A8 Parts Forum  

Go Back   A8 Parts Forum > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 50 of 56
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Derek29
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 5th July 2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,100
Posted By Derek29
Yeah it looks that way! Messaged about 8...

Yeah it looks that way!

Messaged about 8 breakers on ebay, all sold out.

One said they have them at £165 each, which if I'm spending that much money on rear lights, ill be buying new facelift...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 2nd July 2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,100
Posted By Derek29
D3 pre-facelift rear lights wanted

Hi, went to take my rear lights off earlier as they had been misting up.

Turns out the lense is cracked all round and fell off in my hand when removed!

So if anyone has the left and right rear...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 18th April 2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,700
Posted By Derek29
D3 W12 Ownership experiance

Hi guys, got a spare 10mins tonight so thought id try give back to the forum as I've been a leech the last few years.

This is aimed at anyone who's thinking about buying or does any D3 but...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd October 2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,455
Posted By Derek29
No juddering since I replaced the discs and pads....

No juddering since I replaced the discs and pads.

Its usually the bottom arms that cause that. Please replace with genuine ones, lemforder or meyle etc. Learnt that on an a4 b6, cheap ones didn't...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th September 2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,455
Posted By Derek29
Rides well, I took the advice of a previous...

Rides well, I took the advice of a previous thread about driving in dynamic mode for a while to let it calibrate itself, although I may do this again as I still need to scan and clear historic codes...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 22nd September 2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,330
Posted By Derek29
Sounds like your battery is weak. Some car alarms...

Sounds like your battery is weak. Some car alarms go off when the battery level drops because it thinks its being tampered with etc.

Re the water leak, it could be the windscreen leaking if its...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd September 2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,455
Posted By Derek29
So I fitted two new Aerosus front air bags and...

So I fitted two new Aerosus front air bags and all is well.

Followed the video on youtube on how to separate the bag from the damper.

One of the pinch bolts decided to snap so I had to dill it...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 28th August 2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,455
Posted By Derek29
Brilliantly engineered and put together. I work...

Brilliantly engineered and put together. I work in a body shop and strip down a lot of different high and low end cars and nothing comes close to Audi’s of this age. Even th new ones are simpler and...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th August 2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,455
Posted By Derek29
An update: Fitted a new piston ring to the...

An update:

Fitted a new piston ring to the compressor, a lot different getting it out of the w12 arch than other engines as I've found.

Fired up and didn't sound as narly as before, rear...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th July 2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,455
Posted By Derek29
Relay replaced, still the same, all fuses ok. ...

Relay replaced, still the same, all fuses ok.

Just bought a rebuild kit from "bagpipingandy"

Who would have thought that (hopefully) the fix for my American compressor on my German car would be...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd July 2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,455
Posted By Derek29
Just bought a new relay. If the compressor...

Just bought a new relay.

If the compressor wasn't working properly surely it would be low at the rear as well? It does still come on and go off when you jack it up. Isn't the quietest thing ever...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st July 2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,455
Posted By Derek29
Dreaded air suspension fault - FIXED

I have a problem with the front end being far too low.

Started the other weekend, driving about fine for a while, then it scraped abit on a speed bump that it never usually does. Driving home it...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 18th June 2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,191
Posted By Derek29
Guess your holding onto them?

Guess your holding onto them?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 18th June 2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,191
Posted By Derek29
Funny that, they will be going on my daily B5 A4...

Funny that, they will be going on my daily B5 A4 diesel I'm sorting :ROFL:

I can wait a few weeks/months for the right set to come up, not desperate. Got loads of other parts to collect first.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 18th June 2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,191
Posted By Derek29
Yes I saw them, literally the other end of the...

Yes I saw them, literally the other end of the country from me, I'm in NE Scotland! Courier would be loads :(
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 18th June 2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,191
Posted By Derek29
A8 D2 monoblock wheels wanted

Hi, looking for a set of the 16” flat face / monoblock wheels that came on D2’s.

Part number 4D0601025S. Think there’s also an 18” version from the w12, they would also suffice but are rare and...
Forum: Daily banter 4th March 2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,963
Posted By Derek29
Sorry to hear about your current situation. ...

Sorry to hear about your current situation.

By the sounds of it the car owes you nothing other than said retro fits.

From my past experience of selling cars with bolt on goodies, your going...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 25th February 2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 21,387
Posted By Derek29
Wish you had done this last year! I did cut mine...

Wish you had done this last year! I did cut mine open but finding a micro switch to fit and making sure that it all stayed together and not have to strip the door down if it moves, kind of put me off...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 13th August 2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,217
Posted By Derek29
Regarding the lowering, theres some very good...

Regarding the lowering, theres some very good write ups out there, just have a google search.

Ive lowered mine, but it doesn't go down any lower when you put it in dynamic as most people want.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 6th August 2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 31,223
Posted By Derek29
If you can, strip the door down first to check...

If you can, strip the door down first to check that there isn't a broken wire good by to the handle. This was the case in my drivers door. It's at quite an angle and the wires move about when you...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 1st August 2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,933
Posted By Derek29
Does it not open from the inside either? If...

Does it not open from the inside either?

If it doesn't open from either side that's where it gets sticky, don't know if you can remove the door card with the door shut, ill look at mine later.
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 27th July 2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,318
Posted By Derek29
WANTED: A8 D3 Bar compartment.

Or a set of hens teeth, which ever comes first...

Ideally in black, to go along nicely with the fridge.

Thanks
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 24th July 2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,058
Posted By Derek29
My thoughts confirmed, not going to be enough to...

My thoughts confirmed, not going to be enough to consider selling.

Yes they can be a very expensive car to maintain, but so can any D3 or any car worth having. But, ive just ordered everything...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 21st July 2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,937
Posted By Derek29
I have the same sort of problem. My rear doors...

I have the same sort of problem. My rear doors unlock when you put your hand near them, but the fronts need a double pull to unlock.

The other day I went to replace the door last co mechanism due...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 18th July 2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,058
Posted By Derek29
Value my W12

So im in 2 minds whether or not to sell up to fund a mortgage deposit.

On one hand the extra cash would be great, on the other I don't want to let it go for pennys.

This one, similar spec...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 15th July 2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,147
Posted By Derek29
Drivers door soft close

Came round to this job ive been putting off for ages.

Works now and again when I close the door, read up that its usually the micro switch that goes as I can make the soft close motor work by...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 15th April 2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,071
Posted By Derek29
When ever someone mentiones fuel economy I just...

When ever someone mentiones fuel economy I just reply with, I didn't buy a 6.0 for fuel economy! That's why I have a diesel a4.

Most I've seen in a motorway trip was 22mpg, but that was with some...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 18th March 2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,189
Posted By Derek29
A8 D3 W12 engine cover lettering

I was missing the "1" from the top engine cover so I bought a second hand cover.

I have the old one if anyone needs a spare "W" "2" "-" "6" "." "0"

Failing that I'll just keep them should...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 19th February 2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,938
Posted By Derek29
Would I be able to get a number "1" for my w12...

Would I be able to get a number "1" for my w12 engine cover? Breakers are wanting £60 for the whole cover :(
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 18th February 2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,337
Posted By Derek29
W12 air filter, genuine or K&N

Spring is coming and that means the a8 will be back on the road :p

Away to change the air filters and a few other bits, should I go genuine or aftermarket?

Think I read somewhere a while ago...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 25th March 2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,224
Posted By Derek29
How did you do that?

How did you do that?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 25th March 2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,593
Posted By Derek29
face lift or pre face lift?

face lift or pre face lift?
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 19th March 2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,525
Posted By Derek29
Success! The module was coded xxxxx4 instead of...

Success! The module was coded xxxxx4 instead of xxxxx5, someone removed the "add 1" for the rear seat entertainment.

Crazy to think one digit can screw up a £1500 option.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 13th March 2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,280
Posted By Derek29
Did this mod today, made up a simple diagram for...

Did this mod today, made up a simple diagram for anyone else considering it.

http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy226/deek29/boot%20close%20mod_zpsox0g2mic.jpg...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 12th March 2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,525
Posted By Derek29
Thanks, will go through what I have next time I'm...

Thanks, will go through what I have next time I'm in the car.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 12th March 2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,525
Posted By Derek29
ACC not working

Just got my vcds system this morning, slowly getting use to everything, got the TPMS back on and working.

When I bought my car, the owner said the cruise control stopped working because someone...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 12th March 2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 103
Sticky: Vagcom Register
Views: 126,208
Posted By Derek29
UPDATED March 2016 ...

UPDATED March 2016
ainarssems-Rushden-Northants- e-bay lead with VAGCOM, VCDS, VWTool + ELM327 Bluetooth with Scanmaster & Torque on Android + Galletto 1260 + VAS5054A with VAS-PC & ODIS + VAG K+CAN...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 12th March 2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,783
Posted By Derek29
Group buy anyone :D

Group buy anyone :D
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 9th March 2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,783
Posted By Derek29
Can you do anything about the back of the car?...

Can you do anything about the back of the car? i.e facelift rear lights
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 4th March 2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,538
Posted By Derek29
Its crazy isn't it! Im sure you could retro...

Its crazy isn't it!

Im sure you could retro fit a mini fridge into the same space...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 4th March 2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,538
Posted By Derek29
D3 fridge

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Audi-A8-d3-Fridge-coolbox-Genuine-4e0088400-ultra-rare-/252306139238?hash=item3abe9e2866:g:c4IAAOSwh-1W1rs9

**** that's a lot of money! Mind you, £1450 option back in...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 3rd March 2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,442
Posted By Derek29
At least you only need one!

At least you only need one!
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 2nd March 2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,442
Posted By Derek29
Im no guru but wont yours be the face lift lights?

Im no guru but wont yours be the face lift lights?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 1st March 2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,442
Posted By Derek29
Sounds reasonable, all in perfect condition last...

Sounds reasonable, all in perfect condition last time I checked.

Now, who needs them haha
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 1st March 2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,442
Posted By Derek29
That's what I was thinking, think I'll just have...

That's what I was thinking, think I'll just have to bite the bullet, and advertise and wait!

Rough price guide folks? Only ones on eBay are from Lithuania...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 1st March 2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,442
Posted By Derek29
Gauging interest in my PF rear lights

I really fancy face lift rear lights for my w12, but don't fancy the price tag for them on ebay new from Germany.

But if I sell my old ones it wont be so bad, so who would be interested?

There...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 3rd February 2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,075
Posted By Derek29
Cheers, I found the whole service manual part on...

Cheers, I found the whole service manual part on how to remove the engine but not this bit :)
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 1st February 2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,075
Posted By Derek29
Pop off the plastic w12 6.0 cover, then I think...

Pop off the plastic w12 6.0 cover, then I think it's just the torx bolts in the middle of the manifold, then the jubilee clips for the air intake.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 31st January 2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,075
Posted By Derek29
W12 spark plugs

The time has come, wheres best to buy 12 plugs? I know im going to be looking at over £100 quid for decent ones. Any specific brand or type it needs?

And also, do I have to replace the inlet...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 13th August 2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,823
Posted By Derek29
How do these work, is it just electricity or do...

How do these work, is it just electricity or do they have gas inside aswell? Scared to leave mine on incase it runs out of gas one day...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 56

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.