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 21st June 2015, 07:03 PM
Conquistador's Avatar
Conquistador Conquistador is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Essex
Posts: 1,373
Default Oops, I bought another D3!

Bought this today. Not sure if it's a good idea yet but we'll see! It has some nice spec, blue leather (looks black in pics), soft close, keyless entry, armrest phone, Bose, elusive Cantona wheels which I will be offering up to my D2 to see how they look.

I won't lie, it's tatty and rough round the edges, very tatty. Needs a thorough clean and a few things addressing like a broken indicator lens and the 'Car' button doesn't work. It clicks but the light doesn't come on and it doesn't display in the MMI. But I got it for a good price.









__________________
Currently '8-less

Now:
- Ducati Hypermotard 950 SP, Honda CBR600RR

Previously:
- Aqua Blue Pearl D3 S8. Kamut Beige leather, ACC, B&O, factory RSE, solar sunroof, electric blinds, ski bag, Homelink, comfort headrests.
- Aqua Blue D2 S8. Grey leather/Alcantara
- D3 A8 3.0 CVT.
- D3 3.7 V8.

Last edited by Conquistador; 9th November 2015 at 01:42 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 21st June 2015, 07:08 PM
M-A8's Avatar
M-A8 M-A8 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: SE
Posts: 2,723
Default

Well done Ollie
Sounds like a great project especially if you got it for little money which is always tempting and I would struggle to resist as well

What is your plan exactly?? Is it just the attempt to bring the D3 love back because you missed it a lot and sell D2 or just keep both??
Or have a little fun while fixing it and sell it for a little profit which will go towards upgrades on D2?
__________________

2006 D3 S8 5.2 V10
Ceramic Brakes, Bang&Olufsen, DTV, DAB, Rear Camera, BT, TPMS, Soft Close, Auto Boot, AMI , 4 Zone AC, Home Link, All Electric Blinds, Fingerprint, Ski Hatch, Black Extended Leather, Heated Sport Seats, Alacantra, Carbon Trim inc Aluminium Pack 2.
2015 A3 S line 1.4 TFSI - for the missus to keep her away from my car.
Standard S-line equipment, no extras.
2006 D3 A8 3.7 V8 - SOLD but not forgotten
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 21st June 2015, 08:06 PM
Johnmed's Avatar
Johnmed Johnmed is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Cheshire
Posts: 1,536
Default

Has potential that, 3.0 petrol?

Never seen those wheels before. I like them.
__________________


CURRENT CAR: Quartz gray 2008 A8 3.0 TDi. My installs: (2009) AMI and ViseeO Tune2Air WMA3000A, generic RVC, Westfalia OEM towbar, D4 19s and S8 MFSW with paddles.

LAST CAR: Black 2001 A2 1.4 TDi, winter pack, leather/alcantara sports seats, DIS and BrokenSky
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 21st June 2015, 08:27 PM
ScottD3's Avatar
ScottD3 ScottD3 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Plymouth
Posts: 1,866
Default

Fix it, Fix the D2.
Sell both and buy something else?

Its not a bad looking motor.
The wheels do look nice.
__________________

06 3.0TDI Quattro:
Options:
Soft close Doors & Boot, Electric Blinds, Keyless Entry & Start, Bluetooth HandFree, Quad Zone Climate, APS+, 3 Spoke Sports Tiptronic Multi Function Steering Wheel, Heated Seats All Round, Black Leather Comfort Seats, AMI, Sunroof, Drivers & Passenger Electric Memory Seats, Auto Dimming Mirrors, Bi-Xenons, AFS2, Analog TV, Reversing Camera, AV Inputs, Fridge, Solar Roof, TPMS.

Planned Mods:
Facelift Rear Lights.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 21st June 2015, 10:08 PM
Conquistador's Avatar
Conquistador Conquistador is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Essex
Posts: 1,373
Default

3.0-litre V6 petrol with CVT box which will take some getting used to. Should see a solid 30-35MPG though. Only ever car I've had for a while with a CVT was a Toyota iQ which was HORRIBLE!

Unfortunately I think it is too far gone to bring back to it's former glory. It really hasn't been cared for which is a shame. 179,000 miles and no good evidence of a service for the last half of its life! I can't see myself bonding with it to be honest and I don't think I'll hold on to it for long. If anything, I'll take the 20"s off it, refurb them at some point and buy some other wheels to put back on to it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottD3 View Post
Fix it, Fix the D2.
Sell both and buy something else?
I'm definitely keeping my D2 for a while!
__________________
Currently '8-less

Now:
- Ducati Hypermotard 950 SP, Honda CBR600RR

Previously:
- Aqua Blue Pearl D3 S8. Kamut Beige leather, ACC, B&O, factory RSE, solar sunroof, electric blinds, ski bag, Homelink, comfort headrests.
- Aqua Blue D2 S8. Grey leather/Alcantara
- D3 A8 3.0 CVT.
- D3 3.7 V8.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 22nd June 2015, 03:06 PM
Johnmed's Avatar
Johnmed Johnmed is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Cheshire
Posts: 1,536
Default

How is the CVT in the 8? I've seen they exist, but not seen one. The shifter looks standard. Is it noticeably different from the torque converters? I've driven a few CVTs, but in lower powered ecoboxes.

They are supposed to be more efficient than a slush box aren't they?
__________________


CURRENT CAR: Quartz gray 2008 A8 3.0 TDi. My installs: (2009) AMI and ViseeO Tune2Air WMA3000A, generic RVC, Westfalia OEM towbar, D4 19s and S8 MFSW with paddles.

LAST CAR: Black 2001 A2 1.4 TDi, winter pack, leather/alcantara sports seats, DIS and BrokenSky
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 22nd June 2015, 09:21 PM
M-A8's Avatar
M-A8 M-A8 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: SE
Posts: 2,723
Default

I would sort this driveway first Ollie
Do you want to borough my 7bhp jet wash
__________________

2006 D3 S8 5.2 V10
Ceramic Brakes, Bang&Olufsen, DTV, DAB, Rear Camera, BT, TPMS, Soft Close, Auto Boot, AMI , 4 Zone AC, Home Link, All Electric Blinds, Fingerprint, Ski Hatch, Black Extended Leather, Heated Sport Seats, Alacantra, Carbon Trim inc Aluminium Pack 2.
2015 A3 S line 1.4 TFSI - for the missus to keep her away from my car.
Standard S-line equipment, no extras.
2006 D3 A8 3.7 V8 - SOLD but not forgotten
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 22nd June 2015, 09:47 PM
Norretal's Avatar
Norretal Norretal is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: County Durham
Posts: 1,452
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by M-A8 View Post
I would sort this driveway first Ollie
Do you want to borough my 7bhp jet wash
I'd have never have imagined you as having OCD Marcin, you've surprised me
__________________
---------------------------------------------------



Audi D3 S8 - 2006 - V10. B&O, Rear blind, 4 zone, Glass sunroof, Through load, Heated rear seats, Digital TV, PDC Advanced with camera, Homelink. (Advanced key, Auto Boot, Extended leather pack 2, alcantara roof, soft close doors, adaptive xenons, Auto dim mirrors, bluetooth and quite a thirst as standard)

Jobs done so far - Inlet manifold gutted , ATE discs and pads all round, front grille, foglight units and foglight grilles, Longlife tailpipes fitted and centre silencers removed, wheels refurbished, fan jet washers, overhauled compressor, 15mm spacers fitted, plus many more...

Jobs to do - keep it on the road

Audi TT - 2015 - Ultra
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 22nd June 2015, 09:59 PM
M-A8's Avatar
M-A8 M-A8 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: SE
Posts: 2,723
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Norretal View Post
I'd have never have imagined you as having OCD Marcin, you've surprised me

not at all, I'm just the proper 'drivewayhead' ?, nothing to do with OCD
__________________

2006 D3 S8 5.2 V10
Ceramic Brakes, Bang&Olufsen, DTV, DAB, Rear Camera, BT, TPMS, Soft Close, Auto Boot, AMI , 4 Zone AC, Home Link, All Electric Blinds, Fingerprint, Ski Hatch, Black Extended Leather, Heated Sport Seats, Alacantra, Carbon Trim inc Aluminium Pack 2.
2015 A3 S line 1.4 TFSI - for the missus to keep her away from my car.
Standard S-line equipment, no extras.
2006 D3 A8 3.7 V8 - SOLD but not forgotten
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 22nd June 2015, 10:11 PM
Architex_mA8tey's Avatar
Architex_mA8tey Architex_mA8tey is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: London/Oxford/Swindon
Posts: 7,574
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by M-A8 View Post

not at all, I'm just the proper 'drivewayhead' ?, nothing to do with OCD
To be properly OCD Ron then the blocks on marcins drive would need to be rectangular and laid to a repeated pattern parallel to the kerb Rather than herringbone like oli's of course
__________________

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
Audi A8L D4 FL 4.0T Petrol twin turbo - Havana Black
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 05:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.