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Forum: Daily banter Yesterday, 09:23 PM
Replies: 55
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Posted By HPsauce
Oh dear. :-( At least you have your wonderful...

Oh dear. :-(
At least you have your wonderful separating machine, or it would presumably be a whole lot more aggravating. ;)
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics Yesterday, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 87
Posted By HPsauce
Do you mean tiptronic? +/-? I'm sure I read...

Do you mean tiptronic? +/-?

I'm sure I read somewhere (in this forum) that the wiring just parallels the +/- control on the gear selector. So is anything needed other than correct wiring?

That...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 15th May 2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 161
Posted By HPsauce
That's the SAI pump inside the air filter box....

That's the SAI pump inside the air filter box. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secondary_air_injection
MJ will no doubt be along soon to explain why you can probably get rid of it, though I think...
Forum: Daily banter 15th May 2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,325
Posted By HPsauce
Oh dear. :-( It might be fighting back, but we...

Oh dear. :-( It might be fighting back, but we know who will win. +++

How on earth could that happen? I'm not aware of any work in that area on either side in my ownership!
Forum: Daily banter 15th May 2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,325
Posted By HPsauce
Little bit of trivia back at home. Had the old...

Little bit of trivia back at home. Had the old and cracking MPSS 20" spare tyre replaced with a newer part-worn MPS4s that I had "lying around".
It had a strange nick in the rubber near the bead...
Forum: Daily banter 15th May 2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By HPsauce
I didn't listen to the whole program (usually...

I didn't listen to the whole program (usually find it pretty intolerable TBH) but F1 has a very different attitude to success/failure blame and problem solving than the average politician and that...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th May 2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 91
Posted By HPsauce
Hmm, maybe not? It depends what you mean by...

Hmm, maybe not? It depends what you mean by "slow".
If by slow you mean the starter sounds less lively and the engine cranking more slowly then it's likely something else.
If by slow you mean it...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 14th May 2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By HPsauce
Those latches are all the same on loads of...

Those latches are all the same on loads of connectors and totally counter-intuitive.
I know if you look at one once it's off you'll immediately see how they work.
Once you do whatever is needed...
Forum: D2 - Lights 13th May 2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By HPsauce
Could be just the bulbs failed? There's no...

Could be just the bulbs failed? There's no warning if they fail, only on the brake lights.
Forum: Daily banter 13th May 2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,325
Posted By HPsauce
I thought I'd replied to this a while back, but...

I thought I'd replied to this a while back, but it disappeared. :Confused:
Wonderful problem solving there on the bearing. +++
And pleased to see the subframe is better than I expected (and the MOT...
Forum: D2 - Lights 13th May 2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By HPsauce
And (usually) the fog light wiring goes to both...

And (usually) the fog light wiring goes to both sides so you "can" add the bulb holder and bulb and have dual fog lights. +++
Only problem is that the plastic moulding on the "empty" side is...
Forum: Daily banter 12th May 2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By HPsauce
Why is Sebastian Vettel on Question Time?

That's it. Why? :Confused:
Though, to be fair (and I'm no fan), he's probably smarter than all the rest of them put together........
Forum: Owners Meets 11th May 2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By HPsauce
We passed an equally crazy place in Scotland the...

We passed an equally crazy place in Scotland the other week, at Ardelve by Loch Long.
Actually a distillery and tea room! Lots of buildings like this:
...
Forum: Daily banter 9th May 2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,325
Posted By HPsauce
I noticed the "mirror writing" but didn't think...

I noticed the "mirror writing" but didn't think about why! :tuttut: Now we know. :cool:
Edit: Looking at picture 4 of 12 above you can see where it came from!
Forum: Daily banter 5th May 2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,325
Posted By HPsauce
Is this related? Recall Oil Strainer Turbos -...

Is this related? Recall Oil Strainer Turbos - Recall code 21H7 https://forum.rs246.com/viewtopic.php?p=965710#p965710
Seems to have just gone "live" in UK!
Forum: Daily banter 5th May 2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,325
Posted By HPsauce
No point in having a filter if you can't...

No point in having a filter if you can't clean/replace it. :tuttut:
Forum: Daily banter 5th May 2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,325
Posted By HPsauce
Does the gauze come out if it's good, or do you...

Does the gauze come out if it's good, or do you leave them in?
Forum: TT/TTS/TTRS 8J 4th May 2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By HPsauce
PCD presumably?

PCD presumably?
Forum: TT/TTS/TTRS 8J 4th May 2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By HPsauce
This chart may help:...

This chart may help: https://www.komwheel.com/understanding-space-saver-tyre-size

175/65R15 - is that an "old" mini?
Forum: Daily banter 3rd May 2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,325
Posted By HPsauce
Interesting, so is that the source of the...

Interesting, so is that the source of the rev-linked whine you can/could hear in the cabin?
Forum: D2 - Interior 3rd May 2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By HPsauce
Thanks for the tips folks. +++ The first seat...

Thanks for the tips folks. +++
The first seat to arrive is a Joie Spin 360 (0-18kg) which has a support leg but no top tether. :cool:
It didn't include any guides so I won't bother looking for any;...
Forum: D2 - Interior 2nd May 2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By HPsauce
Isofix Guide recommendations

Well lockdown has been "productive" in our family. We went in to it with one grandson, living some distance away and now have three. Two are quite nearby and there are "expectations" re child care...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd May 2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,325
Posted By HPsauce
Working on a Bank Holiday. :tuttut: I'd just...

Working on a Bank Holiday. :tuttut:
I'd just assumed the oil cooler pipe had cracked from the leakage, though it does look distorted. As for acorns, yes we have Oak trees by the driveway. :o
I'm...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd May 2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,325
Posted By HPsauce
A Trapezoidal pallet at the base that the crane...

A Trapezoidal pallet at the base that the crane fits round (with more normal ones on top) might do the job? Probably fairly easy to make from an existing pallet.
Forum: Daily banter 2nd May 2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,325
Posted By HPsauce
If anyone wonders why I'm being quiet for a...

If anyone wonders why I'm being quiet for a change, two reasons:
1. I've been away, incommunicado, with family until today.
2. I've been waiting for this for years and am in total awe!

PS The...
Forum: Owners Meets 2nd May 2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 55,616
Posted By HPsauce
Well done team, aka "The Management". :cool: ...

Well done team, aka "The Management". :cool:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o68thoPjmfA
Forum: Daily banter 25th April 2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By HPsauce
What an incredible acquisition. As I think I...

What an incredible acquisition. As I think I mentioned when this was first highlighted, provenance is everything with such a rare item and it looks like you have all the evidence! +++

But why was...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 24th April 2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 546
Posted By HPsauce
21 Today! Well, not exactly...

My S8 is exactly 20 years old today, manufacturing date 24/4/2002. :cool:

And it's exactly where every good surviving D2 needs to be for it's real birthday present. :D

PS Don't be confused by...
Forum: Owners Meets 23rd April 2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 55,616
Posted By HPsauce
Thank you. I'm sure we all appreciate the efforts...

Thank you. I'm sure we all appreciate the efforts all you organisers have put into this year after year! +++
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd April 2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,448
Posted By HPsauce
The weird thing is that the brand new 22-plate...

The weird thing is that the brand new 22-plate Volvo XC40 we got this morning (courtesy car) has brakes that are even worse than the stock S8. :eek:
I drove it back home and thought, there's a bit...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd April 2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,486
Posted By HPsauce
Dean you need to update your signature, it just...

Dean you need to update your signature, it just says "2002 A8L D2". Have we seen it?
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd April 2022, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,486
Posted By HPsauce
That's not mine, it's only just arrived! Wrong...

That's not mine, it's only just arrived! Wrong wiper arms/blades for a start. (My OEM ones are next to me in a drawer!) And I don't have a camera/phone mount on the windscreen.
I'm guessing, though...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd April 2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By HPsauce
Oddly, I've had loads of cars with heated rear...

Oddly, I've had loads of cars with heated rear seats, including both my current ones.
Rather by default than choice and I can't recall a single occasion when any of them have been used! :ROFL:
...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd April 2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,486
Posted By HPsauce
As demanded by Tintin! (only a temporary swap...

As demanded by Tintin! (only a temporary swap while mine is in Devon)

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=28160&stc=1&d=1650625608
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd April 2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,486
Posted By HPsauce
Clue for sure. Hopefully so. Second clue, it's...

Clue for sure. Hopefully so.
Second clue, it's big and it's very red....
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 21st April 2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,486
Posted By HPsauce
Another coincidence Dean. Guess what's sitting on...

Another coincidence Dean. Guess what's sitting on my driveway now?

Clue: My S8 is on it's way as I type to Devon in the capable hands of the D2 Doctor who will definitely be in possession of it on...
Forum: Owners Meets 21st April 2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 55,616
Posted By HPsauce
That's a shame, but given the Jubilee holiday...

That's a shame, but given the Jubilee holiday weekend and consequent celebrations there was a certain inevitability about it. :-(

We were about to book an extension to that holiday but haven't so...
Forum: Daily banter 21st April 2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 61,864
Posted By HPsauce
If you haven't given it a name yet, Lazarus...

If you haven't given it a name yet, Lazarus springs to mind......
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 31st March 2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,233
Posted By HPsauce
I've got the later one-part version and have done...

I've got the later one-part version and have done exactly the same as MJ after initially playing with black cable ties.
Forum: Owners Meets 29th March 2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 735
Posted By HPsauce
Sounds good, but the timing is always wrong for...

Sounds good, but the timing is always wrong for me somehow.
I'll be on the Isle of Skye, looking forwards to my birthday the next day..... :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Everything else 27th March 2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By HPsauce
And the alarm horn is behind the curved metal...

And the alarm horn is behind the curved metal panel above the pump unit.
It's secured by that nut you can see on the protruding bolt which IIRC has a head that slides into a slot in the horn, or it...
Forum: Daily banter 25th March 2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 57,961
Posted By HPsauce
There's an awful lot of "stuff" circling around...

There's an awful lot of "stuff" circling around over SE Poland and Romania.
But isn't Biden due in Rzeszov today?

And there's a USAF 757 VC-32A number 99-0003 en route from Brussels to Rzeszow...
Forum: Daily banter 24th March 2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 57,961
Posted By HPsauce
There's a Northrop Grumman RQ-4D Phoenix up at...

There's a Northrop Grumman RQ-4D Phoenix up at 51,000ft near Rzeszow, came from Sicily.
Otherwise known as the Global Hawk which is a high-altitude, remotely-piloted surveillance aircraft....
Forum: Daily banter 23rd March 2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 57,961
Posted By HPsauce
Another Globemaster low overhead this afternoon,...

Another Globemaster low overhead this afternoon, I think heading into Northolt.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd March 2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,289
Posted By HPsauce
Have you got MJs brake block though, you're not...

Have you got MJs brake block though, you're not on the old list of recipients?

My experience of it, FWIW : http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?p=169147#post169147
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd March 2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 23,448
Posted By HPsauce
Well, having hardly used the S8 at all in the...

Well, having hardly used the S8 at all in the last 2 years circumstances forced me to MOT and Tax it recently and I've done a few short journeys.

WOW, just WOW! :mexicanwave:
The brakes work. It...
Forum: Daily banter 17th March 2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,799
Posted By HPsauce
I'd go with three of that five, not saying which...

I'd go with three of that five, not saying which though..... :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 13th March 2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 57,961
Posted By HPsauce
Same Globemaster just arrived in Rzeszow a few...

Same Globemaster just arrived in Rzeszow a few minutes ago.....

It's only a short drive from the military base in Ukraine that Putin attacked earlier....
Forum: Daily banter 13th March 2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 57,961
Posted By HPsauce
Interesting flight last night, went over us a few...

Interesting flight last night, went over us a few minutes after midnight.
Heard an unusually loud rumbling plane fairly low so checked and it was an RAF Globemaster coming from Rzeszow to Brize...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th March 2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,289
Posted By HPsauce
Or disconnected it. ;) It's an NC (normally...

Or disconnected it. ;)
It's an NC (normally closed) dual switch that is opened by the pedal being lifted against it by the return spring.
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