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Forum: Daily banter 27th June 2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By ainarssems
I had one fail in similar fashion long time ago...

I had one fail in similar fashion long time ago when I was young and broke and back in Latvia. Getting new one was out of the question and while searching for used might have been an option I tried...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 27th June 2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By ainarssems
Yes, that warning is for coolant level not for...

Yes, that warning is for coolant level not for temperature
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 27th June 2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By ainarssems
Part numbers starting with 4D2 are for RHD cars...

Part numbers starting with 4D2 are for RHD cars and 4D0 are for LHD. Then tthere is a difference of 1 in the last digit between right and left side. So you are looking for 4D0959517
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 25th June 2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By ainarssems
What's the location for collection?

What's the location for collection?
Forum: Daily banter 25th June 2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,265
Posted By ainarssems
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachme...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=28684&stc=1&d=1656171460
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd June 2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By ainarssems
If the shocks were worn I suspect it would be...

If the shocks were worn I suspect it would be softer but bouncier. They could go hard if it was electrical problem and valve stayed completely closed all the time but it happening to all shocks at...
Forum: Daily banter 13th June 2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By ainarssems
And it's only included for 3,4 or 5 years after...

And it's only included for 3,4 or 5 years after that you either cough up more money for subscription or it stops working.
Forum: Other marques 13th June 2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,395
Posted By ainarssems
If you paid part or all amount by credit card or...

If you paid part or all amount by credit card or any other form of credit and purchase price was between 100-30k you get extra protection from lender as they are responsible for goods as well.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 7th June 2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By ainarssems
Only couple of LEDs were out for indicator, I got...

Only couple of LEDs were out for indicator, I got replacements on eBay, the link is no longer valid and I do not have part numbers. I did not have any issues with them after replacing so did not look...
Forum: D3 - Lights 7th June 2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 40,712
Posted By ainarssems
Last time I replaced them I also changed 3x SMD...

Last time I replaced them I also changed 3x SMD resistors on one of the PCBs for tail/brake lights from 4.7 ohm to 22 ohm this brought down amps to about 18mA per LED for the 20mA rated LEDs. This...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 6th June 2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By ainarssems
It's more about current not so much about...

It's more about current not so much about voltage.
On mine it was the red ones that were blowing out. First try they lasted about 3 weeks without any extra resistors and without checking current,...
Forum: Daily banter 29th May 2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,685
Posted By ainarssems
Very common problem on Tesla's that spindle...

Very common problem on Tesla's that spindle bushings wear out, so much so that wiper arm rubs on bonnet. I bought a cheap worn out mechanism on eBay and replaced old worn out steel bushes with bronze...
Forum: D2 - Interior 23rd May 2022, 12:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,920
Posted By ainarssems
5-7 days production, 14-21 days shipping from...

5-7 days production, 14-21 days shipping from China. You can get very similar looking ones on AliExpress for quarter of price, probably made in the same factory by the same people.
Forum: Other marques 21st May 2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 201,196
Posted By ainarssems
Tesla now offering service manuals for free. It's...

Tesla now offering service manuals for free. It's a subscription service for a year so if interested better sign up quick before they change their mind and put prices up.
...
Forum: D3 - Lights 12th May 2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,362
Posted By ainarssems
Philips X-treme vision or Osram Nightbreaker seem...

Philips X-treme vision or Osram Nightbreaker seem to get top reviews but there are a lot of fakes out there.

I have a unused pair of Philips gen2 vailable that I bought for D3 but never fitted....
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 10th May 2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By ainarssems
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachme...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=28341&d=1651515694
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 10th May 2022, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,423
Posted By ainarssems
You cannot clone a key, well theoretically you...

You cannot clone a key, well theoretically you could but it has fixed ID and variable code which changes every time it's used. So if you used new cloned key the variable code would change on the...
Forum: TT/TTS/TTRS 8J 4th May 2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,904
Posted By ainarssems
125 80 18

125 80 18
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 20th April 2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 989
Posted By ainarssems
There is more than one Dirko isn't it? I...

There is more than one Dirko isn't it?

I think there is at least grey and red with the red being for higher temps
Forum: Daily banter 27th March 2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,801
Posted By ainarssems
I think you are confusing lift and jacking mode....

I think you are confusing lift and jacking mode. Lift is the highest setting and of course you can drive in it, it's a bit bouncy and it drops down again once you reach certain speed. The speed at...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 3rd March 2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,496
Posted By ainarssems
Not sure about A8, but on C6 A6 you can get...

Not sure about A8, but on C6 A6 you can get aftermarket Chinese buttons and fit them without triggering CP. MMI controller is a separate box. I would suspect A8 is the same but cannot say for 100%
Forum: House and Home DIY 3rd March 2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,730
Posted By ainarssems
While I cannot recommend inverter for waterwheel...

While I cannot recommend inverter for waterwheel I can share my opinions on home generation.



I have been looking at self generation of electricity several times over the years. Not when the...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 14th February 2022, 04:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,178
Posted By ainarssems
From what I remember when I was looking at it...

From what I remember when I was looking at it when I had 4.2TDI, it's getting rid of DPFs and changing exhaust first, then high pressure fuel pump, apparently you can fit one from D4 and then can run...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 12th February 2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,988
Posted By ainarssems
Yes, the shape is the same. I fitted FL...

Yes, the shape is the same.

I fitted FL windscreen in my PF long time ago, I think around 2009-2010. Only changed because old one was a bit tired from age with lot's of small scratches and...
Forum: Other marques 29th January 2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 201,196
Posted By ainarssems
Third time lucky. ...

Third time lucky.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=27737&stc=1&d=1643453352

Labour charge seem very reasonable especially since they are spending time coming to me but...
Forum: Other marques 27th January 2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 201,196
Posted By ainarssems
So I raised another request yesterday just for...

So I raised another request yesterday just for testing and to see the price quote. It appears some in USA are getting battery for $85 and fitting for $28. But in UK it's more like 250 all in.
...
Forum: Other marques 25th January 2022, 12:23 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 201,196
Posted By ainarssems
I had quite opposite experience. Warning...

I had quite opposite experience.

Warning came up on dash that 12V battery need to be replaced soon. Raised service request in app asking how much for just the battery or how much to supply and...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th January 2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,672
Posted By ainarssems
I think those are for PF and V6 with sports...

I think those are for PF and V6 with sports suspension. You could use them in FL and V8 as weight difference is only about 50kg for V8. If using FL spring seats the car will sit a bit lower or could...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd January 2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 69,551
Posted By ainarssems
That's a lot of work for dimming mirror. Must be...

That's a lot of work for dimming mirror. Must be someone who is happy to pay extra for close to OEM integration. Would have been easier just to tap in wires by the sunroof control/interior lights
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 31st December 2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,144
Posted By ainarssems
At 100k miles I would be weighting discs to see...

At 100k miles I would be weighting discs to see if they need replacing as well as there is no wear/thickness change on ceramic. But you done well making pads last 100k so maybe discs are fine too.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 29th December 2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,830
Posted By ainarssems
Can you not glue it back on with some conductive...

Can you not glue it back on with some conductive glue or conductive silver paint?
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 20th December 2021, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,480
Posted By ainarssems
Check radiator/hoses going to it. If they are...

Check radiator/hoses going to it. If they are warm when engine is showing 50C then thermostat is open and letting coolant to the radiator when it should not . If rad/hoses cold then it's something...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 20th December 2021, 04:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,645
Posted By ainarssems
I think the wide dash screen has it, and the...

I think the wide dash screen has it, and the older narrower screen does not. My 2006 had it
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 16th December 2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,312
Posted By ainarssems
https://www.audiforums.com/forum/audi-a6-9/intake-...

https://www.audiforums.com/forum/audi-a6-9/intake-manifold-bellows-191949/
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 16th December 2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,312
Posted By ainarssems
I seem to remember that Audi does not sell them...

I seem to remember that Audi does not sell them separately, only complete manifold. But you can get them from Lamborghini and and some other cars have virtually identical bellows, maybe Land Rover
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 12th December 2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,062
Posted By ainarssems
What cars is if for? D2 or D3 ? Either way...

What cars is if for? D2 or D3 ?

Either way any discs will be out of date. I never used built-in satnav in A8. I have updated maps to the latest version on the Q7 HDD based satnav but even when...
Forum: Daily banter 10th December 2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,347
Posted By ainarssems
The 60% I am talking about is the difference...

The 60% I am talking about is the difference between 80% max charge and recharging when you are down to 20%. Maybe I am being paranoid a bit but Model S I bought is more than 10 times the cost of the...
Forum: Daily banter 5th December 2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,347
Posted By ainarssems
200 miles range would be a stretch, definitely...

200 miles range would be a stretch, definitely not real world range. See the breakdown below.

16 module 85 battery new is actually about 81kWh total capacity and 90 is about 85-86. 4kWh is...
Forum: Daily banter 5th December 2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,347
Posted By ainarssems
900..., You cannot get just a decent battery...

900..., You cannot get just a decent battery alone for 5k
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 19th November 2021, 03:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,377
Posted By ainarssems
Is yours petrol?I think it's only for diesels to...

Is yours petrol?I think it's only for diesels to reduce the noise
Forum: Daily banter 12th November 2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By ainarssems
What's the reasoning behind bags? Seems pointless...

What's the reasoning behind bags? Seems pointless to me unless you move wheels around a lot and do not want to scratch them or if they are stored in direct sunlight and you want to protect them from...
Forum: D3 - Lights 10th November 2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,019
Posted By ainarssems
For the crack the best would probably low...

For the crack the best would probably low viscosity UV resin like used in windscreen chip repair. They come in different viscosities. Depends how long the crack has been there, if a long time then...
Forum: D2 - Interior 10th November 2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,257
Posted By ainarssems
I have seen pics of D3 wheel in D2 but I think D3...

I have seen pics of D3 wheel in D2 but I think D3 has 2 stage airbag and D2 single stage so not sure how is it connected or how would it act when deployed in accident.
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 23rd October 2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,059
Posted By ainarssems
Never had ZZ5 but A6 had ZZ3 on it when I bought...

Never had ZZ5 but A6 had ZZ3 on it when I bought it. What a horrid tyre, at 25C+ it was kind of OK but at cold and wet constantly sliding around and when you are sliding you are wearing them out much...
Forum: Other marques 5th October 2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 201,196
Posted By ainarssems
With the electricity prices going up the cost gap...

With the electricity prices going up the cost gap between ICE and EV is narrowing. With a typical ICE if you get 15-20p per mile, in electric car you get about 3 miles per kWh(maybe 4 on smaller...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd October 2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,388
Posted By ainarssems
Terminal 30 is most likely just battery running...

Terminal 30 is most likely just battery running low because of sitting for a long time, probably nothing to do with sagging rear but maybe it disabled compressor to save energy. Charge up battery,...
Forum: Daily banter 29th September 2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,317
Posted By ainarssems
Symbio Energy went bust today. Bugger. I will now...

Symbio Energy went bust today. Bugger. I will now get switched to another supplier at much increased price and there are no good new deals to be had.:-(
Forum: Other marques 24th September 2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 201,196
Posted By ainarssems
Found some workshop manuals, theory of operation...

Found some workshop manuals, theory of operation and wiring diagrams for Model S, reading theory of operation now. The link is not my upload but I have downloaded them and if the link goes dead I can...
Forum: Other marques 24th September 2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 201,196
Posted By ainarssems
Kaunas supercharger was officially live on Tesla...

Kaunas supercharger was officially live on Tesla website since Monday.


I went there last summer July/August in D3


No I don't and considering the price of adapter (400+) and availability of...
Forum: Other marques 19th September 2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 201,196
Posted By ainarssems
It's been coming soon since 2016. I just found it...

It's been coming soon since 2016. I just found it interesting that couple weeks ago it was not on ABRP but now it is. Bit more digging and it appears to be open, Tesla just have not updated their...
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