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Forum: Other marques 24th January 2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By The_Laird
Great news! Photos please

Great news! Photos please
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 18th January 2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By The_Laird
Just a quick update on this. First, ignore my...

Just a quick update on this. First, ignore my comment about the location of the vacuum pipe - the internal unit that has the bracket attached to it rotates, so you can get it to fit perfectly....
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th January 2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By The_Laird
Replacement front shock absorbers

Has anyone had any luck with finding replacement front shocks for a 2002 S8? Part number 4D0 413 031 CD (pale blue dot).

Are these Bilstein ones any good? https://www.autodoc.co.uk/bilstein/1043851
Forum: Daily banter 3rd January 2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By The_Laird
Great to see WITW back again!

Great to see WITW back again!
Forum: Daily banter 28th December 2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,166
Posted By The_Laird
I ran a single top-up with E10 (about three...

I ran a single top-up with E10 (about three quarter's of a tank) when that was all I could get, with no apparent ill effects. But I topped up on Shell V-Power as soon as it was available. As others...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 27th December 2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By The_Laird
Well, the Land Rover part arrived and I fitted it...

Well, the Land Rover part arrived and I fitted it today. The part number and manufacturer's stamp on the back of the bellows are identical (see photo). And it all seems to work fine.

The only...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 16th December 2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By The_Laird
That’s not what’s broken. I’ve replaced these on...

That’s not what’s broken. I’ve replaced these on my 3 ‘8s a number of times but, on this occasion, as you can see in the photo, the arms are intact. It’s the connection to the bellows that’s broken.
Forum: Daily banter 16th December 2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By The_Laird
I use a price comparison site every year and show...

I use a price comparison site every year and show no loyalty. I’ve queried increased quotes on renewal a couple of times and, on both occasions, been told that their best prices are always on...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 16th December 2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By The_Laird
Just found that here:...

Just found that here: https://www.britishparts.co.uk/land-rover-c4/discovery-1-c18/electrical-c135/cruise-control-actuator-p2180

Thanks Ainars!

These are about the same price as the copies from...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 16th December 2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By The_Laird
Manifold actuator thingies

On my way back from Mackies today (yet another gearbox service, now at almost 194K miles) I noticed the tell-tale sound that usually accompanies a broken actuator arm. But when I got home and went to...
Forum: D2 - Lights 11th December 2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,163
Posted By The_Laird
I had a look at mine. You just twist the bulb...

I had a look at mine. You just twist the bulb holder anticlockwise, just a smidgen (the black one is the rear light bulb and the white one is the reversing light) and then it pulls out to reveal the...
Forum: D2 - Lights 10th December 2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,163
Posted By The_Laird
Unless someone beats me to it, I’ll have a look...

Unless someone beats me to it, I’ll have a look later this morning
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 3rd December 2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,706
Posted By The_Laird
Iíve had the Ďtight fití problem with knock-off...

Iíve had the Ďtight fití problem with knock-off centre caps, but itís easily fixed. Just snip a bit of the circular spring off (a teeny bit at a time)n with a pair of pliers until the fit is more...
Forum: Daily banter 20th November 2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By The_Laird
New to me! Maybe a distant relative?

New to me! Maybe a distant relative?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 4th November 2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,484
Posted By The_Laird
Just a personal comment, as I’ve just fitted new...

Just a personal comment, as I’ve just fitted new P Zeros fitted to my S8 so don’t have any interest in these. But, if you have to pay shipping and fitting on top of the £320 asking price, then you’re...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 21st October 2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By The_Laird
I drove mine into a bollard in Asda’s car park...

I drove mine into a bollard in Asda’s car park and this bit of trim came off a treat! ��
Forum: Daily banter 14th October 2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By The_Laird
Donít forget a front and back one for me please 😉

Donít forget a front and back one for me please 😉
Forum: Motormouth 29th September 2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,559
Posted By The_Laird
Sean, I was always surprised that our Olympics...

Sean, I was always surprised that our Olympics Team was Team GB and not Team UK, as I think it includes athletes from NI.
Forum: D2 - Interior 28th September 2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,785
Posted By The_Laird
Brilliant! Thanks for that - just what I need

Brilliant! Thanks for that - just what I need
Forum: D2 - Interior 27th September 2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,785
Posted By The_Laird
Front seat belts

Does anyone know if the two front seat belts are interchangeable or if the the belts themselves can be swapped? Or even if theyíre available new?

My driverís belt is looking well worn after 193K...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 27th September 2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,703
Posted By The_Laird
FEís didnít have platinum leather; it was silver...

FEís didnít have platinum leather; it was silver grey, even though it says platinum on the build sticker. I made the mistake when I first ordered a Woolies leather restoration kit. But youíre right...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 2nd September 2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,484
Posted By The_Laird
Yes, standard tyre size for the FE 20” wheels on...

Yes, standard tyre size for the FE 20” wheels on a D2
Forum: Daily banter 24th August 2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By The_Laird
Surprised that they’ve not popped the grill out...

Surprised that they’ve not popped the grill out as it’s such a quick and easy job
Forum: D2 - Transmission 1st August 2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,654
Posted By The_Laird
Just picked up on this thread - 37 degrees in...

Just picked up on this thread - 37 degrees in Langbank - really?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 24th July 2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,299
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks Adrian. I need to pay postage and...

Thanks Adrian. I need to pay postage and something for the batteries. Please let me have payment details.
Cheers, Jim
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 21st July 2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,437
Posted By The_Laird
Have you asked our sponsors?

Have you asked our sponsors?
Forum: Daily banter 20th July 2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By The_Laird
Each to his own, but Iíd love one! Similar to the...

Each to his own, but Iíd love one! Similar to the rear quarter light stickers for A8 Freunde and our UK A8/S8 one.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 20th July 2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,299
Posted By The_Laird
Hi Adrian - could I have a couple please? Thanks,...

Hi Adrian - could I have a couple please? Thanks, Jim
Forum: Daily banter 16th July 2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 884
Posted By The_Laird
My ‘8s have always been daily drivers (as was my...

My ‘8s have always been daily drivers (as was my ‘57 A35 van and my ‘52 Austin Somerset). My current ‘8 (a 2002 FE S8) has been my daily driver for years and has 192K on the clock.
Cars are for...
Forum: Daily banter 15th July 2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By The_Laird
Looking brilliant Michaela - another top notch...

Looking brilliant Michaela - another top notch job!
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 15th July 2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,762
Posted By The_Laird
My Mk 2 TTS has 255 35 19 tyres (not 20s)

My Mk 2 TTS has 255 35 19 tyres (not 20s)
Forum: Daily banter 7th July 2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,297
Posted By The_Laird
I went a couple of years ago (pre-lockdown)....

I went a couple of years ago (pre-lockdown). Quite a good event and well organised, with loads and loads of Audis.

Personally, though, I prefer a bit more variety (other than the ‘8 meets) and my...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd June 2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,409
Posted By The_Laird
Most of the ones that I’ve used have been...

Most of the ones that I’ve used have been dreadful, some to the point of criminal, and Audi don’t give a rat’s a**e!

BMW are much better (and better for parts availability, so I’m told)
Forum: Owners Meets 19th June 2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,545
Posted By The_Laird
Probably around 2pm for us also. Perhaps a little...

Probably around 2pm for us also. Perhaps a little earlier
Forum: Owners Meets 17th June 2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,545
Posted By The_Laird
(A) Afternoon tea Definites: (1) tc4332...

(A) Afternoon tea

Definites:

(1) tc4332 (Ray & Jordan) (2)
(2) Lyn (with Joe) (2)
(3) tintin (Stephen) (1)
(4) The Laird (Jim & Christine) NO AFTERNOON TEA PLEASE
(5) Tonupkid (Nick & Ann)...
Forum: Owners Meets 2nd June 2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,545
Posted By The_Laird
Christine and I have decided that we’ll drive...

Christine and I have decided that we’ll drive home as we can’t get a room in Biggin Hall and we don’t fancy getting a taxi to another hotel. I’m not very comfortable driving at night anymore, so...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd June 2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,439
Posted By The_Laird
I’m sure that in the not too distant future, car...

I’m sure that in the not too distant future, car ownership will be unusual and we’ll have an app (or an implant!) that will call I up a driverless ‘car’ powered by an alternative to the ICE...
Forum: D2 - Interior 28th May 2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,308
Posted By The_Laird
Mine has this issue with the centre arm rests...

Mine has this issue with the centre arm rests rubbing on the seats. I use Woolies stuff - cleaner, restoration cream (colour specific) and sealant - which sorts it.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 25th May 2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,563
Posted By The_Laird
And our Scottish members are extremely confused!...

And our Scottish members are extremely confused! :Confused:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st May 2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,996
Posted By The_Laird
Sorry Roberto! My post was intended as a friendly...

Sorry Roberto! My post was intended as a friendly nudge before you got a ticking off from the moderators, nothing more. No offence was intended.

And I just beat you to 67! :)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st May 2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,996
Posted By The_Laird
I think you may soon get comments on this post...

I think you may soon get comments on this post from the moderators.

The rules for posting state:

Every listing should have the following:
Multiple Photos, uploaded here or linked is fine.
MOT...
Forum: Daily banter 19th May 2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,118
Posted By The_Laird
Try plugging your phone into a USB port on your...

Try plugging your phone into a USB port on your laptop. Unlock it and give permission to Ďtrustí the computer or share photos if asked.

Then, on your post, click the ĎGo Advancedí button at the...
Forum: Owners Meets 17th May 2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,545
Posted By The_Laird
Tried to book a room but they said they don’t...

Tried to book a room but they said they don’t have any?????
Forum: Owners Meets 15th May 2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,545
Posted By The_Laird
Name(s)Evening Meal (No's) (1) tc4332...

Name(s)Evening Meal (No's)


(1) tc4332 (Ray & Jordan)Y (2)
(2) Lyn (with Joe)Y (2)
(3) tintin (Stephen)Y (2)
(4) The Laird (Jim & Christine) Y (2)
Forum: D2 - Lights 14th May 2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,868
Posted By The_Laird
Even better if you make an offer! I offered £12,...

Even better if you make an offer! I offered £12, which was accepted automatically.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 13th May 2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,787
Posted By The_Laird
Well, I'm pretty chuffed that I chose to replace...

Well, I'm pretty chuffed that I chose to replace the scuttle as it was worse than I thought.

In addition to the n/s fitting being broken (see photos with o/s for comparison), so was the o/s...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 13th May 2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,787
Posted By The_Laird
Wrong thread, Mike?

Wrong thread, Mike?
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 12th May 2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,787
Posted By The_Laird
I wondered if that might be the case, Sean. Your...

I wondered if that might be the case, Sean. Your description of the components is spot on! Thanks mate.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 12th May 2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,787
Posted By The_Laird
Windscreen washer jet removal

I took my lower screen shuttle off the other day to clean it and discovered there had been a gorilla let loose on it, resulting in 2 broken clips and a missing drive spindle seal.

MJ miraculously...
Forum: Daily banter 10th May 2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,548
Posted By The_Laird
Iím sure we probably did - but my memory was...

Iím sure we probably did - but my memory was rubbish even when I was young!

Before we went up to Scotland, I was in Stoneygate, Beeby, Barkby, Thrussington and Burton Lazars. And, as a kid...
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