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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 29th December 2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,552
Posted By Oli18
For sale: 4x OEM 19” RS6 style wheels with winter tyres for A8

Surplus to requirements now.

These wheels were the ones that came with my A8 and have Dunlop Winter Tyres on them.


More info here:
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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 29th October 2017, 04:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,055
Posted By Oli18
Bingo! - that’s the dream +++ Watch this...

Bingo! - that’s the dream +++

Watch this space...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 28th October 2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,055
Posted By Oli18
Sold to a non forum member from London. It was...

Sold to a non forum member from London. It was sad to let her go :-(

Oli
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 27th September 2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,055
Posted By Oli18
Ha - good guess but alas no. A D2 would belong in...

Ha - good guess but alas no. A D2 would belong in the 'dream garage' though. +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 25th September 2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,055
Posted By Oli18
Yes ... but I don't want to jinx by sharing it...

Yes ... but I don't want to jinx by sharing it yet as it's not a certainty at this stage but it will be equally special in my view. +++

That said, it is unlikely to have the spec that this car has...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 24th September 2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,055
Posted By Oli18
For Sale: Rare Audi A8 4.2 TDI Sport - B&O, Fridge, Adaptive Cruise, Glass Sunroof

Hi,

It's with a heavy heart that I've decided to put my 8 up for sale.

I've had it for coming up to 4 years since i bought it from Ian (aka 'IT' on the forum) and it's had a lot of money spent...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 12th September 2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 154,457
Posted By Oli18
Hi, Just a quick update on my 8... ...

Hi,

Just a quick update on my 8...

She's been a dream over the summer. I don't drive her much these days since getting a new dog and driving our little BMW 1 series with him most of the time...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 5th August 2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 154,457
Posted By Oli18
Here you go +++ ...

Here you go +++

http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/c-117-leather-renovation.aspx
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 2nd March 2017, 12:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,029
Posted By Oli18
Looks amazing as usual Marcin!

Looks amazing as usual Marcin!
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 18th February 2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 154,457
Posted By Oli18
She's just had her annual service with Jack...

She's just had her annual service with Jack Barclay Audi and passed her MoT without advisories. Given all suspension arms and tyres were changed last year, I was hoping she'd sail through :)

I...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 28th January 2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,698
Posted By Oli18
Great to hear it all got sorted. +++ Which...

Great to hear it all got sorted. +++

Which control module was it and where was it located?

Oli
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 3rd January 2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 154,457
Posted By Oli18
Haha...I didn't notice but seeing it now, I...

Haha...I didn't notice but seeing it now, I concede I feel the same :ROFL:



My family live in the south called S'Hertogenbosch (aka Den Bosch) if that means anything....not in a garage but if...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 2nd January 2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 154,457
Posted By Oli18
Just a quick couple of pics of the 8 while I...

Just a quick couple of pics of the 8 while I drove it to NL. Here she is parked up in an underground garage where my family live.

I couldn't think of a better car to drive 7-8 hours in across the...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 1st January 2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,069
Posted By Oli18
A quick update but having tested this i'm pleased...

A quick update but having tested this i'm pleased to say none of the 4 sides dropped over the course of 3 days.

Thanks for the advice - always good to know how to test for issues.

Oli
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 31st December 2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,018
Posted By Oli18
Given my own recent experience, I think it sounds...

Given my own recent experience, I think it sounds like a battery on its last legs. I would replace it personally unless the battery is less than 2 years old.

Oli
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 30th December 2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,698
Posted By Oli18
Nice one! Mine did the same and all was sorted...

Nice one! Mine did the same and all was sorted with a new battery! :D
Forum: Daily banter 24th December 2016, 05:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,536
Posted By Oli18
Well said. - it will have been 8 years since I...

Well said. - it will have been 8 years since I joined in January when it first started. I wouldn't be on my 3rd 8 if it hadn't been for this forum...especially as my last two 8s were bought off Ian! ...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 23rd December 2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,077
Posted By Oli18
Awesome work there! Looking fwd to the future...

Awesome work there! Looking fwd to the future updates...+++

Oli
Forum: Driving bliss 23rd December 2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,630
Posted By Oli18
Wow Del, looks amazing...one more thing added on...

Wow Del, looks amazing...one more thing added on my bucket list! +++
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 21st December 2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,069
Posted By Oli18
Hi, Just a quick update but 3 days on and...

Hi,

Just a quick update but 3 days on and the battery is working a treat +++...no starting issues which i would have had previously.

Del, i'll do a proper test of the suspension over the...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 18th December 2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,069
Posted By Oli18
Thanks Del!..I don't believe that i have any one...

Thanks Del!..I don't believe that i have any one corner that drops vs another but will do some more checking over the coming week.

That said, i got in the car this morning and did a quick test on...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 18th December 2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,069
Posted By Oli18
ainarssems - I did have the ignition on. I will...

ainarssems - I did have the ignition on. I will check that battery voltage later this morning which may give a clue and let you know.



Hi Delboy,

I can confirm that gearshift lights do not...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 17th December 2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,069
Posted By Oli18
Here is a fresh scan using VCDS below. I got...

Here is a fresh scan using VCDS below.

I got in the car after i drove it 3 hours earlier. I thought i'd check the battery regulator and went into the 'advanced measuring blocks' and it showed...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 17th December 2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,069
Posted By Oli18
Hi, Thanks for all the advice so far and...

Hi,

Thanks for all the advice so far and sorry for the late reply...been a crazy 2 weeks leading up to Xmas at work.

Good to know i'm not alone in this. I used OBDEleven for my last scan and...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 28th November 2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,069
Posted By Oli18
D3 Parasitic battery drain

Hi all,

It's been a while since i've posted but i've kept an eye out on the forum and been enjoying the 8 in the meantime.

For about 2-3 months now, I've been suffering from a parasatic battery...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 19th October 2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 154,457
Posted By Oli18
Hi Sam - I haven't had an issue so far luckily. ...

Hi Sam - I haven't had an issue so far luckily.

Thanks,

Oli
Forum: Daily banter 11th August 2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,976
Posted By Oli18
Sorry to hear that Mike. Hope you feel better...

Sorry to hear that Mike. Hope you feel better soon and the murple is restored to former glory!

Oli
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 30th May 2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By Oli18
Thanks mate! Really appreciate you taking the...

Thanks mate! Really appreciate you taking the effort! +++

Oli
Forum: D2 - Everything else 30th May 2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,121
Posted By Oli18
Don't give up Ian she'll be worth it in the end!...

Don't give up Ian she'll be worth it in the end! :)
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 29th May 2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By Oli18
Part number for black car mats please

Hi,

I was wondering if someone could help me find the part number for a new black drivers car mat? Not sure if the fronts come as a pair but that would also be ok.

Mine has always been a little...
Forum: Driving bliss 28th May 2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,403
Posted By Oli18
:love:

:love:
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 28th May 2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,393
Posted By Oli18
Oh crickey! You could probably dye that back with...

Oh crickey! You could probably dye that back with a decent repair kit I think.

Hope you get it sorted mate!

Oli
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 28th May 2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,169
Posted By Oli18
The B&O alone is amazing. The seat can be...

The B&O alone is amazing. The seat can be refurbished pretty well I think.

There appear to be blinds, rear climate control and rear view camera... Not exactly poverty spec I think bit if it's the...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 28th May 2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 154,457
Posted By Oli18
They are great and would highly recommend them. I...

They are great and would highly recommend them. I have not experienced any issues so far.

I chose the Type10 2x20mm:

http://www.prosportperformance.co.uk/audispacers.htm

The bolts all come...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 28th May 2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By Oli18
Quantum is the same as Edge ... The former is the...

Quantum is the same as Edge ... The former is the brand for the trade and Edge is for consumers. I use to work for Castrol :)

Don't go off viscosity readings and use the spec from the handbook -...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 28th May 2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By Oli18
I ordered mine from ECP and I believe the cut off...

I ordered mine from ECP and I believe the cut off was around 2008...if yours is older they are cheaper +++

I also had cracked EPBs similar to the picture above ...

Oli
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 28th May 2016, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By Oli18
£600 refubed with tyres is a great price...

£600 refubed with tyres is a great price imo...there are companies that specialise in transporting this for a reasonable fee for those interested +++
...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 27th May 2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 154,457
Posted By Oli18
Hi Delboy - they've just had a good clean +++ ...

Hi Delboy - they've just had a good clean +++

Over time, leather seats get a real 'shine' to them as a tiny film of oils from clothes and skin forms over them. I like my leather non-shiney like...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 26th May 2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 154,457
Posted By Oli18
Audi A8 leather seat cleaning

Hi,

Thanks for the tips on the ARB...i'll keep a look out +++

Now that the car's paint and suspension are all in order, i've been meaning to give the leather a good detail. With that in mind, i...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 13th May 2016, 04:05 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 154,457
Posted By Oli18
Thanks for the tip Neil. +++ Can I ask how...

Thanks for the tip Neil. +++

Can I ask how much the ARB was, did you do it yourself and what was the level of effort?

Cheers,

Oli
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 11th May 2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 154,457
Posted By Oli18
New suspension arms & both EPBs

Hi,

When i had my car serviced 2 months back with Jack Barclay Audi, they highlighted that my front upper suspension arms were on their way out and that the lower ones were going to be coming up....
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 11th May 2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 154,457
Posted By Oli18
Hi Norretal - think i paid about £40 including...

Hi Norretal - think i paid about £40 including next day delivery.



May the force be with you H-M3 ... i ended up stripping the bootlid from the inside and unbolting the entire boot handle to...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 1st May 2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,806
Posted By Oli18
I recently installed it and it's top notch +++

I recently installed it and it's top notch +++
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 25th April 2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 154,457
Posted By Oli18
Audi A8 LED license plate lights

Nice one +++ - i hope it all works as it should for you!

About 1 year ago, i wanted to upgrade the rear license plate lights to LEDs. I thought this would be a simple mod but how wrong i was. The...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 17th April 2016, 04:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By Oli18
Hi tintin, I had the same issue. The AA...

Hi tintin,

I had the same issue. The AA sorted it though. Try this:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?p=17147#post17147

Oli
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 14th April 2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,046
Posted By Oli18
The start of a new chapter! :)

The start of a new chapter! :)
Forum: A6/S6/RS6 C6 9th April 2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,699
Posted By Oli18
Stunning!! :) +++

Stunning!! :) +++
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 8th April 2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Oli18
Hi, I believe it's a bumper off job. ...

Hi,

I believe it's a bumper off job.

You can often tell which sensor it is without VCDS by doing the following:

- turn on parking sensor
- walk around the back and touch each sensor
- all...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 8th April 2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,306
Posted By Oli18
Hi H-M3, I had the same issue as you but in...

Hi H-M3,

I had the same issue as you but in the end found one on eBay.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?p=64511#post64511

My part nr was: 4E0825235R +++

Oli
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 30th March 2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 19,925
Posted By Oli18
I had the same service done at Jack Barclay Audi...

I had the same service done at Jack Barclay Audi and was very impressed. Would highly recommend the fixed price servicing scheme +++
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