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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 7th April 2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,856
Posted By J i m s t e r
Some Pics

Taken this weekend
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 2nd April 2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,856
Posted By J i m s t e r
May as well re-cycle Ian's thread :) I...

May as well re-cycle Ian's thread :)

I bought this from Ian in March 2018. Long story short, I now have three cars, probably only need one, and have zero commute for the foreseeable. This one...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 30th March 2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,197
Posted By J i m s t e r
Have you checked the drain channels down the...

Have you checked the drain channels down the sides of the boot opening? The ones that accumulate leaf debris and sycamore seeds for fun? They have a join in them (what a daft design) and mine...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th March 2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By J i m s t e r
Ooouch. What is the lifespan of discs that are...

Ooouch. What is the lifespan of discs that are 10K a go? Do they naturally perish / oxidise if not used regularly or is it based on mileage? I mean, 10K is not far off the price of an entire D3 S8...
Forum: Daily banter 6th March 2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,501
Posted By J i m s t e r
Condolences. It's also sad that there is no...

Condolences.

It's also sad that there is no opportunity for a wake due to the current Covid restrictions. It's important to remember people and funerals are very impersonal at the moment.

In...
Forum: Daily banter 17th February 2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,706
Posted By J i m s t e r
I feel old as I type this, but my way of thinking...

I feel old as I type this, but my way of thinking has been to own a car I really wanted and run it until I don't need it or it's not worth fixing. I think I got that from my dad. I've been happy...
Forum: Daily banter 15th February 2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,968
Posted By J i m s t e r
Designed by Luc Donckerwolke, a classic. ...

Designed by Luc Donckerwolke, a classic.

https://medium.com/cardesignchronicles/this-is-how-luc-donckerwolke-contributed-to-car-design-311131904608
Forum: D2 - Everything else 4th February 2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 33,552
Posted By J i m s t e r
I mean, if it was good enough for the gearbox......

I mean, if it was good enough for the gearbox... :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Everything else 22nd January 2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 33,552
Posted By J i m s t e r
Perhaps be cheaper to buy a good D2 and get it...

Perhaps be cheaper to buy a good D2 and get it resprayed purple at this point.

:(
Forum: Daily banter 13th January 2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,541
Posted By J i m s t e r
Thanks Sarg. Been a difficult year, dad went of...

Thanks Sarg. Been a difficult year, dad went of a sudden heart attack in August and it's not been any easier. I've not had any time off work as being self-employed and not having any work for the...
Forum: Daily banter 12th January 2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,541
Posted By J i m s t e r
Re: People not taking lockdown seriously. I...

Re: People not taking lockdown seriously.

I can't believe how much traffic is still on the roads compared to the March lockdown. I walk for half an hour every morning and it's pretty much as it...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th January 2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,771
Posted By J i m s t e r
Interesting point, new electric car lifespans are...

Interesting point, new electric car lifespans are linked to battery life. IIRC, the batteries are past their best after around 10 years average use (with today's battery technology) and are usually...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd December 2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,484
Posted By J i m s t e r
They'll have some next-gen battery stuff creeping...

They'll have some next-gen battery stuff creeping out of the labs once they have got return on the investment they made to make all the lithium and cobalt batteries. Then there is the...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd December 2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,484
Posted By J i m s t e r
Wonder how long fossil fuel infrastructure will...

Wonder how long fossil fuel infrastructure will be around for, after 2030? I mean, you'd expect another ten years, for people buying a new fossil fuel car in 2029.

I hope electric cars get...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th November 2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,515
Posted By J i m s t e r
Have you got TV? You could get a feed into the...

Have you got TV? You could get a feed into the TV unit in the boot as a line in. You need a cable as discussed here:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/archive/index.php?t-7375.html
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 11th November 2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,184
Posted By J i m s t e r
I'd get a free 4G PAYG SIM from EE, O2, Voda etc....

I'd get a free 4G PAYG SIM from EE, O2, Voda etc. and try each one in your phone. Run the Speedtest app. Or tether your PC to the phone wirelessly, with the phone as a hotspot, and browse...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd September 2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,143
Posted By J i m s t e r
Is that an Impala? !! +++

Is that an Impala? !! +++
Forum: Daily banter 22nd July 2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,595
Posted By J i m s t e r
Update: All working fine today. Worked away...

Update: All working fine today. Worked away from the house on both cars yesterday too.

Looked around to see if anyone has installed a new garage remote door etc. but nothing changed in the...
Forum: Daily banter 21st July 2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,595
Posted By J i m s t e r
No-one around though. I guess you'd need to be...

No-one around though. I guess you'd need to be within 50 ft or so to do this.
Forum: Daily banter 21st July 2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,595
Posted By J i m s t e r
Bit of a Strange One... Remote Fob Blocked?

Couldn't open the car with the fob last night, had to use the key barrel under the handle. Had to start the car with the key in ignition. Got out, couldn't lock it with the fob either. Same story...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 19th June 2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,026
Posted By J i m s t e r
Note to self : Do not buy a D4.

Note to self : Do not buy a D4.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 23rd April 2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 19,704
Posted By J i m s t e r
Was interesting to see how far you got, kudos. ...

Was interesting to see how far you got, kudos.

Strangely I think the radio feed has better sound in the standard system than the HDD so I use an FM transmitter bluetoothed to my phone. It still...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 21st April 2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,152
Posted By J i m s t e r
No they will just narrow down the centre hole in...

No they will just narrow down the centre hole in the wheel for a snug fit to the smaller hub.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 20th April 2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 33,623
Posted By J i m s t e r
Yeah no worries. Let me know when you need it.

Yeah no worries. Let me know when you need it.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 11th April 2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 33,623
Posted By J i m s t e r
My VAG specialist fitted the new motor and still...

My VAG specialist fitted the new motor and still no dice. His diagnostics must have said faulty tilt, and he knew that sensor disabled the (power) boot release. He then got to the module and it was...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 4th April 2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 19,704
Posted By J i m s t e r
The problem is everything is component-protected...

The problem is everything is component-protected on an optical link, IIRC.

I feel the same way about mine.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 2nd April 2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 33,623
Posted By J i m s t e r
I've got a spare one (the metal one, 4E0827852H)...

I've got a spare one (the metal one, 4E0827852H) which I thought was why my boot wouldn't open but turns out it was a faulty tilt-sensor stopping the boot opening, so $299 later (including shipping...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 14th March 2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,147
Posted By J i m s t e r
Yeah that's where they go on the D3. Again, it's...

Yeah that's where they go on the D3. Again, it's from the numberplate lamp holders and creeps back outside. I am guessing plastic screws might stop it happening again.

Poor design though. ...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 8th February 2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 22,864
Posted By J i m s t e r
Thanks, I'll check this.

Thanks, I'll check this.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 8th February 2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 22,864
Posted By J i m s t e r
I noticed this on mine, but has resolved itself...

I noticed this on mine, but has resolved itself on its own now.
My microswitches on the soft-close don't work anymore but this is common. I don't miss it and it's not worth my time replacing them....
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 1st January 2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,305
Posted By J i m s t e r
Edit: Didn't see the mileage.

Edit: Didn't see the mileage.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 1st January 2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,305
Posted By J i m s t e r
Edited because didn't see the mileage.

Edited because didn't see the mileage.
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 14th December 2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,147
Posted By J i m s t e r
My D3 is going on the rear plate holder...

My D3 is going on the rear plate holder light/grab bar. Looking carefully at it, it seems to stem from the screws that hold the bulb covers. I guess these are causing a contact reaction with...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 10th December 2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,800
Posted By J i m s t e r
It could be a combo of the new tyres and road...

It could be a combo of the new tyres and road surface. I drove a piece of road regularly which had long indentations worn in it, from having queuing trucks stood on it. On the previous tyres, I'd...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 21st November 2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,988
Posted By J i m s t e r
I'd happily forego variable-height suspension and...

I'd happily forego variable-height suspension and such for "No wet carpets". Get the basics right, Audi. This is the last one I'll ever buy.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th October 2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,591
Posted By J i m s t e r
If you have AMI, you can attach a Bluetooth...

If you have AMI, you can attach a Bluetooth dongle and then stream through AMI.

If you don't have AMI, you can retrofit it.

If you have TV, you could fit a dongle into one of the AUX inputs to...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 23rd October 2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 27,019
Posted By J i m s t e r
I was informed yesterday that next year, new...

I was informed yesterday that next year, new purchases of electric vehicles are not subject to being taxed as a benefit in kind, so a big incentive.
...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 25th September 2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,502
Posted By J i m s t e r
You can't stream music on the standard system. ...

You can't stream music on the standard system.

If you have AMI, you can connect bluetooth to that.

If not, you could pay to get AMI put in.

Or buy an FM transmitter/Bluetooth receiver, pair...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 16th September 2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,752
Posted By J i m s t e r
Difficult in the D3 due to the Optical links and...

Difficult in the D3 due to the Optical links and component protection. You could add AMI and then attach a Bluetooth module to that but it's costly.

I've come to the conclusion that being stuck...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 22nd July 2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,941
Posted By J i m s t e r
IIRC there is no chirp on the D3 A8 - it's a...

IIRC there is no chirp on the D3 A8 - it's a short horn toot or no horn toot.

Happy to be corrected.
Forum: Daily banter 2nd July 2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,981
Posted By J i m s t e r
Wait for them to go wrong out of warranty? :ROFL:

Wait for them to go wrong out of warranty? :ROFL:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 2nd July 2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,507
Posted By J i m s t e r
VW made the unfortunate mistake of using alloy...

VW made the unfortunate mistake of using alloy window trim on steel without a proper barrier, so all the door tops corrode. They all seem to have it. Some people had all four doors replaced under...
Forum: Daily banter 24th May 2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,563
Posted By J i m s t e r
"...particulates emitted from ships were...

"...particulates emitted from ships were estimated to cause 60,000 deaths each year worldwide"

That is way more than terrorism. But what is making the headlines? I can't afford to milkshake a...
Forum: Daily banter 21st May 2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,563
Posted By J i m s t e r
I am glad someone has mentioned something other...

I am glad someone has mentioned something other than diesel cars in an environmental argument. I have a client in the energy sector and was stunned to read the info below. And to think of the stick...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 19th March 2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,316
Posted By J i m s t e r
I too am a massive ebay cynic. Perhaps the...

I too am a massive ebay cynic.

Perhaps the winning bidder will be told "Can't find it / Sorry, the dog ate it."
:ROFL:

...only to see said item appear next month, until they get what they...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 19th March 2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,260
Posted By J i m s t e r
I am thinking a hose too. Would be under...

I am thinking a hose too.

Would be under load at 70, not so much in the crawl.

The air sound you describe would indicate something is not sealed or has a hole somewhere. It doesn't take...
Forum: Other Audis 7th March 2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,003
Posted By J i m s t e r
It doesn't sound like 70K buys you much in the...

It doesn't sound like 70K buys you much in the way of an A8 these days. Not sure I'd enjoy the auto-braking either.

I did have a go in a new V90 and that was overly-safe. If you moved lanes...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 5th March 2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,213
Posted By J i m s t e r
Interesting reading. I do wonder how 5G masts...

Interesting reading. I do wonder how 5G masts are going to make me feel.

https://www.aaemonline.org/emf_rf_position.php



I am no hypochondriac and usually a massive skeptic about how well...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 4th March 2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,213
Posted By J i m s t e r
That would explain it.

That would explain it.
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 4th March 2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,213
Posted By J i m s t e r
I know the 2 v 5 arguments, but the 5 should be...

I know the 2 v 5 arguments, but the 5 should be good at 10m, surely? The obstacles to it (line of sight) are a patio door and a wood wall on the office made from 2" thick wood. If I was in a Grade...
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