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Forum: D3 - Lights 12th March 2021, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,339
Posted By Johnmed
Cheers mate. Managed to figure it out later last...

Cheers mate. Managed to figure it out later last night. Then got stuck with the car asking me to perform a basic setting. At least I know I can do it.
Forum: Daily banter 11th March 2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,284
Posted By Johnmed
So sad to hear of Markís passing. I didnít meet...

So sad to hear of Markís passing. I didnít meet him, but I donít feel I needed to, to appreciate what a lovely man he evidently was. This thread speaks volumes.

My thoughts go out to his family...
Forum: D3 - Lights 11th March 2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,339
Posted By Johnmed
OBDEleven tourist solution

Hi all. For various reasons Iíve given up with VCDS (new MBA with USBC and VCDS cables with limited VINs not sitting well with me)

Anyway. I just got myself an OBDEleven device and used it to...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 8th February 2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,028
Posted By Johnmed
I have the A6 version on mine. Bought from Paul...

I have the A6 version on mine. Bought from Paul on here. Just to confirm it fits.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 7th February 2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,509
Posted By Johnmed
Very nice looking D3. Tempting proposition with...

Very nice looking D3. Tempting proposition with the LPG conversion. Where is the filler for the LPG situated?
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st January 2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By Johnmed
If youíve got ramps itís a really easy and quick...

If youíve got ramps itís a really easy and quick job, aside from the undertray to replace them.

Not saying Iíd go for the cheap ones because of this, but if you were to and they didnít last it...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th December 2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By Johnmed
Audi will sell you an ARB with bushes fitted, or...

Audi will sell you an ARB with bushes fitted, or you can, as I did, replace the bushes separately.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=15553&page=2

See this thread, and posts around...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 28th December 2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,686
Posted By Johnmed
D’oh! Only for D2s. Apologies. I will, one day,...

D’oh! Only for D2s. Apologies. I will, one day, learn to read.
Forum: Daily banter 24th December 2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,457
Posted By Johnmed
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of the extended A8 family.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 20th December 2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,917
Posted By Johnmed
Very comprehensive reply there Matt. Thanks, and...

Very comprehensive reply there Matt. Thanks, and sorry for any unintended thread-hijack.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 20th December 2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,917
Posted By Johnmed
Hi Matt. Long time no see. Hope all is well with...

Hi Matt. Long time no see. Hope all is well with you and yours.

Do you know if you can alter the washer timing? As the spray from my headlight washers inevitably tends to find its way onto the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 14th December 2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,410
Posted By Johnmed
Best not to rush into these things, eh!! :)

Best not to rush into these things, eh!! :)
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 30th November 2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,489
Posted By Johnmed
Interesting reading chaps. Nice to see an actual...

Interesting reading chaps. Nice to see an actual improvement to confirm what you feel after a remap. Iíve toyed with mapping my 3.0, but donít really think itís worth it. I spoke with a remapper a...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 30th November 2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,403
Posted By Johnmed
Yes mate. It was the window seal/trim not seated...

Yes mate. It was the window seal/trim not seated correctly. Packed it out a little with some neoprene type stuff as replacing the offending article seemed like quite a task.

Didnít like the...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd August 2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,865
Posted By Johnmed
Good stuff Paul. Yes, big enough to be in the...

Good stuff Paul. Yes, big enough to be in the front with the Ďbag activated.
Forum: Daily banter 22nd August 2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,865
Posted By Johnmed
Exactly my thoughts Ray. Invaluable responses,...

Exactly my thoughts Ray. Invaluable responses, all appreciated.

Jordan is a big lad too isnít he, albeit with a few years on Tom.

OldNick, what constitutes too small?
Forum: Daily banter 22nd August 2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,865
Posted By Johnmed
Thanks for all the input folks.

Thanks for all the input folks.
Forum: Daily banter 20th August 2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,865
Posted By Johnmed
Hi. Good point. I’ve read of airbags causing...

Hi. Good point.

I’ve read of airbags causing more harm than good with very short people, who typically sit closer to the things. There are recorded cases of airbags causing deaths in children.
...
Forum: Daily banter 20th August 2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,865
Posted By Johnmed
Airbags with older children. On or off?

Hi all. What is the consensus regarding older children when sitting in the front. Airbags activated or not?

I ask as my tall 9 year old son outgrew boosters a while back, and occasionally rides...
Forum: Daily banter 10th August 2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,941
Posted By Johnmed
I’ve tried a pair of the Lucas’s. Didn’t perform...

I’ve tried a pair of the Lucas’s. Didn’t perform as well or last more than 6 months. OEM last years. Would only recommend OEM.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 2nd August 2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,892
Posted By Johnmed
Can this not be changed via MMI too? Seem to...

Can this not be changed via MMI too? Seem to think Iíve done it that way once...
Forum: Daily banter 26th July 2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,914
Posted By Johnmed
Ray, I had a silly renewal last time, I shopped...

Ray, I had a silly renewal last time, I shopped around but couldnít get a decent quote from anyone. In the end I phoned my current insurer and complained about the increase from last premium. They...
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 16th July 2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,498
Posted By Johnmed
Cheers Paul. Ouch:-(

Cheers Paul. Ouch:-(
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 16th July 2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,498
Posted By Johnmed
Interesting read given I’m at the same mileage...

Interesting read given I’m at the same mileage (on my 3.0).

Symptoms sound similar, bar the fault codes, to when my turbo suffered carbon build up and went into limp mode.

Keep us posted with...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 6th June 2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,106
Posted By Johnmed
It’s as old as the hills, yes. But, it’s the only...

It’s as old as the hills, yes. But, it’s the only working computer I have. Wife’s old Windows thing died years ago. I use it for VCDS, and iPhone and iPad backups and now socially distanced remote...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 18th May 2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,430
Posted By Johnmed
I didnít know about them TPSíing? Thatís great...

I didnít know about them TPSíing? Thatís great news. Thanks Ian.
Forum: Daily banter 22nd April 2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,773
Posted By Johnmed
I tried the Aldi one, itís of no use. Do...

I tried the Aldi one, itís of no use.

Do you have a link to the 4.8W panel HP?
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 6th April 2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,840
Posted By Johnmed
Switched live on O/S/F fuse box?

Hi. Hope youíre all well. Crazy, surreal times.

Does anyone know if thereís a switched live fuse on the OSF dash fuse box?

Iíve wired in a piggy back to USB step down thingy for an aftermarket...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 30th March 2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,106
Posted By Johnmed
I’m using my MBP 2011 for this very same purpose...

I’m using my MBP 2011 for this very same purpose at the moment.

Annoyingly I have to use a virtual machine, that will only run on Windows (I tried and tried on Mac OS). So I have to boot into...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th March 2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,735
Posted By Johnmed
Mineís standard.

Mineís standard.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th March 2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,735
Posted By Johnmed
Link to AudiWorld thread I found: ...

Link to AudiWorld thread I found:

https://www.audiworld.com/forums/a8-s8-d3-platform-discussion-60/d3-stabilizer-bar-replacment-bushing-experiment-2932568/

Seems in the US the parts are $5, and...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th March 2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,735
Posted By Johnmed
These were the bushes I fitted. Obviously...

These were the bushes I fitted. Obviously specific to the diameter of the fitted ARB.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F402110953874

I removed...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th March 2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,735
Posted By Johnmed
Spray the bushes with WD40, if the noise stops...

Spray the bushes with WD40, if the noise stops before it evaporates, you know itís the bushes. Iíd put money on it being them TBH.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th March 2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,735
Posted By Johnmed
This was my concern too. Iím keeping an eye on...

This was my concern too. Iím keeping an eye on them, and have secured them as best I could.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th March 2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,735
Posted By Johnmed
It’s something you could try, for little money...

It’s something you could try, for little money and rule out. This was my thoughts too. Never had an advisory re: suspension, and my mechanic friend has given it the once over, as did an Indy a couple...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 7th March 2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,735
Posted By Johnmed
Thanks. Iíve only driven the car locally...

Thanks. Iíve only driven the car locally Michaela. I am/was a tad concerned about noise levels myself. From what Iíve read it affects noise levels outside the vehicle mainly. Around town I canít...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 7th March 2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,735
Posted By Johnmed
Update: Powerflex bushes were incorrect...

Update:

Powerflex bushes were incorrect fitment. Got some Febest, fitted them with new droplinks, and took the undertray off (for good). Clunks and squeaks gone. Drives like a different car.
...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st March 2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,735
Posted By Johnmed
Thatís how Audi sell them Joe. Youíre right. I...

Thatís how Audi sell them Joe. Youíre right. I have read of people, (I think in the US) over the years having success renewing the bushes alone.

Iím sceptical. But we live and learn!
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st March 2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,735
Posted By Johnmed
Thanks for your input Joe. Iíve ordered some...

Thanks for your input Joe. Iíve ordered some Powerflex bushes. So weíll see if they make an improvement. Iím on 170k+ now, so things will wear out.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st March 2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,735
Posted By Johnmed
Clunk from front suspension (maddening)

Hi all.

I have a faint clunk from the N/S/F wheel area at slow speeds. I trial fitted a replacement ARB from our sponsors. This made no difference.

Needing the car for commuting and work...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 12th January 2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,672
Posted By Johnmed
Excellent stuff. Youíre a braver man than I....

Excellent stuff. Youíre a braver man than I. Given the cost of the mirrors I live in fear of ever having to mess with them. My near side housing is missing a small part of the indicator. It has...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 9th January 2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,594
Posted By Johnmed
Corrosion

Further to another thread I thought Iíd start this of my own. Last year I noticed the rear arches had become corroded quickly, whereas the bubbling elsewhere on the car hadnít really progressed in...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 5th January 2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,444
Posted By Johnmed
Roof bars for the D3?

Roof bars for the D3?
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 24th December 2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,014
Posted By Johnmed
Only reason I ask is on the D3 I (and others)...

Only reason I ask is on the D3 I (and others) have run an ABS test or something and once done a code is stored, which only seems to relate to the test having been run, and isnít erasable.

Iíve no...
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 24th December 2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,014
Posted By Johnmed
Does the HVAC operate as it should?

Does the HVAC operate as it should?
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 13th December 2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,047
Posted By Johnmed
I just may. Would Audi UK be my first port of...

I just may. Would Audi UK be my first port of call?
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 13th December 2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,047
Posted By Johnmed
Itís disappointing at the very least. I was drawn...

Itís disappointing at the very least. I was drawn to the A2 and the A8 because of the aluminium. The A2s Iíve had have not had bubbling or flaking and were considerably older than my D3.
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 13th December 2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,047
Posted By Johnmed
Iíve got some bubbling on my D3ís doors and...

Iíve got some bubbling on my D3ís doors and flaking of paint around the rear arches. The bubbling has been there for as long as Iíve had it. The flaking lower arches was an unpleasant surprise to me...
Forum: Daily banter 8th December 2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,281
Posted By Johnmed
Congrats. Enjoy the V8

Congrats. Enjoy the V8
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 8th December 2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,392
Posted By Johnmed
Has to be low ash 507 compliant. Regardless of...

Has to be low ash 507 compliant. Regardless of frequency of changes I believe mate. I change mine every 10k or sooner if towing/in traffic lots and lots.
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