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Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) Yesterday, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 118
Posted By MikkiJayne
Dell E5500 series are perfect for VCDS - cheap as...

Dell E5500 series are perfect for VCDS - cheap as chips ex-corporate machines, relatively robust, 15" screen, support Windows 10, and are plenty quick enough with an SSD.
Forum: Other marques 23rd January 2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yay! Congratulations +++

Yay! Congratulations +++
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 23rd January 2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 212
Posted By MikkiJayne
The rear interior light can cause odd stuff to...

The rear interior light can cause odd stuff to happen with all the interior lighting. Its made up of lots of bent bits of sheet metal clipped together and things can go a bit haywire when its gets...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 22nd January 2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its very common for the original manufacturer to...

Its very common for the original manufacturer to sell parts produced from the very same moulds that produced the parts for Audi and then grind the logo off. Lemforder, TRW, INA, Febi all do this. I...
Forum: Daily banter 21st January 2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By MikkiJayne
My first D2 - a silver on black A8 3.7 quattro. ...

My first D2 - a silver on black A8 3.7 quattro.

A Polo G40. So much fun, try finding one these days :(
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th January 2022, 10:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 708
Posted By MikkiJayne
The D3 does not have this IMO. Its a big, comfy,...

The D3 does not have this IMO. Its a big, comfy, fast, high(er)-tech Audi, but it is missing what makes the D2 special.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 18th January 2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By MikkiJayne
I've not thought about it as a percentage of the...

I've not thought about it as a percentage of the originals. 25% is much less depressing than only 170 remaining. There are almost twice as many Aston Martin DB5s left :rolleyes: More original Lotus...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th January 2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 708
Posted By MikkiJayne
Given the bumper and the hole in the engine I'd...

Given the bumper and the hole in the engine I'd normally say 1K max, but the market is pretty weird at the moment. If someone is offering 2K for it without the Avus wheels then a, thats a pretty...
Forum: Daily banter 18th January 2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By MikkiJayne
That's the butcher who ruined the Murple. Its all...

That's the butcher who ruined the Murple. Its all in the thread for that one, but tbh its a bit of a horror show.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 17th January 2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,440
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yes it fits LHD. 50 Euro posted to Sweden. PM me...

Yes it fits LHD. 50 Euro posted to Sweden. PM me if you're interested :)
Forum: Daily banter 17th January 2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By MikkiJayne
Ok, fixed the previous post +++ Not much...

Ok, fixed the previous post +++

Not much done tonight. My shop vac died a while back and its remarkably difficult to clean this mess up without it.
...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th January 2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By MikkiJayne
I have the same problem as a friend has a TT. I...

I have the same problem as a friend has a TT. I bought a big 4-ton lift for picking up S8s and it will only just go small enough to pick up the TT! There's literally one spot the TT can go to be...
Forum: Daily banter 17th January 2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By MikkiJayne
FFS. I posted this in the Big Red thread without...

FFS. I posted this in the Big Red thread without realising but was tipped off by Strum so I moved the post to this one. Apparently the forum deleted the images when I deleted the post from the other...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 17th January 2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By MikkiJayne
Bear in mind they are both different sizes, for...

Bear in mind they are both different sizes, for the front and rear arms +++
Forum: Daily banter 16th January 2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By MikkiJayne
The gearbox sump needs powdercoating before, so I...

The gearbox sump needs powdercoating before, so I wrapped it up in cardboard and pallet wrap to stop schmutz getting in. Kersteman garage would probably just put this back in the car and send it...
Forum: Daily banter 15th January 2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 63,332
Posted By MikkiJayne
I'm sorry to say I think you have the cage upside...

I'm sorry to say I think you have the cage upside down :( I just checked a scrap joint and the thicker portion is definitely at the top.

I never normally take them apart this far tbh so I had to...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 15th January 2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By MikkiJayne
C5 A6 inserts are the same as the D2 +++ I just...

C5 A6 inserts are the same as the D2 +++ I just knocked a set out of each type of upright and they are identical.

As for part numbers, thats a bit harder as the units I have here don't have a...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th January 2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By MikkiJayne
Ah so aluminium uprights with the steel inserts...

Ah so aluminium uprights with the steel inserts for the balljoint tapers.

Unfortunately its a common mistake where the insert comes out with the arm which then goes in the bin. Its not available...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 14th January 2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By MikkiJayne
How on earth does that hole in the cylinder head...

How on earth does that hole in the cylinder head happen? :eek2:

I think I have a scruffy but usable lower bumper. I'll have a look tomorrow.
Forum: D2 - Interior 14th January 2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,321
Posted By MikkiJayne
I did not :( I got it mostly built but ran in to...

I did not :( I got it mostly built but ran in to a few problems and never got it completed. I was selling stuff on ebay for a while but they changed the rules last year and became too difficult to...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 14th January 2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By MikkiJayne
My FL1 2.8 with no options simply has foglight...

My FL1 2.8 with no options simply has foglight wiring in the front bumper. No PDC wiring. The bumper wiring is the least of the challenges though - you'd hopefully get that when buying a replacement...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th January 2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By MikkiJayne
Steel for 20" wheels and Brembo calipers? ...

Steel for 20" wheels and Brembo calipers?

How have you managed to break one of those?
Forum: Daily banter 14th January 2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,808
Posted By MikkiJayne
Just paying it forward from the sadists at...

Just paying it forward from the sadists at Ingolstadt :D
Forum: Daily banter 13th January 2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,808
Posted By MikkiJayne
If any of mine go in they will be getting the 'Do...

If any of mine go in they will be getting the 'Do not wash' sign from Pro Detailer hung on the rear view mirror and I shall have eyes on them at all times!

Or I might just take in a loose steering...
Forum: Daily banter 13th January 2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,808
Posted By MikkiJayne
Gas generator that's it. I'm fairly sure that can...

Gas generator that's it. I'm fairly sure that can be unbolted from the back of the airbag assembly and they are mostly the same, so it should be a fairly simple job and not require all the different...
Forum: Daily banter 13th January 2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,808
Posted By MikkiJayne
I bet thats the first time some of the techs have...

I bet thats the first time some of the techs have even seen a D2!

It'll be interesting to hear what they actually do - I presume they are simply replacing the bag, rather than the whole steering...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 13th January 2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By MikkiJayne
Entirely possible, but possibly not worth it....

Entirely possible, but possibly not worth it. You'd need a full wiring harness from a donor car which had PDC, and you could strip out everything for the PDC system making a note of where it joins...
Forum: D2 - Interior 13th January 2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,321
Posted By MikkiJayne
I can make them to order :) PM me and we can sort...

I can make them to order :) PM me and we can sort something out +++
Forum: Daily banter 11th January 2022, 09:00 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By MikkiJayne
Missing a picture? Rear diffs are the same design...

Missing a picture? Rear diffs are the same design between 5hp19 and 5hp24.

Gearbox... Why do people feel the need to sandblast these things? https://www.corradov8.com/pics/screwy.gif The end user...
Forum: Daily banter 11th January 2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By MikkiJayne
They often leak from the right hand output shaft...

They often leak from the right hand output shaft on the rear diff. The fill plug is just behind the output flange, about halfway up +++
Forum: Daily banter 11th January 2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By MikkiJayne
They are filled to the bottom of the fill plug....

They are filled to the bottom of the fill plug. Basically open the plug, put oil in until it overflows. This should be done with the drivetrain level so I will check and top up if necessary once the...
Forum: Daily banter 10th January 2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By MikkiJayne
Getting the gearbox ready for its service. As it...

Getting the gearbox ready for its service. As it has been 'recently' refurbished, I don't plan on draining the diffs - the oil in them is nice and clean. However, if I flip it over to do the sump and...
Forum: Daily banter 9th January 2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By MikkiJayne
Hmm. Noted. Engine out: ...

Hmm. Noted.

Engine out:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=27625&stc=1&d=1641758090

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=27626&stc=1&d=1641758090
...
Forum: Daily banter 9th January 2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By MikkiJayne
That's all I've got: ...

That's all I've got:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=27624&stc=1&d=1641726464

:Confused:
Forum: Daily banter 8th January 2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By MikkiJayne
Everything removed from the top ...

Everything removed from the top

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=27616&stc=1&d=1641672097

On to the suspension - the left hand side came off no problem since that had been...
Forum: Daily banter 8th January 2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By MikkiJayne
Funnily enough, I was looking at the phone...

Funnily enough, I was looking at the phone connector yesterday and thinking that it could be reused as a USB charging point :D An aux input is an interesting idea...
Forum: Daily banter 8th January 2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By MikkiJayne
That's for the phone cable which plugs in to the...

That's for the phone cable which plugs in to the block under the armrests. Or, used to anyway. Not a lot of use these days, since most modern phones don't fit in to the armrests.
Forum: Daily banter 7th January 2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By MikkiJayne
I gave all the leather another coat of leather...

I gave all the leather another coat of leather care and then started putting it back in the car

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=27609&stc=1&d=1641592973
...
Forum: Daily banter 5th January 2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By MikkiJayne
I use Quantum upholstery cleaner from TPS, partly...

I use Quantum upholstery cleaner from TPS, partly because it smells of bakewell tart instead of vomit and hospitals like most of them do, but also because its very effective.

For the actual...
Forum: Daily banter 4th January 2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By MikkiJayne
I haven't had to use it yet this winter. Today is...

I haven't had to use it yet this winter. Today is the first day the temperature is much below 10c (3 this morning), and I'm busy enough not to notice at the moment. It may be needed if it stays like...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd January 2022, 10:35 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By MikkiJayne
A trying day today and not much done. Rear deck...

A trying day today and not much done. Rear deck and pillar trims back in.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=27604&stc=1&d=1641249198
...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 3rd January 2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By MikkiJayne
Headlight washers in the bumper. It runs between...

Headlight washers in the bumper. It runs between the washer bottle and corner bracket and out underneath the bracket next to the chassis leg, where it should have a quick release fitting on it to...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd January 2022, 09:42 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By MikkiJayne
The clips are there to stop the pillar trim...

The clips are there to stop the pillar trim flying off when the airbags inflate. They are designed to not pull out of the sheet metal even under considerable force, and they have to be destroyed to...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd January 2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By MikkiJayne
It didn't occur to me to do it any other way tbh,...

It didn't occur to me to do it any other way tbh, since I had an OE harness to use, and there's no reverse light signal up in the roof. The headlining was already down from doing the dents so...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd January 2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By MikkiJayne
Back on this one, on a final push to get it...

Back on this one, on a final push to get it sorted so it can go to its new home :)

The new owner requested an auto-dimming interior mirror, which requires this bundle of wires
...
Forum: Daily banter 1st January 2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Hny
Views: 352
Posted By MikkiJayne
I shall say Hopeful New Year :) I am...

I shall say Hopeful New Year :)

I am starting 2022 with some open harness surgery

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=27559&stc=1&d=1641039204
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 30th December 2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By MikkiJayne
Hmm. I removed the rockers when I did Mark's...

Hmm. I removed the rockers when I did Mark's head, but that may have just been because they were annoying me and it was easy. It does look like it can be done with them in from that picture though.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 28th December 2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By MikkiJayne
I would yes. The factory procedure is to set...

I would yes. The factory procedure is to set everything at TDC to come apart iirc, and then wind the crank back 45 degrees before reinstalling the heads. Once the heads are back on, bring the crank...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 28th December 2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By MikkiJayne
You need the locking tool set. There is a pin...

You need the locking tool set. There is a pin which goes in the block on the left hand side and locks the crank in TDC, and a bar which locks the two cams together also at TDC. You'll need to that to...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 28th December 2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By MikkiJayne
The connections are behind the C pillar trims. I...

The connections are behind the C pillar trims. I can't comment on specifics of taking that out of a PF, but in the FL there is a T30 bolt hiding behind the front A-pillar trim, and then another one...
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