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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 7th June 2022, 05:25 AM
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Posted By madcjd
Thanks - that info makes a lot of sense. Yes,...

Thanks - that info makes a lot of sense. Yes, they were cheap LEDs.
Where about did you put the resistors and what spec were they?
Cheers
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 6th June 2022, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By madcjd
A8 d3 rear n/s indicator lamp (early version)

Hi.

Does anyone have a rear n/s indicator lens for sale for a 2006 d3?

I believe the pt no is 4e0 945 095C.

I have gone down the route of replacing ALL LEDs (5v straw hat type) ….but, they...
Forum: Daily banter 19th January 2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By madcjd
That’s useful info - many thanks. I think I...

That’s useful info - many thanks.

I think I can see where I’ll end up…..probably back with a D4. I just found the D4 boot much smaller than the d3 boot.
These cars are hard to match……especially...
Forum: Daily banter 19th January 2022, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By madcjd
Thanks Roberto….. Your last comment has...

Thanks Roberto…..

Your last comment has already crossed my mind (sell the q7 and run the D3 until prices come down).

The D3 has 170k miles on it, is only worth £3-£4K I guess, but, on my 240...
Forum: Daily banter 18th January 2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By madcjd
A7 comparison

Has anyone here owned an A7 and can offer me their opinion on how a D4 A8 compares to the A7 pls?
I sold my D4 a8 4.2 tdi just over a year ago and now regret it. I now have a 2016 Q7, with lots of...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 27th August 2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,207
Posted By madcjd
Quick update…. With the inner wheel arch...

Quick update….

With the inner wheel arch removed, this allows access to the underside of the near side air box.
It’s only a screw and hose/circlip that need to be removed/loosened to allow...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 27th August 2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,207
Posted By madcjd
Many thanks. I plan to attack today. The...

Many thanks.
I plan to attack today.
The hose price (TPS) is £75 plus……
That ETKA picture is a help re the filter box.
Cheers
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 25th August 2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,207
Posted By madcjd
Thanks for reply. It def feels like there’s...

Thanks for reply.
It def feels like there’s something under there still holding it - I will remove the wheel arch cover and see.
My Ur is Tornado red…..
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th August 2021, 05:55 PM
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Views: 2,793
Posted By madcjd
Power steering hose leak 4.2 tdi

I have read the brilliantly detailed post on changing the pipe that goes to the cooler, but, my v8 diesel appears to be leaking in a different location.
My leak drops down onto the GBox sump (and...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 25th August 2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,207
Posted By madcjd
4.2 tdi near side lower air filter box removal..

Whilst trying to gain access to the power steering reservoir……
Once the upper of the box and air filter are removed, there are 2 obvious mounting bolts holding the lower section of the filter box....
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 18th February 2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,032
Posted By madcjd
Apologies! The item auto relisted and then...

Apologies!

The item auto relisted and then someone bid straight away.

I do have some genuine D4 roofbars that I will put on here shortly though - not hit flea bay yet.

Cheers
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 16th February 2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,032
Posted By madcjd
Hi. Sorry... The wiper blades are on...

Hi.

Sorry...

The wiper blades are on eBay and have had a bid placed on them last night - currently £32 plus delivery.

The auction expires next Monday (22nd Feb).

Cheers, Chris
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 14th February 2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,032
Posted By madcjd
A8 D4 4.2 tdi service parts + wiper blades

I have ....

D4 wiper blades (new and boxed) 4h2 998 002 b

For D4 4.2tdi:

2 x air filters (4h0 129 620 L), 1 pollen filter (4h0 819 439) and 1 oil filter (057 115 561 M).

All genuine parts.
Forum: Daily banter 21st March 2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,525
Posted By madcjd
Im about 5'11. I sat in my D3 yesterday (which...

Im about 5'11.
I sat in my D3 yesterday (which is sorn at the mo) and I think the foot rest on the left sits closer to the seat than the D4?
In my D3 I could comfortably sit with my left foot...
Forum: TT 8N 16th March 2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,903
Posted By madcjd
Thanks for that. I'll try and sell them...

Thanks for that.

I'll try and sell them then.
Didn't realise the pcd on early TTs was 100.

Thanks
Forum: Daily banter 16th March 2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,927
Posted By madcjd
That's great! Even all those Russian that...

That's great!

Even all those Russian that show up on the side too!

Seriously though - just the ticket - thanks!
Forum: Daily banter 16th March 2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,525
Posted By madcjd
I've moved everything! It's amazing how many...

I've moved everything!
It's amazing how many different seat positions/shapes you can achieve in a 4 hour driving duration......and still not find one that feels right.
I've adjusted the steering...
Forum: TT 8N 14th March 2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,903
Posted By madcjd
Wheels

Can anyone tell me the variance in offset of wheels available for this mark of TT pls?

Will mk2 TT alloys fit the Mk1 model? I have set of Mk2 speedline alloys (18 x 9, with offset of 52).
...
Forum: Daily banter 14th March 2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,927
Posted By madcjd
Etka

Hi.

Has anyone here found a way to get access to ETKA?

I used to be able to but no longer can and really miss not being able to use it (have been without it for a couple of yrs now)

Luckily,...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 14th March 2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 25,852
Posted By madcjd
So............... The car went into Preston...

So...............

The car went into Preston Audi to have the corrosion pictured/assessed and sent off to Audi.
After roughly 4 weeks I eventually heard that there would be NO claim available...
Forum: Daily banter 14th March 2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,525
Posted By madcjd
getting comfy............

I've my 2011 D4 for almost 4 months now.
The car has the 'comfort seats' and after all this time - I still cant get comfy!!
Has anyone else suffered this issue or is it just me?
I do confess to...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 11th January 2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,439
Posted By madcjd
Mk2 TT 10 spoke alloys with new tyres

I have a set of TT Mk2 alloys to sell.
These are the 10 spoke 18" Speedline (9" wide) ET 52 alloys with New tyres (Budget - landsail tyres). PT no - 8j0801025AA.
They're not immaculate but...
Forum: Daily banter 11th January 2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,418
Posted By madcjd
Lego quattro

We're never too old for lego are we?

This has been recently released..............a must for any quattro fan (guilty!).

LEGO 76897 Speed Champions 1985 Audi Sport Quattro S1

Its approx. £18....
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 10th January 2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,448
Posted By madcjd
D2 rear discs - EBC D545

EBC D545 rear discs for D2 A8.
Boxed, though a tad tatty.
I believe these are fitment for a '94 - '98 4.2 (but don't hold me to that).
£60 delivered (courier) or £50 if collected (near Blackpool).
Forum: Daily banter 10th January 2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,787
Posted By madcjd
Gorgeous looking car.................I love those...

Gorgeous looking car.................I love those wheels!
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 9th January 2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,106
Posted By madcjd
That's interesting.... just looked under my...

That's interesting....
just looked under my handles (2011 model) and can see the LEDs. Just seems odd that all 4 are out.
Read the handbook last night which shows how to set external lights, but...
Forum: Daily banter 8th January 2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,727
Posted By madcjd
Result! I did call Adrian...

Result!

I did call Adrian flux.................quote with A8 owners club ref was £503!

Returned to Admiral, after almost an hour on the phone (a bit of juggling no claims and removing a BMW...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 8th January 2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,106
Posted By madcjd
Do all the A8 executives have these door handle...

Do all the A8 executives have these door handle LEDs or are they part of an optional extra?
Forum: Daily banter 6th January 2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,727
Posted By madcjd
That's great! I'll give them a bell...

That's great!
I'll give them a bell ........soon......as I've only got 2 weeks left to shop around.
Thanks
Forum: Daily banter 5th January 2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,727
Posted By madcjd
Insurance for D4 4.2....

Only had my D4 4.2tdi since mid November.
My insurance is due on 20 Jan. I do have multi car insurance with admiral and last year, for a D3 4.2tdi and a BMW 645, they were very competitive!
Now,...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 30th December 2019, 07:33 AM
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Views: 5,898
Posted By madcjd
Roofbars for LWB D3

I realise that no-one seems to list bars for a LWB (D3 or D4), but, has anyone tried to fit the ones that are listed for a non LWB anyway?
If anyone has particular knowledge of this, is it to do...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 30th December 2019, 07:32 AM
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Views: 5,980
Posted By madcjd
Roofbars for lwb D4

I realise that no-one seems to list bars for a LWB (D3 or D4), but, has anyone tried to fit the ones that are listed for a non LWB anyway?
If anyone has particular knowledge of this, is it to do...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 14th December 2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 25,852
Posted By madcjd
22561 This is what I had on my D3, on the...

22561

This is what I had on my D3, on the piece above the no plate.
I purchased a replacement part from prestige parts and sprayed it my colour (night blue) and good as new now.

I also removed...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 14th December 2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 25,852
Posted By madcjd
The car is booked into Preston Audi, in the...

The car is booked into Preston Audi, in the middle of Jan, for a proper assessment and to see if this will be covered by the warranty.
I'm not raising my hopes!
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 14th December 2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 25,852
Posted By madcjd
22558 22559 22560 Pics show...

22558

22559

22560

Pics show corrosion fwd of rear o/s wheel and driver's door skin- just fwd of door mirror.

Apologies for upside down pics - not sure how to rectify......I don't insert...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 12th December 2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 25,852
Posted By madcjd
Hi, I will get some pics sorted - it's currently...

Hi, I will get some pics sorted - it's currently wet, cold and grim here in the northwest, so will wait for a break in the weather (could be months :):):)).
I've seen some mention of corrosion on...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 12th December 2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 25,852
Posted By madcjd
Corrosion

Has anybody had any joy with going through Audi to resolve corrosion issues (12 year anti perforation warranty)?
I have a 2011 model which has small areas of the stuff!
Cheers
Forum: Daily banter 19th November 2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,661
Posted By madcjd
So.....I finally got one!

I currently have a lwb D3 4.2tdi (owned for over 5 yrs).

I've been looking, daily, on Autotrader, eBay etc.....at the D4 model (same engine).

So - this is what I wanted: not lwb, dark colour,...
Forum: Daily banter 24th September 2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,534
Posted By madcjd
I was under the impression that the D4 4.2 tdi...

I was under the impression that the D4 4.2 tdi can achieve 45mpg (ish) on a motorway run? My current D3 4.2 tdi always averages approx 40mpg on its Lancashire to Heathrow run?
Well, I was hoping...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd September 2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,534
Posted By madcjd
Many thanks! I have heard of corrosion on early...

Many thanks!
I have heard of corrosion on early models in a previous conversation.....which I find a bit of shock.
It goes without saying that I'd get a car that has low ownership and in at least...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd September 2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,534
Posted By madcjd
Some D4 questions...

With my eyes firmly set on a D4 4.2tdi I have a few questions if anyone can help?

Do all the D4s have the phone mirroring capability- inc 2010 models?

Can you tell if a D4 has ACC from the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 16th June 2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,125
Posted By madcjd
A bit late in entering this info and appreciate...

A bit late in entering this info and appreciate it's probably telling some people how to suck eggs, but..... did the task a few weeks ago now.....
So, if you electrically connect the centre vents...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 16th May 2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,018
Posted By madcjd
MMI screen cogs replaced..... no more horrible clicking noise now

I appreciate many of you will have already performed this fix and it's not the most difficult job, but........
After 2 or 3 months of the common broken cogs, I finally got round to replacing the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 16th May 2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,125
Posted By madcjd
Installing centre vents in dash

After removing lots of bits of trim and air vents to allow for MMI SCREEN repair......I noticed when reinstalling the centre vents that the control at the back (which moves ) is not inline with the...
Forum: Daily banter 16th May 2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,457
Posted By madcjd
Heathrow speed cameras.....for info

Just in case anyone is planning on driving to Heathrow.....
As of 1st May ANPR has been installed and active all round the perimeter road.
It's a series of matrix signs displaying your speed,...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 28th April 2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,238
Posted By madcjd
Thanks for the info............this has had me...

Thanks for the info............this has had me looking in the self study documents to see if my 4.2tdi has the same set up? I'm still trying to work out if I have the 09E or 09L g/box? My g/box code...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 25th April 2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,238
Posted By madcjd
That's put a spanner in the works! I wasn't even...

That's put a spanner in the works! I wasn't even aware of such an item!
I have oredered the main thermostat from TPS.
How do you differentiate which item is at fault?
I'm still leaning towards the...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 16th April 2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,238
Posted By madcjd
Yes - all appears normal. I had an A6 a few yrs...

Yes - all appears normal.
I had an A6 a few yrs back and that had a failed coolant temp sensor - the car drove like a dog or even failed to start.
It was cheap as chips to replace.
Because the A8...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 16th April 2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,238
Posted By madcjd
Thinking about it, if the pump was an issue it...

Thinking about it, if the pump was an issue it would be 'getting hotter' rather than cooler.
So forget that ........
I think it will just be the thermostat - £60 approx from TPS, with housing.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 16th April 2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,238
Posted By madcjd
Coolant temp dropping.....

Doing my usual, twice monthly, drive between Lancashire and Heathrow.....
Driving home on Sunday evening, I hit a terrible jam on the M6 (no shocks there), which added about an hour to my journey....
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