A8 Parts Forum  

Go Back   A8 Parts Forum > A8 D3 > D3 - Body and Exterior

D3 - Body and Exterior Bumpers, bonnets, glass, trims - Everything outside

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 1st June 2018, 09:16 PM
snapdragon's Avatar
snapdragon snapdragon is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Registered Homeless
Posts: 1,428
Default

I have ordered GSC2546 so will post back with the results in a week or so. It's a shame these will be black and the Audi ones stainless finish but hey ho.
__________________
A8L 3.0TDi SE Quattro 2006
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 1st June 2018, 11:21 PM
H-M3 H-M3 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: london
Posts: 497
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by snapdragon View Post
I have ordered GSC2546 so will post back with the results in a week or so. It's a shame these will be black and the Audi ones stainless finish but hey ho.
Perhaps you should’ve mentioned a group buy Snap as I think loads are after them??
__________________
Current cars

Audi A8L 4.2TDI Silver 2006 £290 tax
Factory options-Phone in armrest now BT. Hybrid DTV. Voice command, Xenon plus (no cornering lights WTF), DRL, Soft closure, auto boot, Folding and tilting side mirrors, Front & rear heated seats, Rear elec blind, 19 alloys, Bose surround, Black leather & alacantra, Paddle shift.

List to do: Redo rear tint, RVC, FL rear lights, FL speedo (bought) 20 alloys. Rear seat entertainment..... Any donations welcome

Seat Ibiza 1.4tdi Eco 2008 Silver (£0 Tax)

NO VCDS rely on Marcin & Neeldub
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 2nd June 2018, 06:43 AM
snapdragon's Avatar
snapdragon snapdragon is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Registered Homeless
Posts: 1,428
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by H-M3 View Post
Perhaps you should’ve mentioned a group buy Snap as I think loads are after them??
I'll try them first, I did get some from them for my Passat bonnet years ago and TBH was not 100% happy as when I opened the bonnet, it would shoot up really fast and bang hard on the end-stop and a bit ugly too..
__________________
A8L 3.0TDi SE Quattro 2006
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 2nd June 2018, 02:49 PM
H-M3 H-M3 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: london
Posts: 497
Default

Fair enough. Are the stealer parts silver?
__________________
Current cars

Audi A8L 4.2TDI Silver 2006 £290 tax
Factory options-Phone in armrest now BT. Hybrid DTV. Voice command, Xenon plus (no cornering lights WTF), DRL, Soft closure, auto boot, Folding and tilting side mirrors, Front & rear heated seats, Rear elec blind, 19 alloys, Bose surround, Black leather & alacantra, Paddle shift.

List to do: Redo rear tint, RVC, FL rear lights, FL speedo (bought) 20 alloys. Rear seat entertainment..... Any donations welcome

Seat Ibiza 1.4tdi Eco 2008 Silver (£0 Tax)

NO VCDS rely on Marcin & Neeldub
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 6th June 2018, 03:32 PM
snapdragon's Avatar
snapdragon snapdragon is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Registered Homeless
Posts: 1,428
Default

My Audi parts are silver and the SGS are black but they look OK on the car.
However they haven't made a scrap of difference to the boot not opening without a little help.
What I will try next is removing some of the heavy stuff out of the toolbox on the underside of boot lid.
Maybe I will stow these in the spare wheel.
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0628.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	942.9 KB
ID:	19358
__________________
A8L 3.0TDi SE Quattro 2006

Last edited by snapdragon; 6th June 2018 at 05:19 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 7th June 2018, 12:35 PM
tc4332 tc4332 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Wigan, Greater Manchester, UK
Posts: 1,658
Default

Apologies All, I have not been concentrating on the forum for a few days.
The answer to this is the round black bumpers under the lip of the boot lid.
There are two of them and what is needed is the spring loaded ones that are adjustable. I did a short note on these a couple of years back and where in Germany I purchased them.
These are spring loaded and you can adjust them to vary the pressure released when the boot is opened. Too far out and the lid will not lock, it just reopens. Not far enough and the lid will not open.
Just correct and the boot will jerk open a inch and then carry on driven by the motor. The first movement can be a loud click.
Hope that makes some sense.
I've been plagued the last couple of hot weather days with it sticking. Resolved it by adjusting the bumpers out a couple of turns.
__________________
Ray at Wigan Pier
2004 A8 D3 3.0 TDI.
Ebony Pearl Black (with little bits of other colours and glitter), Auto dim mirrors
Added AMI, two Aux inputs and RSE output to TV Tuner, Dash camera, non OEM Tyre Pressure monitor, full Trups LED lights, Xenon HIDs in Dip headlights (by Trups), non OEM Reversing camera, swapped TV Tuner to a Hybrid, Puddle light projectors, DRL's (auto dim with sidelights) fitted in foglight grills. DAB radio with replaced Audi aerial.



In progress, Rear Seat Entertainment.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 7th June 2018, 02:26 PM
snapdragon's Avatar
snapdragon snapdragon is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Registered Homeless
Posts: 1,428
Default

Yes I have the spring laoded ones but forgot about those will have a check of them. Thank you.
__________________
A8L 3.0TDi SE Quattro 2006
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 7th June 2018, 02:35 PM
steamship's Avatar
steamship steamship is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Posts: 1,221
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tc4332 View Post
There are two of them and what is needed is the spring loaded ones that are adjustable.
I stumbled across a YouTube video yesterday and that is exactly what they were doing. Didn't understand what they were saying, as it was in German, but the part number is 4F5827249B.

Found only one listing on eBay (link), but the illustration isn't very good. An image search on the part number shows it as the one with the adjustable damper.
__________________
2001 A8 D2 FL 3.7 Q - LPG Conversion, Engine: AKC, Gearbox:FBB, Colour:LY5X Aqua Blue pearl effect, Interior:WJ light beige/dark beige valcona leather with burr walnut inserts

My DIY jobs - Replaced alarm horn, Replaced Coolant Temp sensor, Updated RNS-D firmware, Installed Reversing Camera and Digital TV, Dashcam Installation, Retrofitted Rear Blinds, Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror, Chrome Boot Struts

2008 S8 D3 5.2 V10 - Engine: BSM, Gearbox:KLW, Colour:L--- Suzuka Grey, Interior:Black/Black with Silver/Black valcona leather with carbon atlas inserts, Bang & Olufsen, Heated windscreen, Soft-close doors, TV, DAB, AMI, Quad Zone, Auto Boot, Auto dim Mirrors, Keyless entry, PDC with rearview camera, AFS II Headlights

My DIY jobs - Fan Jet Windscreen Washers
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 7th June 2018, 03:08 PM
homer simpson's Avatar
homer simpson homer simpson is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 403
Default

Here's a video in english that explains it. Will try this over the weekend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um70zvNEtIw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWJ67pcFCHw

I wonder if they can be turned without removing the trim
__________________
2008 (facelift) S8 with B&O, ACC, glass sunroof, reversing camera, front and rear heated seats, ceramic brakes, homelink, electric side and rear blinds, ski load through, heated fan washer jets
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 7th June 2018, 03:41 PM
tc4332 tc4332 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Wigan, Greater Manchester, UK
Posts: 1,658
Default

Yes, they can be.
They are screwed into the metal and poke through the hole in the trim.
You can then screw? the outer body uo/down by hand. It is trial and error.


You have to release the centre pin before adjusting because the spring loaded pin is what does the work.
I didn't understand this bit and thought that I had wasted my time and money until a clever young smartass pointed it out to me.
I only remembered about the adjustment when reading this thread last night, so went out and tried it. Eureka it worked.


It does make the release a bit noisy late at night, but it works.



Good luck with it.
__________________
Ray at Wigan Pier
2004 A8 D3 3.0 TDI.
Ebony Pearl Black (with little bits of other colours and glitter), Auto dim mirrors
Added AMI, two Aux inputs and RSE output to TV Tuner, Dash camera, non OEM Tyre Pressure monitor, full Trups LED lights, Xenon HIDs in Dip headlights (by Trups), non OEM Reversing camera, swapped TV Tuner to a Hybrid, Puddle light projectors, DRL's (auto dim with sidelights) fitted in foglight grills. DAB radio with replaced Audi aerial.



In progress, Rear Seat Entertainment.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.