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Forum: Owners Meets Yesterday, 09:13 AM
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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 23rd February 2020, 09:30 PM
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Views: 110
Posted By HPsauce
I guess the RHD equivalent doesn't bother with...

I guess the RHD equivalent doesn't bother with the cutout marks for the clutch pedal...… :-( It would be a different pedal pattern anyway,
(I do remember wrangling that out and back again to access...
Forum: D2 - Lights 21st February 2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,172
Posted By HPsauce
I think it might be that hole above the brake...

I think it might be that hole above the brake pedal, but it doesn't look quite right - something missing?
Maybe been cut to accommodate the clutch pedal?
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 20th February 2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By HPsauce
Spot on Sean. +++

Spot on Sean. +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th February 2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By HPsauce
You can't really do that to your children though,...

You can't really do that to your children though, all 3 of mine have gone to the dark side, though only one runs on Satan's fuel....
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 20th February 2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By HPsauce
Though I've had another idea that would be much...

Though I've had another idea that would be much easier...… :cool:

Make your piece as originally designed, 8mm maybe, but drill 6 holes - 3 each on opposite sides. 2 identical pieces for 1 joint....
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 19th February 2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By HPsauce
Yes, I was inspired by your boot grommet fix. +++

Yes, I was inspired by your boot grommet fix. +++
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 19th February 2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By HPsauce
I was putting my 3D brain into action and trying...

I was putting my 3D brain into action and trying to think of another way of solving that without welding..... :Confused:

Could you make each flange out of a pair of interlocking U-shaped pieces...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 16th February 2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By HPsauce
It's all to do with pollution control, by...

It's all to do with pollution control, by injecting air into the exhaust. Fairly complex as it works differently as the engine & catalyst warm up. See:...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 15th February 2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By HPsauce
What about the D2 Sean, do you know offhand?

What about the D2 Sean, do you know offhand?
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 14th February 2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By HPsauce
Having bought Richards previous version VCDS...

Having bought Richards previous version VCDS cable a couple of years ago I can only say:
1. He's a genuine, honest perfect gentleman.
2. That's an amazing bargain! +++
Forum: Other Audis 12th February 2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,977
Posted By HPsauce
Just a little footnote to this, our sponsor may...

Just a little footnote to this, our sponsor may well now be in a position to help. +++
I (probably along with many others here) received an email from them on Monday this week, saying:
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 9th February 2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,209
Posted By HPsauce
Six years since I got mine!...

Six years since I got mine! http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showpost.php?p=66954&postcount=2
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 9th February 2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,209
Posted By HPsauce
I did cut the slots for the bottom tabs as I...

I did cut the slots for the bottom tabs as I store some potentially heavy items behind that panel. ;)

As for fixing the small, low panel, I just used small round-head screws to replace the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 8th February 2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,209
Posted By HPsauce
It sure is, exactly what I have done. +++ You...

It sure is, exactly what I have done. +++ You might need to cut some slots for its locating lugs though, I can't recall now exactly what was needed.

Though there is a simple fix for missing/broken...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 7th February 2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,324
Posted By HPsauce
Or use something like these that I put together...

Or use something like these that I put together just now? ;)
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 7th February 2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By HPsauce
I just looked up the parts on autodoc.co.uk and...

I just looked up the parts on autodoc.co.uk and immediately found a non-OEM part that was listed as having both those (and several others) as the OEM equivalents, so chances are they're the same....
Forum: A4/S4 B6 4th February 2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By HPsauce
Almost certainly the aerial and our sponsors will...

Almost certainly the aerial and our sponsors will know where it is, so call them. :cool:
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 2nd February 2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,324
Posted By HPsauce
Well done. +++ I was looking at the...

Well done. +++

I was looking at the Audipages guide (http://www.audipages.com/Tech_Articles/heatac/fanreplace.html ) and they didn't remove the scuttle panel which looks like it gets in the way...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 2nd February 2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,324
Posted By HPsauce
You actually need a pair of male-male leads to...

You actually need a pair of male-male leads to connect a D3 fan to a D2 harness, with a simple blade on each end. :cool:
Doing it that way also enables you to easily test the replacement and quickly...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 1st February 2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,629
Posted By HPsauce
Well I thought of that, but I do like to leave my...

Well I thought of that, but I do like to leave my car as unmolested as possible, so would prefer some sort of removable adapter.
Though, to be honest, even a couple of short wires with spade...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 1st February 2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,629
Posted By HPsauce
I now have my D3 motor and fan and, as noted in...

I now have my D3 motor and fan and, as noted in the other thread, the D2 lead has a circular 2-blade male plug whereas the D3 has an arch-like 2-blade female socket. See attached photos.
(It also...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 1st February 2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 678
Posted By HPsauce
Would 16" steel ones do?...

Would 16" steel ones do? https://www.s2forum.com/forum/member-s-area/parts-for-sale-trade/2077090-16-vag-steel-wheels-tyres
(Just to say these are nothing to do with me, just saw it posted today)
Forum: D2 - Everything else 31st January 2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 25,353
Posted By HPsauce
Cheers Mark, sounds similar enough to my...

Cheers Mark, sounds similar enough to my experience to make the same cause/fix plausible. +++

Though given the way the switch operates, with the released brake pedal arm forcing the spindle of the...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 31st January 2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 25,353
Posted By HPsauce
I did have that thought myself Mark, but remember...

I did have that thought myself Mark, but remember the brake lights are effectively "always live". So I expect it's a safety issue (and maybe even embedded in the regulations somewhere) that brake...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 31st January 2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 25,353
Posted By HPsauce
My replacement switches (one new Meyle, one used...

My replacement switches (one new Meyle, one used Audi) have arrived and I've been testing them electrically and working out the logic with the help of Mark's pictures.

There are two pairs of...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 30th January 2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By HPsauce
Thanks Sean, MJ is sending her sacrificial one to...

Thanks Sean, MJ is sending her sacrificial one to me anyway so I'll document what I find in due course.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 30th January 2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By HPsauce
Cheers MJ, are you planning to do that sometime...

Cheers MJ, are you planning to do that sometime soon or want to pass/send it to me at some convenient time for me to have a look?
If it's part of the whole unit with the lights stalk presumably not...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 30th January 2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By HPsauce
Cruise control stalk switches - dismantling

I have had (probably in common with many others) problems with my cruise control for ages. This is absolutely down to the switches on the stalk, specifically on the slider switch.

When I first got...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 30th January 2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,324
Posted By HPsauce
:tuttut:Actually both are blades, see attached...

:tuttut:Actually both are blades, see attached photo of a D2 fan connector.
However the male/female setup seems to be reversed, the D2 fan is male whereas the D3 is female, so you couldn't...
Forum: Owners Meets 29th January 2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,626
Posted By HPsauce
Welcome, but do please introduce yourself and...

Welcome, but do please introduce yourself and post some pictures of your car and say where you are in more detail, there may be others near you.
See "Introductions":...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 29th January 2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By HPsauce
I tend to view VCDS as almost part of the car,...

I tend to view VCDS as almost part of the car, like a spare wheel, so stays with it unless there's a good reason not to sell them together. ;)
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th January 2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 25,353
Posted By HPsauce
Thanks for that reminder Mark, very useful to see...

Thanks for that reminder Mark, very useful to see inside as well. +++

What sort of symptoms were you getting that made you decide to change the switch, and did you use VCDS to get it set correctly...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th January 2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 25,353
Posted By HPsauce
Hmmmm, happened again last night. :Confused: Car...

Hmmmm, happened again last night. :Confused: Car had been unused since Monday afternoon and it was freezing.
Stopped at an uphill T-junction (so only light braking) about 200 yards from home and...
Forum: Owners Meets 29th January 2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,626
Posted By HPsauce
Congratulations Vera. +++ Though I might...

Congratulations Vera. +++

Though I might just point out that Beverley and I did a driving tour of the far North-West of Scotland (in June 1979!) when she was in her 8th month of pregnancy too. We...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 28th January 2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By HPsauce
I've got a pair of old front grey mats acquired a...

I've got a pair of old front grey mats acquired a while back from someone here as spares (might even have been you Jim!). Don't use them often, but need to check condition.... (far from new)
Forum: D2 - Everything else 27th January 2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 25,353
Posted By HPsauce
Maybe not as I've had my suspicions for a little...

Maybe not as I've had my suspicions for a little while that it's starting to misbehave. That's why when the subject came up I decided to check.
Today was the first really blatant manifestation for...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 27th January 2020, 02:52 PM
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Views: 25,353
Posted By HPsauce
Well it's a long time (nearly 3 years!) since I...

Well it's a long time (nearly 3 years!) since I reported anything on this issue, but it definitely happened today. :tuttut:
As commonly seen before it was after stopping at a T-junction after steady...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th January 2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By HPsauce
01435 - Brake Pressure Sensor 1 (G201)

This error came up today when I ran a VCDS scan, but with no extra wording to specify the type of fault (Ross-Tech have 3 variants but this was "vanilla" which they don't include). It did have the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 27th January 2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By HPsauce
Given MJs comments about "Platinhell" I'm...

Given MJs comments about "Platinhell" I'm surprised they weren't evicted ages ago! :tuttut:
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th January 2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By HPsauce
Excellent. +++ I just found this comment...

Excellent. +++

I just found this comment about measuring blocks in the online VCDS-Lite manual (https://www.ross-tech.com/vcds-lite/manual/measblocks.html):
Shareware Limitation(s): • You can...
Forum: Owners Meets 26th January 2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,626
Posted By HPsauce
Well done the pair of you, really should have...

Well done the pair of you, really should have said that in my first response. :o

I did at first think "how convenient for Sean" but it's a bit of a tedious cross-country trek from Cairnryan....
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th January 2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By HPsauce
Interesting, I've heard of switches that...

Interesting, I've heard of switches that basically "auto-adjust" on a ratchet when installed, though you do really have to follow the sequence correctly. Pretty sure mine is just screw in on a thread...
Forum: Owners Meets 26th January 2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,064
Posted By HPsauce
briang9 and Mrs G - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri...

briang9 and Mrs G - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri & Sat.
David's8 and Mrs D - Classic River View Double, Fri & Sat
Tonupkid & Mrs Tonup - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri & Sat
HPsauce and Mrs Sauce...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th January 2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By HPsauce
Are you sure you have a recent VCDS-Lite? It...

Are you sure you have a recent VCDS-Lite? It should go into measuring blocks exactly the same as the full version. :Confused:

As for the cruise control, that could be the stalk, I know for a fact...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th January 2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By HPsauce
I needed to do a scan so after that I checked...

I needed to do a scan so after that I checked this out while also monitoring the brake light.
I can confirm that the brake lights only come on at stage 2, i.e. 1011, so at 1010 presumably the ECUs...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th January 2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By HPsauce
Should be OK for checking readings. Delving...

Should be OK for checking readings.
Delving back into my marathon thread about lack of power I found useful comments by MJ and many others. In summary:

Engine measuring block Group 66 in VCDS is...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th January 2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By HPsauce
I thought the two sets of contacts did slightly...

I thought the two sets of contacts did slightly different things and are triggered ever so slightly apart - a really tiny movement. IIRC one is for the brake lights and the other for the ECUs. So you...
Forum: Owners Meets 24th January 2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,626
Posted By HPsauce
We'll be up in Glasgow (and then various points...

We'll be up in Glasgow (and then various points North-West) for a week around Easter as well!
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 24th January 2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By HPsauce
I can say (having done it not that long ago to...

I can say (having done it not that long ago to replace the entire window frame) that stripping the door down and taking the frame off isn't actually that difficult. Tedious and takes a little while,...
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