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Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering Yesterday, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By moltuae
Brilliant. Thanks +++

Brilliant. Thanks +++
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering Yesterday, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 157
Posted By moltuae
Looks like Meyle it is then. Thanks for all the...

Looks like Meyle it is then. Thanks for all the comments +++
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 17th November 2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 157
Posted By moltuae
Can you remember what make the quality, non-Audi...

Can you remember what make the quality, non-Audi parts were? I was tempted to go with Meyle parts last time but they seem to have mixed reviews.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th November 2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 157
Posted By moltuae
That's exactly what I did last time, a couple of...

That's exactly what I did last time, a couple of years ago ;)

Which is why I figured there might be something better than genuine.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th November 2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 157
Posted By moltuae
Thanks Jim +++ Yeah, I certainly woudn't...

Thanks Jim +++

Yeah, I certainly woudn't want to lower it; it's a hard enough ride as it is, especially with the 20" wheels.

I'll probably just replace the springs. I just wondered if there...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th November 2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 157
Posted By moltuae
Polybushes, Coilovers, etc

Thanks to the wonderful condition of our roads, my S8's suspension is beginning to feel a little loose and rattly again, despite replacing everything on the front end just a few years ago. So it's...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 13th November 2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 414
Posted By moltuae
It is a fiddly job that's for sure, made all the...

It is a fiddly job that's for sure, made all the more difficult by having to contort yourself upside-down in the footwell! Always takes me ages to get the damn thing back on too!

The wood,...
Forum: Daily banter 13th November 2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By moltuae
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ray!! :mexicanwave:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ray!! :mexicanwave:
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 7th November 2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By moltuae
Offer the indie 20 quid to write you a...

Offer the indie 20 quid to write you a ridiculously cheap quote just to take to the Audi dealer ;)

I use a few independents, but I always insist on genuine parts. It helps that the garages are...
Forum: Daily banter 6th November 2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 740
Posted By moltuae
I believe so. But while you would typically only...

I believe so. But while you would typically only substitute about 20% (if I remember our results correctly) of the diesel with LPG, it's theoretically possible to do 100% substitution with direct...
Forum: Daily banter 6th November 2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 740
Posted By moltuae
It is immensely more complicated to convert...

It is immensely more complicated to convert diesels, as I found out when I spent several years of my life developing this (http://www.crdtechnology.com/) about 10 years ago (you can see a detailed...
Forum: Daily banter 6th November 2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By moltuae
Payment sent +++

Payment sent +++
Forum: Daily banter 5th November 2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By moltuae
One for me too please :) Ray (tc4332) ...

One for me too please :)


Ray (tc4332)
Sean (steamship)
David (barzya8)
Ameiseuk
Mark (Moltuae)
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 4th November 2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By moltuae
Ah, the old D2 self-healing mechanism :) ...

Ah, the old D2 self-healing mechanism :)

Mine often develops strange faults after it's been neglected for more than a few days, faults which magically disappear after a few long drives. It's like...
Forum: Owners Meets 3rd November 2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By moltuae
Booked! :) Really looking forward to it,...

Booked! :)


Really looking forward to it, especially since I'm not having to help organise it this year! :p



MJ - 1x double, Friday & Saturday
Neil (Architex_matey) - 1x double, Friday &...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd November 2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 712
Posted By moltuae
Cool +++ So do you have access to a 3D laser...

Cool +++

So do you have access to a 3D laser scanner to scan the original parts MJ?

A 3D printer is something I've been meaning to buy for a long time. I've been waiting for the technology to...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 28th October 2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By moltuae
Me neither. Which made communicating with Gary at...

Me neither. Which made communicating with Gary at Zaustworx somewhat difficult since, bizarrely, he seems to do all his business communications through Facebook! Emails and website contacts go...
Forum: Motormouth 26th October 2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,925
Posted By moltuae
I'm probably doing everything wrong, in that I've...

I'm probably doing everything wrong, in that I've always just let it roll over, year after year. I'm no doubt getting a little ripped off, but they've never let me down and I don't mind paying more...
Forum: Motormouth 26th October 2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,925
Posted By moltuae
I'm with the RAC, which covers me personally for...

I'm with the RAC, which covers me personally for any car I'm travelling in. I've been with the RAC for probably 15 years or more. I was with the AA for years before that but they let me down on a...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 25th October 2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By moltuae
Brilliant. Thanks for that MJ +++

Brilliant. Thanks for that MJ +++
Forum: Daily banter 22nd October 2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By moltuae
:ROFL: I don't mind Paddy in comedy...

:ROFL:


I don't mind Paddy in comedy acting roles, but I'm not sure I'd want to watch him as a Top Gear presenter ...
(... though he does throw a good black pudding:...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 22nd October 2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 959
Views: 52,416
Posted By moltuae
Haven't found any or tested it myself yet but...

Haven't found any or tested it myself yet but there's a discussion thread on BCT here:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5036844.0

One poster seems to suggest they're using it to overclock...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 22nd October 2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By moltuae
I might be interested in the arm rests. What's...

I might be interested in the arm rests. What's their condition like inside and are the grey plastic bits (particularly below the chrome release lever) in good condition?
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 21st October 2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By moltuae
They were indeed fully refurbished. That seems to...

They were indeed fully refurbished. That seems to be one of Thomas' selling points in fact, that Pro Calipers are one of the few who properly strip and refurbish calipers, rather than just clean and...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 18th October 2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 959
Views: 52,416
Posted By moltuae
This looks interesting ... ...

This looks interesting ...

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/braiins-os-open-source-alternative-bitcoin-mining-firmware/

https://braiins-os.org/
Forum: Owners Meets 16th October 2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By moltuae
Great photos. Looks like a good potential future...

Great photos. Looks like a good potential future meet venue Ray +++

... as long as the line dancing isn't compulsory :tuttut:




Now I'm imagining Ray dressed as Paul Whitehouse's Fast Show...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 13th October 2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By moltuae
I had exactly the same symptoms when I had...

I had exactly the same symptoms when I had trouble with my brake pedal switch. It would usually happen at traffic lights and, I think, more commonly following firm/heavier braking (for example, when...
Forum: Daily banter 13th October 2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By moltuae
Don't forget to post some photos Ray +++ ...

Don't forget to post some photos Ray +++

What are those big, high-sided coaches like in high winds? Do you feel the wind or are they too heavy to get pushed around?

And "line" dancing? Does...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 13th October 2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By moltuae
ugh! looks like the ball joint has seized and...

ugh! looks like the ball joint has seized and sheared off :(

You could perhaps drill it out and put a bolt through (loosely), as a very temporary fix, but I suspect you'll need to replace the...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 13th October 2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By moltuae
That sounds to me like the common brake pedal...

That sounds to me like the common brake pedal switch problem. It's not actually setting off in a higher gear but limiting the throttle response because it thinks you still have your foot on the brake...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 2nd October 2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By moltuae
Yup, just checked, that's the part number I used...

Yup, just checked, that's the part number I used when I bought some new ones a while ago.
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 2nd October 2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By moltuae
Interesting. Mine too! Maybe they've made an...

Interesting. Mine too!

Maybe they've made an exception for D2 S8s, just because they're ultra cool cars :cool:
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 1st October 2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By moltuae
Haha. He probably would post a system (or two)...

Haha. He probably would post a system (or two) out to you, though I don't know what the shipping fees to Oz would be. He does actually sell full and partial exhaust systems online I believe, to both...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 29th September 2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 959
Views: 52,416
Posted By moltuae
Wow. That's pretty fast delivery for a 33%...

Wow. That's pretty fast delivery for a 33% discount. Might have to give that a try +++
Forum: Daily banter 28th September 2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By moltuae
Great article. Nice one Dean +++

Great article. Nice one Dean +++
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 27th September 2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By moltuae
Friend of my Mum's, who knew very little about...

Friend of my Mum's, who knew very little about cars, used to have an early RAV4 with a picture of a bulldog on the spare wheel.

So when she phoned the local garage to book it in for a service one...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 26th September 2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By moltuae
I have no need for a D3 window I'm afraid, but I...

I have no need for a D3 window I'm afraid, but I didn't realise you were so close Paul.

I live in BL0 now, but grew up in the BL4 area (Kearsley), right next to M28. I drive through your area...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 26th September 2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,702
Posted By moltuae
Or perhaps screwed together, using small grub...

Or perhaps screwed together, using small grub screws, a bit like this:

https://i.imgur.com/7agaCXS.jpg

Or better still maybe, a central split 'hub' that uses grub screws to secure an outer...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 26th September 2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,702
Posted By moltuae
Nice work. +++ You'll no doubt be rushing to...

Nice work. +++ You'll no doubt be rushing to (preventively) fix the rest of the windows now so that they all open and close at the same speed :D

I wonder how easy it would be to make a mold of the...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd September 2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,797
Posted By moltuae
What documentation/proof do they require? Is it...

What documentation/proof do they require? Is it enough to be a 'business customer' or do they require that you are an automotive business customer?
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 23rd September 2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 959
Views: 52,416
Posted By moltuae
Very true +++ That's the main reason I like...

Very true +++

That's the main reason I like to try such services, and the only reason I have occasionally purchased stuff using cryptocurrencies (albeit mainly mining hardware). Well, that and the...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 23rd September 2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 959
Views: 52,416
Posted By moltuae
I've had that one bookmarked for a while but...

I've had that one bookmarked for a while but haven't tried it yet. Sounds useful +++

I'm more of a 'Hodlr' though. I've spent very little of my cryptocurrencies. In fact I like to buy more when I...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 21st September 2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By moltuae
Wow. Might be worthwhile posting them up here....

Wow. Might be worthwhile posting them up here. This is the place that is offering me £110 each:
https://www.scrapcatalysts.co.uk/

I was originally told 'at least £50' each, depending on the part...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 21st September 2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By moltuae
Incidentally, I contacted a few cat recycling...

Incidentally, I contacted a few cat recycling places to sell my old cats.

The best quote I've had so far is £110 per cat (lowest offered just £50 each). Is that a reasonable offer?
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 21st September 2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By moltuae
Great, thanks +++

Great, thanks +++
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 21st September 2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By moltuae
Thanks :) A bit of both I think. It's quite...

Thanks :)

A bit of both I think. It's quite a bit louder and more droney than I was expecting. I haven't driven it far since collecting it yet though so I need to see what it's like at cruise and...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 20th September 2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By moltuae
New Exhaust

Well I finally managed to find someone local, willing and reputable to make a new exhaust system for me (some of you may remember my cats started failing at the annual meet, indicated by an...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 1st September 2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By moltuae
I might be interested in that +++ Used...

I might be interested in that +++

Used presumably? Or is it new?

And what year? Or better still, do you have a part number?
Forum: Daily banter 22nd August 2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 999
Posted By moltuae
Nice. Noggy Blue too +++ I think...

Nice. Noggy Blue too +++




I think range anxiety might be an issue though ...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 20th August 2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By moltuae
I'm not sure it does much at all. I've driven...

I'm not sure it does much at all. I've driven without it connected for weeks with no ill effects.

It just seems to duct air from the front grille, so any cooling effect will be greatly dependant...
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