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Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd June 2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By scottmgibb
I had a good look for these a couple of weeks...

I had a good look for these a couple of weeks ago, and could not find anything either.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th June 2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,212
Posted By scottmgibb
I am in the process of rebuilding my suspension...

I am in the process of rebuilding my suspension with Bilstein B6 dampers. I am using the old springs, but have had them re-painted.

I used parts numbers 24-066785 & 24-026161 and got one pair from...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th May 2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,785
Posted By scottmgibb
Brilliant - thanks MJ :)

Brilliant - thanks MJ :)
Forum: D2 - Everything else 27th May 2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By scottmgibb
Apologies – I did not read your post properly! ...

Apologies – I did not read your post properly!

This seal was also leaking on mine a while back, but I lazily got my regular mechanic to change it. I would have given it a shot if I had more time...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th May 2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,785
Posted By scottmgibb
Thanks for that – very helpful as always! I...

Thanks for that – very helpful as always! I already have the o-ring on order, but I had not noted the requirement for the bearing. I now have that on order too – thanks for the link. :)

I have...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 26th May 2022, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By scottmgibb
Ohhh… I am just about to tackle this one, so...

Ohhh… I am just about to tackle this one, so hopefully my bolt has not been done up quite so tightly! It is actually the other side that is pouring out oil, but the right side is looking pretty damp...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th May 2022, 10:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,785
Posted By scottmgibb
Progress on this has continued to be slow but...

Progress on this has continued to be slow but steady… long gone are the days when I got to spend all my evenings and weekends playing with old cars!

The front subframe is now off and away to get...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st May 2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,785
Posted By scottmgibb
Can’t believe it is almost a month since I last...

Can’t believe it is almost a month since I last posted in this thread…

Things are moving slowly but surely. I have got the subframe back and it is looking great – it has a really good finish. I...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th April 2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,717
Posted By scottmgibb
Mmmm... that does look good. I may indeed go with...

Mmmm... that does look good. I may indeed go with red :)
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th April 2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,717
Posted By scottmgibb
I have finally got round to having a chat with...

I have finally got round to having a chat with Bigg Red and BCS, and interestingly neither use genuine Brembo parts for the refurb. I guess I could always get some genuine bleed nipples separately. ...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th April 2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,717
Posted By scottmgibb
Thanks MJ – I have ordered the Sealey one. Only a...

Thanks MJ – I have ordered the Sealey one. Only a little bit more expensive, and a good know brand.

And thanks for the tips Adrian, but I am going to send them off for a full refurbishment.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th April 2022, 10:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,717
Posted By scottmgibb
Thanks everybody for the very useful (as always)...

Thanks everybody for the very useful (as always) responses, which confirm my thoughts from reading many posts on the forum.

I have looked at all the upgrade options, but none really looked ideal,...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th April 2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,717
Posted By scottmgibb
Resurrecting an old thread here, but does anybody...

Resurrecting an old thread here, but does anybody have any current recommendations for Brembo caliper refurbishment? Please feel free to PM me if you don’t want to post positive/negative feedback...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 4th April 2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,785
Posted By scottmgibb
Not as much as I would like unfortunately! It was...

Not as much as I would like unfortunately! It was always going to be slow progress…

The subframe is now away to get blasted and painted. Meanwhile I have started removing the old bushes and...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th March 2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,785
Posted By scottmgibb
Thanks for the comment on powder coating! I...

Thanks for the comment on powder coating!
I have been thinking about this quite a lot, and I think I am going to go with the painting option. Mikki’s comments about quality being dependent on who is...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 21st March 2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,785
Posted By scottmgibb
Didn’t get much time on the car this weekend, but...

Didn’t get much time on the car this weekend, but did get the subframe bushes out, and the new poly bush ones have already arrived – quick delivery (from Poland I thick), as I only ordered them last...
Forum: Daily banter 18th March 2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,041
Posted By scottmgibb
I have a usb stick with over 1000 (!) tracks I...

I have a usb stick with over 1000 (!) tracks I love that I typically play on shuffle when driving in the car.

Here is (s)8 vaguely car related songs from that folder…

[quality not guaranteed]...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th March 2022, 10:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,785
Posted By scottmgibb
That is punchy! Hopefully the polys work out okay...

That is punchy! Hopefully the polys work out okay :)
Forum: Daily banter 16th March 2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 75,400
Posted By scottmgibb
That is great information! Did you just get the...

That is great information! Did you just get the existing straps and hanger cleaned up and powder coated?
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th March 2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,785
Posted By scottmgibb
Well, I have ordered a set for the rear. With the...

Well, I have ordered a set for the rear. With the way VAT/import fees work, it is about the same to order front/rear sets separately as it is together, so I will see what the rears are like before...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th March 2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,785
Posted By scottmgibb
Oh, I have also looked into getting the subframe...

Oh, I have also looked into getting the subframe blasted locally. I have a quote for £90 for glass blasting, and around the same (depending on the time taken) for sand blasting. Does that seem...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th March 2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,785
Posted By scottmgibb
That is interesting – they are about £30 each...

That is interesting – they are about £30 each (before import/postage etc), vs about £42 for the ones from the other site, but they are a little harder – 80 vs 75sha. Same deal with the fronts.

For...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th March 2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,785
Posted By scottmgibb
I look forward to seeing how you got on!

I look forward to seeing how you got on!
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th March 2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,785
Posted By scottmgibb
Mikki - That is very helpful information about...

Mikki - That is very helpful information about the Bilsteins / 18s; that could have been an expensive mistake! I am happy to keep the existing shocks (especially as I am not really looking to stiffen...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 13th March 2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,785
Posted By scottmgibb
Thanks Ronin, I have the camber bolts already on...

Thanks Ronin, I have the camber bolts already on order (I saw your old post about them) – as you say, they are not very expensive.

And thanks MikkiJayne; with regard to the subframe, are you...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 13th March 2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,785
Posted By scottmgibb
Thanks, that looks interesting. A bit more...

Thanks, that looks interesting. A bit more research led me to an older thread of yours with more useful stuff about them - http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=15680

I will probably look...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th March 2022, 11:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,785
Posted By scottmgibb
Another Rear subframe refurb...

Apologies for the very long post…

Progress

I am well underway with a rear subframe overhaul, and though I would post with some pictures of the progress and a few questions…

It was looking...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 2nd March 2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,323
Posted By scottmgibb
Yes, just some plain steel cut to 2m lengths by...

Yes, just some plain steel cut to 2m lengths by the blacksmith. I might give them a paint when I stop using them this time though!

And that is exactly where I got the lift from – they were very...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 1st March 2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,323
Posted By scottmgibb
It is indeed a 205 (1.9) lurking in the back. And...

It is indeed a 205 (1.9) lurking in the back. And it is the reason for the issue in the first place – I was trying to find a lift that would suit both sizes of cars!

That one is actually going to...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 28th February 2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,323
Posted By scottmgibb
Just in case anybody has a similar scenario to...

Just in case anybody has a similar scenario to this, I though I would add an update, as I came up with a solution that allowed me to use the Kwik-Lift with the S8.

The official extenders that you...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th January 2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,323
Posted By scottmgibb
Thanks for the quick reply. Sadly that is what I...

Thanks for the quick reply. Sadly that is what I thought – I had a good look at the sills and didn’t think they looked particularly suitable as lifting areas! It was a small hope… ��

I was...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th January 2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,323
Posted By scottmgibb
Lifting an S8

Hello

I have been looking at getting a scissor lift set-up for working on my cars, such as the Quick Jack or Kwik Lift. The problem I have is that the two cars I mainly want to work on are rather...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 19th December 2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,575
Posted By scottmgibb
Sorry for not confirming this myself! It did...

Sorry for not confirming this myself! It did indeed fix the issue.

Many thanks to MikkiJayne for helping put this issue right. ++++++
Forum: D2 - Transmission 22nd October 2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,575
Posted By scottmgibb
That is great – and would you by chance have a...

That is great – and would you by chance have a spare loom (item #26) I could try too? Just let me know how you want to go about arranging the deposit etc – if the offer still stands!
Forum: D2 - Transmission 22nd October 2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,575
Posted By scottmgibb
Looks like the TCU number is 4D 927 156 EC, with...

Looks like the TCU number is 4D 927 156 EC, with software version 1010 – does this sound right?
Forum: D2 - Transmission 21st October 2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,575
Posted By scottmgibb
Thanks again. I will check the TCU number...

Thanks again.

I will check the TCU number tomorrow. Do you think it worth swapping the TCU over before extracting the shifter again to try and remove part #26?
Forum: D2 - Transmission 21st October 2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,575
Posted By scottmgibb
Would the diode be in the wiring item marked 26...

Would the diode be in the wiring item marked 26 on the attached image (borrowed from another post somewhere identifying the tiptronic select switch, hence the red arrow)?
Forum: D2 - Transmission 21st October 2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,575
Posted By scottmgibb
Thanks for the great replies! The steering...

Thanks for the great replies!

The steering wheel is the 3-spoke version – no additional buttons other than the tiptronic.

I was not aware that the buttons should work in D (that sounds quite...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 21st October 2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,575
Posted By scottmgibb
Thanks for the quick responce! I have...

Thanks for the quick responce!

I have switches on the wheel, but not the paddles, and they work fine when you get the car into manual mode.

Do you know if there is a control unit for these...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 21st October 2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,575
Posted By scottmgibb
Tiptronic engagement issue

Hi there,

I am having a problem diagnosing an issue with the automatic gearbox on my 2002 S8 D2. I have had the car for around 3½ years, and have lived with this issue throughout. The problem is...
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