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Forum: Daily banter 8th May 2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Adrian E
I've got some Zep multi task wipes that are...

I've got some Zep multi task wipes that are surprisingly good at getting specs of dried paint off most surfaces, which might work on the hard plastics. I suspect the carpet is a complete non-starter...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd May 2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,042
Posted By Adrian E
Are you expecting bearing carnage when the cam...

Are you expecting bearing carnage when the cam covers come off, or does it appear to have been lubricating OK despite the emulsion in the sump?!
Forum: Daily banter 30th April 2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,171
Posted By Adrian E
I bought my old one when i was planning to take a...

I bought my old one when i was planning to take a career break to look after my then-baby son (he's 11 this weekend!). I'd been idly wondering what to get - we'd only had the 1 car for quite a while...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 28th April 2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By Adrian E
Easy way to check is to go <settings>, <general>,...

Easy way to check is to go <settings>, <general>, <about> and scroll down to 'network provider lock'. If unlocked it'll say 'No SIM restrictions'
Forum: Daily banter 14th April 2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By Adrian E
Judging by the picture it's a 26" wheel bike and...

Judging by the picture it's a 26" wheel bike and no dropper post? Much the same as my now 'winter' bike, which I bought new in 2004. It's incredibly sketchy to ride compared to modern stuff with...
Forum: Daily banter 13th April 2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By Adrian E
Oh dear, how did you manage that? Presume some...

Oh dear, how did you manage that? Presume some stellar attempt at style points over a jump, or something slightly more mundane?!

I managed to crash my bike last week - still sporting the black...
Forum: Daily banter 19th March 2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By Adrian E
Yep, and some of the more common product...

Yep, and some of the more common product suppliers also run a list of recommended regional suppliers that've been trained in use of the products, so worth a cross-reference :)
Forum: Daily banter 19th March 2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,174
Posted By Adrian E
Glad you've got it, and most importantly that...

Glad you've got it, and most importantly that you're happy with it :D

Always interesting to hear feedback on dealer purchases +++
Forum: Daily banter 19th March 2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By Adrian E
If you're considering it, I'd get it...

If you're considering it, I'd get it professionally applied with a guarantee (which usually involves getting them back to inspect and top up on an annual basis)

Our Golf had a new car paint...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th March 2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By Adrian E
Very usage dependant, as I understand it. ...

Very usage dependant, as I understand it. Although the discs resist heat much better than steel discs, so you won't warp them, they are much easier to damage through contamination, physical damage...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 7th March 2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,443
Posted By Adrian E
I wasn't even aware of Hyper V until mentioned...

I wasn't even aware of Hyper V until mentioned here - was it something that didn't originally feature in Win10 in earlier releases? The old Win7 VM integration was pretty good - could get ETKA to run...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 7th March 2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,443
Posted By Adrian E
Oracle VM VirtualBox should work fine - it's what...

Oracle VM VirtualBox should work fine - it's what I use on my 10 year old Win 10 Pro desktop and it's very reliable. I gave up using the Windows VM software when they ended support in Win7
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 7th March 2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,376
Posted By Adrian E
Worth checking module locations and making sure...

Worth checking module locations and making sure itís not soggy - might not be the mechanisms themselves at fault

The fuel flap solenoids fail for a passtime - did the S5 last year and itís a real...
Forum: Daily banter 4th March 2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,574
Posted By Adrian E
Such sad news, and can totally relate to the...

Such sad news, and can totally relate to the devastation that cancer can cause.

Sending my best wishes to all those affected
Forum: Daily banter 3rd March 2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By Adrian E
I remember this being discussed at work when I...

I remember this being discussed at work when I was involved with vehicle emissions legislation (but not, thankfully, fuels policy - which was covered elsewhere!)

The ones highlighted above (i.e....
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 26th February 2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,561
Posted By Adrian E
From what I can tell from the pics, you have Rear...

From what I can tell from the pics, you have Rear Seat Entertainment in your car?

If I'm reading the coding for your analogue tuner correctly, it's:

000 - all good
1 = RSE fitted
0 = A6/A8...
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,174
Posted By Adrian E
A search on AT for C7 era RS6s and a rather nice...

A search on AT for C7 era RS6s and a rather nice spec black one came up as the cheapest option, with sensible miles:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202010195171433

HUD (which I liked...
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,174
Posted By Adrian E
Audi Heritage is the Audi UK fleet, kept for...

Audi Heritage is the Audi UK fleet, kept for posterity/comparison testing as the car gets older (where things like a B5 RS4 comes from with minimal mileage when a classic car mag is comparing it to...
Forum: Daily banter 25th February 2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,174
Posted By Adrian E
JFDI - if I had the money, I would :D ...

JFDI - if I had the money, I would :D

Ideally the 'Performance' model, but if you fancy a bargain the stock one on 'smaller' 20" rims with air suspension is probably the sweet spot for vfm and...
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,765
Posted By Adrian E
Advertised in the 'A8 & S8 UK Owners Group' on...

Advertised in the 'A8 & S8 UK Owners Group' on Facebook

For sale
Audi S8 (Dec 2014)
42,000 miles
FSH
12 month MOT
Original plate (BO64 SSS)
Car has a very high spec
Bang & Olufsen
Forum: Daily banter 17th February 2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,765
Posted By Adrian E
All the exhaust aftertreatment on modern diesels...

All the exhaust aftertreatment on modern diesels means they're now effectively predicted to have shorter real world life expectancy than their petrol equivalents. Everything works at such high...
Forum: House and Home DIY 17th February 2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,730
Posted By Adrian E
Interesting stuff Andrew - I'm currently...

Interesting stuff Andrew - I'm currently exploring options for our sealed system with x2 heating zones and hot water. The Nest and Hive options look to be non-starters for us (not big Google users in...
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,765
Posted By Adrian E
Weíve had our S5 SB a long time, but itís only...

Weíve had our S5 SB a long time, but itís only just hit 74k miles. It used to need a litre of oil between annual oil changes, but when I had the thermostat done again recently I got David to fit the...
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,975
Posted By Adrian E
I imagine you'd need an S1 or A3 with quattro and...

I imagine you'd need an S1 or A3 with quattro and then transplant the floorpan/make the body fit over the original? It's quite popular with the old school Ford scene if you want to Cosworth your Mk2...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,288
Posted By Adrian E
Good stuff - worth giving it a charge if you can...

Good stuff - worth giving it a charge if you can - they are usually supplied with approx half charge as it's better for the shelf life of the battery before it's sold :D
Forum: Daily banter 10th February 2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,975
Posted By Adrian E
I think everybody already knows who has bought...

I think everybody already knows who has bought this one :D the v-power bill and fuel economy in general will be a bit of a shock :D

Itís a lovely car David and youíve been a great custodian of it,...
Forum: Daily banter 10th February 2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,590
Posted By Adrian E
Presume theyíre delivering it to you, given...

Presume theyíre delivering it to you, given current restrictions? Be interesting to hear if itís been honestly described when you clap eyes on it 👍
Forum: D2 - Everything else 9th February 2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 33,659
Posted By Adrian E
I was never aware that part existed either -...

I was never aware that part existed either - would hazard a guess that a significant number have never had it changed.....
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 25th January 2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,193
Posted By Adrian E
Hi Darren It looks like you need to run a...

Hi Darren

It looks like you need to run a separate update on the RSE - possibly using the same files you already have on SD card?

There's button presses to use in the back outlined at the link...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 22nd January 2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 33,659
Posted By Adrian E
LOL - thought that must be the case :ROFL:

LOL - thought that must be the case :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Everything else 22nd January 2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 33,659
Posted By Adrian E
I assume there must be loads of gearbox casings...

I assume there must be loads of gearbox casings around with fritzed internals that could act as a donor? Guess to a degree it also depends whether the use of the wrong oil means the whole thing is on...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 22nd January 2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,193
Posted By Adrian E
6.31.1 are 2020/21 maps (so the 'half way through...

6.31.1 are 2020/21 maps (so the 'half way through the year' update) - same map my S5 has installed.

The maps files are available online from various hooky sources, but require an activation file...
Forum: D2 - Lights 15th January 2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,321
Posted By Adrian E
I think DVLA ended up backtracking on...

I think DVLA ended up backtracking on interpretation of the rules - not helped by some of the German manufacturers getting approvals for cars without self levelling from TUV (Porsche IIRC)

When I...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 11th January 2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 33,659
Posted By Adrian E
That's kind of on the borders of some nice bits...

That's kind of on the borders of some nice bits of Bristol, and there's a lot of similar old school sites like that around that area due to the victorian explosion in building in that area. I guess...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th January 2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,814
Posted By Adrian E
OK, so cambelt is approx 14 years and 75k-ish...

OK, so cambelt is approx 14 years and 75k-ish miles old. That's a definite to-do job for a new owner. (From memory they're every 5 years, but can often be left longer on low annual mileage cars, or...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd January 2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,737
Posted By Adrian E
Fantastic colour - our C5 A6 Avant was the same -...

Fantastic colour - our C5 A6 Avant was the same - is this a 'known' car in these parts, before you bought it?

Bi-xenons too, so rare to see one that late which isn't an FE AND has a higher spec...
Forum: Daily banter 30th December 2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,830
Posted By Adrian E
Perfect paint colour for this time of year -...

Perfect paint colour for this time of year - hides the grime so well :D
Forum: Other marques 29th December 2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,016
Posted By Adrian E
What was the cause for it not running initially? ...

What was the cause for it not running initially?

Presume no electronic ignition under the dizzy cap? I think I'd have been a bit nervous having my hand that close to the cap and leads if there...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd December 2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,482
Posted By Adrian E
Merry Christmas all - I'm particularly looking...

Merry Christmas all - I'm particularly looking forward to waving goodbye to 2020 - it has been a particularly sh@t year for me and my family, so looking forward to this 2 weeks off and watching the...
Forum: Daily banter 16th December 2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,339
Posted By Adrian E
Unfortunately quite a common issue with stainless...

Unfortunately quite a common issue with stainless systems - had one made up on my bit of French tat, which is notorious for having no support between the exquisite 8-2-1 manifold flexi joint and the...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd December 2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,493
Posted By Adrian E
Specs following the changes to emissions testing...

Specs following the changes to emissions testing are quite challenging to fathom - to avoid having to do more tests, manufacturers have tended to produce cars to a range of option specs without...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 28th November 2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By Adrian E
Don't think that's possible - the firmware is...

Don't think that's possible - the firmware is different for A4-A5, and A6-Q7-A8 - so suggests different architecture.

What has the S5 got, presume it's 3G with HDD etc?

5570 is the latest, as...
Forum: Daily banter 26th November 2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Adrian E
I think there's a couple of things being confused...

I think there's a couple of things being confused there - one relates to the clutch pack, the other to number of 'gears' where manual paddles are fitted.

The former basically relates to the fluid...
Forum: D2 - Lights 23rd November 2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,890
Posted By Adrian E
Don't know - could just be packaging/generation...

Don't know - could just be packaging/generation although I note one claims 150% more vision and the other 20%. Might be a stock photo from a D2S in one pic?
Forum: Daily banter 23rd November 2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Adrian E
The 'belt' on an Audi CVT is actually a chain -...

The 'belt' on an Audi CVT is actually a chain - the main thing with them is to stick religiously to the oil change interval (35-40k miles if I remember correctly, but may be model dependant)
...
Forum: D2 - Lights 23rd November 2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,890
Posted By Adrian E
Two sites I've used before for bulbs that list...

Two sites I've used before for bulbs that list these are:

https://www.powerbulbs.com/product/philips-xenon-x-treme-vision-gen2-d2r-single

and
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 17th November 2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,668
Posted By Adrian E
Hiya Both Barzya8 and I use David :D I think...

Hiya

Both Barzya8 and I use David :D I think it's been about 4 years that he's been looking after my cars.

Good S8s are rarely around for long these days, as the pool of decent cars continues...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 17th November 2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,668
Posted By Adrian E
I believe it sold recently

I believe it sold recently
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 15th November 2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,224
Posted By Adrian E
I agree, for exactly the same reason! Although VM...

I agree, for exactly the same reason! Although VM did have an amazing ability to cut you off randomly when trying to add a new line to the cabinet. They'd just pull yours out to make...
Forum: Daily banter 29th October 2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,774
Posted By Adrian E
What doesn't help if you're cleaning the plates...

What doesn't help if you're cleaning the plates as a DIY exercise as they're a really random T27 size, which is rarely included in DIY tool sets. Luckily one of my sets had them.
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