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Forum: D3 - Everything Else 28th November 2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,053
Posted By mattylondon
The battery coding is showing null values at the...

The battery coding is showing null values at the start, but I would change them to zero's (coding is in HEX, therefore 30)
Current:
000001393135313035434654553330373338323831313138

Try:...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 3rd November 2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By mattylondon
At present there are only a few cars the old...

At present there are only a few cars the old Hex-usb+can doesn't fully support, and Paulrstaylor's Q7 is one of them. Also there was the odd task it couldn't do with UDS protocol modules, but still a...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 6th September 2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,911
Posted By mattylondon
When using ODIS engineering it gives a bit more...

When using ODIS engineering it gives a bit more info on the modules. I've attached a screen grab of a D3 Odis report where you can see the flash status of the ABS and a few others. Also there's no...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th September 2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,911
Posted By mattylondon
Hi Lee, The ABS, ESP 5.7 in the D3, isn't...

Hi Lee,

The ABS, ESP 5.7 in the D3, isn't flashable.
Forum: House and Home DIY 8th August 2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,806
Posted By mattylondon
I wouldn't worry too much and just relax. RC's...

I wouldn't worry too much and just relax. RC's that are on title deeds are common upon ex-local authority housing estates and developer built estates with the latter being another cash cow from the...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 29th June 2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,496
Posted By mattylondon
I've seen S8's without heated front screen, but I...

I've seen S8's without heated front screen, but I don't know what is what isn't standard.

Easier than moving the battery to see the module check the coding for 08 Auto HVAC

Heated front screen...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 28th June 2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,496
Posted By mattylondon
+1 what IT says. Agree that it's the routing of...

+1 what IT says. Agree that it's the routing of the cables properly.

The front heated screen module is a slave from the Climate Unit. It's located in the boot near the battery.

Module...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 26th June 2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,695
Posted By mattylondon
Multi-tronic is Audi's brand name for a CVT...

Multi-tronic is Audi's brand name for a CVT gearbox they developed. I guess the oil used will be slightly different from a regular Auto gear box.
Forum: Daily banter 23rd June 2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,087
Posted By mattylondon
Dear Ray, so sorry for you and your family's...

Dear Ray, so sorry for you and your family's loss. Wishing you peace and comfort at this time of sorrow.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th June 2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,344
Posted By mattylondon
Just a question about TPS, the one in Norwich are...

Just a question about TPS, the one in Norwich are going to close the Trade Cash Account so can't get any discount unless you're a bona fide garage with an account. They said it was a VW decision who...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th June 2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,344
Posted By mattylondon
I just checked the Bentley catalogue if any...

I just checked the Bentley catalogue if any difference in price... Nope still £152... such a rip off :tuttut:
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th June 2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,344
Posted By mattylondon
I bought a set of two steel pins similar to the...

I bought a set of two steel pins similar to the below on ebay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231466008055?

For anyone 'downgrading' to steels due to expensive ceramics you can use 2-piece 380mm...
Forum: Daily banter 19th June 2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,372
Posted By mattylondon
Wow, you're tickling it with over 2000Nm :eek: ...

Wow, you're tickling it with over 2000Nm :eek:

Yeah a cordless wouldn't have a hope at that job. I was intrigued while browsing Screwfix with the claims of 950Nm.
Forum: Daily banter 19th June 2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,372
Posted By mattylondon
Sorry to go off topic... Reason I ask is I'm...

Sorry to go off topic... Reason I ask is I'm thinking of replacing my impact wrench which is 500Nm for the cordless DeWalt, rated at 950Nm. Although a good breaker bar is cheaper.
Forum: Daily banter 19th June 2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By mattylondon
It did make the radio bulletins yesterday on...

It did make the radio bulletins yesterday on Radio 2.
Forum: Daily banter 19th June 2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,372
Posted By mattylondon
Let's put some numbers on this... 40kg force...

Let's put some numbers on this...

40kg force on the bar, which is 392 Newtons, on a 0.914m bar equates to 358 Nm

+++
Forum: Daily banter 19th June 2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,372
Posted By mattylondon
Nice work MJ. And again thanks for the photos,...

Nice work MJ. And again thanks for the photos, they give confidence to a home mechanic like myself.

What sort of torque did you need to remove the hub bolt?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 18th June 2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By mattylondon
How much do want them? ...

How much do want them?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323281804137?

Edit: Description said one has been welded. I'd avoid or offer something realistic.

I like them on the B5...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 15th June 2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,401
Posted By mattylondon
The A6 caliper is two wire, + and -, where as the...

The A6 caliper is two wire, + and -, where as the A8 has a hall sensor and 4 wires in total. I guess the motor inside could be identical. I which I kept my old EPB to open up but I returned it to get...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 14th June 2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,594
Posted By mattylondon
They will come apart but it won't work. The ACC...

They will come apart but it won't work. The ACC cluster has led's around the edge of the speed dial, where as your original S8 does not have these. Also the W12 speedo you have goes to 180mph, S8...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th June 2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,401
Posted By mattylondon
One of the tools in the boot lid is apparently...

One of the tools in the boot lid is apparently for emergency release of the EPB. Be careful with the widow maker jack. Disconnect the electrical connection before hand and get the AA to secure the...
Forum: Daily banter 14th June 2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,959
Posted By mattylondon
That looks clean! Credit to the previous owner.

That looks clean! Credit to the previous owner.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 7th June 2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,446
Posted By mattylondon
Admittedly the one in the advert has been...

Admittedly the one in the advert has been modified to 320bhp and carries a premium in their asking price. Quite rare now to find a nice clean example of the A6 2.7tt.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 7th June 2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,446
Posted By mattylondon
A6 2.7tt?? ...

A6 2.7tt??

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113037347726?

Not exactly a ladies colour, and I assume with £10k you're after something a little newer?
Forum: Daily banter 7th June 2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By mattylondon
:yippee: Nothing better than receiving a bit of...

:yippee: Nothing better than receiving a bit of good news!
Forum: Daily banter 7th June 2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By mattylondon
MOT Today

Well my 3.7 went in for it's MOT today. I've been sweating a bit because the MOT had ran out 2 weeks ago... About a month ago I was doing a pre MOT check and noticed the short brake line from the...
Forum: Owners Meets 7th June 2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,703
Posted By mattylondon
Going- 1. CTL 2. Architex_mA8tey 3. MJ 4....

Going-
1. CTL
2. Architex_mA8tey
3. MJ
4. Chris Simpson
5. Spanker
6. Tomas
7. David - Dei Vidas
8. Conquistador
9.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 6th June 2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,198
Posted By mattylondon
Oh yeah... Palm Beach, Florida :ROFL: ...

Oh yeah... Palm Beach, Florida :ROFL:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58R6bOMrk-g
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 6th June 2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,198
Posted By mattylondon
Car is UK supplied but is LHD, from the photo....

Car is UK supplied but is LHD, from the photo. Reg is R269HPN. Oil leak on the MOT since 2016. Does look nice in silver with the 18" wheels. +++
Forum: Daily banter 6th June 2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,372
Posted By mattylondon
Speechless :love:. It's stunning MJ +++

Speechless :love:. It's stunning MJ +++
Forum: D3 - Lights 31st May 2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,385
Posted By mattylondon
Oh yes, it does have to come off. There are two...

Oh yes, it does have to come off. There are two bolts that are not accessible (see attached). So wheels off, wheel liners out to access the bolts holding the bumper. Then the bumper near the bottom...
Forum: D3 - Lights 31st May 2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,385
Posted By mattylondon
I removed my headlights when I did the cambelt...

I removed my headlights when I did the cambelt and followed this guide.

https://www.audiworld.com/forums/a8-s8-d3-platform-discussion-60/d-i-y-timing-belt-replacement-2887533/
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 24th May 2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,810
Posted By mattylondon
Good to know. Thanks for the update +++

Good to know. Thanks for the update +++
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th May 2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 842
Posted By mattylondon
Caution with FrenKit caliper repair kit

A word of caution for the repair kit from FrenKit, item 242924. The kit is for the D3 twin pot front calipers on A8's with 360mm and 385mm discs, so V8's W12 and S8 with steels. Kit contains all the...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 4th May 2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,111
Posted By mattylondon
A missing TV tuner shouldn't affect it. The TV...

A missing TV tuner shouldn't affect it. The TV connects to the back-up cam module and it's this module that controls the switching between TV and parking signal. It's located in boot left side...
Forum: D4 - Fuel and Exhausts 2nd May 2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,129
Posted By mattylondon
Hi Glyn, Could you post a channel map and ad...

Hi Glyn,

Could you post a channel map and ad map for address 31 (engine other) with VCDS, I think there may be values in there.
Forum: House and Home DIY 2nd May 2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,813
Posted By mattylondon
Just needs a pub sign now. What you going to call...

Just needs a pub sign now. What you going to call it?

Scale looks something like 1:75??
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 1st May 2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,651
Posted By mattylondon
I would use A8Parts, I've always had great...

I would use A8Parts, I've always had great service from them, and wouldn't have a problem using a used good sensor.

There is this new Bosch sensor,

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302150530146?
...
Forum: Daily banter 30th April 2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By mattylondon
I have a set of summers. But how to get them to...

I have a set of summers. But how to get them to you?
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 30th April 2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,651
Posted By mattylondon
Wheel bearing?

Wheel bearing?
Forum: Owners Meets 30th April 2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,268
Posted By mattylondon
French Renaissance architecture, must be Dunrobin...

French Renaissance architecture, must be Dunrobin Castle +++
Forum: Daily banter 27th April 2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,403
Posted By mattylondon
Naturally insurance premiums are not on the...

Naturally insurance premiums are not on the consideration list when owning these cars, but it's great that they can be so low. And your price is amazing +++
Forum: Daily banter 27th April 2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,403
Posted By mattylondon
The one benefit of owning a 3.7

Got my insurance renewal quote today, £212.80 :D
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 25th April 2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,374
Posted By mattylondon
I can't help any further except that it's hidden...

I can't help any further except that it's hidden well! There's a part number for the trim piece called 'dash panel box', item 2 in the picture and that the cable is only 850mm.

Sorry can't be...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 25th April 2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,374
Posted By mattylondon
Just guessing, but hidden in the glove box like...

Just guessing, but hidden in the glove box like other 3G Audi's?

http://www.f-knaviexpert.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/mms_img15720075951.jpg
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 17th April 2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,334
Posted By mattylondon
Check out this open source project... early...

Check out this open source project... early project with only Honda and Toyota so far. Cool none the less. There's a bounty payment for a port to the B9 A4. +++

https://github.com/commaai/openpilot
Forum: Other marques 17th April 2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,601
Posted By mattylondon
My Dad moved from Audi to Skoda many years ago....

My Dad moved from Audi to Skoda many years ago. He's on his 4th now which is a '17 Octavia and you can still notice the difference in quality of materials used. His previous was the Superb and it was...
Forum: Daily banter 12th April 2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By mattylondon
She's also in a promo film. ...

She's also in a promo film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hw5evszrYY
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 12th April 2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,179
Posted By mattylondon
Hi Simon, I don't have first hand experience...

Hi Simon,

I don't have first hand experience removing anything on the boot, but I wondered if Del's rear camera install may help...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7596
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 12th April 2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,012
Posted By mattylondon
Furthermore, VCDS can extract history from the...

Furthermore, VCDS can extract history from the BEM module and additionally VCDSToolbox (http://www.netech.dk/downloaduk/4-ukdownload/15-vcdsscan) can be used to read the data file. You get more...
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