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Forum: Daily banter 5th June 2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By johnny_quattro
Perfect wheel presentation

The angle of the Audi 4-rings logo on both front wheel centre caps match perfectly and this pleases me greatly. Lovely photo.

Cheers
Johnny G
Forum: Daily banter 23rd May 2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,524
Posted By johnny_quattro
I learn something new every day on this forum and...

I learn something new every day on this forum and long may that continue.

John G
Forum: Daily banter 21st April 2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 75,408
Posted By johnny_quattro
Bertie Barnfind

Bertie Barnfind
Forum: Daily banter 18th April 2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 75,408
Posted By johnny_quattro
100% quality as always

I was flabbergasted looking at all those photos.
I'll even admit to feeling quite excited even though it's not my car.
Such attention to detail and the result of countless hours of hard graft.
...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 10th April 2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,636
Posted By johnny_quattro
Project has entered a 'major wait state' - I...

Project has entered a 'major wait state' - I went to open the bonnet to investigate further and my bonnet cable must have come loose from the operating handle to the right of the steering wheel. I...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 6th April 2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,636
Posted By johnny_quattro
bang-bang

Car started like a bag of lumpy potatoes tonight, like it was missing on one cylinder. Performed a quick OBD check and it shows the following:

P1231 - Fuel injector Cyl.7 Short circuit to ground
...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 17th January 2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,851
Posted By johnny_quattro
Yes, approach Mikki-Jayne or MJ (also known as...

Yes, approach Mikki-Jayne or MJ (also known as the D2 Doctor) for the aluminium brake block upgrade.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/member.php?u=1870
...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 15th January 2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,851
Posted By johnny_quattro
My advice would be to cross MJ's palms with some...

My advice would be to cross MJ's palms with some 'silver' and purchase that water jet-cut aluminium brake block - a very worthwhile upgrade. It will make your A8L feel like it's got a new set of...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 29th November 2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,869
Posted By johnny_quattro
Sticking flap sounds like a distinct possibility,...

Sticking flap sounds like a distinct possibility, judging from the noise I heard yesterday.
I haven't performed a scan recently so I'll do that. I remember that it complained about at least 2 or 3...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 29th November 2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,869
Posted By johnny_quattro
Heat difference between recirc and ram air

When Auto is engaged on the Climate Control, it never seems to get that warm in the car even if you set it to high [HI]. I had a play with my controls last night whilst warming myself with the seat...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 7th November 2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,022
Posted By johnny_quattro
screenshot clipped as a courtesy to all

Screenshot of aforementioned supercharger clipped as a courtesy to all
Forum: Daily banter 28th October 2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 23,641
Posted By johnny_quattro
Thanks for posting this. Just reading the...

Thanks for posting this. Just reading the comments indicates there's a lot of love and appreciation for the D2 Audis.

Cheers
John G
Forum: Daily banter 22nd September 2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 29,759
Posted By johnny_quattro
The only one to closely match is on eBay from...

The only one to closely match is on eBay from Poland, 282 ouch!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133868188902?hash=item1f2b2a74e6:g:yv4AAOSw~8dhM-rj
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 19th August 2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,002
Posted By johnny_quattro
Sorted

[Latest update]

All sorted now, with many thanks to MJ for invaluable advice. The bolt snapped and attempts to drill it out ended badly so I gave up on that as a bad job and ordered a new wiper...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 8th August 2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,002
Posted By johnny_quattro
Sticking 3 drainage holes there is a pretty silly...

Sticking 3 drainage holes there is a pretty silly design from Audi, in my opinion. The photo you attached shows the 3 holes which are directly above the wiper mechanism (driver's side) which has worn...
Forum: Daily banter 5th August 2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 28,666
Posted By johnny_quattro
"I had the inlet manifold done to match as this...

"I had the inlet manifold done to match as this was raw aluminium and pretty nasty"

Credit where credit is due MJ, that is now a fine-looking inlet manifold, lovely stuff. Wish my one looked the...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 4th August 2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,872
Posted By johnny_quattro
I checked my car using my OBD Eleven device on...

I checked my car using my OBD Eleven device on the OBD-II interface and it came up with a transmission control unit/module ROM checksum error at the time - hence my actions in getting the unit...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 4th August 2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,872
Posted By johnny_quattro
I had my gearbox rebuilt in 2014. Some time...

I had my gearbox rebuilt in 2014.

Some time later it started lighting everything on the dash and went into limp-home mode. Called the gearbox specialist and they said it was definitely an...
Forum: Daily banter 6th June 2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 70,217
Posted By johnny_quattro
Reaper

Just heard a rather loud one in the skies, and upon checking my Pi it revealed itself to be REAPER11, an F-15C of all things.

AE2817 : 86-0147 F15C c/n 993/C375 USAF flying southwest towards...
Forum: Daily banter 12th May 2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 70,217
Posted By johnny_quattro
Real-time monitoring

If anyone's remotely interested, two of my Raspberry Pi units are monitoring 1090MHz ADS-B data:

http://bergkamp.uk.to:8080 - me in Wallington, Surrey

http://bones.uk.to:8080 - my mate in...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 10th May 2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,002
Posted By johnny_quattro
Wiper linkage broken or 'popped off'

After a quick clear of the windscreen recently, my wipers stopped abruptly - pointing upwards, presumably paying homage to DTM cars. I opened the bonnet and saw that the lower link had popped off the...
Forum: D2 - Interior 3rd February 2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,986
Posted By johnny_quattro
Moist

Well, there's my problem in a nutshell. Thanks MJ for the detailed photos and advice. I'm going to have to look at my number plate surround and seal that up first before tackling my loose rear shelf.
Forum: D2 - Interior 3rd February 2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,986
Posted By johnny_quattro
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showpost.php?p=10426&po...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showpost.php?p=10426&postcount=28

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1544&page=3
Forum: D2 - Interior 3rd February 2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,986
Posted By johnny_quattro
I have a very similar situation, where the parcel...

I have a very similar situation, where the parcel shelf is raised but closer to the right-hand side, when viewed the back of the car. I'd convinced myself that I'd managed to rattle it loose with...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 26th January 2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 41,663
Posted By johnny_quattro
Ah, thanks for that nugget of info. Both of mine...

Ah, thanks for that nugget of info. Both of mine had cracked a while ago, and I have already replaced them once.The white lens does appear to suffer weakness, compared to the rest of the inner light...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 25th January 2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 81,357
Posted By johnny_quattro
Had to plonk this in Google Translate... ...

Had to plonk this in Google Translate...
"Cleaned up the sump and the magnets"

Translated to:
"Part returned to OEM/factory/showroom A1 condition"
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 25th January 2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 41,663
Posted By johnny_quattro
Ingress of water has reduced after the...

Ingress of water has reduced after the installation of the boot grommets but I think that I may be suffering from the lack of a good seal around the number plate surround. I'm pretty sure it will be...
Forum: Daily banter 6th January 2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,319
Posted By johnny_quattro
Thumbs up from me, just for the V link +++

Thumbs up from me, just for the V link +++
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 3rd January 2021, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,665
Posted By johnny_quattro
That's interesting, Ainars. Do you know/remember...

That's interesting, Ainars. Do you know/remember what the standard alternator output is? I seem to recall 14.4V but I may be wrong.
Forum: Daily banter 1st January 2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,889
Posted By johnny_quattro
I just had a little feeling that you'd be...

I just had a little feeling that you'd be welcomed back to the 8 fold sooner rather than later. Twice as nice. I'll be on the lookout for you in the near future, once this Covid business releases us...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 29th December 2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 41,663
Posted By johnny_quattro
I've just installed the second of three 'MJ...

I've just installed the second of three 'MJ Doctor' upgrades to my car, which are the aforementioned boot lid grommets:

[1] Brake block upgrade (installed)
[2] Boot lid grommets upgrade (both...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th December 2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 49,035
Posted By johnny_quattro
Photos or it didn't happen haha

I've just taken some photos of the waterjet-cut solid aluminium brake block in place. It hasn't moved by even a millimetre! I thoroughly recommend this coveted MJ upgrade - in my opinion, the A8s...
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 11th December 2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 24,858
Posted By johnny_quattro
Here's a photo of the plenum drains, which was...

Here's a photo of the plenum drains, which was taken when my gearbox was 'poorly'. It seems rather popular on Google Photos for some reason.

https://goo.gl/maps/yuKnaUzJJHkBhJg56
Forum: D2 - Lights 25th November 2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,347
Posted By johnny_quattro
Thanks to all for the info posted in this thread,...

Thanks to all for the info posted in this thread, in particular MJ and Adrian E. It looks like I'll be splashing out on a pair of Osram Night Breaker V2 for my Xenon headlights at 86 for the pair:
...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 17th November 2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,238
Posted By johnny_quattro
Ah, perhaps my soft spot for Derby didn't come...

Ah, perhaps my soft spot for Derby didn't come through in my post. Got a childhood friend who lives in Mickleover, and a mate of mine used to work at RR before being made redundant. Top people 'up...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 17th November 2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,238
Posted By johnny_quattro
The original struts that failed to lift the...

The original struts that failed to lift the bonnet on my car were made by a Belgian company called HINSCHA with the '4027CV 0245N' code printed on the side of the strut casing. I did a bit of...
Forum: Daily banter 15th November 2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 29,609
Posted By johnny_quattro
I admit to being fascinated watching them lift...

I admit to being fascinated watching them lift and squirt whilst someone else was operating the windscreen washer stalk and it was probably the valve action that led me to think they were...
Forum: Daily banter 15th November 2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 29,609
Posted By johnny_quattro
I've not had the front bumper off during my...

I've not had the front bumper off during my ownership of the car. I forgot to mention that I'd always thought that electric motors raised the headlight washers but having seen the photos, I now...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 14th November 2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,760
Posted By johnny_quattro
I'd deffo concentrate first on the junction box...

I'd deffo concentrate first on the junction box up near the front chassis rail, where the battery lead ends up after traversing the length of the car. A few years ago, mine was all crudded up and...
Forum: Daily banter 14th November 2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 29,609
Posted By johnny_quattro
Loving the detail on this lock-down V2.0 thread....

Loving the detail on this lock-down V2.0 thread. The bumper pictures from the inside have provided a very useful insight into how the headlight washers are rigged up. I'm certainly going to feel more...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 12th November 2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 26,649
Posted By johnny_quattro
My tuppence of experience

TL; DR summary

Fibre (Fibre to the Premises - FTTP)
Technology that supports speeds up to 1Gbps (and more)

Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC)
Technology that supports speeds up to 80Mbps
...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 10th November 2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,070
Posted By johnny_quattro
I took the very simple approach this time of just...

I took the very simple approach this time of just sloshing it into the general area to the right of the blower motor enclosure. When it's been properly blocked in the past, I've taken more care and...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 8th November 2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 26,716
Posted By johnny_quattro
We may both be out of luck then, if my garage did...

We may both be out of luck then, if my garage did it properly... I remembered that I saw a post by moltuae from a while back and I'm sure he had the whole tank replaced.

Found the post:...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 8th November 2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 26,716
Posted By johnny_quattro
MJ - thanks for the real-life photo, as opposed...

MJ - thanks for the real-life photo, as opposed to the sanitised Audi manual version.
Ainars - thanks for the explanation of the low voltage situation.

From what I understand of a possible shared...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 8th November 2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,070
Posted By johnny_quattro
Usual solution was employed - fill up 2 litre...

Usual solution was employed - fill up 2 litre container with hot water, add dishwasher tablet and wait for it to dissolve fully. Fill up a second container with hot water whilst waiting. Added from...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 8th November 2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 49,035
Posted By johnny_quattro
Installed/upgraded

I've installed the MJ brake block upgrade. It fitted perfectly. Once the strut brace was bolted back in place, I didn't see any movement. I could definitely feel more bite to the brakes but I was...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 8th November 2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 28,860
Posted By johnny_quattro
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 - Everything else 8th November 2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 26,716
Posted By johnny_quattro
Hello MJ, after lurking on this post and watching...

Hello MJ, after lurking on this post and watching the developments, do you think it's worth asking my local garage (the one that fitted my replacement fuel pump within the last year) to refit the...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 8th November 2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,070
Posted By johnny_quattro
Yes, you are correct and I'm an idiot! Definitely...

Yes, you are correct and I'm an idiot! Definitely NSF, I'll see if I can go back and edit the post to clean up. I'm going to take a look at my current issue later today so hopefully I can add some...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 7th November 2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,070
Posted By johnny_quattro
Definition of sadness

Windows covered in condensation?

The definition of sadness must be searching for water ingress on the forums, finding one of your own posts (from almost exactly one year ago, funny that) and then...
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