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Forum: Daily banter 2nd April 2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 63,779
Posted By mattylondon
Video from Hostomel airfield, Dmytro Antonov...

Video from Hostomel airfield, Dmytro Antonov assessing damage to buildings and aircrafts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuQGvi_R8zg
Forum: Daily banter 25th March 2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 63,779
Posted By mattylondon
BBC Breaking Polish president's plane turns...

BBC Breaking

Polish president's plane turns back, makes emergency landing - state news agency
The plane carrying Poland's President Andrzej Duda to meet his US counterpart Joe Biden has had to...
Forum: Daily banter 25th March 2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 63,779
Posted By mattylondon
The 2nd airframe was in a hanger Hostomel, Kyiv....

The 2nd airframe was in a hanger Hostomel, Kyiv. I've not actively searched for news but as said above - news doesn't look great as the russian orcs are destroying everything needlessly.... :tuttut:...
Forum: Daily banter 14th March 2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 63,779
Posted By mattylondon
Rzeszow, Yavoriv, L'viv all places I know well. I...

Rzeszow, Yavoriv, L'viv all places I know well. I haven't spoken too much about my family links with Ukraine, maybe hinted in this post

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showpost.php?p=97055&postcount=19...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 16th February 2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,151
Posted By mattylondon
Why haven't you posted a full unedited VCDS scan...

Why haven't you posted a full unedited VCDS scan so others may make informed suggestions?
Forum: Daily banter 10th February 2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 63,779
Posted By mattylondon
The B52 over The Wash dropped to 3300ft and did a...

The B52 over The Wash dropped to 3300ft and did a few passes. Would loved to have seen that. Soon afterwards they all landed at Fairford. Few days ago had a USAF Osprey pass right over Norwich. Sure...
Forum: Daily banter 10th February 2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 63,779
Posted By mattylondon
Currently 3 B52 Stratofortress above the UK ...

Currently 3 B52 Stratofortress above the UK

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=27838
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 17th December 2021, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,701
Posted By mattylondon
No, it has a separate Access and Authorisation...

No, it has a separate Access and Authorisation module. Please post a full and unedited VCDS scan.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th December 2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,195
Posted By mattylondon
I've an A6 C6 as well. The 360mm disc with 4E...

I've an A6 C6 as well. The 360mm disc with 4E calipers is an A6 armoured spec, so a direct bolt on.

The boost gauge is on the lap timer menu.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th December 2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,195
Posted By mattylondon
Got any photos? I've been wanting for ages to add...

Got any photos? I've been wanting for ages to add 360mm to mine, but I'll be using my surplus D3 calipers I've laying around as a straight bolt on. Still a slight upgrade I'm sure.

Have you done...
Forum: A6/S6/RS6 C6 24th November 2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,205
Posted By mattylondon
Do your headlights swivel when you turn a corner?...

Do your headlights swivel when you turn a corner? If yes, these will be bi-xenon AFS. You can also check from a VCDS scan. Here's a strip down video.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lwGLw8eppi4
...
Forum: A6/S6/RS6 C6 23rd November 2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,205
Posted By mattylondon
What lights do you have in your C6? If they're...

What lights do you have in your C6? If they're non-AFS, the projector can be un screwed and replaced from the back. All fairly easy. I would certainly look at retro fitting new projectors because the...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 4th September 2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,453
Posted By mattylondon
Fairly straightforward, bearing in mind that...

Fairly straightforward, bearing in mind that Component Protection will be active on the replacement MMI Interface.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 30th August 2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,453
Posted By mattylondon
What does your existing aerial look like, is it...

What does your existing aerial look like, is it on the left or right side? Are you able to post a photograph?

As others have fitted in the past, if you want TV and DAB in one unit you need 4E0...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 29th August 2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,453
Posted By mattylondon
You could try generic passive aerials and see if...

You could try generic passive aerials and see if they may work. My D3 came with TV from the factory but not DAB, for DAB I use a passive aerial that is mounted and hidden under the boot cill without...
Forum: Daily banter 26th June 2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 63,779
Posted By mattylondon
Excellent +++ Although hope no one got hurt. ...

Excellent +++ Although hope no one got hurt.

Here's the cockpit view when they left.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CXCpaV2I17E&t=510
Forum: Daily banter 25th June 2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 63,779
Posted By mattylondon
In a press release from the MOD they said it...

In a press release from the MOD they said it delivered Puma helicopters.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/raf-puma-helicopter-detachment-returns-from-afghanistan
Forum: Daily banter 24th June 2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 63,779
Posted By mattylondon
I've just updated my post as I've read it landed...

I've just updated my post as I've read it landed at Kabul before Karachi.
Forum: Daily banter 24th June 2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 63,779
Posted By mattylondon
It left its home Kyiv for Kabul then Karachi. ...

It left its home Kyiv for Kabul then Karachi.



Obviously it will be something quite large!

Edit, it went from Kyiv to Kabul then Karachi.
Forum: Daily banter 24th June 2021, 05:45 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 63,779
Posted By mattylondon
For those near to the flight path of Brize Norton...

For those near to the flight path of Brize Norton the big Antanov 225 will be landing there around midday today.

https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=508035
Forum: Daily banter 14th June 2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 63,779
Posted By mattylondon
A guess these are an unusual sight at Northolt? ...

A guess these are an unusual sight at Northolt?

We had an A400M doing practice sweeps at Norwich airport today with the Ascot call sign. Anyone know what the Ascot flights are?
...
Forum: Daily banter 9th June 2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 63,779
Posted By mattylondon
It sure did. ...

It sure did.

https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=adfdf8

And the Beeb had a little write up of plane spotters at Mildenhall. Although the locals near the base complain about the noise.
...
Forum: Daily banter 13th May 2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 63,779
Posted By mattylondon
Indeed! +++ Maybe I could hear it as I knew it...

Indeed! +++ Maybe I could hear it as I knew it was above and actively looking for it. It soon went, dropped to 19,000ft and appears to have refueled with a USAF stratotanker above the North Sea.
Forum: Daily banter 13th May 2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 63,779
Posted By mattylondon
Today we currently have the Nato Sentry doing...

Today we currently have the Nato Sentry doing circles over us. I can hear it but not see it as it's a bit cloudy currently.

https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=43c3a1
Forum: Daily banter 12th May 2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 63,779
Posted By mattylondon
Possibly this Chinook? ...

Possibly this Chinook?

https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=43c4d5

I had a good one few weeks ago, KC135 from Mildenhall flew over Norwich with some jets in diamond formation behind. Only the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 26th March 2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,740
Posted By mattylondon
Well the Nav unit does want to know the wheel...

Well the Nav unit does want to know the wheel circumference and number of ABS wheel impulse. But like I said previous, it is for correcting the navigation. Whether or not this value is broadcast so...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 26th March 2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,740
Posted By mattylondon
You'll be fine. Going from your previous posts...

You'll be fine. Going from your previous posts you're doing well with VCDS.

Open 37-Navigation, then Adaptation, read channel 01, write down the current value just in case you may need it, then...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 26th March 2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,740
Posted By mattylondon
The only place I know that you can input any...

The only place I know that you can input any wheel data is in Adaptation Channel 01, Nav module. Format is wheel circumference in MM. It's supposed to be used to correct the navigation. It may or may...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 17th March 2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,649
Posted By mattylondon
I guess we can deduce one of my comments is wrong...

I guess we can deduce one of my comments is wrong :D
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 17th March 2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,649
Posted By mattylondon
RVC will need a D revision PDC module. Nice...

RVC will need a D revision PDC module.

Nice addition to your A8 +++
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 5th March 2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 30,239
Posted By mattylondon
Yes, that is exactly what happens. Also the...

Yes, that is exactly what happens.

Also the Nav unit uses Adaptation Channels to set its parameters, rather than using a coding value like other modules. Hence no coding.

You can do a DVD read...
Forum: Daily banter 4th March 2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 50,404
Posted By mattylondon
Most unfortunate to read that Mark has sadly...

Most unfortunate to read that Mark has sadly passed away. My condolences to Lyn and all his friends on the forum. Sadly I never had the opportunity to meet Mark in person, but his personality and...
Forum: Daily banter 21st January 2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 63,779
Posted By mattylondon
A few jets in the current Russian fleet have twin...

A few jets in the current Russian fleet have twin tails.

Mig 35, Sukhoi 34 and 35.
Forum: D2 - Lights 15th January 2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,217
Posted By mattylondon
Looks like an improvement Gregor. I've done a...

Looks like an improvement Gregor. I've done a similar hid and led swap to the headlights on a B5 A4 a few years ago.

Originally it had halogen projectors for dipped and halogen reflectors for main...
Forum: Daily banter 9th January 2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,803
Posted By mattylondon
Didn't Kim Collins do an S2 conversion to a Cab,...

Didn't Kim Collins do an S2 conversion to a Cab, back in the 90's?
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 29th December 2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 50,474
Posted By mattylondon
Hi mate, Well done on installing the extra...

Hi mate,

Well done on installing the extra parts to the Aux. Heating. The module is one of those without a VCDS label file. I have been meaning to write one but never got round to it.

Since...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 20th December 2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,542
Posted By mattylondon
Hi John, all doing well mate. +++ I'll be...

Hi John, all doing well mate. +++

I'll be honest and although it can be changed there will be some trial and error as I've not discovered what the T values are that can't be altered at they're...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 20th December 2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,542
Posted By mattylondon
The time delay and washer time duration can all...

The time delay and washer time duration can all be altered in the adaptation channels.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 28th November 2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 41,954
Posted By mattylondon
The battery coding is showing null values at the...

The battery coding is showing null values at the start, but I would change them to zero's (coding is in HEX, therefore 30)
Current:
000001393135313035434654553330373338323831313138

Try:...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 3rd November 2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,069
Posted By mattylondon
At present there are only a few cars the old...

At present there are only a few cars the old Hex-usb+can doesn't fully support, and Paulrstaylor's Q7 is one of them. Also there was the odd task it couldn't do with UDS protocol modules, but still a...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 6th September 2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,814
Posted By mattylondon
When using ODIS engineering it gives a bit more...

When using ODIS engineering it gives a bit more info on the modules. I've attached a screen grab of a D3 Odis report where you can see the flash status of the ABS and a few others. Also there's no...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th September 2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,814
Posted By mattylondon
Hi Lee, The ABS, ESP 5.7 in the D3, isn't...

Hi Lee,

The ABS, ESP 5.7 in the D3, isn't flashable.
Forum: House and Home DIY 8th August 2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,834
Posted By mattylondon
I wouldn't worry too much and just relax. RC's...

I wouldn't worry too much and just relax. RC's that are on title deeds are common upon ex-local authority housing estates and developer built estates with the latter being another cash cow from the...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 29th June 2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,574
Posted By mattylondon
I've seen S8's without heated front screen, but I...

I've seen S8's without heated front screen, but I don't know what is what isn't standard.

Easier than moving the battery to see the module check the coding for 08 Auto HVAC

Heated front screen...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 28th June 2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,574
Posted By mattylondon
+1 what IT says. Agree that it's the routing of...

+1 what IT says. Agree that it's the routing of the cables properly.

The front heated screen module is a slave from the Climate Unit. It's located in the boot near the battery.

Module...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 26th June 2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,476
Posted By mattylondon
Multi-tronic is Audi's brand name for a CVT...

Multi-tronic is Audi's brand name for a CVT gearbox they developed. I guess the oil used will be slightly different from a regular Auto gear box.
Forum: Daily banter 23rd June 2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,324
Posted By mattylondon
Dear Ray, so sorry for you and your family's...

Dear Ray, so sorry for you and your family's loss. Wishing you peace and comfort at this time of sorrow.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th June 2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,592
Posted By mattylondon
Just a question about TPS, the one in Norwich are...

Just a question about TPS, the one in Norwich are going to close the Trade Cash Account so can't get any discount unless you're a bona fide garage with an account. They said it was a VW decision who...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th June 2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,592
Posted By mattylondon
I just checked the Bentley catalogue if any...

I just checked the Bentley catalogue if any difference in price... Nope still 152... such a rip off :tuttut:
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th June 2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,592
Posted By mattylondon
I bought a set of two steel pins similar to the...

I bought a set of two steel pins similar to the below on ebay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231466008055?

For anyone 'downgrading' to steels due to expensive ceramics you can use 2-piece 380mm...
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