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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 31st May 2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By ulfilias
Hmmm....Where abouts. I keep tempting myself with...

Hmmm....Where abouts. I keep tempting myself with a D3 S8 and have been considering for 3 years since getting my 4.2 Sport A8 and still missing my D2
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 23rd May 2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 81,065
Posted By ulfilias
Yeah....I've a couple of S7's and an S9. So...

Yeah....I've a couple of S7's and an S9. So wished i'd sold them on early last year!!! The 4x GTX rig actually became the more interesting in coin grabbing and got me back playing with linux and was...
Forum: Daily banter 20th May 2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By ulfilias
And I know which i'd prefer just as a daily...

And I know which i'd prefer just as a daily driver too. It may not be the ultimate drag strip challenger, but it's fast, comfy and pure class!
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 20th May 2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By ulfilias
Can't say i'm keen on FM transmitters, they may...

Can't say i'm keen on FM transmitters, they may have come on, but I often found them tricky to keep working whilst driving, particularly round London which has quite congested FM usage and you'd end...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th May 2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By ulfilias
16K *Cough* Ouch.....Depends how much...

16K

*Cough*

Ouch.....Depends how much they've investigated though!

Can't say i'd be rushing to pay big money for it though. 85500 miles is the only thing really going for it. The spec...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th May 2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By ulfilias
Piston Slap from engine rattle....Thought that...

Piston Slap from engine rattle....Thought that was usually timing chain, than bottom end?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 2nd May 2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By ulfilias
I believe my A8 D3 PF 4.2 petrol is fine once...

I believe my A8 D3 PF 4.2 petrol is fine once registered with an LPG conversion.....certainly looking it's reg up, it was free :D

Don't know if the TFTI ones can be LPG'd but certainly the older...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 2nd May 2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By ulfilias
I agree with MJ keep it full and a jerry can in...

I agree with MJ keep it full and a jerry can in the boot!

Second hand value will be irritatingly low. You can get a reasonable runner for a few grand and most people like stock too.

With a...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th April 2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,355
Posted By ulfilias
We need a like button! *Applauds*

We need a like button!
*Applauds*
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 15th April 2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By ulfilias
I've been loosely looking for a while. My PF D3...

I've been loosely looking for a while. My PF D3 is at ~177k and whilst a good buy for me at the the time, I've always missed my D2 S8 despite on paper the 4.2 D3 being about as quick it's never felt...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 2nd April 2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By ulfilias
Doesn't look to be on their normal sales site, so...

Doesn't look to be on their normal sales site, so definitely part exchange and not what they normally sell!

I do miss my old S8 and that's reasonable money. Not silly distance, though also not...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 27th March 2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,099
Posted By ulfilias
That finished at 5,750.00 - Wonder if it...

That finished at 5,750.00 - Wonder if it actually sold for that
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 22nd March 2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 81,065
Posted By ulfilias
Dunno About you guys, but i've now got a load of...

Dunno About you guys, but i've now got a load of bitmain coupons $340, $250, $160 & $65 - No idea quite what to do with them....They seem to expire the end of the month, but I've not turned any of my...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th March 2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,099
Posted By ulfilias
Relisted due to time waster....Hmm! Still a...

Relisted due to time waster....Hmm!

Still a shame about the interior, I love the spec but that's a hard nope from me!

I'm always curious about these kind of auctions....I've bought cars off...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th March 2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,099
Posted By ulfilias
That one went to 6.5K last time and didn't hit...

That one went to 6.5K last time and didn't hit reserve. Personally if I was the seller i'd have bitten the highest bidders hand off!!!
It then went up at 7k and obviously didn't do much......I'd...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd February 2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,446
Posted By ulfilias
HAHA. Yeah. Pleiades developed ways to repair the...

HAHA. Yeah. Pleiades developed ways to repair the suspension spheres. Think they're used on more than just Citroen's these days.
...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th February 2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,446
Posted By ulfilias
It was TPS that my local mechanic guy got a quote...

It was TPS that my local mechanic guy got a quote from. I didn't check it, or Audi direct. Maybe the price has rocketed, maybe low stock, maybe something else?





Irritatingly I broke a rib...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 19th February 2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,446
Posted By ulfilias
You could sleeve it, but it would have to be...

You could sleeve it, but it would have to be close fitting to make much difference and how much difference it would make is another question.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th February 2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,446
Posted By ulfilias
The pipe has two metal ends. One has a knut, the...

The pipe has two metal ends. One has a knut, the other a banjo bolt type loop. The hydraulic pipe is crimped onto these ends. It's not far removed from agricultural type stuff. Assuming someone has...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th February 2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,446
Posted By ulfilias
Hi There, By the looks of it, it's something...

Hi There,

By the looks of it, it's something that can happen in a hydraulic power steering situation. I had topped the power steering fluid up because it had gotten low, though that was a few...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th February 2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,446
Posted By ulfilias
Power steering burst!

Hi There,

All go with the car at the moment!
Yesterday i was heading into work, just off the motorway and on a back road that parallels the A1, noticed a smell and dark smoke!!!
Pulled into a...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 7th February 2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By ulfilias
I had a D2 and yeah those fog light grills were a...

I had a D2 and yeah those fog light grills were a nightmare! The D3 ones are far more secure in normal day to day running and I recall despite cable ties my D2 ones going in a car park :(

I'm...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 6th February 2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By ulfilias
Hi Guys, Thanks for that. I just popped...

Hi Guys,

Thanks for that.

I just popped the drivers side fog light thing off, with rather too much ease - 4E0 807 682 C

Doing an ebay search

Pair for 28 - Slight difference in the...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 5th February 2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By ulfilias
D3 PF - under tray, wheel liner and bits

Hi There,

On Sunday i went to the MK Ikea. Parked up, shopped, got back, pulled out and found the kerb that i'd parked the front end over was just a bit too tall. Guessing the suspension had...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 26th November 2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,592
Posted By ulfilias
Good price. 19" here or i'd be tempted. ...

Good price. 19" here or i'd be tempted.

Really like the Uniroyal Rainsports for 19"s though, for price, durability and if you are ever going to have issues in the UK, it's likely to be wet!
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 26th November 2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 81,065
Posted By ulfilias
When the bottom falls out of the market and...

When the bottom falls out of the market and you're waiting for things to get stable again and the bottom falls out again!!!

Not quite sure what the cause of the latest crash is, but damn!

I'd...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 24th October 2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,050
Posted By ulfilias
Did a reasonable trip at the weekend (Watford,...

Did a reasonable trip at the weekend (Watford, Harry Potter!) and running around to and from work and then topped up this morning. About 200 miles for 42l, which is 20ish a gallon.

Petrol is 1.35...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 24th October 2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 81,065
Posted By ulfilias
Is that the Brains of Antminers own?? I'm...

Is that the Brains of Antminers own??

I'm getting tempted to turn on the S9. The office could use some heating and I could replace my older S7 with it and get back in the game - I've held all i...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 22nd October 2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 81,065
Posted By ulfilias
Indeed.......Any stats on how it performs against...

Indeed.......Any stats on how it performs against the stock set-up?
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 22nd October 2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,050
Posted By ulfilias
It's a single vapouriser. They usually are...

It's a single vapouriser. They usually are because cost and I don't exactly feel this was a "premium" installation anyway!

I've slowly kept chiseling away at things, but finding time, inclination...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 18th October 2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,050
Posted By ulfilias
Following up......The "new" vaporiser wasn't...

Following up......The "new" vaporiser wasn't getting particularly warm. We investigated, tried bleeding as we may have got an airlock. NOPE, no coolant at all. We tried a rod down the hose, but...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 9th October 2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,050
Posted By ulfilias
Been playing with this AGAIN So a friend of...

Been playing with this AGAIN

So a friend of mine has done some LPG installations and I've ran it past him a few times. Also a qualified electrician so we've checked quite a bit of stuff. There was...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 27th September 2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,927
Posted By ulfilias
Carista is basic, but uses a cheap dongle you may...

Carista is basic, but uses a cheap dongle you may have for other things (i did). You can download and test the app without buying it and see what you can do on your car with it. It's simple, limited...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 6th September 2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,911
Posted By ulfilias
Ah. DAMN. Was pondering going down the rabbit...

Ah. DAMN. Was pondering going down the rabbit hole with the various Chinese versions of VAS as I've always wondered what quite you could do with it!

There *MUST* be a way to reset it, as reading...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th September 2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,911
Posted By ulfilias
Really.....Could have sworn i'd read about the...

Really.....Could have sworn i'd read about the dealers updating the software on it ??? Am guessing that it's beyond the normal software and into VAS5054 / ODIS etc
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 5th September 2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,927
Posted By ulfilias
Hi There, Was just searching the net in...

Hi There,

Was just searching the net in regards to a Bosch ABS module flashing and came across someone recommending Carista - It's an app on Android and iPhone

Has a week 8.99 paid thing or...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th September 2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,911
Posted By ulfilias
Well....Whilst it didn't take much in the way of...

Well....Whilst it didn't take much in the way of brake fluid, I've not had the flash occur since, so I think it was fluid!

I've just had a bit of a play with the ABS with VCDS and an old version...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 3rd September 2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 81,065
Posted By ulfilias
Hi There, I'll go with disappointing. They...

Hi There,

I'll go with disappointing. They had so much potential at the beginning of the year. With the slight rise recently I've probably about a grand of crypto for an investment of 3-4 with the...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 31st August 2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,055
Posted By ulfilias
Hey Andy....It's not this one, is it ??? ...

Hey Andy....It's not this one, is it ???

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=14195

Lee
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th August 2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,911
Posted By ulfilias
Hi There, Could be. I went to check but...

Hi There,

Could be. I went to check but found my stash was out. Bottle of fluid due today!
I'm still curious about resetting the module though as it seems to be working and doing all the...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 28th August 2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,911
Posted By ulfilias
Hi There, Did anyone find a solution ??? ...

Hi There,

Did anyone find a solution ???

I've got this too....Brakes work fine and always have done. The ESP button I don't think works though I've never really seen the need to use it (I did...
Forum: Daily banter 25th July 2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By ulfilias
HPsauce - Oh wow. Parade lap. Very cool. Would...

HPsauce - Oh wow. Parade lap. Very cool. Would love to go round the track!
Forum: Daily banter 23rd July 2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By ulfilias
I had heard that the heat made Friday a touch...

I had heard that the heat made Friday a touch quiet.

I think the emails I've got are touting it to have been the best attended overall, but i've little to personally to compare with, apart from...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd July 2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By ulfilias
Soooo....a not a sucky pump machine for $21K then...

Soooo....a not a sucky pump machine for $21K then :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 23rd July 2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By ulfilias
Silverstone Classic

Hi There,

Went along to this on the Saturday and it was epic fun! A friend recommended it last year after we did Goodwood Revival.

It was much more laid back, much bigger place and as such...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 2nd July 2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,951
Posted By ulfilias
Glad it's sold. Looks lovely and very tempting....

Glad it's sold. Looks lovely and very tempting. Even when you're realistically looking at cars half that cost, but technically could afford it :ROFL:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 11th June 2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,023
Posted By ulfilias
Hi There, I've been looking at D3 S8's...

Hi There,

I've been looking at D3 S8's recently and they're 8-13K as a ball park figure. The spec would probably put it at the latter end. May a grand or two higher due to mileage. They are an...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 5th June 2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 81,065
Posted By ulfilias
Got a post this morning about BITMAIN. Looks like...

Got a post this morning about BITMAIN. Looks like they are offloading a *LOT* of their S9's, for quite a reasonable price. Probably because they're down on efficiency and not earning their...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 25th April 2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 81,065
Posted By ulfilias
$2453 for May....Got approx ~400 in BCH Hmm ...

$2453 for May....Got approx ~400 in BCH Hmm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ09Z_pQWgQ

Interesting views
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 19th April 2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 81,065
Posted By ulfilias
Damn Heatwave.....I'm mining less as I can only...

Damn Heatwave.....I'm mining less as I can only run the S7's when i'm not in my office or at home, so two machines effectively one output. The S9 in the garage is fine and pretty out of the way!
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