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Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 19th May 2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Hi, Sorry not sure whats up with my...

Hi,

Sorry not sure whats up with my signature, i thought i had one. will update asap.

My A8 is a 3.0Tdi QS 2007.

How can i tell if it has the extra vacum pump that you mention? Is it...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 12th May 2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Odd pump/grumbling noise from engine bay when coming to a stop

Hi,


Have had this symptom for a while, no real issues with the car other than this but im curious what may be causing it.

When coming to a stop, can be a gentle or harsh stop, doesnt really...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 14th January 2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,824
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Thanks for the reply. It has however just...

Thanks for the reply.

It has however just fixed itself, i think perhaps the battery was running a little low and maybe it disabled the central locking during that period. I saw v brief yellow low...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 11th January 2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,824
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Key Fob remote lock/unlock stopped working.

Hi,


For some reason my car has decided to suddenly not pay any attention to either key fobs. Both fobs have had recent battery changes and both show the green light on the key when i press a...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 7th July 2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,589
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Thanks... i have just ordered an ODBeleven module...

Thanks... i have just ordered an ODBeleven module +++
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 7th July 2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,589
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Thanks for the replies guys. So i decided to...

Thanks for the replies guys.

So i decided to buy an cheap vagcom scanner from amazon but when i connect (this is the second try, ive owned a bluetooth one for years and it says same thing) it says...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th July 2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,589
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Air suspension - Strange Issue

Hi,


Had an 07 3.0tdi Sport for 2 years now and suspension had been faultless so far. Yesterday however whilst driving around town the yellow & green lights came on so I pulled over and the rear...
Forum: D3 - Lights 1st November 2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,275
Posted By rory_pamphilon
I have this slightly also with the HID lights,...

I have this slightly also with the HID lights, the whole bulb/ballast/reflector assembly wiggles very slightly at certain low rpm.

as you say you only notice it when parked against a wall or...
Forum: D3 - Lights 14th October 2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 42,983
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Thanks Snapdragon! :)

Thanks Snapdragon! :)
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 10th October 2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,525
Posted By rory_pamphilon
How do you remove the headlight selector unit...

How do you remove the headlight selector unit from the dash?

* Edit, nevermind, i just push, twist and pull. However ebay replacement switch has LED's out also, just get Auto & fog icons lighting...
Forum: D3 - Lights 9th October 2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 42,983
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Whats with these photobucket water marks on pics...

Whats with these photobucket water marks on pics now? I cant follow the guide as all the photos are blurred.
Forum: D3 - Lights 8th October 2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,799
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Thanks, i kind of worked some of that out since...

Thanks, i kind of worked some of that out since posting it just by looking at others but good to know.

I replaced the HID bulbs with a pair of Osram Xenarc Night Breaker Laser D2S (pain in the...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th September 2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,923
Posted By rory_pamphilon
When you say easy enough to fit? Is there a guide...

When you say easy enough to fit? Is there a guide somewhere around to doing this? Do I need to cut & splice cables etc. or does it just plug in somewhere?

Does the MMI automatically detect it? I...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th September 2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,923
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Yeah sorry I should have said, I dont have a TV...

Yeah sorry I should have said, I dont have a TV tuner :(
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 26th September 2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,923
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Thats interesting re the HFP rerouting app, I may...

Thats interesting re the HFP rerouting app, I may give it a try although quality is really what I am after so it may not be up to spec.

I bought an FM transmitter from Amazon and its pretty good...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 25th September 2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,923
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Bluetooth - How does the car know if its a call or music?

Hi,


So i have bluetooth in my 2007 3.0tdi QS which works perfectly for calls yet doesnt let you play music over the same connection.

How does the car know what is a call and what is music...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 17th September 2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,235
Posted By rory_pamphilon
You only get the aux in the boot if you have a tv...

You only get the aux in the boot if you have a tv tuner, is that right?
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 17th September 2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,058
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Whats the thoughts on the denison units? it looks...

Whats the thoughts on the denison units? it looks to be over 300 for the bluetooth version, those that have them, would you recommend them? are they a straight forward install?
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 16th September 2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,058
Posted By rory_pamphilon
That's interesting, I mainly listen to BBC DAB...

That's interesting, I mainly listen to BBC DAB and have been generally impressed with the quality so far but as you can see from your list they are mostly leading the pack in terms of bit...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 16th September 2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,058
Posted By rory_pamphilon
DAB Transmitter, is there such a thing?

Hi,


I'm trying to work out what options I have available to be able to play music in my 2007 A8 from Spotify on my phone. I have no AMI & no TV tuner.

I have heard FM transmitter is the only...
Forum: D3 - Lights 8th September 2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,799
Posted By rory_pamphilon
What kind of lights do I have?

Hi,

Just wondering if somebody could help me work out what kind of lights these are?

I think they may be bi-xenons but there is also this bulb that points sideways that lights up when I turn...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 30th May 2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,959
Posted By rory_pamphilon
2.8 QS Flexi Measurements

I'm wondering if anybody knows the diameter & length of the exhaust flexi sections on a 2.8 quattro sport?

Mine has disintergrated & cant seem to find any on ebay bar the universal ones, hence...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 17th March 2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,708
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Following this post as I too have constant brake...

Following this post as I too have constant brake pad warning indicators on, have got quite used to it to be honest but if the MOT is going to start checking it I will have to do something about it.
...
Forum: D2 - Lights 4th March 2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,908
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Yeah there is definitely a lot of cheap & poor...

Yeah there is definitely a lot of cheap & poor quality products out there when you search on ebay or amazon however I watched this video today and it showed the light output and beam patter from 15...
Forum: D2 - Lights 4th March 2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,908
Posted By rory_pamphilon
LED Upgrade Bulbs

Hi,


Has anybody tried these new LED upgrade bulbs that appear on Amazon & Ebay now? They come in H1 shape and promise 10,000 lumens.

Too good to be true?

...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 17th November 2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,799
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Its less of a tiny clatter and more of heavy...

Its less of a tiny clatter and more of heavy machine gun, I was shocked how loud it was when I opened the windows, just shows how good the sound insulation is in an A8!

Will check if brakes kill...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 17th November 2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,799
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Similar to you I have never heard of dif's going...

Similar to you I have never heard of dif's going but everything currently seems to point to it...

I read on a US forum that you can test if its the dif by ever so slightly applying the handbreak...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 13th November 2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,799
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Sorry maybe I didnt describe the noise well...

Sorry maybe I didnt describe the noise well enough. I have had a stuck caliper before and I take it the noise your talking about is the worn break pad (down to metal) grinding against disc? I have...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 12th November 2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,799
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Grinding noise from rear

Hi,

Just noticed my 2001 2.8QS (103k) making an odd grating grinding noise when pulling away. Doesn't happen all the time but does seem to happen more often when going round a bend. Sounds like a...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 11th September 2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,577
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Hi all, Just wanted to let you guys know my...

Hi all,

Just wanted to let you guys know my 2.8 QS is back on the road :D got a lower mileage (69k) engine from ebay for 450 and all fitted for 550 including parts.

Mechanic did timing belt...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 13th August 2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,564
Posted By rory_pamphilon
I dont have easy access to be honest, I can try...

I dont have easy access to be honest, I can try and ask nicely at a local garage though and see how far I get.

Would a can of compressed air do instead maybe? Theres definately something quite...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 7th August 2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,577
Posted By rory_pamphilon
One last thought, is there any jobs worth doing...

One last thought, is there any jobs worth doing when the engine is out getting swapped?

Only issue that remains unfixed on my car is a noisy ac compressor, i get a grumbling noise that increases...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 7th August 2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,577
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Hey IT, thanks very much for your opinion, trust...

Hey IT, thanks very much for your opinion, trust me I do like gauging from those more experienced in the 8's what they would do. If I had 4-5k sitting around I would definately go the 4.2 route...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 7th August 2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,564
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Sorry to dig up an old thread, I too recently was...

Sorry to dig up an old thread, I too recently was working on my sunroof drains after a deluge landed on my gf as she sat in the passanger seat on quite possibly the single worst occasion it could...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 6th August 2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,577
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Phoned mechanic today to go over the options, of...

Phoned mechanic today to go over the options, of which I basically have three i think. he didnt spot any oil/water mixed so far.

1. Get the engine repaired, mechanic says if any valves knackered...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 6th August 2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,577
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Ok got a text from mechanic last night saying...

Ok got a text from mechanic last night saying lost compression on cylinder 2 and low compression on cylinder 5. Doesnt sound good to me, is this worth fixing or am I looking at new engine/car ? Any...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 4th August 2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,577
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Thanks for the replies guys, I'm very much hoping...

Thanks for the replies guys, I'm very much hoping (fellow optimist) its plugs or coils but if it's more serious is it worth fixing head liner damage or would it be best trying to source a doner...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 4th August 2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,577
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Unhappy MOT gone wrong - Advice please

Hi all,

I have owned my 2.8 QS for a year and a half now and it has been superb,very few issues even at 101k. MOT time so booked it in, new rear discs/pads as expected but I also got the mechanic...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 28th July 2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,055
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Does anybody know what is a reasonable/average...

Does anybody know what is a reasonable/average price for gearbox oil change? Looking to get mine done very soon.

Thanks
Forum: D2 - Lights 22nd January 2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,948
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Conquistador what kind of car was it that you had...

Conquistador what kind of car was it that you had connectors fail on? Does anybody know if the D2 has ceramic connectors or not for standard low beam bulbs?

I've been fine so far, not had anybody...
Forum: D2 - Lights 22nd January 2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,948
Posted By rory_pamphilon
100w bulbs

Hi,

I have recently purchased and installed a couple of 100w bulbs in the low beam headlights of my 2001 FL 2.8QS and there has been a noticeable increase in the light output which is welcome as I...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 13th January 2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,929
Posted By rory_pamphilon
But both the D2 PF & D3 are very cheap compared...

But both the D2 PF & D3 are very cheap compared to the D2 FL. I heard (although i havnt checked myself) you can get them for 60-80 new from Audi so pricing them at 105 on ebay seems daft & down...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 13th January 2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,929
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Im still trying to understand what is so special...

Im still trying to understand what is so special about these parts for the D2 bar the fact they fall off easily and are therefor rare. The same part for all other models are coming in betweem 10-40...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 19th December 2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,929
Posted By rory_pamphilon
I just cant understand the price of these things...

I just cant understand the price of these things which are basically just a piece of plastic. I know its a long shot but does anybody here have a 3d printer? They could make a fortune printing these...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 10th December 2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,929
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Hi, What is the cheapest way of getting...

Hi,

What is the cheapest way of getting these pieces of plastic? My 2001 FL 2.8QS had one when I bought which recently vanished :( So I need two. Is the cheapest option actually going to Audi and...
Forum: D2 - Lights 25th November 2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,296
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Hi guys, Thanks for the responses, I will...

Hi guys,

Thanks for the responses, I will give those both a shot, much appreciated. Just wasn't quite sure how much digging it would involve to reconnect them.

Will let you know how I get on.
...
Forum: D2 - Lights 22nd November 2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,296
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Front fogs not working after radiator change...

Hi,

I've just recently had my radiator fixed as it was leaking badly. Unfortunately the local man who does my repairs forgot to reconnect the fog lights once the new radiator was installed. How...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 10th May 2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,177
Posted By rory_pamphilon
I tried the engine off, ignition on, window open...

I tried the engine off, ignition on, window open test yesterday and I can hear absolutely nothing at all. No movement even when I give them a wee push.

As mentioned previously, zero problems with...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 9th May 2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,177
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Its the actual mirror housing/case im talking...

Its the actual mirror housing/case im talking about. The glass itself behaves as it should and the alignment motors for moving the glass inside the housing works fine.
The problem is I align the...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 8th May 2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,177
Posted By rory_pamphilon
Strange (autofold?) mirror problem

Hi,

My 2001 2.8 QS has an issue with both side mirrors that I'm trying to rectify.
On my old C5 A6 with non folding mirrors if I pushed the mirrors it would take quite some effort to move them...
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