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Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior Yesterday, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By steamship
Thought I'd be clever and find a photo of it for...

Thought I'd be clever and find a photo of it for you, but sounds like you've already gone out and checked. Anyway, here's the photo should anyone else be interested.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior Yesterday, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 76
Posted By steamship
From the times I've been in there cleaning mine,...

From the times I've been in there cleaning mine, the only way I can see is to disconnect the wires from the other end and feed the lot out through the hole. On mine, the two wires to the jets are...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 5th May 2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By steamship
:Confused:

:Confused:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 4th May 2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By steamship
I suspect 'we' are the people/person who sold the...

I suspect 'we' are the people/person who sold the car back in April 2017 as it's near word for word.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=26317&stc=1&d=1620128054

For...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st May 2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By steamship
Just found your other post from yesterday...

Just found your other post from yesterday mentioning the defective ABS controller. I've seen several threads on other forums (including this one) about an ABS controller fault ('014 Defective') which...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st May 2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By steamship
Looking through an old scan I did for you...

Looking through an old scan I did for you previously shows you have 4E0614517A on the 4.0 tdi. According to ETKA, it doesn't show any superseded versions or alternate part numbers. However, the part...
Forum: Daily banter 30th April 2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
Posted By steamship
Mine was more mechanical. Having come back from...

Mine was more mechanical. Having come back from NZ the year before, I bought an '01 A4 2.5tdi Quattro Sport to get me around, and also take my mother wherever she wanted to go. Eight months later the...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 26th April 2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,211
Posted By steamship
Finally fitted mine a couple of weeks ago prior...

Finally fitted mine a couple of weeks ago prior to the MOT. It was MJs video more than anything else that sold me on the idea, but since I haven't had the car above 50mph in over a year and most of...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd April 2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,423
Posted By steamship
They missed out on the hen's teeth to complete...

They missed out on the hen's teeth to complete the set.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 19th April 2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By steamship
The following photo from eBay should help. ...

The following photo from eBay should help.

Looking at it, it appears to be held in with three clips, the twin flat one next to the Audi logo and two circular clips further up. From the shape, I'd...
Forum: Daily banter 16th April 2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,423
Posted By steamship
Ah, that video brings back some bad memories! Six...

Ah, that video brings back some bad memories! Six hours for one bolt. :-(
Forum: Owners Meets 12th April 2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 28,793
Posted By steamship
Strangely enough, the Plimsoll line is one of...

Strangely enough, the Plimsoll line is one of those things I learnt about many years ago... and it stuck.

Scary indeed that they're prepared to put their lives at risk to go to those extremes, let...
Forum: Owners Meets 12th April 2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 28,793
Posted By steamship
Just prior to this nautical theme, I was shown a...

Just prior to this nautical theme, I was shown a video on Facebook of a trawler coming into Killybegs, and finally managed to find the source today. I contacted the person who took the photos/video...
Forum: Owners Meets 11th April 2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 28,793
Posted By steamship
Notice how the two 3.7s netted a small school of...

Notice how the two 3.7s netted a small school of S8s.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=26144&stc=1&d=1618135098
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 9th April 2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,052
Posted By steamship
Welcome along to the forum. As for 'editing' your...

Welcome along to the forum. As for 'editing' your post, just put up a new post of your findings.

Also take the time to introduce yourself... and your cars to everyone on the forum in the...
Forum: Owners Meets 8th April 2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 28,793
Posted By steamship
Mainly because it's on the WAW route from Donegal...

Mainly because it's on the WAW route from Donegal town and you need to drive through it to get to Slieve League. If we stuck to the N56, we would have missed Slieve League, Malin Beg, Glencolumncille...
Forum: Daily banter 7th April 2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,423
Posted By steamship
I think we'll need more popcorn...

I think we'll need more popcorn...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 7th April 2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By steamship
Good point. I was being a bit too literal with...

Good point. I was being a bit too literal with the interpretation of the request.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 7th April 2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By steamship
I looked into this about two years ago and came...

I looked into this about two years ago and came across another option, namely the jets used in a similar aged A6. The part numbers are 4Z7955101 (passenger side) and 4Z7955102 (driver side). The...
Forum: Daily banter 7th April 2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,337
Posted By steamship
Pretty much sums up the quality of work that MJ...

Pretty much sums up the quality of work that MJ does when a 'significant other' (or anyone else 'allowed' to drive our cars) makes a comment like that. MJ continues to raise the bar on what is...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 6th April 2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,688
Posted By steamship
Never done it but there are plenty of videos on...

Never done it but there are plenty of videos on YouTube showing it. I suspect the most difficult part is getting the new bushes to go in squarely without damaging them.
Forum: D3 - Transmission 6th April 2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,223
Posted By steamship
Definitely NOT Mackies, that's for sure... based...

Definitely NOT Mackies, that's for sure... based on his location 'down under'.
Forum: Other marques 30th March 2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 130,148
Posted By steamship
This video on YouTube popped up on my recommend...

This video on YouTube popped up on my recommend list a couple of months ago. Interestingly, there is mention made of the Audi R18:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X2U7bDNcPM
Forum: Daily banter 28th March 2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,337
Posted By steamship
Quite appropriate stamp on the crank pulleys.

Quite appropriate stamp on the crank pulleys.
Forum: Owners Meets 27th March 2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 28,793
Posted By steamship
For those of us who did the 'ExplorA8tion...

For those of us who did the 'ExplorA8tion Ireland' road trip, here's a little reminder about it that popped up in my Facebook feed. It's indirectly connected to a pub/restaurant that we visited on...
Forum: Daily banter 26th March 2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,337
Posted By steamship
Only if it's one of her former patients.

Only if it's one of her former patients.
Forum: D3 - Transmission 23rd March 2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,223
Posted By steamship
Cool picture. With all those pipes pumping...

Cool picture. With all those pipes pumping different coloured fluids, the only thing missing is the heart monitor.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd March 2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By steamship
A full calibration had been done on the car, with...

A full calibration had been done on the car, with no effect.

I was hoping to find at least one error somewhere in the system, but nothing at all. I did come across something earlier today but need...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd March 2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By steamship
Suspension Rising and Falling by Itself

Was asked by a friend to check out his A8 as the air suspension is acting weird recently. For some reason, the ride height is rising and falling constantly, with the consequence being that the...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 22nd March 2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,099
Posted By steamship
Others have beaten me to it about battery...

Others have beaten me to it about battery position, but for programming it, see the post by Mark on this same thread:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showpost.php?p=112015&postcount=11

There is also...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st March 2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,594
Posted By steamship
And another new use for your snow foam lance! ...

And another new use for your snow foam lance!

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=25856&stc=1&d=1616348357
Forum: Daily banter 20th March 2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,423
Posted By steamship
Best way. I'd rather savour the enjoyment of a...

Best way. I'd rather savour the enjoyment of a rationed portion of WITW rather than binge reading a pile of them. Waiting to see what diagnosis the Doctor makes of this one.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th March 2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,594
Posted By steamship
I saw the 'VIN Creator' option but didn't check...

I saw the 'VIN Creator' option but didn't check it out, as it didn't seem to make sense i.e. why create a VIN for a car? Now that you explained it, I might do it for my D2 to at least reduce the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 19th March 2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,594
Posted By steamship
I tried the VIN function using the VIN from the...

I tried the VIN function using the VIN from the S8 I had and it shows it as a 3.0 tdi. Never checked to see what other functionality the VIN lookup offers though. Have it running on both Windows 10...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th March 2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By steamship
Check out the following page and video which may...

Check out the following page and video which may be helpful, as it goes into the calibration of the system. From the video, I'm guessing that the answer to your question is module 34 and measuring...
Forum: Daily banter 11th March 2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,572
Posted By steamship
Amen. Couldn't have said it better. Very moving,...

Amen. Couldn't have said it better. Very moving, especially with "The show must go on".
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 11th March 2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By steamship
Lovely looking car. GLWS. A couple of minor...

Lovely looking car. GLWS.

A couple of minor points which would help. It's a 4.0 litre, not a 4.2, and the only internal photos are of the boot and the gear selector.

If you want to add photos...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 8th March 2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,441
Posted By steamship
Not a guru as I don't have it, but I think this...

Not a guru as I don't have it, but I think this is what you want:

https://winaero.com/create-hyper-v-connection-shortcut-windows-10/
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 7th March 2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,375
Posted By steamship
Jim, the following video might be worth watching....

Jim, the following video might be worth watching. There's no commentary but it seems the error code can be resolved by stripping down the door latch mechanism and giving it a good dose of contact...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th March 2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 755
Posted By steamship
Have you checked the measuring blocks for the...

Have you checked the measuring blocks for the sensors to see if they are all reporting similar/exact results, and likewise when the suspension is set in the various positions? Just wondering if one...
Forum: Daily banter 5th March 2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,632
Posted By steamship
Not as much as when it comes to actually...

Not as much as when it comes to actually installing it. ;)

You'll have a bunch of people sitting here twitching at their keyboards and checking the time every few minutes in anticipation.
Forum: Daily banter 2nd March 2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,572
Posted By steamship
Devastating news! :-(

Devastating news! :-(
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 2nd March 2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,675
Posted By steamship
At least they were right about something! I...

At least they were right about something!

I was checking through my records and the last battery I bought for mine was a Bosch... and that was April '14, and my car sits outside 24/7.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 1st March 2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,561
Posted By steamship
My main visit here is usually the morning time...

My main visit here is usually the morning time and it did seem to have a hiccup on both Saturday and Sunday mornings, but thankfully short lived hiccups. You can thank IT for that as he's the......
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 28th February 2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,561
Posted By steamship
Based on what IT said, once you've updated the...

Based on what IT said, once you've updated the MMI to the 5570 version, it should be a straight swap, with no coding required. However, based on the pop-up prompt from VCDS, the coding should be...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 26th February 2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,561
Posted By steamship
If you don't have RSE then the code would be...

If you don't have RSE then the code would be 0000003.



Did VCDS throw up an error for antenna 4? Just curious since the output test shows it as 'deactivated'.

BTW The part you have;...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd February 2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,133
Posted By steamship
If memory serves, he had to take evasive action...

If memory serves, he had to take evasive action from a tractor and trailer and ended up sideways. Pictures were on Facebook. Main thing is that everyone in the car was okay.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 20th February 2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,113
Posted By steamship
Came across a GK and Vaico but the names don't...

Came across a GK and Vaico but the names don't mean anything to me (whether those are original manufacturers or after market), but the latest revision of the pump is 079121010D. Around 250 from the...
Forum: Daily banter 20th February 2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,133
Posted By steamship
All's well in the world again. +++ ...

All's well in the world again. +++



Maybe he should be called Admiral Vod until his suspension is sorted.
Forum: D3 - Lights 20th February 2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,400
Posted By steamship
The cracked wires in the headlight were specific...

The cracked wires in the headlight were specific to the adaptive light system AFS, as the wires were too tightly secured, and would eventually crack due to being bent back and forward.
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