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Forum: D3 - Lights 6th June 2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 44,457
Posted By Bushido
Did we please ever get a solution to this?? ...

Did we please ever get a solution to this??

I cannot get me head around the 2nd price of replacements and new... Id sell the car on first. And that's saying something!! :-(:-(:Confused:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 6th June 2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By Bushido
Can you believe that I have just logged on to ask...

Can you believe that I have just logged on to ask this exact same question regards looking for a pair of replacement rear lamps for an 06 and the thoughts re having them repaired!!

Officially...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 2nd June 2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 791
Posted By Bushido
Towbar wanted

Hi all,

I hope everyone is keeping well.

Would anyone happen to have a towbar available for a 2006 a8??

Thanks in advance +++
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th March 2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,243
Posted By Bushido
B&O door speaker blown :(

I know that Ian had led the charge with budget friendly superglue fixes on the front dash speakers in the past,

Thought id throw my repair out there. My passenger front bass speaker has never...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 22nd February 2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,576
Posted By Bushido
Any experience of DPF removal on a 4.2 tdi??

As per title, has anybody any first-hand experience on removal/gutting of the dpf on the 4.2 tdi?

I see that Darkside Developments offer by pass pipes in place of the dpf.

Other online tuners...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 13th February 2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,841
Posted By Bushido
Realistic tuning options of d3 4.2 tdi

Good evening all,

I am looking to gather some serious information / input on the known options for tuning the d3 a8 4.2 tdi?

The car already has a map and I know there is an option to also map...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 30th January 2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,483
Posted By Bushido
Audi Q7 alloys and wheel adaptors for sale

Hi all, I'm having another tidy up and clear out here!

I was holding these for the current d3 but have gone an alternative route.

They came on my original d3 and I had no idea that they were...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 20th December 2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,235
Posted By Bushido
Will have a check of that. Thank you +++

Will have a check of that. Thank you +++
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 19th December 2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,043
Posted By Bushido
Digital speedo on the dash??

Hi all,
My 09 a8 used to allow me to toggle the dash settings and pull up a nice digital speedo reading in the middle of the display. Was this a facelift option as my o6 doesn't seem to have it...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 19th December 2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,235
Posted By Bushido
Well b#gger me! We replaced the valve. No...

Well b#gger me!

We replaced the valve. No improvement.

Was suggested to replace the engine coolant temp sensor for the sake of 16 and 10 minutes time. No improvement! (top tip - but the...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th December 2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,557
Posted By Bushido
Playstation and roof mounted screen

Hi all,
Following one of Ian's wise contributions on a previous thread, I understand that the PlayStation was never a factory option in the a8.

Im curious if anybody has one fitted to their car....
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 14th December 2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 20,905
Posted By Bushido
Jake, my 4.2 tdi has started that exact same...

Jake, my 4.2 tdi has started that exact same thing!! Let me know if you get to the bottom of it matey +++
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 6th December 2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,235
Posted By Bushido
And now we are going the exact same route with...

And now we are going the exact same route with the latest 4.2 tdi! :-(

See if I can do it in under a year this time though :ROFL::ROFL::ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 3rd October 2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,403
Posted By Bushido
Have you had any success with this set up matey??...

Have you had any success with this set up matey?? Following with interest +++
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 3rd October 2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,199
Posted By Bushido
Have messaged you Jimster +++

Have messaged you Jimster +++
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 9th September 2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,199
Posted By Bushido
Would that come up on the screen when I select it...

Would that come up on the screen when I select it to tell me?? :Confused:+++
Forum: Daily banter 27th August 2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,306
Posted By Bushido
Thats a really good offer but I think I also need...

Thats a really good offer but I think I also need somebody who knows their operation too. For example I lowered my last 8 mechanically with new links but have since been advised you can do the same...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 24th August 2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,199
Posted By Bushido
If the AMI would be sat beside the cd changer...

If the AMI would be sat beside the cd changer then sadly I have a space :Confused:

Can you please elaborate / link to the parts I would need to take the feed from the TV unit??

Thanks as always...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 23rd August 2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,222
Posted By Bushido
19" diamond cut alloys for sale

Hi all,
My new purchase has these alloys fitted . Diamond cut a few months ago and in rfemarkably clean and undamaged condition. Have just had a full set of 255 40 19 Kumho Ecsta tyres fitted.
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 23rd August 2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,113
Posted By Bushido
Just to close the loop on all of this excitement...

Just to close the loop on all of this excitement - I have just taken delivery of this a8 +++
...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd August 2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,306
Posted By Bushido
VAGCOM required NE England

HI,
Ive tried the official thread, but does anybody around Hartlepool area (happy to travel) have VAGCOM please?

Would like to discuss a few options and features on the car.



TIA, Paul
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 21st August 2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,854
Posted By Bushido
A8 d3 alloys wanted. 20" or 19"

Hi all,
Would be very interested to hear from anyone who has any 19" / 20" alloys for the a8 d3.
Genuine Audi or aftermarket.
With or without tyres.
Nothing welded or repaired please.

Cash...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 20th August 2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,199
Posted By Bushido
Idiots guide to 2006 audio upgrade please!

Hi all,
With a 2006 a8 with the B&O system, whats the options with an audio upgrade?
I definitely want iPod connection. Tv was nice but rarely used on my previous car.

Im figuring the car will...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th August 2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,113
Posted By Bushido
This has all been really helpful and I am...

This has all been really helpful and I am grateful to everyone who has thrown their 2penneth in .

Ive been to view 4 now. Typically their opinion of "mint" and "immaculate" and "fully loaded with...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 16th August 2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,585
Posted By Bushido
Decoding spec of potential purchases

Hi again all,
Is there an available resource for checking spec / build details of potential purchases please? I seem to recall that Ian is often good enough to help people along here and that I have...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 14th August 2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,113
Posted By Bushido
This is all really helpful++3+ What would my...

This is all really helpful++3+
What would my 2009 have had done to it to have had what was described as an mmi update / upgrade to mmi3 with the jukebox etc?? When I bought it the seller told me...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 14th August 2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,113
Posted By Bushido
Do the a8 and s8 have the systems / head units do...

Do the a8 and s8 have the systems / head units do we know?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th August 2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,113
Posted By Bushido
Question How good will a b&0 system from a 2006 car be by...

How good will a b&0 system from a 2006 car be by modern standards? And what premium price can they hold of a like for like model without it? I appreciate it was a 4K option in the day , but...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th August 2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,066
Posted By Bushido
Sorry, ended up with 2 posts running. Budget...

Sorry, ended up with 2 posts running.

Budget of around 6k
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th August 2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,066
Posted By Bushido
This is really helpful. Thank you again ++++++

This is really helpful. Thank you again ++++++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th August 2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,066
Posted By Bushido
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202107225...

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202107225325346?make=AUDI&advertising-location=at_cars&model=A8&sort=relevance&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=Used&postcode=ts274ed&inclu...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th August 2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,066
Posted By Bushido
Oh this is like having a new buddy! lol So...

Oh this is like having a new buddy! lol

So soft close doors
TV package
Rear camera
Electric / heated rear seats
Rear AC would have been options on mine, R??

Thanks again +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th August 2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,066
Posted By Bushido
Hmmm... And how much better is the B&O sound...

Hmmm... And how much better is the B&O sound system please??

Alloys and bits can all be changed to taste. So Im really trying to lock in some non negotiable specs +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th August 2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,066
Posted By Bushido
Advise on A8L spec options for potential purchases

Hi all,
Going to keep coming back to the collective pool of sound knowledge and advice if thats ok please?

As I'm searching to replace my 2009 8L I am amazed by how few have the individual...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 6th August 2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,113
Posted By Bushido
Im intrigued now... Incredible in standard tune...

Im intrigued now... Incredible in standard tune or having potential with a map??
Does the 4.2 have known issues / failings to be aware of?
A mapped 3.0 is more than a happy compromise of places to...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 6th August 2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,113
Posted By Bushido
Sorry folks, it was the tdi I owned. This is...

Sorry folks, it was the tdi I owned.

This is going to be a difficult car to replace. We have yet to move to an insurance valuation but I paid 4500 for it 2 years ago and am struggling to see...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 4th August 2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,113
Posted By Bushido
2009 D3 3.0 SE wanted

Hi all,
Following the courteous actions of a drunk driver I am anticipating that I will be left seeking a replacement car in the very near future.

I know that you folks know of all of the better...
Forum: D3 - Lights 12th December 2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,237
Posted By Bushido
Bought the bulb direct from our sponsors +++ ...

Bought the bulb direct from our sponsors +++

What will the ballast look like? Is it the part the bulb attaches in to??

Appreciate the response +++
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 12th December 2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,235
Posted By Bushido
Job jobbed. Temp gauge sits at 90 and we...

Job jobbed. Temp gauge sits at 90 and we have..... heat in the whole cabin!!!

Still have the garages I approached saying "cant have been that..." :tuttut::ROFL::ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Lights 10th December 2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,237
Posted By Bushido
D3 2009 headlight warning

Hey folks, last year I battled the dreaded headlight bulb swap and finally won! Last week the dash binged to say a bulb was now out. Feeling sick, I looked, DS was out. Switched it all on and off you...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 10th December 2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,235
Posted By Bushido
And just a year later I finally got around to...

And just a year later I finally got around to having it replaced!! lol
Fingers crossed it does seem to have done the trick but will know better when I run to work in the morning. Wish me luck! +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 2nd August 2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,454
Posted By Bushido
Donor s8 D2 values please?

Hi all, hope everyone is well and staying safe.
Just hypothetically, if you were offered a 2002 s8 with unknown box issues ( presuming terminal to be safe) what sort of price would the car hold? If...
Forum: D3 - Lights 27th February 2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,791
Posted By Bushido
Appreciated folks. I am going to find out...

Appreciated folks.

I am going to find out how to upload pics properly as I spent a good while over with Prestige looking at a removed headlight and having a practice on that one first.

Best...
Forum: D3 - Lights 25th February 2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,791
Posted By Bushido
2009 D3 drivers headlight bulb. Just raaaaah!!

With the support of our sponsors I set about changing the drivers headlight bulb. Stripped out the air box, old bulb ballast twisted and removed and the bulb stayed put. Not quite what we were...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 12th January 2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,131
Posted By Bushido
Where is collection from please? TIA

Where is collection from please? TIA
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 27th November 2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,235
Posted By Bushido
Much appreciated, I tried an indi and our...

Much appreciated, I tried an indi and our sponsors regarding this who all seemed to think I had dreamt up the existence of it...:ROFL::ROFL::ROFL:

Will report back +++
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 25th November 2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,235
Posted By Bushido
D3 3.0 tdi temp gauge / heaters issue

Long and short folks ...

Temp gauge often sits at 70 degrees on runs. Will rise occasionally to 90 when sat in slow traffic / stationary. Cabin heaters are typically warm enough to take chill out...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 28th October 2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,839
Posted By Bushido
Will update properly but now own a d3 3.0tdi SE...

Will update properly but now own a d3 3.0tdi SE LWB.

Still very early days, but seems a competent enough car.

Issues to date (on day 4!) are an intermittent / very low reading temp gauge, a...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 26th October 2019, 01:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,478
Posted By Bushido
URGENT help required with missing wheel lock key

Long and short, found myself an 09 plate a8 lwb and collected it tonight. All was good TIL it blew out a front tyre on m1 on journey home. Locking key is not where I was advised and so had to be...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th October 2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,839
Posted By Bushido
Well, the search goes on and is proving both time...

Well, the search goes on and is proving both time consuming and challenging!

Drove down to Birmingham to view 2 yesterday. 1 was very tired and filthy (although clearly loved by its owner who...
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