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Forum: D2 - Transmission 5th August 2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By steamship
That's the instructions I used when doing mine a...

That's the instructions I used when doing mine a few months back. My biggest problem was starting it at around 3:00pm and then getting eaten alive by midges around 7:00pm, so stopped for the night.
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Forum: Daily banter 2nd August 2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By steamship
Watched this just recently and noticed how there...

Watched this just recently and noticed how there are some design features that have influenced the D4 and D5 design.

I think the concealed front centre air vent in the original Phaeton was a...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 30th July 2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By steamship
I came across this unit about a month ago, but...

I came across this unit about a month ago, but couldn't find anywhere that actually listed them for sale. I tried about 20 different sites (in three different countries) listed on their website...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 23rd July 2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 796
Posted By steamship
If you crouch down and lift up the drivers door...

If you crouch down and lift up the drivers door handle as if to open the door, you'll see a traditional key slot. You'll be able to open the door from there.
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 13th July 2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,323
Posted By steamship
Part number is N90729002 M5x16 with captive...

Part number is N90729002 M5x16 with captive washer. 31p from dealer.
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 11th July 2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,042
Posted By steamship
Assuming the sensor is at fault, there are two...

Assuming the sensor is at fault, there are two versions:
1. Light sensor only - 4E0907262 ~85
2. Light AND rain sensor - 8K0955559A (~215) or superseded with 8K0955559D (~235)
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 10th July 2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,042
Posted By steamship
Have seen mention of a TSB for the engine mounts...

Have seen mention of a TSB for the engine mounts but can't find any specific details about it. However, I did come across several references in relation to similar issues on A4s and A6s, with one...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 9th July 2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,042
Posted By steamship
Windscreen - Two possible reasons 1. They used...

Windscreen - Two possible reasons
1. They used the 'cheese wire' method to remove the windscreen and cut through the wire (#31) in the attached image.
2. The wire (#31) wasn't cut when removing the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 6th July 2022, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,182
Posted By steamship
That is what I was told at the time by Audi when...

That is what I was told at the time by Audi when getting mine done i.e. replacing like for like. However, having just gone through my old VCDS logs, the replacement one I got apparently had a...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 6th July 2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,182
Posted By steamship
Pretty simple but it does involve either going to...

Pretty simple but it does involve either going to an Audi dealer OR someone who has ODIS and a valid Geko account. Cost from an Audi dealer to code it to the car and change the odometer was 117 when...
Forum: Q7 4L 6th July 2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,148
Posted By steamship
A lot cheaper from Northern Ireland: ...

A lot cheaper from Northern Ireland:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303288290210

although the image they use for 'Classic Red' isn't very 'classic' looking.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 4th July 2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,697
Posted By steamship
According to the parts catalogue 058109229 was...

According to the parts catalogue 058109229 was never used in the A8. However, for those cars that did use it, the superseded part number they give is 058109229B, so in theory either should do... but...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 4th July 2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,472
Posted By steamship
So not only a Doctor, but a Physiotherapist as...

So not only a Doctor, but a Physiotherapist as well.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 27th June 2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,425
Posted By steamship
As Dean says, this is confusing. Checking ETKA...

As Dean says, this is confusing. Checking ETKA and it's even more confusing. The attached image is the driver's side switches and covers all years, so the image doesn't even show the grab handle....
Forum: Daily banter 26th June 2022, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,804
Posted By steamship
Someone doesn't know their own strength. Out...

Someone doesn't know their own strength.

Out of curiosity, how old was it before it gave up?
Forum: Daily banter 25th June 2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,782
Posted By steamship
Wow. I paid 60p a litre for 900 litres back in...

Wow. I paid 60p a litre for 900 litres back in the first half of February (2022). Three weeks later it was 1.20 a litre. 'Cheapest' it ever dropped to after that was 90p a litre and it's currently...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 23rd June 2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,934
Posted By steamship
Pretty much this. No matter what end/corner you...

Pretty much this. No matter what end/corner you start with, it's just a pain to fit. A combination of tight space and the use of a heavy duty plastic that has no flex in it at all, or which hardens...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 22nd June 2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,934
Posted By steamship
One option you could try is soaking the end in...

One option you could try is soaking the end in hot water to see if it will soften it up a bit. I know it works for some of the harder rubber fittings, but not sure if it would work with hard plastic.
Forum: Daily banter 20th June 2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,782
Posted By steamship
Bog standard Tesco petrol went up 9p last week...

Bog standard Tesco petrol went up 9p last week over here (174.9p). Getting expensive to just cut the grass now.

Came across an interesting site that lists global fuel prices. Here's a screenshot...
Forum: Daily banter 18th June 2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,524
Posted By steamship
Stunning presentation as ever.

Stunning presentation as ever.
Forum: Owners Meets 14th June 2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,038
Posted By steamship
If you can, you should really get along to one of...

If you can, you should really get along to one of these meets, if only to meet the people. I joined the forum in June 2013 and have attended the annual meets since 2014 (except 2016, but that was...
Forum: Daily banter 13th June 2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By steamship
Like what happened with Audi and all those with...

Like what happened with Audi and all those with the virtual cockpit display suddenly not showing the Google Earth view (although some can be made to work with the alternative mapping service).
Forum: Other marques 11th June 2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,058
Posted By steamship
The fact that a fully Volvo serviced car requires...

The fact that a fully Volvo serviced car requires a new engine after only 28,000 miles seems to have slipped their minds. Outrageous!
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 10th June 2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,423
Posted By steamship
The main reason is cost. Second reason is that I...

The main reason is cost. Second reason is that I just want something to play music and give me sat nav whenever I need either of them.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 10th June 2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,424
Posted By steamship
The correct part number is 1J0972753 and you can...

The correct part number is 1J0972753 and you can find it at the site you linked to.
Forum: Other marques 9th June 2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,058
Posted By steamship
Frustratingly, it sounds like the common sense...

Frustratingly, it sounds like the common sense approach is out the window and to quote MJ...
Forum: Daily banter 7th June 2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,524
Posted By steamship
There is another product that I came across a...

There is another product that I came across a couple of years ago called Hydrochrome, but both products are quite expensive (even the 'basic' setup), so they're not the sort of thing an individual...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 7th June 2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,353
Posted By steamship
Great job for someone who is "Not a real...

Great job for someone who is "Not a real mechanic".
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 2nd June 2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,236
Posted By steamship
Going by your photo and the image I've attached,...

Going by your photo and the image I've attached, it looks like part #33 you're looking for. It seems to come as one piece for both sides with what appears to be a filter at the end. That being the...
Forum: Daily banter 31st May 2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,524
Posted By steamship
Pretty sure you've probably mentioned this in...

Pretty sure you've probably mentioned this in another WITW thread, but what do you use to protect the brightwork after you get them cleaned up?
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th May 2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,323
Posted By steamship
We're running out of things to check. Looking at...

We're running out of things to check. Looking at an image of the suspension, you seem to have worked on almost every single nut and bolt. Grasping at straws here, but any likelihood that the bolt (#2...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th May 2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,323
Posted By steamship
I've read multiple posts from people having this...

I've read multiple posts from people having this same knocking issue and they seem to have replaced everything to no avail. Two specific things that are mentioned are the ARB bushes and the 42mm...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 29th May 2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,676
Posted By steamship
Got my rear window on the D3 S8 replaced back in...

Got my rear window on the D3 S8 replaced back in 2019 after a suicidal chimney pot took it out from the second floor. Got it sorted with Autoglass and with a genuine replacement. It did take them...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 28th May 2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By steamship
No need to apologise. At least it sounds like...

No need to apologise. At least it sounds like your mechanic didn't have any issues when doing it, or they would probably have mentioned it.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 27th May 2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By steamship
I saw your thread about the work you're doing,...

I saw your thread about the work you're doing, although I think you've mistaken which one I mean. Mine's was to the output shaft to the rear axle, not the front driveshafts, but I think they may use...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 26th May 2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By steamship
The offending article is item #33 in the attached...

The offending article is item #33 in the attached image. It is the bolt that holds in the flanged shaft that the propshaft attaches to. This needs removing so that the infamous rear output shaft seal...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 24th May 2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By steamship
Had to! Even if I hadn't pestered you, you'd know...

Had to! Even if I hadn't pestered you, you'd know what it was for. +++
Forum: D2 - Everything else 24th May 2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By steamship
MOT Time (Delayed)... and Mystery Bolt

Pleased to say that the car has passed yet another MOT with zero advisories.

It was due the MOT at the start of April but due to the continuing backlog here caused initially by faulty lifts...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 20th May 2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,423
Posted By steamship
And there was me thinking I knew what I was...

And there was me thinking I knew what I was talking about. :o
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 20th May 2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,423
Posted By steamship
RNS-D to RNS-E Retrofit - Couple of Questions

Toying with the idea of fitting a RNS-E, and looking a few answers. I've read through the following two threads a couple of times, created by IT and Singh back in 2010, but I seem to be missing some...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 20th May 2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,995
Posted By steamship
Just checked and the electric vacuum pump in the...

Just checked and the electric vacuum pump in the braking system only applies to the petrol engines (BBJ, ASN, BVJ and BSM).

Now this or may not be relevant, but might be worth checking for a...
Forum: Other marques 18th May 2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,058
Posted By steamship
WOW! That's going to be an interesting topic of...

WOW! That's going to be an interesting topic of conversation, depending on what Volvo UK have to say. Let's hope common sense prevails.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 17th May 2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,244
Posted By steamship
That's for the parking sensors. The part number...

That's for the parking sensors. The part number is 6R0973735. You just need a set of terminal removal tools (cheap on eBay) and a bit of patience to replace. If doing so, make sure to take a note of...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 16th May 2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,656
Posted By steamship
Following on from this other thread about relays...

Following on from this other thread about relays (and their location):

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=16668

and also a LHD model, positions 3 and 4 (the two central ones) are...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 16th May 2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,235
Posted By steamship
Check out the following threads. I've linked to...

Check out the following threads. I've linked to the relevant post in each thread that gives the relevant details.

1. This one has photos and instructions:...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 16th May 2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,197
Posted By steamship
The following image should help in identifying...

The following image should help in identifying all the relevant fasteners required. Based on the image, these are the associated part numbers, and how many you require per side. Note that these...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th May 2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,072
Posted By steamship
The two 214 relays are for the ESP.

The two 214 relays are for the ESP.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 13th May 2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,995
Posted By steamship
Not sure if this applies to your car, but some...

Not sure if this applies to your car, but some D3s had an electric vacuum pump in the braking system. If yours has it, it might be a vacuum leak from that causing the issue, especially if you notice...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 12th May 2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,020
Posted By steamship
That's how I know him. Got two Bentley style keys...

That's how I know him. Got two Bentley style keys for the D2 and well pleased with them.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 10th May 2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,020
Posted By steamship
You could try contacting Craig Nettleton of Auto...

You could try contacting Craig Nettleton of Auto Solutions. He has a Facebook page, but can also be contacted on 07900600548 or via email at craigynett@gmail.com
...
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