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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 25th May 2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,293
Posted By Norretal
Hello stranger, welcome back +++

Hello stranger, welcome back +++
Forum: Daily banter 5th April 2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By Norretal
And as a true Yorkshireman you'll still not be...

And as a true Yorkshireman you'll still not be happy :ROFL:


Well done mate, it's always satisfying when you achieve your aims for minimal cost. I was quoted 1200 for a replacement headlight for...
Forum: Daily banter 20th March 2020, 04:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By Norretal
I had a D2 Sport with Recaros for years, loved...

I had a D2 Sport with Recaros for years, loved those seats and drove for hours without discomfort

My D3 seats are as good, if not better. Certainly more adjustability so can be fine tuned to the...
Forum: Daily banter 28th February 2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By Norretal
What a result!! 👏👏 If I ever need a...

What a result!! 👏👏

If I ever need a replacement rack on mine I'm heading down to Leeds ;)
Forum: Spotless 22nd February 2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,323
Posted By Norretal
Meguiars Deal

I called into Halfords this morning for some Bosch wiper blades for the TT and saw a promotion near the tills. A branded wash bucket, grit guard, wool wash mitt, a bottle of wheel cleaner and a...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd February 2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,596
Posted By Norretal
That's correct, if the fuse blows or the...

That's correct, if the fuse blows or the compressor isn't functioning the "lift" option greys out. I suspect that because the front suspension is bottomed out the rest of the options have followed...
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,956
Posted By Norretal
You own my dream car Arek, I've always admired...

You own my dream car Arek, I've always admired that S8 :love:

So glad you're getting it sorted bit by bit, they're an expensive beast but the enjoyment from driving them makes it worthwhile. Those...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 16th February 2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By Norretal
That's how my suspicions started, thought it was...

That's how my suspicions started, thought it was the PAS pump and then realised it wasn't when it got worse and I researched it.

Get it replaced before it gets worse, it's not an expensive job +++
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 14th February 2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By Norretal
Secondary Air Pump

I had a trawl through the forum to see if anyone had experienced the same problem I'd been having and found very little, so I thought I'd share my findings which may benefit someone else in future.
...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 14th February 2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By Norretal
Missed another one, I'm never on the forum at the...

Missed another one, I'm never on the forum at the right time...:(

The longer I own a D3 the more I think this would be a wise investment
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th February 2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,947
Posted By Norretal
That's a stunning S8, I've always liked that car....

That's a stunning S8, I've always liked that car. Are those grey 20" FE's Neil?

Your D2 is also exceptional though I still prefer it fitted with the Kahn alloys, I think they suited the body...
Forum: Daily banter 10th February 2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,456
Posted By Norretal
Do you feel an affinity with him Rob? :ROFL:

Do you feel an affinity with him Rob? :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 29th January 2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By Norretal
I've seen Del and Marcin share information and...

I've seen Del and Marcin share information and photos but I haven't spotted anything about this particular hose, which is on the pump side, goes to the rack, and is the opposite side of the engine to...
Forum: Daily banter 29th January 2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By Norretal
I know the feeling fella, it's one thing after...

I know the feeling fella, it's one thing after another with these big A8's. I've just had a load of bother with my compressor, finally get that sorted, a power steering hose bursts and is a major job...
Forum: Owners Meets 25th January 2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,064
Posted By Norretal
I might not be able to attend the whole event but...

I might not be able to attend the whole event but I'll definitely try to get up for the Saturday and say hello
Forum: Daily banter 19th January 2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,302
Posted By Norretal
They obviously don't realise you're a Yorkshire...

They obviously don't realise you're a Yorkshire man :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 15th January 2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,249
Posted By Norretal
Take a look at MJ's series of "What's in the...

Take a look at MJ's series of "What's in the workshop this week?" threads on this forum, hours of fascinating reading about D2 overhauls, engineering feats, and engine bay cleaning demonstrations,...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 15th January 2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,596
Posted By Norretal
It would definitely make it a more attractive...

It would definitely make it a more attractive proposition to anyone whose contemplating buying one as the "original look" is what makes them so appealing, alongside the V10 of course. You would get...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 14th January 2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,532
Posted By Norretal
No problem fella, it's great to share information...

No problem fella, it's great to share information and prompt discussions +++
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 14th January 2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,532
Posted By Norretal
:ROFL::ROFL: Let me know if your cunning...

:ROFL::ROFL:

Let me know if your cunning plan works +++
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 14th January 2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,532
Posted By Norretal
It's not OEM due to the age of the car, but I...

It's not OEM due to the age of the car, but I knew that, I'm just glad to have an unmarked screen. The one just removed wasn't the original so that probably wasn't OEM either. It was an interesting...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 12th January 2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,532
Posted By Norretal
I know that feeling

I know that feeling
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 12th January 2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,532
Posted By Norretal
Windscreen Renewal

I decided to have my windscreen replaced last week as there were a couple of chips directly in my field of vision while driving, which annoyed me.

I rang my insurance company on Tuesday, arranged...
Forum: Daily banter 10th January 2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,644
Posted By Norretal
Congratulations Jim, that looks lovely, it really...

Congratulations Jim, that looks lovely, it really stands out +++

I wasn't a fan of the TT until SWMBO got herself a TT roadster last March. It's only a 2.0 TDi but what a lot of fun to drive, and...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd December 2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By Norretal
Multiple arrests in Stockton today after some...

Multiple arrests in Stockton today after some "shooting incidents", Dezzy. Don't let that worry you mate, it's not routine type behaviour in that area.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 22nd November 2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,208
Posted By Norretal
I couldn't agree more, it's a ticking time bomb....

I couldn't agree more, it's a ticking time bomb. Mine had two flaps lying over the inlets and I reckon one last drive with the EML light on would have seen the engine a write-off. Peace of mind for a...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd November 2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,527
Posted By Norretal
Congratulations Brian, an already very impressive...

Congratulations Brian, an already very impressive drive has been further enhanced :love:
Forum: Daily banter 21st November 2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,076
Posted By Norretal
I agree, to "poorman'sS8" because it will surely...

I agree, to "poorman'sS8" because it will surely soon be so :ROFL:

Congratulations on the upgrade, I'm sure you'll enjoy it +++
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 14th November 2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,563
Posted By Norretal
This thread has all of the information you need...

This thread has all of the information you need about the D3 fan jet upgrade dangerdred +++
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 26th October 2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,658
Posted By Norretal
Look into North East Tyre Services based in...

Look into North East Tyre Services based in Spennymoor, they cover a 30 mile radius and I suspect you're further north than Redcar these days?

Good luck +++
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 26th October 2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,658
Posted By Norretal
And the award for "Unluckiest Forum Member" goes...

And the award for "Unluckiest Forum Member" goes to...

Are you EVER going to experience the joy of owning an 8 without it going drastically wrong at some point?!? :(

Hope it's a minor...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 25th October 2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,537
Posted By Norretal
You tinker...:ROFL: :ROFL:

You tinker...:ROFL: :ROFL:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th October 2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,395
Posted By Norretal
The clue is in the location, mate ;) I can...

The clue is in the location, mate ;)

I can vouch for you being a man of your word though, I'll join the hunt +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th October 2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,104
Posted By Norretal
Congratulations on ending your search and finding...

Congratulations on ending your search and finding a suitable A8, here's to an enjoyable ownership +++

He's a great bloke is Paul, we never did trade a car between us but we've kept in touch for...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th October 2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,425
Posted By Norretal
...although rather ignorant ;) You must be...

...although rather ignorant ;)

You must be living in God's county now, Paul? +++
Forum: Daily banter 10th October 2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,535
Posted By Norretal
Pretty much sums it up mate :ROFL:

Pretty much sums it up mate :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 10th October 2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,535
Posted By Norretal
I get that sort of response too MJ, always makes...

I get that sort of response too MJ, always makes me laugh, conversation usually along the lines of:

"What's that then, a 3 litre?"

"No, it's a 5.2 litre V10"

"Oh, I bet that's thirsty??"
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th October 2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,425
Posted By Norretal
Well I asked late last night if it was still...

Well I asked late last night if it was still available, received a simple "Yes" this morning.

I asked his location as I already have a D3 but would like the opportunity to view the car on behalf...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th October 2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,425
Posted By Norretal
That's not far from me mate, I've sent the seller...

That's not far from me mate, I've sent the seller a message asking if it's still available.

If it is I'll go and give it a once over if you like?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 7th October 2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,395
Posted By Norretal
Those stretched tyres and rusty discs would send...

Those stretched tyres and rusty discs would send me away screaming...:tuttut:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 7th October 2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,395
Posted By Norretal
Good evening Paul, I think you'll like the D3, I...

Good evening Paul, I think you'll like the D3, I know I enjoyed the step from D2 to D3 motoring :cool:

The V6 is great, always enjoyed driving the A4 with that power plant, and the D3 variant...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 27th September 2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,588
Posted By Norretal
The pic of her standing in the street is a better...

The pic of her standing in the street is a better pic for showing her elegance and lovely shoes than the one in your sig, Jonny ;)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 3rd September 2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,269
Posted By Norretal
Welcome to the forum Wayne, I hope you find the...

Welcome to the forum Wayne, I hope you find the car you're looking for.

There's was a 2006 4.2 TDi for sale a while back, Duff3103 was selling his back end of July. His post hasn't been updated...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 28th August 2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,104
Posted By Norretal
Bit harsh that mind Dezzy, I remember you asking...

Bit harsh that mind Dezzy, I remember you asking advice (on somewhere to eat, if I remember rightly?) but truth is there aren't many forum members in this area. Paul and I know each other well due to...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 11th August 2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,943
Posted By Norretal
My previous phone (Galaxy S6) connected fine with...

My previous phone (Galaxy S6) connected fine with my D3 but my current Galaxy S9 won't for some reason.

I don't often use the phone whilst driving so haven't bothered investigating further.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 8th June 2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,559
Posted By Norretal
Nice work Chip, your mods are inspiring me +++

Nice work Chip, your mods are inspiring me +++
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 7th June 2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,926
Posted By Norretal
Just bought a set of hubcentric spacers on eBay...

Just bought a set of hubcentric spacers on eBay for 85, longer bolts and locking wheel bolts included +++
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 3rd June 2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,941
Posted By Norretal
We get enough up here Ray, I don't need to...

We get enough up here Ray, I don't need to relocate :)
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 3rd June 2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,941
Posted By Norretal
I did, it didn't :ROFL:

I did, it didn't :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 2nd June 2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,941
Posted By Norretal
Soft close oddity

My soft close function hasn't worked on the two front doors since I bought her over five years ago. I washed her Friday afternoon and got a shock when the near side door closed itself. I tried it a...
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