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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 3rd July 2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Come on Andy - you know you need to move from...

Come on Andy - you know you need to move from hairdressing back to drugs running! :ROFL:
Seriously though it would be great to see you back in an '8! +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 2nd July 2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Thanks Ainars thats very useful +++

Thanks Ainars thats very useful +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 2nd July 2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Hi all - quick update: Current status for this...

Hi all - quick update:
Current status for this now is - he has found a wiring harness that's on the way now and he has to go down to Stockholm to pick the hook up there. The only thing left to buy...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 1st July 2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Thanks Marty thats very useful - I'll pass it all...

Thanks Marty thats very useful - I'll pass it all on to him +++
Forum: D2 - Transmission 28th June 2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
So my broken one was the other 1% then?! :(

So my broken one was the other 1% then?! :(
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 26th June 2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Thanks Paul that could be useful - I'll pass it...

Thanks Paul that could be useful - I'll pass it on to him +++



That's a shame, but thanks for checking Robert much appreciated
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 24th June 2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Thanks Robert that would be great - much...

Thanks Robert that would be great - much appreciated +++



Thanks Paul that's useful to know, it seems like these tow bars are like rare unobtanium in Sweden!
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 22nd June 2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Wanted - Genuine D3 Tow Bar

Hi all

Does anyone on the forum happen to have a genuine D3 tow bar sat spare that they would like to sell?

One of our Scandinavian freinds is searching for one so I said I would ask around...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 17th June 2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Oh Joy so yet again no easy solution caused by...

Oh Joy so yet again no easy solution caused by Audi's decision to "NLA" everything that suits them :mad:
Sounds like we need to have a forum on new solutions to upgrade D2 rear brakes! its one...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 17th June 2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Thats true of the fronts but the OP is talking...

Thats true of the fronts but the OP is talking about rear brakes?
I seem to remember that there was an RS6 rear upgrade to go with the D3 S8 or W12 front brake upgrade on a D2?
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 16th June 2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,229
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Looks like a lovely job they've done Jim +++ ...

Looks like a lovely job they've done Jim +++
Now enjoy the car with renewed vigour soon! :D
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 5th June 2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,893
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
The only Hibiscus Red D2 I've ever seen was a guy...

The only Hibiscus Red D2 I've ever seen was a guy from Oxford who came to one of our Leamington Spa meets plus one ADI at Castle Combe, I think his name was Alan.

My D2 has RNS C, TV Tuner and...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 3rd June 2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
ah ok theres the answer its not black! *sigh*

ah ok theres the answer its not black! *sigh*
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 3rd June 2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
is the auto dimming rear view mirror factory...

is the auto dimming rear view mirror factory black or grey Adrian?
Ive currently got a non black one sprayed black because A8 parts didnt have a black one when we swapped the black alcantara...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th May 2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 624
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
See page 13 & 14 of the service manual Here - ...

See page 13 & 14 of the service manual
Here -
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=10630&d=1430167304
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 26th May 2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,291
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
It certainly has! It was meant to be :D I'll...

It certainly has! It was meant to be :D
I'll add my welcome back too Amar although I know you've been quietly lurking when you can!
Forum: Spotless 11th May 2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,429
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Mine's a "Justification & Tonic" if you're...

Mine's a "Justification & Tonic" if you're asking! :D+++
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 7th May 2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I seem to remember Sergey getting hold of some...

I seem to remember Sergey getting hold of some curved front number plates from Germany that were specially curved to suit the D2 bumper but cant seem to find the thread whilst on the phone not sure...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th April 2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
You might want to do a continuity check on each...

You might want to do a continuity check on each of the pairs of twisted wires from the Brake ECU to the Calipers to see if that throws up any issues - I ended up replacing each twisted pair with my...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 28th April 2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 91,657
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Except for the lower aircon controls that I have...

Except for the lower aircon controls that I have squirrelled away which went from IT to Amanda to me and which appears to be the only known perfectly matching lower section!
I could probably be...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 24th April 2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,520
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
You need to use vagcom on the rear EPB to tell...

You need to use vagcom on the rear EPB to tell the brake module you are changing the pads for new and also re-enter the new pad thickness as measured. This is so that the brake module knows that the...
Forum: Daily banter 21st April 2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Great memories thanks Brian! +++ Please thank...

Great memories thanks Brian! +++
Please thank Connor too - he did a lot of photography and videos for many meets and it was always hugely appreciated except by Mike who mostly stole his food :D
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 12th April 2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Hi Ollie As the resident "wheel whore" on the...

Hi Ollie
As the resident "wheel whore" on the forum I could no doubt use them at some point!
If you can wait until I'm passing that would be great +++
Forum: D2 - Transmission 1st April 2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 588
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Check out : D2 section > Common Faults > Tech...

Check out :
D2 section > Common Faults > Tech Dump
For all the PDFs you can handle! +++
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 1st April 2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,807
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I'd literally just switched from 19" winter...

I'd literally just switched from 19" winter wheels on my D4 across to 21" summer wheels with brand new Pirelli pzeros a couple of weeks before everything started to grind to a halt.
The rears...
Forum: Daily banter 25th March 2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Service Manual 6 for 3.0 tdi should have all you...

Service Manual 6 for 3.0 tdi should have all you need Rob - the pdf is on this page :

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=9347
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 18th March 2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Mine is working ok, have you maybe run out of...

Mine is working ok, have you maybe run out of pre-loaded data on the sim card?
The white normally sweeps slowly across the whole word as it loads until it has fully loaded and that can take a few...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 17th March 2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Not that particular car (not seen it before) but...

Not that particular car (not seen it before) but a friend from Germany called Stefan has a flared arch D2 also - pics attached +++
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th March 2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,266
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I'm sure you can adjust the speed at which it...

I'm sure you can adjust the speed at which it greys out somewhere in vagcom settings / menus but cant remember if its in the standard areas or the green menu settings, so its also possible that...
Forum: D2 - Interior 11th March 2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,871
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Heres the uber-rare Aqua / Mountain Dew Final...

Heres the uber-rare Aqua / Mountain Dew Final Edition interior. . .
never saw one in the flesh as yet. . .
Forum: D2 - Interior 10th March 2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,871
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
and here is my D2 in Soul / Swing with half...

and here is my D2 in Soul / Swing with half leather and half alcantara, with upgraded headlining and ABC Pillars in Dark Alcantara +++
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 10th March 2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,887
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Here's Audis take on the D4 4.0T Tfsi Active...

Here's Audis take on the D4 4.0T Tfsi Active Engine Mounts :

Active engine mounts: counteracting vibration for greater refinement
Audi normally uses firm, sporty settings for its engine mounts....
Forum: D2 - Interior 10th March 2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,871
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Here's the Purple Final Edition Seats found in...

Here's the Purple Final Edition Seats found in Avus Silver FE Cars, probably Adrian_E's car which is now up in Scotland with another forum member. . .+++
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 10th March 2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I should imagine once the German engineer...

I should imagine once the German engineer realised his error he offered himself for sacrifice! :(
Forum: Other marques 5th March 2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,446
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Might be worth a call to Flying Spares as they...

Might be worth a call to Flying Spares as they break Bentley cars
They can also sometimes order new parts cheaper . . .
https://www.flyingspares.com/
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 2nd March 2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Inlet manifold out for the N/S pre cat sensor (in...

Inlet manifold out for the N/S pre cat sensor (in a RH Drive car)
and the LH (Drivers) Side one isnt accessible and requires engine out :-(
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th February 2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,237
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I'm sure I've got a couple of modules as Spares...

I'm sure I've got a couple of modules as Spares so if you can post your modules exact codes then I'll have a look +++
Forum: D2 - Everything else 28th February 2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,227
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Also worth considering crankshaft position...

Also worth considering crankshaft position sensor, which recently went on mine. We thought it was fuel pump and got it recovered, changed the fuel pump, seemed to fix it and then it went wrong again...
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 25th February 2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,011
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Thanks that's very useful to know - not heard...

Thanks that's very useful to know - not heard about that particular issue anywhere yet but a lot of this type of issue will no doubt come out of the woodwork over coming years!
Forum: Owners Meets 25th February 2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,667
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I can remember bringing a bottle and I seem to...

I can remember bringing a bottle and I seem to have one I didnt buy at home afterwards! I can remember us guessing where they came from on the "whisky passport of Scotland" but cant seem to remember...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st February 2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,572
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Botang who is sometimes lurking on here has...

Botang who is sometimes lurking on here has fitted a supercharger on his D2 S8 a few years ago, he brought it to the Xmas meet at the Leopard Inn one year to show us. . . the only issue seems to be...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 15th February 2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,266
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
has he definately checked the fuse and relay...

has he definately checked the fuse and relay under the carpet in the front passengers footwell area? its a huge orange 30A fuse and I had one go whilst I was in Germany once and it stopped the air...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th February 2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,721
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
They were refinished by platinum Alloys in...

They were refinished by platinum Alloys in Swindon and I believe the colour is "dark shadow chrome"

I still have the Kahn Wheels and they may well see the light of day again at.some point - I like...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th February 2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,721
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I can update things a little as Arek and myself...

I can update things a little as Arek and myself took a spirited drive to the Haynes Motor Museum in Sparkford, Somerset a couple of weekends ago to attend one of their monthly breakfast meets :D+++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 29th January 2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Correct Sean the D5 requires the Hex-V2 lead +++

Correct Sean the D5 requires the Hex-V2 lead +++
Forum: Owners Meets 27th January 2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,649
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
briang9 and Mrs G - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri...

briang9 and Mrs G - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri & Sat.
David's8 and Mrs D - Classic River View Double, Fri & Sat.
Tonupkid & Mrs Tonup - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri & Sat.
HPsauce and Mrs...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 24th January 2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
In the D2 > common faults section there is a Tech...

In the D2 > common faults section there is a Tech Dump with all of the PDFs your heart will ever desire!

Follow this link and there is a section in this document with all the trim removal shown - ...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th January 2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,850
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I expect that spring was my fault as well then! ...

I expect that spring was my fault as well then! :rolleyes: :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th January 2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,838
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I've just put 380mm mtec front discs with a c...

I've just put 380mm mtec front discs with a c scroll pattern on the D4 4.0T bought direct from mtec for 220 the pair in their new year sale which was a bargain, and the pads were Brembo from euro...
Forum: Daily banter 11th January 2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
You mean one of these? :D

You mean one of these? :D
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