case, get the non quattro version. ...

In that case, get the non quattro version.

The quattro 2.8 needs a bit of hoofing really to get a move on, and so the mpg is basically the same as the 4.2 quattro. (a8, not s8)

The non quattro...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 18th February 2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 30,375
Posted By IT
you might be a while unfortunately: ...

you might be a while unfortunately:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=16135
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,237
Posted By IT
Yeah, i thought that was a Roberto-wagon the...

Yeah, i thought that was a Roberto-wagon the second I saw it !!
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,237
Posted By IT
Lovely example, but I'm going to say something...

Lovely example, but I'm going to say something odd here, and I don't think any of you will understand.

The C6 RS6 is actually a better car, unmapped.

And, the C6 S6 is better still.

800 bhp...
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,237
Posted By IT
The problem is, tech moves on so fast. The...

The problem is, tech moves on so fast.

The C7 interior looks new enough that it should be really modern, but actually, its 10 years old..

I'd rather have an older car, with bhp and zero...
Forum: Daily banter 17th February 2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,237
Posted By IT
Whilst I was in the midst of falling out with...

Whilst I was in the midst of falling out with audi over their poor EV offering, they went and put a sootchucker in an S.

That was a terrible move. TDi are for people that can't afford fuel. S...
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,237
Posted By IT
No, no need for Audi particularly.... I confess,...

No, no need for Audi particularly.... I confess, the ST's did raise my interest at one point, but not sure if I could be seen to go 'backwards' to a Ford.... Brand snobbery getting the better of me...
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,237
Posted By IT
haha - Tempting. Trying to get away from the...

haha - Tempting. Trying to get away from the monthlies....

But seriously tempting concept. I reckon a b7 RS4 for a few, scratch the itch and I'd be ready to hand it back !!
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,237
Posted By IT
Again, great car - but the engines always break....

Again, great car - but the engines always break. Not if, but when. Front wings also rot.

B7 is quite expensive to buy, B6 is essentially same car with a few less new bits.

Would be tempted...
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,237
Posted By IT
Gee, I feel predictable ;-) - This isn't a done...

Gee, I feel predictable ;-) - This isn't a done deal, more of a lockdown wobble.

WBAC offered up 43K. The facebook forums had suggested they were offering strong money, and it isn't bad all things...
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,237
Posted By IT
S5 is nice, but cab didn't come in the 4.2...

S5 is nice, but cab didn't come in the 4.2 engine, only the oil-drinking 3.0 tfsi, which whines nicely with its supercharger, but i'd rather just have the old reliable 4.2 lump.

RS5 way too...
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,237
Posted By IT
Actually, TDi is something I would likely avoid. ...

Actually, TDi is something I would likely avoid.

The turbo lag, even after mapping, is so, well, laggy.

And when you're used to 100% torque from the start line in an EV, petrol is really the...
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,237
Posted By IT
Ooo. Don't get me started on E-bikes.... :tuttut:...

Ooo. Don't get me started on E-bikes.... :tuttut:

I do see their valid use for commuting longer distances on public roads, or maybe helping to synchronise fitness levels in a group so you can...
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,237
Posted By IT
i'm sure the M4 is lovely, but fiscally the...

i'm sure the M4 is lovely, but fiscally the opposite direction to what im looking at.

Never understood the need for rear wipers. I have door mirrors, and a rapid 0-60. What's been left behind me I...
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,357
Posted By IT
Eee, we're talking some time back here, when I...

Eee, we're talking some time back here, when I used to trawl the A2 forums in some geeky detail, so, no - no links saved. It sticks in my mind as unlike every other Audi of that era, the A2 was never...
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,237
Posted By IT
You could have a point.... +++ Another...

You could have a point.... +++


Another valid point....



No idea. I'm a sucker for a convertible. RS4 would be lovely, but still expensive to buy really. Looked at TT's again, but been...
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,237
Posted By IT
My Tesla is Awesome, but.......

... I'm bored and fancy a change.

This has been coming a while. I've recently reached out to a number folks I sold my nicer Audis to over the years, to see what was available for buy back. that...
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