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Forum: Owners Meets Yesterday, 12:40 PM
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Posted By The_Laird
Count me in!

Count me in!
Forum: Daily banter 23rd February 2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By The_Laird
MJ is correct - you need to tick that ‘remember...

MJ is correct - you need to tick that ‘remember me’ box
Forum: Owners Meets 14th February 2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,627
Posted By The_Laird
My congratulations too. What great news! Perhaps...

My congratulations too. What great news! Perhaps a bit drastic to provide an excuse for missing the Annual Meet, but it’s probably the best excuse we’ve heard so far :)
Forum: Owners Meets 13th February 2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,064
Posted By The_Laird
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...
Forum: Daily banter 9th February 2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By The_Laird
I’m not many miles behind you (a tad under 190K)...

I’m not many miles behind you (a tad under 190K) and, to my knowledge, still on the original gearbox (although Mackies have serviced it at least 3 times)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 9th February 2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,210
Posted By The_Laird
Not sure how I missed this thread, but it was I...

Not sure how I missed this thread, but it was I who bought the panel with a bump in from A8 Parts some time ago. It also came with a special ‘floor panel’ that fits over the battery and extends under...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 2nd February 2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By The_Laird
John in Scotland is your man. Canít think of his...

John in Scotland is your man. Canít think of his Ďhandle right now, but David or Brian might remember. Heís a flipping genius with this stuff! Thereís a post on here somewhere of a workshop day that...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd February 2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By The_Laird
My first ‘8 was a 2.8 - and I loved it!

My first ‘8 was a 2.8 - and I loved it!
Forum: Daily banter 30th January 2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By The_Laird
The phrase “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”...

The phrase “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” springs to mind. None of these is an improvement IMHO, but the VW one is rubbish!
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 28th January 2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By The_Laird
Bu**er! Just read this. IIRC, the mats in the...

Bu**er! Just read this. IIRC, the mats in the ‘silver grey’ FE interior are platinum. And I need a front set/ Are they now sold?
Forum: Owners Meets 24th January 2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,627
Posted By The_Laird
It looks like it might make sense to have the...

It looks like it might make sense to have the A8/S8 meet in Devon and the non-A8/S8 meet in the Borders! It would save on transporter costs. ;)

David & Brian, I might well be up around Híburgh and...
Forum: Owners Meets 23rd January 2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,627
Posted By The_Laird
I think youíll need to check with the...

I think youíll need to check with the organisers,Ray, as I donít know if theyíll welcome such an odd vehicle at the A8/S8 Meet! ;)
Forum: Daily banter 23rd January 2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,800
Posted By The_Laird
But it’s not white! :)

But it’s not white! :)
Forum: Owners Meets 23rd January 2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,627
Posted By The_Laird
Well, might as well bring my TTS, instead of the...

Well, might as well bring my TTS, instead of the S8, as I donít want to be the odd one out! ;)
Forum: Owners Meets 21st January 2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,627
Posted By The_Laird
OK, but, like I said, anything I can do, just...

OK, but, like I said, anything I can do, just shout. Even boring admin stuff. Also happy to make a trip or two if you need support on the road.
Forum: Owners Meets 21st January 2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,627
Posted By The_Laird
Does ‘Borders’ imply the east side as opposed to...

Does ‘Borders’ imply the east side as opposed to the earlier suggestion of Dumfries and Galloway?

If there’s anything I can do, just let me know.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 20th January 2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By The_Laird
Many of us have known that for a good while! +++

Many of us have known that for a good while! +++
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 17th January 2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks again guys. I’ve just put a whole load of...

Thanks again guys. I’ve just put a whole load of stuff on 4 or 5 2GB cards, so that should be good for now
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 17th January 2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By The_Laird
Photo posted to show hardware and software...

Photo posted to show hardware and software versions.

The scratches on the screen have mostly come off with a brief wipe with Plastex. Iím sure a more committed session will restore it to its...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 16th January 2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By The_Laird
Is this what we're looking for?

Is this what we're looking for?
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 16th January 2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By The_Laird
It’s dead easy to drag and drop files from the...

It’s dead easy to drag and drop files from the iTunes library MP3 files on my hard drive. No disentangling required!. I’m thinking that this is the best bet too, along with the iPod docked in the...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 16th January 2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By The_Laird
I remember the car record players! But I was...

I remember the car record players! But I was really hoping to find a wax cylinder player! ;)
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th January 2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By The_Laird
I really appreciate the time and expertise that...

I really appreciate the time and expertise that you guys are giving me! +++

Even if I donít understand half of it!

Yes, when buying music, Iím still a CD man - I still miss the fabulous artwork...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th January 2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By The_Laird
Here is the RNS-E in my TTS. It has 2 SD card...

Here is the RNS-E in my TTS. It has 2 SD card slots, but didn't like the 16GB card that I first tried. Itís fine with 2 GB, non-HC cards
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th January 2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,644
Posted By The_Laird
Nice find! It has a kind of Audi look to it (not...

Nice find! It has a kind of Audi look to it (not the screen) and if it’s a straight swap, that would be great. I’d love to hear id the DIS display works on satnav as that’s the only reason that I’ve...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th January 2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By The_Laird
It is, indeed, an iPod dock! +++ And as I...

It is, indeed, an iPod dock! +++

And as I have a couple of old style iPods, that what Iíll pursue in the short term (funds need to be reserved for a new belt and a few other issues with the TTS)....
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th January 2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By The_Laird
I wonder if this might be as good as/better than...

I wonder if this might be as good as/better than the Apple cable?...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th January 2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By The_Laird
I’ll try another photo later. I tried to fit an...

I’ll try another photo later. I tried to fit an old 30pin connector to it, but my sausage fingers wouldn’t allow it!
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th January 2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By The_Laird
The wired option sounds good, as I'll need to...

The wired option sounds good, as I'll need to charge the iPhone anyway. Here's a photo of the connector socket in the glove box
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 14th January 2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By The_Laird
Now, there is some sort of connection in the...

Now, there is some sort of connection in the glovebox..... Iíll have a look tomorrow. Thanks!
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 14th January 2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By The_Laird
Oh dear, not the answer I was hoping for! The...

Oh dear, not the answer I was hoping for! The phone works fine on bluetooth through my Zooka (speaker bar), so I wonder what’s so limiting in the RNS-E? My daughter’s 2011 A3 system (not RNS-E, but...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 14th January 2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,183
Posted By The_Laird
Bluetooth music on RNS-E?

Now, Iíve joined the TT forum as well. But itís not as user friendly as this one!

The 2008 TTS I just bought has an RNS-E so I thought Iíd be able to use the bluetooth connection to play music...
Forum: Daily banter 10th January 2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,047
Posted By The_Laird
I think that still looks good! :p

I think that still looks good! :p
Forum: Daily banter 10th January 2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,047
Posted By The_Laird
I drove it back from Glasgow - 5 hours none stop...

I drove it back from Glasgow - 5 hours none stop - and, despite my shoulder still not being 100% after the op, it was comfortable enough. Itís not an Ď8, of course, and the refinement and comfort is...
Forum: Daily banter 10th January 2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,047
Posted By The_Laird
Hereís the spoiler up:

Hereís the spoiler up:
Forum: Daily banter 10th January 2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,047
Posted By The_Laird
Itís a TTS, so, IMHO, nicer interior and quicker....

Itís a TTS, so, IMHO, nicer interior and quicker. And it has at least as many toys as the one at AIIT!
Forum: Daily banter 10th January 2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,047
Posted By The_Laird
Yes, thatís the place!

Yes, thatís the place!
Forum: Daily banter 10th January 2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,047
Posted By The_Laird
It has an electronic spoiler. Comes up above a...

It has an electronic spoiler. Comes up above a certain speed or when you push a button inside the car. I’ll get a photo later.

And I’m 65 and two-thirds, going on 17!
Forum: Daily banter 9th January 2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,047
Posted By The_Laird
The price is no secret as it was widely...

The price is no secret as it was widely advertised at just under £8K and I paid £7,230.

And I was looking at the DVLA number plate site before I even bought it!
Forum: Daily banter 9th January 2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,047
Posted By The_Laird
Wink No Hairdresser Jokes Please!

Bought this in Glasgow on Tuesday and drove it home through terrible weather. It has a few niggles, but nothing that put me off, and I haggled enough of a discount to fix it.

I've been looking for...
Forum: Daily banter 28th December 2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,759
Posted By The_Laird
I had to read your last post twice, Ray, to work...

I had to read your last post twice, Ray, to work out who was where and when and with whom! What a simple life I lead! :o

But that is a great story. It would make the script for one the awful,...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 22nd December 2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,184
Posted By The_Laird
It’s still happening, and I’ll try to check the...

It’s still happening, and I’ll try to check the rev counter next time it happens. But it happens quite rarely and only for a couple of seconds, so it’s hard to check what else might be going on....
Forum: Daily banter 17th December 2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,243
Posted By The_Laird
Well, we couldn’t have the world’s best D2...

Well, we couldn’t have the world’s best D2 engineer getting frostbite, could we. Well done Mike & Neil - brilliant idea, well executed!
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 10th December 2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks again guys! +++ Iím not getting...

Thanks again guys! +++

Iím not getting frightened off yet, so I think Iíll buy it and cross my fingers. Thanks for the tip of turning off the Ďaggressiveí mode; Iíll give that a try.
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 10th December 2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By The_Laird
Here's the full scan result attached. Hope...

Here's the full scan result attached.

Hope someone can tell me to buy it or run a mile! :)
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 10th December 2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks Sean. I did save a copy, so I’ll try to...

Thanks Sean. I did save a copy, so I’ll try to attach that to a post. There’s small microphone dangling from the rear view mirror, so whatever that’s attached to could be causing a drain, perhaps?
...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 10th December 2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,184
Posted By The_Laird
As some of you, those of a certain age, will...

As some of you, those of a certain age, will understand, shudders, wobbles and judders, as well as shakes and various other unsteady descriptions, are not restricted to our cars!
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 10th December 2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By The_Laird
VCDS Results from an A3

Weíre looking at buying a neighbourís A3 (2011) for my daughter and Iíve run the VCDS on it. Itís thrown up a few codes as follows:

Address 01: Engine, 3 faults found:
5456 Starter will not...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 10th December 2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,184
Posted By The_Laird
I really appreciate the input on this guys! But,...

I really appreciate the input on this guys! But, no, it’s not on specific stretches of road; there was no issue yesterday on roads where it has ‘wobbled’ or ‘juddered’ or whatever previously. But...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 9th December 2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,184
Posted By The_Laird
Makes good sense to start with the obvious,...

Makes good sense to start with the obvious, Brian. I’ll get that checked - thanks
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