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Forum: Daily banter 12th June 2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By Johnmed
Nice going. They are great these old cars. We...

Nice going. They are great these old cars. We flew abroad this year, but I missed the 8.
Forum: Owners Meets 6th February 2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,395
Posted By Johnmed
Having never been to a car meet this does all...

Having never been to a car meet this does all sound like a lot of fun and games. Especially if combined with peace and quiet (independent of dependants back at the ranch).

Hmmnnnn.
Forum: Daily banter 27th December 2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,223
Posted By Johnmed
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 24th November 2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,632
Posted By Johnmed
I bet. Does it run off the battery, or have itís...

I bet. Does it run off the battery, or have itís own source of power?
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 24th November 2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,632
Posted By Johnmed
Thatís good to hear. On a D3? Iíve fitted...

Thatís good to hear. On a D3?


Iíve fitted the isolator, and it fits as it should. Just as well as Iím not in the office til next Tuesday and Iíve fitted a new battery too.

Iím mainly using...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 23rd November 2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,632
Posted By Johnmed
Which one? I looked at these and thought...

Which one?

I looked at these and thought about fitting one. Just went with a mechanical isolator in the end as some of the reviews online were not favourable.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 22nd November 2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,632
Posted By Johnmed
Good thinking HP. Iím going to try one on the...

Good thinking HP. Iím going to try one on the battery terminal in the boot. The boot is accessible via the key.

Generally Iíve only found the windows one touch function needs resetting and the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 22nd November 2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,632
Posted By Johnmed
Yes. I believe so. Iíve replaced 2 to date. Have...

Yes. I believe so. Iíve replaced 2 to date. Have another I bought. Kinda lost interest in that pursuit, wonít lie!

Do you think a kill switch on the battery for when itís laid up would be...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 22nd November 2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,632
Posted By Johnmed
Thanks Mikki. I’ve got on ordered from ECP. I’m...

Thanks Mikki. I’ve got on ordered from ECP. I’m tootling round in the MCS mostly, and use the A8 when in the office. So without a trickle charge it’s suffered. I’ve had the current Bosch S5 battery...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 22nd November 2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,632
Posted By Johnmed
Got the voltmeter out and the battery is FUBARíd.

Got the voltmeter out and the battery is FUBARíd.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 21st November 2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,632
Posted By Johnmed
Battery oddity.

Hi all.

Disconnected my battery earlier in the week, as I wasnít intending to use the car until next week and itís been a bit dodge of late as I only use it for longer journeys and WFH etc.
...
Forum: Daily banter 18th November 2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,271
Posted By Johnmed
It was just a ‘CarGurus’ video. Seems they...

It was just a ‘CarGurus’ video. Seems they pulled it and reposted it.

Here:

https://youtu.be/czQVeMPD1yM
Forum: Daily banter 17th November 2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,271
Posted By Johnmed
https://youtu.be/rfyV2r5balk Another little...

https://youtu.be/rfyV2r5balk

Another little review.
Forum: Daily banter 16th August 2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,643
Posted By Johnmed
Itís such an epic project. Iíll cry if/when it...

Itís such an epic project. Iíll cry if/when it ever finishes.
Forum: Other marques 5th August 2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,984
Posted By Johnmed
Theyíre a riot to drive. Where was your home town...

Theyíre a riot to drive. Where was your home town mate?
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 4th August 2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,753
Posted By Johnmed
Eek. I admire your perseverance. The more I...

Eek. I admire your perseverance. The more I thought about the issue the less Iíve been inclined to do anything about it. All I have is a click and a few seconds of silence.

Iíve got the ECU, but...
Forum: Other marques 2nd August 2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,984
Posted By Johnmed
My MINI Cooper S R56

Say hello to my little friend. It makes me smile more than any car Iíve ever owned, bar maybe the Classic Mini I had as an undergraduate 20 years ago. Itís got ditchfinder tyres on, and needs some...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st August 2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,242
Posted By Johnmed
Hallelujah. From memory my OSF was hard going,...

Hallelujah. From memory my OSF was hard going, and made me question my very existence and each and every choice Iíd made in life before that point.

As if nothing had come before, the NSF was...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 26th July 2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,260
Posted By Johnmed
Just for future the reference the A6/allroad swan...

Just for future the reference the A6/allroad swan neck fits and functions very well.

I have probably towed caravans and trailers thousands of miles now since fitting it.

It probably would be...
Forum: Daily banter 25th July 2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,588
Posted By Johnmed
Ha ha ha. You couldnít make this up!

Ha ha ha. You couldnít make this up!
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 23rd July 2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,753
Posted By Johnmed
Hi mate. I’ve ordered one from eBay too, and fear...

Hi mate. I’ve ordered one from eBay too, and fear I may be descending down the very same EPROM, component protection rabbit hole!

The thing is I’ve used my car lots the last few days and it hasn’t...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 21st July 2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,753
Posted By Johnmed
Cheers mate. Some more info to go on there. I did...

Cheers mate. Some more info to go on there. I did email our sponsors again, and Maria got straight back and they’ve got one. But it’s £250. I’m a tight wad, and don’t use the car so much just now;...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 21st July 2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,753
Posted By Johnmed
MMI ECU replacement

Hi all. My MMI Multimedia Interface Control Module ECU has been on the blink for a few months now and Iíve tried, to no avail, to find a replacement. Our sponsors have these HW items but not with the...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th July 2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,242
Posted By Johnmed
I seem to remember I had similar issues on my OSF...

I seem to remember I had similar issues on my OSF a few years back. Last resort had me using alternating between penetrating oil, blow torch, and brute force. The car nearly won that day.
Forum: A2 8Z 15th July 2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,588
Posted By Johnmed
Hi there. It is not really a DIY fix, unless...

Hi there. It is not really a DIY fix, unless you’ve got a replacement OSS to swap in, and/or have experience of such systems. I’m saying this based on what I read on the issue 6 or 7 years ago when I...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th June 2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,411
Posted By Johnmed
Happy days. Hope you got what you wanted for it...

Happy days. Hope you got what you wanted for it Jim.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 30th May 2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,411
Posted By Johnmed
PM sent. As above. Donít need another, but if you...

PM sent. As above. Donít need another, but if you need to move it onÖ
Forum: D3 - Lights 12th March 2021, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,005
Posted By Johnmed
Cheers mate. Managed to figure it out later last...

Cheers mate. Managed to figure it out later last night. Then got stuck with the car asking me to perform a basic setting. At least I know I can do it.
Forum: Daily banter 11th March 2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 56,480
Posted By Johnmed
So sad to hear of Markís passing. I didnít meet...

So sad to hear of Markís passing. I didnít meet him, but I donít feel I needed to, to appreciate what a lovely man he evidently was. This thread speaks volumes.

My thoughts go out to his family...
Forum: D3 - Lights 11th March 2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,005
Posted By Johnmed
OBDEleven tourist solution

Hi all. For various reasons Iíve given up with VCDS (new MBA with USBC and VCDS cables with limited VINs not sitting well with me)

Anyway. I just got myself an OBDEleven device and used it to...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 8th February 2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,260
Posted By Johnmed
I have the A6 version on mine. Bought from Paul...

I have the A6 version on mine. Bought from Paul on here. Just to confirm it fits.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 7th February 2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 20,921
Posted By Johnmed
Very nice looking D3. Tempting proposition with...

Very nice looking D3. Tempting proposition with the LPG conversion. Where is the filler for the LPG situated?
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st January 2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,244
Posted By Johnmed
If youíve got ramps itís a really easy and quick...

If youíve got ramps itís a really easy and quick job, aside from the undertray to replace them.

Not saying Iíd go for the cheap ones because of this, but if you were to and they didnít last it...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th December 2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,244
Posted By Johnmed
Audi will sell you an ARB with bushes fitted, or...

Audi will sell you an ARB with bushes fitted, or you can, as I did, replace the bushes separately.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=15553&page=2

See this thread, and posts around...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 28th December 2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,021
Posted By Johnmed
D’oh! Only for D2s. Apologies. I will, one day,...

D’oh! Only for D2s. Apologies. I will, one day, learn to read.
Forum: Daily banter 24th December 2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,963
Posted By Johnmed
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of the extended A8 family.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 20th December 2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,999
Posted By Johnmed
Very comprehensive reply there Matt. Thanks, and...

Very comprehensive reply there Matt. Thanks, and sorry for any unintended thread-hijack.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 20th December 2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,999
Posted By Johnmed
Hi Matt. Long time no see. Hope all is well with...

Hi Matt. Long time no see. Hope all is well with you and yours.

Do you know if you can alter the washer timing? As the spray from my headlight washers inevitably tends to find its way onto the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 14th December 2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,247
Posted By Johnmed
Best not to rush into these things, eh!! :)

Best not to rush into these things, eh!! :)
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 30th November 2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,715
Posted By Johnmed
Interesting reading chaps. Nice to see an actual...

Interesting reading chaps. Nice to see an actual improvement to confirm what you feel after a remap. Iíve toyed with mapping my 3.0, but donít really think itís worth it. I spoke with a remapper a...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 30th November 2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,321
Posted By Johnmed
Yes mate. It was the window seal/trim not seated...

Yes mate. It was the window seal/trim not seated correctly. Packed it out a little with some neoprene type stuff as replacing the offending article seemed like quite a task.

Didnít like the...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd August 2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,059
Posted By Johnmed
Good stuff Paul. Yes, big enough to be in the...

Good stuff Paul. Yes, big enough to be in the front with the Ďbag activated.
Forum: Daily banter 22nd August 2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,059
Posted By Johnmed
Exactly my thoughts Ray. Invaluable responses,...

Exactly my thoughts Ray. Invaluable responses, all appreciated.

Jordan is a big lad too isnít he, albeit with a few years on Tom.

OldNick, what constitutes too small?
Forum: Daily banter 22nd August 2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,059
Posted By Johnmed
Thanks for all the input folks.

Thanks for all the input folks.
Forum: Daily banter 20th August 2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,059
Posted By Johnmed
Hi. Good point. I’ve read of airbags causing...

Hi. Good point.

I’ve read of airbags causing more harm than good with very short people, who typically sit closer to the things. There are recorded cases of airbags causing deaths in children.
...
Forum: Daily banter 20th August 2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,059
Posted By Johnmed
Airbags with older children. On or off?

Hi all. What is the consensus regarding older children when sitting in the front. Airbags activated or not?

I ask as my tall 9 year old son outgrew boosters a while back, and occasionally rides...
Forum: Daily banter 10th August 2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,468
Posted By Johnmed
I’ve tried a pair of the Lucas’s. Didn’t perform...

I’ve tried a pair of the Lucas’s. Didn’t perform as well or last more than 6 months. OEM last years. Would only recommend OEM.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 2nd August 2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,608
Posted By Johnmed
Can this not be changed via MMI too? Seem to...

Can this not be changed via MMI too? Seem to think Iíve done it that way once...
Forum: Daily banter 26th July 2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,897
Posted By Johnmed
Ray, I had a silly renewal last time, I shopped...

Ray, I had a silly renewal last time, I shopped around but couldnít get a decent quote from anyone. In the end I phoned my current insurer and complained about the increase from last premium. They...
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 16th July 2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,076
Posted By Johnmed
Cheers Paul. Ouch:-(

Cheers Paul. Ouch:-(
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