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Forum: Daily banter 6th May 2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,216
Posted By oldnick
having seen the price of replacements I look with...

having seen the price of replacements I look with envy at the chrome trims on the bumpers and sides of vera's car

did she find some magic treatment or bite the bullet and get replacements ?
Forum: Daily banter 5th May 2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,216
Posted By oldnick
who polished those cars???

who polished those cars???
Forum: D2 - Interior 27th April 2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,597
Posted By oldnick
may I suggest Monks....just on the north side of...

may I suggest Monks....just on the north side of southampton , specialises in all VAG and with an excellent reputation have a look at his website; worth a phone call 02380741039
Forum: Daily banter 23rd March 2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By oldnick
interesting ...nobody mentions age personally...

interesting ...nobody mentions age
personally I wouldn't use anything over 7 years old , so would check the age of any used tyre I bought
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 13th March 2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By oldnick
thanks very much mikki ! why are some parts 4DO...

thanks very much mikki !
why are some parts 4DO and some 8DO ?
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th March 2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By oldnick
3.7 sport FL 20000 gaiter

at the last MOT the tester reported a split in the steering rack gaiter , but passed as there was no leak

decided to change it before the next MOT , but which of these is it ?

...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 8th March 2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By oldnick
thanks all for your comments; will stop worrying...

thanks all for your comments; will stop worrying !
the temperature was very low when I noticed this , and the car had only run about a mile when i noticed ; maybe something to do with the...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 4th March 2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By oldnick
speed on change up 3.7 sport

pulling away from the traffic lights on a slight hill in the town near where I live the car remains in 2nd when in auto ; if i change to manual it will change into 4th quite happily
does this sound...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 2nd March 2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,168
Posted By oldnick
what about the bill for changing the fuel pump ???

what about the bill for changing the fuel pump ???
Forum: Daily banter 27th February 2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By oldnick
well I know Mikki told us that a carbon clean...

well I know Mikki told us that a carbon clean was a waste of time on our indirect injection engines , but I had no idea that direct + indirect engines existed !
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By oldnick
interesting video by brian silvestro ...

interesting video by brian silvestro

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/car-design/a18690244/how-direct-injection-works/?src=nl&mag=rdt&list=nl_rdt_news&date=022618
Forum: Daily banter 22nd February 2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,325
Posted By oldnick
heard from my SIL in the eurozone he uses...

heard from my SIL in the eurozone
he uses Currencyfair who do matched deals , decides what exchange rate he wants and waits for that ; as you don't want to keep euro's is probably best for you if...
Forum: Daily banter 21st February 2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,325
Posted By oldnick
have a look at Transferwise borderless account to...

have a look at Transferwise borderless account to begin with
I will contact my SIL who is the expert in these matters , his response will probably involve knowing if you intend to keep any money in...
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 14th February 2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,102
Posted By oldnick
as baldrick might say ...I have a cunning idea ...

as baldrick might say ...I have a cunning idea
for the last couple of winters , like so many , have had the dreaded limp mode in cold weather on an intermittent basis when engaging reverse so that...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 11th February 2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,697
Posted By oldnick
if the audi agent is correct about not possible...

if the audi agent is correct about not possible to change the pump alone then there are a good number of A8's which run without one . mine included
if only !

late addition ; asked the previous...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 11th February 2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,697
Posted By oldnick
if I understand correctly the pump alone is...

if I understand correctly the pump alone is available on line for a much better price and by the original producer
why not ask the Audi agent for a price to fit your own pump and if the price is...
Forum: Daily banter 26th January 2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By oldnick
mpg on a 3.7 FL sport

unusually for me I have just spent a couple of weeks not driving outside the city between fills of the tank [now costs over£100 ! ]

as per usual I calculated the mpg .....13

does this sound...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 21st January 2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,086
Posted By oldnick
[QUOTE=David's8;136897]A. New f125 is £165 from...

[QUOTE=David's8;136897]A. New f125 is £165 from TPS and is worth it given the fact that all these switches will be a few years old and will.have started to degrade. With the costs of installing it on...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 20th January 2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,086
Posted By oldnick
well MJ is the expert but even she concurs with...

well MJ is the expert but even she concurs with the possibility of it being the dreaded F125
suffice it to say that you cannot be far from our sponsors and , one of those new being an arm and a leg...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 14th January 2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By oldnick
in the uk the car fails technical inspection if...

in the uk the car fails technical inspection if the airbag light is on
is that true where you are?
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th January 2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By oldnick
have you tried our sponsors here? apart from...

have you tried our sponsors here?
apart from anything else they will probably know exactly what fits and what doesn't
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 4th January 2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,102
Posted By oldnick
just an odd thing which I haven't noticed posted...

just an odd thing which I haven't noticed posted anywhere

on my 2000Fl round connector , had the odd limp mode in cold weather when starting
HOWEVER I believe this happened after engaging...
Forum: D2 - Interior 22nd December 2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By oldnick
front passenger side footwell heating

during cold weather I get elected to drive ; swmbo doesn't like driving in a big coat , neither does she like standing in the cold to take it off !

however it has just come to my attention that...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 8th December 2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 965
Posted By oldnick
the 3.7 260 FL has as much power as the PF 4.2...

the 3.7 260 FL has as much power as the PF 4.2 iirc and uses the 19A transmission might be easier to fit ?
Forum: Owners Meets 2nd December 2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,460
Posted By oldnick
as I live about 15 minutes away would probably...

as I live about 15 minutes away would probably come except spanker might park big red near enough to shame me
only joking ....will be back in france by then!
Forum: Daily banter 28th November 2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,847
Posted By oldnick
10 out of 10 for the hotel !

10 out of 10 for the hotel !
Forum: Daily banter 21st November 2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By oldnick
salvage hunters

a guy called drew prichard travels around buying things to recycle [ and makes a TV programme about it ]
on a recent trip he went to cornwall to buy some bits at a country house and came back with...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 13th November 2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By oldnick
well, celebrating with a glass of red went...

well, celebrating with a glass of red

went to a MOT centre which doesn't do repairs so not tempted to find something spurious [ they will change little things like a bulb /wiper blade FOC ]
only...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th November 2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By oldnick
well , tomorrow is the day , so fingers...

well , tomorrow is the day , so fingers crossed!!!!
Forum: D2 - Lights 10th November 2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,313
Posted By oldnick
well , according to MJ it's because it is easier...

well , according to MJ it's because it is easier to distinguish between brakes and fogs ...she is usually correct !

just off to look for a third torx screw ...thanks jim ; just back from a stroll...
Forum: D2 - Lights 9th November 2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,313
Posted By oldnick
just got a confirmation about fogs; definitely...

just got a confirmation about fogs;
definitely not included in the MOT
Forum: D2 - Lights 4th November 2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,313
Posted By oldnick
thanks andrew , am busy packing my 2 tonne...

thanks andrew , am busy packing my 2 tonne trailer for a trip to uk starting tomorrow so it was a job I didn't need right now , gives me time to find what the fitment is !
strange about the single...
Forum: D2 - Lights 4th November 2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,313
Posted By oldnick
front foglights tested in MOT ?

have just noticed that one of my front FL foglights doesn't work , probably just the bulb
undid the two torx screws but still not able to extract the lamp to change the bulb ...what am I missing ?...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th October 2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,180
Posted By oldnick
having suffered this problem for a while may I...

having suffered this problem for a while may I suggest the first step in diagnosing the cause ...a temperature gun !
in my case the problem varied according to such thing as...who was driving [eg...
Forum: Daily banter 29th October 2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,318
Posted By oldnick
average age of private A8/S8 owner

anyone ever tried to estimate this based on the membership here ?
from his comments I know that tc4332 is nearly as old as I am and from mentions of retirement there are a number who must be 60 plus...
Forum: Daily banter 24th October 2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By oldnick
let's face it , just because drivers were allowed...

let's face it , just because drivers were allowed some discretion in running wide hence lengthening the track and overtaking nobody doesn't mean that the same discretion should be allowed for a...
Forum: Daily banter 21st October 2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,169
Posted By oldnick
having lived here for 30 years I can tell you...

having lived here for 30 years I can tell you that this is not correct , the allowances are as I stated before
however they CAN issue on the spot fines for foreign vehicles .....you can't drive off...
Forum: Daily banter 19th October 2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,169
Posted By oldnick
just to clarify the position in france , you may...

just to clarify the position in france , you may get flashed but not be liable for a fine !
for speeds up to 100Km/hr you will be given a 10% allowance before a fine is applicable eg 55k in a 50k...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th October 2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By oldnick
no towing with a D2L

just about to tow a heavy load with my 2 tonne trailer , so checked imposed loads in the owners handbook
4% of laden weight minimum [must exceed 25Kg though ]to maximum of 95Kg was as expected but...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd September 2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By oldnick
well having a long bar nut breaker left over from...

well having a long bar nut breaker left over from my motorhome days gave MJ's test a go
presuming she didn't mean jack the car up first the result was ...no movement at all !
so feeling very...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd September 2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By oldnick
well thanks to both MJ and adrian for your...

well thanks to both MJ and adrian for your replies

strange to say it takes both replies to make my strategy clear !
to do the job properly as per MJ would probably cost more than the vehicle is...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd September 2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By oldnick
rear suspension bushes 2000 FL sport 3.7

just coming up for another MOT so had a look at the last one [ 3K ago ] and there is an advisory saying ALL rear suspension bushes deteriorated
tried to have a look to see what that would involved...
Forum: Owners Meets 3rd September 2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,396
Posted By oldnick
now my uk residence is near to hand they have...

now my uk residence is near to hand they have gone and moved the date to september when I am at my french residence!!!

c'est la vie
Forum: D2 - Everything else 30th August 2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By oldnick
I bought one of the AA solar panels , came with...

I bought one of the AA solar panels , came with cig plug and croc clips

worked for me for 3 months
Forum: Daily banter 12th August 2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By oldnick
indeed.......descending from our mountain lair...

indeed.......descending from our mountain lair there is one I wouldn't try at 50k...one of my neighbours did ...I went to his funeral ....there is still a wreath on the oak tree
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 4th August 2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By oldnick
well , new adaptor arrived at the vast cost of €5...

well , new adaptor arrived at the vast cost of €5
problem cured !

the old one must have been twisted out of line on removal
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 27th July 2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By oldnick
thanks guys.....some research shows that if you...

thanks guys.....some research shows that if you don't remove the adaptor carefully and fully they can get out of line....to the extent that there exists a small tool to re-align them
think I will...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 26th July 2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By oldnick
towball 13 pin socket

as with many other 8's my car is fitted with a removable towball , presumably factory fitted because the wiring socket is audi branded

under normal circumstances no electrical problems , but in...
Forum: Daily banter 20th July 2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By oldnick
brake pad warning light isn't a fail

brake pad warning light isn't a fail
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 28th June 2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,254
Posted By oldnick
:o yet another here who wondered why the...

:o

yet another here who wondered why the roof didn't tilt !!!!

yesterday was at the kini and my wife sat in the car reading ; as it was steaming hot she parked under a tree ,opened all windows...
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