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Forum: Daily banter Yesterday, 06:36 PM
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Posted By HPsauce
Definitely that one, ZD981. +++

Definitely that one, ZD981. +++
Forum: Daily banter Yesterday, 04:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 17,537
Posted By HPsauce
Weird one just now, an RAF Chinook just flew...

Weird one just now, an RAF Chinook just flew overhead, pretty low coming from the West, apparently from near the M40 beyond High Wycombe - maybe the airfield there (Booker)?
It flew towards and over...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior Yesterday, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 78
Posted By HPsauce
Exactly that, and as Sean said there's probably...

Exactly that, and as Sean said there's probably some cable ties to remove as well. :cool:

Does anyone have any evidence that heated jets achieve anything anyway?

Memo to self: I never did get...
Forum: Daily banter Yesterday, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By HPsauce
Not a problem for the old sea dog! :mexicanwave:

Not a problem for the old sea dog! :mexicanwave:
Forum: Daily banter 10th May 2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By HPsauce
Birstall. Thought we chatted about that a few...

Birstall. Thought we chatted about that a few years back? Can't recall where you lived though.
Forum: Daily banter 10th May 2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By HPsauce
This chap lives in the same village I was brought...

This chap lives in the same village I was brought up in, close to the Great Central on the northern outskirts of Leicester, so this model is extremely familiar from my youthful trainspotting days....
Forum: D2 - Everything else 8th May 2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By HPsauce
My original PF S8 had an X in that model year...

My original PF S8 had an X in that model year digit and was late 1998 build, 1999 model year.
So the car in question is probably a 1998 model year design built in late 1997 or early 1998.
There...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 8th May 2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By HPsauce
Doesn't look valid? Specifically the ZW in the...

Doesn't look valid? Specifically the ZW in the middle looks odd.

Edit: On second thoughts looks PF (4DZ) and probably around 1998 (W = 1998 model year)?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 2nd May 2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By HPsauce
:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 2nd May 2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By HPsauce
Welcome. To add images use the "go advanced"...

Welcome. To add images use the "go advanced" option and you can directly upload them into your posts. Stored in the forum, no need to use any picture storage/hosting services. +++
Forum: Daily banter 1st May 2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,041
Posted By HPsauce
That's not pretty. :tuttut: I recall Mark's...

That's not pretty. :tuttut:
I recall Mark's thread a little while back where the opinion was probably "just" a failed oil cooler, but it sounds like it may be rather nastier..... :mad:

Best...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 1st May 2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By HPsauce
So that's not the type that would fit mine? ...

So that's not the type that would fit mine?
(Not sure on the status of my pads...)
Forum: Daily banter 30th April 2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,170
Posted By HPsauce
"Jet-propelled sofa." here :D That's exactly...

"Jet-propelled sofa." here :D
That's exactly what my friends called my first S8 back in 2002 when they were as rare as rocking-horse poo and very little was anything like as fast.
I didn't see...
Forum: Daily banter 29th April 2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By HPsauce
Cheers Ray, that makes total sense to my...

Cheers Ray, that makes total sense to my scientific mind. It's just that I know little about the detailed design of large electric motors. :cool:
Forum: Daily banter 29th April 2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By HPsauce
So a further challenge, this is the "pump" in the...

So a further challenge, this is the "pump" in the same building...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=26259&stc=1&d=1619713373
Forum: Daily banter 29th April 2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By HPsauce
Thanks Ray, we think the building was once some...

Thanks Ray, we think the building was once some sort of pumphouse so that makes sense.
Out of interest how did you identify it and how (if you can describe briefly) does it work?
Forum: Daily banter 28th April 2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By HPsauce
Mystery object - F125 prototype maybe

This strange object lurks in an old derelict building not far from where I live.
Does anyone know what it is? I reckon it's Audi's first prototype F125 switch....
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 28th April 2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By HPsauce
Maybe not? See:...

Maybe not? See: https://ee.co.uk/help/help-new/getting-started-and-upgrading/unlock-your-phone/unlock-a-ee-device-to-use-with-another-network
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 28th April 2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By HPsauce
What's the remaining percentage showing in...

What's the remaining percentage showing in battery health?
And what network has it been on and is it locked to that?
Forum: Daily banter 22nd April 2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By HPsauce
Even my little Volvo V40 is faster than my S8...

Even my little Volvo V40 is faster than my S8 (and has better tech and an 8-speed auto), but that's really not the point, as we all know. :D
Forum: Daily banter 21st April 2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By HPsauce
Doesn't tell us anything we didn't know, but...

Doesn't tell us anything we didn't know, but confirms just how good and long-lasting the D2 is. And why put an S3 in the mix? :Confused:
Maybe with MJs brake block support it would have done better...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 21st April 2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,201
Posted By HPsauce
Thought mine were 13, and indeed they are (just...

Thought mine were 13, and indeed they are (just checked). Thought they were always a prime number, 15 obviously isn't? :Confused:
Forum: Daily banter 20th April 2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,425
Posted By HPsauce
That clamp looks like a 3D-printer special....

That clamp looks like a 3D-printer special. :cool:
As for the rest of it, there's a hint of "can I build a complete S8 from all the bits I've got lying around".... :D
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 20th April 2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,201
Posted By HPsauce
Definitely 19. Worth giving our sponsors a call,...

Definitely 19. Worth giving our sponsors a call, you'll get it tomorrow. ;)
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 19th April 2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By HPsauce
I don't know about the D3 but on the D2 IIRC...

I don't know about the D3 but on the D2 IIRC (definitely) it just clips on. Though if so, it helps to know where to lever off first.....
Forum: Daily banter 15th April 2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By HPsauce
This seems to agree "VW Audi 1.9 TDI PD - Best...

This seems to agree "VW Audi 1.9 TDI PD - Best Engine Ever ? ": https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=110492
Forum: Daily banter 13th April 2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By HPsauce
I hope the treatment works Adrian.

I hope the treatment works Adrian.
Forum: Owners Meets 11th April 2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 28,803
Posted By HPsauce
I just click on the thumbnails to view them. ;) ...

I just click on the thumbnails to view them. ;)
Interesting to see the different heights of the rear ends though. Neil's D3 looks very high and Mike's D2 very low - must be Angela's luggage. :o...
Forum: Daily banter 10th April 2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,425
Posted By HPsauce
I'm guessing it's a "tension" piece, the hole is...

I'm guessing it's a "tension" piece, the hole is to give room for a tool to fix it and the remaining metal is more than adequate?
It looks like it could be cast rather than pressed which might be...
Forum: Owners Meets 9th April 2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 28,803
Posted By HPsauce
So that's why I was killing time looking at...

So that's why I was killing time looking at trawlers... :tuttut:
Forum: Owners Meets 8th April 2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 28,803
Posted By HPsauce
a question..... Why, apart from it being on the...

a question..... Why, apart from it being on the coast, did we go to Killybegs?
Silly question but the location came up in an unrelated conversation this evening and the name was very familiar. But...
Forum: Daily banter 8th April 2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,425
Posted By HPsauce
Ooops, sorry, missed this comment in your...

Ooops, sorry, missed this comment in your admittedly comprehensive description!
As for mudflaps…
I recall "back in the day" when I got my first S8 (nearly 20 years ago!) I discovered mudflaps were...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 8th April 2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,829
Posted By HPsauce
It's been a while and it's been on SORN for over...

It's been a while and it's been on SORN for over 6 months now, with the big AA solar panel plugged in.
That seems to look after the battery to some extent, but not completely, enough to keep the...
Forum: Daily banter 8th April 2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,338
Posted By HPsauce
Fine here, what are you using to look at the...

Fine here, what are you using to look at the forum? They seem to be hosted by Google though, not uploaded to the forum.

And I've realised that it's travelled only about 1,000 miles since then and...
Forum: Daily banter 7th April 2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,425
Posted By HPsauce
Seeing all that makes me wonder (again) what...

Seeing all that makes me wonder (again) what eventually happened to the Avus Silver FE with RED interior (and 39-valve engine) that you picked up from near me?
Forum: Daily banter 7th April 2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,338
Posted By HPsauce
Definitely worth waiting for. :D (I'd better...

Definitely worth waiting for. :D
(I'd better get my list of jobs updated, and funds available.... ;) )
Forum: Daily banter 7th April 2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,338
Posted By HPsauce
Hopefully mine's in the queue as well, it's...

Hopefully mine's in the queue as well, it's nearly 2 years since MJ did a quick "assessment" on the lift while we were on the way to the 2019 meet and confirmed my oil cooler pipe is on the way out.
Forum: Daily banter 6th April 2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,338
Posted By HPsauce
But are they? I always take mine off my cars...

But are they?
I always take mine off my cars before I send them for any work, though going to MJ that might be considered an insult..... :D

Last time I looked those FL caps were readily available...
Forum: Daily banter 6th April 2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 17,537
Posted By HPsauce
Beaten today by another even louder A330, but...

Beaten today by another even louder A330, but this was an Aeroflot one heading for Moscow. :(
Also noticed a BA A380 just left for Madrid.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 1st April 2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,865
Posted By HPsauce
Definitely try with a genuine RossTech cable...

Definitely try with a genuine RossTech cable first.
I've used VCDS-Lite (and before that VAGCOM) with "generic" cables and had assorted issues connecting to different controllers, even with a...
Forum: Other marques 30th March 2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 130,154
Posted By HPsauce
Interesting article I'm reading in the latest...

Interesting article I'm reading in the latest issue of New Scientist, about "Mechanical Batteries".
Basically an array of flywheels, but the researchers working on them reckon they can get better...
Forum: Owners Meets 27th March 2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 28,803
Posted By HPsauce
For some reason I no longer recollect I took a...

For some reason I no longer recollect I took a picture of the wine list there!
(this might appear sideways....)

Beverley just checked her diary, we probably had our evening meal there. It was...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 26th March 2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,827
Posted By HPsauce
The wheel rotations are used for "dead reckoning"...

The wheel rotations are used for "dead reckoning" by the SatNav in between GPS fixes, e.g. in tunnels, car parks etc.
Not sure how (if at all) it's used by the speedo/instruments though.
I was told...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 25th March 2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,827
Posted By HPsauce
Hence I misunderstood the initial question, which...

Hence I misunderstood the initial question, which I read as if the car was supposed to stop accelerating at the set limit. :o
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 25th March 2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,827
Posted By HPsauce
Just to clarify, does the D3 have a limiter or...

Just to clarify, does the D3 have a limiter or just a warning like the D2, or both?
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 25th March 2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,827
Posted By HPsauce
True, and it's accurate, unlike the speedo. But...

True, and it's accurate, unlike the speedo. But it only beeps and lets you carry on. :D
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 25th March 2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,827
Posted By HPsauce
So the message is, set the tyre circumference...

So the message is, set the tyre circumference correctly if you want to rely on the speed limiter.
(And assume the speedo display is probably a bit optimistic.)

I think on a D2 (and I know this is...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 25th March 2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,827
Posted By HPsauce
Yes but if the speedo is out, so would the speed...

Yes but if the speedo is out, so would the speed limiter be. :Confused:
The problem implies the speed limiter is either using a different data source to the Speedo display or, more likely, doesn't...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 22nd March 2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,099
Posted By HPsauce
That usually resets itself, just can't recall...

That usually resets itself, just can't recall how. Usually comes from pressing the button accidentally in a pocket.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 22nd March 2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,099
Posted By HPsauce
Ignition/immobiliser are totally independent (in...

Ignition/immobiliser are totally independent (in the key) of remote unlocking so it should indeed start fine.
Shouldn't need reprogramming after a battery swap, check VCDS first it logs errors by...
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