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Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 14th November 2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By snapdragon
Oh brilliant - fingers crossed.

Oh brilliant - fingers crossed.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 13th November 2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 249
Posted By snapdragon
Sorry I did edit as I changed my mind. I guess...

Sorry I did edit as I changed my mind.
I guess if both MAFs are giving very different readings they will both get an implausible signal code of some sort.

However, what happens if you try to...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 13th November 2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 249
Posted By snapdragon
The ABS does register a fault in the Engine...

The ABS does register a fault in the Engine module if it has one stored.
The first three errors look historic (4000km ago)


07:09:12 G70 got implausible signal @1400rpm
07:09:25 Boost pressure...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 11th November 2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By snapdragon
Yes, it didn't seem loose but obviously something...

Yes, it didn't seem loose but obviously something is wrong with it, maybe dissimilar metals with electricity going through has caused contact corrosion (poor choice of plating on connector?).

Now...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 10th November 2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By snapdragon
Right, the rain stopped and I had another look...

Right, the rain stopped and I had another look and noticed that burning off the glue revealed a small hole in the crimped flat. I cleaned it out with a few small slow-running drills until it touched...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 10th November 2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By snapdragon
Well, I have had a go. Very hard to get hot...

Well, I have had a go. Very hard to get hot enough without setting the car on fire. In fact I just blew a CO2 extinguisher on it as some tiny flame caught alight on a bit of foam above the pedals so...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 10th November 2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By snapdragon
Yes 2M of it, he only posted that one post on...

Yes 2M of it, he only posted that one post on here, so don't know if it's worth messaging him. I have just been out for blowlamp gas and I've got plenty of solder. Got some foil and aluminium...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 10th November 2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By snapdragon
I cut off the heat shrink, it is very tough and...

I cut off the heat shrink, it is very tough and thick stuff- it came off easily from the cable sheath, but from the metal, it is stuck on really well and seems like melted burned glue and corroded,...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 10th November 2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By snapdragon
Well, nice weather this morning, so got to this...

Well, nice weather this morning, so got to this cable junction box.
You have to remove plastic covers from front and rear of seat rails to expose triple square bolts that you then remove the fronts...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 7th November 2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By snapdragon
Also 158 from Germany if you can wait.. ...

Also 158 from Germany if you can wait..
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Air-Suspension-Pump-Compressor-For-Audi-A8-D3-6-8-Cylinder-4E0616007B/32813396061.html
for Petrols only.
...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th November 2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By snapdragon
Thinking about this more, it does sound like it...

Thinking about this more, it does sound like it could be this thick cable/crimp, simply because if it was the motor getting hot, the heat soak from the engine and the mass of the engine and motor...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 4th November 2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By snapdragon
Will do thanks, also looking at some 3M...

Will do thanks, also looking at some 3M protective film.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 4th November 2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By snapdragon
Sadly no, but it was 40. He masked off and used...

Sadly no, but it was 40. He masked off and used a cordless brushless drill with some 2 or 2.5" discs designed for small bodywork refinishing. They were velcro backed sandpaper discs, after that,...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 2nd November 2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By snapdragon
Thanks both - I'll take a few more photos to show...

Thanks both - I'll take a few more photos to show where to find it and compare notes.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 2nd November 2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By snapdragon
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=13499&...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=13499&highlight=drivers+footwell

Oh yes, thanks, I eventually found it. Will have a look in the morning.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 2nd November 2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 450
Posted By snapdragon
3.0TDI Hot Start Issue, very slow cranking, fails to ignite, reproducible every time

On the way to get my headlights polished/restored today (which was a success+++), I stopped at the ATM for for the cash and when I got back in the car, the cranking was so slow but it started. Now,...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 27th October 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By snapdragon
Ouch, never heard of that! GLAD YOU GOT IT...

Ouch, never heard of that! GLAD YOU GOT IT SORTED!
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 18th October 2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By snapdragon
My EGR cooler shut off valve leaked smoke. It was...

My EGR cooler shut off valve leaked smoke. It was sooty around thar area, I could see the haze at night with a green laser pen shining it under the bonnet.
It is a butterfly valve operated by vacuum...
Forum: D3 - Lights 14th October 2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By snapdragon
I have been researching this online - there are...

I have been researching this online - there are whole research papers on the subject and seems that solvents are one major cause on clear polymers such as acrylic (PMMA), and polycarbonate, so don't...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 13th October 2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By snapdragon
Yeah my cobbler was happy to do, touched it on...

Yeah my cobbler was happy to do, touched it on his grinder and immediately took it off and gave me back and said the metal was too hard and would damage his cutter.
Forum: D3 - Lights 13th October 2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By snapdragon
Cracking Rear Lights

20224 20225

I recently came back from the USA and the car had been at Manchester Airport for a few weeks.
As soon as I got to the back of the car I saw the rear lights' cracks had got much worse...
Forum: Daily banter 13th October 2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By snapdragon
That's the plan - it's in the UN's white papers....

That's the plan - it's in the UN's white papers. Rationing, tariff shaping, geofencing etc... I think I will stick with an offline off the grid IC car as long as possible rather than one of these new...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 9th October 2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By snapdragon
https://audi.7zap.com/en/rdw/audi+a8/a8/2004-291/1...

https://audi.7zap.com/en/rdw/audi+a8/a8/2004-291/1/121-121039/
Part 6 on this diagram is a common failure that results in cool running/slow warmup due to bypassing the main thermostat and...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 5th October 2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By snapdragon
If you have a D2, this may be an option......

If you have a D2, this may be an option......
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 29th September 2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By snapdragon
Yes, I just get the cases from Aliexpress or...

Yes, I just get the cases from Aliexpress or ebay.
Quality varies and sometimes the original metal key blade is not 100% great fit in th new case and also some come with new gaskets and some do not....
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 24th September 2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By snapdragon
I think you can broaden your search to lump 3.0...

I think you can broaden your search to lump 3.0 and 4.2 injector issues together. They use injectors from the same range - they are interchangeable even though not recommended or beneficial - but...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th August 2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By snapdragon
I'd try a Chinese unit. ...

I'd try a Chinese unit.
https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20180826045637&SearchText=4E0616002N
~290 delivered
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 6th August 2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,113
Posted By snapdragon
I have had it off a couple of times using the...

I have had it off a couple of times using the audi service manual instructions which were sufficient. Worst thing is removing fuel pipes and all the vacuum pipes and wires. My vacuum pipes broke...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 2nd August 2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By snapdragon
SSP17 says (about rear discs - all versions...

SSP17 says (about rear discs - all versions including ceramics)
"It is possible to change the brake disc without removing the brake carrier."

I didn't remove the carrier on mine, the disc just...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 1st August 2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,113
Posted By snapdragon
I am but it is variable and is also for EGR...

I am but it is variable and is also for EGR assistance as described in the SSP...
19873
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 1st August 2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,504
Posted By snapdragon
Hello Ray, sorry for the delay, the top two links...

Hello Ray, sorry for the delay, the top two links are to a 100w slim power sounder. It is basically a powerful 1Kg tweeter with no horn, but a weatherproof shroud. The other links are just for fun.
...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 30th July 2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,113
Posted By snapdragon
The ECU on our cars will also partially close the...

The ECU on our cars will also partially close the throttle behind the nearside headlight to cause a vacuum if it is not getting enough exhaust gas - in order to 'suck' more through the EGR. The best...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 30th July 2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,113
Posted By snapdragon
TBH, if less EGR gas is entering the intake than...

TBH, if less EGR gas is entering the intake than is specified (demanded) by the ECU, you will get an 001025 - EGR System P0401 - 002 - Insufficient Flow code. It is measured by the drop in the the...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 22nd July 2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,504
Posted By snapdragon
You know what Ray, a lot of these 12v airhorns I...

You know what Ray, a lot of these 12v airhorns I have seen have a bit of a delay and a lead in to full sound - as there is no air tank, you have to wait 0.5s for the pressure to build up. I wonder...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 22nd July 2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,504
Posted By snapdragon
I suppose we could look at the current in the...

I suppose we could look at the current in the Battery Energy Manager with VCDS and then press the horn and see what the change in Amps is.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 20th July 2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By snapdragon
Well done - where did you get the cogs from? I...

Well done - where did you get the cogs from? I have never seen that.
I don't know what is wrong with your cooler flap, Mine used to do that and when I investigated the whole thing had fallen apart...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 20th July 2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By snapdragon
Is it connected to the latch so it knows when the...

Is it connected to the latch so it knows when the bonnet os open?[
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 17th July 2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,734
Posted By snapdragon
The terms and conditions are that the part must...

The terms and conditions are that the part must be fitted by a VAT registered garage. It is usually in fine grey print on the back of the receipt. I think you would have to talk nicely to the dealer....
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 7th July 2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By snapdragon
Well done, I was worried about this years' MOT...

Well done, I was worried about this years' MOT due to my DPF and catalytic conversion unit being hollow and the new tighter rules, but the emissions were 0.37 and the default limit is1.5. They should...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th July 2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By snapdragon
That's not the throttle valve, that's the EGR...

That's not the throttle valve, that's the EGR Cooler changeover valve.
The throttle valve is one the larger silver part somewhere above the dipstick.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 29th June 2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,307
Posted By snapdragon
I took out my warning triangle and tow hook and...

I took out my warning triangle and tow hook and it now works:D
If I adjust those bolts so that it opens it kind of explodes open with a thud and I was worried something like a hinge would break. I...
Forum: Daily banter 25th June 2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,086
Posted By snapdragon
Oh man, we are very sorry to hear that Ray, our...

Oh man, we are very sorry to hear that Ray, our love thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 25th June 2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,580
Posted By snapdragon
Thanks. Yes cig socket is on all the time, but...

Thanks.
Yes cig socket is on all the time, but battery seems to cope OK. I would unplug if I was parked at the airport etc... but car is used at least 5 times a week.
I will make a switched supply...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 24th June 2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,580
Posted By snapdragon
Hello Chip, I like what you have done. Do you...

Hello Chip, I like what you have done.
Do you have any audio whine/hum whistle (ground loop feedback).
I do and I'm using a bluetooth receiver on AV1 and a MOTOVIEW airplay/chromecast on AV2 and...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 17th June 2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,795
Posted By snapdragon
https://www.ctcarsltd.co.uk nearish to heathrow...

https://www.ctcarsltd.co.uk nearish to heathrow is the last one I used at 36 while I wait. My usual one had gone up from 30 to 75 when I telephoned.
They do not do recoding as part of this, only...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 9th June 2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,307
Posted By snapdragon
These models list 8H0827249 - 8H is the A4 on...

These models list 8H0827249 - 8H is the A4 on the list.
19414
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 9th June 2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,307
Posted By snapdragon
19411 This is the version I have but when I...

19411

This is the version I have but when I try and turn the outer part, it does not budge. I will try again with mole grips.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 7th June 2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,307
Posted By snapdragon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTQhK3P4gYk ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTQhK3P4gYk
This one is useful too, he added helper springs to the top of the bolts I was adjusting. (He has lots of A8 tech videos on his youtube page)

EDIT* I...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 7th June 2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,307
Posted By snapdragon
Yes I have the spring laoded ones but forgot...

Yes I have the spring laoded ones but forgot about those will have a check of them. Thank you.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 6th June 2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,307
Posted By snapdragon
My Audi parts are silver and the SGS are black...

My Audi parts are silver and the SGS are black but they look OK on the car.
However they haven't made a scrap of difference to the boot not opening without a little help.
What I will try next is...
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