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Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 13th May 2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,979
Posted By Rick
Starter relay.

Maybe not in the right section but im after some info on where the starter relay or relays or fuses lives in our s8 d3's.
Having a little problem of it not starting on the key.
If i bridge the...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 10th September 2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,116
Posted By Rick
The manifold is a pain in the **** to get off the...

The manifold is a pain in the **** to get off the first time.
I done this on my S8 a couple of months ago.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 2nd August 2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,462
Posted By Rick
Was about 4mm of water in the plug/socket causing...

Was about 4mm of water in the plug/socket causing it to do the needle dance. All dried off. Just had a little spin and hovering around the 90 mark as it used to. Pain in the arse to get to though! ...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 2nd August 2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,462
Posted By Rick
This morning was 90 at 05:30 then when i went for...

This morning was 90 at 05:30 then when i went for a run at 12:30 it was reading 127 on a dead cold engine and showing throttle body temp as 42 when the ambient was 24.5. The throttle body i will...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 2nd August 2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,462
Posted By Rick
Today I went to sart the car and just with...

Today I went to sart the car and just with ignition on the temp gauge is sitting on 90. Dont remember this happening before.
Dodgy thermostat possibly?
When i do a run later i will try and get...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 1st August 2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,462
Posted By Rick
Coolant airlock help on s8

Where are the bleed valves for our s8's?
I had a hose off to do the manifold a while back, topped back up after the work but today a little 20 mile trip saw the gauge hitting nearly red.
Im not...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 22nd July 2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,563
Posted By Rick
These are the ebay ones i bought ...

These are the ebay ones i bought

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F381575113139

In the picture for the blue lead/video:
The black is the neg...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 22nd July 2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,563
Posted By Rick
To be honest i dont remember mate. I think...

To be honest i dont remember mate.
I think they were ebay ones because I remember at the time thinking there wasnt much in price difference.
Mine were blue black and red
Blue being video
Black...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 21st July 2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,563
Posted By Rick
Sorry guys. Just seen this Here is the pin...

Sorry guys. Just seen this

Here is the pin chart I used to get all in.
Forum: D3 - Transmission 25th June 2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 19,381
Posted By Rick
Personally I would go with ZF who actually make...

Personally I would go with ZF who actually make the gearbox and are kot after you buggering it up so you buy another car etc.
They recommend a gearbox service fluid and filter changed every 40k...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 8th May 2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,158
Posted By Rick
Yes mate, gonna look to see if there is anything...

Yes mate, gonna look to see if there is anything available on the market that i can use periodically to keep the ports clean.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 8th May 2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,158
Posted By Rick
Engine de coke pics

Boring process so wont labour over it.
I did however leave my ports to soak in gunk engine degreaser for over a week before even taking a brush to them, once i did they were a ten minute scrub per...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 3rd May 2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,786
Posted By Rick
These things really are an engine killer waiting...

These things really are an engine killer waiting to happen.
3 completely not working and so many bits of plastic just missing, presumably eaten by the engine at some point. Even missing a lump of...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 24th April 2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 28,886
Posted By Rick
Late to this i know but here are pics of mine....

Late to this i know but here are pics of mine. Simple split pipe just where it bends to go to the washer jet.. Been leaking for 2 years but just sorted it. Took 10 mins.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 21st April 2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,786
Posted By Rick
Well worth taking the intake manifold off. Found...

Well worth taking the intake manifold off. Found this in the port sitting on the back of a valve!! Its about 10p size.
I would say its a lucky day!
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 21st April 2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,874
Posted By Rick
Ha, the link wont work for me now I have all (i...

Ha, the link wont work for me now I have all (i think) the bolts out. 12 torx and nothing else visable holding it down, just yank till it comes away??
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 20th April 2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,786
Posted By Rick
I need this deep barky growly shouty car in my...

I need this deep barky growly shouty car in my life.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 19th April 2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,786
Posted By Rick
No you certainly dont want to hear a doctor...

No you certainly dont want to hear a doctor saying that!!

Im just gonna gut it all out including the baffle. Then after a de coke get it custom mapped.
No more worries about it breaking or...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 18th April 2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,789
Posted By Rick
Why cant you just ask for a remap? Surely the...

Why cant you just ask for a remap?
Surely the car will be mapped to the best it can be unless they are just plug and play maps. Dont tell them its had a flaps delete, if i bought my car and it had...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 18th April 2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,786
Posted By Rick
Haha, yes that is my next job mate. As well as a...

Haha, yes that is my next job mate. As well as a de coke while i am in there!
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 18th April 2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,786
Posted By Rick
Intake flaps check

So I have finally been getting some time to do some maintenance on the old girl and wanted to check the intake flaps as its a common issue and I keep hearing a tapping coming from the general area,...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 25th February 2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 22,479
Posted By Rick
A new one does sort the problem out, however you...

A new one does sort the problem out, however you know its gonna go at some point, if you are lucky not before you sell the car!
And second hand is a waste of time, they all get sold as working when...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 2nd February 2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 22,479
Posted By Rick
Ok so I fixed the passenger side today as well....

Ok so I fixed the passenger side today as well. Video on the cutting room floor (I need to learn how to edit lots of video's into one)
Give me a few days and a handy video guide will be on its way!!
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 1st February 2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 37,108
Posted By Rick
These were the chrome switches I went for. I like...

These were the chrome switches I went for. I like that the chrome wraps around the button more than the chrome just on the edge. The child lock buttons are a fraction different in shape but I can...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 1st February 2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 22,479
Posted By Rick
Come over, we can watch it on my Samsung 65 inch...

Come over, we can watch it on my Samsung 65 inch suhd telebox!! Get Del to bring his and we can do both at the same time!
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 31st January 2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 22,479
Posted By Rick
Haha, yeah 4k ultra hd and some sexy dremel slow...

Haha, yeah 4k ultra hd and some sexy dremel slow motion shots!!
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 31st January 2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 22,479
Posted By Rick
No problem. I plan on doing a video when I do...

No problem.
I plan on doing a video when I do the passenger side which will hopefully help as well.
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 31st January 2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,559
Posted By Rick
I got mine from maplin. Fit lovely.

I got mine from maplin. Fit lovely.
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 31st January 2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,559
Posted By Rick
I just added the guide mate, been put in the...

I just added the guide mate, been put in the common faults sticky section.
I see no good reason to buy these things second hand as you can never tell if they work or not and are in the same boat as...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 31st January 2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 22,479
Posted By Rick
Thank you. I know this is one of those pain in...

Thank you.
I know this is one of those pain in the bum things we all have, and annoyingly no proper write up on it. Not saying mine is great but it should at least get guys heading in the right...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 31st January 2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,693
Posted By Rick
push button exterior handle repair

When I bought the car 2 yrs ago it had some issues that I am now getting round to sort out.
A lot of you have issues with the little button the exterior door handle that when pushed locks the car....
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 31st January 2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 22,479
Posted By Rick
Soft close micro switch repair

ok, bit of a write up on the micro switch repair.
I hope it is of some help to people.
Any questions feel free to ask if I have not covered something you want to know about.
first you obviously...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 7th August 2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,783
Posted By Rick
Mine made 322 bhp on the dyno because the...

Mine made 322 bhp on the dyno because the manifold bank motors were disconnected so no air was getting through to the engine properly. Since I fixed them it feels so much quicker but not been back...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 9th May 2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,837
Posted By Rick
Main stealer want 155 for it. I laughed and...

Main stealer want 155 for it. I laughed and walked out.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 7th May 2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,837
Posted By Rick
How much were you after for it?

How much were you after for it?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 7th May 2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,561
Posted By Rick
Www.spareto.co.uk Thats where i got mine. ...

Www.spareto.co.uk

Thats where i got mine.

Facelift full set for around 629 if i remember right. No issues or problems whatsoever.
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 7th May 2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 8,227
Posted By Rick
Air quality sensor fault on S8 d3

Alright guys.
Finally located the little bugger!!!
No other pics on interwebnet for an S8 d3 so here you go.

Peasy squeezy lemons. 5 min job to change.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 5th May 2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,837
Posted By Rick
Likely the same pipe pal. Number 22 in the...

Likely the same pipe pal.

Number 22 in the picture.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 4th May 2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,837
Posted By Rick
Wanted S8 or W12 coolant pipe

If anyone is breaking either a d3 S8 or w12
Please let me know as im after a pipe that
Is only on these 2 vehicles.
Cheers.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 27th April 2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,239
Posted By Rick
Del what am looking for on vcds to tell me if the...

Del what am looking for on vcds to tell me if the door handles are faulty?
Im really starting to fall out of love with this car at the moment!!
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 25th April 2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,839
Posted By Rick
Private reg plates are a pain the arse to sell. ...

Private reg plates are a pain the arse to sell.
I have S8 FRK, freak or frank, who knows. Worth as much as the free 10 yr retention it seems, yet S4 FRK sold for 4250.
Only takes 1 lucky hit...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th February 2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,915
Posted By Rick
The ceramics are smaller by 5mm on the fronts if...

The ceramics are smaller by 5mm on the fronts if i remember right. My s8 runs 385mm front discs and 335mm rears and the calipers are different to accomodate. Not sure on pad thickness though.
You...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th February 2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,646
Posted By Rick
I paid 369 plus 100 each leg deposit per...

I paid 369 plus 100 each leg deposit per complete strut from air dominance a couple of months back as i had a leaking driver front airbag. Audi wanted 1500 for the single bag!! I got both fronts...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 28th September 2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,271
Posted By Rick
You absolute diamond! I have this on my to do...

You absolute diamond!
I have this on my to do list for my front passenger door.
Brilliant write up 👍
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 20th September 2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,375
Posted By Rick
Marcin, If you had to do this again and you...

Marcin,
If you had to do this again and you had the option, do you think a blaster with a media like crushed walnut shells would be a way to go? Do you think it would speed the process up?
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 20th September 2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,874
Posted By Rick
Once thats done mate its back to the dyno to see...

Once thats done mate its back to the dyno to see how many of the lost horses have come back to stable!
I was 128bhp down due to the control arms not being connected to the flaps! No air flow into...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 20th September 2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 21,874
Posted By Rick
Brilliant job. I do this with my bikes. On them...

Brilliant job.
I do this with my bikes. On them though its called flapper valve mod!.
Pull em out and it gives better induction and more roar under acceleration. It must sound awesome on our V10's....
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 20th September 2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,375
Posted By Rick
Great job mate, truely. Forgive my complete...

Great job mate, truely.
Forgive my complete ignorance here.
When you say flaps delete, do you mean that you just took them out completely and didn't put them back whem rebuilding the intake??
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 13th August 2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,650
Posted By Rick
Mine went in for the check on coil packs, were...

Mine went in for the check on coil packs, were fine though so no swap needed. They washed the car, and actually made it worse! I had to re wash it when i got home. Never again will i let them wash my...
Forum: D3 - Lights 8th August 2016, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,428
Posted By Rick
Ignore the bonnet puller spliter. See the 2 white...

Ignore the bonnet puller spliter. See the 2 white allen head plastic things in the background. They are the manual adjusters on the driverside.
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