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Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) Yesterday, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 118
Posted By HPsauce
Similar to that, I've got a Dell E6320 (upgraded...

Similar to that, I've got a Dell E6320 (upgraded to SSD and W10) and am now replacing it with a Dell XPS13 (SSD as standard) which is smaller and lighter.
And both were free, being thrown away (by...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 25th January 2022, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 118
Posted By HPsauce
Just get an old cheap used laptop, VCDS doesn't...

Just get an old cheap used laptop, VCDS doesn't need anything modern.
Budget for a new battery......
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 25th January 2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 212
Posted By HPsauce
The rear light does indeed just pop out. Either...

The rear light does indeed just pop out. Either front or back edge drops down first, can't recall which, just try both and one will come out without a lot of force.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 23rd January 2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 212
Posted By HPsauce
+1 I fixed ALL of my weird problems with or...

+1

I fixed ALL of my weird problems with or related to that unit eventually by re-soldering all the joints on the little PCB inside it, several had failed to a greater or lesser extent causing all...
Forum: Daily banter 21st January 2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By HPsauce
Plus of course, my first S8, sold almost exactly...

Plus of course, my first S8, sold almost exactly 9 years ago to IT on here. :-(

It was a very special car but beyond the skills of me or the garages I had access to to keep going and even Ian had...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 21st January 2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By HPsauce
That's all I can think of, but almost no-one that...

That's all I can think of, but almost no-one that comes up would have or use my old/defunct business information. And no App. :tuttut:
Forum: Daily banter 21st January 2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By HPsauce
The only brand new car I've ever ordered and paid...

The only brand new car I've ever ordered and paid for myself (had loads of new company cars) which was RLH842R a 1976 Tahiti Blue Triumph Dolomite 1850HL with overdrive.
The tin worm got it, despite...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 21st January 2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By HPsauce
Definitely happy, almost didn't recognise you....

Definitely happy, almost didn't recognise you. :ROFL:

Also today I got listed my daughter, one of her bridesmaids and an old school friend who I've known for well over 60 years and lives in...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 21st January 2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By HPsauce
Big Brother absolutely IS watching you!

I don't know how many of you here used Linkedin, but I'd guess a fair few.
I've only ever had an absolutely minimal presence for a business I've long retired from and it's identity is totally...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 19th January 2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 27,041
Posted By HPsauce
But is now back on Windows 11 Pro AND with all my...

But is now back on Windows 11 Pro AND with all my programs running fine. +++
For the record I've unearthed a way to upgrade in situ from Windows 10 keeping installed programs and data but bypassing...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 18th January 2022, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By HPsauce
And pushing 20 years since I bought my first one!...

And pushing 20 years since I bought my first one! Just 3 months to go for my "China" S8 anniversary.

Really weird thing is that my current one (only my second) was built exactly 2 weeks before I...
Forum: Daily banter 18th January 2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By HPsauce
An acquaintance of mine had one for a while. It...

An acquaintance of mine had one for a while. It was nice enough but more like an A6 which I think it is roughly the hatchback version of.
Though a modern A6 is pretty huge - a good mate of mine has...
Forum: Daily banter 17th January 2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By HPsauce
Weird, I've seen all those pictures previously...

Weird, I've seen all those pictures previously yet they're no longer there.....
Forum: Daily banter 2nd January 2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By HPsauce
Amazing work as ever. +++ Personally, having...

Amazing work as ever. +++
Personally, having fitted auto-dim mirrors in a number of cars over the years I find the "un-dim in reverse" totally irrelevant so ignored it every time, the last being on...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 2nd January 2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By HPsauce
Maybe I'm going mad, but those 17" wheels appear...

Maybe I'm going mad, but those 17" wheels appear to have 245/45R18 tyres on them! :Confused:

And where are they? :tuttut:
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 28th December 2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By HPsauce
There's a thread somewhere describing how Ian...

There's a thread somewhere describing how Ian (IT) took a lot of the interior out of I think a PF to get at the radio feeds.
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 23rd December 2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By HPsauce
“An icon of the sports saloon world. Still cool...

“An icon of the sports saloon world. Still cool 25 years after it first launched” +++
Forum: D3 - Transmission 22nd December 2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,685
Posted By HPsauce
If it's the same switch as a D2 (and it probably...

If it's the same switch as a D2 (and it probably is) there's lots of comments in various threads about how it can be slightly misadjusted or stick and cause all sorts of weirdness.

IIRC one...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 18th December 2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,004
Posted By HPsauce
Not sure what foam would do, soundproofing to be...

Not sure what foam would do, soundproofing to be effective needs mass as well as a degree of softness.
Forum: Daily banter 17th December 2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,555
Posted By HPsauce
It's State sponsorship from countries with a...

It's State sponsorship from countries with a minimal or non-existent grasp on democracy and human rights that are a huge factor. :tuttut:
I don't know when that became significant but Bernie...
Forum: Daily banter 16th December 2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By HPsauce
I use Privilege Platinum for House and Contents...

I use Privilege Platinum for House and Contents now, seems a decent/fair deal. No idea if they cover you though.
Forum: Daily banter 16th December 2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,555
Posted By HPsauce
So Mercedes have decided to not appeal and...

So Mercedes have decided to not appeal and "separately" Susie Wolff boss of the Venturi Formula E team (and wife of Toto as we know), criticised the FIA in a strongly worded statement of her own...
Forum: Daily banter 15th December 2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,555
Posted By HPsauce
FIA probe, too little, too late?...

FIA probe, too little, too late? https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/fia-launches-probe-into-f1-abu-dhabi-safety-car-controversy/6885615/
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 12th December 2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By HPsauce
You might find one on eBay, latest maps were...

You might find one on eBay, latest maps were around 2013 I think. Remember the Blaupunkt TravelPilot DX system the RNS-D actually is is the same as a Mercedes Comand system so either CD will normally...
Forum: Daily banter 12th December 2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,555
Posted By HPsauce
Especially as, something I hadn't realised at the...

Especially as, something I hadn't realised at the time, ONLY the lapped cars between Hamilton and Verstappen were "released". Those further back were still there. :Confused: I don't recall that ever...
Forum: Daily banter 12th December 2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,555
Posted By HPsauce
It was a terrible way to end the season. :mad: ...

It was a terrible way to end the season. :mad:

Safety Cars happen and almost always end up giving an "unfair" advantage to someone. In this case both the VSC and full SC each gave a significant...
Forum: Daily banter 10th December 2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,523
Posted By HPsauce
It has the standard FL 18" wheels as I think all...

It has the standard FL 18" wheels as I think all the Otto models do. ;)
Forum: Daily banter 10th December 2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,523
Posted By HPsauce
Black model now available for sale...…. ;) All...

Black model now available for sale...…. ;) All the original packaging too.
(It has a slight blemish, only visible if you know where to look) that I will discuss with any serious purchaser.
Forum: Daily banter 10th December 2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,523
Posted By HPsauce
Thanks, Stephen. +++ When I've got the...

Thanks, Stephen. +++

When I've got the numberplates on I'll try to take a similar shot of both cars (Audi and Volvo) with their mini-me's. :cool:
Forum: Daily banter 10th December 2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,523
Posted By HPsauce
As you can see, the model is a slightly lighter...

As you can see, the model is a slightly lighter green in full sun.
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=27465&d=1639134698
Forum: Daily banter 10th December 2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,523
Posted By HPsauce
And with Big Brother - definitely both green! +++...

And with Big Brother - definitely both green! +++

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=27464&d=1639130465

Just need to get the plates sorted now.
Forum: Daily banter 10th December 2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,523
Posted By HPsauce
It's arrived! ...

It's arrived!
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=27463&d=1639130342

The paint is superb, it looks almost black at a glance, just like my real S8, but in the sun is a vibrant...
Forum: D2 - Lights 7th December 2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By HPsauce
Out of interest I did a bit of "Googling" and a...

Out of interest I did a bit of "Googling" and a lot of similar issues seem to relate to the wiring to the headlights, especially poor connections at the lights themselves.
Might be worth undoing all...
Forum: Daily banter 6th December 2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,077
Posted By HPsauce
Definitely. And the Stewards will have everything...

Definitely. And the Stewards will have everything in the correct sequence, unlike the broadcasters.
I read that they saw Verstappen definitely braked (pedal pressure and resulting G were stated in...
Forum: Daily banter 5th December 2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,077
Posted By HPsauce
Saudi F1

Well......................
Forum: Owners Meets 5th December 2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,545
Posted By HPsauce
I couldn't agree more.

I couldn't agree more.
Forum: Daily banter 5th December 2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,206
Posted By HPsauce
So that's Go Electric for £1000 if you don't...

So that's Go Electric for £1000 if you don't charge anything for your own highly-skilled time, massive expertise built up at great expense in time and money, and presumably a very well-equipped...
Forum: D2 - Lights 4th December 2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By HPsauce
It does nonetheless sound like two probably...

It does nonetheless sound like two probably separate and unrelated problems. Ore one in the wiring.
Fuse 56 probably covers both the level sensor and lights so there appears to be a relationship.
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 3rd December 2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,706
Posted By HPsauce
As noted earlier in this thread. ;)

As noted earlier in this thread. ;)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 3rd December 2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,664
Posted By HPsauce
You'd need to get the registration to run it past...

You'd need to get the registration to run it past the ULEZ checker, 2001 seems to be a changeover year for that, not sure at what build date though.

I'm not really into FB but having had a quick...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd November 2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 41,590
Posted By HPsauce
Just heard a really noisy plane rather low,...

Just heard a really noisy plane rather low, glanced outside and could see an A380 climbing away.
Singapore Airlines 9V-SKM off predictably to Singapore. Didn't know they were back in the air.
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 22nd November 2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,706
Posted By HPsauce
Details on how to tell OEM from fake here:...

Details on how to tell OEM from fake here: http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showpost.php?p=92480&postcount=64

And looking at other comments the spring ring is usually a major part of the problem and...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 22nd November 2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,706
Posted By HPsauce
Yes and not really. I'm sure I posted somewhere...

Yes and not really. I'm sure I posted somewhere (here ages ago) about how to tell the difference and one way to make them fit better, but there's no "knack", just brute force unless you "customise"...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 22nd November 2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,338
Posted By HPsauce
I know a number of people who've fitted them with...

I know a number of people who've fitted them with great success (months of hibernation), but in the case of Audis only to an earlier generation than the D3, so not much to "reset" when power is...
Forum: Daily banter 15th November 2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,245
Posted By HPsauce
Ah, thought that was you but pretty obscured...

Ah, thought that was you but pretty obscured behind others, grown a beard?
Forum: Daily banter 15th November 2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,245
Posted By HPsauce
Ah, saw the "Type 2 Association" (sic) at about...

Ah, saw the "Type 2 Association" (sic) at about 1h43m on the recording but didn't spot you Mike. Where were you in that group?

And Ray, what group/association were/are you in?
Forum: Daily banter 13th November 2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,245
Posted By HPsauce
Take care Ray and have a great day. Where do we...

Take care Ray and have a great day. Where do we look for you on TV?
PS And Happy Birthday.
Forum: Daily banter 12th November 2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By HPsauce
Hi Adrian, can't help with the bags (I don't...

Hi Adrian, can't help with the bags (I don't bother with them) but I can say CC2s really do work all year, summer and winter.
I've had them on the Volvo (also 4WD, but Haldex not Torsen) for a while...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 11th November 2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 27,041
Posted By HPsauce
I've just had a response from Bentley and I now...

I've just had a response from Bentley and I now have, as a courtesy, online access to their web version. It says "temporary" but there's no indication of an imminent end.
(Edit: found an end date 3...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 10th November 2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 956
Posted By HPsauce
VCDS will indeed tell you. The commonest cause...

VCDS will indeed tell you.
The commonest cause IIRC is the front section of the seat occupancy sensor in Recaro seats. This is not really important and can easily be physically bypassed.
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