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Forum: Daily banter 7th May 2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By 89forever
oh christ... a proper trip down memory lane.... ...

oh christ... a proper trip down memory lane....

it all started in 1994 at the tender age of 21 with my first Audi... an ur quattro.... that stayed for over 17 years as a toy and many numerous...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 4th May 2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
Not at all, still rides the same, but then Iím...

Not at all, still rides the same, but then Iím always in dynamic anyways....
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 3rd May 2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
new job, new location means less car time but...

new job, new location means less car time but plenty of time to plot and hatch plans.....
the car is performing faultlessly and as originally bought for it's economy over the S5, but with a chunk of...
Forum: Daily banter 12th April 2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By 89forever
Are you really surprised prices on Government...

Are you really surprised prices on Government stuff is going up? The last year look at what has been spent tackling Covid and all the furlough payments etc.....

There will be more hikes in other...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 11th April 2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,130
Posted By 89forever
If it helps, sunny Dereham in the heart of...

If it helps, sunny Dereham in the heart of Norfolk, although I do work in Bourne in Lincolnshire if itís closer to anyone?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 11th April 2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,130
Posted By 89forever
Price reduced to £50 as to want them gone as fed...

Price reduced to £50 as to want them gone as fed up of moving the bloody things
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 8th April 2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By 89forever
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 7th April 2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By 89forever
WANTED - 2007 D3 main grill

due to a bird strike this morning i need a new grill on my A8 4.2tdi

ideally would love a W12 or S8 but anything decent considered. Must have parking sensor holes.
My chrome bit is ok so can make...
Forum: Daily banter 26th March 2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,339
Posted By 89forever
With not wanting to degenerate this thread all...

With not wanting to degenerate this thread all Iíll add is that any manufacturer spends literally millions on developing a car and itís workshop procedures....

Deviate from that at your peril on...
Forum: Daily banter 26th March 2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,339
Posted By 89forever
https://oimg.photobucket.com/images/gg609/Flynn89f...

https://oimg.photobucket.com/images/gg609/Flynn89forever/lower_crank_gear.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds

you must always inspect this area and change the pulley as a matter of course if in...
Forum: Daily banter 26th March 2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,339
Posted By 89forever
you MUST not torque up using the belt method, you...

you MUST not torque up using the belt method, you are putting the full force of the torque against the woodruff key on the pulley which is only a cast piece, you will sheer this and destroy your...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 25th March 2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,827
Posted By 89forever
My D3 speed warning is set at 100mph and beeps at...

My D3 speed warning is set at 100mph and beeps at exactly 100mph on the speedo (when tested on a private track obviously).
As said previously I would start at wheel circumference calibration.... see...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 24th March 2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,927
Posted By 89forever
Good effort there...!!!

Good effort there...!!!
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 19th March 2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
with the weather presenting itself all sunny like...

with the weather presenting itself all sunny like i didn't mind sitting out in the car with all the doors open and wanting to start the ecu interrogation before remapping the poor thing....

With...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 19th March 2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
thank you, i appreciate the comment :)

thank you, i appreciate the comment :)
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 9th March 2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
well i can nicely bring a close to this small...

well i can nicely bring a close to this small project.... brakes all done, bled fantastically.
I nearly got caught on the makeshift paint shop as when SWMBO returned there was 1 small piece of...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 7th March 2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
And itís fine that you are.... however Iíd rather...

And itís fine that you are.... however Iíd rather be safe in the knowledge Iíve fully evacuated all air from my braking system. If further down the line it creates an issue which requires repair,...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 7th March 2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
was greeted this morning to a wonderful day......

was greeted this morning to a wonderful day... the sun was out and the day warm, so what better way to spend it as SWMBO hasn't arrived home yet than outside doing car stuff...
A bit of Marvin Gaye...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 6th March 2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
Think of it more like project creep.... itís far...

Think of it more like project creep.... itís far from a restoration lol.... itís being tidied for now. I didnít refinish many items I would have done normally.
My S5, TT (Iím restoring that for my...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 6th March 2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
today was onto the rears..... ...

today was onto the rears.....

https://oimg.photobucket.com/images/gg609/Flynn89forever/IMG_3091.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds

certainly looks a hundred times better than how it all...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 5th March 2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
thank you lol... whilst that post may not have...

thank you lol... whilst that post may not have been mine it certainly wouldn't be the first time that my dishwasher has had engine parts in it....
or the washing machine....
or the oven....
or...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 5th March 2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
with a bit of a break in the weather i was able...

with a bit of a break in the weather i was able to get the fronts assembled....

because i'm a tart and love any excuse to get something Titanium (see bike build for my true disease...!!! lol) i...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 4th March 2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
Luckily she doesnít look on the forums..... my...

Luckily she doesnít look on the forums..... my spend history may have to be discussed more if she did lol....
She is used to coming home to car/bike stuff inside from over the years
...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 4th March 2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
being miserable that the weather was ruining the...

being miserable that the weather was ruining the painting, it hit me like a lightening bolt..... SWMBO is off with the children for a couple of days at the Grandparents, i had an empty house.... go...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 4th March 2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
https://oimg.photobucket.com/images/gg609/Flynn89f...

https://oimg.photobucket.com/images/gg609/Flynn89forever/IMG_3067.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds

it's not a restoration....

it's not a restoration....

it's not a restoration....

i...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 2nd March 2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
Absolutely.... we all like what we like but I...

Absolutely.... we all like what we like but I respect someone elseís choice theyíve made, even if itís the polar opposite of my ďlikeĒ....
I do find it funny when reading that someone has replaced X...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 2nd March 2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
Not driven on these yet, but hitting the time...

Not driven on these yet, but hitting the time machine I had Rossiís on my RS6 back in the day and then PZero Nero GTís on my S5..... Iíd say they were comparable.... good grip but wear quickly,...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 2nd March 2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
It didnít come up when I enquired if they could...

It didnít come up when I enquired if they could assist ... I told them the tyres were brand new and I took the wheels in loose.
I suppose in the current climate, less people driving, less worn out...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 2nd March 2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
Whether car or bike I always have Pirelli.... I...

Whether car or bike I always have Pirelli.... I got a good deal on the correct spec AO Audi rated PZeroís so it was rude not to get them. The A8 came with Vredesteinís winter tyres which were outside...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 2nd March 2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,130
Posted By 89forever
255/40-19 100W rated Vredestein Wintrac Extreme tyres

may help someone out here who needs a set of winter tyres....

price is negotiable to forum members as i'd rather help someone out.

4 tyres in good condition. Only removed as I don’t need winter...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 2nd March 2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
how is it small jobs just seem to escalate..... ...

how is it small jobs just seem to escalate.....
Today i wanted to get the tyres changed over.... now most normal folk would have rocked up TyreFitters-R-Us and just had them swapped over with nare a...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 28th February 2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
Iím unlucky as my SWMBO understands my demons and...

Iím unlucky as my SWMBO understands my demons and never stops me, which doesnít help me haha
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 28th February 2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
I do the discs as a matter of course, regardless...

I do the discs as a matter of course, regardless of car.... always have. I canít stand crusty bells.....
Forum: Daily banter 28th February 2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,135
Posted By 89forever
I can see why the preference to the D3 calipers...

I can see why the preference to the D3 calipers compared to the D2 boat anchors.....
first time today for me holding a set of D3ís and for the size they are a light paperweight, would massively...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 28th February 2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
Now shush as Iím listening to my demons lol

Now shush as Iím listening to my demons lol
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 28th February 2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
Yes I do...... but for now I wonít haha I...

Yes I do...... but for now I wonít haha

I sat looking at all 4 brake calipers, debating.... conjugating, battling with my inner demons.... the voices telling me that they are just a strip, shot...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 28th February 2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
As would I normally.... but then my OCD kicks in...

As would I normally.... but then my OCD kicks in and I donít stop.... as much I am enjoying the A8, itís a daily workhorse to be used... itís to be maintained and improved but itís not a restoration.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 28th February 2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
when i originally out the spacers on the...

when i originally out the spacers on the passenger side rear hub, 3 of the threads which the wheel bolts went into really didn't feel that good... it niggled and a new hub was needed.... not wanting...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 27th February 2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
and a cheeky shot at night showing the new LED...

and a cheeky shot at night showing the new LED effect

https://oimg.photobucket.com/images/gg609/Flynn89forever/IMG_3021.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds
...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 27th February 2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
waking up this morning to a bizarre strange glow...

waking up this morning to a bizarre strange glow in the sky, it couldn't be the sun could it....!!!

so with SWMBO shuttled out with the kids it was time to tick off a couple of jobs. I'd been...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 10th February 2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
well Sunday was spent looking at the light PCB ...

well Sunday was spent looking at the light PCB

https://oimg.photobucket.com/images/gg609/Flynn89forever/IMG_2816.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds

there is an issue which is still...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 4th February 2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
The reprograming of the power module with the...

The reprograming of the power module with the serial number and part number of the new battery is required because the part number tells the ecu the capacity in Ah, and the change of serial tells it...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 4th February 2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
well the hunt for a replacement inner rear light...

well the hunt for a replacement inner rear light is proving fruitless..... it WAS just the lens which needed replacing until one morning a ping on the dash..... rear bulb out (where's the OMG emoji?)...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 25th January 2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,340
Posted By 89forever
Would be interested to know if anyone has...

Would be interested to know if anyone has anything stashed away after theyíve upgraded to the later style
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 24th January 2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,340
Posted By 89forever
WANTED - drivers side rear inner light

to suit a 2007 A8 D3 please.

free to a good home preferred, somethings melted inside mine..... Not bothered if the inner works are ok as will make 1 good one out of 2, just need the lens and...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 23rd January 2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
There are always other options, however i know...

There are always other options, however i know what i get from EM, having used their products on numerous Audi's over the years, they always work first time and to date never had any lamp blow or...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 23rd January 2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
another piece of the puzzle arrived safely in the...

another piece of the puzzle arrived safely in the post today

https://oimg.photobucket.com/images/gg609/Flynn89forever/IMG_2697.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds

full interior LED kit from...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 22nd January 2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 33,659
Posted By 89forever
Bolt it to a block, slitting disc through the...

Bolt it to a block, slitting disc through the crack to remove all contaminated metal, weld to stabilise the now larger crack. Remove from block, clean both sides and weld again as required
Forum: D2 - Everything else 20th January 2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 33,659
Posted By 89forever
Thank you lol, but I canít take all the credit it...

Thank you lol, but I canít take all the credit it was suggested on a post over on Pistonheads and I thought it worth a punt.

In all the years of working on cars itís nice to find a product which...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 17th January 2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By 89forever
one thing i do intend doing though prior to any...

one thing i do intend doing though prior to any map install is data logging the standard car.... for a couple of reasons

a/ to ensure MAF's are reading correctly and to see what figures they are...
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