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Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV Yesterday, 09:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,860
Posted By steamship
Reading that thread, it appears that any Audi...

Reading that thread, it appears that any Audi with Google Earth will cease to work from 1st January 2021. What's confusing about that thread is what exactly the effects of this will be with regards...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering Yesterday, 05:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,520
Posted By steamship
Watching both videos on a HD laptop screen, there...

Watching both videos on a HD laptop screen, there is quite a lot of movement, more than I was expecting. (I used the letter L of 'USE ONLY' as a reference) Would this be why the brakes always seem...
Forum: D2 - Everything else Yesterday, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 101
Posted By steamship
The heated screen only works once the temperature...

The heated screen only works once the temperature drops below 5 degrees.



Mine has 4KV as well as 4KM (probably the only option ticked on mine).



Most definitely. Could never get a GPS...
Forum: D2 - Everything else Yesterday, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 101
Posted By steamship
This is what the decoder on the PlanetVAG.com...

This is what the decoder on the PlanetVAG.com sites gives for those codes:


PRCode: 3L4 = Electric seat adjustment for both front seats driver's seat with memory system
PRCode: 3PN = Electric...
Forum: D2 - Everything else Yesterday, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 99
Posted By steamship
The WAW is listed as being over 1,600 miles. When...

The WAW is listed as being over 1,600 miles. When I did the recce for it, I reckon I did close to 1,500 of it, plus the 350 to get to the starting grid. When we all did it, I reckon we did around...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering Yesterday, 12:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,520
Posted By steamship
I'm with you on this one. I was thinking more...

I'm with you on this one. I was thinking more like 20, but from reading the first few posts of the thread, it's really only going to be noticeable under 'heavy braking', something I'm not akin to...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 24th October 2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By steamship
Only thing I can think of is some restriction...

Only thing I can think of is some restriction based on number of posts.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 23rd October 2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By steamship
Not sure if this will work to delete an entire...

Not sure if this will work to delete an entire thread (your 3rd ad), but worth a try. See the attached image as well.

1. Go into the thread
2. Click on the Edit button of the post you want to...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 21st October 2020, 12:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By steamship
First thing I'd check is the battery terminals to...

First thing I'd check is the battery terminals to ensure they are fitted securely, and you don't even get your hands dirty.

Next would be a visible inspection of the connection block on the front...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 13th October 2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By steamship
Very odd. When I was changing the rear door cards...

Very odd. When I was changing the rear door cards on mine, I don't seem to recall anything specific about the wiring to the red lights, but that was six years ago!
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th October 2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By steamship
"both the bushes and if the bolts are tight" that...

"both the bushes and if the bolts are tight" that gibberish was supposed to suggest that after you check the bushes, also ensure the bolts are tight. Soon after getting the S8, I replaced the front...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th October 2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By steamship
None that I'm aware of. I just undid four bolts...

None that I'm aware of. I just undid four bolts at the top, as can be seen in the attached image of a strut. As homer suggested, it may be the upper arms, both the bushes and if the bolts are tight.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 11th October 2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By steamship
If it's just the one door, then I suspect that...

If it's just the one door, then I suspect that it's an issue with a microswitch. In the diagram of the door lock, there is a switch on the lock mechanism (1). In the other diagram, there are two...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 11th October 2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By steamship
I'm only on here once a day now, so somewhat late...

I'm only on here once a day now, so somewhat late to responding... and you've resolved the issue anyway.

The sensors I bought were Autel MX sensors and did require programming, which is what the...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 10th October 2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By steamship
You don't mention whether or not you went for a...

You don't mention whether or not you went for a drive after you re-initialised the tyres. If not, then that would be the case as it requires driving for 5-10 minutes before they show the pressure.
...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 3rd October 2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,864
Posted By steamship
Another learning day at school. Since my return...

Another learning day at school. Since my return to the UK in 2012, I was led to believe by my insurance company that you needed to have your car insured at all times, as part of the 'continuous...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 2nd October 2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,864
Posted By steamship
It stands for 'Statutory Off Road Notification'....

It stands for 'Statutory Off Road Notification'. What it basically means is that we in the UK can take our car off the road (SORN) and don't have to pay the VED (Vehicle Excise Duty, commonly called...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 1st October 2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,206
Posted By steamship
Prior to me buying the S8 in February '18, the...

Prior to me buying the S8 in February '18, the previous owner had got the manifold replaced around the 100k mark. Cost him 2,500.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 28th September 2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,286
Posted By steamship
That would be my impression as well. Try...

That would be my impression as well. Try contacting the seller direct and see exactly what comes with the headlights (i.e. with or without ballasts, etc). Not 100% certain about this one, but might...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 28th September 2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,286
Posted By steamship
Exactly that. They should be able to call up the...

Exactly that. They should be able to call up the details for your car.
Forum: Daily banter 26th September 2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,882
Posted By steamship
I remember hearing about car manufacturers using...

I remember hearing about car manufacturers using soy and other plant material as 'ingredients' in the making of wire insulation (more environmentally friendly), which seems to get the attention of...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 18th September 2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By steamship
I think it's standard practice in most countries....

I think it's standard practice in most countries. If you order something from say the US, you pay customs import duty as well, and that duty is calculated on the total value of the order, goods plus...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 17th September 2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,957
Posted By steamship
Looks like someone out to make a quick buck. Sold...

Looks like someone out to make a quick buck. Sold in Batley and new owner in Batley. Zero feedback on eBay and only been a member for a month.

Buys a car at 1,495 (assumption) and two months...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 17th September 2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,529
Posted By steamship
That's working out at quite a good price and...

That's working out at quite a good price and looks in good condition, although the focus isn't sharp on the grille itself to check for pitting. They do seem to offer a 14 day return so may be worth a...
Forum: Daily banter 16th September 2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By steamship
Very odd that a vehicle that is only for sale in...

Very odd that a vehicle that is only for sale in the UK is being partially manufactured in the UK, only to be then sent off to France for assembly, and then shipped back to the UK. I wonder how much...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 13th September 2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,529
Posted By steamship
Just checked those variants (J,K,L,M) and they...

Just checked those variants (J,K,L,M) and they show up as being for the '10-'13 models. The part numbers I listed previously are for the '14-'17 models. Based on what you say, your's should be part...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 12th September 2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,529
Posted By steamship
Would like to think it's a straight swap, but be...

Would like to think it's a straight swap, but be sure to find the right one, as there are four versions of the W12 grille, depending on what options are fitted (prices range from roughly 1,500 to...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 10th September 2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,121
Posted By steamship
On the D3 it would also disable the rear a/c...

On the D3 it would also disable the rear a/c controls, but appears to be no Easter egg on the newer cars as you have to disable it from within the MMI, and even then it's only temporary :Confused:....
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 10th September 2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,700
Posted By steamship
Check out the following thread. It's quite long...

Check out the following thread. It's quite long but the door card removal is right at the start.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?p=151305
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 8th September 2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,873
Posted By steamship
With everything checked and working but still...

With everything checked and working but still getting that intermittent error code, have you checked the connectors to ensure they're seated properly and don't have any signs of corrosion in them?
Forum: Daily banter 7th September 2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By steamship
I've seen several videos by that cello player,...

I've seen several videos by that cello player, all very good, but have to say the theme played on the Floppotron is the most ingenious.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 7th September 2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,873
Posted By steamship
That's what I get for having too much time on my...

That's what I get for having too much time on my hands! :D
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 7th September 2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,873
Posted By steamship
When you say you've no codes, do you mean there...

When you say you've no codes, do you mean there are no error codes for any of the four doors (since each door has its own control unit) or no error codes at all for the car?

It seems rather odd...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 6th September 2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,157
Posted By steamship
Check out the following two links. One is from...

Check out the following two links. One is from the D3 Tech Dump collection and has lots of information on the removal of the centre console, as well as seats and interior trim:

29-Service Manual...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 6th September 2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,286
Posted By steamship
Going by the pictures H-M3 posted, they're not...

Going by the pictures H-M3 posted, they're not the correct lights for your car, as they don't have the 5-LED light in them. If you check the build sticker in your spare wheel well, there should be...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 5th September 2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By steamship
Coincidentally, this happened to me yesterday....

Coincidentally, this happened to me yesterday. Needed something from the boot and it was pouring rain outside. Pressed the unlock button on the fob as I rushed out and opened the boot... and the...
Forum: Daily banter 31st August 2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By steamship
Is that why we had so many broadsheet newspapers?...

Is that why we had so many broadsheet newspapers? ;)
Forum: Daily banter 31st August 2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By steamship
No longer fully aluminium. Check out the first...

No longer fully aluminium. Check out the first video on the following page (the others include the R8 and TT):

https://www.audi-technology-portal.de/en/body/aluminium-bodies/audi-spaceframe-en
...
Forum: Daily banter 30th August 2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By steamship
Frightening stuff and difficult to get a handle...

Frightening stuff and difficult to get a handle on it's destructive power. With that in mind I did some searching and came across the following short video which puts Tsar Bomba into comparison with...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 25th August 2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By steamship
And you got a replacement S8+ just because of...

And you got a replacement S8+ just because of that! Nice one. +++
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 24th August 2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,925
Posted By steamship
There are two different options for the 3.0...

There are two different options for the 3.0 engine, a straight pipe, part number 8K0253683J (126) and bent pipe, part number 4E0253684S (165). Both are shown as being clamped on. I would think for...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 24th August 2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By steamship
I don't know any, but if you use Facebook, you...

I don't know any, but if you use Facebook, you could join the 'Northern Ireland Audi Owners Club (NIAOC)' group. I don't know any of them with a D3 S8 but there are others who have R8s and RS6s...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 23rd August 2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By steamship
When you say it's looking worse for wear, is it...

When you say it's looking worse for wear, is it the silver knob itself or the black centre part on top. If the latter, I'm seen several posts saying that you can just peel it off and there's another...
Forum: Daily banter 21st August 2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,776
Posted By steamship
Check out '3 Days to Kill' and 'From Paris with...

Check out '3 Days to Kill' and 'From Paris with Love'.
Forum: Daily banter 21st August 2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By steamship
Happy Birthday Connor!

Happy Birthday Connor!
Forum: Daily banter 21st August 2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,776
Posted By steamship
You can do much better than that according to...

You can do much better than that according to Robert de Niro.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d_22U8OW2I
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 17th August 2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,666
Posted By steamship
Shouldn't that list also include... 5) Does...

Shouldn't that list also include...

5) Does the car have the MJ replacement DIS menu button?
6) Does the car have the MJ brake master cylinder brace?
Forum: D2 - Transmission 15th August 2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,759
Posted By steamship
Okay, ignoring the driven part, can I assume that...

Okay, ignoring the driven part, can I assume that the park P light worked previously and no longer works? If so, then I'd suggest it has to do with the wiring of the plug. Specifically, the change...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 15th August 2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,759
Posted By steamship
I think we need her assistance to help with this...

I think we need her assistance to help with this one. Specifically, other than one being 8-pin and the other 9-pin, what other differences are there, other than visual (the actual switch internals)....
Forum: Daily banter 15th August 2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,900
Posted By steamship
According to the site http://thebasource.com/,...

According to the site http://thebasource.com/, the plane was placed into storage there on the 18th March. They appear to have them dotted around various locations.
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