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Forum: Other marques 9th June 2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,882
Posted By tonupkid
I'm assuming that the AA & RAC perhaps have some...

I'm assuming that the AA & RAC perhaps have some experience with situations like this and that there may be some kind of precedent that could be called upon to prosecute your claim (not legally but...
Forum: Other marques 9th June 2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,882
Posted By tonupkid
Andrew if you are a member of either the AA or...

Andrew if you are a member of either the AA or RAC it might be worth having a word with them.
Forum: Other marques 26th May 2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,882
Posted By tonupkid
That is horrific Andrew. Lets hope Volvo do the...

That is horrific Andrew. Lets hope Volvo do the decent and put it right for you without charge.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 24th May 2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By tonupkid
I'd guess 99p for the tool (postage excluded) ...

I'd guess
99p for the tool (postage excluded)
And that screw holds something like the screen wash reservoir
Forum: Daily banter 19th May 2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By tonupkid
Glad to see your back Ray. Have you got your...

Glad to see your back Ray. Have you got your motor booked in for this work yet?
Forum: Daily banter 10th May 2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By tonupkid
4L V8 Audi Oil Strainer recall

Your probably aware that the 4L V8 engines can suffer from catastrophic oil starvation to the turbo's.
This is because Audi fitted a filter so fine that it quickly blocks resulting in the need for...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd May 2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By tonupkid
Indeed it doesn't have thumping bass, nor did the...

Indeed it doesn't have thumping bass, nor did the B&O in the D3 :)
Forum: Daily banter 2nd May 2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By tonupkid
I'd say that the D4 Bose is pretty much on par...

I'd say that the D4 Bose is pretty much on par with the D3 B&O, with similar bass, so I'd guess tweaking the settings will help you enjoy your techno trance
Forum: Owners Meets 2nd May 2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 60,698
Posted By tonupkid
Wow! Just got back from Cornwall and caught up...

Wow! Just got back from Cornwall and caught up with this.
Such a pity however given everything kicking off with the Queens Jubilee, it's a regrettable but rational decision to postpone.
We're up...
Forum: Daily banter 20th April 2022, 08:52 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 68,721
Posted By tonupkid
Yes do. I'm sure I'm one of many who'd love to...

Yes do. I'm sure I'm one of many who'd love to clap their eyes on your newly minted 8
Forum: Daily banter 18th April 2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 68,721
Posted By tonupkid
Really enjoyable post seeing you rescue a lovely...

Really enjoyable post seeing you rescue a lovely piece of machinery and restore it to as near to perfect as can be. Thanks MJ
Forum: Daily banter 1st April 2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By tonupkid
Indeed. I had a 2019 2.0L TFSI and Audi replaced...

Indeed. I had a 2019 2.0L TFSI and Audi replaced the pistons because of its voracious appetite for oil (approx 1 litter every fill up) but they needed pushing in order to do it under warranty.

I...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd March 2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 68,721
Posted By tonupkid
Presumably Rivnuts etc are not aluminium. Is...

Presumably Rivnuts etc are not aluminium. Is there therefore a potential for galvanic corrosion in future, or does your use of sealant insulate he different metals from each other?
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 20th March 2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,059
Posted By tonupkid
I'm smitten with Michaela's red - black interior...

I'm smitten with Michaela's red - black interior combo. Looking forward to seeing what you decide to do and whatever you go with I'm sure it will turn out well and add to your enjoyment of the car.
Forum: Daily banter 9th March 2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,972
Posted By tonupkid
It's too easy to jump in with the old 'big...

It's too easy to jump in with the old 'big business are ripping us off' gripe. Of course they are. They like any sensible business will get the maximum they can for their product. And I'm betting...
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By tonupkid
LOL I've seen this back in the day, did you get...

LOL I've seen this back in the day, did you get fly's stuck in your teeth if you smiled?
Forum: Daily banter 17th February 2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By tonupkid
Wow! Beautiful vehicle, amazing picture

I love everything about this picture.

That Car, its so muscular, alive and beautiful IMO
I want to be the person driving it and I'd be so pleased if I'd taken that photograph. Not at the same...
Forum: Daily banter 17th February 2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By tonupkid
New Tyres

I love getting new tyres. Not the cost of course but knowing you're riding on new rubber in the best condition. At least until its done a few miles on our pock marked roads.
Something new to me is...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 14th February 2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,902
Posted By tonupkid
The D2 S8 is about finesse and balance, its a...

The D2 S8 is about finesse and balance, its a ballerina.
Whereas the D3 S8 is brutal almost violent, something of a heavyweight boxer.
They are very different, and each excellent in their own way....
Forum: Daily banter 14th February 2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 68,721
Posted By tonupkid
Negative pressure vessel Loving this thread :D

Negative pressure vessel
Loving this thread :D
Forum: Daily banter 5th February 2022, 09:35 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 68,721
Posted By tonupkid
Manifold porn +++

Manifold porn +++
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 31st January 2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,711
Posted By tonupkid
Ron is facing the exact same issue with the D3 S8...

Ron is facing the exact same issue with the D3 S8 that was formerly mine. I have seen somewhere that small hands might be able to swap it out, but like Adrian said, its probably best to remove it and...
Forum: Daily banter 21st January 2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,648
Posted By tonupkid
I don't tend to regret selling cars, as they are...

I don't tend to regret selling cars, as they are usually being replaced by something better.

There was the Capri ll 1600XL White with black vinyl roof, that had to go to provide a house deposit....
Forum: D3 - Lights 13th January 2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,073
Posted By tonupkid
Welcome, and your English is excellent:) I have...

Welcome, and your English is excellent:)
I have only seen the D3 S8 cornering lights work from the headlamp units. For me they were always excellent, brightly illuminating everything on the side I...
Forum: Daily banter 26th December 2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By tonupkid
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New...

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Forum: House and Home DIY 23rd December 2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,375
Posted By tonupkid
This guy lives off grid and uses photo voltaic,...

This guy lives off grid and uses photo voltaic, wind, a generator and a water turbine. I follow his blog and if anyone knows about what you are investigating he's the man. Perhaps worth making...
Forum: Other marques 16th December 2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 200,477
Posted By tonupkid
Interesting Giga Shanghai Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esa7iC0MOJ8
Forum: Daily banter 15th December 2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,823
Posted By tonupkid
The nerve of the FIA blaming of the F1 teams and...

The nerve of the FIA blaming of the F1 teams and fans for a 'misunderstanding'. They are behaving like an abuser and blaming the victim.
No investigation is needed. We know what went wrong, Massi...
Forum: Daily banter 12th December 2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,823
Posted By tonupkid
F1 2021

Looking for a positive here but al least we won't be subjected to more whining from Horner et al
Forum: Daily banter 6th December 2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,934
Posted By tonupkid
Watching that race was certainly exciting, proper...

Watching that race was certainly exciting, proper edge of the seat stuff. And today my head's been busy trying to make sense of it all.

The post race interviews of Toto and Horner were very...
Forum: Owners Meets 5th December 2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 19,848
Posted By tonupkid
That's good

That's good
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 2nd December 2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,365
Posted By tonupkid
Bit of a wild guess here. I'm assuming there is...

Bit of a wild guess here. I'm assuming there is an option to do this, and you have saved the code once you have entered it?
I had a similar issue with VCDS not remembering the new code that I was...
Forum: A6/S6/RS6 C6 23rd November 2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,904
Posted By tonupkid
I felt a bi guilty about that afterwards. Sorry...

I felt a bi guilty about that afterwards. Sorry :o But to be clear (:rolleyes:) It was just one candle and not one of those big church type but one off a birthday cake :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 18th November 2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,037
Posted By tonupkid
Of course they will, and it'll be a fun drive...

Of course they will, and it'll be a fun drive back from the Middle East once you've got it.
Forum: Daily banter 16th November 2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,037
Posted By tonupkid
Thanks Sean. What an informative review, and so...

Thanks Sean. What an informative review, and so much tech on that car. Frightening.
Forum: Daily banter 16th November 2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,037
Posted By tonupkid
The latest (last?) A8 iteration reviewed

Not much of a review, in fact it looks to me like the reviewer has read the press release, which she shares along with its pictures, Parrot fashion ;)
But here you go....
Forum: Daily banter 13th November 2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By tonupkid
Yep A Happy Birthday to you for us too Ray

Yep A Happy Birthday to you for us too Ray
Forum: Daily banter 12th November 2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By tonupkid
Driving on tyres that have suffered multiple...

Driving on tyres that have suffered multiple punctures. Brave
Forum: Daily banter 7th November 2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,779
Posted By tonupkid
Sad saying goodbye. But you are still here and...

Sad saying goodbye. But you are still here and entertaining with your golden flashing on the the M's 74 and 6, and doubtless all the others.
You are an inspiration Ray :)
Forum: Daily banter 4th November 2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,245
Posted By tonupkid
Nah! I'm not in the market, but one day I will be...

Nah! I'm not in the market, but one day I will be again and I can see myself in one of those. The final and last 8's to be made :-(
Forum: Daily banter 3rd November 2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,245
Posted By tonupkid
Omg Wow! indeed :love:

Omg Wow! indeed :love:
Forum: Daily banter 1st November 2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,305
Posted By tonupkid
I don't understand this fixation with what the...

I don't understand this fixation with what the dealer might be making on a sale. Assuming everything else about the car is acceptable then the price they are prepared to sell it for is the only thing...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd October 2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,779
Posted By tonupkid
We also came up the M5 yesterday (Friday) from...

We also came up the M5 yesterday (Friday) from Bridgewater to the M42. Probably the busiest I have ever seen it. Not just in parts but pretty much the entire way. And then the same on the M42.
Not a...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 14th October 2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,794
Posted By tonupkid
If your asking about the panel in the roof of a...

If your asking about the panel in the roof of a D4, that holds the sunroof switch and other stuff.
Open the sunglass holder and look up inside it and you will see the head of a bolt. Remove that...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd October 2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,271
Posted By tonupkid
What a beaut. Perfect. Here's my attempt but...

What a beaut. Perfect.

Here's my attempt but lacking the gleam and sparkle of yours

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=27254&d=1633292309
The other two cars were part of a...
Forum: Other marques 7th September 2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 200,477
Posted By tonupkid
Congrats Airnis. Great colour too +++ I know...

Congrats Airnis. Great colour too +++

I know of another ex Model S owner who changed to a Porsche Taycan. He is most unhappy to discover that amongst other things it does not have over the air...
Forum: Daily banter 4th September 2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,174
Posted By tonupkid
Just come across this LOL ...

Just come across this LOL

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=27153&stc=1&d=1630790372
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 4th September 2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,281
Posted By tonupkid
Is the 'R' rating adequate?

Is the 'R' rating adequate?
Forum: Daily banter 4th September 2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,174
Posted By tonupkid
I've recorded it and looking forward to...

I've recorded it and looking forward to watching/hearing enjoying it. Saw the Darkside tour in Brum back in the day. Fantastic.
Brit Floyd put on an amazing performance of the Floyd stuff, complete...
Forum: Daily banter 1st September 2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 68,721
Posted By tonupkid
That's a great picture +++

That's a great picture +++
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