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Forum: Owners Meets 18th June 2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,597
Posted By Nognar
Great day and a pleasure to meet you all, was...

Great day and a pleasure to meet you all, was also good to get the S8 out for a longer drive for a change.

Excellent cars, food and company +++

...
Forum: Owners Meets 16th June 2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,597
Posted By Nognar
I shall be popping down from a currently sunny...

I shall be popping down from a currently sunny Gloucestershire near Cheltenham +++
Forum: Owners Meets 16th June 2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,597
Posted By Nognar
I shall be there, it will be good to get the S8...

I shall be there, it will be good to get the S8 out for a run and give it some miles in its old age.

Whats a good time to arrive?
Forum: Daily banter 13th June 2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By Nognar
Just an update if anyone else needs to know. ...

Just an update if anyone else needs to know.

Radio out, climate panel out and the ECU sits underneath and can be accessed easily from there.
Forum: Owners Meets 13th June 2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,597
Posted By Nognar
I really should come along to these events, I get...

I really should come along to these events, I get so much help and support from A8 parts and the people here but never met anyone!

I may be around on Saturday, I will check.

This is down in...
Forum: Daily banter 13th June 2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By Nognar
It means it can harvest more data from you +++

It means it can harvest more data from you +++
Forum: Daily banter 13th June 2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By Nognar
Is that not the only thing that gets "Reviewed"...

Is that not the only thing that gets "Reviewed" on cars these days is that does it have Apple Car play? Nothing else is important of course.....

Plus remember to prod the dash to fully assess the...
Forum: Daily banter 4th June 2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By Nognar
I may have accidentally purchased another D2...

Well I did not mean to buy it honest +++

I like many on this great forum have had many D2s over the years, I was just running the S8 and a couple of other cars when this one appeared on eBay and...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 13th May 2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By Nognar
Nothing better that the joy of Oil Leak hunting.

Afternoon all,

Working on the car today and thought I would take a look at an oil leak that's been getting worse. Not driven the car much but it looks like I have a leak at the back of the...
Forum: D2 - Lights 6th May 2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By Nognar
You are spot on, it looks like this from the...

You are spot on, it looks like this from the front:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/picture.php?albumid=126&pictureid=1429
Forum: D2 - Lights 6th May 2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By Nognar
Thank you, *Corrected: 8EC - Xenon Plus

Thank you,

*Corrected: 8EC - Xenon Plus
Forum: D2 - Lights 6th May 2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By Nognar
Xenon D2R Retaining Ring Needed

Evening All,

The plastic tabs have broken off the retaining ring for the D2R bulb on the Drivers side on my S8.

A little annoying and it does not seem to be a spare part, before I work out a...
Forum: Daily banter 5th May 2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,685
Posted By Nognar
Thats really interesting to read, looks like as...

Thats really interesting to read, looks like as you say the recall is now live in the UK for the 4.0TT.

Handy to know as a D4 S8 would be an excellent daily driver.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 2nd April 2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By Nognar
Nope :( Just realised the door handle cut...

Nope :(

Just realised the door handle cut out is different not just a handle swap job.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 2nd April 2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By Nognar
PF door onto a FL ?

Quick question, appreciate the door handle is different but will a PF rear door fit onto a FL?
Forum: Daily banter 28th February 2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,335
Posted By Nognar
Audi D2 - The Car of Choice

For the Agents in the Matrix +++

Noticed as I watched the new Matrix film this weekend (Not great) that the agents drive a D2.

Then looking back at the older films they also do in that.

So...
Forum: Daily banter 28th December 2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,609
Posted By Nognar
My D2 S8 runs Ok on E10, no real problems and...

My D2 S8 runs Ok on E10, no real problems and runs 20 odd MPG also.

Though been using LPG loads recently as its still 70p a litre so makes a fill up £40 which is much better. LPG does not give...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 28th October 2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,061
Posted By Nognar
Evening all, Picking this thread back up I...

Evening all,

Picking this thread back up I note your comment about one bolt not coming out.

I have one of the caliper bolts that firstly would not move, then I snapped the breaker bar trying...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 23rd October 2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,059
Posted By Nognar
Audi S8 D2 20" Wheels on Avon Tyres

Afternoon all,

Many threads over the years on tyres for our cars so I thought I would add some experience of mine to the conversation.

I put a set of four Avon ZZ5s on the S8 a couple of...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 9th October 2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,688
Posted By Nognar
Update Picked up another D2 Rear PDC Bumper...

Update

Picked up another D2 Rear PDC Bumper Wiring Loom (4D0971085B) from A8 parts and installed that today (Great service as always +++)

Yep...

No difference. :mad:

Had a look at the ECU...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 3rd October 2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,688
Posted By Nognar
Interesting and cheers +++ I have just...

Interesting and cheers +++

I have just ordered a loom from our good friends at A8 parts and will have a go with that next weekend.

Not much money so just grabbed a good used one and can test...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 29th September 2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,688
Posted By Nognar
I checked and reseated it a couple of times to...

I checked and reseated it a couple of times to make sure so the sensor is flush with the bumper.

If removed I get open circuit to ground (or something like that) on VAGCOM.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 29th September 2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,688
Posted By Nognar
PDC/ Parking Sensors - 6cm of Death

Evening Ladies and Gents,

So the PDC on the S8 D2 started to just do the long beep, light not flashing but clearly something up with the parking sensors.

Hooked up VAGCOM, no errors but Rear...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 6th July 2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,684
Posted By Nognar
After owning three D2s I have never even realised...

After owning three D2s I have never even realised that was there +++

100% correct I had pressed that button on the stalk and turned it off.

Well today I have learned something new.

Thank...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 6th July 2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,684
Posted By Nognar
Come back!!!

Where have you gone?

Interestingly the menu appears for setting the clock etc but nothing else.

I think the poltergeist is back +++
Forum: Daily banter 30th May 2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,462
Posted By Nognar
Unfortunately it does have a small dent/ crease...

Unfortunately it does have a small dent/ crease that you can see with the light at a certain angle on it.

It’s been pushed in a little as the bumper of the other car was pressed into the door. If...
Forum: Daily banter 29th May 2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,462
Posted By Nognar
Though some good news is the Halfords Advanced...

Though some good news is the Halfords Advanced Torque Wrench Model 60 is excellent and recommended.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=26505&stc=1&d=1622312829

Just lovely...
Forum: Daily banter 29th May 2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,462
Posted By Nognar
A couple of hours of labour that I was not...

A couple of hours of labour that I was not expecting and some Meguiars Ultimate Compound........

About 80% gone, from a distance OK but has damaged the paint and lacquer in places. I am glad the...
Forum: Daily banter 29th May 2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,462
Posted By Nognar
Some people are just Pond Life

Bank Holiday weekend, trip to Halfords to pick up a 3/8" Advance Torque Wrench and get back to the car to find this:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=26503&stc=1&d=1622289606...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 19th May 2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,469
Posted By Nognar
Good call, thank you and ordered +++

Good call, thank you and ordered +++
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 19th May 2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,469
Posted By Nognar
Thank you I shall take a look. It does...

Thank you I shall take a look.

It does indeed have a Phone Aerial back there and looking at the seal and plastic its all rather old and crusty.

No doubt leaking, right that is a job for the...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 18th May 2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,469
Posted By Nognar
Odd Electrical Problem, Possible Poltergeist

Here is an odd one, its happened twice over the last month.

2002, Audi S8 everything working as expected.

On two occasions after a long drive I have taken the key out the ignition and the car...
Forum: Daily banter 14th May 2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,198
Posted By Nognar
MOT Passed for Another Year

Nearly 20 years old and 204,000 miles, the S8 passed for another year +++

Only observations including such massive items as:

Offside Front All direction indicators slightly discoloured (4.4.3...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,824
Posted By Nognar
I have had this a couple of times on the S8 and...

I have had this a couple of times on the S8 and its a sod when it happens.

Hence I always have one of these about which connects to the Cigarette lighter and gives me enough juice to open the...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 16th January 2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 76,501
Posted By Nognar
Just love this and love these threads +++ I...

Just love this and love these threads +++

I work a lot on my D2 and A2, but lets say to a "Low to Medium level" so these are fascinating to me.

Also some of the photos are really useful so I...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 10th January 2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 25,371
Posted By Nognar
You are spot on, cheers +++ Went to 17...

You are spot on, cheers +++

Went to 17 Instruments and did the output tests and all the needles moved including the fuel gauge so that was working.

Fuel gauge/ sender is channel 30 so went to...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 10th January 2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 25,371
Posted By Nognar
Well here is an interesting one, everything was...

Well here is an interesting one, everything was working well but now the fuel gauge had died, just does not ever move off the peg.

The car has fuel in and drives fine +++

Looking at VAGCOM I...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th January 2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 20,017
Posted By Nognar
Lovely car and lovely colour. But as others...

Lovely car and lovely colour.

But as others said, has the gearbox ever been serviced/ repaired or replaced as that is the one critical item on an old S8?

Also the next big item is the cambelt,...
Forum: Daily banter 14th December 2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,995
Posted By Nognar
I do like the idea of a badge or certificate...

I do like the idea of a badge or certificate saying itís been D2 Doctor certified +++
Forum: Daily banter 14th December 2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,995
Posted By Nognar
I think there is a couple of us on this forum...

I think there is a couple of us on this forum that would like their D2s to have the pleasure of going through the workshop in the future.
Forum: Daily banter 5th December 2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,866
Posted By Nognar
A2 +++ Brilliant, light, well designed...

A2 +++

Brilliant, light, well designed runabout and mine has been excellent for the last five years. Cannot think of much better with a lower impact on the world than a good used little A2.
Forum: D2 - Lights 23rd November 2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,489
Posted By Nognar
It looks like a few of us now the clocks have...

It looks like a few of us now the clocks have gone back are noticing the headlights are not as good as they should be.

I had the same thoughts over the weekend driving the S8 as the headlight...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 18th November 2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 25,371
Posted By Nognar
Evening all and an update. The VSS/...

Evening all and an update.

The VSS/ connector has clearly dried out and now the speedo is working again. With a working speedo I can confirm the Fuel Gauge works and remains steady. It does not...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th November 2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 25,371
Posted By Nognar
Yep still bouncing when driving and putting on...

Yep still bouncing when driving and putting on the brakes etc.

As mentioned it only started to do this after the Speedo died, though its driving Ok and not running out of fuel which is a bonus.
...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th November 2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 25,371
Posted By Nognar
Everything else is ok and interior lights all ok....

Everything else is ok and interior lights all ok.

I will leave it for a day or two to dry out and have a look, I will also order a new VSS also just to cover that.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th November 2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 25,371
Posted By Nognar
Thank you I will take a look. Fuel gauge is...

Thank you I will take a look.

Fuel gauge is fine at standstill then when driving it bounces up and down like a slow old fashioned VU meter on a hifi. My thoughts were it maybe needed a signal...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th November 2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 25,371
Posted By Nognar
Long drive yesterday and still going strong at...

Long drive yesterday and still going strong at now under 1/3 tank +++

Though of course it was all going too well...

Drove through a puddle and and the speedo died which is far from helpful,...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 13th November 2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 25,371
Posted By Nognar
Currently still circling in Sport mode locally...

Currently still circling in Sport mode locally like a Jumbo Jet burning off fuel to see what happens.

Previously the car stopped and would not start again with a little over half a tank of...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 9th November 2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 25,371
Posted By Nognar
Its an interesting post but for me I ran out at...

Its an interesting post but for me I ran out at half a tank before I changed the pump but after the battery/ alternator died. Though it could be pump died in the first instance, then when replaced...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 9th November 2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 25,371
Posted By Nognar
Interesting article here on another owner with...

Interesting article here on another owner with the fault.

https://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/462764-Audi-A8-D2-fuel-pump-repair-mystery-solved
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