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Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th May 2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By David's8
Great news and good effort all round +++ What led...

Great news and good effort all round +++ What led t you yo try the D3 bushes?
Forum: Daily banter 2nd May 2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 991
Posted By David's8
Yes, it happens to us all too.....:ROFL:

Yes, it happens to us all too.....:ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 1st May 2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,117
Posted By David's8
Well, I had known The Laird a few years and he...

Well, I had known The Laird a few years and he had got an A8 2.8 which i had admired for a while when he announced his intention to get an S8 which at 4.2 litres I thought was rather excessive. But...
Forum: Daily banter 25th April 2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,347
Posted By David's8
Jeez, I know that working on c20yr old cars...

Jeez, I know that working on c20yr old cars brings its own issues of corrosion and reluctance to come apart neatly but you seem to have had a few stinkers lately, MJ. :(
Forum: Daily banter 22nd April 2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By David's8
:ROFL: +++ And, also, how many times do you...

:ROFL: +++
And, also, how many times do you find SOMEONE ELSE looking at your car?
Forum: Owners Meets 12th April 2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 28,693
Posted By David's8
That maybe a good days fishing Sean but its...

That maybe a good days fishing Sean but its totally and illegally overloaded! You cant even SEE the load lines. I guess the fisherman was banking on the calm weather in order to make it back to...
Forum: Daily banter 11th March 2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,501
Posted By David's8
A sad event but glad to be able to see it even...

A sad event but glad to be able to see it even from afar so thanks for posting the link guys.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 5th March 2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,005
Posted By David's8
:ROFL: It reminds me of a post somewhere (maybe...

:ROFL:
It reminds me of a post somewhere (maybe on this forum?) where someone cleaned his alloys in the dishwasher :tuttut:

Nice job+++
Forum: Daily banter 2nd March 2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,501
Posted By David's8
Such shocking news. So very sad and such a great...

Such shocking news. So very sad and such a great couple. Lynn will be devastated.
Forum: Daily banter 28th February 2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By David's8
Ah, well indeed that's true.+++ Its been well...

Ah, well indeed that's true.+++
Its been well fettled though - seat leather cleaned and sealed, headlight re-furb and main beam LED fitting, cleaned and polished all the hidden bits, :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 28th February 2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By David's8
I know its been a funny old year and rather...

I know its been a funny old year and rather ground-hog day like, but I could have sworn the "Truro" trip you refer to was the June 2019 meet?
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 26th February 2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,248
Posted By David's8
Sounds like resonant vibration induced from...

Sounds like resonant vibration induced from somewhere into something. Whilst that's not very helpful in one way it might help in thinking about what's causing the noise. You say that it can occur on...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 26th February 2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,633
Posted By David's8
My Yuasa was less than a year old. The supplier...

My Yuasa was less than a year old. The supplier took it back, said it was going away to be tested as MJ suggested. Then they lost the battery and all the paper work so after 2 months they just gave...
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By David's8
MoT Time Again

After only covering 1400miles this year (part of which was the return from the D2 Doctors), the 8 passed with just an advisory on rear brake discs "worn, pitted or scored". Well, it had that at the...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 26th February 2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,633
Posted By David's8
Yes, you're right. I connected my C-TEK charger...

Yes, you're right. I connected my C-TEK charger and that had the same result. However, this battery was well and truly dead and nothing revived it. I did get a replacement from the supplier though -...
Forum: Daily banter 25th February 2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,106
Posted By David's8
Looking good is a perfectly good reason for...

Looking good is a perfectly good reason for fitting them!:ROFL:
My MoT today was all fine but for an advisory on slight pitting/grooving of the rear discs so that looks like a reason to investigate...
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 23rd February 2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,154
Posted By David's8
I did think about that but its a bit past just...

I did think about that but its a bit past just putting some shiny rings on it. And besides, ive always wanted a Bentley key so Im justifying it to myself :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 23rd February 2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,154
Posted By David's8
Thanks MJ, +++ Neat job .... and now youve...

Thanks MJ, +++
Neat job .... and now youve shamed me with the state of the key (its lost the audi rings and generally looks old and battered like its owner), im going to have to get a new key!!
Forum: Daily banter 20th February 2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,106
Posted By David's8
Good to see you're working on something that's...

Good to see you're working on something that's better for your state of mind +++
I think Admiral is a bit high ranking. Commodore is more appropriate and also suggests an affinity with the Holden...
Forum: Daily banter 20th February 2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By David's8
surely this will just start a rush to buy...

surely this will just start a rush to buy qualifying, barely roadworthy bangers and then presenting them for the refund?
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 20th February 2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,960
Posted By David's8
See thread below regarding Made to Order screens...

See thread below regarding Made to Order screens in UK. I know we love our cars but the cost, even when split amongst 5 or more, is off-putting....
Forum: Spotless 19th February 2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,776
Posted By David's8
Managed to get the cars washed the other day in a...

Managed to get the cars washed the other day in a break between the freezing weather and mild, wet weather. I had to repair the outside tap and pipework as, despite being isolated, the residual water...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 18th February 2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,633
Posted By David's8
Mine was properly seized and I couldnt get the...

Mine was properly seized and I couldnt get the assembly apart so its been sent on a journey to the D2 doctor ..... +++
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 16th February 2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,633
Posted By David's8
That's great, Sean and Neil +++ Im sure it'll...

That's great, Sean and Neil +++ Im sure it'll help others do some preventive maintenance as the trouble with this fault is that you dont know its a problem until, one day, you need to use it.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 16th February 2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,633
Posted By David's8
And thanks Sean from me too. Looking at that Im...

And thanks Sean from me too. Looking at that Im now convinced that the issue is the same as Vera's.+++


PS, Can that section of the thread be extracted and posted as a "How to..." in the...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 16th February 2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,767
Posted By David's8
I was going to say much the same as Brian. Any...

I was going to say much the same as Brian. Any other time he and I would probably jump into the car and get across there (1 1/2 hr drive) for a day out - any excuse for a drive! Sorry :(
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,633
Posted By David's8
In this case the battery was very dead. It was an...

In this case the battery was very dead. It was an old battery incapable of holding a charge for long that I was trickle charging just to keep the car alive whilst i sorted out the battery warranty...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,633
Posted By David's8
+++ OK, so thats the next job then. Dismantle,...

+++
OK, so thats the next job then. Dismantle, clean and re-assemble. I THINK i can see what should be happening and the tumblers sticking could well be the issue. At the moment Ive left it full of...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,633
Posted By David's8
Thanks Jim, I knew there was a post somewhere...

Thanks Jim, I knew there was a post somewhere about this. Ill follow that up +++

But shouldn't the key open the boot in the case of a flat battery? Ive been checking the action on the lock and...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,633
Posted By David's8
Job done! Many thanks for help👍

Job done! Many thanks for help👍
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,633
Posted By David's8
Have opened up the Px footwell electric box and...

Have opened up the Px footwell electric box and identified (i hope correctly) the +ve and -ve terminals. I would appreciate confirmation of the photo attached +++.
I have measured voltage across...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,633
Posted By David's8
Cheers Ian. On it now.👍

Cheers Ian. On it now.👍
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,633
Posted By David's8
Thanks Neil but the trouble is....the Ctek...

Thanks Neil but the trouble is....the Ctek charger is IN the boot :ROFL:
I have another charger so Ill see if i can get power to the lighter socket using that +++

And thanks Ian
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,633
Posted By David's8
HELP! Dead Battery - Boot locked

I have been utilising an old, weak battery whilst going through a protracted debate with a supplier about the failure of a 1yr old Yuasa battery. Even though ive kept the battery on trickle charge,...
Forum: Daily banter 11th February 2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,968
Posted By David's8
Well, id never have guessed :rolleyes: you'll be...

Well, id never have guessed :rolleyes: you'll be spoilt for choice now Neil. Good news all round though.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 11th February 2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 19,690
Posted By David's8
Try our forum sponsors (details at head of the...

Try our forum sponsors (details at head of the page) and talk to the very helpful people there +++
Forum: Daily banter 10th February 2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,968
Posted By David's8
Now that TR6 is gorgeous +++ Always been one of...

Now that TR6 is gorgeous +++ Always been one of my favourites of all time.
But surely you'd need both? :Confused: Long distance cruiser and fun tourer?
Forum: D2 - Everything else 10th February 2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 33,550
Posted By David's8
Just as a reference for the fuel filter here's...

Just as a reference for the fuel filter here's mine I cut up in 2015 at around 100k miles and it was dated 03.04.2002
Forum: Other marques 7th February 2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 129,948
Posted By David's8
Links seems to be about Covid back pain ??

Links seems to be about Covid back pain ??
Forum: D2 - Everything else 6th February 2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 33,550
Posted By David's8
Wives are always the understanding sort when it...

Wives are always the understanding sort when it comes to cars and bikes.........
Forum: D2 - Everything else 5th February 2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 33,550
Posted By David's8
Another elegant, well engineered solution. +++

Another elegant, well engineered solution. +++
Forum: Spotless 4th February 2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,776
Posted By David's8
I'm currently using that based on recommends from...

I'm currently using that based on recommends from detailing sites. I have to say that whilst it doesnt produce lots of thick, clingy foam no matter what setting i put on the foam lance, it does seem...
Forum: Spotless 4th February 2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,776
Posted By David's8
That's the site yes +++ Although I just went for...

That's the site yes +++ Although I just went for the 2 bucket deal and the on-offer snow foam. When the weather is good enough to get out and clean the car i'll report back on the snowfoam. I fully...
Forum: Spotless 4th February 2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,776
Posted By David's8
Bucket Upgrade

After years of doing the two bucket routine using what was previously an ex-chicken manure bucket for the wash and a baby nappy soaking bucket for the rinse I really thought it was about time to get...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 3rd February 2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 33,550
Posted By David's8
Jeez, even when you try to be nice to it, the car...

Jeez, even when you try to be nice to it, the car fights back:(
Forum: Owners Meets 2nd February 2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,244
Posted By David's8
Had a very prompt response today from Ednam...

Had a very prompt response today from Ednam House. September this year is fully booked so, anyway, that question is answered. They have weekends free in May and June 2022 so we have decided to go...
Forum: D2 - Interior 2nd February 2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,692
Posted By David's8
Just checked mine and its clamped down tighter...

Just checked mine and its clamped down tighter than a clams wotsit. Ive never played around with that piece of the car so cant offer any suggestions off the top of my head.
Forum: Owners Meets 2nd February 2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,244
Posted By David's8
Thanks Sean and I appreciate what you say there,...

Thanks Sean and I appreciate what you say there, but was just asking for completeness. If i hadnt I'm sure someone would have asked!! +++
Forum: Owners Meets 2nd February 2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,244
Posted By David's8
I have contacted Ednam House and got a fairly...

I have contacted Ednam House and got a fairly bland reply saying they are closed and hoping to open in February subject to restrictions in place at the time. I have followed up with an email asking...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 1st February 2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 33,550
Posted By David's8
Is it something to do with the radiator?

Is it something to do with the radiator?
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