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Forum: Daily banter 3rd March 2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Architex_mA8tey
But . . . based on previous dealings with Audi ....

But . . . based on previous dealings with Audi . . .
just because they've "cleared it" doesn't mean they wont walk away from anything not on that list should you get an issue later :tuttut:

I...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd March 2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,574
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
This is simply the worst news . . . so very sad...

This is simply the worst news . . . so very sad :-(
we will try to quietly establish a few more details and at an appropriate stage I would suggest some kind of forum tribute to Mark but he will be...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 1st March 2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,927
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
My take on the nav is that the older drives seem...

My take on the nav is that the older drives seem to have a problem running newer nav upated discs for some reason which may possibly be due to wear or other issues with the nav unit laser. I had the...
Forum: Daily banter 28th February 2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
A whopping 786 miles for me on the D2 A8 and...

A whopping 786 miles for me on the D2 A8
and that included a trip to the Haynes museum and back in early Feb last year and a trip to a very socially distanced "Simply Audi" car show sometime after...
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,135
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Ive got the MTEC C Scroll front pads on my D4 A8L...

Ive got the MTEC C Scroll front pads on my D4 A8L and they look great ut also work great, and from memory they were only something like 220
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 26th February 2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,676
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Interestingly I have also had Battery issues on...

Interestingly I have also had Battery issues on the D2 A8 - bought a new Yuasa Silver YBX5019 last 26th May and it has only lasted a few months. The last straw was Friday when I charged the car over...
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,975
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Not sure - those on there are 18's and its...

Not sure - those on there are 18's and its already all pretty tight fit! :D
Forum: Daily banter 22nd February 2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,135
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Yes youre confusing two people - The Noggy...

Yes youre confusing two people -

The Noggy person is Jose who has a D2 in noggy blue and various other cars in the same shade, and who had the noggy blue D4 S8 until it got written off .

Bert...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 22nd February 2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 18,286
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
No the film you can see is just protective film...

No the film you can see is just protective film on the new tail light which is then peeled off once you've fitted it +++
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,975
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
:ROFL: Well maybe I had better organise an arm...

:ROFL:
Well maybe I had better organise an arm wrestling contest to see who has first dibs and sell tickets to watch online!! :D
(PS I dont fancy your chances much!)
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,975
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I guess it might be when all completed who knows?...

I guess it might be when all completed who knows? :Confused::D
but it already has interested parties at first dibs and second dibs - form an orderly queue here! :rolleyes:

I'm very much reliant...
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,975
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I'm not aware its been lowered (bearing in mind...

I'm not aware its been lowered (bearing in mind I've only just got it!), its just got 18" wheels and lower profile tyres on it which does "fill the arches". There were lots of brand new spares in the...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 16th February 2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,676
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Added to the common faults sticky also thanks all...

Added to the common faults sticky also thanks all +++
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,975
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
The 1.6 Fsi is 110 bhp and drives really well to...

The 1.6 Fsi is 110 bhp and drives really well to keep up with traffic and overtake etc, still seems to do 40 mpg around town and up to 55 on a longer run :D
The only downside is car tax which is...
Forum: Daily banter 15th February 2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,975
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Ahh should I take you off the "dibs list"?...

Ahh should I take you off the "dibs list"? :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,676
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
C-Tek do a plug in charger adapter for the...

C-Tek do a plug in charger adapter for the cigarette lighter socket, and that connects to the ctek charger, and that can soon give you enough power to open the boot ok +++
...
Forum: Daily banter 15th February 2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,975
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Haha now why would you say that? :D On a...

Haha now why would you say that? :D

On a completely different matter, did you ever find that little A2 you were looking to buy? :rolleyes:
Forum: Daily banter 12th February 2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,975
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Here's my "recent child" along with its red...

Here's my "recent child" along with its red interior now being added!
Forum: Daily banter 12th February 2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,975
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Really? :Confused: It would appear for now...

Really? :Confused:
It would appear for now that he's gone down a darker route (BMW)
Come on Brian - sort him out!! +++
Forum: Daily banter 12th February 2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,975
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Thanks Andrew - I'm intrigued who you thought it...

Thanks Andrew - I'm intrigued who you thought it was?!



Thanks Sean, yes erm. . . wheels are another small distraction :ROFL:



Yes that one is an A8L 4.2 D3 Petrol / LPG I have a few...
Forum: Daily banter 11th February 2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,975
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Ok ok I admit it - it was me lol +++ I always...

Ok ok I admit it - it was me lol +++
I always fancied a final edition S8 and as a lot of you know this particular one is a lovely example and couldn't have been looked after by a better owner than...
Forum: Spotless 8th February 2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,837
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I'd agree with Sarg on the foam, I use a lot of...

I'd agree with Sarg on the foam, I use a lot of YumCars stuff and most of it is really good quality / functionally. I do agree with Brian that the JennyChem Long Life Tyre Shine...
Forum: Owners Meets 8th February 2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 28,804
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I was a little disappointed by the show as it...

I was a little disappointed by the show as it seems ridiculous to cover 50% of a journey like that in one episode and 50% in the second - I guess they were never really going to be able to show that...
Forum: Daily banter 29th January 2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,077
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Give me a call any evening weekdays Roberto,...

Give me a call any evening weekdays Roberto, happy to discuss. +++
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 26th January 2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 121,652
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
If its 2000 year then it might be an RNS-C rather...

If its 2000 year then it might be an RNS-C rather than D like my D2 1999 is in which case you will need an adapter cable from Kufactec from memory
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 25th January 2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 18,286
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I'd had the same issue but had found some new...

I'd had the same issue but had found some new inner light units and bought them a year before so we swapped them over at the doctor's when my steering rack was swapped +++
MJ also dealt with the...
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 22nd January 2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,411
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Here's the bracket photographed. . . :(

Here's the bracket photographed. . . :(
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 22nd January 2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,411
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
My D4 4.0T A8L was done in December Ray along...

My D4 4.0T A8L was done in December Ray along with the MOT, it involves installation of a slightly ugly "bracket" at the back of the engine bay in case the bonnet seal decides to fall onto hot turbos...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th January 2021, 12:10 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 33,659
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I think that I've probably driven it further than...

I think that I've probably driven it further than you over the last five years!
(And done better mpg!) :ROFL:
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 12th January 2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 30,805
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
You could try CraigyB if hes still mobile doing...

You could try CraigyB if hes still mobile doing it Darren, or IT may have some ideas nearer you?
Forum: D2 - Everything else 11th January 2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 33,659
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Its a tad ironic and a real shame that they...

Its a tad ironic and a real shame that they weren't as careful doing the jobs themselves as they were at keeping very accurate records of what they did :mad:
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 8th January 2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 30,805
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Feel free to message if you need anything tested...

Feel free to message if you need anything tested on mine or have any questions +++
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 8th January 2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 30,805
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Heres the link for the box -...

Heres the link for the box -...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 7th January 2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 30,805
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I've fitted the wakaa android auto apple carplay...

I've fitted the wakaa android auto apple carplay box to mine which has not only given me all the benefits of android auto features but also has let me use Google maps via that instead. You don't get...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd December 2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
will do thanks Ollie - I've got a couple of...

will do thanks Ollie - I've got a couple of options including a very mobile friend with mostly van movements so I'll bear that in mind if I cant get there myself.
Ive got a nice original boxed...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd December 2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,774
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
surely its got to be 2 different cars?? :D ...

surely its got to be 2 different cars?? :D
Amazing job as always +++
Forum: Daily banter 2nd December 2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Can I collect it with the tyres ?? :)

Can I collect it with the tyres ?? :)
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 26th November 2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,353
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Am I right in thinking that the LPG conversion is...

Am I right in thinking that the LPG conversion is different for FSi?

I understood that there are several important reasons why normal sequential gas injection systems are not suitable. Initially,...
Forum: Daily banter 26th November 2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Glad to hear you've made a good recovery Zip,...

Glad to hear you've made a good recovery Zip, wish you all the best.
Thats 2 very nice cars you have there to play with! :love:
Keep on keeping on! +++
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 8th November 2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,599
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
1, Spannerrash-----Posted 2, Chris B ---------...

1, Spannerrash-----Posted
2, Chris B --------- Posted
3, The Laird --Posted, arrived
4, HPsauce --------Posted, arrived
5, Moltuae ---------Posted, arrived
6, David's8 ---------Posted
7,...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 24th October 2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,969
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Other post deleted +++

Other post deleted +++
Forum: D2 - Everything else 25th August 2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,860
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
try these - ...

try these -

https://www.carcoversfactory.co.uk/car-covers/category/2002/audi/a8/all-body-types

https://www.carcovershop.co.uk/custom-made-car-covers.asp

And for those of you looking for...
Forum: Daily banter 21st August 2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Happy Birthday Connor! :D and thanks for all...

Happy Birthday Connor! :D
and thanks for all the photography over the years!
Here's a few memories I found in the archives. . . :)
Forum: Owners Meets 20th August 2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,018
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Going: Moltuae +1 (2 Adults) Tonupkid +1 ...

Going:
Moltuae +1 (2 Adults)
Tonupkid +1
tintin
tc4332 & Jordan
The Laird +1
Architex_mA8tey

Possibles:
briang9
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 17th August 2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,184
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Pure white here please! +++

Pure white here please! +++
Forum: Daily banter 4th August 2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,102
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Good news from Germany - Since Jan / Feb they...

Good news from Germany -
Since Jan / Feb they have apparently started producing the D5 with the wonderful V8 4.0T Tfsi Petrol Engine and also the V8 4.0T Diesel Engine Which was first seen in the...
Forum: Owners Meets 29th July 2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,329
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
I'm hoping to be there David it's incredibly well...

I'm hoping to be there David it's incredibly well organised at Beaulieu and they are parking people in socially distant spaces etc.
Hoping to meet up with other AOC owners including some other A8's...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 3rd July 2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,283
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Come on Andy - you know you need to move from...

Come on Andy - you know you need to move from hairdressing back to drugs running! :ROFL:
Seriously though it would be great to see you back in an '8! +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 2nd July 2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,899
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Thanks Ainars thats very useful +++

Thanks Ainars thats very useful +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 2nd July 2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,899
Posted By Architex_mA8tey
Hi all - quick update: Current status for this...

Hi all - quick update:
Current status for this now is - he has found a wiring harness that's on the way now and he has to go down to Stockholm to pick the hook up there. The only thing left to buy...
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