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Forum: Daily banter 8th May 2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By ainarssems
Getting spilled paint out of interior

I came across this insurance write-off A6 Allroad https://auctions.synetiq.co.uk/auction/items/details/2015-audi-a6road-tdi-quattro-2967cc-turbo-diesel-semi-auto-7-speed-5-door-estate/154795 that...
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 5th May 2021, 04:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By ainarssems
Yes they are decent but wether you can trust that...

Yes they are decent but wether you can trust that you get genuine INA part on ebay or chinese copy pretending to be INA is a different question
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st May 2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By ainarssems
If you just want to change electronic part better...

If you just want to change electronic part better stick with the exact same number, if you change the whole thing including pump and then there may be several numbers that are compatible.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th April 2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By ainarssems
There are a lot of D3 with controller faulty...

There are a lot of D3 with controller faulty error including mine but it still works fine and no warning light.

Warning light after flat battery is usually because of lost steering wheel angle...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 24th April 2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By ainarssems
Not as far as I know but I have seen couple cases...

Not as far as I know but I have seen couple cases where conductor in wire is broken just by the sensor plug.
Forum: Daily banter 18th April 2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,182
Posted By ainarssems
What was the fault? Anything connected with ...

What was the fault? Anything connected with biturbo unit?
Forum: Daily banter 17th April 2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,182
Posted By ainarssems
Roberto how are you getting on with BiTDI, you...

Roberto how are you getting on with BiTDI, you still have it?

I am looking at buying a new car and been looking at A4 and A6 quattro diesel estates and and Allroads. To be honest I feel like most...
Forum: Daily banter 15th April 2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By ainarssems
What about the 2.0 PD TDI, what's the difference?...

What about the 2.0 PD TDI, what's the difference? I never looked at them and thought all 2.0 are Common Rail but I recently found out there are 2.0 PD as well
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 11th April 2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,130
Posted By ainarssems
Might help if you added location for collection. ...

Might help if you added location for collection.

Just spotted 'Breckland' on the bin. :)
Forum: D3 - Lights 11th April 2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,666
Posted By ainarssems
Well it failed again. They did last 5 months...

Well it failed again. They did last 5 months which is a wast improvement over 3 weeks they usually lasted without extra resistors. Colder weather have helped as well no doubt. Back to the drawing...
Forum: Daily banter 11th April 2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By ainarssems
It's only gone up by 20 from 565 to 585 or by...

It's only gone up by 20 from 565 to 585 or by 3.5%
Council tax on the other hand gone up by 6% for me.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 7th April 2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By ainarssems
I have not dug out VAS5054 but I did a quick test...

I have not dug out VAS5054 but I did a quick test with OBD11 on mine.

I think in group 3 1st block is requested airflow, 2nd block is measured airflow bank 1 and 3rd block is measured airflow bank...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th April 2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By ainarssems
Yes, no labels for 4.2TDI in either VCDS or...

Yes, no labels for 4.2TDI in either VCDS or OBD11,if I get some time I will see if I can find my VAS5054 and check what each of those three airflows represent. Although 1500 seems a bit high. Not...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 4th April 2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By ainarssems
As far as I know there are no meters for EGR...

As far as I know there are no meters for EGR flow. It is estimated from the MAFs. If the ECU expects 500mg all flow in cylinders at given manifold pressure and rpm and MAF is measuring 300mg air then...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 31st March 2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,886
Posted By ainarssems
When I was looking to ship a small pallet it was...

When I was looking to ship a small pallet it was over 100 including 20 for the pallet itself.
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th March 2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 30,805
Posted By ainarssems
Not sure how much data you need for it but...

Not sure how much data you need for it but Vodafone does Basic sims at good price. You cannot find them directly on their webpage and need follow a link....
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 27th March 2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,827
Posted By ainarssems
First of all I would be very surprised if Satnav...

First of all I would be very surprised if Satnav sends back speed reading to instrument cluster, any adaptation you do in Satnav will only be for Satnav.

The most accurate way would be to get a...
Forum: D3 - Lights 11th March 2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,398
Posted By ainarssems
Yes I did it, don't remember exactly but it's the...

Yes I did it, don't remember exactly but it's the same as with VCDS as I was following the instructions for VCDS From memory you go to headlight range module, adaption, choose appropiate channel and...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th March 2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By ainarssems
I think it's safe, powder coating only uses...

I think it's safe, powder coating only uses 180-200C, steel annealing is 300-700C
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 9th March 2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,927
Posted By ainarssems
I never used built in satnav anyway, maps and...

I never used built in satnav anyway, maps and traffic on phone always more up to date and easier to enter destinations.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 7th March 2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By ainarssems
I am quite the opposite, I avoid full sweep, just...

I am quite the opposite, I avoid full sweep, just do the pressure bleed. It seems lot of cars don't get regular brake fluid changes so the moisture in fluid causes either corrosion or crud build-up...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 5th March 2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,927
Posted By ainarssems
Burned discs will contain the same info it's just...

Burned discs will contain the same info it's just that old weak(ish) lasers cannot read them reliably.

I might not be 100% corect but original discs are pressed with template to create dips and...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 5th March 2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,927
Posted By ainarssems
Original discs are pressed not burned and so have...

Original discs are pressed not burned and so have more pronounced dips and peaks so even old lasers can pick them up. Sometimes it helps when burning at slower speed as more time is spent for each...
Forum: Daily banter 1st March 2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,135
Posted By ainarssems
I believe Crossclimate 2 was delayed till next...

I believe Crossclimate 2 was delayed till next autumn, Crossclimate + is the current one, have a set on D3 in 235/50R18, cannot complain but will probably put PS4 for summer on 19"
Forum: Daily banter 27th February 2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,135
Posted By ainarssems
My D2 never needed new TREs but on A6 when I...

My D2 never needed new TREs but on A6 when I replaced bushed to solid aftermarket versions they were introducing a lot more noise and knocks especially going over potholes or uneven surface while...
Forum: D3 - Lights 20th February 2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,400
Posted By ainarssems
That's likely to be cracked wires in the...

That's likely to be cracked wires in the headlight, common fault.
Forum: Daily banter 20th February 2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By ainarssems
There will probably minimum qualifying ownership...

There will probably minimum qualifying ownership time like previous scrappage deals, something like 90 days or whatever it was and a valid or recently expired MOT and Tax
Forum: Daily banter 20th February 2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By ainarssems
Hmm, if i could hand in my old A6 for 3000...

Hmm, if i could hand in my old A6 for 3000 credit, then resell that credit for 2000 for someone who could use it and then use those 2000 towards my next polluting car I would be all...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 19th February 2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By ainarssems
Or maybe the one you have seen in A8 was the...

Or maybe the one you have seen in A8 was the early 1994-1995 car with 12V 2.8 AAH
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By ainarssems
I think propshafts are the same PF and FL. Boot...

I think propshafts are the same PF and FL.
Boot was split on my PF, I discovered it when changing gearbox output flange seal in 2012. It looked like it's been split for a while and CV joint had been...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 13th February 2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 844
Posted By ainarssems
Some kind of vaccum tool to suck on it and pull...

Some kind of vaccum tool to suck on it and pull out
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 13th February 2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By ainarssems
There has been no other interest so far so I...

There has been no other interest so far so I guess you can have them if you are still interested.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 7th February 2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By ainarssems
For Sale: A8 D2 genuine floor mats beige.

I have a full set of genuine Audi floor mats for D2 as I no longer have D2. These are pre-facelift but will fit facelift as well as the shape is the same just different material. I bought them unused...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 4th February 2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By ainarssems
Make sure you check current running through LEDs...

Make sure you check current running through LEDs and that it does not exceed replacement LED specifications. I used 20mA LEDs on mine an they were only lasting 2-3 weeks. When I finally checked...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 1st February 2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,247
Posted By ainarssems
They are just a screw covers, nothing to do with...

They are just a screw covers, nothing to do with water ingress.

Also there are no seals for wing lights other than grommet on the cable and paper on the nuts. More likely to be something on the...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 31st January 2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,913
Posted By ainarssems
Don't know about USA but here these days pretty...

Don't know about USA but here these days pretty much all engine oils are made for use in both petrol and diesel engines. In the old days when diesel fuel contained much more sulphur there was more...
Forum: Other Audis 31st January 2021, 12:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,425
Posted By ainarssems
Did similar repair on A6, was a bit hard to get...

Did similar repair on A6, was a bit hard to get in the right gear and often going for 1st would go in reverse
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006DHU8LK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_SPDCTJ1ADGXPDZ875KVR
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 28th January 2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,542
Posted By ainarssems
In my expierience if it's random spots it's the...

In my expierience if it's random spots it's the fault in screen it self. If it's something external you get whole rows or columns messed up. Sometimes spots go away if you apply a pressure on the...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 28th January 2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,229
Posted By ainarssems
No harm in checking fluid level or doing fluid...

No harm in checking fluid level or doing fluid change. Don't think you get any gunk settling in D3 boxes, modern fluids are keeping all the **** suspended in the oil, was only problem in older boxes...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 28th January 2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,542
Posted By ainarssems
Pretty sure it's the screen itself and there is...

Pretty sure it's the screen itself and there is no fix, at least not an economical one. You could replace screen if you can find one for it but it's likely to be more expensive than another monitor.
Forum: Other marques 23rd January 2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 130,163
Posted By ainarssems
Couple of interesting videos about Tesla...

Couple of interesting videos about Tesla batteries
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGFiaWvD-KI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdUqQZC2dcE

I have been looking at several EVs for a couple of...
Forum: D2 - Lights 15th January 2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,321
Posted By ainarssems
I have tried a lot of aftermarked HID and LED...

I have tried a lot of aftermarked HID and LED lights in my cars but they all have some issues. LEDs are definitely better and there are no major problems with high beam and larger bulbs like H7 or...
Forum: D2 - Lights 15th January 2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,321
Posted By ainarssems
Why do the D3 even have level adjuster motor,...

Why do the D3 even have level adjuster motor, it's got self levelling suspension
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 13th January 2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By ainarssems
You do not need the power adaptor when using...

You do not need the power adaptor when using through OBD in the car as it gets power from OBD plug. Only needs power if working on the bench off the car in which case I just use small12V battery...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 11th January 2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 33,659
Posted By ainarssems
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachme...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=25126&stc=1&d=1610369873
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 11th January 2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,088
Posted By ainarssems
My Galletto V54 works on W10, but have not done...

My Galletto V54 works on W10, but have not done any actual mapping yet on A8, just read the files and some test writes on A6. I am more busy at both jobs on the run up to Christmas as usual and again...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th January 2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,814
Posted By ainarssems
It's more about recharge cycles rather than age....

It's more about recharge cycles rather than age. Bigger battery needs recharging less often so will last for more miles/years. Early Nissan Leaf 24kWh batteries last about 100k before dropping to 50%...
Forum: Daily banter 5th January 2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By ainarssems
It was a good watch. The little thing that peaked...

It was a good watch. The little thing that peaked my interest was something mentioned just passing by towards the end of show - Koenigsegg 2.0l 3 cylinder camless engine producing 600BHP so I had to...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 4th January 2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,069
Posted By ainarssems
I though the main reason for driving lead out was...

I though the main reason for driving lead out was because of pollution
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 3rd January 2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 206,609
Posted By ainarssems
Bitcoin is on BBC news again...

Bitcoin is on BBC news again https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55515529 a lot of people will get in on it again because of FOMO and price will rocket again. It's quite different from 2017 bull run...
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