A8 Parts Forum  

Go Back   A8 Parts Forum > General Natter > Daily banter

Daily banter For everything, and anything that doesnt fit in elsewhere

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 24th July 2018, 07:46 PM
tintin tintin is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Manchester
Posts: 2,534
Default Here's a strange one...

...discuss. Very cool indeed . And I have no idea.....
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	-40c in the S8.jpg
Views:	106
Size:	306.6 KB
ID:	19850  
__________________

Autos Autos everywhere...
(1) Tesla Model S: (85D). Silent and deadly, and very, very fast...
(2) 2003 D2 S8 Final Edition:Bulletproof and faultless: Ebony Black with Extended (Red!) Leather. Three-times annual winner of Best D2 1st prize forum trophy
(3) Fiat Coupe 20v Turbo: Scots Green. Fragile, but beautiful.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 24th July 2018, 07:48 PM
gninnam gninnam is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: On the computer
Posts: 1,155
Default

Brrr - where did you drive too then?
__________________
Andy.

Current cars:

Audi TT Mk1 225 - now with coilovers and a 7inch touchscreen infotainment centre

Ford Focus ST-2 Mk3 (the wifes)

1972 T2 Bay Window Camper (Slow)

===========================

Gone but not forgotten

Ford Focus ST170 (Rust)
2003 A8 Sport 4.2 (with ACC & LPG) (Feed up with all the issues so passed it on to a forum member)

2000 A8 FL QS 4.2 (with RNS-E - Nice) (Engine poorly so sold on to be brought back by someone who has the time)

2000 Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec (CD Changer) (wish I hadn't sold it now ... )

2001 BMW (sorry) 325 Coupe (the wifes - she didn't like it....)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 24th July 2018, 07:50 PM
tintin tintin is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Manchester
Posts: 2,534
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gninnam View Post
Brrr - where did you drive too then?
Photo taken early this evening in Altrincham....
__________________

Autos Autos everywhere...
(1) Tesla Model S: (85D). Silent and deadly, and very, very fast...
(2) 2003 D2 S8 Final Edition:Bulletproof and faultless: Ebony Black with Extended (Red!) Leather. Three-times annual winner of Best D2 1st prize forum trophy
(3) Fiat Coupe 20v Turbo: Scots Green. Fragile, but beautiful.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 24th July 2018, 07:51 PM
MikkiJayne MikkiJayne is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Devon
Posts: 1,715
Default

Open circuit on the external temperature sensor. Could be the connector under the passenger side headlight, or the sensor has just failed. Bumper off to swap it
__________________


facebook.com/D2Doctor
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 24th July 2018, 10:01 PM
HPsauce HPsauce is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: About 250m from HS2!
Posts: 6,487
Default

That makes sense -40C is probably the lowest the "system" will compute.

Also happens to be -40F, so you can get the same lower limit in the USA!

I have seen that temperature on a car before, but it was my old Ford Focus and the external temp sensor was: a) optional to display and b) easy to swap.
__________________
2003 D2 FL S8. Irish Green Pearl/Beige. Solar sunroof, auto-dim mirrors, electric rear seat functions, ski hatch retrofit; extended leather. Aftermarket DVB-T, reversing camera and full XCarlink (Bluetooth etc.).
2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation".
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 24th July 2018, 10:17 PM
tintin tintin is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Manchester
Posts: 2,534
Default

It returned to normal after 10 minutes driving: the "environmental condition" that seemed to cause this anomaly was leaving the engine running whilst jet washing the car (don't ask...).

Strange all the same...
__________________

Autos Autos everywhere...
(1) Tesla Model S: (85D). Silent and deadly, and very, very fast...
(2) 2003 D2 S8 Final Edition:Bulletproof and faultless: Ebony Black with Extended (Red!) Leather. Three-times annual winner of Best D2 1st prize forum trophy
(3) Fiat Coupe 20v Turbo: Scots Green. Fragile, but beautiful.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 25th July 2018, 09:00 AM
gninnam gninnam is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: On the computer
Posts: 1,155
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tintin View Post
Photo taken early this evening in Altrincham....
Ah - Altrincham - makes sense now
__________________
Andy.

Current cars:

Audi TT Mk1 225 - now with coilovers and a 7inch touchscreen infotainment centre

Ford Focus ST-2 Mk3 (the wifes)

1972 T2 Bay Window Camper (Slow)

===========================

Gone but not forgotten

Ford Focus ST170 (Rust)
2003 A8 Sport 4.2 (with ACC & LPG) (Feed up with all the issues so passed it on to a forum member)

2000 A8 FL QS 4.2 (with RNS-E - Nice) (Engine poorly so sold on to be brought back by someone who has the time)

2000 Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec (CD Changer) (wish I hadn't sold it now ... )

2001 BMW (sorry) 325 Coupe (the wifes - she didn't like it....)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 25th July 2018, 09:10 AM
paulrstaylor paulrstaylor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Manchester
Posts: 965
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tintin View Post
It returned to normal after 10 minutes driving: the "environmental condition" that seemed to cause this anomaly was leaving the engine running whilst jet washing the car (don't ask...).

Strange all the same...
My money would be on the jet wash being the cause - worth checking for any loose connections
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 25th July 2018, 09:12 AM
sarg sarg is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Rugby, Warwickshire
Posts: 1,503
Default

Is it a time machine too??
__________________
2015 Mini Cooper S John Cooper Works (Anely's Mini #3)
2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 SOLD 2018
2014 BMW X5 3.0d M Sport SOLD 2017
2009 BMW M3 DCT - SOLD 2015
2010 Mini Cooper S Auto (Anely's Mini #2) - SOLD 2016
2002 Porsche Boxster Tiptronic S - SOLD 2013
2000 FL D2 4.2 QS - SOLD 2011
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 25th July 2018, 09:55 AM
Architex_mA8tey's Avatar
Architex_mA8tey Architex_mA8tey is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: London/Oxford/Swindon
Posts: 7,258
Default

Was the battery low-ish charge wise by any chance?
__________________

Confidence is the feeling you have before you know better . . . .
Audi A8 D2 3.7 Quattro Sport 1999 FL - Melange
20" x 9" Bentley GTC Wheels with 385mm W12 Front Discs & Bentley Caliper Covers, Front Lowered on Coilovers, Xenons, Combined DRLs and LED Foglights to modified OEM front fog lamp position, Alcantara/Leather, Full Black Alcantara headlining + pillars and blind shelf, Bespoke Flat Bottomed Sports Steering Wheel, Dark Myrtle Wood, Autodim Mirrors, Bose, Blinds, Digital TV, Ski Hatch, Modified rear exhaust section for extra V8 Burble
Next - Clean Car, Phantom Aeriel, Clean Car again, Fit Variable Back Box with remote control on/off Loudness, RNS-e, Clean Car again!
Audi A8L D3 4.2 Petrol with LPG - Oyster Grey
and some other A8's A8L's and Mercs
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 01:29 PM.


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