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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 30th June 2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 40
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Posted By A8 Ian
Sold. Gone but not forgotten. A ferrari...

Sold. Gone but not forgotten. A ferrari enthusiast drove it and was blown away by the performance, and stated it's one of the fastest things he's ever drove and simply must have it for his...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 28th June 2018, 06:25 PM
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Views: 14,882
Posted By A8 Ian
SFS 29,500 ono +++

SFS 29,500 ono +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 29th January 2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,882
Posted By A8 Ian
Looks like the market has dropped considerably...

Looks like the market has dropped considerably since buying the car. Therefore I have revised my asking price to better reflect the market 34,995 will consider offers thanks
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 22nd January 2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,882
Posted By A8 Ian
Sure thing +++

Sure thing +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st January 2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,882
Posted By A8 Ian
Thanks homer! I tried that and it works a...

Thanks homer!

I tried that and it works a treat I can now see all my pictures on the forum perfectly.

Richard do you want to give that a try before I bombard your email with images?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th January 2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,882
Posted By A8 Ian
Sorry Guys I've no idea how to post via the forum...

Sorry Guys I've no idea how to post via the forum I've tried and I just get an error stating file size too large.

If you are interested you can drop me an email and I can always send you some...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 15th January 2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,882
Posted By A8 Ian
It would appear photobucket.com want 400$ to...

It would appear photobucket.com want 400$ to allow pictures to be embedded in the site?

I don't know if anyone else has this issue?. Can the pictures still be seen or not? Other wise it was a...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 15th January 2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,882
Posted By A8 Ian
Correct IT ... standard S8 Revs to 6200rpm and...

Correct IT ... standard S8 Revs to 6200rpm and this is 7400rpm.

It does have shift lights built in to the lap timer screen as soon as you select manual instead of auto the screen changes and...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 14th January 2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,882
Posted By A8 Ian
Also Bonus point to anyone that can spot...

Also Bonus point to anyone that can spot something very different to a standard S8 on the instrument cluster.... and a clue is, its not the lap timer and boost gauge/shift lights.... any ideas anyone?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 14th January 2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,712
Posted By A8 Ian
I have a full set of summers in that size with 2x...

I have a full set of summers in that size with 2x 7mm and 2x 5mm I think they are Goodyear eagle F1's if your interested? PM me your location +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 14th January 2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,882
Posted By A8 Ian
Spec and Pics as promised

hear is a little of the spec

54k miles Full service history, currently fitted with Pirelli sotto zero’s car will come with a set of summers also (as I won’t need them on a RR) I would be...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 12th January 2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,882
Posted By A8 Ian
Thanks. I will upload some pictures on Sunday...

Thanks. I will upload some pictures on Sunday when I'm home. Little miffed I've managed to curb my wheels in a multi story car park. So if anyone views the car I will ensure the wheels are corrected...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 10th January 2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,882
Posted By A8 Ian
My D4 S8 for Sale

I'm now selling my D4 S8.

It's silver and has 54k miles full history and is an MRC special. Just a touch under 700bhp and a 1000nm torque.
Very well speced including B&O led automatic...
Forum: Q7 4L 27th December 2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,364
Posted By A8 Ian
Thanks IT The Q7s I was looking at were all...

Thanks IT

The Q7s I was looking at were all fitted with a TV tuner. So that is good to know they get twin pane.

I'm really leaning towards the RR on the basis that most reviews state the Q7...
Forum: Q7 4L 26th December 2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,364
Posted By A8 Ian
Thanks for that! I am leaning towards the...

Thanks for that! I am leaning towards the Vouge... I'm guessing the RR sport is not much good? I've heard they have significantly less space and ground clearance to the Vouge and that the Vouge is a...
Forum: Q7 4L 25th December 2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,364
Posted By A8 Ian
Also would be interested to know what the main...

Also would be interested to know what the main differences are in the range rover compared to a Discovery ?...

I am leaning towards a range or disco on the basis the disco is more practical with...
Forum: Q7 4L 25th December 2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,364
Posted By A8 Ian
4.2 FSI Q7 ....advice on purchase

OK... so after owning D4s for a while now and my current S8 being just shy of 700bhp and 1000nm. ...the time has come for a family barge.

I am hopefully purchasing a new property soon. And so the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 23rd December 2017, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,109
Posted By A8 Ian
Yes I have one if you are interested in...

Yes I have one if you are interested in purchasing +++ it's from a 3G Q7/A6
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 23rd December 2017, 05:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,302
Posted By A8 Ian
I have one. From my D3 when I was going to fit RC...

I have one. From my D3 when I was going to fit RC and needed it for use with ACC.

I am overseas at the moment if your happy to wait until I am back in the UK then I can send it to you if your...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 29th November 2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,088
Posted By A8 Ian
Pre +++ It's a 2013 ��

Pre +++

It's a 2013 ��
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 28th November 2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,088
Posted By A8 Ian
Thanks Paul.. I've bought an S8 now so I will...

Thanks Paul..
I've bought an S8 now so I will be fitting it on the S8 now! You sound well versed in fitting the electric towbar!

I don't suppose you have a wiring guide do you? ... and fitting...
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 25th November 2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,133
Posted By A8 Ian
Glyn. The message is only displayed if a...

Glyn.

The message is only displayed if a delay start criteria is met. Ie the block temperature is very low. The car will naturally cycle the glow plugs slightly longer than if the block...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th November 2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,494
Posted By A8 Ian
The ones I'm looking to get made are a two piece...

The ones I'm looking to get made are a two piece fully floating set up. And the reason is that the oem ones are OK under normal circumstances. But when you now have a 218mbh car... it would be nice...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd November 2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,494
Posted By A8 Ian
Right I've measured them following a pad change...

Right I've measured them following a pad change and what an interesting design! 400mm X 38mm and they are fully floating... they have aluminium rivets that hold the rotor on the hat...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd November 2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,494
Posted By A8 Ian
My discs are OK at the moment I just needed...

My discs are OK at the moment I just needed dimensions for the manufacture who will make me some custom two piece floating ones to replace oem +++
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 21st November 2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,494
Posted By A8 Ian
Question D4 S8 Disc brake size

Need new discs and pads.

But every supplier is saying they are 356mm.... if they are 380mm on the 4.2 tdi and the S8 visually look larger than the 4.2 tdi then what size are they ....390+mm?
...
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 28th September 2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,546
Posted By A8 Ian
Scary at times! But relentlessly fast

Scary at times! But relentlessly fast
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 27th September 2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,546
Posted By A8 Ian
Oh how embarrassing. .... it was my own fault......

Oh how embarrassing. .... it was my own fault... on my 4.2 tdi I coded in Auxiliary heating because even without the burner, the 4.2tdi has electric heating in the vents because of length of time it...
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 26th September 2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,546
Posted By A8 Ian
Thank you for that. I did see that and look...

Thank you for that. I did see that and look through and could not see what I am looking for. Seems to be a valve block that controls coolant flow to the heater core that causes the issue and it's...
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 26th September 2017, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,546
Posted By A8 Ian
Help needed With S8 heating

So yesterday I got in the car to go to work and there was no heat what so ever from the blowers?

Stone cold, even after the engine fully warmed up, and coolant tank is full. I have done a full...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th May 2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,660
Posted By A8 Ian
Any tips ? What is the best way to remove it? I...

Any tips ? What is the best way to remove it? I am guessing it just clips in..
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th May 2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,660
Posted By A8 Ian
It was at Northampton Audi. I first used London...

It was at Northampton Audi. I first used London Audi but the service was very poor. So drove up on a recommendation from a Friend. I was very happy with the service, plus the hot desks and free WiFi...
Forum: Daily banter 13th May 2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,094
Posted By A8 Ian
Just an FYI I went to buy that S8 and it's a cat...

Just an FYI I went to buy that S8 and it's a cat D and insurance wanted 4k to insure it! It has been disguised and re advertised many times now.. some with the 22" wheels and some ads with out
...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 13th May 2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,660
Posted By A8 Ian
Sadly yes.. but if I'd have gone to Audi it would...

Sadly yes.. but if I'd have gone to Audi it would have been 60 all in! And I would have avoided the extra 1k ...

And just for reference the long coding for non ANC is 03000

On to change my...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 12th May 2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,660
Posted By A8 Ian
Well after a trip to Audi I am very happy to...

Well after a trip to Audi I am very happy to report they fixed the fault and even updated my maps and MM I software all for 60 .. wow ... if only I'd have used the dealer I'd have avoided a 1k bill...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th May 2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,637
Posted By A8 Ian
What year and engine is your A8 ... I think this...

What year and engine is your A8 ... I think this is possible on a 3.0tdi but not the larger ones .. but I could be wrong
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 3rd May 2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,660
Posted By A8 Ian
Bose long coding request

Hi all,

I noticed on vcds my long coding is totally missing from address 47 it's totally blank and this may be the reason for my fader/balance issue after MMI update...

Is anyone willing to...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 28th April 2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,697
Posted By A8 Ian
Amazing really that the loudest engine of them...

Amazing really that the loudest engine of them the 4.2tdi was not the one that came with ANC .. the S8 engine is so refined it may as well be a W12 . It's ultra quiet
Thanks Paul. .
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 27th April 2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,697
Posted By A8 Ian
All Joking aside, can this actually be retrofit? ...

All Joking aside, can this actually be retrofit? I've looked at the amps and they both look the same ... is this just an installation of mics + reprogramming of the amplifier. . If so I'm definitely...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 26th April 2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,697
Posted By A8 Ian
With some ahem "Street legal and emissions...

With some ahem "Street legal and emissions compliant upgrades officer" and a remap of course :D
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 26th April 2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,697
Posted By A8 Ian
Next upgrade: fit active noise canceling :)

Next upgrade: fit active noise canceling :)
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 26th April 2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,697
Posted By A8 Ian
Yes, same track both cars, same format and bit...

Yes, same track both cars, same format and bit rate etc straight from one car to the other, with the 2016 S8 sounding far better...

Now part of me wandered, is this to do with the active noise...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 26th April 2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,697
Posted By A8 Ian
That can be arranged I have VCDS I can check the...

That can be arranged I have VCDS I can check the software version. Power wise I have no reference given I'm on 446bhp with 1050nm and the standard face-lift is around 385 with 850nm

I have to say...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 26th April 2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,633
Posted By A8 Ian
Pre facelift V Facelift

What is the actual difference in build to a Facelift and pre Facelift 4.2 tdi

I know the engine has a higher factory HP and 50nm more torque but ... why is the engine much more quiet than PF ? I...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 26th April 2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,697
Posted By A8 Ian
Preface lift V Facelift

What is the actual difference in build to a Facelift and pre Facelift 4.2 tdi

I know the engine has a higher factory HP and 50nm more torque but ... why is the engine much more quiet than PF ? I...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 23rd April 2017, 05:22 AM
Replies: 25
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Views: 9,633
Posted By A8 Ian
You can buy the LTE phone insert and replace. I...

You can buy the LTE phone insert and replace. I did this on mine. Bought an A7 unit from Poland that was bricked and took the phone card out and put it in my D4. It works fine. You have to update the...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 17th April 2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,522
Posted By A8 Ian
Component protection is no problem I have the kit...

Component protection is no problem I have the kit to remove it, I have the kit to even re flashthe unit using odis engineering but sadly I can't find the flash file anywhere
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 17th April 2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,522
Posted By A8 Ian
Well that did not go so well... followed the...

Well that did not go so well... followed the guide on emergency update and now my MMI is bricked completely. .. won't boot up at all.. no communication with vcds .. and when I do the 3 button restart...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 16th April 2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,522
Posted By A8 Ian
Thank you for the help. I have followed the guide...

Thank you for the help. I have followed the guide and unfortunately no luck at all. I've tried to downgrade the software 7 times now I've gone from the latest and worked back from that to K900, K787,...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 13th April 2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,522
Posted By A8 Ian
So how do you now go back to how it was before? ...

So how do you now go back to how it was before? To then be able to update again and exclude the bose package...?

I've tried going down to k_0770 by selecting user defined mode and ignore region...
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