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Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th April 2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,556
Posted By snapdragon
Phaeton ones look the same but are much cheaper,...

Phaeton ones look the same but are much cheaper, I wonder what the difference is ? Their part number starts 3D0.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th April 2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,404
Posted By snapdragon
Keep your fire extinguisher handy (CO2 not...

Keep your fire extinguisher handy (CO2 not powder):D
Forum: Daily banter 2nd April 2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,943
Posted By snapdragon
I think we have all had COVID-19 in this house...

I think we have all had COVID-19 in this house and some relatives we saw a couple of weeks ago too. I will describe below for general interest and as a warning of a symptom which was not mentioned at...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 2nd April 2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 26,434
Posted By snapdragon
I finally got my boot to open easily by replacing...

I finally got my boot to open easily by replacing the motor with the later 2009 4E0827852H one with the metal casing. Wow, It took just 10 minutes to swap the part and instantly works like it...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 30th March 2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,404
Posted By snapdragon
Yes, never again have I had the hot start...

Yes, never again have I had the hot start problem.
Last month I replaced the battery after 6.5 years - it was getting weak this winter. Wow the new Yuasa AGM is much better that the old LION AGM...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 19th March 2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,458
Posted By snapdragon
I did this a couple of years ago and found it to...

I did this a couple of years ago and found it to be a pig of a job. While I didn't have this specific issue, I had to disassemble and reassemble multiple times before it would stop opening or closing...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 19th March 2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,564
Posted By snapdragon
Have you tried it on some perfectly flat ground?...

Have you tried it on some perfectly flat ground? Maybe a wheel is in a dip oron a lump or maybe the ground is just curved but looks flat.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th March 2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,712
Posted By snapdragon
Without the tray, my front wheelarch liners blow...

Without the tray, my front wheelarch liners blow into the tyres at speed, sadly they are a bit worn/damaged by this.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 4th March 2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,950
Posted By snapdragon
Yes, when the car was newer (I have had it 9...

Yes, when the car was newer (I have had it 9 years) they sensed the hand under the handle with G415 touch sensor and unlock the door before you have chance to pull the handle up.

I know my...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 3rd March 2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,950
Posted By snapdragon
I have had a few flat batteries recently, mostly...

I have had a few flat batteries recently, mostly when it has rained a lot. When raining the battery lasts two days parked max.

I also fitted a bluetooth streamer last year.....
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 1st March 2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,093
Posted By snapdragon
Don't get used ones as they will also be faulty. ...

Don't get used ones as they will also be faulty. New ones are probably a waste of money as they will probably only last a couple of years. My first failed at 3.5 years and don't forget these new...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 1st March 2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,691
Posted By snapdragon
https://www.autodoc.co.uk/spares-search?keyword=02...

https://www.autodoc.co.uk/spares-search?keyword=0258007351
The Hella one looks good value.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 20th February 2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,770
Posted By snapdragon
Voice control is a module that piggy backs onto...

Voice control is a module that piggy backs onto the analogue radio in the boot in the media rack. You can look at photos of it on ebay and see if you can see it in the media rack. It looks like a big...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 15th February 2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,669
Posted By snapdragon
Make sure the level sensors are still connected...

Make sure the level sensors are still connected mechanically and the ball joint has not popped off. Maybe the fault "Vehicle extremely not level - machanical failure is stored. This has to be...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 9th February 2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,093
Posted By snapdragon
These mounts all failed very quickly (couple of...

These mounts all failed very quickly (couple of years) and there is/was an Audi TSB to replace them with terminators. What year is the car out of interest, as I'm not sure this was a dealer-fit...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 8th February 2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,950
Posted By snapdragon
For the bootlid, there is a common issue with a...

For the bootlid, there is a common issue with a small spring popping off in the latch mechanism. It is a small spring, - maybe 8mm dia and 25mm long.
If you pop out the poppers on the plastic boot...
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 5th February 2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,634
Posted By snapdragon
Nice one spiderman+++ Are you getting a popcorn...

Nice one spiderman+++ Are you getting a popcorn limiter?:ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 1st February 2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,133
Posted By snapdragon
This? https://www.copart.co.uk/lot/28089740 ...

This?
https://www.copart.co.uk/lot/28089740


***Edit - yours was 4.2TDI wasn't it but this is 3.0TDI?
Forum: Daily banter 29th January 2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By snapdragon
New VW Logo

Have you seen the new VW logo?
What do you think?
Will there be an new Audi one?
22816
https://uk.motor1.com/news/269583/audi-trademark-new-logo-emblem/
YUK.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 28th January 2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,286
Posted By snapdragon
Crikey, the one on ebay went for 327, I had no...

Crikey, the one on ebay went for 327, I had no idea that a cable could appreciate in price! I'm almost tempted to get rid of mine now everything is coded how I like and all retrofits done yonks ago.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 28th January 2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,688
Posted By snapdragon
Hi Dangered, there is definately a permanent 12v...

Hi Dangered, there is definately a permanent 12v up there on the roof console light.
Try back-probing all the connectors (apart from the microphones) for 12V.
Mine used to be wired to permanent...
Forum: D3 - Lights 25th January 2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,986
Posted By snapdragon
My A8 has H7 foglights but the bulbs plug into a...

My A8 has H7 foglights but the bulbs plug into a captive connector inside the light with a wire going to the inside of the back cover. There is an external socket that just looks like a standard VAG...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 18th January 2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,718
Posted By snapdragon
The A8 should alternate between FM and DAB too,...

The A8 should alternate between FM and DAB too, if it isn't maybe it needs tuning and the stations storing. I guest there must have been some technological improvements over the years.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 18th January 2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,718
Posted By snapdragon
The aerial is within the rear window lines, the...

The aerial is within the rear window lines, the odd ones at the top. There is an amplifier above that too. DAB is the UK is garbage apart from in cities, it was designed by BBC anorak radio ham...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 14th January 2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,988
Posted By snapdragon
My idea before getting a new screen would be to...

My idea before getting a new screen would be to put the connectors where they should be and then tell them the last time it was replaced it was the wrong one and not heated.:D
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 13th January 2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,988
Posted By snapdragon
I would also like to upgrade to a heated screen,...

I would also like to upgrade to a heated screen, the most difficult part looks like running a pulled-up voltage +ve wire from a control module under the battery to the screen. Not sure if it is...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th January 2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,517
Posted By snapdragon
4E0407253Q is the upright/steering knuckle. That...

4E0407253Q is the upright/steering knuckle. That would only normally be replaced after a crash or something. It has no wearing parts. You would only replace if damaged. I think the meant the front...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 9th January 2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,517
Posted By snapdragon
OE is Lemforder TRW (both the same company ZF). ...

OE is Lemforder TRW (both the same company ZF). You can get the TRW cheapest from autodoc.co.uk. search on the VAG part number to see alternative brands.
I am about to do my bottom ones again,...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 9th January 2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,407
Posted By snapdragon
The paint warranty was for 3 years, there is also...

The paint warranty was for 3 years, there is also an corrosion warranty - a 12 Year Anti-Perforation Warranty. I'm afraid I don't think either apply here, but you could claim it is liable to...
Forum: D3 - Lights 8th January 2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,956
Posted By snapdragon
Straw hat the brightest you can get. I never...

Straw hat the brightest you can get. I never found any as bright as the originals but they looks better than dead ones. I then 'upgraded' to the later tail-lights. Not sure which I prefer now, the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 7th January 2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 23,223
Posted By snapdragon
Digital speedo was only 2008 on but does work if...

Digital speedo was only 2008 on but does work if you put that cluster in earlier cars it cannot be coded to exist or not exist. It can be set to Km or miles in MMI>Measurement Units which is useful...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 1st January 2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,489
Posted By snapdragon
Heated Mirror Element Replacement DIY

If ever you diagnose a blown element on you A8 <2007 heated mirror, this is what they are like inside.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 27th December 2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,483
Posted By snapdragon
RPM: 630 /min Voltage: 13.53 V Does it idle...

RPM: 630 /min
Voltage: 13.53 V
Does it idle at 630rpm, or is that the cranking speed during starting?
It looks like there are missing CANBUS messages at this time the codes are set - some of the...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 6th December 2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,682
Posted By snapdragon
https://groceries.asda.com/product/oils-lubricants...

https://groceries.asda.com/product/oils-lubricants/auto-drive-fully-synth-5-w-30-oil/1000012506542
This is Tetrosyl (Carlube TripleR) and is regularly on Rollback at 19.

I managed to bag a...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 6th December 2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,682
Posted By snapdragon
The correct one is the prestigious 507.00 spec...

The correct one is the prestigious 507.00 spec and that is always 5W30 so this one is not optimised but might be 'OK'.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th December 2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,539
Posted By snapdragon
Pulling off the vacuum pipe and putting a...

Pulling off the vacuum pipe and putting a ballbearing or a snipped off artist's brush handle has the same effect as an EGR plate - it just stays closed. You will get an EGR - Insufficient flow error...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 5th December 2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,778
Posted By snapdragon
Yes I saw that but in a ring where is the end? ...

Yes I saw that but in a ring where is the end?
It says near the head unit but is this the amp or the MMI control head? Who knows. The CD players in the glovebox are first after the MMI control...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th December 2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,006
Posted By snapdragon
Thanks AM8tey - where are these mounts? The top...

Thanks AM8tey - where are these mounts? The top of the strut is a machined aluminium casting with three hollow centring 'spikes' that bolts with three large bolts onto the space frame/turret. If you...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 4th December 2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,778
Posted By snapdragon
I got one of these now. First, I plugged it into...

I got one of these now. First, I plugged it into the DAB radio in the media rack in the boot. The CD Changer then stated "Initialising Device" in the MMI and said this forever. It did not show CD...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 4th December 2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,006
Posted By snapdragon
Thanks for the info. ...

Thanks for the info.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obtM__aJ9Yc
While a D4, it is similar and this is a slidehammer example.

https://www.autodoc.co.uk/mapco/13835694
It's 97 for a fully...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd December 2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,006
Posted By snapdragon
Thanks MikkiJayne, I see, thanks for sharing your...

Thanks MikkiJayne, I see, thanks for sharing your knowledge - It sounds a bit much for me with no workshop/garage and with it bein winter, but I might see in Spring.

Yes, I replaced the tie-rod...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd December 2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,006
Posted By snapdragon
Front Wheel Bearing Replacement

After chasing a rattle on my right-front corner for years and replacing everything at least once, I bit the bullet and replaced the whole airstrut yesterday but the problem remains exactly the same. ...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 30th November 2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 761
Posted By snapdragon
2x5 (10) litres of 507.00 504.00 Approved Oil 28 delivered

Mannol Engine Oil 5w30 10L for Audi VW SEAT SKODA BMW LL-04 504.00/507.00 C3

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mannol-Engine-Oil-5w30-10L-for-Audi-VW-SEAT-SKODA-BMW-LL-04-504-00-507-00-C3/303124375207
...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 26th November 2019, 03:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,870
Posted By snapdragon
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksi...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR1.TRC0.A0.H0.X4E0121113.TRS0&_nkw=4E0121113&_sacat=0

You need to replace this, it is beside the gearbox inline with the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 22nd November 2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,463
Posted By snapdragon
It never had an AGM from the factory, but if you...

It never had an AGM from the factory, but if you want to fit one, they work well. They are usually 92-95Ah though and the AGM coding for 95Ah is 3D0915105CE or 000915105CE - this would need...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 22nd November 2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,778
Posted By snapdragon
I had the same thing when I fitted an mp3 changer...

I had the same thing when I fitted an mp3 changer beside my original CD changer in the glovebox. The trick was to tell the second CD changer that it should assume a different network address (I...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 17th November 2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,178
Posted By snapdragon
Sorry, it must be your previous convictions for...

Sorry, it must be your previous convictions for fixing things that arose my suspicions :D
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 16th November 2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,178
Posted By snapdragon
Delboy is correct, the chance you bought a new...

Delboy is correct, the chance you bought a new faulty one is high, the newest D3s are 10 years old and these handles are not a very reliable at all so on the balance of probability the new ones have...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 16th November 2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,778
Posted By snapdragon
Did you disable the Handfree feature of the media...

Did you disable the Handfree feature of the media streaming device?
Does the music still show as playing or paused on the phone screen?
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 16th November 2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,178
Posted By snapdragon
Check the wiring to the door handle, not far from...

Check the wiring to the door handle, not far from the handle itself, I'm sure someone had frayed wires/ damaged insulation, Possibly Ray (tc4332 if you don't mind me saying so). There is a thread...
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