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Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th May 2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks Michaela. i should have paid more...

Thanks Michaela. i should have paid more attention as your part numbers were correct.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th May 2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By The_Laird
Oops, both the links for pads are for front ones,...

Oops, both the links for pads are for front ones, so I’ve ordered two front sets - doh!

Are these the right ones for the rear:...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd May 2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By The_Laird
You are a star, MJ. Thanks so much, yet again!

You are a star, MJ. Thanks so much, yet again!
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd May 2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By The_Laird
Links / part numbers would be very helpful...

Links / part numbers would be very helpful indeed, thank you
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd May 2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By The_Laird
A reply in less than 8 minutes! Thanks MJ +++

A reply in less than 8 minutes! Thanks MJ +++
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd May 2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By The_Laird
Discs and rear pads for my S8

Discs and pads, front and back, need replacing on my S8. I have bought the front pads (TRW) on MJís recommendation that they are a good fit for the Brembo calipers. The rear calipers are standard...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 18th May 2022, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By The_Laird
Consider them sold and PM me with payment details...

Consider them sold and PM me with payment details please
Forum: Daily banter 5th May 2022, 05:58 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,685
Posted By The_Laird
Well, that wasn’t the usual scary story, was it?...

Well, that wasn’t the usual scary story, was it? I recall that Stephen’s was an inch from terminal and mine wasn’t a lot better. It’s rare that we see a WITW instalment so straightforward. Here’s...
Forum: TT/TTS/TTRS 8J 5th May 2022, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,904
Posted By The_Laird
The TTS came with a tin of gummy stuff and...

The TTS came with a tin of gummy stuff and compressed air (as did the mini) but no spare. It looks like it never had a spare of any kind and, although Iíve never used the gummy stuff and air, Iím...
Forum: TT/TTS/TTRS 8J 4th May 2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,904
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks so, so much! I could have wasted a good...

Thanks so, so much! I could have wasted a good few quid on the wrong wheel and tyre. Armed with this information, I might just get it right.

Should I limit my search to a VAG wheel, or will other...
Forum: TT/TTS/TTRS 8J 4th May 2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,904
Posted By The_Laird
I bet it’s bigger than the the old Maxi.

I bet it’s bigger than the the old Maxi.
Forum: TT/TTS/TTRS 8J 4th May 2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,904
Posted By The_Laird
As long as the shell has 5 studs, is there...

As long as the shell has 5 studs, is there anything else that I need to consider?
Forum: TT/TTS/TTRS 8J 4th May 2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,904
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks guys. I knew there’d be smarter folk along...

Thanks guys. I knew there’d be smarter folk along quickly enough.

It’s a 2013 BMW mini, so the model before they became ‘maxis’!
Forum: TT/TTS/TTRS 8J 4th May 2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,904
Posted By The_Laird
Space saver tyre sizes

I have tried to work this out, but Iím a bear of very little brain on this topic (at least!).

Iím trying to find a second hand space saver wheel & tyre for my TTS. The current tyres are 255 35 19....
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 28th April 2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,118
Posted By The_Laird
Thanks Michaela. I cleared the code and it’s not...

Thanks Michaela. I cleared the code and it’s not come back! I popped it up to my local garage to book a service and he suggested a possible data corruption if it’s been little used in a while. I...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 28th April 2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,118
Posted By The_Laird
VCDS Fault code

My engine warning light came on yesterday and a scan today through up ďsecondary air injection system (banks 1 and 2) insufficient flowĒ

Any ideas what this is?

Thanks, Jim
Forum: Daily banter 27th April 2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,685
Posted By The_Laird
Oh no, not another one! :-( I hadnít realised...

Oh no, not another one! :-( I hadnít realised that you suffered from this until quite recently.

Hope this isnít another long one.
Forum: Daily banter 25th April 2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,731
Posted By The_Laird
Iím lost for words, other than Wow! +++

Iím lost for words, other than Wow! +++
Forum: Daily banter 7th April 2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 69,551
Posted By The_Laird
Oh no! I suffer from occasional migraines but...

Oh no! I suffer from occasional migraines but Iíve never had one last that long. If I catch mine really early, I can usually fight them off in a few hours, and the worst has only been around 36...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 3rd April 2022, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By The_Laird
Nothing from our sponsors? I got a door and wing,...

Nothing from our sponsors? I got a door and wing, in the right colour, straight away (although didn’t need the door i the end).
Forum: Owners Meets 29th March 2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,238
Posted By The_Laird
Simply Audi at Beaulieu

At Beaulieu on 10 April. Anyone going from here?

https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-audi/
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 20th March 2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,211
Posted By The_Laird
I know that Mark had the rear subframe was done...

I know that Mark had the rear subframe was done quite recently as well as gearbox rebuild at Mackie’s. He treated it the car very well, so I’m sure that the timing belt would have been done as...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 19th March 2022, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,042
Posted By The_Laird
I placed my glass sunroof with a solar one some...

I placed my glass sunroof with a solar one some years ago. IIRC, the wiring was a challenge, but the sunroof and mechanism wasn’t too difficult and fairly intuitive. Definitely no need to remove any...
Forum: Daily banter 19th March 2022, 05:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,822
Posted By The_Laird
Gotta have Johnny Winter’s version of Highway 61...

Gotta have Johnny Winter’s version of Highway 61 Revisited. I’ve got that blasting on repeat in my TTS just now
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 18th March 2022, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,223
Posted By The_Laird
I had difficulty with this a few years ago, but...

I had difficulty with this a few years ago, but found the trim in the US. Can’t remember who supplied it as it was through Autoglass, I think. Might be worth asking on the US A8 sites
Forum: Daily banter 9th March 2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,265
Posted By The_Laird
Donít you mean Ďspecial military operationí :-(

Donít you mean Ďspecial military operationí :-(
Forum: D2 - Transmission 8th March 2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 21,138
Posted By The_Laird
The issue seemed to ga away for a while (but...

The issue seemed to ga away for a while (but maybe it was that I hardly drove it in lockdown), but it’s back again! Nowhere near as violent as some of the descriptions here or in MJ’s TC thread. But...
Forum: D2 - Interior 4th March 2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,272
Posted By The_Laird
Thatís my current solution, too. But Iím not...

Thatís my current solution, too. But Iím not aware that they have anything to do with the electrics in the visor.
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2022, 05:32 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 69,551
Posted By The_Laird
Weíd expect nothing less by now! :ROFL: Your...

Weíd expect nothing less by now! :ROFL:

Your perfection level has just gone up again!+++
Forum: Owners Meets 2nd February 2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 61,455
Posted By The_Laird
I stayed there a few weeks ago. It’s 5 minutes...

I stayed there a few weeks ago. It’s 5 minutes walk from Mackies
Forum: Owners Meets 2nd February 2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 22,182
Posted By The_Laird
1. briang9 and Mrs G - Classic Courtyard Double,...

1. briang9 and Mrs G - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri & Sat.
2. David's8 and Mrs D - Classic River View Double, Fri & Sat.
3. Tonupkid & Mrs Tonup - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri & Sat.
4. HPsauce...
Forum: Owners Meets 1st February 2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 22,182
Posted By The_Laird
1. briang9 and Mrs G - Classic Courtyard Double,...

1. briang9 and Mrs G - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri & Sat.
2. David's8 and Mrs D - Classic River View Double, Fri & Sat.
3. Tonupkid & Mrs Tonup - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri & Sat.
4. HPsauce...
Forum: Owners Meets 1st February 2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 61,455
Posted By The_Laird
:angry3: Oh no! I have a much-postponed family...

:angry3: Oh no! I have a much-postponed family wedding.
Forum: Other marques 24th January 2022, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,578
Posted By The_Laird
Great news! Photos please

Great news! Photos please
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 18th January 2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,312
Posted By The_Laird
Just a quick update on this. First, ignore my...

Just a quick update on this. First, ignore my comment about the location of the vacuum pipe - the internal unit that has the bracket attached to it rotates, so you can get it to fit perfectly....
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th January 2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,672
Posted By The_Laird
Replacement front shock absorbers

Has anyone had any luck with finding replacement front shocks for a 2002 S8? Part number 4D0 413 031 CD (pale blue dot).

Are these Bilstein ones any good? https://www.autodoc.co.uk/bilstein/1043851
Forum: Daily banter 3rd January 2022, 06:16 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 69,551
Posted By The_Laird
Great to see WITW back again!

Great to see WITW back again!
Forum: Daily banter 28th December 2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,609
Posted By The_Laird
I ran a single top-up with E10 (about three...

I ran a single top-up with E10 (about three quarter's of a tank) when that was all I could get, with no apparent ill effects. But I topped up on Shell V-Power as soon as it was available. As others...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 27th December 2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,312
Posted By The_Laird
Well, the Land Rover part arrived and I fitted it...

Well, the Land Rover part arrived and I fitted it today. The part number and manufacturer's stamp on the back of the bellows are identical (see photo). And it all seems to work fine.

The only...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 16th December 2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,312
Posted By The_Laird
That’s not what’s broken. I’ve replaced these on...

That’s not what’s broken. I’ve replaced these on my 3 ‘8s a number of times but, on this occasion, as you can see in the photo, the arms are intact. It’s the connection to the bellows that’s broken.
Forum: Daily banter 16th December 2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By The_Laird
I use a price comparison site every year and show...

I use a price comparison site every year and show no loyalty. I’ve queried increased quotes on renewal a couple of times and, on both occasions, been told that their best prices are always on...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 16th December 2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,312
Posted By The_Laird
Just found that here:...

Just found that here: https://www.britishparts.co.uk/land-rover-c4/discovery-1-c18/electrical-c135/cruise-control-actuator-p2180

Thanks Ainars!

These are about the same price as the copies from...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 16th December 2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,312
Posted By The_Laird
Manifold actuator thingies

On my way back from Mackies today (yet another gearbox service, now at almost 194K miles) I noticed the tell-tale sound that usually accompanies a broken actuator arm. But when I got home and went to...
Forum: D2 - Lights 11th December 2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,062
Posted By The_Laird
I had a look at mine. You just twist the bulb...

I had a look at mine. You just twist the bulb holder anticlockwise, just a smidgen (the black one is the rear light bulb and the white one is the reversing light) and then it pulls out to reveal the...
Forum: D2 - Lights 10th December 2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,062
Posted By The_Laird
Unless someone beats me to it, I’ll have a look...

Unless someone beats me to it, I’ll have a look later this morning
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 3rd December 2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,758
Posted By The_Laird
Iíve had the Ďtight fití problem with knock-off...

Iíve had the Ďtight fití problem with knock-off centre caps, but itís easily fixed. Just snip a bit of the circular spring off (a teeny bit at a time)n with a pair of pliers until the fit is more...
Forum: Daily banter 20th November 2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,377
Posted By The_Laird
New to me! Maybe a distant relative?

New to me! Maybe a distant relative?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 4th November 2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,446
Posted By The_Laird
Just a personal comment, as I’ve just fitted new...

Just a personal comment, as I’ve just fitted new P Zeros fitted to my S8 so don’t have any interest in these. But, if you have to pay shipping and fitting on top of the £320 asking price, then you’re...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 21st October 2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,511
Posted By The_Laird
I drove mine into a bollard in Asda’s car park...

I drove mine into a bollard in Asda’s car park and this bit of trim came off a treat! ��
Forum: Daily banter 14th October 2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 69,551
Posted By The_Laird
Donít forget a front and back one for me please 😉

Donít forget a front and back one for me please 😉
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