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Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 25th January 2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,479
Posted By Ronin
https://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/

https://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/
Forum: Daily banter 21st January 2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 450
Posted By Ronin
a 1.9tdi skoda octavia with 90hp and manual...

a 1.9tdi skoda octavia with 90hp and manual AC....
there was something magical about the sound of that engine plus it was so cheap to own i never felt afraid of parking or leaving it anywhere
Forum: D2 - Everything else 19th January 2022, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Ronin
Don't forget there are non S models left too.

Don't forget there are non S models left too.
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th January 2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 47,043
Posted By Ronin
GPS module installed in the boot lid, a long...

GPS module installed in the boot lid, a long overdue job:
https://i.ibb.co/379zyQV/Whats-App-Image-2022-01-15-at-19-25-21.jpg

Coax cable routed the oem way:...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th January 2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,532
Posted By Ronin
To anyone reading this in the future, the fault...

To anyone reading this in the future, the fault was caused by a water damaged relay:

https://i.ibb.co/zVjxKFv/Whats-App-Image-2022-01-15-at-19-09-35-1.jpg...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 13th January 2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Ronin
I would get a reversing camera instead, much more...

I would get a reversing camera instead, much more accurate than a beeping sound
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 13th January 2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,884
Posted By Ronin
D3 rear wheel alignment bolts, cheap from autodoc...

D3 rear wheel alignment bolts, cheap from autodoc if anyone is looking for some. You will need 2x of each:

https://i.ibb.co/Vt0w51c/bolts.jpg
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th January 2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,884
Posted By Ronin
120 turned out to be 144.44 with VAT... ...

120 turned out to be 144.44 with VAT...

Here it is anyway:

https://i.ibb.co/gRvzx3z/Whats-App-Image-2022-01-05-at-16-41-26.jpg
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th January 2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By Ronin
I reckon these would be a closer match: ...

I reckon these would be a closer match:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122502898577?epid=1309540435&hash=item1c85bde391:g:enwAAOSwDtdhJiNM
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 3rd January 2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 47,043
Posted By Ronin
BIG UPDATE: No stupid and expensive dongle...

BIG UPDATE:

No stupid and expensive dongle is required to have wireless and wired android auto on the head unit.

All you need is an app called Headunit Reloaded from the play store, which...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd January 2022, 09:18 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,163
Posted By Ronin
So those c pillar clips are single use? I spend...

So those c pillar clips are single use? I spend ages trying to figure out how they work and why they are there.. very mysterious things especially with that pull cord to release them.
Forum: Daily banter 2nd January 2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,163
Posted By Ronin
:love:

:love:
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 18th December 2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,083
Posted By Ronin
Good work. BTW I have just ordered that...

Good work.

BTW I have just ordered that coolant hose which runs too close to the AC compressor, its gonna be 20 inc. postage if you still want it. I'll have it by late january
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 16th December 2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By Ronin
they can be cheaply replaced with metal ones like...

they can be cheaply replaced with metal ones like this
https://i.ibb.co/b3tjy4R/image.png
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 16th December 2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 47,043
Posted By Ronin
Bad news: The usb filter doesn't provide...

Bad news:

The usb filter doesn't provide enough bandwith for smooth operation.
For example If if music is playing though spotify, and I'm browsing through albums the audio and video start to...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 16th December 2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 47,043
Posted By Ronin
Wireless carplay working for any apple users out...

Wireless carplay working for any apple users out there
https://i.ibb.co/KDjJf1F/Whats-App-Image-2021-12-16-at-16-41-26.jpg
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th December 2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 47,043
Posted By Ronin
Another small update: Installed the android...

Another small update:

Installed the android auto/usb filter/12 to 5v converter bodge box on top of steering column trim and its still working great, I'll drive the car with it taped on for a month...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 14th December 2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By Ronin
why not use a mobile phone with google maps? ...

why not use a mobile phone with google maps?

I do about 40k miles a year and nothing works better, especially with traffic updates.
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 11th December 2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,083
Posted By Ronin
You just have to undo the bolt, the nut is part...

You just have to undo the bolt, the nut is part of the alternator casing and is permanently attached to it
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 10th December 2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,083
Posted By Ronin
You can just take out one end of the hose thats...

You can just take out one end of the hose thats in the way and plug it with something (thats what I've done) if you are quick enough, you will lose less than 500ml of coolant.

Then replace the...
Forum: D2 - Lights 4th December 2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By Ronin
Start with replacing fuse 56 then replace the...

Start with replacing fuse 56
then replace the sensor if both codes are still present
once the sensor is replaced you will probably have to calibrate them, I used vcds lite for it
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 3rd December 2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,083
Posted By Ronin
Let me know if you need the spare alternator I...

Let me know if you need the spare alternator I have, I can leave it at MJ's workshop if you want as I'm sure ill be in devon sooner rather than later
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st December 2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,884
Posted By Ronin
I was quoted 200 for front and rear subframes...

I was quoted 200 for front and rear subframes and rear anti roll bar powdercoated in black.

In the end I paid 120 for the rear, plus the roll bar and a few brackets, I should have it by friday...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 25th November 2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By Ronin
I bought mine in panic after i saw a bit of the...

I bought mine in panic after i saw a bit of the dash lining lift up around the center air vent :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Everything else 25th November 2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By Ronin
Well fitting sun shade from amazon

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sunshades-Windshield-Windscreen-Protector-31in%C3%9757in/dp/B096B64M54/ref=sr_1_42?keywords=car+front+windscreen+sunshade&qid=1637854346&sr=8-42

I thought i share this, It...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 24th November 2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 47,043
Posted By Ronin
Update: Made a quick prototype box to go...

Update:

Made a quick prototype box to go underneth the steering wheel panel.. Hopefully there's enough space there to fit it in

https://imgur.com/A4jYIrM.jpg
https://imgur.com/ulter4o.jpg
Forum: A6/S6 C4 24th November 2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 14,524
Posted By Ronin
I think I saw you about 30 mins ago on camp road...

I think I saw you about 30 mins ago on camp road just before west cocker. I was in a grey Tiguan. A6 was looking good 👍
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 18th November 2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 47,043
Posted By Ronin
Yeah unfortunately none of the headunits...

Yeah unfortunately none of the headunits available will be plug and play as the D2 is unique on many levels..

I have met up with MJ at her amazin workshop to do some other mods and once we have...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 16th November 2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 47,043
Posted By Ronin
The noise in the attached video above has been...

The noise in the attached video above has been solved by putting a usb filter between the dongle and usb port coming out of the radio.

The noise is only filtered out if the filter is powered by an...
Forum: D2 - Interior 10th November 2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,403
Posted By Ronin
Why not get a nice multi function steering wheel...

Why not get a nice multi function steering wheel with tiptronic and heating instead?
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 8th November 2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,998
Posted By Ronin
Basically a "low resolution" by laptop standards...

Basically a "low resolution" by laptop standards will look nice and crisp on a small head unit screen. I would worry more about glare and viewing angles if I was you.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 7th November 2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,755
Posted By Ronin
They don't mention the price, whats in the kit or...

They don't mention the price, whats in the kit or or even have a website.
It looks like a copy of Pes G2.. and its early days for them in general.
I also wonder how will they support all the...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 7th November 2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 47,043
Posted By Ronin
Android Auto/Carplay module fitted. It took all...

Android Auto/Carplay module fitted.
It took all of 5 minutes and works wirelessly and through a cable for both phones.

BUT, there is a strange popping noise in speakers as soon as its plugged...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 6th November 2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 47,043
Posted By Ronin
Got the radio in.... ...

Got the radio in....

https://imgur.com/wjwM1mj.jpg
https://imgur.com/HEKuOZY.jpg

Last thing for tomorrow is to fit the wireless android auto/car play adapter:
https://imgur.com/Hi6Js0r.jpg
...
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 6th November 2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,083
Posted By Ronin
Yeah I keep it in the boot as a spare, I'm just...

Yeah I keep it in the boot as a spare, I'm just too paranoid :ROFL: I should probably buy a spare fuel pump and a gear box as well and keep it in there :o
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 5th November 2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,083
Posted By Ronin
My alternator failed by pulley free wheeling both...

My alternator failed by pulley free wheeling both ways.

I have a spare refurbuished alternator with brand new bearings, valeo clutch, new regulator and slip rings if you need one :)
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 5th November 2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 47,043
Posted By Ronin
Managed to get the radio in perfectly. To do...

Managed to get the radio in perfectly.

To do this I removed the L shaped piece at the back (its rivetted so can be easily removed)

https://imgur.com/I0IhupJ.jpg

Removed the plastic...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 2nd November 2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 47,043
Posted By Ronin
Update

I have bought another sterego cage from prestige to create all the appropiate bracketry..

The pictures below will also show how ill-fitting this 'dedicated' radio is....

I wish i had a 3d...
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 1st November 2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,083
Posted By Ronin
Yup! Too much coffee and not enough sleep 😜

Yup! Too much coffee and not enough sleep 😜
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 1st November 2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By Ronin
Hmm I have the car booked in for hand brake...

Hmm I have the car booked in for hand brake adjustment so might as well give them another job to do, especially that its wayyyyy cheaper than cats.. I'll report back once I have it back on the 11th
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 1st November 2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,238
Posted By Ronin
set of 4 single pane windows and door mirror

I have a set of 4 fully working single pane blue tint window frames with glass and motors and a passenger side mirror which looks to have a heated mirror but also another connector for the dimmable...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 1st November 2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By Ronin
Cats or Lambda Sensors?

Few months ago I started getting:

16804 - catalyst system bank 1 efficiency below threshold p420
16814 - catalyst system bank 2 efficiency below threshold p430

I've ignored it for a few months...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st November 2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,884
Posted By Ronin
rear control arm bushes have appeared on autodoc...

rear control arm bushes have appeared on autodoc at an affordable prices:
https://www.autodoc.co.uk/car-parts/oem/4d0505171l
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 31st October 2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,083
Posted By Ronin
it could be the alternator junction box under...

it could be the alternator junction box under driver side front wheel arch yes.
whats the battery voltage whilst the engine is off?
whats the charging current with engine on?
how much fuel do you...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 31st October 2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 47,043
Posted By Ronin
He is just projecting his phone onto the tiny...

He is just projecting his phone onto the tiny grainy screen of the RNSD nothing special in my opinion. You can't control it with the physical buttons in the head unit. You can't even 'legally' answer...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 30th October 2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 47,043
Posted By Ronin
That's true and dependant on the DAC those units...

That's true and dependant on the DAC those units use, but with the Android you can get wireless carplay and android auto, you can get noise cancelling aps that make the car even more quiet inside,...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 30th October 2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 47,043
Posted By Ronin
I have completley removed the Bose amp as its a...

I have completley removed the Bose amp as its a DSP piece of crap amp with floating ground so whatever aftermarket HU you will connect it will always pop etc because of potential difference between...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 29th October 2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,317
Posted By Ronin
if you download the my audi app from play store...

if you download the my audi app from play store or apple you can input your vin and it will show you the build sheet
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 28th October 2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By Ronin
If I lived any closer I would happily apprentice...

If I lived any closer I would happily apprentice at your workshop for free and help out :o
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 28th October 2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By Ronin
I know about those, there was a 2.8 AMX passat...

I know about those, there was a 2.8 AMX passat for sale few years ago with that supercharger with a printout for 295 but it sounded like a meat grinder when revved which in my opinion would spoil...
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