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Forum: Daily banter 2nd August 2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Spanker
The Volkswagen Phaeton D2

I just found this on YouTube and thought it might be of interest to the lovers of the big barges (particularly those that, like me, must have been asleep when the motoring press started talking about...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 24th July 2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,159
Posted By Spanker
If you weren't fussed about having a convex or...

If you weren't fussed about having a convex or aspherical mirror, then the flat auto-dimming one is a relatively great price at Tradition at 108
...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 27th June 2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,425
Posted By Spanker
The image on the advert doesn't look right to me....

The image on the advert doesn't look right to me.
It states a 2001 car but I always thought that 2001/facelift cars had the one-piece trim with the integrated grab handle.
The image I can see on...
Forum: D2 - Lights 13th May 2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,042
Posted By Spanker
Have you tried turning on your rear fog lights?

Have you tried turning on your rear fog lights?
Forum: D2 - Interior 3rd May 2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,575
Posted By Spanker
I put the guides in the D4 and the Allroad. They...

I put the guides in the D4 and the Allroad. They are very chunky things and separate the upper and lower seat cushions quite a bit. So much so that I took them out of the D4 as I fear for how well...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd May 2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By Spanker
I've not compared the BOSE to the B&O, but the...

I've not compared the BOSE to the B&O, but the BOSE in our D4 3.0tdi is fine by my standards. But if you're looking for a real thumping bass then I wouldn't say that it has it.
...
Forum: Daily banter 26th April 2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,070
Posted By Spanker
Living in Germany, if I'm going to be using it...

Living in Germany, if I'm going to be using it over here then it needs to have LHD lights to pass the TUV so I'm unsure what I'm going to do exactly. There's import tax, VAT, German TUV (with...
Forum: Daily banter 24th April 2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,070
Posted By Spanker
Xenon plus - working on that +++ In the...

Xenon plus - working on that +++

In the original video I saw of the car, I glimpsed the fire extinguisher above the battery and assumed it was like the version mounted in the security brochure....
Forum: Daily banter 24th April 2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,070
Posted By Spanker
I'm very grateful that you did change them for...

I'm very grateful that you did change them for me. My fingers were so cold that I could hardly get them out of the packet.
Forum: Daily banter 24th April 2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,070
Posted By Spanker
The photos aren't behaving themselves. I'm trying...

The photos aren't behaving themselves. I'm trying again right now.
Forum: Daily banter 24th April 2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,070
Posted By Spanker
Exclusive D2 added to the garage.

A recent thread on here highlighted a special D2 that was for sale.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=16606

The car was initially offered for sale for 6000 before the seller realised...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 24th April 2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,506
Posted By Spanker
How lucky you were to get Otto models to produce...

How lucky you were to get Otto models to produce a miniature in your ideal colour.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd April 2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 28,860
Posted By Spanker
I totally agree. I just tried mine this week and...

I totally agree. I just tried mine this week and it's a very noticeable difference. It inspires a lot more confidence in the stock braking system.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd April 2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,248
Posted By Spanker
+++

+++
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd April 2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,248
Posted By Spanker
Lucky you :love: HPsauce has fallen for the...

Lucky you :love:
HPsauce has fallen for the ketchup!

Well here's another coincidence...
Here is a photo of an Irish Green Pearl D2 up on the ramps in Devon this week. A photo taken by my good...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 17th February 2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,248
Posted By Spanker
That's a very strange coincidence as I have a...

That's a very strange coincidence as I have a wishlist for MJ that has exactly 35 items on it too.
But now you mention handbrake it's gone up to 36.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 11th February 2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,756
Posted By Spanker
The only used heated front screens I've seen in...

The only used heated front screens I've seen in the last few years have been in Poland. I wouldn't fancy your chances of getting one of those shipped over.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 9th February 2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,793
Posted By Spanker
Thanks Andrew :) I did know that. I was just...

Thanks Andrew :)
I did know that. I was just mentioning it for anyone else reading that may be living in one of the "certain countries".
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 9th February 2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,946
Posted By Spanker
My pleasure :) Dean

My pleasure :)

Dean
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 9th February 2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,793
Posted By Spanker
Available new from Tradition at 28.83 a piece....

Available new from Tradition at 28.83 a piece. Plus shipping/handling costs. But as we know, Tradition won't supply to certain countries so you'd need to know someone in the EU who provides such a...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 25th January 2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,946
Posted By Spanker
I'll message you.

I'll message you.
Forum: Daily banter 13th December 2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,211
Posted By Spanker
I like the admiring glances that the car is...

I like the admiring glances that the car is getting in the second photo ;)
Forum: Daily banter 12th December 2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 29,759
Posted By Spanker
They released black to the public back in 2012...

They released black to the public back in 2012 and a limited run of silver ones (48 models) for museums.
There's always the option of disassembling one and repainting it yourself. Dismantling looks...
Forum: Daily banter 10th December 2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 29,759
Posted By Spanker
That's how they work. They make a limited number...

That's how they work. They make a limited number of each model.
Each month they broadcast which models they are making in the future and take preorders for them. Approximately two months after the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 29th September 2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,513
Posted By Spanker
I suppose it's a fair assumption that you're...

I suppose it's a fair assumption that you're looking for a RHD car but maybe not? (I drive RHD cars in Germany because I prefer them).
If you're open to LHD cars then you've got a lot more options...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 27th September 2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,513
Posted By Spanker
Final Editons aren't known for being high-spec...

Final Editons aren't known for being high-spec unless a previous owner has taken the time and money to upgrade various aspects of the car.

They aren't basic by any stretch of the imagination, but...
Forum: Daily banter 25th September 2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 29,759
Posted By Spanker
No problem. Just drop me a line if you need any...

No problem. Just drop me a line if you need any help +++
Forum: Daily banter 24th September 2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 29,759
Posted By Spanker
The original one, before the black, was the...

The original one, before the black, was the silver. They made a much lower number of them than the 1750 pieces of the black.
I've seen two advertised within the last year for around 1000 each. The...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 10th September 2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,514
Posted By Spanker
For the rubber seals I've used Sonax Gummi-Pflege...

For the rubber seals I've used Sonax Gummi-Pflege and Nextzett Gummi-Pflege and I've been satisfied with both.
If you just do a search on eBay for "gummipflege" you should see some appear in the...
Forum: D2 - Interior 29th August 2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,723
Posted By Spanker
Vera has the fridge in her D2 S8. I've been...

Vera has the fridge in her D2 S8.

I've been looking for one for mine but they always command silly money for what they are.
Here's one that's been advertised for a while but it has slight damage...
Forum: Daily banter 16th August 2021, 01:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,613
Posted By Spanker
There's a lawyer not far from me that has a D4....

There's a lawyer not far from me that has a D4. He's gone to the trouble of rebadging his A8 to an A4 2.0 so that his clients don't think he's making too much money from them.

With most newer...
Forum: Owners Meets 7th August 2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,577
Posted By Spanker
Littledean Jail, Forrest of Dean. "Crime through...

Littledean Jail, Forrest of Dean. "Crime through time" museum.

I'd like to visit that one day .... just to say I've been.
...
Forum: Daily banter 7th August 2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 48,456
Posted By Spanker
Yep! Looking good!

Yep! Looking good!
Forum: Daily banter 7th August 2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,608
Posted By Spanker
Thanks Mike +++

Thanks Mike +++
Forum: Daily banter 7th August 2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 48,456
Posted By Spanker
1 Thankfully the various fog light grilles...

1

Thankfully the various fog light grilles are still available new. But given the costs that Tradition charge for them, I wouldn't be surprised if 3D printed ones worked out much cheaper.
Forum: Daily banter 7th August 2021, 04:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,608
Posted By Spanker
Would someone be so kind as to take some photos...

Would someone be so kind as to take some photos and upload them here after Sunday?
I would love to have attended this year but circumstances don't permit.

TIA
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 21st June 2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,891
Posted By Spanker
323 on Audi Tradition + shipping. Or ...

323 on Audi Tradition + shipping.

Or

628.80 ( or 539.99) for this eBay one.

That's one heck of a markup for a bit of rubber!
Forum: Daily banter 2nd March 2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 56,086
Posted By Spanker
We're totally shocked and saddened by this...

We're totally shocked and saddened by this terrible news.
Our deepest condolences to his family, especially to Lyn.

Dean & Vera.
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,539
Posted By Spanker
Drop your 30k on this: ...

Drop your 30k on this:

https://www.kgfclassiccars.co.uk/vehicles/23202/

With 805bhp I'm sure you can pretend it's white.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 11th January 2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 21,519
Posted By Spanker
Looks a bit too pricey for me to indulge in one. ...

Looks a bit too pricey for me to indulge in one.
There's the cost of an ECU (https://www.ebay.de/itm/Audi-A8-D2-Beheizte-Windschutzscheibe-Steuereinheit-Computer-ECU-4D0907133-/143825733899) and...
Forum: Daily banter 7th January 2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 34,398
Posted By Spanker
Right..... exhaust skid plates! Are you taking...

Right..... exhaust skid plates!
Are you taking orders on these yet?
Forum: Daily banter 7th January 2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,319
Posted By Spanker
I got this T-Shirt some time ago from REDBUBBLE ...

I got this T-Shirt some time ago from REDBUBBLE

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=25013&stc=1&d=1610014540

You get different results in the search if you use "Audi A8",...
Forum: Daily banter 16th December 2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 34,398
Posted By Spanker
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachme...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=24843&stc=1&d=1608113031
Forum: Daily banter 14th December 2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,449
Posted By Spanker
That other car on the ramp...... it's not Ricky's...

That other car on the ramp...... it's not Ricky's is it???
It looks green on my phone in that light.
But then again Big Red looks super bright too.

MJ, I've now got a 14kg box of wiring in the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 19th November 2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,803
Posted By Spanker
In "Spotted Online" I've placed a link for new...

In "Spotted Online" I've placed a link for new rims that, at the time of writing, are on sale with Audi Tradition.
Just in case anyone is interested.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 9th November 2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 28,860
Posted By Spanker
1, Spannerrash-----Posted 2, Chris B ---------...

1, Spannerrash-----Posted
2, Chris B --------- Posted
3, The Laird --Posted, arrived
4, HPsauce --------Posted, arrived
5, Moltuae ---------Posted, arrived
6, David's8 ---------Posted
7,...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th November 2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 28,860
Posted By Spanker
1, Spannerrash 2, Ronin 3, The Laird 4,...

1, Spannerrash
2, Ronin
3, The Laird
4, HPsauce
5, Moltuae
6, David's8
7, Johnny quattro
8, Spanker
9,
10,
Forum: Daily banter 14th September 2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 77,388
Posted By Spanker
Will you be advertising her soon?

Will you be advertising her soon?
Forum: Driving bliss 10th September 2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 31,581
Posted By Spanker
That's a very good spot to view cars on the...

That's a very good spot to view cars on the Nurburgring.
Shame they wouldn't let us on this time last year eh Mike?

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=23882&stc=1&d=1599742274
Forum: Daily banter 20th August 2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,772
Posted By Spanker
Whilst you're waiting for something that...

Whilst you're waiting for something that regrettably may not happen, why not indulge yourself in a non-Edition 21 white A8 D4 3.0tdi?

I recently bought an A8 D4 3.0tdi Sport Executive in Ibis...
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