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Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 9th April 2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By spannerrash
I would start by fault finding the injector...

I would start by fault finding the injector first. Remove the fuel pump relay to prevent any more fuel contamination or unplug the injector.

I doubt very much that this will be an injector fault....
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 9th April 2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By spannerrash
I've no personal experience of this problem but a...

I've no personal experience of this problem but a while ago I read a thread similar on a US site. Unfortunately I can't remember which site.

They were saying that constant use of the easy entry /...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 9th April 2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By spannerrash
Just be aware that a short to ground fault on the...

Just be aware that a short to ground fault on the injector may mean that it is being activated when not commanded to be. This may lead to excessive fuel in the cylinder. Even if the engine is not...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 12th February 2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,877
Posted By spannerrash
Hi all again. Does anyone know 100% if a PFL...

Hi all again.

Does anyone know 100% if a PFL windscreen will fit straight into a FL car?

I realise there will be no heated screen option but will there be any other draw backs of doing so?
...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 11th February 2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,877
Posted By spannerrash
Anyone herd of these guys "GLASSTEC"?

Anyone herd of these guys "GLASSTEC"?
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 11th February 2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,877
Posted By spannerrash
Yeah I think that's a pre face-lift screen. It's...

Yeah I think that's a pre face-lift screen. It's an option but I don't know if the green shade is correct for my car. Do they all have that?
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 11th February 2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,877
Posted By spannerrash
Heated but not heated cracked windscreen

Hello all.
Well, it looks like my front windscreen has had one too many frosty mornings and cracked.

It's a bit of a mixed bag for me as my S8 has the heated front screen option but the screen...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 22nd January 2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,664
Posted By spannerrash
Any indication on the instrument cluster that a...

Any indication on the instrument cluster that a door is open?
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 22nd January 2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,387
Posted By spannerrash
From one of the links you sent me I managed to...

From one of the links you sent me I managed to get a couple of screen captures from an Hitachi training video. It does look like Hitachi are now selling its ignition coils under the Huco brand name....
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 22nd January 2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,387
Posted By spannerrash
Huco or Hitachi ignition coils?

Hi all, hope everyone is well.

I would just like some opinions on this to help me decide whether to send them back or not.

I ordered Hitachi ignition coils from Autodoc and was more than a...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 19th January 2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,275
Posted By spannerrash
On its way bud.

On its way bud.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th January 2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,275
Posted By spannerrash
Thanks for the clarification. I'll pop it in...

Thanks for the clarification.

I'll pop it in the post tomorrow.

Cheers Frank
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th January 2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,275
Posted By spannerrash
I'm a little confused now so just to clarify...

I'm a little confused now so just to clarify before I send the wrong bit.

This insert is for the ball joint end of the "banana" shaped rearmost, lower front control arm.

Is that the correct...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 17th January 2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,275
Posted By spannerrash
I think this is the little fella we are looking...

I think this is the little fella we are looking for. Let me know if it the right bit, PM me your address and I'll get it in the post.

Cheers Frank
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 15th January 2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,275
Posted By spannerrash
I replaced both my front uprights during lockdown...

I replaced both my front uprights during lockdown last year with brand new ones. Whilst doing some brake work the aluminium thread came out with one of the Brembo caliper bolts. Rather than trying to...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 30th December 2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,194
Posted By spannerrash
I am not 100% sure of this by any means but if...

I am not 100% sure of this by any means but if you take a look at the picture attached it looks like it may be possible to get to the Valve springs without removing the rocker assembly. Maybe they...
Forum: Daily banter 17th October 2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,863
Posted By spannerrash
It's been mentioned a few times over the years. I...

It's been mentioned a few times over the years. I doubt anything will come of it. Governments like predictable incomes. Road tax income is easy to predict, usage income not so much.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 6th September 2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,121
Posted By spannerrash
Cool Ah, OK just caught up with the thread. You have a...

Ah, OK just caught up with the thread. You have a new one so obviously don't need it. I really need to get some stronger glasses.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 6th September 2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,121
Posted By spannerrash
I still have the spare "used" unit if you need...

I still have the spare "used" unit if you need it.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 6th September 2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,787
Posted By spannerrash
I replaced the bolts and the plates when I did...

I replaced the bolts and the plates when I did mine a couple of years ago. I was in there and I did them because I could, so I did.

I also interpreted the information in the manual as "replace".
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 17th July 2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,411
Posted By spannerrash
Thanks for that MJ

Thanks for that MJ
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 17th July 2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,411
Posted By spannerrash
I have a 2002 S8, I'm always on the look out for...

I have a 2002 S8, I'm always on the look out for spares. Do you know if its the same alternator?

Mine is a 150Amp but I can't check part numbers at the moment as my laptop has died.

Thanks...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 16th July 2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,800
Posted By spannerrash
I had the same issue with mine. Just cleaned it...

I had the same issue with mine. Just cleaned it up with a Dremmel and painted it. Also replaced the clips. As MJ has already said, new plastic retainers will be needed. All of mine broke on removal.
Forum: Daily banter 10th June 2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,649
Posted By spannerrash
Hi Brian I also like to do most of my own...

Hi Brian

I also like to do most of my own repair work but you are taking this to a whole different level. Well done bud I'm really impressed.

The Spectrum power steering pipes are still...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 11th May 2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,121
Posted By spannerrash
I think I have a spare (used) unit kicking around...

I think I have a spare (used) unit kicking around somewhere if you want it. I can't vouch for its condition bearing in mind it's age but for the price of delivery, it's yours if you want it.
...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 9th May 2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,933
Posted By spannerrash
Thanks very much MJ. How would we get on without...

Thanks very much MJ. How would we get on without you.

Cheers Frank
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 9th May 2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,933
Posted By spannerrash
Ahh, I see. I didn't notice that kink in the...

Ahh, I see. I didn't notice that kink in the pipes.

If a man was a little ocd about trying to keep his car as original as possible and the correct part was NLA, could the bends be cut out and some...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 9th May 2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,933
Posted By spannerrash
D2 S8 Centre silencer

Hi all, hope everyone is well.

Does anyone have any experience as to whether this will work on a FL car? There seems to be diffarent part numbers for fl and pfl.
...
Forum: Daily banter 8th May 2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 25,711
Posted By spannerrash
These heads of no use? ...

These heads of no use?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-AUDI-S8-D2-4-2V8-40V-PAIR-OF-CYLINDER-HEADS-077103373AN-/124130178067?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 8th May 2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,663
Posted By spannerrash
These ebay links may help but I am unsure of...

These ebay links may help but I am unsure of compatibility so please do your research.
...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 8th May 2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,752
Posted By spannerrash
Thanks for that everyone. I think we can be...

Thanks for that everyone. I think we can be pretty confident it's a pre-face-lift.

Cheers all
Forum: D2 - Everything else 8th May 2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,752
Posted By spannerrash
Thanks for that. I've been back onto the seller...

Thanks for that. I've been back onto the seller to double check.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 8th May 2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,752
Posted By spannerrash
Face-lift or pre face-lift?

Hi all
Just looking at buying some second hand spares for future needs but a seller has no idea of the manufactur year of the donor car.

He has given me the vin but I don't know how to find out...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th May 2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,701
Posted By spannerrash
Perfect, very well done MJ

Perfect, very well done MJ
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 5th May 2021, 04:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,242
Posted By spannerrash
A lot of OEM parts on Vwag cars are INA. I use...

A lot of OEM parts on Vwag cars are INA. I use them without issue when I do repairs / servicing to my car.

As with everything on ebay though these days, watch out for fakes.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 3rd May 2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,600
Posted By spannerrash
An interesting read, thanks.

An interesting read, thanks.
Forum: Daily banter 1st May 2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 25,711
Posted By spannerrash
Is it possible to change that particular line...

Is it possible to change that particular line whilst the engine is still in the car?
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st May 2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,865
Posted By spannerrash
Hope you don't mind MJ as I Just thought this may...

Hope you don't mind MJ as I Just thought this may help.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th April 2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 47,648
Posted By spannerrash
Hi all I have just been reading back through...

Hi all

I have just been reading back through this thread in order to refresh myself as to where we are at with it and a penny has just dropped. Yes, I realise it has taken its time to drop but I...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th April 2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 45,830
Posted By spannerrash
Just got my S8 MOT'd and back on the road after...

Just got my S8 MOT'd and back on the road after Lockdown. Fitted the break block and as far as I am concerned it's like chalk and cheese. Feels much more positive. As far as bang for your buck goes,...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 24th April 2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,369
Posted By spannerrash
Does outside temp probe need calibration?

Hi all, hope you are all well.

The outside temp probe (the one behind the front bumper) has been miss reading and flagging a fault in VCDS for the last couple of years. It's been a low priority...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 29th March 2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,525
Posted By spannerrash
Well, it's not looking good for the centre colour...

Well, it's not looking good for the centre colour display repair.

The problem, just to remind you all is that the display takes a little while to warm up when first using the car. Especially bad...
Forum: Daily banter 27th March 2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 31,885
Posted By spannerrash
I made no reference at all to camshaft timing and...

I made no reference at all to camshaft timing and completely agree that short cuts with this procedure and not using the correct tools is simply asking for trouble.

As for manufacture spending...
Forum: Daily banter 26th March 2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 31,885
Posted By spannerrash
"you MUST not torque up using the belt method,...

"you MUST not torque up using the belt method, you are putting the full force of the torque against the woodruff key on the pulley which is only a cast piece, you will sheer this and destroy your...
Forum: Daily banter 26th March 2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 31,885
Posted By spannerrash
I have always had a concern that the high torque...

I have always had a concern that the high torque requirement for the crank bolt might sheer off the end of the locking pin.I tend to try and lock the crank using the old timing belt. That said, I've...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th March 2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,454
Posted By spannerrash
Ok to powder coat anti roll bar?

Is it ok to powder coat the anti roll bars given that heat treatment will be needed to cure the coating. I am concerned about the heat annealing the steel.
Forum: Daily banter 20th February 2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,351
Posted By spannerrash
Hope not too many D2 owners take advantage of this.

As the title suggests.I hope they don't.whilst I applaud the initiative I hope ailing D2's Don't just get scrapped rather than repaired or at least broken for spares.
...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 9th January 2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 47,648
Posted By spannerrash
Apologies everyone, I have been a little...

Apologies everyone, I have been a little distracted this last couple of months and have only popped on here a handful of times recently. I completely missed all the updates on this post since the...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th December 2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,431
Posted By spannerrash
Probably about 7k over the last 3 years. This...

Probably about 7k over the last 3 years. This year alone, rear bushes, rear callipers, flex break pipes all round, new front suspension uprights.
Forum: Daily banter 18th December 2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 31,885
Posted By spannerrash
Are you planning on doing anything with the...

Are you planning on doing anything with the inside of the subframe MJ? I was thinking of swilling some rust converter around the inside on the one I have when I get around to it.
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