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Forum: D2 - Everything else 5th August 2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,187
Posted By strummagnet
Have you tried the Facebook groups? Some helpful...

Have you tried the Facebook groups? Some helpful chaps in the US
Forum: D2 - Transmission 5th August 2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By strummagnet
There is a good write up in AudiPages describing...

There is a good write up in AudiPages describing the process:

http://www.audipages.com/Tech_Articles/auto_transmission/f125switchreplace.html
Forum: Daily banter 5th August 2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 854
Posted By strummagnet
Spare wheel - Its a full size+++ Jump Leads and...

Spare wheel - Its a full size+++
Jump Leads and jump pack
Tow Rope
Socket & Screwdriver set
circuit tester
spare bulbs
Jetboil
Water
Sugar
Teabags
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 5th August 2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,801
Posted By strummagnet
I usually make sure the engine is run every other...

I usually make sure the engine is run every other day (as it is not a daily driver) but after the car was sitting for two weeks (away with work) it was merrily ticking away. 4 minutes idling and...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 5th July 2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,607
Posted By strummagnet
:tuttut: Now my Fabulous Barn Find +++ The...

:tuttut: Now my Fabulous Barn Find +++

The unit does all that I currently need it to do. The USB has six folders to mimic the 6 disc CD locations and you can have up to 999 songs in each folder,...
Forum: Daily banter 20th June 2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,002
Posted By strummagnet
It was 194.9 on Sunday HP. Saw that nice shiny...

It was 194.9 on Sunday HP. Saw that nice shiny car and thought you could afford an additional bump in price. :)
Forum: Owners Meets 20th June 2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,548
Posted By strummagnet
I would certainly be interested in that. Maybe an...

I would certainly be interested in that. Maybe an introduction also to the rubber care (no sniggering :tuttut:) and covering interior care as well?
Forum: Daily banter 20th June 2022, 08:04 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,866
Posted By strummagnet
Time to break out the mini mitt tyre wash doo dah...

Time to break out the mini mitt tyre wash doo dah for that bit :)
Forum: D2 - Everything else 19th June 2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,649
Posted By strummagnet
Yep. We put money on a certain Mr smug popping...

Yep. We put money on a certain Mr smug popping up:ROFL:
Forum: Owners Meets 13th June 2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,548
Posted By strummagnet
Who is doing the BBQ?:)

Who is doing the BBQ?:)
Forum: Daily banter 12th June 2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,866
Posted By strummagnet
Amazing transformation.... The colour...

Amazing transformation....

The colour combinations are spot on.:love:
Forum: Daily banter 8th June 2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,866
Posted By strummagnet
I wonder how well that would work on a prepped...

I wonder how well that would work on a prepped front and rear screen trim surround?
Forum: Daily banter 31st May 2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,866
Posted By strummagnet
We could rock up at Nicola's for a "washdown...

We could rock up at Nicola's for a "washdown training session" Bert can take some shots (sans Scooby) and get some additional editorial stuff for his magazine. Win Win.+++
Forum: Daily banter 31st May 2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,866
Posted By strummagnet
Add me to the list of training / instructions as...

Add me to the list of training / instructions as well please... we could make a day of it +++
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 30th May 2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,162
Posted By strummagnet
That's good to know as my airbag light has popped...

That's good to know as my airbag light has popped on now. D2's don't like staying fixed. :-(
Forum: D2 - Interior 23rd May 2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,369
Posted By strummagnet
Maybe there is some mileage (:)) in searching for...

Maybe there is some mileage (:)) in searching for a UK manufacturer of carpets and mats for the D2 range of cars? Pretty sure there would be enough 'templates' available for this?

Somebody like...
Forum: D2 - Interior 23rd May 2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,369
Posted By strummagnet
And there was me thinking they came from the good...

And there was me thinking they came from the good old U S of A. Best avoid then.:o
Forum: D2 - Interior 22nd May 2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,369
Posted By strummagnet
Have you thought about these?...

Have you thought about these? https://www.diamondcarmats.com/
Forum: Daily banter 22nd May 2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,866
Posted By strummagnet
Item 27? How biiiiiiig is this list??:)

Item 27? How biiiiiiig is this list??:)
Forum: Daily banter 16th May 2022, 10:48 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,866
Posted By strummagnet
Could it be that on a prior service someone just...

Could it be that on a prior service someone just wrenched on it a bit and 'broke the seal'. I remember noticing my connector on my 2.8 being oily and there was a temptation in my novice head to...
Forum: Owners Meets 16th May 2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,443
Posted By strummagnet
:D:D

:D:D
Forum: Owners Meets 16th May 2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,443
Posted By strummagnet
I will not be able to make that as on a work...

I will not be able to make that as on a work mission to the south of France end of that week. Shame as the draw of watching Ronin spank his Audi round the track with the 37 cam chain adjuster is...
Forum: Daily banter 15th May 2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,866
Posted By strummagnet
Seems this D2 starting out uncharacteristically...

Seems this D2 starting out uncharacteristically easy, which must have been nice, has now decided to fight back. :rolleyes:
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th May 2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,649
Posted By strummagnet
Can you advise part number of replacement please?

Can you advise part number of replacement please?
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th May 2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,649
Posted By strummagnet
Its no problem MJ. I would expect some settling...

Its no problem MJ. I would expect some settling in so no drama. The car gets looks and comments which is positive, and any chance to cruise down to Devon is always a bonus :D
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th May 2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,649
Posted By strummagnet
Yes HP, very slow cranking to the point it feels...

Yes HP, very slow cranking to the point it feels like the battery has drained then the car catches. Runs perfectly normal afterwards.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th May 2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,649
Posted By strummagnet
S8 D2 Lazy starter on hot start

Hi. I have been tootling about this weekend and had an issue Saturday where the car was slow in turning over when at normal operating temperature. Cold start was perfect but throughout the day just...
Forum: Daily banter 15th May 2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,032
Posted By strummagnet
Think that is possibly the answer. I have not...

Think that is possibly the answer. I have not seen the 'show' since dimblebum left. +++
Forum: Owners Meets 7th May 2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,443
Posted By strummagnet
Run a side bet on the sub 40 chain tensioner...

Run a side bet on the sub 40 chain tensioner surviving? :)
Forum: Daily banter 2nd May 2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,866
Posted By strummagnet
Is it new tensioner time or just pads?

Is it new tensioner time or just pads?
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 1st May 2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 66,720
Posted By strummagnet
All good progress Ronin. ++++++ Thing I am...

All good progress Ronin. ++++++

Thing I am asking is why change the Bose amp? Just having my first proper experience of the Bose in the D2's and I dont see what the issue is? I prefer a bit more...
Forum: Daily banter 29th April 2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,866
Posted By strummagnet
Is the co-operative nature down low miles or...

Is the co-operative nature down low miles or dedicated regular maintenance??
Forum: Daily banter 27th April 2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,866
Posted By strummagnet
I think we should refrain from giving MJ,...

I think we should refrain from giving MJ, chocolates, coffee and sticky buns....:-(
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd April 2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,446
Posted By strummagnet
Is it Santa? ...

Is it Santa?

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=28161&stc=1&d=1650625649
Forum: Daily banter 22nd April 2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 76,117
Posted By strummagnet
A man that appreciates a mature mistress

A man that appreciates a mature mistress
Forum: Daily banter 22nd April 2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 76,117
Posted By strummagnet
:ROFL: I got the link but read FE - No / not ...

:ROFL: I got the link but read FE - No / not

Lazavus - risen from the dead by the D2 God S......??+++
Forum: Daily banter 22nd April 2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 76,117
Posted By strummagnet
I spoke to the Boss about the name calling :ROFL:...

I spoke to the Boss about the name calling :ROFL:

So:

Barn Find
Bertie Barnfind
FE-Nix - have to agree with Tintin - not an FE? Could have FE-NOX if it was running Nitrous, anybody tried?:D ...
Forum: Daily banter 21st April 2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 76,117
Posted By strummagnet
Thanks Mike, I have looked at the owners meets...

Thanks Mike, I have looked at the owners meets listing on the forum but only see Scotland (and that doesn't fit with my timings) or Germany, which I may be able to do. I just may need a co-pilot if...
Forum: Daily banter 19th April 2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 76,117
Posted By strummagnet
My 2.8 is in good hands. +++

My 2.8 is in good hands. +++
Forum: Daily banter 19th April 2022, 09:38 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 76,117
Posted By strummagnet
The new owner is me. I have been looking for an...

The new owner is me. I have been looking for an S8 for a while and when this one popped up last year I realised that this may be the only opportunity to acquire one.
The only reason I took this on...
Forum: Daily banter 11th April 2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 76,117
Posted By strummagnet
Now donating the duvet covers to the...

Now donating the duvet covers to the cause!!++++++:ROFL:


Nice looking rear ;);)..... Don't see the D2Doctor logo yet??
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 9th April 2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 14,077
Posted By strummagnet
Can anybody recommend anyone in the south that...

Can anybody recommend anyone in the south that would refinish these? I have six in need of a lot of TLC.
Forum: Daily banter 8th April 2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 76,117
Posted By strummagnet
Those wheels on Big Red look so right +++ ...

Those wheels on Big Red look so right +++

Hope you feel better soon MJ.
Forum: Daily banter 2nd April 2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 76,117
Posted By strummagnet
I recall you mentioned earlier in the thread that...

I recall you mentioned earlier in the thread that the PF cars didn't have a subframe brace? Is it something that you would consider putting on to a PF if the opportunity arises?:Confused:
Forum: Daily banter 2nd April 2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 76,117
Posted By strummagnet
You must mean this one? :) That will...

You must mean this one? :)



That will buff out????:D
Forum: Daily banter 2nd April 2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 76,117
Posted By strummagnet
With the aluminium bar bracing the chassis do you...

With the aluminium bar bracing the chassis do you need a brace on the subframe? I have both on mine and wondering why.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 31st March 2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,624
Posted By strummagnet
Thanks MJ / HP +++

Thanks MJ / HP +++
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 31st March 2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,624
Posted By strummagnet
Any other ideas

Hi Guys,

Are the suggestions in this thread the 'goto' solution for retaining the Fog grills or are there some alternate ideas - OEM+ ish?
Forum: Daily banter 29th March 2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 76,117
Posted By strummagnet
Are there alignment spacers used during first...

Are there alignment spacers used during first assembly? Just curious if the tolerance between the sleeve in the bush and the bolt is to allow for some 'lateral' adjustment to align the front and rear...
Forum: Daily banter 26th March 2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 76,117
Posted By strummagnet
An S8 FE-E............ hmmmm call to action for...

An S8 FE-E............ hmmmm call to action for someone I bet+++
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