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Forum: Daily banter 20th February 2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,322
Posted By notorious
What i love about cars of that era is the size of...

What i love about cars of that era is the size of wheels.
Lovely 80cm tall wheels.

On modern cars wheels are so small and because of this they look sick.
Forum: Daily banter 30th October 2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,587
Posted By notorious
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Forum: Daily banter 30th October 2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,587
Posted By notorious
Gotcha! Roberto was on second hand market...

Gotcha!

Roberto was on second hand market though.
Is Tesla any different there?
Forum: Daily banter 30th October 2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,587
Posted By notorious
Curious how Tesla helps with that?

Curious how Tesla helps with that?
Forum: Daily banter 23rd September 2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,068
Posted By notorious
It's "birch grain honey" Find it here: ...

It's "birch grain honey"

Find it here:

https://audi.7zap.com/en/ra/audi+a8+s8+quattro/a8q/2006-291/8/857-857030/
Forum: D2 - Interior 21st September 2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,557
Posted By notorious
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7088 ...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7088
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6501

Couple of useful threads
Forum: D2 - Interior 21st September 2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,557
Posted By notorious
1. Swap "P" with "ESP" button. 2. Move "ESP"...

1. Swap "P" with "ESP" button.

2. Move "ESP" button under the steering wheel
( there is a pre-facelift "ESP" button https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133666627121 -- just make sure you get electric...
Forum: Daily banter 16th February 2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,655
Posted By notorious
I love German cars from 80s, 90s and early 2000s ...

I love German cars from 80s, 90s and early 2000s
D2 was the last of them.

I’d run my D2 pretty much forever if it wasn’t ruined in accident.

For post COVID low mileage world
find yourself a...
Forum: Other marques 6th February 2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 207,800
Posted By notorious
Biggest problem I see with Tesla is that battery...

Biggest problem I see with Tesla is that battery doesn’t come with lifetime warranty and battery replacement isn’t cheap.

In petrol world 5k to 10k will buy you an excellent car and then annual...
Forum: Daily banter 14th September 2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 77,548
Posted By notorious
Lovely car and colour

Lovely car and colour
Forum: Daily banter 3rd September 2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,701
Posted By notorious
Also seen post about blistering paintwork on D4 FL

Also seen post about blistering paintwork on D4 FL
Forum: Daily banter 21st August 2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,127
Posted By notorious
Happy birthday Connor I do remember that...

Happy birthday Connor

I do remember that 2011 meet !

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Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 16th April 2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 21,438
Posted By notorious
Oh no Jim That will cost thousands to do...

Oh no Jim
That will cost thousands to do prorerly.
Good luck fixing it!!
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 21st March 2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,851
Posted By notorious
Well done Jim Miss my D2. Best car of all...

Well done Jim

Miss my D2. Best car of all times. +++
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 12th December 2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 25,902
Posted By notorious
Pictures will be great, thanks. Just to...

Pictures will be great, thanks.

Just to confirm: Corrosion area wasn't repaired in a bodyshop before. Corrosion has developed on untouched area as it came from factory. Correct?
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 12th December 2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 25,902
Posted By notorious
I've had no experience with corrosion and I'm...

I've had no experience with corrosion and I'm very interested to know where the corrosion areas are on D4. The areas were not repaired, right?

Can you load some pictures for the benefit of this...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 8th December 2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,351
Posted By notorious
Your speed will match GPS speed exactly. On...

Your speed will match GPS speed exactly.
On standard tyres speed shown is about 3% higher than actual GPS speed.
Gearbox is not affected
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 7th December 2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,351
Posted By notorious
Buy 245/50 R18 tyres. They are more comfy than...

Buy 245/50 R18 tyres.
They are more comfy than 245/45 R18.
I had used them on D2 for many years.
Forum: Daily banter 12th November 2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,142
Posted By notorious
How D2 can be in the same league with those ugly...

How D2 can be in the same league with those ugly monsters?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 12th November 2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,810
Posted By notorious
Who replaced silencers with straight pipes? Who? ...

Who replaced silencers with straight pipes? Who?

Good luck with sale! +++
Forum: D2 - Transmission 9th November 2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 25,758
Posted By notorious
We have wife’s 2017 A3 with ACC. Very fine car,...

We have wife’s 2017 A3 with ACC.
Very fine car, but not something to love and cherish.
Also have Fiat Grande Punto 2007 beater car that receives minimum maintenance.
These two cover transportation...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 8th November 2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 25,758
Posted By notorious
Welcome to 8less club. I'm still undecided...

Welcome to 8less club.
I'm still undecided where I want to go.
After D2 I hate everything.
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 7th November 2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,921
Posted By notorious
Just a thought: After upgrading from RNS-D...

Just a thought:

After upgrading from RNS-D to RNS-E I immediately noticed significant uplift in sound quality. Perhaps due to better pre-amplifier in RNS-E (the car has had Bose option with an...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 3rd November 2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,281
Posted By notorious
With single frame grille and ACC :-Q Crazy

With single frame grille and ACC :-Q
Crazy
Forum: Daily banter 31st October 2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,635
Posted By notorious
I'd start with aviation industry +++ Create a...

I'd start with aviation industry +++
Create a plane that will fly between the Europe and the US on a single battery charge.
After that all other problems will be solved automatically.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 20th October 2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 81,663
Posted By notorious
This extended leather door cards problem is...

This extended leather door cards problem is documented in ELSA.
Audi released an updated version of extended leather door cards with full plastic perimeter, so that leather actually starts only...
Forum: Alternative Fuels 5th October 2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 51,548
Posted By notorious
The character of D2 Iíll miss forever +++

The character of D2 Iíll miss forever +++
Forum: Alternative Fuels 2nd October 2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 51,548
Posted By notorious
Subscribed! +++ Haven't yet found decent...

Subscribed! +++

Haven't yet found decent replacement for FL D2.

Hope Tesla will hold it's value. Well, until VAG catch up with competing alternatives.

Already upgrading my consumer unit to...
Forum: Daily banter 30th September 2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 70,848
Posted By notorious
Received this today from user dedikGauts ...

Received this today from user dedikGauts

Dear notorious,

You have received a new private message at A8 Parts Forum from dedikGauts, entitled "Лучший Хакерский Форум "Творческая Лаборатория...
Forum: Daily banter 26th September 2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,524
Posted By notorious
Diesels are more complicated than petrol and I’m...

Diesels are more complicated than petrol and I’m all about long term reliability. Lots of things that can break. Most ULEZ compliant diesel cars will have AdBlue, which is just another system with...
Forum: Daily banter 16th September 2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,247
Posted By notorious
"I wish you could smell what I smell"...

"I wish you could smell what I smell" +++
Forum: D2 - Transmission 13th September 2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 25,758
Posted By notorious
Oh no... sorry to read about this :-( If you...

Oh no... sorry to read about this :-(

If you have space and love the car maybe to buy a second used gearbox and swap? Can be cheaper than fixing existing one, leaving it for some time in the...
Forum: Daily banter 12th September 2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,524
Posted By notorious
I’ll subscribe to this thread. After losing...

I’ll subscribe to this thread.

After losing very nice D2 in an accident it looks like D4s and D5s are almost all diesel which is a big no no for me. No high spec examples too (even adaptive cruise...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th July 2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 44,173
Posted By notorious
Agree about Q8. Looks nice too. But haven't seen...

Agree about Q8. Looks nice too. But haven't seen anything below £50k.
Depreciation will quickly fix this though. Only need to wait 2-3years.

Same applies to A8 D5 :p


"All good things come to...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 16th July 2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 44,173
Posted By notorious
Iím now slowly getting into the car market after...

Iím now slowly getting into the car market after 9 years of ignoring it and learn quite a lot of interesting things.

Q7s are fantastic in latest design. They are not available with Petrol engines...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 5th July 2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,458
Posted By notorious
how about this example? ...

how about this example?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Audi-S8-V10-5-2-naturally-aspirated-AUDI-WARRANTY-AVAILABLE/273914770873

Yorkshire man's car!
Forum: D2 - Everything else 30th June 2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 44,173
Posted By notorious
Thanks Sarg and TC. Love how Volvoís look from...

Thanks Sarg and TC.
Love how Volvoís look from outside. That lovely subtle elegance.
Inside and mechanically I looks like they are not quite yet stack up with zee Germans.
But it may be a good...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th June 2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 44,173
Posted By notorious
Thanks Ainars, Will look at all family...

Thanks Ainars,

Will look at all family cruisers with ACC on Petrol.
Whatever you friends will suggest.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th June 2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 44,173
Posted By notorious
The car now belongs to Mike, the Librarian. Who...

The car now belongs to Mike, the Librarian.
Who has heroically collected it with all spare parts from me too.
Hopefully he’ll have enough nerve and tenacity to restore it.

I’ll be looking for...
Forum: Owners Meets 17th June 2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 33,407
Posted By notorious
lovely pictures +++

lovely pictures +++
Forum: Motormouth 24th May 2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,962
Posted By notorious
I think they actually meant it'll cost £££, like...

I think they actually meant it'll cost £££, like £100k
For money they'll do anything I'm sure :)
Forum: Motormouth 24th May 2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,962
Posted By notorious
fully electric D2 FL for me please

fully electric D2 FL for me please
Forum: D2 - Everything else 21st May 2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 44,173
Posted By notorious
Current negotiating position with 3rd party...

Current negotiating position with 3rd party insurer Covea remains.
£8k value, with a salvage amount of 31%, £2480.

I called my insurer Aviva and they confirmed that it's normal practice to split...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 20th May 2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 44,173
Posted By notorious
Thank you friends! I've got no whiplash symptoms...

Thank you friends! I've got no whiplash symptoms so far, but I won't forget about it.
Cheers Adrian -- insightful!
Forum: Daily banter 19th May 2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,468
Posted By notorious
I'd never buy a diesel car

I'd never buy a diesel car
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 44,173
Posted By notorious
I already played this card to articulate to them...

I already played this card to articulate to them their cost avoidance benefit of not providing me bmw 7 series at £1к per week
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 44,173
Posted By notorious
That is in line with resprayed area that Mikki...

That is in line with resprayed area that Mikki has identified.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 44,173
Posted By notorious
I compared PR codes of that car and my and wing...

I compared PR codes of that car and my and wing mirrors are the same from factory.

At some point of time mirrors were replaced and I'm wondering why, why?

It's same engine and same gearbox too.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 44,173
Posted By notorious
Yes, I could have instructed Aviva to deal with...

Yes, I could have instructed Aviva to deal with them, but for now I decided to go to 3rd party directly although Aviva advised that it'll be the 'same thing' if I go through them.

I'ts a good next...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th May 2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 44,173
Posted By notorious
Thanks steamship, I agree with you. Insurance...

Thanks steamship, I agree with you. Insurance industry here is dangerously near to bullsh*t.

Received this from them by email
"
I’ve had a chat with the engineers and reviewed all evidence...
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