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Forum: Other marques Today, 11:29 AM
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Posted By ainarssems
So I raised another request yesterday just for...

So I raised another request yesterday just for testing and to see the price quote. It appears some in USA are getting battery for $85 and fitting for $28. But in UK it's more like 250 all in.
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Forum: Other marques 25th January 2022, 01:23 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 178,133
Posted By ainarssems
I had quite opposite experience. Warning...

I had quite opposite experience.

Warning came up on dash that 12V battery need to be replaced soon. Raised service request in app asking how much for just the battery or how much to supply and...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th January 2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By ainarssems
I think those are for PF and V6 with sports...

I think those are for PF and V6 with sports suspension. You could use them in FL and V8 as weight difference is only about 50kg for V8. If using FL spring seats the car will sit a bit lower or could...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd January 2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By ainarssems
That's a lot of work for dimming mirror. Must be...

That's a lot of work for dimming mirror. Must be someone who is happy to pay extra for close to OEM integration. Would have been easier just to tap in wires by the sunroof control/interior lights
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 31st December 2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By ainarssems
At 100k miles I would be weighting discs to see...

At 100k miles I would be weighting discs to see if they need replacing as well as there is no wear/thickness change on ceramic. But you done well making pads last 100k so maybe discs are fine too.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 29th December 2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By ainarssems
Can you not glue it back on with some conductive...

Can you not glue it back on with some conductive glue or conductive silver paint?
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 20th December 2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,063
Posted By ainarssems
Check radiator/hoses going to it. If they are...

Check radiator/hoses going to it. If they are warm when engine is showing 50C then thermostat is open and letting coolant to the radiator when it should not . If rad/hoses cold then it's something...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 20th December 2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By ainarssems
I think the wide dash screen has it, and the...

I think the wide dash screen has it, and the older narrower screen does not. My 2006 had it
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 16th December 2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By ainarssems
https://www.audiforums.com/forum/audi-a6-9/intake-...

https://www.audiforums.com/forum/audi-a6-9/intake-manifold-bellows-191949/
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 16th December 2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By ainarssems
I seem to remember that Audi does not sell them...

I seem to remember that Audi does not sell them separately, only complete manifold. But you can get them from Lamborghini and and some other cars have virtually identical bellows, maybe Land Rover
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 12th December 2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By ainarssems
What cars is if for? D2 or D3 ? Either way...

What cars is if for? D2 or D3 ?

Either way any discs will be out of date. I never used built-in satnav in A8. I have updated maps to the latest version on the Q7 HDD based satnav but even when...
Forum: Daily banter 10th December 2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,206
Posted By ainarssems
The 60% I am talking about is the difference...

The 60% I am talking about is the difference between 80% max charge and recharging when you are down to 20%. Maybe I am being paranoid a bit but Model S I bought is more than 10 times the cost of the...
Forum: Daily banter 6th December 2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,206
Posted By ainarssems
200 miles range would be a stretch, definitely...

200 miles range would be a stretch, definitely not real world range. See the breakdown below.

16 module 85 battery new is actually about 81kWh total capacity and 90 is about 85-86. 4kWh is...
Forum: Daily banter 5th December 2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,206
Posted By ainarssems
900..., You cannot get just a decent battery...

900..., You cannot get just a decent battery alone for 5k
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 19th November 2021, 04:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,830
Posted By ainarssems
Is yours petrol?I think it's only for diesels to...

Is yours petrol?I think it's only for diesels to reduce the noise
Forum: Daily banter 12th November 2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By ainarssems
What's the reasoning behind bags? Seems pointless...

What's the reasoning behind bags? Seems pointless to me unless you move wheels around a lot and do not want to scratch them or if they are stored in direct sunlight and you want to protect them from...
Forum: D3 - Lights 10th November 2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,393
Posted By ainarssems
For the crack the best would probably low...

For the crack the best would probably low viscosity UV resin like used in windscreen chip repair. They come in different viscosities. Depends how long the crack has been there, if a long time then...
Forum: D2 - Interior 10th November 2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,403
Posted By ainarssems
I have seen pics of D3 wheel in D2 but I think D3...

I have seen pics of D3 wheel in D2 but I think D3 has 2 stage airbag and D2 single stage so not sure how is it connected or how would it act when deployed in accident.
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 23rd October 2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,374
Posted By ainarssems
Never had ZZ5 but A6 had ZZ3 on it when I bought...

Never had ZZ5 but A6 had ZZ3 on it when I bought it. What a horrid tyre, at 25C+ it was kind of OK but at cold and wet constantly sliding around and when you are sliding you are wearing them out much...
Forum: Other marques 5th October 2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 178,133
Posted By ainarssems
With the electricity prices going up the cost gap...

With the electricity prices going up the cost gap between ICE and EV is narrowing. With a typical ICE if you get 15-20p per mile, in electric car you get about 3 miles per kWh(maybe 4 on smaller...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd October 2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By ainarssems
Terminal 30 is most likely just battery running...

Terminal 30 is most likely just battery running low because of sitting for a long time, probably nothing to do with sagging rear but maybe it disabled compressor to save energy. Charge up battery,...
Forum: Daily banter 29th September 2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,188
Posted By ainarssems
Symbio Energy went bust today. Bugger. I will now...

Symbio Energy went bust today. Bugger. I will now get switched to another supplier at much increased price and there are no good new deals to be had.:-(
Forum: Other marques 24th September 2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 178,133
Posted By ainarssems
Found some workshop manuals, theory of operation...

Found some workshop manuals, theory of operation and wiring diagrams for Model S, reading theory of operation now. The link is not my upload but I have downloaded them and if the link goes dead I can...
Forum: Other marques 24th September 2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 178,133
Posted By ainarssems
Kaunas supercharger was officially live on Tesla...

Kaunas supercharger was officially live on Tesla website since Monday.


I went there last summer July/August in D3


No I don't and considering the price of adapter (400+) and availability of...
Forum: Other marques 19th September 2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 178,133
Posted By ainarssems
It's been coming soon since 2016. I just found it...

It's been coming soon since 2016. I just found it interesting that couple weeks ago it was not on ABRP but now it is. Bit more digging and it appears to be open, Tesla just have not updated their...
Forum: Other marques 18th September 2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 178,133
Posted By ainarssems
Hmm.. Tesla Supercharger in Kaunas, Lithuania on...

Hmm.. Tesla Supercharger in Kaunas, Lithuania on Tesla website is showing as coming soon, opening date to be confirmed but on A Better Route Planner it is already live. When I checked couple of weeks...
Forum: Daily banter 15th September 2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,188
Posted By ainarssems
Symbio Energy

Symbio Energy
Forum: Daily banter 15th September 2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,188
Posted By ainarssems
What's your source?, hard to comment without...

What's your source?, hard to comment without context, I suppose it could be for a very short period of time like 30 min at some pinchpoints when demand outstrips supply. But on average while the...
Forum: Q7 4L 13th September 2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,632
Posted By ainarssems
I went D2-D3-Q7. Q7 is narrower than D3 but a bit...

I went D2-D3-Q7. Q7 is narrower than D3 but a bit longer, I did not feel any difference in footprint. Obviously it's higher off the ground and higher roof, softer and longer travel suspension so the...
Forum: Daily banter 11th September 2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,771
Posted By ainarssems
Found the file but I guess there is no much need...

Found the file but I guess there is no much need now that you have manual ECU.

Not sure why it says 380HP when stock is 340, maybe it's a tuned file also it does seem a too big of an increase or...
Forum: Other marques 7th September 2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 178,133
Posted By ainarssems
Yes, free supercharging for the life of vehicle....

Yes, free supercharging for the life of vehicle. That was my most important criteria. Electricity prices have gone up a lot and while it is still cheaper per mile to charge EV at home than fill up...
Forum: Other marques 7th September 2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 178,133
Posted By ainarssems
Joined the club, 2016 90D.

Joined the club, 2016 90D.
Forum: Daily banter 31st August 2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,771
Posted By ainarssems
I will have to gig through some old files and...

I will have to gig through some old files and emails. I had some chips and sockets bought as well when I was considering manual swap but abandoned idea as it turned out to be a lot more involved than...
Forum: Daily banter 31st August 2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,771
Posted By ainarssems
I should have a manual ECU file for ACH from when...

I should have a manual ECU file for ACH from when I was looking in to it. Chip is soldered on PCB and is write once chip. It needs to be unsoldered and then you can solder in socket which then...
Forum: Other marques 28th August 2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 178,133
Posted By ainarssems
It took Tesla a week to respond and they said...

It took Tesla a week to respond and they said they cannot tell me anything as I am not current owner because of GDPR. The way I undersatnd GDPR is about protecting personal information. I never asked...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 23rd August 2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,484
Posted By ainarssems
Set of 4?

Set of 4?
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 21st August 2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,458
Posted By ainarssems
The bumper comes off, you screw in special pins...

The bumper comes off, you screw in special pins in bumper shock absorber bolt places and the whole front panel with radiators moves about 3-4 inches to allow better access to front of engine.

On...
Forum: Other marques 20th August 2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 178,133
Posted By ainarssems
I know it's hard but you don't ask you don't get....

I know it's hard but you don't ask you don't get. Anyway got VIN from dealer and sent email to Tesla, let's hope they don't come back with some data protection bull**** saying they can't tell me...
Forum: Other marques 20th August 2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 178,133
Posted By ainarssems
It's the limitation of planning aps we use in UK....

It's the limitation of planning aps we use in UK. I tried to plan route to Latvia and they say it's impossible and it does not show any charging stations in Latvia. Last is in Warsaw, you can...
Forum: Other marques 20th August 2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 178,133
Posted By ainarssems
How about this one? ...

How about this one?
https://www.leicesterautosltd.co.uk/used-tesla-model-s-leicester-leicestershire-3764782

It's a bit more expensive than I would like and higher mileage than most. Is that...
Forum: Other marques 18th August 2021, 11:36 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 178,133
Posted By ainarssems
It would have to be early 2014-2016 car for me...

It would have to be early 2014-2016 car for me anyway to be cheaper and also has to have free SC. I see a lot of them does not have free SC advertised. Not sure if they do not have it, not...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th August 2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,445
Posted By ainarssems
I think I will let mine go soon if you are...

I think I will let mine go soon if you are interested. It's not mint and it's not fully loaded and I am not pretending it to be and I am not asking for much money for it. It's 2006 4.2TDI Sport with...
Forum: Other marques 18th August 2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 178,133
Posted By ainarssems
Have been looking at buying a new car, well not...

Have been looking at buying a new car, well not new but another and I do not like what I see for the prices that are being asked. So I have been expanding my search to include brand new Leaf and now...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 17th August 2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,317
Posted By ainarssems
I would be more interested in getting PR codes...

I would be more interested in getting PR codes from Reg No or VIN, all my old Audi's PR stickers were fine but the newer car the less readable sticker. 2006 D3 has faded but still readable, barely....
Forum: D3 - Lights 15th August 2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 37,681
Posted By ainarssems
They all fail with age, seams crack and moisture...

They all fail with age, seams crack and moisture gets in, LEDs start failing. No way of knowing how long second hand will last, for the silly money they are selling it's not worth buying second hand....
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 14th August 2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 38,515
Posted By ainarssems
It may have changed, or maybe my MOT tester was...

It may have changed, or maybe my MOT tester was wrong, my reasoning was that when outer fails grease can get on brakes so it's a safety issue but inner does not affect safety.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 13th August 2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 38,515
Posted By ainarssems
I am pretty sure inner CV boot should not be MOT...

I am pretty sure inner CV boot should not be MOT failure, only outer unless something has changed in recent years. I remember my once failed on CV boot and I asked if it's inner or outer and tester...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 4th August 2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,445
Posted By ainarssems
When you say 3.0 and do not mention TDI, I assume...

When you say 3.0 and do not mention TDI, I assume you are after petrol which are very rare so could be for a long wait for one to come up for sale
Forum: Daily banter 4th August 2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,771
Posted By ainarssems
Can I interest you in a pair of unused PF front...

Can I interest you in a pair of unused PF front shocks? They are officially for 2.8FWD so probably a bit softer but I don't think there is massive difference in weight so should be not much...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 3rd August 2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,608
Posted By ainarssems
Might want to add the remaining tread depth in mm...

Might want to add the remaining tread depth in mm to you ad or at least pictures showing threads depth. Plenty of tread migh be 3mm to some and 7mm to others.
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