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Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 29th January 2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,520
Posted By moltuae
Probably a slight crack in a solder joint...

Probably a slight crack in a solder joint somewhere. Expansion will be re-establishing a connection as it warms. To pinpoint the exact component you'll need to apply heat/cold more precisely, one...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 28th January 2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,520
Posted By moltuae
For a failure of an odd pixel or three, I'd...

For a failure of an odd pixel or three, I'd agree, but if it's dozens of pixels that have suddenly failed and it's a fault that comes and goes, I'd say it's unlikely to be the screen itself. It looks...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 28th January 2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,520
Posted By moltuae
I used to repair TVs and monitors .... a loooong...

I used to repair TVs and monitors .... a loooong time ago. But they're pretty disposable these days. Even IF you can get hold of the service manuals, schematics and components, it'll almost always...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 27th January 2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,036
Posted By moltuae
Back in the 90s, in my capacity as an electronics...

Back in the 90s, in my capacity as an electronics design engineer/programmer, I developed a fuel injection diagnostic device that also had an injector and idle control valve cleaner function. Idle...
Forum: Daily banter 11th January 2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,541
Posted By moltuae
Absolutely +++ I'm sick of all the continual...

Absolutely +++

I'm sick of all the continual bickering, political disagreements and people continually whinging about lockdown rules or trying to find loopholes. If everyone would just pull...
Forum: Daily banter 11th January 2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,541
Posted By moltuae
Jags - And something I learned today ...

I saw this article and thought the anger was about "back-office" staff getting new company cars :ROFL:

Coronavirus: Anger over jags for 'back office' NHS staff...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 9th January 2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 33,552
Posted By moltuae
Did you spot this bit where she plays along to...

Did you spot this bit where she plays along to the tune with a makeshift trombone?

Impressive! :D


http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=25066&stc=1&d=1610197043
Forum: Daily banter 6th January 2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By moltuae
haha. I'll have to buy Lyn one of those. She...

haha. I'll have to buy Lyn one of those. She usually feels cold at temperatures that are melting my skin off. I suspect she's part lizard, like one of those aliens in V...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 5th January 2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 206,426
Posted By moltuae
Nothing. But I think it's probably a good...

Nothing. But I think it's probably a good short-term investment choice for someone wanting to dip their toes into crypto-investments. And I think the very qualities that make it fall short of the...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 3rd January 2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 206,426
Posted By moltuae
I love the irony of comments like this that we...

I love the irony of comments like this that we frequently get from central banks ...



I mean, the banks have been printing money like never before, especially recently, in an attempt to prop up...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd January 2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,734
Posted By moltuae
Nice S8 ++++++ Let her drive one of...

Nice S8 ++++++



Let her drive one of them, then she'll soon warm to the idea of owning a few more.

And now that you'll have 'his and hers' S8s, you can refer to them as "Our 2 D2s" .... See...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 30th December 2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 206,426
Posted By moltuae
I think Ripple is probably a good choice, in the...

I think Ripple is probably a good choice, in the short-term at least, for the reasons you mentioned.

It's not a 'true' cryptocurrency because its not decentralised, so it's really just a digital...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 28th December 2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,753
Posted By moltuae
Up until May this year, my S8 was my daily driver...

Up until May this year, my S8 was my daily driver and company vehicle. It's currently in storage so this will be the first year that I've spent relatively little on the car. However, in my 10 years...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 22nd December 2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 206,426
Posted By moltuae
There are hundreds of ways, but there are lots of...

There are hundreds of ways, but there are lots of scam sites and fake wallets too, so you do need to be careful.

PayPal actually introduced the ability to purchase Bitcoin from within your PayPal...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 20th December 2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 206,426
Posted By moltuae
That's a very good point. And I think that's one...

That's a very good point. And I think that's one of the main barriers for investing, and not just for Bitcoin. If you plan to invest long-term I think, to some extent, you just need to forget the...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 20th December 2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 28,295
Posted By moltuae
Wouldn't that require a microphone near the...

Wouldn't that require a microphone near the source of the noise though?

Noise cancelling headphones have a microphone outside of the headphones, which is amplified, inverted and then subtracted...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 19th December 2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 206,426
Posted By moltuae
Spot. Good one! :lol: That (border-crossing)...

Spot. Good one! :lol:

That (border-crossing) is one of the interesting things about cryptocurrencies. There's a common misconception that they are something you can actually hold and carry around...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 18th December 2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 206,426
Posted By moltuae
Indeed. There will be 'corrections'; there always...

Indeed. There will be 'corrections'; there always is, but that only really matters if you're 'shorting'. If you're 'long' Bitcoin, just "hodl" on and enjoy the ride. I've been a long investor since...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 1st December 2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,178
Posted By moltuae
Wow. What a blast from the past! ...

Wow. What a blast from the past!



Funnily enough, I think I do!

I've just found a folder on my PC (dated September 2014) called 'Front Door Lock', which contained the following 2 images and...
Forum: D2 - Lights 23rd November 2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,862
Posted By moltuae
I switched to Philips X-tremeVision (gen2) a few...

I switched to Philips X-tremeVision (gen2) a few years ago:
https://www.philips.co.uk/c-p/85126XV2S1/xenon-x-tremevision-gen2-xenon-car-headlight-bulb

A tad expensive but a big improvement on the...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 13th November 2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,598
Posted By moltuae
Many happy returns, Ray +++

Many happy returns, Ray +++
Forum: D2 - Everything else 10th November 2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,577
Posted By moltuae
This is the link I have bookmarked, which seems...

This is the link I have bookmarked, which seems to work:
https://shops.audi.com/en_GB/web/tradition
Forum: D2 - Everything else 9th November 2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,174
Posted By moltuae
I did. With hindsight (and the right info) it was...

I did. With hindsight (and the right info) it was probably fixable but I'd had enough. 2 different garages, numerous mechanics and I think 3 (or maybe 4) attempts to fix it. I even had a go myself,...
Forum: Daily banter 7th November 2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 909
Posted By moltuae
Looking forward to it. +++ After owning my...

Looking forward to it. +++

After owning my BEV for 6 months now, I can honestly say I wouldn't go back to an ICE car as my daily driver. The performance is utterly bonkers (and I mean superbike...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 7th November 2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,551
Posted By moltuae
1, Spannerrash-----Posted 2, Chris B ---------...

1, Spannerrash-----Posted
2, Chris B --------- Posted
3, The Laird --Posted
4, HPsauce --------Posted, arrived +++
5, Moltuae ---------Posted, arrived :)
6, David's8 ---------Posted
7,...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 6th November 2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,551
Posted By moltuae
1, Spannerrash--------PAID 2, Ronin 3, The...

1, Spannerrash--------PAID
2, Ronin
3, The Laird
4, HPsauce ------PAID
5, Moltuae -------PAID
6, David's8
7, Johnny quattro ------PAID
8, Spanker
9, tintin
10, vagdream
Forum: Daily banter 5th November 2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By moltuae
Nice one :D Is that in case you forget which...

Nice one :D

Is that in case you forget which is yours at a meet, Nick? ;)
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th November 2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,151
Posted By moltuae
Would it not be wise to add some sort of gasket...

Would it not be wise to add some sort of gasket to the back of these to prevent rubbing and reduce the risk of any long-term damage?
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th November 2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,551
Posted By moltuae
1, Spannerrash 2, Ronin 3, The Laird 4,...

1, Spannerrash
2, Ronin
3, The Laird
4, HPsauce
5, Moltuae
6,
7,
Forum: Daily banter 3rd November 2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By moltuae
Hadn't heard of a Monroney Sticker until now....

Hadn't heard of a Monroney Sticker until now. It'd be interesting to see one for a D2 S8 if you do manage to find one +++
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 28th October 2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,014
Posted By moltuae
Same here. I'd take at least one set if Sacer can...

Same here. I'd take at least one set if Sacer can source them for a reasonable price. My LCDs are currently working perfectly, but I guess it's only a matter of time ...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 28th October 2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,788
Posted By moltuae
That's what I was about to suggest. Something...

That's what I was about to suggest. Something like this:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Neoteck-Extractor-Converter-Splitter-Adapter-DAC-SPDIF-R-L-Power-Adapter/dp/B01J9ZVPZK/

Projector-wise ... I've...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 24th October 2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,956
Posted By moltuae
You could try contacting Sacer, as I mentioned...

You could try contacting Sacer, as I mentioned here (http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=15915). Don't know if Nick had any luck with them but maybe they'll consider sourcing/stocking D2...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 20th October 2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,139
Posted By moltuae
If you mean the "PSD2 regulations in the EU...

If you mean the "PSD2 regulations in the EU change the way you log in with PayPal" (requesting a mobile phone number), just click your browser's back button and you should find that you're logged in.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 17th October 2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,139
Posted By moltuae
+++ Happy to send you the payment right away...

+++

Happy to send you the payment right away if you like? I already have you in my PayPal contacts (assuming PayPal is the preferred method?).
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 17th October 2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,139
Posted By moltuae
Spannerrash - warm HPSauce - cool Ronin - ? ...

Spannerrash - warm
HPSauce - cool
Ronin - ?
Moltuae - cool :cool:
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 14th October 2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,014
Posted By moltuae
You could try contacting Sacer: ...

You could try contacting Sacer:
https://www.sacer-shop.com/car-brand/audi.html

I've bought a few things from them in the past and they were very helpful. It's possible they might be willing to...
Forum: Daily banter 9th October 2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,835
Posted By moltuae
So it's some kind of wild drugs fest then? ;) ...

So it's some kind of wild drugs fest then? ;)

The collection of atoms I like to call 'me' were doing something else until 1970, so I missed the 60s unfortunately. I don't know a lot about that...
Forum: Daily banter 9th October 2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,142
Posted By moltuae
I suspect they're using the key's ID as a vehicle...

I suspect they're using the key's ID as a vehicle reference to pull data from the system rather than from the key itself.
Forum: Daily banter 9th October 2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,835
Posted By moltuae
Given your relentless energy, Ray, I think...

Given your relentless energy, Ray, I think there's every chance you'll be the last man standing here.

So what the heck is an hallucination tour?
Forum: Other marques 3rd October 2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 129,951
Posted By moltuae
I suppose it is quite a small saving, compared...

I suppose it is quite a small saving, compared with burning through petrol in a big V8, especially relative to the cost of the Tesla. And if you compare only the electricity costs, that you would...
Forum: Other marques 2nd October 2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 129,951
Posted By moltuae
+++ Just out of interest, did you manage to...

+++

Just out of interest, did you manage to get free supercharging with your Model X?

It seems they've stopped offering it with new vehicle purchases again now. I was lucky enough to get free...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 23rd September 2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,499
Posted By moltuae
There are some talented body repair guys who...

There are some talented body repair guys who could probably patch that up quite well and blend it in so that you can barely see it but I think I'd probably just get it repainted. My guess would be...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 19th September 2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,390
Posted By moltuae
That's one of the things I love about my Tesla,...

That's one of the things I love about my Tesla, being able to turn on the climate control (inc demisters, seat/steering heaters, etc) for as long as necessary before going out in the car, and without...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 19th September 2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,390
Posted By moltuae
Some kind of secondary water pump? For...

Some kind of secondary water pump? For circulation water to the cabin heater matrix maybe?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 16th September 2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,249
Posted By moltuae
Not a head-turner then? I now have this...

Not a head-turner then?

I now have this image of people watching it go by, not interested enough to move their heads but just curious enough to follow the car with their eyes :ROFL:
Forum: Owners Meets 14th September 2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,928
Posted By moltuae
Really glad everyone enjoyed the venue +++ It was...

Really glad everyone enjoyed the venue +++ It was great to see you all :)

I hadn't been to Critch before yesterday but I thought it seemed like a good place to meet. I'd certainly go back there....
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 10th September 2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,301
Posted By moltuae
You can all thank this someone later ;) It's...

You can all thank this someone later ;)

It's something I learned early on in my 8 ownership (probably accidentally, I can't remember) which I found quite useful for remotely switching on/off phone...
Forum: Daily banter 10th September 2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,426
Posted By moltuae
Strange coincidence! Same here. Car's 'Birthday'...

Strange coincidence! Same here. Car's 'Birthday' is the 18th June and mine is the day after.
Forum: Daily banter 10th September 2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,426
Posted By moltuae
From my car's spec' data, which came from Ian...

From my car's spec' data, which came from Ian (IT), if I remember correctly (see attached).
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