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Forum: Daily banter 9th August 2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 70,466
Posted By HPsauce
Weird one tonight. Unusual conditions, can hear...

Weird one tonight. Unusual conditions, can hear planes clearly at cruising altitude.
Heard one heading West just before 10pm and looked it up, a Boeing 777-2U8(ER). That's it, NO DATA!
Looking at...
Forum: Daily banter 5th August 2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,640
Posted By HPsauce
Indeed they did, I just caught sight of it today...

Indeed they did, I just caught sight of it today in the sun; it's a brilliant match and incredibly GREEN!
(ignore any blemishes, there's bits of plant debris blowing around in the breeze today!)
...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 5th August 2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By HPsauce
Indeed. +++ I printed all that and handed it to...

Indeed. +++ I printed all that and handed it to the garage that replaced mine a few years back. They did it all well inside a day without any drama.
Though the boss there used to work at Fontain...
Forum: Daily banter 4th August 2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 70,466
Posted By HPsauce
We seem to be directly under the "big stuff"...

We seem to be directly under the "big stuff" inbound queue/loop for Heathrow today.
This is a BA A380 from Dallas, it really looked quite low when directly overhead, I guess due to the size:
...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 3rd August 2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By HPsauce
I thought about that but decided the failure MUST...

I thought about that but decided the failure MUST have been something broken inside the F125, so inevitably the risk of debris.
Given the construction of the F125 my view was that there's a...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 3rd August 2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By HPsauce
Exactly what happened to me a while back. I'll...

Exactly what happened to me a while back. I'll find the thread shortly....

December 2019! http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=15360

Didn't take a picture after doing it :o , but David...
Forum: D3 - Lights 29th July 2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By HPsauce
That reflector housing certainly looks like it...

That reflector housing certainly looks like it has an H7 or similar halogen bulb in it, which is consistent with Ainars comments.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 26th July 2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,304
Posted By HPsauce
Well I got a friendly response, but they can't do...

Well I got a friendly response, but they can't do it.
Forum: Other marques 23rd July 2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,240
Posted By HPsauce
Well maybe not.... I was looking closely at the...

Well maybe not....
I was looking closely at the engine, trying to find a label to confirm type and serial number. Mainly to update DVLA records but also to satisfy me it was the right engine!
Found...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 23rd July 2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,304
Posted By HPsauce
They seem to, at €306 each, plus the shipping...

They seem to, at €306 each, plus the shipping complexities and overheads as they won't sell direct to UK....
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 22nd July 2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,304
Posted By HPsauce
Just awakening this over 5yo thread, the answer...

Just awakening this over 5yo thread, the answer is "me"!

My nearside mirror is definitely yellow compared to the drivers one, so is presumably on its way out. I think the hot days earlier this...
Forum: Other marques 19th July 2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,240
Posted By HPsauce
So far so good, but there's so much tech in the...

So far so good, but there's so much tech in the car that potentially could be disturbed and need recalibrating that I just don't know yet.
Forum: Other marques 19th July 2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,240
Posted By HPsauce
Finally got it back today. Also needed both...

Finally got it back today. Also needed both batteries replacing which was done FOC.
Forum: Other marques 14th July 2022, 10:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,240
Posted By HPsauce
Already done. :cool: As soon as I discovered...

Already done. :cool:
As soon as I discovered the dealer DIDN'T notify DVLA of the new engine (I had to, and as MJ said will do that later) AND they had given it a new MOT I taxed it. Only 15 a...
Forum: Other marques 14th July 2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,240
Posted By HPsauce
Will do. +++ The dealer had given me the...

Will do. +++
The dealer had given me the impression they would notify DVLA directly, potentially putting me in a catch-22 situation, but that was incorrect.

Though the invoice I have doesn't even...
Forum: Other marques 14th July 2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,240
Posted By HPsauce
Constructive response so far, I think they're...

Constructive response so far, I think they're just glad to get rid of it! :ROFL:
Should get it Monday.

Only thing in doubt is taxing it (currently on SORN) as with a new engine it's possible DVLA...
Forum: Daily banter 14th July 2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 70,466
Posted By HPsauce
Definitely some "big stuff" coming over us low...

Definitely some "big stuff" coming over us low from Northolt, but not showing on Flightradar24. :tuttut:
Heard one about 11:30 this morning that can only have been a Globemaster but didn't have a...
Forum: Other marques 14th July 2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,240
Posted By HPsauce
I'm told the work is finished but the car needs...

I'm told the work is finished but the car needs to be returned from the (larger) dealer branch where it was done back to my local branch.
I'm very sceptical, having received cars back from major...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 9th July 2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,164
Posted By HPsauce
I'm not a D3 owner but even my first reaction was...

I'm not a D3 owner but even my first reaction was to recall seeing exactly that many times, a problem not worth solving! :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 8th July 2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By HPsauce
Resized for you ;) : (though I can't get it into...

Resized for you ;) : (though I can't get it into focus....)

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=28745&stc=1&d=1657300672
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 7th July 2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,290
Posted By HPsauce
Well as it happens I did play around a bit with...

Well as it happens I did play around a bit with the RNS-E in my sons S4 Avant (before he chopped it in for an X5 :tuttut: ) and it didn't impress me enough to consider upgrading to one from RNS-D.
...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 7th July 2022, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,290
Posted By HPsauce
Absolutely, 100% definitely NOT Ian, as I'm...

Absolutely, 100% definitely NOT Ian, as I'm already using it for my reversing camera. No CANBUS required. +++
It may be that you need CANBUS to send commands to the tuner from the RNS (in fact I...
Forum: Q7 4L 6th July 2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,308
Posted By HPsauce
German eBay can.........

German eBay can...... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255444731611
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 6th July 2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,290
Posted By HPsauce
Identifying RNS-D switched power output(s)

I'm wanting to find a circuit in the RNS-D wiring that goes "live" with +12V when the RNS is "on".
i.e. NOT necessarily when the ignition is on, but also when you just sit in the car and turn the...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 5th July 2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,440
Posted By HPsauce
That's pretty much the same as XCarLink (though...

That's pretty much the same as XCarLink (though maybe only 99 tracks per virtual CD) and they're both limited by the way the RNS works.
As noted earlier, I "may" reinstate the XCarlink depending how...
Forum: Daily banter 5th July 2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By HPsauce
Totally inappropriate and surplus badging found...

Totally inappropriate and surplus badging found on the boot of my current S8 at purchase.
And I hadn't noticed...... :o Anyone want it for nefarious purposes?
...
Forum: Daily banter 5th July 2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By HPsauce
I've also got a Facelift Throttle Position Sensor...

I've also got a Facelift Throttle Position Sensor (the unit on the throttle pedal) which I bought (from our sponsors) when I was having odd performance issues.
That turned out in the end to be a...
Forum: Daily banter 5th July 2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By HPsauce
Things you didn't know you had.......

Following my S8 being "fettled" by the D2 Doctor I decided it was time to sort through my piles of assorted Audi parts and related materials.
There's a lot that can go and some I'll keep as spares...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 4th July 2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,440
Posted By HPsauce
Ah, the barn find that Bert dragged in! Yes...

Ah, the barn find that Bert dragged in! Yes here's the sneaky picture:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=28140&stc=1&d=1650217542

I'll have a play with the TV audio input...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 4th July 2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,440
Posted By HPsauce
There seem to be several models, do you happen to...

There seem to be several models, do you happen to know which, how much and where from?
Forum: D2 - Everything else 4th July 2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,440
Posted By HPsauce
Thanks MJ I'll have a look at that, I think I've...

Thanks MJ I'll have a look at that, I think I've seen similar online.

And looking back almost 6 years in this very thread:
Forum: D2 - Everything else 4th July 2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,440
Posted By HPsauce
Actually, there might be. The TV input has stereo...

Actually, there might be. The TV input has stereo audio but my reversing camera doesn't use it.

This post on an A2 forum gives an idea of the possibilities:...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 4th July 2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,440
Posted By HPsauce
So all change! Things have moved on in 5 years,...

So all change! Things have moved on in 5 years, though I still have the same car of course. :cool:

Digital TV reception has proved problematic, maybe due to technical or power changes at the...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 4th July 2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,361
Posted By HPsauce
Me too, no glue required, just refit a clip!...

Me too, no glue required, just refit a clip! :cool:

Though I do wonder who'd been in there before and why, removing the cover strip incorrectly?
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 4th July 2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,361
Posted By HPsauce
Looks good now and was a lot easier to fix than...

Looks good now and was a lot easier to fix than expected. +++
The cover strip on the inside also slid on correctly with a little "persuasion". :tuttut:
...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 4th July 2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,361
Posted By HPsauce
Today I removed the two screws that stop the...

Today I removed the two screws that stop the strip moving, slid it backwards and removed it.
Oddly it looked fine, apart from some tears in the rubber seals, it was straight and true. :Confused:
...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 4th July 2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,492
Posted By HPsauce
Just to close this old thread down, the door now...

Just to close this old thread down, the door now fits perfectly. :cool:
My "body alignment expert" apparently applied strong knee pressure and a bit of leverage to twist the whole door back to the...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 1st July 2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,361
Posted By HPsauce
The evidence, there's a handful of places with...

The evidence, there's a handful of places with similar witness marks. :mad:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=28726&stc=1&d=1656681781
(The others also have smaller marks the...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 1st July 2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,361
Posted By HPsauce
And looking at the strip it appears that...

And looking at the strip it appears that "someone" in the past has just pressed it onto the mounting studs rather than sliding it, probably why it wasn't very secure, wouldn't slide and popped off...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 1st July 2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,361
Posted By HPsauce
Old thread resurrection! :ROFL: My drivers...

Old thread resurrection! :ROFL:

My drivers door lower trim is damaged; while doing some pre-MJ checks I caught my leg on it a few weeks ago! She didn't have time, given the huge load of other...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 29th June 2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,449
Posted By HPsauce
Those (rear) look like the type that have (at...

Those (rear) look like the type that have (at least here in the UK) a rather soft thick paint that is prone to getting damaged.
Many of us replace them with the wood veneer type which are much more...
Forum: Daily banter 26th June 2022, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,825
Posted By HPsauce
About as economically viable as owning and...

About as economically viable as owning and running a D2? :ROFL: So, how much? ;)
Forum: Daily banter 26th June 2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,825
Posted By HPsauce
Is this going to become a standard item in the D2...

Is this going to become a standard item in the D2 Doctor Service Catalogue?

And how were they made, by you or externally?
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 25th June 2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 25,032
Posted By HPsauce
Yesterday I was chatting to a neighbour who was...

Yesterday I was chatting to a neighbour who was cleaning his 3-series BMW; he'd just discovered an unknown (to him) feature. I had to take a picture!
...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 23rd June 2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,955
Posted By HPsauce
It's not one of those stupid situations where you...

It's not one of those stupid situations where you have an apparently symmetrical item that in reality isn't quite and you try it all 4 ways that it could fit (combining back to front, upside down...
Forum: Owners Meets 20th June 2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,245
Posted By HPsauce
Even simpler, for yesterdays rain spots on the...

Even simpler, for yesterdays rain spots on the roof I waited for the car to be in the shade, went over it very gently with the mitt dampened only with softened water (no shampoo) then mopped up...
Forum: Other marques 20th June 2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,240
Posted By HPsauce
Yes I think you're right. After a further round...

Yes I think you're right. After a further round of discussions, with no really significant improvement, we've told the servicing dealer to proceed with the engine swap.

That doesn't mean we've...
Forum: Owners Meets 20th June 2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,245
Posted By HPsauce
Bert's book mentions APC (All Purpose Cleaner)...

Bert's book mentions APC (All Purpose Cleaner) quite a bit, not least for removing bird droppings; we get lots of those!
There's not one in the kit, but is there one that Nicola thinks is...
Forum: Daily banter 20th June 2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,854
Posted By HPsauce
Intriguing, I just checked the receipt,...

Intriguing, I just checked the receipt, definitely 195.9 on Saturday. :Confused:
Forum: Daily banter 20th June 2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,640
Posted By HPsauce
I forgot to ask at collection, but what was the...

I forgot to ask at collection, but what was the problem/resolution? I don't normally use the handbrake a lot so when I do need it......
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