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Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 11th May 2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By MikkiJayne
I wasn't planning to as they're just an...

I wasn't planning to as they're just an experiment, but happy to send you a set if you cover the postage :) $10 to the usual address please +++
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 11th May 2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By MikkiJayne
I'll collect any scrap / broken linkages too -...

I'll collect any scrap / broken linkages too - they can usually contribute something to getting another unit working, or can be cores for when I figure out the rose joints :)
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th May 2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By MikkiJayne
So I did indeed mill down the rear diff mount...

So I did indeed mill down the rear diff mount yoke :D 2mm off each side makes it the same size as the D3 yoke

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=26365&stc=1&d=1620679508
...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 10th May 2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yeah thats what I mean about the spindles. You...

Yeah thats what I mean about the spindles. You can see on that one where the chrome has worn through.

It might be possible to turn them down and fit a repair sleeve with new bushings. A grease...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 10th May 2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By MikkiJayne
A common problem, and a fairly common solution....

A common problem, and a fairly common solution. The cause is usually the chromed steel ball losing its chrome and going rusty which then grinds away the inside of the plastic bushing. New bushings...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 9th May 2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By MikkiJayne
Technically yes, but alas you are still thwarted...

Technically yes, but alas you are still thwarted by that piece being for the 3.7 which has smaller pipework than the 4.2 (55 vs 60mm), as is the AE version (FL 3.7) they also have.

The only 60mm...
Forum: Daily banter 9th May 2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,042
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yes, I take them out now, on the basis that its...

Yes, I take them out now, on the basis that its less bad to have that gunge go through the tensioner than stainless steel mesh.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 9th May 2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By MikkiJayne
I cut up the worst one to use as a template for...

I cut up the worst one to use as a template for something else, and the less worst one is still ruined. They're broken in a really awkward spot to repair, plus in a load of other places so pretty...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 9th May 2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By MikkiJayne
No it won't (without changing a bunch of other...

No it won't (without changing a bunch of other stuff). The PF and FL have different bracing in the tunnel. The PF exhaust goes over the bracing and has bumps in it to accommodate that (you can see...
Forum: Daily banter 8th May 2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,042
Posted By MikkiJayne
They might work, but I'm suspicious why there are...

They might work, but I'm suspicious why there are no cam chains on them and why the tensioners appear to have been removed. They may well be an equal can of worms, and tbh after shipping and gaskets...
Forum: Daily banter 8th May 2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,042
Posted By MikkiJayne
Having made a shopping list and ordered a bunch...

Having made a shopping list and ordered a bunch of parts, I wanted a better look at the broken engine to see if it is saveable, should a head turn up in the future. Also, we wanted to see if the cam...
Forum: Daily banter 8th May 2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,042
Posted By MikkiJayne
A slightly delayed update from Monday as I needed...

A slightly delayed update from Monday as I needed to talk to Mark about what I found before posting it, and then I was ill for the rest of the week :o

The engine has been steam cleaned on the...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 8th May 2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its an aftermarket keyless system in an Audi-ish...

Its an aftermarket keyless system in an Audi-ish key body, and the boot is operated by mini cabrio roof rams iirc.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 6th May 2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By MikkiJayne
Updated the original post thanks :)

Updated the original post thanks :)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 5th May 2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yep, 02 S8 so its the right part +++

Yep, 02 S8 so its the right part +++
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th May 2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By MikkiJayne
No, that one is easy - the D3 bush is still...

No, that one is easy - the D3 bush is still available for 25 ish and fits straight in the D2 casting. Mark H discovered that. The two on the yoke at the back of the diff are trickier as the D3 ones...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 5th May 2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By MikkiJayne
Remind me tomorrow and I will post you some +++ I...

Remind me tomorrow and I will post you some +++ I buy 100 at a time for pennies each.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 5th May 2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its registered as an S8 so appears genuine. I've...

Its registered as an S8 so appears genuine. I've seen that interior in LHD models before where the spec sheet was a lot more granular, so you could order an S with a comfort interior, but its very...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th May 2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By MikkiJayne
Rear subframe refurb

A few of us have been working on finding parts for the rear subframe and control arms, and I have found one of the missing links - the subframe bushes themselves. The D2 bush is NLA, but the D3 bush...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 4th May 2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By MikkiJayne
Prestige have no front bumpers at all :( Its...

Prestige have no front bumpers at all :(

Its an FL2 we need btw.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 4th May 2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,688
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its rare to need to re-use the arms, so...

Its rare to need to re-use the arms, so destroying them to get them out is not uncommon.

These days I tend to assume I will need to change both inner and outer tie rods in a D2 when doing control...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd May 2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,042
Posted By MikkiJayne
Cautiously optimistic the bearings have survived...

Cautiously optimistic the bearings have survived as its only done a couple of hundred miles like this and it still turns over by hand just fine with no unpleasant noises.
Forum: Daily banter 2nd May 2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,042
Posted By MikkiJayne
You could stall the starter on the gear without...

You could stall the starter on the gear without putting a fracturing load on the casing though. Even if the bearing in the nose seized and stalled it, that wouldn't break the end off.

I think...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd May 2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,042
Posted By MikkiJayne
Every time I look at it, I find it astounding...

Every time I look at it, I find it astounding that the broken piece of starter didn't get jammed up in the flywheel and punch a hole through the gearbox casing.

I can't fathom how it happened in...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 2nd May 2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,688
Posted By MikkiJayne
On the bench - I never do control arms on the...

On the bench - I never do control arms on the car. The principle should still work on the car, but you're swinging the hammer in an awkward direction of course.
Forum: Daily banter 2nd May 2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,042
Posted By MikkiJayne
Might be possible, but very difficult. It might...

Might be possible, but very difficult. It might be necessary to go in from the wheel arch. The water pipe which runs along the side of the head has to come off to get the hose out, and thats very...
Forum: Daily banter 1st May 2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,042
Posted By MikkiJayne
Just age I think. Its getting to be an...

Just age I think. Its getting to be an increasingly common problem.
Forum: Daily banter 1st May 2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,425
Posted By MikkiJayne
Forgot to add the totals: 60 hours ...

Forgot to add the totals:

60 hours

Parts used:

PS hoses (refurb, 200)
PS hose brackets (used)
NSF upper rear arm (used)
NSF lower rear arm (used)
Forum: Daily banter 1st May 2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,042
Posted By MikkiJayne
Engine out today. It didn't start well as the...

Engine out today. It didn't start well as the main bumper bolts refused to come out so I had to take it off with the supports. I'm getting quite good at this now though since the last four I've done...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st May 2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,688
Posted By MikkiJayne
Once the pinch bolt is out I use a large tapered...

Once the pinch bolt is out I use a large tapered punch to push the upper arms out. Usually they need to be worked back and forth a bit to break the ring of corrosion around the pin where the pinch...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 1st May 2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By MikkiJayne
You don't usually need the gasket set - just the...

You don't usually need the gasket set - just the seal washers for the pressure hose. Everything else is usually fine.

The pump is about 120 from ebay sellers Or Autodoc. Buy the genuine VDO unit...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 1st May 2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By MikkiJayne
Fuel pump. This same thing happened to Mike's...

Fuel pump. This same thing happened to Mike's murple a while back - as the battery voltage drops the pump pulls more and more current and until it burns itself out.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 1st May 2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By MikkiJayne
No, S8s with Brembos are different.

No, S8s with Brembos are different.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 1st May 2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By MikkiJayne
A8 FL Brake pads 4D0698151R

Hi all,

I have a few sets of genuine new old-stock brake pads for the FL A8 with HP2 calipers:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=26285&stc=1&d=1619861215
...
Forum: Daily banter 1st May 2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,042
Posted By MikkiJayne
Markiii - I'm sure he'll check in soon. This...

Markiii - I'm sure he'll check in soon.

This one is another variant on the dolphin theme as it has blues interior with vavona, and light uppers, so we have at least three different combinations...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st May 2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 22,878
Posted By MikkiJayne
I have found that it doesn't make a significant...

I have found that it doesn't make a significant difference. Gareth's '8 has a tiny bit of pump noise from time to time, but others I've fitted the replacement hose to have no noise at all, eg the...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st May 2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By MikkiJayne
Can't even remember where I posted that so I'l...

Can't even remember where I posted that so I'l glad you can find it :D
Forum: Daily banter 30th April 2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,042
Posted By MikkiJayne
WITW - Mark's poorly Dolphin

Next up in the workshop is Mark's Dolphin Grey S8:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=26281&stc=1&d=1619814309

Its nice to have a Dolphin Grey in the workshop again while...
Forum: Daily banter 30th April 2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,425
Posted By MikkiJayne
Last few bits this round from earlier in the...

Last few bits this round from earlier in the week.

I replaced the wiper trim, and changed the brake fluid

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=26278&stc=1&d=1619813411

The...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th April 2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By MikkiJayne
The outer one is the return hose. The inner one...

The outer one is the return hose. The inner one is the two pressure hoses, but the front one has its foam sleeving removed.
Forum: Daily banter 30th April 2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By MikkiJayne
5 cylinder petrol D2s have been made (AAN sort of...

5 cylinder petrol D2s have been made (AAN sort of things) so the AEL ought to work as well, although it would need some changes to the front panel and maybe also the firewall to clear the injection...
Forum: Daily banter 30th April 2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,171
Posted By MikkiJayne
I prefer rocket couch :D Mine was entirely...

I prefer rocket couch :D

Mine was entirely accidental. I was shopping for an A6 Avant back in 2001 to carry servers to customer sites, and walked in to the Audi dealership next to the office...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 29th April 2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By MikkiJayne
They are rivetted yes. The rivets have popped...

They are rivetted yes. The rivets have popped apart on one of the brackets of the barnfind, although its still holding on because its bolted in place. They were bent to fit on originally, but they...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 29th April 2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By MikkiJayne
I hate these things so much! I've been...

I hate these things so much! I've been contemplating soaking them in evaporust and then painting them. Possibly mask off the pipework and sandblast the bracket.

They're so horrid I might even...
Forum: Daily banter 25th April 2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,425
Posted By MikkiJayne
This particular job was uncharacteristically...

This particular job was uncharacteristically difficult for this car tbh. Its in poor condition, but thus far everything other than that flange has actually come apart fairly easily.

I can recover...
Forum: Daily banter 25th April 2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,425
Posted By MikkiJayne
A vexing day today - 6 hours to change the F125...

A vexing day today - 6 hours to change the F125 :-( It would have been considerably easier if I remembered to do it when I had the front left suspension off, but I didn't.

Started by pulling off...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 24th April 2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By MikkiJayne
I can't do an exchange set when the garage binned...

I can't do an exchange set when the garage binned the originals.

Front pressure hose - 4D2422893D
Rear pressure hose - 4D2422893M
Return hose - 4D2422891C

For reference part numbers with 4D0...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd April 2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,425
Posted By MikkiJayne
The headlights on the FE were ok, but not great....

The headlights on the FE were ok, but not great. The murple however had a pair of fairly new and very nice headlights (literally the only parts on it that captain carnage hadn't ruined) so they were...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd April 2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,688
Posted By MikkiJayne
I think you'd need to disable it after loweing it...

I think you'd need to disable it after loweing it on to the stands so that it settles at its normal ride height before you tighten the bolts.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd April 2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,688
Posted By MikkiJayne
I put a couple of bolts in to the brake disc and...

I put a couple of bolts in to the brake disc and lower it on to axle stands positioned under the hub of the disc. The suspension moves as the car is lowered so I'll lower halfway and give the stands...
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