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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 11th June 2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,939
Posted By IT
I've changed your thread title +++ Rather...

I've changed your thread title +++

Rather than dilute this Sale, Start a new thread in the 4M section and I'll happily chat 4M buying advice +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 11th June 2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,939
Posted By IT
Yes, this does seem to have knocked the values of...

Yes, this does seem to have knocked the values of quite a few of the older Audi Diesels..... Q7's are suffering too as most of the older shape are the 3.0 Tdi also....

I sold my Petrol Q7 a few...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th June 2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By IT
Its all a data bus for the multifunction wheels....

Its all a data bus for the multifunction wheels. Paddles, heating control, illumination and buttons all travel down a single data bus usually.

Only the horn and airbag have dedicated wires in the...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th June 2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By IT
As far as i'm aware, there are no heated flat...

As far as i'm aware, there are no heated flat bottom wheels....

Every brochure, even for modern cars, you can opt for flat bottom _or_ heated but never both.....
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 29th May 2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By IT
Hmmm.... Can you PM me a location and the...

Hmmm....

Can you PM me a location and the full reg ?....

I'm shopping at the mo, but can't decide on what for.... ;)
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,991
Posted By IT
Me too.... I was surprised, but it clearly has...

Me too.... I was surprised, but it clearly has autodim rear view, but door mirrors are heated/fold/electric but no dimming.....

The 3.7 is a funny one though for spec. Sometimes we get a bit...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,991
Posted By IT
Hang on. Why are you personally dealing...

Hang on.

Why are you personally dealing directly with the third party, covea... ?

I would expect that either your insurance company (preferable) would be doing it, or worst case, you hand it...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,991
Posted By IT
Sounds a pricey scrap value that..... I also...

Sounds a pricey scrap value that.....

I also can't imagine that their first offer is their best offer.

Also, on that 3.7 - It looks it came factory with no dimming door mirror glass.

Factory...
Forum: D2 - Interior 13th May 2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By IT
We've done it in the past, but just swapped out...

We've done it in the past, but just swapped out the whole upper frames.

If you can get the guides separate, remove yours, and refit them perfectly, then you could do just the guides etc I guess...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 13th May 2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By IT
The 4.2 Tdi is twin turbo, and loves a remap. ...

The 4.2 Tdi is twin turbo, and loves a remap.

Post remap it should be chewing at the rear tyres to break loose coming out of junctions.

if it doesn't, its possibly not mapped, or not mapped...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 12th May 2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,991
Posted By IT
The 4.2 is a high gear - ~2000rpm on motorway vs...

The 4.2 is a high gear - ~2000rpm on motorway vs ~3000rpm on S8 from memory, can't comment on 3.7 as don't think I've ever had one.

4.2 A8 is thus notably more economical, whilst not really...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 7th May 2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,991
Posted By IT
Gutted for you. So much time and effort has gone...

Gutted for you. So much time and effort has gone into that car.

I echo Andrews thoughts re you should let the insurance company know as soon as possible.

Sadly, I think it will come to be a...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 17th April 2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,355
Posted By IT
After a decade of refereeing classifieds I would...

After a decade of refereeing classifieds I would like to expand further on this.


Every listing should have the following:


Multiple Photos, uploaded here or linked is fine.
MOT / Service...
Forum: Daily banter 17th April 2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By IT
I have also looked at R8's. Briefly. The...

I have also looked at R8's. Briefly.

The problem is, they are, well. Slow really......

The V8 is dreadful and whilst the V10 is quicker, its still very linear and dull.... Give me the cheaper,...
Forum: Daily banter 16th April 2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By IT
Haha, don't think i've not considered it - I even...

Haha, don't think i've not considered it - I even looked at C5's.

But I've had 2 C6 RS6's and they are mind blowing machines, but unless you can buy one that you know and trust has had all or most...
Forum: Daily banter 16th April 2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By IT
Hmmmmmmmmmm. That is mildly more...

Hmmmmmmmmmm.

That is mildly more interesting.

I was looking at 4.2 C6's last night. Didn't realise they did an allroad version.

Would love an S6, but I've had very bad look with the V10's in...
Forum: Daily banter 15th April 2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By IT
When I saw a reply from Dezzy, I was picturing a...

When I saw a reply from Dezzy, I was picturing a fire engine, or a tank, or maybe something from the 60's. Or possibly, all 3. But didn't see an Abarth coming.

Very cute - I sat in one at a...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 15th April 2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By IT
At least my reply had a bit of sugar coating on...

At least my reply had a bit of sugar coating on it....... +++

Worst seats ever made is a touch harsh, but they do scream 'low spec' whenever you see them sadly.
Forum: Daily banter 15th April 2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By IT
Hmmm. Interesting. I had a C6 with air...

Hmmm. Interesting.

I had a C6 with air suspension once....

It combined the lower quality interior of the A6, with the wobbly air suspension of the D3...... It was super, ridiculously...
Forum: Daily banter 15th April 2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 787
Posted By IT
This is a weird feeling......

The Q7 left this morning, and I have a deposit down on the S5, which means where I normally have umpteen cars to choose from and then need to move some on, I seem to have dried up and now me and the...
Forum: Daily banter 15th April 2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,008
Posted By IT
Great work as usual, and an excellent write up. ...

Great work as usual, and an excellent write up.

Are you still squeezing all this in part time round your day job ?.. If so the mind boggles as to when you actually sleep... !!
Forum: Daily banter 15th April 2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 632
Posted By IT
The 4.0 tri turbo engine is a corker by all...

The 4.0 tri turbo engine is a corker by all accounts......

I can see how diesel works in the bigger SQ7 and the SQ5.

But the old 4.0 Tfsi in the S6/S7 just gone was a great engine. Really...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 14th April 2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By IT
Ebay does have some tat, but the search is very...

Ebay does have some tat, but the search is very powerful.

e.g.

Audi A4 (cabriolet, convertible, cab, roadster) quattro -tdi -manual

Would give you all the A4 quattro convertibles, but not...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 14th April 2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By IT
D3's all got 3G MMI in ~2009 when it was...

D3's all got 3G MMI in ~2009 when it was released, but the D3 ended in 2010 so the majority of D3's are older, and have 2G MMI.

Its a bit prettier, with a higher res screen, and has guaranteed SD...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 14th April 2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By IT
Feels pricey to me. I can't see any options...

Feels pricey to me.

I can't see any options on it, and its a non sport 3.0 TDi so you'll probably struggle to get noticed unless the price is attractive.

Ideally, you want to be pitching it...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd April 2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By IT
I've done both..... They are two different...

I've done both.....

They are two different entities, as you have mentioned.

D4:

Pros: Fantastic tech, and build quality out of this world. Makes a D3 look very basic in comparison. Very...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 1st April 2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,099
Posted By IT
I think 6K is still going to struggle to raise...

I think 6K is still going to struggle to raise interest if I'm honest.

Its the top tax disc, a rather safe colour combo and its an SE rather than the more desirable Sport.

It has a scuff to the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 25th March 2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By IT
Thanks Neil. +++

Thanks Neil. +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th March 2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,099
Posted By IT
Dam it... If it gets much cheaper I'll...

Dam it...

If it gets much cheaper I'll *have* to buy it back and have it as a 'cheap' runaround lol.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th March 2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,099
Posted By IT
Well, that's the finishing auction price. Nothing...

Well, that's the finishing auction price. Nothing to say its been paid for or collected at that.

Winning bidder bid multiple times in the last minute unchallenged, which means they either really...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 15th March 2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,154
Posted By IT
Soooo..... er, what am I doing with this thread...

Soooo..... er, what am I doing with this thread now then ?.... +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 12th March 2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,099
Posted By IT
Closest comparison is Mine and Ollies old car,...

Closest comparison is Mine and Ollies old car, also with B&O, ACC, sunroof.

But also a sport, cheap tax disc, known forum history (mostly), fridge, and yes a scrape at the rear - but last i saw...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 3rd March 2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By IT
I wondered about this when I read about the...

I wondered about this when I read about the issue.....

I guess time will tell. Not sure if the motor manufacturers will bother with such old kit ?

Or more to the point, if it breaks, I can't...
Forum: House and Home DIY 3rd March 2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By IT
Yes, Its all pretty simple. In your...

Yes,

Its all pretty simple.

In your case you need 3 relay outputs, 1 for the pump, 1 for ho****er, and 1 for heating. Your two inputs are time and the output status of the themostat.

The...
Forum: Other marques 21st February 2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By IT
10 years back I had an 03 plate 2.8 V6 passat....

10 years back I had an 03 plate 2.8 V6 passat. Every option on it, right down to pop up rear child seats out of the seat squab....

But, also had LPG conversion from new, and had the W8 quad...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 14th February 2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,060
Posted By IT
My S5 and Q7 are both on the next gen from 3G+,...

My S5 and Q7 are both on the next gen from 3G+, but even that is now 4 years old - so the new C8 (A6) for example and D5 (A8) are on the next gen again i think !

I hate to say it, but its become...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 13th February 2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,060
Posted By IT
3G isn't really that great an upgrade over...

3G isn't really that great an upgrade over 2G..... Its higher rez, has the jukebox hard drive for media, HDD based maps (which are a bit trickier to update).

3G+ gives proper 7 digit postcode...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 13th February 2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,060
Posted By IT
That setup was out of a Q7 - The Q7 ran 3G plus...

That setup was out of a Q7 - The Q7 ran 3G plus up until 2015, which makes the parts a bit more available, and the Q7 ran 3G+ without a touchpad (unlike the D4) so again, easier to port across I...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 8th February 2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,482
Posted By IT
Low fluid would have been my guess too.... ...

Low fluid would have been my guess too....

It might be above minimum, but if you set off in a rapid enough fashion, the fluid could slosh back and register low. I've definitely had this on a D2 S8...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th February 2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By IT
I've seen red prefacelift, and exclusive has been...

I've seen red prefacelift, and exclusive has been an option since at least 1997 if not earlier, so I don't doubt Red was available, but rare as hens teeth to say the least.....
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th February 2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By IT
Red is rare indeed - but if you paint it, you can...

Red is rare indeed - but if you paint it, you can have any colour you like....

Build spec says its LZ6H, Highland green metallic.... and I can defo see some overspray of red paint on at least 1...
Forum: Daily banter 5th February 2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By IT
I ended up going with LV multicar. It was...

I ended up going with LV multicar. It was staggeringly cheap compared to the others, handled modified cars, business cover etc with ease.

Really great customer service too.

Cannot fault...
Forum: Daily banter 31st January 2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 938
Posted By IT
I considered that, but the interior looks...

I considered that, but the interior looks facelift too...... Makes it far less likely.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 23rd January 2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By IT
Good point, totally missed that ! - Its a whisker...

Good point, totally missed that ! - Its a whisker over 18K on the clock.... +++

And yes - The photos on here are from Autocar. Its currently on Autotrader with real photos:

S5 on Autotrader...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 23rd January 2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By IT
The whole thing is witchcraft in all honesty.......

The whole thing is witchcraft in all honesty.... The best bit about it though, my some margin, is the engine. I will always have the C6 RS6 V10 engine up there as a favourite just because of the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st January 2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By IT
Mega Spec Audi S5 Coupe For Sale - 33K

https://www.autocar.co.uk/sites/autocar.co.uk/files/styles/gallery_slide/public/audi-s5.jpg?itok=Rzuh20U-

Yes, that didn't last long, but then my cars never do, do they ?

This one, is actually...
Forum: Daily banter 17th January 2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By IT
4.2 Tdi all the way.... It is a V8. It has...

4.2 Tdi all the way....

It is a V8. It has twin turbos. It doesn't even sound like a diesel. It purrs.

And with a remap, the back end gets a bit loose, and it'll keep up with a 6.0 W12 easy...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 12th January 2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,564
Posted By IT
There is a lot of cloning goes on sadly, and if...

There is a lot of cloning goes on sadly, and if you have a blue Audi A8 D2 and its (a) not insured or (b) not taxed or (c) no MOT or (d) nicked then the easiest thing to do is simply remove the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 12th January 2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,770
Posted By IT
To add my two penneth. Spec, condition and...

To add my two penneth.

Spec, condition and history are important, but I've found mileage seems to be the big deciding factor on the D2's.

Based on a conservative 10k / year, your youngest 2002...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 4th December 2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,503
Posted By IT
Agreed, I also had a wheel bearing whining on a...

Agreed, I also had a wheel bearing whining on a 2003.....
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