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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 6th July 2020, 02:32 PM
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Posted By Prefferle
2006 V10 S8 D3 For Sale by owner

Hi folks,
After being made redundant from my job earlier this year, I have decided that I do not need two cars sat on the driveway and the S8 will have to go.

Reg: AD06 YMC
Mileage: 140,000...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 14th June 2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 526
Posted By Prefferle
Filling and bleeding D3 V10 Cooling System & how to lock crankshaft?

Hi Folks,
Iíve finally found the source of a nagging oil leak, as it turns out itís the front crankshaft oil seal.
1. As I have to remove the radiator can someone please let me know an at-home...
Forum: Daily banter 10th June 2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 30,100
Posted By Prefferle
Thumbs up Great job MJ👍

A very good read, fantastic job MJ.👍
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th June 2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,479
Posted By Prefferle
Just a note - you can consider EBC Red Stuff or...

Just a note - you can consider EBC Red Stuff or Yellow Stuff brake pads these work great on my S8 without Squeal or noticeable fade and last very long with my steel disks. Cheers,
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 25th May 2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,299
Posted By Prefferle
Thanks Paul, Iíll have a look👍

Thanks Paul, Iíll have a look👍
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 20th May 2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By Prefferle
Update - taped up and fitted the wiring harness...

Update - taped up and fitted the wiring harness along with all bits. Fitted an Audi OEM brake light switch, reset all Codes then test drove with 80+ brake pedal presses with NO FAULTS😁👍

Itís was...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 19th May 2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,299
Posted By Prefferle
Soft Close / Replacement microswitch to Maplin N96AQ

Hi does anyone know the RS or Farrell equivalent microswitch part number to the Maplin N96AQ? Cheers,
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 19th May 2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By Prefferle
Thumbs up Thanks Homer, Iíll do that next... putting the...

Thanks Homer, Iíll do that next... putting the harness back together along with replacing brake switch again first👍
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th May 2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,237
Posted By Prefferle
Hi Homer, Not meaning to highjack your reply...

Hi Homer,
Not meaning to highjack your reply but - Iím about to send my ABS module to ECUtesting and I also have an S8. I was wondering what was your ABS Module part number, was it 4E0614517 AB...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 18th May 2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By Prefferle
hello again, removed inner wheel arch, ABS...

hello again,
removed inner wheel arch, ABS connector and unwrapped the harness/Loom tape, all wires looking pristine and checked all the way to the rubber boot that takes the harness through the...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th May 2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,237
Posted By Prefferle
I'm also going through some ABS issues at the...

I'm also going through some ABS issues at the moment and one direction I received from fellow D3 owners which I am starting on this morning, is to unwrap the ABS harness tape and inspect the ABS...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 17th May 2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,973
Posted By Prefferle
UPDATE To close out this issue i sorted this...

UPDATE
To close out this issue i sorted this issue a while back - sorry for the late post - the Ďnewí Oil Separator that I fitted previously was defective! On recommendation from a USA Audi Forums...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 17th May 2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By Prefferle
UPDATE Decided to: 1. remove ABS wiring...

UPDATE
Decided to:
1. remove ABS wiring harness Wrapping to check for any Internal corrosion or wire insulation damage between ABS plug and wheel arch area.
2. Replace brake light switch AGAIN...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 17th May 2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Prefferle
Thanks Mikki, I’m looking to buy an OEM grade...

Thanks Mikki,
I’m looking to buy an OEM grade part 3B0945511C (Or latest version) to replace the febi brake light switch that I have already fitted that still results in the brake light switch...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 17th May 2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Prefferle
Replacement / Aftermarket electrical parts OEMís?

Hi Folks,

I am wondering if we have / can have any resource on the forum To guide us on which aftermarket parts manufacturers are supplying quality parts for our previous cars? This is especially...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 16th May 2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By Prefferle
Hello again, so Iíve disconnected ABS Module...

Hello again,
so Iíve disconnected ABS Module plug, no corrosion ok, the brake light switch contacts ok. Harness condition looks good, no fraying or signs of damage.
Measuring blocks stable with...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th May 2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By Prefferle
Thanks Mikki, Iíve just completed that. Removed...

Thanks Mikki, Iíve just completed that. Removed switch, pulled out actuator and then refitted switch. 6-mile test drive all ok until same fault detected again😕. This really looks to be an circuit...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th May 2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By Prefferle
Hi HP, Thanks for those details. The new...

Hi HP,

Thanks for those details. The new switch is working as per your description, so must be ok, the controller is detecting an intermittent Issue so possibly wiring or connection issue, it...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th May 2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By Prefferle
Thanks HP, Could you let me know if the...

Thanks HP,

Could you let me know if the switch changes state with the slightest touch of the brake pedal? Or do you get a Slight bit of travel before? Iím already stumped for what this issue can...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th May 2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By Prefferle
S8 D3 brake light switch / ABS brakes 00526 - Brake Light Switch Implausible Signal

Hi Folks,

Firstly thanks for being a great forum, truly helpful to us enthusiasts 👍

Regarding my S8, D3 4e 2006:

Recently while moderate braking the abs lamps lit up and when I checked with...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 7th January 2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 772
Posted By Prefferle
Coding with VCDS for Fiscon 37196 bluetooth module to MMI 2G high

Hi Folks Happy New Year,
Can you point me in the direction of an instruction for using VCDS to code a Fiscon Kufatec 37196 bluetooth module to my Audi D3 S8 with MMI 2G high?
Ďthe Fiscon...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 21st September 2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,238
Posted By Prefferle
Interior dash and console (red) lamps intermittently very bright then dim fluctuating

Hi folks,
During a road trip this weekend in the S8 I noticed while driving during the day (lights off) the climate and all other red status and instrument lights on dash and console are...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 21st September 2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 830
Posted By Prefferle
Interior dash and console (red) lamps intermittently very bright then dim fluctuating

Hi folks,
During a road trip this weekend I noticed while driving during the day (lights off) the climate and all other red status and instrument lights are periodically getting very bright then...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th September 2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,973
Posted By Prefferle
Update, well a few hundred miles later and all is...

Update, well a few hundred miles later and all is well with the car. Idling smoothly, starting and running very well and no engine fault codes - great.

Thanks for all your comments and support��
...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 30th July 2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,973
Posted By Prefferle
Hi, today a fitted another new PCV oil separator...

Hi, today a fitted another new PCV oil separator and also vacuum tested the fuel tank breather solenoid valve N80 (tested ok). Started the engine and I am now able to remove the oil filler cap with...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 22nd July 2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,973
Posted By Prefferle
Thanks Architex, I have ordered a new...

Thanks Architex,

I have ordered a new breatherAGAIN but the more costly one. The £38 one was only recently fitted and must be a dud.....

I’ll report again on progress.

Cheers,
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 21st July 2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,973
Posted By Prefferle
The sage continues lean codes and V10 rough idle

Hi all, so now all injectors serviced by Injectortune, and refitted with new installation kits, new Lambda sensors bank 2 and bank 4, new Oil separator fitted, and still having this intermittent...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 4th July 2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,121
Posted By Prefferle
In the two years I owned my S8 I have replaced...

In the two years I owned my S8 I have replaced all 4 door locks. The previous owner haven’t even noticed the car had this feature, only after I did a VIN decode did I realise the soft-close feature...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 29th May 2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,973
Posted By Prefferle
Update Ok so all apart again. Completed...

Update

Ok so all apart again.
Completed intake manifold activation test with VCDS and flaps look perfect.

I have removed the injectors sending to service and test. I had one stuck injector...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 26th May 2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,875
Posted By Prefferle
Thanks for your guidance gents, I’ll have a read...

Thanks for your guidance gents, I’ll have a read up on.

Cheers
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 25th May 2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,973
Posted By Prefferle
Thanks Architex, I’m still trying to sort out...

Thanks Architex,
I’m still trying to sort out my misfire issue and +25 fuel trim on bank-4 so looking out for anything abnormal.
I’m prepared to replace Lambda sensor and clean injectors but i...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 25th May 2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,875
Posted By Prefferle
D3 upgrade to Bluetooth phone connectivity

Hello folks,
After searching about on this forum I cannot seem to find a Ďcleaní description on how to upgrade my D3 to connect my android phone via Bluetooth. Iím not looking for music streaming or...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 23rd May 2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,973
Posted By Prefferle
To check this better I am considering the propane...

To check this better I am considering the propane test, adding propane to the inlet manifold to richen the mixture. If the fuel trim is driven rich on bank 4 then this should more conclusively point...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 21st May 2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,973
Posted By Prefferle
Thanks Ainarssems, I’m dreading taking off the...

Thanks Ainarssems,
I’m dreading taking off the inlet manifold again... so just want to diagnose as best I can before taking things off again.
In thinking about the high vacuum I’m getting at idle...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 18th May 2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,973
Posted By Prefferle
Hi guys, Update - connected VCDS and...

Hi guys,

Update - connected VCDS and monitored fuel trim so bank 4 (cyl9 and cyl10) is measuring way out with long term fuel trim up to 25 fluctuating between 23 and 25... I believe this should...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 17th May 2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,425
Posted By Prefferle
Thanks for that - I was suspecting that when the...

Thanks for that - I was suspecting that when the miltek exhaust was fitted the vacuum lines may be leaking/ not properly sealed off...
I was hoping to verify that vacuum lines had no other functions...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 17th May 2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,425
Posted By Prefferle
S8 D3 BSM Vacuum system

Hi folks,
Can someone point me in the direction of a circuit / layout of the vacuum pipes on the 5.2 D3 S8?
I can trace these lines easily enough under the hood to secondary air control and the...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 17th May 2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,973
Posted By Prefferle
I think the miltek system contributed greatly to...

I think the miltek system contributed greatly to the three points on my licence - the noise of great and makes it hard to have your thoughts elsewhere😊
My only regret-ish is that it does drone a bit...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 12th May 2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,973
Posted By Prefferle
Thanks guys for your suggestions. The v10 has 2x...

Thanks guys for your suggestions. The v10 has 2x ECU’s and 4 banks.

I’m hoping to figure out how to read the fuel trim on VCDS hopefully understanding this will point the way to diagnosing the...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 12th May 2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,973
Posted By Prefferle
Update So got wrapped at work for a few days...

Update

So got wrapped at work for a few days so finally test drove the car on a few trips and the following are results:
1. Misfire is not present with engine warming up. When engine temperature...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th May 2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,973
Posted By Prefferle
Thanks Noretail, You're most welcome to...

Thanks Noretail,

You're most welcome to drop in and hear it - it sounds great...

there is some drone during motorway driving that takes some getting used to though...

Regards,
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th May 2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,973
Posted By Prefferle
Update; ok so I’ve disconnected battery and...

Update; ok so I’ve disconnected battery and disconnected connectors to both ECU’s, all looked clean inside no signs of corrosion or water ingress. I sprayed these with Deoxit and reconnected....
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 4th May 2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,973
Posted By Prefferle
Thanks Steamship, I’ll get straight on that....

Thanks Steamship,

I’ll get straight on that. I’m also hoping to find and clean all earth connections I can find.

Regards,
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 4th May 2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,973
Posted By Prefferle
Thanks steamship, Battery good - less than a...

Thanks steamship,
Battery good - less than a year old and no VCDS codes.
Vacuum lines mostly replaced - i’ll look into these again.
Fuel rail pressure checked on VCDS, so have not replaced fuel...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 3rd May 2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,973
Posted By Prefferle
S8 D3 truly random misfire

Hi folks,
A truly useful and informative forum.

I have been plagued by a misfire issue that is truly random. One day it’s cylinder 1 and 9 having misfire counts between 9 and 96 with other eight...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 18th June 2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,139
Posted By Prefferle
Replacing both pulleys and serpentine belt on V10

Dear Folks,

Does anyone have a photo guide in how to replace the idler pulley, tensioner and serpentine belt on a 2006 S8 D3 5.2L V10?

I have already checked out the workshop manuals.com site...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 27th August 2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,394
Posted By Prefferle
Thanks Del, I'll have a crawl around. Is...

Thanks Del,

I'll have a crawl around. Is there any guide to checking these with a multimeter?

Cheers
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 26th August 2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,394
Posted By Prefferle
p3214 - 004 - heater return coupling - intermittent

Dear Folks,

While diagnosing my intermittant cylinder misfire on Cylinder 9. I am getting the fault code; p3214 - 004 - heater return coupling - intermittent.

Please let me know if this is a...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 26th August 2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 536
Posted By Prefferle
S8 5.2 V10 exhaust leak/ engine out job how difficult and who?

Dear folks,

I have discovered that my Left exhaust outlet pipe basket (flex joint) is leaking significantly, looking at the Audi manual it's an engine-out-of-car job. After a crawl around...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 17th August 2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,062
Posted By Prefferle
Hi, just a bit of coated wire tied to the...

Hi,
just a bit of coated wire tied to the latch and fished through to the wheel arch on the drivers side and in the centre inside of the grill for the passenger side latch.

Hopefully I'll never...
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