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Forum: Daily banter 8th May 2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By tonupkid
That's a good point Paul makes. But, if you...

That's a good point Paul makes.

But, if you found yourself succumbing to the urge to buy this car it's worth bearing in mind that what paint can not be removed can be painted over.
Forum: Daily banter 1st May 2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,170
Posted By tonupkid
I had an Audi 100 back in the 80's. It was OK but...

I had an Audi 100 back in the 80's. It was OK but a bit characterless so I let it go after a few months. Then along came an Audi 200 turbo that was looking for an owner at work. That was more fun but...
Forum: Daily banter 21st April 2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By tonupkid
How often do you find yourself in a drag race? ...

How often do you find yourself in a drag race?
How often do you find yourself looking at your car?
The D2 still looks the bollocks and for me that's what matters +++
Forum: Daily banter 14th April 2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By tonupkid
Good luck and best wishes Adrian

Good luck and best wishes Adrian
Forum: Owners Meets 12th April 2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 28,803
Posted By tonupkid
The S8 sits a little lower as standard...

The S8 sits a little lower as standard nevertheless Neil's looks to me like he has the suspension in 'raised' position.

5:2 could be accurately applied to our refuelling throughout the WAW. It's...
Forum: D3 - Lights 11th April 2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,666
Posted By tonupkid
If you can crack this and considering the number...

If you can crack this and considering the number of D3's out there needing the fix You could make an income off fixing, or getting someone to fix, these.
And I guess your knoweledge will apply...
Forum: Owners Meets 11th April 2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 28,803
Posted By tonupkid
I feel that they are all a bit stunned at the...

I feel that they are all a bit stunned at the size of those floating machines.
Apologies for my giant pictures BTW
Forum: Owners Meets 10th April 2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 28,803
Posted By tonupkid
But they were good trawlers, as demonstrated by...

But they were good trawlers, as demonstrated by that article you found (good spot) And we enjoyed a break with drinks where you likely as not had (even more) cake :ROFL:
...
Forum: Daily banter 6th April 2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,338
Posted By tonupkid
Thank you for sharing and great to see another...

Thank you for sharing and great to see another fine motor restored to fine fettle. Lucky Ricky +++
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 4th April 2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By tonupkid
Sorry to have confounded

Sorry to have confounded
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 4th April 2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By tonupkid
Your D3 should not be steaming up. If it is this...

Your D3 should not be steaming up. If it is this can be a symptom of other issues that are best addressed before they lead to expensive damage. Namely blocked drains causing water to flow over the...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 31st March 2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,886
Posted By tonupkid
I've shipped a lot of single pallets all over the...

I've shipped a lot of single pallets all over the UK. You just need the right carrier. I found the independent local companies best, they work together with other companies and between them they can...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 31st March 2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,886
Posted By tonupkid
You could arrange the pickup yourself, as long as...

You could arrange the pickup yourself, as long as the seller secures them onto a pallet. Inter UK shipping of a pallet could come in under 50
Forum: Daily banter 20th March 2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By tonupkid
I'd be very cautious using a clay glove or any...

I'd be very cautious using a clay glove or any similar abrasive on a regular basis. It is easy to wear through the top coat, especially on raised edges. I know, I've done it. Pre Audi days thankfully.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th March 2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,596
Posted By tonupkid
My D3 S8 dropped by 18k in the 10 years between...

My D3 S8 dropped by 18k in the 10 years between me buying and selling it. So only about 1.8k depreciation PA.

The thing with these cars is that, assuming they are maintained, depreciation is...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd March 2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,574
Posted By tonupkid
Truly distressing news. RIP Mark and thinking of...

Truly distressing news. RIP Mark and thinking of Lynne.
Forum: Daily banter 20th February 2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,134
Posted By tonupkid
I'd suggest consulting our Librarian for...

I'd suggest consulting our Librarian for appropriate naval appellations :D

MJ Your threads are a the best antidote to lockdown tedium +++
Forum: Daily banter 13th February 2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,588
Posted By tonupkid
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
Forum: Daily banter 11th February 2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,975
Posted By tonupkid
I've experienced Neil's driving and expect he...

I've experienced Neil's driving and expect he will waft as smoothly as ever, the pro he is, no matter how many cc's or BHP's nestle under his finely calibrated right foot.
Forum: Daily banter 11th February 2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,588
Posted By tonupkid
Oh dear! I am not in the least surprised that at...

Oh dear! I am not in the least surprised that at 14k miles a car like this might need a tyre or four.
Rust underneath a 2016 car is something I would not expect.
Forum: Daily banter 11th February 2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,975
Posted By tonupkid
Garage of joy :) Congratulations. I hope you all...

Garage of joy :) Congratulations. I hope you all have a long and happy relationship, with perhaps the putter of a little one in your future :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 10th February 2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,087
Posted By tonupkid
When I reattached the outer lens to the rear...

When I reattached the outer lens to the rear inner light on my D3, I used a flexible sealant. I figured that perhaps the reason these lenses become detached is due to expansion/contraction causing...
Forum: Daily banter 10th February 2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,975
Posted By tonupkid
That is an exceptional TR6 you have there. I love...

That is an exceptional TR6 you have there. I love the wheels.
My son in law, as a youngster, fell for his neighbour new TR6, and it became his dream car. Anyway years later he heard of one for sale...
Forum: Daily banter 9th February 2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By tonupkid
An electrifying EV - Audi e-tron GT

https://www.progress.audi/progress/en_US.html
Forum: Spotless 4th February 2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,835
Posted By tonupkid
Nope David, I don't need a lid. I used to import...

Nope David, I don't need a lid. I used to import them and the lids made wicked Frisbees. It could be risky wandering around our warehouse, especially as the edges of the lids broke and became razor...
Forum: Spotless 4th February 2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,835
Posted By tonupkid
Do you still have the lid for your ex-nappy...

Do you still have the lid for your ex-nappy bucket?
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 2nd February 2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,213
Posted By tonupkid
I think it was the gasket in the vee, is that the...

I think it was the gasket in the vee, is that the rocker cover? that was leaking on Ron's (Noretal) V10 S8.
Forum: Owners Meets 2nd February 2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,294
Posted By tonupkid
David that is brilliant news and the right...

David that is brilliant news and the right decision. You have faced something of a challenge with this meet and needing to adapt to the 'unprecedented hiccup' can not have been easy. Thank you
And...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 31st January 2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,247
Posted By tonupkid
If those are indeed the light mounting bolt hole...

If those are indeed the light mounting bolt hole covers in your picture, then the chances are that your rear lights have been off. And the seating/seal of the light units are a more likely cause of...
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 30th January 2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,411
Posted By tonupkid
Checked mine and the bracket is already...

Checked mine and the bracket is already installed. I wouldn't have notice it but for this thread. It is not a thing of beauty nor is it an eyesore.
Forum: Daily banter 14th January 2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,830
Posted By tonupkid
Despite having had this car since last July I've...

Despite having had this car since last July I've not yet got to know it. In the sense that I have yet to get familiar enough to have the confidence to explore some of its limits.
Covid restrictions...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 5th January 2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 206,607
Posted By tonupkid
Before Ripple peaks, wave it goodbye. Sorry I'll...

Before Ripple peaks, wave it goodbye. Sorry I'll go now
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 4th January 2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,345
Posted By tonupkid
As far as I can tell VAG Com works the same on my...

As far as I can tell VAG Com works the same on my D4 as it did on the D3.
Like Home said, it's user friendly and you will be able to easily figure how to clear fault codes.
For making changes to...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 4th January 2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,418
Posted By tonupkid
The 2009 Q5 also had a sub fitted inside the well...

The 2009 Q5 also had a sub fitted inside the well of the spare wheel
Forum: Daily banter 3rd January 2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By tonupkid
I got to the end of the D2 part. My takeaway is,...

I got to the end of the D2 part. My takeaway is, if you have a D2 S8 do not sell it. You're holding an appreciating classic.
As if you didn't already know that +++

Oh! And please hang onto the...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd January 2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,737
Posted By tonupkid
Haha Congratulations on becoming a 2 x D2 S8'er. ...

Haha Congratulations on becoming a 2 x D2 S8'er.
My 2002 D2 S8 had same spec as your Dolphin, but for the sunroof being of the non solar type. And its heated front screen was a joy on those few...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 30th December 2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,418
Posted By tonupkid
Got one of these in our 2015 Tuareg and my...

Got one of these in our 2015 Tuareg and my brother had one in his 1989 928. One bored day we tested it and indeed it unfolded and then re-folded like a beautiful piece of rubber origami.
The one in...
Forum: Daily banter 30th December 2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,830
Posted By tonupkid
A few weeks back it was cleaned by a gentleman...

A few weeks back it was cleaned by a gentleman with cunning skills. Not a detail but a prep for winter. And then, last week courtesy of Audi.

There's a thing I believe professional auto...
Forum: Daily banter 28th December 2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,830
Posted By tonupkid
Chill in The Peaks

Had a great time exploring Peaks today, and getting to know my 8 a little better. I've taken a few pictures that I'd like to share with you
...
Forum: Daily banter 27th December 2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By tonupkid
Feeling a need to visit the Peaks, and it might...

Feeling a need to visit the Peaks, and it might just be snowing thee tomorrow (Monday) :D
And a bit of a yomp up Luds Church provides healthy justification for the excursion.
Forum: Daily banter 22nd December 2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,482
Posted By tonupkid
Hearty wishes for a happy Christmas everyone,...

Hearty wishes for a happy Christmas everyone, especially Ray with his empty sack (I guess that's an age thing too)
And a healthy Phew Year. Roll on 2021 +++
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 20th December 2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 206,607
Posted By tonupkid
Its good if you can detach from previous value of...

Its good if you can detach from previous value of whatever your investing in and make decisions based on where you think it will be going. This is easier said than done.

I attempted buying quite...
Forum: Daily banter 19th December 2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,114
Posted By tonupkid
Here's one with highlights everywhere ...

Here's one with highlights everywhere

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=24890&stc=1&d=1608398828
Forum: Daily banter 17th December 2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,114
Posted By tonupkid
Hi Michaela Is this the type of thing you are...

Hi Michaela
Is this the type of thing you are looking for (don't miss the pun;)
The whole thing is infinitely variable so if you have anything in mind, let me know. I can use different fonts,...
Forum: Daily banter 16th December 2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,338
Posted By tonupkid
Great work and a joy to read. Thanks for sharing...

Great work and a joy to read. Thanks for sharing Michaela +++
Forum: Daily banter 15th December 2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,114
Posted By tonupkid
MikkiJayne I love the way you've used the S...

MikkiJayne I love the way you've used the S badge. It must be possible to match the Audi font that you mention. Do you have an example you can share and I'll see what I can find
Forum: Daily banter 14th December 2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,114
Posted By tonupkid
"I've been Doctored." Doctored in my youth, meant...

"I've been Doctored." Doctored in my youth, meant castrated, sterilised, neutered, spayed. It might be accurate, but not something to advertise with a car sticker :D


How about:
RENEW-D2...
Forum: Daily banter 8th December 2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,493
Posted By tonupkid
'Mad for a diesel vehicle'. On the contrary you...

'Mad for a diesel vehicle'. On the contrary you have to be mad to go for one :ROFL:

The same leap in demand that you have seen for diesel applies also to petrol. It's just a result of the...
Forum: Daily banter 7th December 2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,493
Posted By tonupkid
Hydrogen. The word 'if' says it all. Electric...

Hydrogen. The word 'if' says it all. Electric cars are here, actual working useable and purchasable electric cars.
For the future, Hydrogen has plenty going for it, but for now electric cars are...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 7th December 2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,383
Posted By tonupkid
I'm amazed that a business of this size has not...

I'm amazed that a business of this size has not instigated a payment processing solution.
It's a doddle to do and would give potential buyers confidence. And you never know, like so many others...
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