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Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,012
Posted By Goran
Wow that is impressive! And there I was worrying...

Wow that is impressive! And there I was worrying how I would fit in the dashboard into a 8 :)
That's great advice, I'll drive over there and select a dash and drive it back myself. I would be too...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,012
Posted By Goran
Sorry I saw it later on in the dash weighing...

Sorry I saw it later on in the dash weighing picture +++
19kg that's kind of a relief, I was worried it would be heavier. Still not easy to handle, I'm not looking forward to that.

Thanks for...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,012
Posted By Goran
:ROFL: That's similar to mine. I still keep...

:ROFL: That's similar to mine. I still keep wondering, who the hell options an S8 with self-levelling suspension, manual gearbox and no Bose????
And may I add no towing bar???
mental!
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,012
Posted By Goran
:ROFL: Brilliant! Heroic effort again! ...

:ROFL:
Brilliant!

Heroic effort again!

This is music to my eyes! I desperately want to do a colour change to black. I am so happy to hear that it was easy to remove the dash in the end.
I...
Forum: Other marques 17th May 2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By Goran
Thanks! Makes sense why I am not seeing any of...

Thanks! Makes sense why I am not seeing any of those for sale.
I was hoping to get the newest one possible and avoid the N53 engine. Looks like I'll just have to risk it. Hopefully it will be ok....
Forum: Other marques 15th May 2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By Goran
BMW 323i & 328i not for UK?

BMW, I know, I apologise in advance :ROFL:

I'm hoping someone on here is a BMW guru, to answer a mystery.

I have been looking around for a hard-top convertible, and was considering a BMW E93. I...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 29th April 2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 91,657
Posted By Goran
To me the older RNS-E look to have black plastic,...

To me the older RNS-E look to have black plastic, I don't remember noticing any difference when looking at Sergey's car.
Perhaps you mean the newer units which are clearly lighter and grey in colour...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 28th April 2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 91,657
Posted By Goran
Is this an old non-HC SD card? ...

Is this an old non-HC SD card?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/transcend-4GB-4G-SDCard-non-HC-V1-1-Secure-Digital-Memory-Card-for-older-devices-/222713853091

I too am preparing for a RNS-E...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 28th April 2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,548
Posted By Goran
Thanks for the video. It is really useful to see...

Thanks for the video. It is really useful to see how the housing looks even if he skipped a few steps. Great idea about the keyhole camera, I think
i have a old one of those somewhere, Ill...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 27th April 2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,548
Posted By Goran
Definitely read the guide in the D2 tech dump....

Definitely read the guide in the D2 tech dump. The youtube video skipped a few steps.
I am planning to do this too after this lockdown ends.
Its not the removal that worries me, its putting it...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 25th April 2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,304
Posted By Goran
Brilliant! Add me too please. thanks!

Brilliant!
Add me too please. thanks!
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 25th April 2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By Goran
Thanks, that's great! Should I get some rubber...

Thanks, that's great!
Should I get some rubber rejuvenation stuff to soften the rubber seal a bit?
I have some ester type engine oil (Fuchs Titan) maybe it will help?
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 24th April 2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By Goran
Thanks Mikki! Should I try to find one of those...

Thanks Mikki!
Should I try to find one of those fuel pump seal kits?
I found a few links in an old thread, maybe its still available?

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=14584
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 24th April 2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By Goran
Thanks Mikki! That's great! I'll probably have...

Thanks Mikki! That's great!
I'll probably have a go at fitting it myself.
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 24th April 2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By Goran
Question VDO fuel pump - is this the only place to get it?

Hi all,
I hope you are all well.
I want to get a VDO fuel pump to replace it preventatively.
I was looking through old posts and found this link, is this the only place to get the genuine Seimens...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 20th April 2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By Goran
Check German ebay and Audi traditions shop. If...

Check German ebay and Audi traditions shop.
If they don’t have it, may be better to get an Audi A4 master cylinder or similar, and machine an adapter plate to fit it to the D2 pedal box.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 6th April 2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,781
Posted By Goran
I get that reference :)

I get that reference :)
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 4th April 2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,781
Posted By Goran
I had the same thing recently, smoke from front...

I had the same thing recently, smoke from front left tyre area, after a short drive when stopped. In my case it turned out to be a bad steering rack leak. I hope its not that.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 1st April 2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By Goran
Mikki thanks very much! I don't want to reduce...

Mikki thanks very much! I don't want to reduce your stock or make you go out to get envelopes, I'll get the ebay ones Ainarssems posted below.




Thanks very much! I'll get those. I like to do...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 1st April 2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By Goran
Oil change, where to get crush washer

Since I have a lot of spare time on my hands, and my car's oil change is a bit overdue, I wanted to do an oil change.
Unfortunately the local Audi dealer is closed. I can get a Mann oil filter from...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 27th March 2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,227
Posted By Goran
Well done! Thanks for the write up! What a...

Well done! Thanks for the write up!
What a nightmare of a job!
I fear this is waiting for me in the near future. My car is still on the original pump from 2001. What a crazy design by Audi!
Forum: D2 - Lights 26th March 2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,121
Posted By Goran
Ricky, thanks for the videos. Car looks great! ...

Ricky, thanks for the videos. Car looks great!
The indicators look perfectly clear to me.
Did you have any trouble during MOTs?
I have one US corner unit, I need to find another one. I really...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd March 2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,581
Posted By Goran
Good old garlic has strong anti-viral properties....

Good old garlic has strong anti-viral properties. So has tea tree oil but don't drink it. Maybe gargle with it or steam under a towel, if you are not allergic to it.
Ginger should be good too. I...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd March 2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,456
Posted By Goran
I think it may need to be fully rebuilt. It had...

I think it may need to be fully rebuilt. It had play in it, I got several warnings during MOTs
When I save up some cash Im going to get it rebuilt. I dont like the feel of this non-servotronic rack.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd March 2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,456
Posted By Goran
Sorry to rant even more :p I drove my father in...

Sorry to rant even more :p
I drove my father in laws Citroen, I think its a C3?
The steering felt heavier than on my D2!
That is just depressing :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th March 2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,456
Posted By Goran
I just had a thought it could be because the...

I just had a thought it could be because the manual car is less heavy? Its hard to remember exactly, I think that the auto felt heavier with the relay pulled. The manual feels just right. And with...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th March 2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,456
Posted By Goran
I really disliked how light the servotronic rack...

I really disliked how light the servotronic rack was at slower speeds too. I only found out how different it is on my old S8 when the servotronic relay failed. At first I thought it felt too heavy at...
Forum: D2 - Interior 10th March 2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,871
Posted By Goran
And I found the one with the cream leather / navy...

And I found the one with the cream leather / navy blue?

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=23020&stc=1&d=1583871112
Forum: D2 - Interior 10th March 2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,871
Posted By Goran
Another ultra rare dark red interior. Apparently...

Another ultra rare dark red interior. Apparently most of this is from the factory!


http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=23019&stc=1&d=1583870372
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th March 2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,456
Posted By Goran
Well the new (remanufactured) rack is in. Its not...

Well the new (remanufactured) rack is in. Its not a cheap job, 7.5 hours labour!
I have to say I made a mistake! I ordered a non-servotronic rack on purpose, but I forgot how those feel. I have been...
Forum: D2 - Interior 10th March 2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,871
Posted By Goran
Mikki that red-on-black looks amazing! I bet...

Mikki that red-on-black looks amazing! I bet purple and black would look amazing too!
I might try to keep some of my beige inserts when I convert mine to black to make it more interesting. So it...
Forum: D2 - Interior 10th March 2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,871
Posted By Goran
There are many wonderful colours to be found in...

There are many wonderful colours to be found in the D2 A8
A quick search on Autoscout24.com and I found this.
There is also an ultra rare coconut brown interior. I have a pic stashed away somewhere...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 8th March 2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,405
Posted By Goran
:ROFL: Theres no use arguing about tastes +++

:ROFL:
Theres no use arguing about tastes +++
Forum: D2 - Everything else 3rd March 2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,405
Posted By Goran
Very nice looking car! Congrats! And a manual...

Very nice looking car! Congrats!
And a manual conversion too +++
I’m jealous, black interior is the best. I have the beige interior and I dont like it. Need to swap black leather in.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 1st March 2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,242
Posted By Goran
Bump Springs still available. Let me know your...

Bump
Springs still available. Let me know your best offer if interested.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th February 2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,204
Posted By Goran
Check prices in Europe for a better comparison....

Check prices in Europe for a better comparison. autoscout24.com
UK is a very special captive island market with too many used RHD cars that the rest of Europe doesn't want. Therefore prices of used...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 25th February 2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,012
Posted By Goran
Great work Mikki! Another one saved. Murple is...

Great work Mikki!
Another one saved. Murple is my favourite colour.
Love that picture K&N stop do not discard! straight in the bin lol!
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 24th February 2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,456
Posted By Goran
These little RC chargers are great! I was worried...

These little RC chargers are great! I was worried I didn't have a charger that can charge LiFePo4, as it turns out this little charger I already had for RC planes can do it!
Charges at 4A current.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 24th February 2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,456
Posted By Goran
Well on top of everything else, range estimate...

Well on top of everything else, range estimate was at 0 so I did a test run to get some fuel. On the plus side I made it back home.
However, the unassisted steering is soooo heavy I barely made it...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 24th February 2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,572
Posted By Goran
Its the standard argument people have used on me,...

Its the standard argument people have used on me, I guess I started to believe it too :)

It is fun to tinker, and the D2 is a very unique large car, it is cool to have a ultra fast large car. I...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd February 2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,456
Posted By Goran
Thanks Mikki! That's reassuring. I'll make sure I...

Thanks Mikki! That's reassuring. I'll make sure I don't go anywhere near the aircon button.
Luckily I had the SAI blower removed, I had no idea it pulled a lot of amps. What a relief! that could...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd February 2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,456
Posted By Goran
Thanks Mikki! I was hoping you would read this...

Thanks Mikki! I was hoping you would read this post.
Do you think there is any reason for the car to draw more amps when actually moving in traffic? That's my main worry which would throw my time...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 23rd February 2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,572
Posted By Goran
This JHM video seems to indicate you could be...

This JHM video seems to indicate you could be better off upgrading headers etc to get the best all N/A power out of it, vs adding weight with supercharger.
Both routes are quite expensive I imagine....
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd February 2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,456
Posted By Goran
I charged up the battery, only got 7Ah into it...

I charged up the battery, only got 7Ah into it which is a bit worrying, considering the voltage before I charged it was 13.18V which should be around 50% capacity.

I removed the aux belt, and...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th February 2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,456
Posted By Goran
Well I had a good look today from both wheel...

Well I had a good look today from both wheel wells, with a torch and a usb camera too.
The pipes from pump to reservoir to rack are all dry.
The whole rack looks dry along its whole length, as do...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 24th January 2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,456
Posted By Goran
I definitely dont want the fuel pump to fail! ...

I definitely dont want the fuel pump to fail!
Although I do need to change it soon preventatively. Its still on the original pump.

I have RAC but its the cover where you have to break down away...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 24th January 2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,456
Posted By Goran
I had another silly idea thats probably more...

I had another silly idea thats probably more trouble than its worth.
I have an old pump somewhere, maybe I could chop out the part that compresses the fluid and leave it as a freely rotating pulley?...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 24th January 2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,456
Posted By Goran
Oh no, that sounds very bad! what happens to the...

Oh no, that sounds very bad! what happens to the electronics when the voltage gets low? Thanks for telling me that could have been bad.
This lithium battery has some sort of low voltage cut off to...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd January 2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,456
Posted By Goran
Thanks for replying so fast! Haha I can just...

Thanks for replying so fast!
Haha I can just picture it, that would be very funny.
Ok thats a terrible idea.
Great idea about just taking the belt off.
Its only a 30Ah battery I hope it will...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd January 2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,456
Posted By Goran
Hi Mikki, Can I ask for your advice please....

Hi Mikki,

Can I ask for your advice please. Would this work?
To connect the output of the power steering pump back to the reservoir so that I can drive the car to the mechanic without having to...
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