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Old 9th November 2015, 11:36 AM
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So lets look at some positives here:

  • I finally got it back after 5 years, and about 35000 miles.
  • I didn't pay the earth for it
  • All the tech I fitted is still present, and works.
  • Its road legal & drives
  • It still runs on LPG happily
  • Its come back with all my service paperwork and more



However......

Its got a lot of niggly faults which my OCD will have to rectify. This is a complex build of an already complex car, so its not surprising that finding the Audi skills to keep it running have a been a challenge for previous owners. It doesn't help I'm a bit skilled when it comes to spotting things, so whilst its a long list, I'm sure many 15 year old motors would be in a similar boat

So here are my first pass observations:


  • Engine is ropey at idle. Very ropey. Suspect timing maybe. It doesn't pull like an S8 either
  • Wheels are not a bad colour, but don't match the center caps
  • Wheels needs balancing
  • Brakes are soft, no recent history of brake fluid change
  • In fact not much recent history of most service items
  • Heated windscreen has been fitted, but not wired fully, and is smashed
  • Climate module is sat proud of where it should be
  • It has two non matching rear seat entertainment systems, one not wired
  • The Rear seat entertainment DVD changer etc unit is no longer fixed in the boot as there isn't room
  • Spare wheel is poor
  • Suspect final drive seal leak
  • Front Armrests don't line up
  • Rear armrest bracket is broken
  • Sunroof control is broken
  • Headlining is broken at rear, multiple upper trims hanging off
  • Front bumper paintwork looks more like hammerite than a factory finish
  • Front grills aren't attached (but are present)
  • No lights in seat memory buttons
  • S8 emblems sort of stuck onto the door sills
  • Scratches on doors and bootlid
  • Faulty PDC
  • All 4 door cards hanging on by the tops alone / doors don't shut easily
  • Leaking screen wash
  • Aftermarket phone aerial fitted
  • Rear seat controls have been painted, and the wrong colour
  • Bad Tv/Radio reception - suspect diversity antenna
  • Broken glovebox light
  • Broken handbrake trim
  • Various marks to the leather
  • Heavy tint remains on the rear quarter windows
  • Incorrect rear number plate screws / plate flapping
  • Missing platinum foot mats
  • Needs a bloody good valet.
  • And then another bloody good valet.

But - I'm very pleased to have been given the chance to buy it back. In the hands of someone else, the challenge could look a bit daunting and could so easily end up nudging towards the scrap heap..... I put in too much time and effort originally on this car to see that happen, so will be righting the wrongs when leg and time permits.
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Old 9th November 2015, 11:52 AM
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Itch scratched!

If you like the wheels that colour I'd just pop the logos out of the centre caps (they just push out carefully; clean them separately with kettle descaler) and spray the whole cap a matching grey before refitting the logos.

As you probably know the logos tend to snap so be prepared to glue them back together carefully with Araldite. When I refurbed my centre caps I also gave a final overall clear lacquer spray to keep it all together and protected.
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Old 9th November 2015, 12:22 PM
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If you like the wheels that colour
Well, no not really....


.... its not very oem is it?....
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Old 9th November 2015, 12:39 PM
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I must've just missed your ownership of this one, before i joined the forum? Did this pre-date the silver A8-to-S8 you had?

Any old threads worth reviving for a feel for what went into it the first time round?

I think I'd find it quite hard to restore a car I'd previously put a lot of effort into - it sounds like some serious time and effort will be required to sort some of the issues, but hopefully it's more a case of raiding the A8parts stock for a lot of it?

Good effort in any case

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Old 9th November 2015, 12:42 PM
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Well, no not really....


.... its not very oem is it?....
Just checking you were still healthy (apart from the leg that is...)
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Old 9th November 2015, 12:52 PM
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I must've just missed your ownership of this one, before i joined the forum? Did this pre-date the silver A8-to-S8 you had?

Any old threads worth reviving for a feel for what went into it the first time round?
Maybe wires crossed, this is the A8 / S8, but it was always Ming blue. Build thread here:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1392

It was a 5 month build I think at the time, but most of that was working on the wiring looms and figuring out how the rear seats would work. I'd never seen them in action before a pile of parts arrived on my doorstep, so it was very much a case of build the wiring loom as per elsawin, then fit it all and see what happens

Interior wise it just needs ripping out, cleaning, and re-installing properly which mad as it sounds is probably just a couple of days.

Engine / mechanics first. Then interior. Then if all's well she'll get her outside sorted. Gives me time to source the bits......

I had considered changing the entire interior to black, but finding another set of fully electric sport rears, even in Germany, is proving tricky
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The Past- 2001 D2 4.2 QS Silver, 1997 D2 S8 Silver, 1999 D2 4.2 Silver, 2002 D2 S8 Dolphin Grey, 2003 C5 RS6 Blue, 1998 D2 S8 Black, 2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue, 2003 D3 4.2 Ming Blue, 2005 B7 S4 Blue, 2006 D3 3.0 Tdi Black, 1999 D2 4.2 Silver, 2003 D3 4.2 LPG Crystal Blue, 2000 D2 S8 Silver, 2007 3.0 Tdi Q7 Black, 2009 B8 S4 Black, 1998 D2 S8 Agate Grey, 2006 D3 4.2 Tdi Blue, 2006 D3 S8, 2007 Q7 3.0 Tdi, 2006 C6 S6, 2011 A7 Sline, 2001 A2 1.4 Tdi Black, 2002 A2 1.4 Tdi Silver, 2006 A8 4.2 Tdi Blue, 2007 4.2 Tdi Q7, 2006 S4 Cab Silver, 2010 RS6 Saloon Black , 2007 TT Roadster, 2010 A8 D4 4.2 Silver, 2006 C6 A6 2.7 Tdi Quattro, 2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue (again), 2008 Q7 4.2 Black, 2009 C6 RS6 Saloon Daytona Grey, 2001 Fully Loaded A2 Tdi, 2006 Avant S6 Black, 2007 VW Caravelle Exec Black, 2015 Q7 4.2 tdi lava grey
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Just checking you were still healthy (apart from the leg that is...)
Stir crazy. Cooped up at home, but other than the heel, all is well
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Her Daily - 2007 Q7 4.2 FSi, Muguello Blue with ABT bodykit and 22" Alloys, Adaptive Cruise, Bose, Xenons, Privacy glass, extended leather, 6 seats, Reversing camera, keyless, memory seats, electric steering column, auto boot, auto dim mirrors, Heated front and rear seats, full black leather

The Past- 2001 D2 4.2 QS Silver, 1997 D2 S8 Silver, 1999 D2 4.2 Silver, 2002 D2 S8 Dolphin Grey, 2003 C5 RS6 Blue, 1998 D2 S8 Black, 2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue, 2003 D3 4.2 Ming Blue, 2005 B7 S4 Blue, 2006 D3 3.0 Tdi Black, 1999 D2 4.2 Silver, 2003 D3 4.2 LPG Crystal Blue, 2000 D2 S8 Silver, 2007 3.0 Tdi Q7 Black, 2009 B8 S4 Black, 1998 D2 S8 Agate Grey, 2006 D3 4.2 Tdi Blue, 2006 D3 S8, 2007 Q7 3.0 Tdi, 2006 C6 S6, 2011 A7 Sline, 2001 A2 1.4 Tdi Black, 2002 A2 1.4 Tdi Silver, 2006 A8 4.2 Tdi Blue, 2007 4.2 Tdi Q7, 2006 S4 Cab Silver, 2010 RS6 Saloon Black , 2007 TT Roadster, 2010 A8 D4 4.2 Silver, 2006 C6 A6 2.7 Tdi Quattro, 2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue (again), 2008 Q7 4.2 Black, 2009 C6 RS6 Saloon Daytona Grey, 2001 Fully Loaded A2 Tdi, 2006 Avant S6 Black, 2007 VW Caravelle Exec Black, 2015 Q7 4.2 tdi lava grey
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Old 9th November 2015, 01:18 PM
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Well, no not really....


.... its not very oem is it?....
Now that's an entirely predictable response from you
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Old 9th November 2015, 06:43 PM
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Lovely colour

I feel your pain, I do not know how you can sleep at night with having incorrect real number plate screws.
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Looks like a nice project for you (again).
Have I missed something - what you done to your heel?
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