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Forum: Daily banter 1st May 2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,613
Posted By Norretal
I'd had numerous cars over the years since...

I'd had numerous cars over the years since gaining my licence in 1981 and had no particular favourite brand, despite working at a Ford dealership for a few years.

I bought an early S4 in the early...
Forum: Daily banter 20th February 2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,539
Posted By Norretal
Rob's a canny bloke, met him several times and...

Rob's a canny bloke, met him several times and made a few deals along the way, salt (no pun intended) of the earth. However, I am always bemused (and I've told him) by his buying options being...
Forum: D3 - Lights 20th February 2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,377
Posted By Norretal
I had this problem on my previous S8, almost...

I had this problem on my previous S8, almost bought a new unit at 1,200 then a mate found the wiring problem and fixed it for free +++
Forum: Daily banter 8th February 2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,635
Posted By Norretal
They clearly mistook your Derbyshire accent for a...

They clearly mistook your Derbyshire accent for a Yorkshire one, mate ;)
Forum: Daily banter 9th October 2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,845
Posted By Norretal
I thought it was a reference to the (in)famous...

I thought it was a reference to the (in)famous Blackpool illuminations :Confused:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 19th September 2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,977
Posted By Norretal
Join the queue... :ROFL:

Join the queue... :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 21st August 2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,124
Posted By Norretal
Happy birthday Connor +++ The first forum...

Happy birthday Connor +++

The first forum event I ever attended was at Prestige in 2012 and the first person to approach me and introduce himself, camera in hand, was Connor. Such confidence for...
Forum: Daily banter 31st July 2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,023
Posted By Norretal
PM sent +++

PM sent +++
Forum: Daily banter 23rd July 2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,864
Posted By Norretal
Just had my renewal through the post today, a...

Just had my renewal through the post today, a 100 more than last year :Confused:

Time to look around...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 6th July 2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,944
Posted By Norretal
You must have non OEM wheels on your S8?...

You must have non OEM wheels on your S8? :Confused:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 5th July 2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,155
Posted By Norretal
I've bought a few replacement units from Spareto,...

I've bought a few replacement units from Spareto, I was recommended them by another forum member.
Forum: Daily banter 21st June 2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,700
Posted By Norretal
Very poor etiquette that mind, what a drama queen...

Very poor etiquette that mind, what a drama queen :tuttut:

My manifold failed after a few months of ownership but not for one moment did I think of blaming IT or Roberto for my misfortune. At the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 25th May 2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,569
Posted By Norretal
Hello stranger, welcome back +++

Hello stranger, welcome back +++
Forum: Daily banter 5th April 2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,147
Posted By Norretal
And as a true Yorkshireman you'll still not be...

And as a true Yorkshireman you'll still not be happy :ROFL:


Well done mate, it's always satisfying when you achieve your aims for minimal cost. I was quoted 1200 for a replacement headlight for...
Forum: Daily banter 20th March 2020, 04:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,525
Posted By Norretal
I had a D2 Sport with Recaros for years, loved...

I had a D2 Sport with Recaros for years, loved those seats and drove for hours without discomfort

My D3 seats are as good, if not better. Certainly more adjustability so can be fine tuned to the...
Forum: Daily banter 28th February 2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,593
Posted By Norretal
What a result!! 👏👏 If I ever need a...

What a result!! 👏👏

If I ever need a replacement rack on mine I'm heading down to Leeds ;)
Forum: Spotless 22nd February 2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 7,096
Posted By Norretal
Meguiars Deal

I called into Halfords this morning for some Bosch wiper blades for the TT and saw a promotion near the tills. A branded wash bucket, grit guard, wool wash mitt, a bottle of wheel cleaner and a...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd February 2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,350
Posted By Norretal
That's correct, if the fuse blows or the...

That's correct, if the fuse blows or the compressor isn't functioning the "lift" option greys out. I suspect that because the front suspension is bottomed out the rest of the options have followed...
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,792
Posted By Norretal
You own my dream car Arek, I've always admired...

You own my dream car Arek, I've always admired that S8 :love:

So glad you're getting it sorted bit by bit, they're an expensive beast but the enjoyment from driving them makes it worthwhile. Those...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 16th February 2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,289
Posted By Norretal
That's how my suspicions started, thought it was...

That's how my suspicions started, thought it was the PAS pump and then realised it wasn't when it got worse and I researched it.

Get it replaced before it gets worse, it's not an expensive job +++
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 14th February 2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,289
Posted By Norretal
Secondary Air Pump

I had a trawl through the forum to see if anyone had experienced the same problem I'd been having and found very little, so I thought I'd share my findings which may benefit someone else in future.
...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 14th February 2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,381
Posted By Norretal
Missed another one, I'm never on the forum at the...

Missed another one, I'm never on the forum at the right time...:(

The longer I own a D3 the more I think this would be a wise investment
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th February 2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,770
Posted By Norretal
That's a stunning S8, I've always liked that car....

That's a stunning S8, I've always liked that car. Are those grey 20" FE's Neil?

Your D2 is also exceptional though I still prefer it fitted with the Kahn alloys, I think they suited the body...
Forum: Daily banter 10th February 2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,149
Posted By Norretal
Do you feel an affinity with him Rob? :ROFL:

Do you feel an affinity with him Rob? :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 29th January 2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,593
Posted By Norretal
I've seen Del and Marcin share information and...

I've seen Del and Marcin share information and photos but I haven't spotted anything about this particular hose, which is on the pump side, goes to the rack, and is the opposite side of the engine to...
Forum: Daily banter 29th January 2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,593
Posted By Norretal
I know the feeling fella, it's one thing after...

I know the feeling fella, it's one thing after another with these big A8's. I've just had a load of bother with my compressor, finally get that sorted, a power steering hose bursts and is a major job...
Forum: Owners Meets 25th January 2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 66,528
Posted By Norretal
I might not be able to attend the whole event but...

I might not be able to attend the whole event but I'll definitely try to get up for the Saturday and say hello
Forum: Daily banter 19th January 2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,172
Posted By Norretal
They obviously don't realise you're a Yorkshire...

They obviously don't realise you're a Yorkshire man :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 15th January 2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 28,254
Posted By Norretal
Take a look at MJ's series of "What's in the...

Take a look at MJ's series of "What's in the workshop this week?" threads on this forum, hours of fascinating reading about D2 overhauls, engineering feats, and engine bay cleaning demonstrations,...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 15th January 2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,650
Posted By Norretal
It would definitely make it a more attractive...

It would definitely make it a more attractive proposition to anyone whose contemplating buying one as the "original look" is what makes them so appealing, alongside the V10 of course. You would get...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 14th January 2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,585
Posted By Norretal
No problem fella, it's great to share information...

No problem fella, it's great to share information and prompt discussions +++
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 14th January 2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,585
Posted By Norretal
:ROFL::ROFL: Let me know if your cunning...

:ROFL::ROFL:

Let me know if your cunning plan works +++
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 14th January 2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,585
Posted By Norretal
It's not OEM due to the age of the car, but I...

It's not OEM due to the age of the car, but I knew that, I'm just glad to have an unmarked screen. The one just removed wasn't the original so that probably wasn't OEM either. It was an interesting...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 12th January 2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,585
Posted By Norretal
I know that feeling

I know that feeling
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 12th January 2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,585
Posted By Norretal
Windscreen Renewal

I decided to have my windscreen replaced last week as there were a couple of chips directly in my field of vision while driving, which annoyed me.

I rang my insurance company on Tuesday, arranged...
Forum: Daily banter 10th January 2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,779
Posted By Norretal
Congratulations Jim, that looks lovely, it really...

Congratulations Jim, that looks lovely, it really stands out +++

I wasn't a fan of the TT until SWMBO got herself a TT roadster last March. It's only a 2.0 TDi but what a lot of fun to drive, and...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd December 2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,437
Posted By Norretal
Multiple arrests in Stockton today after some...

Multiple arrests in Stockton today after some "shooting incidents", Dezzy. Don't let that worry you mate, it's not routine type behaviour in that area.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 22nd November 2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,292
Posted By Norretal
I couldn't agree more, it's a ticking time bomb....

I couldn't agree more, it's a ticking time bomb. Mine had two flaps lying over the inlets and I reckon one last drive with the EML light on would have seen the engine a write-off. Peace of mind for a...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd November 2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,355
Posted By Norretal
Congratulations Brian, an already very impressive...

Congratulations Brian, an already very impressive drive has been further enhanced :love:
Forum: Daily banter 21st November 2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,823
Posted By Norretal
I agree, to "poorman'sS8" because it will surely...

I agree, to "poorman'sS8" because it will surely soon be so :ROFL:

Congratulations on the upgrade, I'm sure you'll enjoy it +++
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 14th November 2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 64,297
Posted By Norretal
This thread has all of the information you need...

This thread has all of the information you need about the D3 fan jet upgrade dangerdred +++
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 26th October 2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,457
Posted By Norretal
Look into North East Tyre Services based in...

Look into North East Tyre Services based in Spennymoor, they cover a 30 mile radius and I suspect you're further north than Redcar these days?

Good luck +++
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 26th October 2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,457
Posted By Norretal
And the award for "Unluckiest Forum Member" goes...

And the award for "Unluckiest Forum Member" goes to...

Are you EVER going to experience the joy of owning an 8 without it going drastically wrong at some point?!? :(

Hope it's a minor...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 25th October 2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 81,357
Posted By Norretal
You tinker...:ROFL: :ROFL:

You tinker...:ROFL: :ROFL:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th October 2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,822
Posted By Norretal
The clue is in the location, mate ;) I can...

The clue is in the location, mate ;)

I can vouch for you being a man of your word though, I'll join the hunt +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th October 2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,617
Posted By Norretal
Congratulations on ending your search and finding...

Congratulations on ending your search and finding a suitable A8, here's to an enjoyable ownership +++

He's a great bloke is Paul, we never did trade a car between us but we've kept in touch for...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th October 2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,726
Posted By Norretal
...although rather ignorant ;) You must be...

...although rather ignorant ;)

You must be living in God's county now, Paul? +++
Forum: Daily banter 10th October 2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,845
Posted By Norretal
Pretty much sums it up mate :ROFL:

Pretty much sums it up mate :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 10th October 2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,845
Posted By Norretal
I get that sort of response too MJ, always makes...

I get that sort of response too MJ, always makes me laugh, conversation usually along the lines of:

"What's that then, a 3 litre?"

"No, it's a 5.2 litre V10"

"Oh, I bet that's thirsty??"
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th October 2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,726
Posted By Norretal
Well I asked late last night if it was still...

Well I asked late last night if it was still available, received a simple "Yes" this morning.

I asked his location as I already have a D3 but would like the opportunity to view the car on behalf...
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