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Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 7th March 2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,714
Posted By Markr
Manny, A good battery should read 12.6v...

Manny,

A good battery should read 12.6v after removal of residual charge. After charging battery fully, the rule of thumb used to be leave headlights on for 2 minutes to remove residual charge...
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 23rd October 2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 39,085
Posted By Markr
When I had my D4ís, I ran with 4 different tyres....

When I had my D4ís, I ran with 4 different tyres. Pirelli, Michelin, Goodyear and Goodyear SCT.

Pirelli were the most fuel efficient, Michelin were noisy, but long lasting, Goodyear were quiet,...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 20th October 2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,470
Posted By Markr
Hi Glyn, My 2012MY could definitely not...

Hi Glyn,

My 2012MY could definitely not operate both Simís at the same time, even though I knew those in other markets could. It was a firmware level I believe, as I had all the hardware, but it...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 6th October 2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,470
Posted By Markr
Hi Glen, I recall having issues with my 2012...

Hi Glen,

I recall having issues with my 2012 D4 in this regard, which if I recall correctly was to do with the fact that it could not cope with 2 connections (ie. in dash SIM and phone connected)...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd August 2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,945
Posted By Markr
If you cut a hole in the floor it becomes a...

If you cut a hole in the floor it becomes a hybrid (eg, Flintstones) and should get around the issue of range anxiety.
Forum: Daily banter 8th August 2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,153
Posted By Markr
Probably just the opposite - at present every car...

Probably just the opposite - at present every car I have seen has higher CO2 emissions, so post Sep or post homologisation, likely that car tax will be higher, as at present there is no adjustment to...
Forum: Daily banter 8th August 2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,153
Posted By Markr
There are lots of deals out there at the moment,...

There are lots of deals out there at the moment, not primarily around diesel, but around any car that has not yet been homologised as part of the WLTP process. Any cars they have in stock that fail...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 20th July 2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,835
Posted By Markr
If you need to move it somewhere, I have used a...

If you need to move it somewhere, I have used a company called anyvan (online booking) who have trailered a few cars around the country for me, both personally and for work, and have been very good....
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 18th July 2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,436
Posted By Markr
Hi Neil RRP is £140 each, so £280 the pair,...

Hi Neil

RRP is £140 each, so £280 the pair, which are like new. Canít find any on eBay, but plentiful Merc ones seem to be fetching up to £175, so realistically I think somewhere around £175 to...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 17th July 2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,436
Posted By Markr
What are these items roughly worth?

Hi All,

I am seriously thinking of moving out of my 2015 D4, nothing wrong with it at all, just fancy a change after 3 A8’s. If I do, I will have some bits to sell - any idea what they might be...
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 3rd March 2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 22,225
Posted By Markr
Pretty much all my mileage is motorway and dual...

Pretty much all my mileage is motorway and dual carriage way c. 90%. My tyre wear has been even across 8ís and 3 tyre brands, so I must be driving like Miss Daisy!
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 1st March 2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 22,225
Posted By Markr
Big Al, How much difference are you seeing...

Big Al,

How much difference are you seeing in wear between front and rear, as mine are all wearing very evenly, both back to front and left to right - and have done so on all 3 of my 8ís. I have...
Forum: Daily banter 21st February 2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,637
Posted By Markr
If you are paid in Euros, as others have...

If you are paid in Euros, as others have suggested, you need a Euro account. To transfer straight into GBP you can use your bank to do this, but most likely will get a poor exchange rate. It cost...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 29th January 2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,827
Posted By Markr
I like the idea of leather mats, but 47p2ís...

I like the idea of leather mats, but 47p2ís picture reminds me of a Jag XJ LWB I had a number of years ago with sheepskin mats in the back - they were too good to use, and I wouldnít let anyone sit...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 24th January 2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,548
Posted By Markr
Nextbase 512GW Dashcam and D5 demo

So car back with new boot module and dashcam fitted. To get the correct feed, they had to wire it back to the fuse box in the boot, so 3 hours, but well worth it, no visible wires.

Now to the D5...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 14th January 2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,548
Posted By Markr
Will do Neil - I suspect I will have it a couple...

Will do Neil - I suspect I will have it a couple of days, so will text you once I have it, just in case anything goes wrong with the arrangements!
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 14th January 2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,548
Posted By Markr
Car going in in 22nd to have the sunglasses...

Car going in in 22nd to have the sunglasses holder fixed, an issue with the boot lid sorted and they will fit the dashcam for me AND I am getting a D5 as a loaner, so will be able to see what they...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 9th January 2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,548
Posted By Markr
Hi Paul, Good guess, but no, Tetbury is my...

Hi Paul,

Good guess, but no, Tetbury is my dealer of choice - canít praise them high enough with experience of both my own cars and work fleet. They always go above and beyond. I have one driver...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 8th January 2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,548
Posted By Markr
Hi Paul, I have a problem with my boot too,...

Hi Paul,

I have a problem with my boot too, probably a boot control module issue, so my great local dealer is going to fix both and also fit the dashcam for me at the same time.

Cheers
Mark
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 7th January 2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,548
Posted By Markr
As always, Sodís Law has played its hand. Went...

As always, Sodís Law has played its hand. Went to car a little earlier to open up the sunglasses holder and it wouldnít open - I donít recall ever having tried it before, as from my last D4, I knew...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 7th January 2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,548
Posted By Markr
Thanks Paul, I will take a look later on when it...

Thanks Paul, I will take a look later on when it gets a little warmer.

Cheers
Mark +++
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 6th January 2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,548
Posted By Markr
Thanks Paul, sounds like the USB option is not a...

Thanks Paul, sounds like the USB option is not a good one then - I had assumed you had drilled a hole and put a grommet the same as the link in the Blackvue post.

Can you recall how to remove the...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 6th January 2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,548
Posted By Markr
Nextbase 512GW Dashcam Installation

Hi all,

First of all, Happy New Year.

I have just purchased the above dash cam, along with hardwire kit and 32gb card.

I have just read the other install instructions a couple of posts below...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 19th October 2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 66,331
Posted By Markr
Hi Glyn(H), Mine is a 2015 and I have 3G...

Hi Glyn(H),

Mine is a 2015 and I have 3G working fine as second SIM. I have a free Three SIM in mine which gives 200mb per month absolutely FOC.

I connect my phone for voice calls, and have...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 19th October 2017, 05:35 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 66,331
Posted By Markr
Looking at a couple of other places there are two...

Looking at a couple of other places there are two thoughts at the moment, first that there is an upgrade going on, and secondly a catastrophic failure that they are working to restore. Consensus...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 18th October 2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 66,331
Posted By Markr
Thank you Paul - I shall see what Audi UK say. ...

Thank you Paul - I shall see what Audi UK say.

Cheers
Mark
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 17th October 2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 66,331
Posted By Markr
Hi, I have or should say had Google Earth...

Hi,

I have or should say had Google Earth working in my 2015 D4 from day 1, however this morning it stopped working. Normally nav starts off in 3D mode then flips to Google Earth maps after a...
Forum: Spotless 9th September 2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,192
Posted By Markr
Hi, if they recoloured and did not seal, you may...

Hi, if they recoloured and did not seal, you may find it comes off with an intensive leather cleaner, such as Glyptone (think that is how it is spelt). I remember cleaning the oatmeal seats on my...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 24th July 2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,595
Posted By Markr
If you change tyre sizes, check with insurer, as...

If you change tyre sizes, check with insurer, as some deem it a notifiable modification.
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 1st July 2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 309,875
Posted By Markr
Anyone looked at the price / performance of the...

Anyone looked at the price / performance of the GPU instances in AWS?
Forum: Spotless 28th May 2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,725
Posted By Markr
My go to product for cleaning fabric are baby...

My go to product for cleaning fabric are baby wipes. They are gentle and work most of the time, and don't tend to leave any residue. +++
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 5th May 2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,306
Posted By Markr
Hi, To test a battery, fully charge and then...

Hi,

To test a battery, fully charge and then put a 55w load across for 2 minutes. After this time battery should still read above 12.6v. If >12.4v but <12.6v fully discharge using 55w load and...
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 24th April 2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 39,085
Posted By Markr
Manca, you might want to check the insurance...

Manca, you might want to check the insurance position of putting tyres on that are not to OEM spec. Some insurers see this as a modification, and if not declared/approved and you have an accident,...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 22nd April 2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Markr
When I did mine, I had to register it. I had to...

When I did mine, I had to register it. I had to put sim in car, create wifi hotspot in car, use iPad on hotspot to navigate to 3 page and then bingo.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 31st March 2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,692
Posted By Markr
When I had my D3, I tried to buy some D4 winter...

When I had my D3, I tried to buy some D4 winter wheels and tyres, however the dealer in Germany told me they would not fit, only for D4. Don't know how true that is, but put me off buying them.

I...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 28th March 2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 19,206
Posted By Markr
3 do, or did, a free PAYG data Sim with 200mb per...

3 do, or did, a free PAYG data Sim with 200mb per month, which I am using in the car for google earth and other connect services, such as fuel prices etc. The 200mb per month works fine for me, as...
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 20th March 2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 39,085
Posted By Markr
Hi Ian, I fitted Goodyear Eagle F1...

Hi Ian,

I fitted Goodyear Eagle F1 Assymetrical SCT, and a couple of weeks on and still fantastically quiet and smooth, especially noticeable on the rougher bits on the motorway, where the...
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 8th March 2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 39,085
Posted By Markr
Tyres fitted today, and just done 25 miles,...

Tyres fitted today, and just done 25 miles, mostly on motorway and dual carriageway and they were noticeably much quieter than the non-SCT variant of Goodyear Eagle I had previously.

Also had its...
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 17th February 2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 39,085
Posted By Markr
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 265/40 r20 194Y...

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 265/40 r20 194Y silent comfort technology ordered and sent to my local Audi dealer for fitting at the service on 6th March. Can't wait to see if there is a marked...
Forum: D4 - Lights 20th January 2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,604
Posted By Markr
Well this is strange. 2 days before going in,...

Well this is strange. 2 days before going in, system started working perfectly again. No faults found, no messages, no codes.

Dealer has gone back to factory for advice, so continuing asis until...
Forum: D4 - Lights 12th January 2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,604
Posted By Markr
Thanks Neil, I am hoping it will be going in...

Thanks Neil, I am hoping it will be going in tomorrow or Monday, but good to know you have VCDS for the future - they are sorting out a suitable loaner for me - I have asked if they have a Q2, as not...
Forum: D4 - Lights 12th January 2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,604
Posted By Markr
Matrix Beam System Failure

System has failed on car, not a bulb failure, but feels like camera/sensor failure, as main beam still works.

Seems to be working fine on passenger side, as can still see the blackout working on...
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 8th January 2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 39,085
Posted By Markr
Thanks for quick responses guys. I can't...

Thanks for quick responses guys.

I can't find the Avon's available in my size, and whilst as you state that at 70bD they are 1dB more than the F1's, I think you are looking at 19" spec, as the...
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 8th January 2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 39,085
Posted By Markr
Time to change tyres

Hi,

It is getting close to tyre change time, and whilst I have lots of experience on the comparisons between Pirelli Pzero, Michelin PS2 and Goodyear Eagle F1 Asym, my tyre of choice is the...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 19th December 2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,540
Posted By Markr
Hi, I had my D3 remapped with Viezu. Worked...

Hi,

I had my D3 remapped with Viezu. Worked well, increased power and mpg, however also increased insurance. Worth checking how much before you do it.

Cheers
Mark
Forum: D4 - Lights 16th December 2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,334
Posted By Markr
Hi, I have had both too. A 2012 D4 and now...

Hi,

I have had both too. A 2012 D4 and now a 2015 D4. The differences I have noticed are subtle, bt I think they are as follows:-

a couple of extra creases in the bonnet, new headlights and...
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 6th December 2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 38,005
Posted By Markr
I have found that different brands of tyre have a...

I have found that different brands of tyre have a marked difference on the noise level and mpg. I have been recording every fill up for nearly 4 years by tyre type.

Of the Pirelli, Michelin and...
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 6th December 2016, 06:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 38,005
Posted By Markr
The matrix beam LED are absolutely brilliant. ...

The matrix beam LED are absolutely brilliant. You can be on full beam all the time and it will black out thoose things coming towards you, but keep full beam around them. Very different to just...
Forum: D4 - Common Faults 4th December 2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 38,005
Posted By Markr
D4 Droning Noise

Hi All,

Thought I would start a new thread, on an issue I had with my last 2012 D4. About 2 years into ownership (c. 35k miles), I got a droning noise at about 65mph+. We went through the usual...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 20th March 2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,123
Posted By Markr
Hi, am back for a couple of days and then will be...

Hi, am back for a couple of days and then will be gone again for a couple of weeks, sorry for lack of response. Have just PM'd you.
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