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Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior Yesterday, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By The_Laird
I wondered if that might be the case, Sean. Your...

I wondered if that might be the case, Sean. Your description of the components is spot on! Thanks mate.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior Yesterday, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 76
Posted By The_Laird
Windscreen washer jet removal

I took my lower screen shuttle off the other day to clean it and discovered there had been a gorilla let loose on it, resulting in 2 broken clips and a missing drive spindle seal.

MJ miraculously...
Forum: Daily banter 10th May 2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By The_Laird
Iím sure we probably did - but my memory was...

Iím sure we probably did - but my memory was rubbish even when I was young!

Before we went up to Scotland, I was in Stoneygate, Beeby, Barkby, Thrussington and Burton Lazars. And, as a kid...
Forum: Daily banter 10th May 2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By The_Laird
Which village was that? Iíve lived in...

Which village was that? Iíve lived in Leicestershire on and off since the mid 60s
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 7th May 2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By The_Laird
I thought that the idea of the plastic ones was...

I thought that the idea of the plastic ones was that they would break if the bellows mechanism started to stick, But if you fit metal ones, you risk damaging the bellows mechanism.

But I’ve been...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th May 2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By The_Laird
Can I plan a trip to Devon now please? :)

Can I plan a trip to Devon now please? :)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 4th May 2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By The_Laird
Have you tried our sponsors (number at the top of...

Have you tried our sponsors (number at the top of the page)?
Forum: Daily banter 4th May 2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
Posted By The_Laird
As David says, my first ‘8 was a crystal blue 2.7...

As David says, my first ‘8 was a crystal blue 2.7 QS which I traded in my diesel A6 avant with Ranger’s goal keeping coach. He lived in Ayrshire, and even the 2.8 was too thirsty for his daily...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 24th April 2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By The_Laird
Not sure of the part numbers, but I replaced mine...

Not sure of the part numbers, but I replaced mine with refurbished exchange ones from Michaela (MikkiJayne). Send her a PM and ask

BTW, an introduction would be nice, especially with photos of...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 21st April 2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,197
Posted By The_Laird
Found mine, but it’s got 15 splines.

Found mine, but it’s got 15 splines.
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 20th April 2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,197
Posted By The_Laird
I’ve got a couple in the garage somewhere. I’ll...

I’ve got a couple in the garage somewhere. I’ll check the shape and let you know
Forum: Daily banter 13th April 2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,760
Posted By The_Laird
Or why go out for a 100% beef burger (and a pint...

Or why go out for a 100% beef burger (and a pint of draft beer) when you’ve got a Quorn steak at home? Hmmm, let me think about that!
Forum: Daily banter 10th April 2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,423
Posted By The_Laird
So good to have my morning reading back! ����

So good to have my morning reading back! ����
Forum: Daily banter 26th March 2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,337
Posted By The_Laird
I wonder if we will ever see a WITW where MJ...

I wonder if we will ever see a WITW where MJ strips it down to find everything has been done properly before it arrived in her workshop?

I’ve said before that I’ve twice been charged by different...
Forum: Daily banter 25th March 2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By The_Laird
Safe trip, Ray. You’ll be lost if I see you, too!

Safe trip, Ray. You’ll be lost if I see you, too!
Forum: D2 - Everything else 23rd March 2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,099
Posted By The_Laird
Mine were two Panasonic CR1620

Mine were two Panasonic CR1620
Forum: D2 - Everything else 22nd March 2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,099
Posted By The_Laird
Key 2 09-00 Adaptation Limit Surpassed

Key 2 09-00 Adaptation Limit Surpassed
Forum: D2 - Everything else 22nd March 2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,099
Posted By The_Laird
Checked batteries - in the right way. ...

Checked batteries - in the right way.

Watched the key coding video and noted that it’s quite different to Mark’s instructions!

Followed Mark’s instructions (note: the working key goes into the...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 22nd March 2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,099
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks guys and gals! I checked the voltage...

Thanks guys and gals!

I checked the voltage after inserting the batteries (6.5V) so I think they’re in the right way, but I’ll check again.

I do have VCDS but, as the other key works fine, I...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 22nd March 2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,099
Posted By The_Laird
Will it need to be reprogrammed or is it...

Will it need to be reprogrammed or is it knackered?

All suggestions welcome!
Forum: D2 - Everything else 20th March 2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,099
Posted By The_Laird
Ah, put new batteries in and it still doesn’t...

Ah, put new batteries in and it still doesn’t work! Any thoughts folks?
Forum: Daily banter 19th March 2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By The_Laird
Halfords sell a clay glove which I use after...

Halfords sell a clay glove which I use after washing and before polishing. It seems to remove minor contamination quite well and leaves a smooth paint finish to apply polish to.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 19th March 2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,099
Posted By The_Laird
First time for me, too, Brian. For all 3 Ď8s. Iíd...

First time for me, too, Brian. For all 3 Ď8s. Iíd get a pack and change them if I were you. Mine worked fine on Wednesday afternoon and nothing at all on Thursday morning. I was at home, so I was...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 19th March 2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,099
Posted By The_Laird
They are indeed! :) Just about the only...

They are indeed! :)

Just about the only battery that I donít have!
Forum: D2 - Everything else 18th March 2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,099
Posted By The_Laird
Brilliant - thanks - that worked! :) But...

Brilliant - thanks - that worked! :)

But there are 2 batteries with a combined voltage of 5.74 volts. The little engraved diagram in the fob suggest that it should, indeed, have 2 batteries. I’ll...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 18th March 2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,099
Posted By The_Laird
This is the first time that Iíve had need to...

This is the first time that Iíve had need to replace the key fob battery. The spare one works fine, as did the everyday one yesterday, but the everyday one wouldnít work today. So, which part of the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th March 2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,594
Posted By The_Laird
I’m of the same opinion. If want a D2 to drive,...

I’m of the same opinion. If want a D2 to drive, then they’ll never be an investment. Apart form the ‘gearbox gamble’ (love that, Ian!), I wouldn’t even see a straight return on the money that I’ve...
Forum: Daily banter 10th March 2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,572
Posted By The_Laird
If you guys aren’t comfortable with this, I have...

If you guys aren’t comfortable with this, I have set up a few of these before, so I’m happy to set it up if required. Just let know - and get me a photo of Mark (and his car, if possible).
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 7th March 2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,375
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks guys. BTW, Sean, there is a commentary on...

Thanks guys. BTW, Sean, there is a commentary on the video link, but the repair looks daunting! New actuator mechanisms are under £20 on ebay, so I think I’ll check the part number, get a new one and...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 7th March 2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,375
Posted By The_Laird
Scan interpretation

I scanned a friends A4 diesel today as sheís got problems with the central locking. The key fob only opens the driverís door.

Apart from some obvious faults that she didnít know about (glow plugs...
Forum: Daily banter 5th March 2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,572
Posted By The_Laird
Why do we need to be there at mid-day? The...

Why do we need to be there at mid-day? The funeral (according to Ray) is at 3pm. Iím happy to be there for whatever time required, but Iím a bit confused (not that thatís difficult to achieve! :) ).
Forum: Daily banter 3rd March 2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,572
Posted By The_Laird
Ray, what are the rules (legal stuff) and Lynís...

Ray, what are the rules (legal stuff) and Lynís preferences about the funeral? Iíd like to attend, if only to park outside on the street to pay my respects. But not if Lyn would prefer a family-only...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd March 2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,572
Posted By The_Laird
Hard to believe we were sharing beers and ice...

Hard to believe we were sharing beers and ice cream in September at the tram museum. What a great day out that was! And the Peak Performance annual meet - another great event that Mark put on for us....
Forum: Daily banter 2nd March 2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,572
Posted By The_Laird
That's terrible news. I'm really shocked. :-(

That's terrible news. I'm really shocked. :-(
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 2nd March 2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,675
Posted By The_Laird
Well, I took my battery back to Halfords this...

Well, I took my battery back to Halfords this morning and showed them my month-long log, and the accompanying graph (attached if youíre really that bored) to show that the battery lost charge almost...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 26th February 2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,675
Posted By The_Laird
That’s a pretty damming statistic - three of us...

That’s a pretty damming statistic - three of us on here that had a new Yuasa battery around a year or less ago, all have problems. If they replace mine again, I suppose it will have to be another...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 26th February 2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,675
Posted By The_Laird
I got a replacement Yuasa battery under guarantee...

I got a replacement Yuasa battery under guarantee after about 4 years, from Halfords, after a bit of a fight (not much, after the initial refusal, I just logged the voltage over a few days, charged...
Forum: Daily banter 25th February 2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,133
Posted By The_Laird
And the Mintec pads? Are they fitted for...

And the Mintec pads? Are they fitted for aesthetic or performance reasons?
Forum: Daily banter 25th February 2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,133
Posted By The_Laird
Tell us about the choice of MTec C-hook discs...

Tell us about the choice of MTec C-hook discs please. My rear discs will need replacing soon and I’ve not come across these before. And what’s the caliper on the front?
Forum: D2 - Lights 25th February 2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,989
Posted By The_Laird
I did the same some years ago on my FE D2. No...

I did the same some years ago on my FE D2. No parts required other than the build holder form our sponsors. And a bit of aluminium (aluminum would probably do just as well :) ) tape.
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 23rd February 2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,217
Posted By The_Laird
Michaela's spare teeny weeny tumbler spring and...

Michaela's spare teeny weeny tumbler spring and 3D printed seal arrived today, so my boot lock is now back in place and working fine! :)
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 22nd February 2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,217
Posted By The_Laird
You’re a star! Thanks Michaela

You’re a star! Thanks Michaela
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 22nd February 2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,217
Posted By The_Laird
Mine doesn’t have a seal there at all, and the...

Mine doesn’t have a seal there at all, and the barrel was corroded at the top end like David’s. I’ve got a load of different sized O-rings, so I’ll pop one in when I fit the last tumbler. Good job...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st February 2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,124
Posted By The_Laird
MJ is Michaela, BTW! :)

MJ is Michaela, BTW! :)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st February 2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,124
Posted By The_Laird
Photos please!

Photos please!
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 20th February 2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,102
Posted By The_Laird
Here's a couple of photos of my old A8 2.8's...

Here's a couple of photos of my old A8 2.8's engine bay(and a couple of gratuitous pics of the car as well)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 19th February 2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,124
Posted By The_Laird
Well, I didnít know that. But then , I learn...

Well, I didnít know that. But then , I learn something from pretty much all your posts :o
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 19th February 2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,124
Posted By The_Laird
Canít you reprogram the gearbox with VagCom?

Canít you reprogram the gearbox with VagCom?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 19th February 2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,124
Posted By The_Laird
I used to get around 300 miles or more to a tank...

I used to get around 300 miles or more to a tank on my daily commute in my S8, so that’s not so great. But if you’re buying any kind of ‘8 for economical motoring, then you probably need a bit of...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 19th February 2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,124
Posted By The_Laird
My first ‘8 was a 2.8 QS, followed by 2 S8s, and...

My first ‘8 was a 2.8 QS, followed by 2 S8s, and I’d second Ian’s comments. I don’t think I ever managed 30mpg from the 2.8QS (although perhaps I did on the DIS, as that tends to be optimistic, but I...
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