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Forum: D2 - Common Faults 22nd January 2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,084
Posted By steamship
I don't know if this has been mentioned elsewhere...

I don't know if this has been mentioned elsewhere in the thread, but if you stand outside the car and turn the ignition on (don't start), you should hear the fuel pump prime itself for several...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 22nd January 2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By steamship
Can't comment on the actual coils, but it seems...

Can't comment on the actual coils, but it seems that Hitachi acquired 100% of Huco some years ago and "aims to strengthen its European automotive aftermarket business".

A couple of reference...
Forum: Daily banter 21st January 2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By steamship
Easy as I've never really had any 'feelings'...

Easy as I've never really had any 'feelings' towards a car other than the D2 (for various reasons).

'08 Suzuka Grey S8 - When you're spending 1/3 of your yearly income on tax and insurance just to...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 14th January 2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By steamship
According to Ian (IT) on here, the wiring looms...

According to Ian (IT) on here, the wiring looms after a certain year were bespoke for every single car, so for example in this instance, if the car didn't have PDC sensors then it wouldn't have that...
Forum: D3 - Lights 14th January 2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By steamship
With the AFS II lights fitted to that model, a...

With the AFS II lights fitted to that model, a combination of the headlight swivelling and the extra cornering light negates the need to use the fog light as a cornering light. Page 68 of the...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 10th January 2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By steamship
Check out page 257 of the following PDF in the D3...

Check out page 257 of the following PDF in the D3 Tech Dump thread: 23-Service Manual Electrical system.pdf (http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=9913&d=1420367344)
Forum: Daily banter 5th January 2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By steamship
It popped up on my YouTube recommended list and...

It popped up on my YouTube recommended list and saved it for later viewing. Didn't realise it was this particular S8.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 4th January 2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,595
Posted By steamship
One video on removing the screen:...

One video on removing the screen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWohs_QvEII

One video on changing the gears: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0vHyFQ0CCY

and also a step by step guide with...
Forum: Daily banter 1st January 2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
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Views: 352
Posted By steamship
Looks like it has already had a quadruple bypass....

Looks like it has already had a quadruple bypass.

Is this going to be a new thread series... WOTOT - What's on the Operating Table?
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 28th December 2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By steamship
isn't that why Jim replaced the part, because it...

isn't that why Jim replaced the part, because it wasn't inflating?... Sorry, I'll get my coat! ;)
Forum: Daily banter 24th December 2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By steamship
Absolutely! +++

Absolutely! +++
Forum: D3 - Transmission 22nd December 2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,685
Posted By steamship
This sounds exactly like the issue several of us...

This sounds exactly like the issue several of us have had with the D2s. If interested, there is a very lengthy thread about it spanning several years, which all boils down to the brake switch. The...
Forum: Daily banter 18th December 2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,555
Posted By steamship
I vaguely remembering hearing about this on TV,...

I vaguely remembering hearing about this on TV, not at the time :D so thought I'd Google it, and came across this article. A fascinating read and as Ray said 'It was still a sport in those days':
...
Forum: Daily banter 17th December 2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,555
Posted By steamship
I've seen several videos speculating about Lewis...

I've seen several videos speculating about Lewis quitting the sport and even those hinting that Toto and maybe Mercedes would walk away. However, I would put it down to a combination of anger at how...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 16th December 2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By steamship
Decisions, decisions. Be the first and start a...

Decisions, decisions. Be the first and start a craze of replacing Audi parts with Land Rover parts. +++
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 16th December 2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By steamship
There is a 'repair kit' for them that contains...

There is a 'repair kit' for them that contains one bellow, one nut and two connecting rods (short and long). The part number is 077198327A. There are a couple listed on eBay as 'genuine' priced...
Forum: Daily banter 16th December 2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By steamship
House Insurance

Any good recommendations for house insurance? I know it's tricky because some companies won't touch Northern Ireland, but just looking for suggestions. Apart from the 'compare' websites, I also tried...
Forum: Daily banter 16th December 2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,555
Posted By steamship
Wanted to confirm that on the F1 site before...

Wanted to confirm that on the F1 site before commenting, now that the season has 'finally' finished!

I didn't watch the race live, but as soon as the podium ceremony was finished, I headed over to...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 15th December 2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,004
Posted By steamship
Not saying no as I don't have any experience of...

Not saying no as I don't have any experience of those engines, but can't find anything in the parts catalogue for anything other than the plastic cover itself (059103925AF or 059103925BF), which...
Forum: D2 - Lights 7th December 2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By steamship
This may be what you're looking for (number 1 in...

This may be what you're looking for (number 1 in the attached image). It's the headlight range control unit which I assume deals with the self levelling. As to it's location, it appears to be at the...
Forum: Daily banter 7th December 2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,077
Posted By steamship
Totally agree. Where has the Max gone that raced...

Totally agree. Where has the Max gone that raced in the wet in Brazil a few years back?



It's just another cash cow for the FIA and F1. Just like Bahrain when it started in 2004. Had loads of...
Forum: Daily banter 6th December 2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,077
Posted By steamship
True. I never mentioned the points as it's not...

True. I never mentioned the points as it's not something you always hear about during a race. Interestingly, I came across the following site which gives a constant update on points given to all the...
Forum: Daily banter 6th December 2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,077
Posted By steamship
I'm aware of that as I indicated in my post. The...

I'm aware of that as I indicated in my post. The reason they are delayed is because of Juan Pablo Montoya during the 2002 Spa qualifying session. Let's just say that the air was somewhat blue.
Forum: Daily banter 6th December 2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,077
Posted By steamship
I just hope that Adu Dhabi next week doesn't end...

I just hope that Adu Dhabi next week doesn't end like the Senna/Prost and Hill/Schmacher races, and we get a proper race 'on the track'.

I checked the F1 site earlier and Max has been given a...
Forum: Owners Meets 5th December 2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,545
Posted By steamship
A lovely fitting tribute to Mark.

A lovely fitting tribute to Mark.
Forum: Daily banter 5th December 2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,206
Posted By steamship
...and at least 2,000 for a Tesla motor, and...

...and at least 2,000 for a Tesla motor, and that's without the electrics to operate it.
Forum: A6/S6/RS6 C6 24th November 2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,800
Posted By steamship
Can you still read the build sticker? If so, the...

Can you still read the build sticker? If so, the standard xenon has the PR code 8Q3 and the xenon with swivelling action has the PR code 8Q6.

Since you've mentioned no swivelling, that would imply...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd November 2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 41,590
Posted By steamship
Something popped up on my YouTube recommended...

Something popped up on my YouTube recommended list a couple of weeks ago regarding the A380. Did a quick history search and found it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcxVPILQJiY

Also found this...
Forum: Daily banter 18th November 2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,290
Posted By steamship
Got it. Saved for later.

Got it. Saved for later.
Forum: Daily banter 18th November 2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,290
Posted By steamship
That video comes up as being 'Private', so can't...

That video comes up as being 'Private', so can't view it.
Forum: Daily banter 16th November 2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,290
Posted By steamship
Thomas on Autogefuehl did a decent review of it. ...

Thomas on Autogefuehl did a decent review of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saaWdecYSN8
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th November 2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 940
Posted By steamship
It's not even listed in the official parts...

It's not even listed in the official parts catalogue, so in theory can't be sourced by itself i.e. it comes as part of the compressor. As for the OEM part number, the ones they show on their listing...
Forum: Daily banter 13th November 2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By steamship
+1

+1
Forum: Daily banter 12th November 2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By steamship
He left all the screws in to get better grip....

He left all the screws in to get better grip. Studded tyres on the cheap.
Forum: D2 - Interior 11th November 2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,403
Posted By steamship
There is one for sale on eBay that has the...

There is one for sale on eBay that has the correct part number (8D0419091T) in the description for a D2, but also gives a list of other OEM part numbers. It mentions it being by Nardi Torino but that...
Forum: D2 - Interior 10th November 2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,403
Posted By steamship
Check out the following thread which seems to be...

Check out the following thread which seems to be the most informative one on the subject.

SPOILER alert: He didn't fit it in the end due to the airbag wiring concerns.
...
Forum: Daily banter 9th November 2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,245
Posted By steamship
Something you're not telling us Ray ;) Is...

Something you're not telling us Ray ;)

Is living in the multiverse how you manage to achieve so much? You're in a 'Justice' League of your own.
...
Forum: Daily banter 5th November 2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,808
Posted By steamship
As Sarg says, great tip, and I get the same as...

As Sarg says, great tip, and I get the same as him. MJ's comment below confirms what I have.
Forum: Daily banter 3rd November 2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,808
Posted By steamship
According to that site there are 9,536 A8s...

According to that site there are 9,536 A8s affected.

Interesting result. Mine was manufactured September '01, so shouldn't that be a FL2. Not that I'm questioning MJs comment, heaven forbid! Maybe...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd November 2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By steamship
Now, now, Nick. :tuttut: You haven't had the S8+...

Now, now, Nick. :tuttut: You haven't had the S8+ that long yet... but yes, the new one does look the part.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 28th October 2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By steamship
The only comment I have is which BHP figure are...

The only comment I have is which BHP figure are they promising because those images show two. The first image shows their tune getting 212bhp, 19bhp up from normal and typical of a N/A tune, but the...
Forum: D2 - Interior 27th October 2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,958
Posted By steamship
From what I've read, the pre-facelift car looms...

From what I've read, the pre-facelift car looms had everything on them, so the connectors should be there. Just a matter of getting the seats and the appropriate HVAC unit with the seat heater...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 22nd October 2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 149,921
Posted By steamship
Was there a 1-DIN radio cassette prior to the...

Was there a 1-DIN radio cassette prior to the RNS-C then, or am I just imaging it? :Confused:
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 22nd October 2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 149,921
Posted By steamship
Not familiar enough with the pre-facelift A8s but...

Not familiar enough with the pre-facelift A8s but I think they use a 1-DIN format, whereas the facelift uses a 2-DIN format (basically the height of the unit), so fitting a RNS-E or even RNS-D might...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 17th October 2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,852
Posted By steamship
That's something I find annoying as well,...

That's something I find annoying as well, especially those who say they will provide feedback when they've finished a job... and never do.



Now that takes some guts using a chop saw on those...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 17th October 2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,852
Posted By steamship
Was initially going to say that it doesn't look...

Was initially going to say that it doesn't look too bad and that it should just be a case of laying everything out, but that's a bit naff of them to refuse the installation guide.

EDIT: Not sure...
Forum: Daily banter 17th October 2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By steamship
There is a company that does offer insurance...

There is a company that does offer insurance based on miles travelled, but despite several times stating they would 'soon be available in Northern Ireland as well', it's never happened over the...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 17th October 2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,852
Posted By steamship
Looking good so far. Intrigued to see all the...

Looking good so far. Intrigued to see all the associated wiring for this setup when it's done.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 15th October 2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 956
Posted By steamship
Specifically about answering question 1 but you...

Specifically about answering question 1 but you might find other useful information in the thread. Check out the following post with reference to Botang's hole with pictures (6th-8th ones down in...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th October 2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,852
Posted By steamship
If you check some of the WITW threads you'll see...

If you check some of the WITW threads you'll see loads of pictures per post, sometimes upwards of 30.

The only thing you need to be aware of is when you click on the Manage Attachments button, you...
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