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Forum: A4/S4 B6 23rd December 2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,644
Posted By mannyo
Another quick update on the B6, had full cambelt...

Another quick update on the B6, had full cambelt / water pump / tensioner and aux belt replacement a few weeks ago so thats another tick off the list.

The roof is still the original, not changed...
Forum: A4/S4 B6 7th September 2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,644
Posted By mannyo
Hello everyone. So a lot of months later,...

Hello everyone.

So a lot of months later, and a lot of things going on with my A4 Cabrio.

Put her in for the MOT last week, and she failed on the first go, however it was a simple fix in that...
Forum: A4/S4 B6 11th January 2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,644
Posted By mannyo
Engine light is working now. It was as I...

Engine light is working now.

It was as I thought, someone had taken the cluster apart and unsoldered the LED from the cicruit board. I removed the TPM LED and soldered it back where the check...
Forum: A4/S4 B6 24th December 2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,644
Posted By mannyo
Quick update on the Cabrio So it transpires...

Quick update on the Cabrio

So it transpires this poor car had a lot more wrong with her than I thought although nothing that has cost too much to fix.

It had fuelling and running issues, all...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 2nd November 2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,325
Posted By mannyo
AMI kit still available, now reduced to 310 +...

AMI kit still available, now reduced to 310 + postage or collection from Stevenage, Herts.

I no longer have the D3 so this kit needs to go.
Forum: A4/S4 B6 11th October 2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,663
Posted By mannyo
One thing my B6 has which seems pretty rare, and...

One thing my B6 has which seems pretty rare, and that's the fully electric front seats in Red leather which is down on the original invoice as costing more than 1K

Not sure if they are Recaro,...
Forum: A4/S4 B6 28th September 2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,644
Posted By mannyo
Mannyo's 2004 Audi A4 B6 1.8T Sport Cabriolet

So I picked up this A4 Cabriolet the other day.

Silver Metallic,
89K miles
Red leather
Bose

The original invoice from 2004 has the total price (with options) at just just under 29K (2004...
Forum: A4/S4 B6 28th September 2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,509
Posted By mannyo
Thanks for that MJ So I've sprayed loads of...

Thanks for that MJ

So I've sprayed loads of degreaser down the back of the engine and rinsed it off with a watering can, repeating a number of times.

Not counting my chickens, but I believe the...
Forum: A4/S4 B6 28th September 2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,509
Posted By mannyo
And the plot thickens. It would appear the...

And the plot thickens.

It would appear the same dealer sold the car to another person 10 days before me, and they had then returned it to the dealer. I am trying to establish communication with...
Forum: A4/S4 B6 28th September 2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,509
Posted By mannyo
MJ this is quiet a bad leak, I've been under the...

MJ this is quiet a bad leak, I've been under the car and it was dripping oil whilst me and the mechanic were underneath. There is no oil on the top of the exhaust manifold, wherever its coming from...
Forum: A4/S4 B6 28th September 2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,509
Posted By mannyo
A4 163 1.8t oil leak

So the A4 has a major oil leak, drivers side of the engine. Leak is significant and there is oil everywhere. Any common issues on this side of the engine. 1
8t 163 bhp engine
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th September 2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,445
Posted By mannyo
AMI is plug and play. I have a complete kit for...

AMI is plug and play. I have a complete kit for sale with all the cables, all you would need to source is the blutooth adaptor.

There are two flavours of AMI, you need to make sure you get one...
Forum: A4/S4 B6 27th September 2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,008
Posted By mannyo
No, there is no pull and the application of the...

No, there is no pull and the application of the brake is very smooth and progressive as you would expect, if there is binding it's very slight. There is also no real slow down in neutral and...
Forum: A4/S4 B6 27th September 2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,008
Posted By mannyo
The smell is a bit like that from a track day,...

The smell is a bit like that from a track day, after you've done a few laps of the track.

The longest distance I've driven the car is about 25 miles and the brakes have not been smoking. The...
Forum: A4/S4 B6 27th September 2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,008
Posted By mannyo
Urgent A4 B6 brake problem

I am putting this here in the hope of getting a faster response, as I need to drive 160 miles in the car this afternoon.

As you know I recently changed the D3 for a B6 A4 Cabrio, thought it had an...
Forum: A4/S4 B6 26th September 2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,663
Posted By mannyo
You asked, so here are some to get started.

You asked, so here are some to get started.
Forum: A4/S4 B6 26th September 2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,663
Posted By mannyo
I had a chance to take a better look at the car...

I had a chance to take a better look at the car last night.

Engine bay is pretty dirty and in serious need of a clean, missing it's undertray and the plenum cover is also missing. Not worried...
Forum: Daily banter 25th September 2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,364
Posted By mannyo
The door is most likely no longer available, so...

The door is most likely no longer available, so the insurance will have no choice except to declare a total loss. If it was the cost will most likely exceed the value of the whole car.
Forum: A4/S4 B6 25th September 2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,663
Posted By mannyo
Audi A8 Sold, replaced with A4 Cabrio.

Today I said goodbye to my D3 A8, having owned it since 2013, I also said goodbye to the Volvo S60, which had 199K on the clock.

So what do I have now..., just one car

2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 24th September 2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,831
Posted By mannyo
Just to update this, I have now sold the D3 to a...

Just to update this, I have now sold the D3 to a dealer and bought another car. Watch this space for more info.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 19th September 2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,973
Posted By mannyo
yes, because the input is part of the tuner...

yes, because the input is part of the tuner circuitry. Although it does not matter if it is the analogue or hybrid tuner since they both have aux.

You cannot simply add the tuner either, because...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 19th September 2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,718
Posted By mannyo
I have a full AMI kit for sale, see the advert in...

I have a full AMI kit for sale, see the advert in the for sale forum here. All you would need is the appropriate bluetooth adapter and cable.

With the AMI you can plug all sorts of things in, USB...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 19th September 2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,556
Posted By mannyo
I found a document explaining the LIN bus, I...

I found a document explaining the LIN bus, I guess its working because I don't have any fault codes except the implausible signal from J126. I do not have the no communication fault mentioned in this...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 19th September 2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,556
Posted By mannyo
J126 is the part I replaced, but the replacement...

J126 is the part I replaced, but the replacement I got was a used one from a car of similar age.

It's quiet possible that the used one is also faulty, so I might go ahead and buy the new no OEM...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 17th September 2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,556
Posted By mannyo
Its weird, the motor must have a ground...

Its weird, the motor must have a ground connection as it runs on solar. I've checked using a multimeter and all seems fine with regards to the incoming voltage.

I actually drove the D3 to...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 10th September 2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,556
Posted By mannyo
This is weird So yesterday and today I've...

This is weird

So yesterday and today I've driven the car to work and back, and whilst sitting in the car park this morning the heater fan sprung into life, worked for about 30 seconds producing...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 8th September 2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,556
Posted By mannyo
I've finally had enough of trying to fix this...

I've finally had enough of trying to fix this problem, so today put the whole blower motor assembly back together and took the car for a drive.

It's not been anywhere for weeks and covered 60...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 29th August 2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,831
Posted By mannyo
Hi DailyMike There is no towbar or electrics...

Hi DailyMike

There is no towbar or electrics fitted.

Current tax rate is 325 per year, I pay monthly by DD and at renewal in November 2018 it was slightly less.

1900 is the lowest I would...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 26th August 2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,556
Posted By mannyo
Well that's all the diagnostics I can do done,...

Well that's all the diagnostics I can do done, cannot see anything odd and everything checks fine.

Seems the controller J126 is not switching to 12v when commanded.

I wonder if A8Parts would...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 26th August 2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,556
Posted By mannyo
Looking at the bottom of the UK drivers side A...

Looking at the bottom of the UK drivers side A pillar under the carpet as suggested in another thread cannot see any ground points. What I do have is a fabric taped cover heading upto the fusebox.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 26th August 2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,556
Posted By mannyo
Unlike a lot of other threads, mentioning lack of...

Unlike a lot of other threads, mentioning lack of fuse 44 my D3 has one. Should have checked first before rooting around under the passenger carpet to discover mine is not there like in this post....
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 26th August 2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,556
Posted By mannyo
Still battling on with this, took interior apart...

Still battling on with this, took interior apart and checked connections behind climate module and all is good.

Tried swapping old and replacement J126, still the same.

I had a look at...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 24th August 2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,325
Posted By mannyo
Reduced to 350 which is much cheaper than...

Reduced to 350 which is much cheaper than elsewhere for what is included.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 24th August 2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,556
Posted By mannyo
Just a thought does anyone have a J126 controller...

Just a thought does anyone have a J126 controller knocking around, that I can borrow. You never know but the used one I got could also be faulty.

I'll then buy it off you, if it works or return...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 24th August 2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,556
Posted By mannyo
here is a video I just shot, as you can see the...

here is a video I just shot, as you can see the blower works normally in solar mode.

https://youtu.be/CTd5gmO3vyg

There are no fault codes against the motor, just the control module.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 24th August 2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,556
Posted By mannyo
I've checked all the connections, and put a...

I've checked all the connections, and put a multimeter measuring volts and everything appears correct entering and exiting the controller. I've got ground, 12V coming in, I can see 4 volts coming...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 24th August 2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,831
Posted By mannyo
Right as of today (24/8/2019) the car has...

Right as of today (24/8/2019) the car has developed a fault with the blower motor, I have replaced the control module with another used one which made no difference so the car needs the blower motor...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 24th August 2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,556
Posted By mannyo
I've hooked up VCDS and have this code regardless...

I've hooked up VCDS and have this code regardless of which controller (old or new) is installed.

I did clear the codes, and it comes back with the other usual ones I have.

Worth pointing out...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 23rd August 2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,556
Posted By mannyo
I found a current flow document on here, it...

I found a current flow document on here, it details J355 as the solar operation control unit and appears to reside inside the car headlining.

Also found mention of J126 where the supply from the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 23rd August 2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,556
Posted By mannyo
D3 heater/ac fan problem

So, i guess as a result of lack of use my D3 heater blower has sort of stopped working.

Because the blower motor runs perfectly fine when being powered by the solar sunroof, I don't think its the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th July 2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,831
Posted By mannyo
Quick update Car is still for sale, she...

Quick update

Car is still for sale, she passed her MOT on Friday with no advisories, so now comes with MOT until August 2020.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 6th July 2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,831
Posted By mannyo
Hi Ian, MOT is due in 3 weeks, Recent...

Hi Ian,

MOT is due in 3 weeks,

Recent new front air strut, air compressor and fuse/relay. I've done 900 miles in her since replacing these, after she was off the road for 3 months and the new...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 6th July 2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,831
Posted By mannyo
Car is still for sale, have now removed the AMI. ...

Car is still for sale, have now removed the AMI.

Current mileage is 168,500.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 6th July 2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,325
Posted By mannyo
FS: Audi AMI KIT for MMI 2G

As I am in the process of selling my D3 and she maybe going in part exchange, I have removed my retrofitted AMI kit and as such the full kit is now here for sale.

You will get everything in the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 8th June 2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 829
Posted By mannyo
FS: D3 Petrol V8 compressor parts

Here we have for sale the old compressor from my D3, well in parts anyway as there is a long storey.

You'll get the compressor pump body, the pump is only putting out 7 bar, and had already had...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 8th June 2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 847
Posted By mannyo
FS: Used D3 Air suspension strut

For sale is a used D3 front original Audi air suspension strut.

This part has been removed from my non sport 2004 3.7 D3

I replaced it believing it to be the cause of the issue I was having...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 28th May 2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,831
Posted By mannyo
As you may have seen from a recent thread, the D3...

As you may have seen from a recent thread, the D3 suffered an issue with the air suspension, so now has a replacement front strut and air compressor.

The strut is a rebuilt new non OEM unit, and...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th May 2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,069
Posted By mannyo
Back again, mine is now sorted and back on the...

Back again, mine is now sorted and back on the road after more than 2 months.

To summarise,

It looks like the strut I replaced was not faulty, as the same issue remained after replacement....
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 26th May 2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,809
Posted By mannyo
If you already have a phone, its a simple process...

If you already have a phone, its a simple process to swap the phone version module to the later bluetooth one.

Avoid the parrot kits they are not compatible with the most bus used in the D3.

It...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th May 2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,874
Posted By mannyo
So I ended up taking most of it apart for a...

So I ended up taking most of it apart for a second time and placed the mounting springs and washers in the correct order which has improved things somewhat.

My stupid mistakes added 4 hours onto...
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