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Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 14th February 2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,255
Posted By Just_Ben
Perfectly normal to have steam from the tail pipe...

Perfectly normal to have steam from the tail pipe on a very cold morning. As correctly stated above! Keep an eye on coolant level but really nothing to worry about. Head gasket failures are possible...
Forum: Daily banter 12th February 2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,107
Posted By Just_Ben
Congrats Ranj! You'll love that car, Refro has...

Congrats Ranj! You'll love that car, Refro has looked after it like a baby!
Forum: Owners Meets 8th February 2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,726
Posted By Just_Ben
I'll start the list with myself at the top;- ...

I'll start the list with myself at the top;-
Reffro
Ben! Count me in! +++
Forum: Daily banter 7th February 2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,578
Posted By Just_Ben
B&$ARD!! I can't believe ya found that! That was...

B&$ARD!! I can't believe ya found that! That was a long time ago and I was very, VERY drunk!! Think its best if we forget this ever happened and talk about lovely quattros!!! :o:o :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 6th February 2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,578
Posted By Just_Ben
quattro + snow = FLIPPIN COOL! Here's a...

quattro + snow = FLIPPIN COOL!

Here's a little clip of my old 90quattro playing the other evening. I know it's not an 8 but its quattro so fitting none the less....

http://youtu.be/A5rJj5NPIw0
Forum: Daily banter 6th February 2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,172
Posted By Just_Ben
W12 BLK, yeah I saw it. I've inspected a couple...

W12 BLK, yeah I saw it. I've inspected a couple of cars that fellas been selling.

It's a nice car in that its a W12 and has had work done (new rear caliper n bits like that) but generally...
Forum: Owners Meets 5th February 2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,550
Posted By Just_Ben
You're dead right mate. A sorted B5 RS4 would be...

You're dead right mate. A sorted B5 RS4 would be my choice at the ring over C5. Very different cars and C5 is great at what it does but RS4 is a stunning car to drive in the twisties!
Forum: Owners Meets 1st February 2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,550
Posted By Just_Ben
For you mate - LOADS!!!! Be awesome though! ...

For you mate - LOADS!!!! Be awesome though!

Sorry Jethro, I'd not seen/remebered, I should have known you'd have got it in hand! I've got the itch and wanna go!!

p.s, by "the itch" I mean to go...
Forum: Owners Meets 1st February 2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,550
Posted By Just_Ben
When we doing The 'Ring???

OK, when we going??? I need a bit of RnR and the ring is the perfect place. Spoken to loads a people who seem keen but cant find a date so, Reffro, Daz, Mike and the rest of us - WHEN YA FANCY GOING?!
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 1st February 2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,929
Posted By Just_Ben
..... p.s, Amar's right, the E39's 5ltr V8 is...

..... p.s, Amar's right, the E39's 5ltr V8 is STUNNING! :love:
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 1st February 2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,929
Posted By Just_Ben
The chain driven V8 is the B6 S4 is pretty good....

The chain driven V8 is the B6 S4 is pretty good. 54mm (IIRC) shorter than the belt driven version but otherwise very similar. The chain is at the back of the engine, the reason for this is that due...
Forum: Owners Meets 5th January 2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,741
Posted By Just_Ben
Was good to catch up with the hard core ones...

Was good to catch up with the hard core ones still there by the time I tipped up! Sorry so late but bloomin busy! Pics show that theres loads of nice cars and crackin people I missed so "Hi" you...
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 15th December 2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,284
Posted By Just_Ben
I realise that's a daft question but I mean is...

I realise that's a daft question but I mean is that Ken, my mate Classic Audi Ken!?
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 15th December 2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,284
Posted By Just_Ben
Ken, is that you?!?!

Ken, is that you?!?!
Forum: Other marques 15th December 2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,487
Posted By Just_Ben
Fan control relay, 2 stage unit, located at base...

Fan control relay, 2 stage unit, located at base of radiator fan cowling mate. Has big heavy duty wires going to it. Common failure. Easy to check if it's that. If it fails it turns fans on to be...
Forum: Daily banter 1st December 2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,613
Posted By Just_Ben
+++

+++
Forum: Daily banter 1st December 2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,613
Posted By Just_Ben
You're absolutely right,nthe whole front has...

You're absolutely right,nthe whole front has shifted. As you say, it just kept the impact away from us in the car very well. The entire front has literally twisted. I'm sure a steel framed car would...
Forum: Daily banter 1st December 2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,613
Posted By Just_Ben
Thats her! Pictures dont do it justice...

Thats her!

Pictures dont do it justice though. I'll post pics of with bonnet up - engine and box are ripped from the car! Even snapped the steering rack from it's mounts!! Been looking around it...
Forum: Daily banter 30th November 2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,613
Posted By Just_Ben
Thanks guys. Apreciate it! Insurance...

Thanks guys. Apreciate it!
Insurance inspecting car tomorrow! :(
Forum: Daily banter 30th November 2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,613
Posted By Just_Ben
Cheers fellas! Definitely a testimony to the cars...

Cheers fellas! Definitely a testimony to the cars strength! Makes u think!
My wife was being a crash last night, almost exactly same circumstances and it took fire crews 2hours to get the badly...
Forum: Daily banter 29th November 2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,613
Posted By Just_Ben
Thank you! All OK in end - all parties safe and...

Thank you! All OK in end - all parties safe and now well but makes you think!
Forum: Daily banter 29th November 2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,613
Posted By Just_Ben
He was from right, so O/S - bloody hit hard! I...

He was from right, so O/S - bloody hit hard! I thought he was having a hear attack once I got to him in his car! Not nice experience!
Forum: Daily banter 29th November 2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,613
Posted By Just_Ben
I have a pic and will pop it u tomorrow. Doesn't...

I have a pic and will pop it u tomorrow. Doesn't do the damage justice tho!
It was R510 PJB. Had it after he got the Murple
Forum: Daily banter 29th November 2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,613
Posted By Just_Ben
Cheers mate, and thanks for the text!! +++ The...

Cheers mate, and thanks for the text!! +++
The Passat was bad but not as bad as the S8 as it was head on, whereas the S8 was sideways at front corner if that makes sense......? Still bad enough tho!
Forum: Daily banter 29th November 2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,613
Posted By Just_Ben
S8 dead!!!

Well, as some of you know, but not all as not been long, but I had Mikes old S8. Did an engine repair and have been thoroughly enjoying S8 ownership for three months (and covered 11,000 brilliant,...
Forum: Motormouth 14th November 2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 26,673
Posted By Just_Ben
From the front

From the front
Forum: Motormouth 14th November 2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 26,673
Posted By Just_Ben
Here's the RS6 I had done in Pearl WHite. It is...

Here's the RS6 I had done in Pearl WHite. It is actually Grey underneath. I have to say, it looks great in the flesh - just have to be very careful, as stated, edges do tend to frey, especially if...
Forum: Daily banter 9th November 2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,278
Posted By Just_Ben
Tell you what, that W12 is a work of engineering...

Tell you what, that W12 is a work of engineering art! I'd love abare block in my front room!
Forum: Daily banter 9th November 2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,278
Posted By Just_Ben
First off chaps - No Lambo Power comments!!...

First off chaps - No Lambo Power comments!! :tuttut: It is not the Lambo V10! Shares something like less than 20% of its parts with that! It's an engine designed specifically for the Audi range, much...
Forum: Other Audis 9th November 2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
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Views: 3,431
Posted By Just_Ben
Someof the post 2005/6 140's have them, but not...

Someof the post 2005/6 140's have them, but not all until you get to about 2008.

Bets thing is to check engine code on any you view.

Bloody DPF's are a nightmare! Hellish expensive if they go...
Forum: Daily banter 30th September 2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,692
Posted By Just_Ben
Car was with me Amar, lots of different issues as...

Car was with me Amar, lots of different issues as written.

Gutted for you Lee, honestly can't belive the issues you've had but she'll be the car you wanted all along soon enough.
Forum: Daily banter 26th September 2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,895
Posted By Just_Ben
I'd be a guinea pig! I have infact sent an email...

I'd be a guinea pig! I have infact sent an email to the hospital in question!
The scary issue with Stem Cell therepy is that they are brilliant at repairing damaged cells, infact for a few years...
Forum: Daily banter 25th September 2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,291
Posted By Just_Ben
Managed to get the oil seal (the figure 8 one -...

Managed to get the oil seal (the figure 8 one - was a pain so wish I'd seen this, thanks Goran!!+++) Did get one in the end though, found a dealer with one, well 5 as old stock - if anyone needs one...
Forum: Daily banter 25th September 2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,895
Posted By Just_Ben
Thanks mate!! Thats exactly the news I'm always...

Thanks mate!! Thats exactly the news I'm always looking for (excuse the pun ;))

The issues stated there are classed separately to mine and so a bit easier to treat successfully but any move is...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 19th September 2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,445
Posted By Just_Ben
Hey up! May be able to code out - I have...

Hey up!

May be able to code out - I have your old sensors still chapo bu they are all severely broken! SHould be able to code the ECU to rear sensors only - I'll check ELSA coding and send you if...
Forum: Daily banter 19th September 2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,291
Posted By Just_Ben
Don;t worry Lee, I will have a new one machined...

Don;t worry Lee, I will have a new one machined out of alloy, it'll be cool once done - just gutted at hw much trouble youve had with the car.
The plastic one arrives tomorrow +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 11th September 2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,278
Posted By Just_Ben
Mate - as if you're selling her!?!?! I am...

Mate - as if you're selling her!?!?! I am surprised you're letting her go but I can say this car is lovely!
It'd make anyone a superb car!
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 11th September 2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,492
Posted By Just_Ben
I always use genuine for this chap myself. Most...

I always use genuine for this chap myself. Most aftermarket don;t cover the V8 but always use genuine bits for these myself as the warrenty is well worth it!

If you need ELSA instructions sending...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 21st August 2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,875
Posted By Just_Ben
I know this car and it's lovely!! Good luck...

I know this car and it's lovely!!

Good luck with the sale Ian, I would have thought it would be a lot more than that price!! SUCH a lot of car for the cash!!!
Forum: Owners Meets 28th July 2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,732
Posted By Just_Ben
I'll be there!

I'll be there!
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 22nd July 2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,829
Posted By Just_Ben
Fault codes are merely a tool to point you in the...

Fault codes are merely a tool to point you in the right direction for further diagnosis, rarely can you trust a plain fault to give a 100% diagnosis. Using live data for fuelling, air mass etc should...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 22nd July 2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,829
Posted By Just_Ben
No, the fault code designation is funny so it...

No, the fault code designation is funny so it sometimes only logs one bank, just to confuse ya!
Forum: Daily banter 20th July 2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,029
Posted By Just_Ben
Just to Clarify....... AVP/Unit4

Hi chaps and chappesess....

I keep hearing from other forums thast people think I have set up back up with my uncle in my old unit and called it "unit 4"... Just want everyone to be sure that THIS...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 19th July 2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,829
Posted By Just_Ben
Check inlet manifold is tight! They come loose...

Check inlet manifold is tight! They come loose and draw unmetered air in.

Failing that, secondary air system leaking or split vacuum pipes are most likely.
Forum: Daily banter 17th July 2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,453
Posted By Just_Ben
When I worked at Audi, we had a salesman, the A8...

When I worked at Audi, we had a salesman, the A8 advocate, brilliant chap and didn;t suffer fools at all. I was stood with him one day when he came out with a brilliant reply to a tyre kicker.
...
Forum: Daily banter 15th July 2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,453
Posted By Just_Ben
Darren, WHERES THE DAM PICCIES????!!!! Bet...

Darren, WHERES THE DAM PICCIES????!!!!

Bet you're loving it!
Forum: Daily banter 8th July 2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 29,726
Posted By Just_Ben
Just a quick note - Thanks Amar for the PM, I...

Just a quick note - Thanks Amar for the PM, I know you don;t hold me personally responsible for the S8 loss but I know how it's viewed by people. Just wanted to clatify what I do know - We'll ctach...
Forum: Daily banter 8th July 2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 29,726
Posted By Just_Ben
The map is great and I would highly recomend it,...

The map is great and I would highly recomend it, just be aware that the retail orice is somewhat higher than I was putting it on at at the open day etc.

Well worth it if price correct though!
...
Forum: Daily banter 8th July 2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 29,726
Posted By Just_Ben
Glad to hear the car is sorted Nick but I'm...

Glad to hear the car is sorted Nick but I'm bemused as to the situation. I would have thought that the Vectra man's insurance would have paid up and although you've had crap with revo they could've...
Forum: Daily banter 8th July 2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 29,726
Posted By Just_Ben
I was as devastaed over this as anyone else. I...

I was as devastaed over this as anyone else. I know I had left but still hurt.

Can I just clarify, as I saw on other forums comments about this.
Amar, as you know, the car was confirmed failed...
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