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Forum: Daily banter 11th July 2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,504
Posted By Witchfinder
http://www.evo.co.uk/news/19665/new-audi-s8-to-get...

http://www.evo.co.uk/news/19665/new-audi-s8-to-get-porsche-power?_mout=1&utm_campaign=evo_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&tpid=139988485056
Forum: A7/S7/RS7 4G 6th April 2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 45,824
Posted By Witchfinder
Thanks.+++ I've owned black cars before. They...

Thanks.+++
I've owned black cars before. They always look stunning. For about 30 minutes after they've been washed.
Forum: A7/S7/RS7 4G 5th April 2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 45,824
Posted By Witchfinder
Keyless start with starter button is standard,...

Keyless start with starter button is standard, but the "convenience key" is a 750 option. Yes, really. I'm sure I'll get used to it, but I cannot believe how much I miss it right now.

Here's a...
Forum: A7/S7/RS7 4G 2nd April 2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 45,824
Posted By Witchfinder
Got me an A7

I was missing the S8, and my commute was becoming miserable in my diesel S-Max. I couldn't afford to put fuel in another S8, so I've ended up with a BiTDi A7.

It's a really, really nice car, I'm...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 12th March 2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,002
Posted By Witchfinder
Out of curiosity, what did you get for it in the...

Out of curiosity, what did you get for it in the end?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 6th July 2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,191
Posted By Witchfinder
Thanks for the well-wishing, it seems to have...

Thanks for the well-wishing, it seems to have done the trick. The car is sold. Irfan, if you join the forum (as I recommended) and read this, hope you enjoy the car as much as I have.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 5th July 2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,191
Posted By Witchfinder
Considering dropping the price a little more, and...

Considering dropping the price a little more, and I expect to negotiate. It really is in cracking condition, and the warranty has already more than paid for itself. Drop me a line if you're...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd July 2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,660
Posted By Witchfinder
I need this. For reasons.

I need this. For reasons.
Forum: Other marques 2nd July 2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 201,548
Posted By Witchfinder
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jun/30...

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jun/30/tesla-autopilot-death-self-driving-car-elon-musk

:(

Still statistically safer than a human driver, but very sad news nontheless
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 24th June 2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,191
Posted By Witchfinder
OK, here's the car. As noted in my last post,...

OK, here's the car. As noted in my last post, it's got almost two years worth of comprehensive warranty and roadside assistance included, fully transferable to a private buyer. The warranty has a...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 25th May 2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,191
Posted By Witchfinder
2007/56 S8 (with warranty) up soon, gauging interest

Hi All,

Due to an expanding family, it looks like I'm going back to Ford S-Max misery :-(. It's been fun while it lasted, but with three kids in tow, I'm going to need the extra row of seats. ...
Forum: Daily banter 27th November 2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,250
Posted By Witchfinder
I had the joy of getting in my frosty car on...

I had the joy of getting in my frosty car on Monday, and having the heated windscreen clear it in under a minute. Far better than the heated screen on my old S-Max. +++
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 19th November 2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,733
Posted By Witchfinder
My thoughts exactly. It looks VERY low as well.

My thoughts exactly. It looks VERY low as well.
Forum: Other marques 10th November 2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 201,548
Posted By Witchfinder
I can't find much fault with that article. It...

I can't find much fault with that article. It continually surprises me that the big manufacturers haven't identified the threat or the opportunity. They behave as if the electric car will start to...
Forum: Other marques 9th November 2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 201,548
Posted By Witchfinder
There are no brakes on the hype-train ...

There are no brakes on the hype-train

http://www.nanoflowcell.com/
Forum: Other marques 9th November 2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 201,548
Posted By Witchfinder
There are many, many problems with hydrogen fuel...

There are many, many problems with hydrogen fuel cells. The fuel is volatile. There's no established infrastructure. It's expensive (53 to fill your car with hydrogen at Heathrow). It can't...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 6th November 2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,079
Posted By Witchfinder
My spring-loaded buffers arrived the other day. ...

My spring-loaded buffers arrived the other day. Took about 10 minutes to fit (it's easier if you pull the trim away, because the hole in the trim is slightly too small for the wide end of the...
Forum: Daily banter 5th November 2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,236
Posted By Witchfinder
The only scandal, if this is true, is that I...

The only scandal, if this is true, is that I still can't afford one
Forum: Daily banter 4th November 2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 45,398
Posted By Witchfinder
Diesel is dying, here comes hydrogen: ...

Diesel is dying, here comes hydrogen:
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/nov/04/the-future-is-here-mass-market-hydrogen-cars-take-to-britains-roads
Forum: Daily banter 2nd November 2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 45,398
Posted By Witchfinder
http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/nov/02/vw...

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/nov/02/vw-emissions-scandal-widens-to-include-porsche-claims-epa

Apparently the EPA are now claiming that the 3.0 TDI is also affected, as fitted to the...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 29th October 2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,118
Posted By Witchfinder
I have a leak somewhere, I'm convinced. Added 2...

I have a leak somewhere, I'm convinced. Added 2 litres to the reservoir a week ago and it's already complaining about being low.
Forum: D3 - Transmission 26th October 2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,552
Posted By Witchfinder
Glasgow or Kent? Hmm, both a long trip. Is there...

Glasgow or Kent? Hmm, both a long trip. Is there anyone recommended around Manchester?
Forum: Alternative Fuels 23rd October 2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,258
Posted By Witchfinder
They demonstrated the car automatically opening...

They demonstrated the car automatically opening the doors as you approach
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 22nd October 2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,079
Posted By Witchfinder
PM sent +++

PM sent +++
Forum: Other marques 22nd October 2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 201,548
Posted By Witchfinder
According to that article, the Model S outsold...

According to that article, the Model S outsold the A8 and the 7-series *combined*. That's some pretty serious sales figures. I like the Tesla, but there's no way I'm going to get one until the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 21st October 2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,079
Posted By Witchfinder
Interested in boot buffers/lifters. Should I PM...

Interested in boot buffers/lifters. Should I PM you?
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 20th October 2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,656
Posted By Witchfinder
Perfect, thanks. Got 5W-30 Shell Helix Ultra

Perfect, thanks. Got 5W-30 Shell Helix Ultra
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 20th October 2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,656
Posted By Witchfinder
S8 Oil Spec

Can someone please do me an urgent favour? I am stuck away from home, just checked the oil and it's below minimum. I don't know what spec oil I need, and I don't want to drive without topping up. My...
Forum: Daily banter 14th October 2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,108
Posted By Witchfinder
I think that's what I love about it. Seems...

I think that's what I love about it.

Seems like there's not much love for the Morgan here. How about the new shape?

http://www.morgan-motor.co.uk/aero8/
...
Forum: Daily banter 13th October 2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,108
Posted By Witchfinder
Beautiful Morgan

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201501260450845/

I was browsing Autotrader for ****-all I can afford, when I came across this beast. I just had to share it.
Forum: Daily banter 9th October 2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,710
Posted By Witchfinder
My renewal quotes from Esure have consistently...

My renewal quotes from Esure have consistently been the cheapest for over 8 years now. In fact, the S8 is cheaper to insure with them than my 2.5T Ford S-Max! 40-year-old software consultant,...
Forum: Daily banter 9th October 2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,777
Posted By Witchfinder
Buy on condition and history.

Buy on condition and history.
Forum: Daily banter 3rd October 2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 45,398
Posted By Witchfinder
Other manufacturers are trying to cash in on...

Other manufacturers are trying to cash in on this. I got this email from Ford this morning:

FORD EMISSIONS COMMITMENT
Given the worldwide attention and news coverage related to diesel emissions...
Forum: Daily banter 1st October 2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 45,398
Posted By Witchfinder
Or would be below the ordered specification (I.e....

Or would be below the ordered specification (I.e. Less power). I wouldn't be a happy camper on either case.
Forum: Daily banter 29th September 2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 45,398
Posted By Witchfinder
The problem is perhaps that internal combustion...

The problem is perhaps that internal combustion engine technology simply isn't capable of meeting the emissions standards set by governments. Beyond capturing absolutely all of the emissions,...
Forum: Daily banter 29th September 2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,074
Posted By Witchfinder
He must have a pretty damned good lawyer! Lucky...

He must have a pretty damned good lawyer! Lucky he's not doing time!
Forum: Daily banter 28th September 2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,598
Posted By Witchfinder
I like the RS6 wheels, they're a classic and...

I like the RS6 wheels, they're a classic and easily recognisable design. They look good on almost anything (I remember a few people putting them on their Octavia vRS back when I frequented...
Forum: Daily banter 26th September 2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,557
Posted By Witchfinder
Doesn't Extended Leather Pack 3 cover this?

Doesn't Extended Leather Pack 3 cover this?
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 23rd September 2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,269
Posted By Witchfinder
I bought the Lucas ones about 4 months back, and...

I bought the Lucas ones about 4 months back, and they've been OK so far, but nothing spectacular. Quiet, but they don't give a perfect wipe any more.
Forum: Daily banter 22nd September 2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 45,398
Posted By Witchfinder
The VW scandal. How far does it go?

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/sep/22/vw-scandal-escalates-volkswagen-11m-vehicles-involved

As I understand it, this mainly affects Bluemotion / Adblue injection engines from VAG, but...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th September 2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,434
Posted By Witchfinder
Thanks for your thoughts everyone

Thanks for your thoughts everyone
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 14th September 2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,434
Posted By Witchfinder
I don't have TV in motion in the front, but I did...

I don't have TV in motion in the front, but I did want to let the kids use it on the RSE (my bizarre, autistic 8-year-old son wants to watch the news on the way to school in the morning :D ).

As...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 13th September 2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,434
Posted By Witchfinder
No, I don't get the symbol, the audio just cuts...

No, I don't get the symbol, the audio just cuts out, as if muted
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 13th September 2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,434
Posted By Witchfinder
intermittent DVB sound

I've been having this problem since I got the car. When the vehicle is in motion, the sound from the DVB broadcast cuts out intermittently. I'm not really sure where to start. The DVD and DAB audio...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 4th September 2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,841
Posted By Witchfinder
Which part is the DVB receiver? I'm getting...

Which part is the DVB receiver? I'm getting intermittent sound cut-out in motion, so I want to check all the connectors.
Forum: Daily banter 25th August 2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,783
Posted By Witchfinder
Yeah, it's normally set to the default which is...

Yeah, it's normally set to the default which is in the owners handbook. If that doesn't work, try 1234.
Forum: Daily banter 19th August 2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,461
Posted By Witchfinder
This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen.

This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen.
Forum: Daily banter 19th August 2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,879
Posted By Witchfinder
Holy crapola! Now imagine it with the new 605PS...

Holy crapola! Now imagine it with the new 605PS S8+. Barely half a second behind a 911 Turbo is some going for a two-ton monster.
Forum: Owners Meets 19th August 2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 51,916
Posted By Witchfinder
1. Architex Ma8tey 2. TinTin 3. Norretal 4....

1. Architex Ma8tey
2. TinTin
3. Norretal
4. Tonupkid & Mrs Kid.
5. HPsauce & Mrs Sauce
6. CtL + Angela
7. Trophy 885
8. tc4332 (Ray) + Gwen
9. Conny Soberg (Sweden)
10. AdrianE
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 17th August 2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,512
Posted By Witchfinder
If I was a bit more flush at the moment, I'd snap...

If I was a bit more flush at the moment, I'd snap your hand off. Sorry I can't be any more help.
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