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Forum: D4 - Lights 5th March 2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,401
Posted By sutherland
Possibly. VCDS was giving me U1112 as a...

Possibly.

VCDS was giving me U1112 as a fault code. All output tests were fine.

I'll do more investigating tomorrow.
Forum: D4 - Lights 5th March 2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,401
Posted By sutherland
Thank you. Yes, it wasn't too bad a...

Thank you.

Yes, it wasn't too bad a job--managed to remove the headlights and replace both bulbs with Xenarc Night Breaker bulbs.

I'm please with the improved output, but haven't yet worked...
Forum: D4 - Lights 4th March 2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,401
Posted By sutherland
A8 D4 Xenon Headlight Bulb Replacement

I'd been hunting without success for decent instructions on how to change the D3S headlamp bulb on a D4 before resorting to buying instructions on erWin.

There is a video on Youtube where someone...
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 5th November 2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,512
Posted By sutherland
Same problem

I had exactly the same problem with my car and VCDS reported that battery monitoring was not working, so I checked the connections at the battery and sure enough the little plug was broken and...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th August 2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,617
Posted By sutherland
Removing Digital TV but keeping DAB Radio

I have a 2007 A8 with Digital TV, but I find this the most useless accessory--I'd far rather have a reverse camera or something--so I am thinking of whipping it out and selling it on eBay. I don't...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th June 2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,209
Posted By sutherland
Thanks Paul, I did try these sellers, but as they...

Thanks Paul, I did try these sellers, but as they say on the listing they cannot get them until 20 July (and that's an estimate).

I was fortunate, however, and did come across a motor factor in...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 12th June 2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,029
Posted By sutherland
I've found Torque fairly reliable. I did a lot of...

I've found Torque fairly reliable. I did a lot of test in a Jaguar Super V8 and consistently got 0-100 mph in 11.7 secs, which agreed with what I would expect. Perhaps I am subconsciously comparing...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th June 2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,209
Posted By sutherland
Thanks. The price from A8 parts was for a new...

Thanks. The price from A8 parts was for a new motor not a secondhand part.

These parking brakes really do seem to be a disaster. This is the second A8 to put me through this hassle.

I haven't...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 12th June 2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,029
Posted By sutherland
Thanks. Don't go to any trouble with the...

Thanks.

Don't go to any trouble with the tests, but if you happen to have a way of measuring performance figures via the OBD port, I'd be interested to know the results.

The car goes fine, so...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th June 2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,209
Posted By sutherland
Parking Brake Fiasco

The story so far:

My offside electric motor failed so it went to the specialist for replacement. They phoned me halfway through the job to say the nearside also needed replaced. I said the only...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 11th June 2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,029
Posted By sutherland
I eventually got my throttle body replaced and a...

I eventually got my throttle body replaced and a DPF regen, which improved performance and stopped a wailing noise caused by back pressure. However, I still think the performance is not what it...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd May 2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 33,747
Posted By sutherland
Not quite V-Power, but I used to find that if...

Not quite V-Power, but I used to find that if went across to Germany and did a fair amount of driving in my old S6 4.2 on high octane fuel (if memory serves me correctly some places in Germany had...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 3rd May 2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 833
Posted By sutherland
FS: MMI Display Gear

I bought an MMI display gear, but ended up not needing it. The part cost me 42, but I've stuck it on eBay for 29.95 plus postage 2.95. If anyone on here is interested you can have it for 30...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 11th April 2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,029
Posted By sutherland
Hi Paul, It does seem as if my car may be a...

Hi Paul,

It does seem as if my car may be a bit sluggish. My first priority is to sort out the throttle body. I took it off and cleaned it today. It was fairly gungy and I got it moving more...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 2nd April 2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,029
Posted By sutherland
New Fault Code: 004204 - Throttle Valve 2 P106C - 001 - Stuck or diff

I've had a development with the CEL coming on and the following fault code:

004204 - Throttle Valve 2 P106C - 001 - Stuck or difficult to move - Intermittent

I guess this could be behind my...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 1st April 2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,029
Posted By sutherland
Thanks for the responses. The mileage isn't...

Thanks for the responses.

The mileage isn't that low and I believe they do have a DPF. I could certainly have a look for obvious leaks, but wouldn't that cause a check engine light?

I'd be...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 1st April 2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,029
Posted By sutherland
A8 4.2 TDI - Are they normally this slow?

Having had several A8s I now have a 4.2 TDI, which I find disappointingly slow. According to the claimed figures this car will do 0-60 in 5.7 secs. Mine, however, will do it in 7.0 and cannot get...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 5th November 2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,683
Posted By sutherland
Guy, I maybe jumping to conclusions, but if...

Guy, I maybe jumping to conclusions, but if you're considering buying the car listed on eBay item number 150939534455 and the registration number happens to be YB08 DXA, please take double, no...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 9th October 2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,906
Posted By sutherland
Or perhaps just a case of Internet forum induced...

Or perhaps just a case of Internet forum induced paranoia. Stoke Audi's group do their own wheel refurbishments, which is hardly a negative. How would some fellow working out of the back a van in the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 2nd October 2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 975
Posted By sutherland
Dension Gateway 500

I have a Dension Gateway 500 for sale just removed from my 2006 A8 in working order. I was running this with a USB hard drive, but you can also connect to an iPod. It is HW version V3R3_11 and SW...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 4th July 2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,358
Posted By sutherland
Fair enough if that is the logic. ...

Fair enough if that is the logic.



It's a rare car, but I don't believe it always works like this in the marketplace. Using a source that I use for vehicle disposals I have access to...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 2nd July 2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,358
Posted By sutherland
Even at the listed price it's cheap enough -- in...

Even at the listed price it's cheap enough -- in fact it's the cheapest A8 on Autorader that's less than 7 years old and with a mileage lower than 80k.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 2nd July 2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,533
Posted By sutherland
I wonder if this is correct because my current A8...

I wonder if this is correct because my current A8 has 275/35/20 tyres, yet the standard spare wheel (black painted thing) is 255/45/18, which according to this is a 2% difference:...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 27th March 2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,533
Posted By sutherland
Even although I want to sell the tyres, I'd...

Even although I want to sell the tyres, I'd advise you to stick to the right size for your S8. Having said that, I've heard of people having catastrophic damage on Volvos and BMWs by mismatching...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 26th March 2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,533
Posted By sutherland
255/45/18 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymetric (New Pair)

I have two new Goodyear Eagle F1s for sale. I bought them for my A8, but sold it before fitting them and they don't fit my new car.

I can't see them advertised anywhere cheaper than 350 for a...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd February 2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,508
Posted By sutherland
I saw a W12 with 88k (approx) miles for sale...

I saw a W12 with 88k (approx) miles for sale recently advertised as just having had the engine replaced at a fairly horrendous cost. I didn't manage to find out why, but it made me think a bit of...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 25th January 2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,703
Posted By sutherland
Thanks. Looks as if he is sold out, but I've...

Thanks. Looks as if he is sold out, but I've emailed him anyway.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 21st December 2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,703
Posted By sutherland
MMI Gear Supplier in the UK

Does anyone know if it's possible to buy the replacement MMI gear in the UK?

I have been in touch with jrstokka in the US who sells the gears, but for some reason he replied to my first email and...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 21st December 2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,424
Posted By sutherland
01772 - Signal from Level Control Pressure Sensor

Occassionly my A8 drops on the near side rear corner overnight, but returns to normal as soon as I unlock the car. I have no problems with the suspension in daily use, but I do get the fault code...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 19th December 2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,588
Posted By sutherland
Maybe I haven't been observant enough driving...

Maybe I haven't been observant enough driving other diesels, but this one seemed to take a long time. Having said that, I've no experience of an XC90 diesel.

My car does have a Webasto sticker, so...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 19th December 2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,588
Posted By sutherland
Warm up time on a 4.0 TDI

After years of driving petrol Audi V8s, I recently switched to a 4.0 TDI. So far it's been a good experience, but I am wondering how long these engines normally take to war up? Yesterday, I had to...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 8th December 2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,603
Posted By sutherland
Thanks for the response. The thing I'm puzzling...

Thanks for the response. The thing I'm puzzling over is how to get it to rerun the install because it automatically decides no updates are needed. Do I manually select Application in the box for the...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 8th December 2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,603
Posted By sutherland
MMI Update Hicough

I'm wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction with an MMI update gone a little wonky (2005 car). The car was on the oldest version, so I went through the gradual upgrades, not realising...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 13th September 2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,133
Posted By sutherland
Is the ECM attached to the caliper? I thought it...

Is the ECM attached to the caliper? I thought it was in the boot.

The caliper does not move and the motor does nothing. VCDS reports:

Tuesday,13,September,2011,18:58:29:15869
VCDS Version:...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 13th September 2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,133
Posted By sutherland
How do you establish if it is the caliper or the...

How do you establish if it is the caliper or the ECM? Is swapping around the calipers for testing a possibility, or even simply plugging in the working caliper to the other side?

My local garage...
Forum: Daily banter 19th July 2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,875
Posted By sutherland
Nikasil issues were addressed before 2002 on both...

Nikasil issues were addressed before 2002 on both Jaguars and BMW V8s. My XJRs were all pre-2000 and all three of them had new engines fitted under warranty/goodwill--one of them at 5 years old.
Forum: Daily banter 19th July 2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,875
Posted By sutherland
Yes, and having had a couple of 360 bhp S8s and...

Yes, and having had a couple of 360 bhp S8s and three 370 bhp XJRs of the same vintage, I have to say that the XJRs devour the S8s when it comes to straight line performance. Even an amateur can get...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 22nd June 2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,293
Posted By sutherland
Brodit ProClip A8 D2 Phone Car Mount

I have a used Brodit 652106 car mount for the A8. If anyone is interested I will send it on for 10 including postage.

http://www.car-mounts.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=652106_1778

It will have...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 29th October 2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,198
Posted By sutherland
For Sale or Swap: EBC Brake Pads - New - 1 Set for FL S8 and 1 Set for FL A8s

I have two sets of EBC Blue Stuff Brake Pads for Sale as follows:

DP51327 to suit 98-2002 S8 4.2 or VW Phaeton 4.2 (Brembo) 2003
DP51328 to suit A8 2.8, 3.7, 4.2 & VW Passat 4.0 W8 (8 pad set)
...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 8th October 2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,348
Posted By sutherland
That's expensive. Go to Simon's exhausts in East...

That's expensive. Go to Simon's exhausts in East Kilbride. He put two sports cats one of my previous S8s for 400 and I then got Wayne's Angle Blocks to take the post cat O2 sensors out of the mix....
Forum: Other Audis 10th September 2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,558
Posted By sutherland
That's not Jasper Green. This is:...

That's not Jasper Green. This is: http://www.detailingworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30887
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 10th September 2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,101
Posted By sutherland
I'm not in the market for an S8, but if I were I...

I'm not in the market for an S8, but if I were I wouldn't be in the slightest bit bothered about the badge. I'd buy your car and just take the badge off.

The point is that some S8 buyers are in...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 10th September 2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,101
Posted By sutherland
The S8 badge on the boot lid is in the wrong...

The S8 badge on the boot lid is in the wrong place, suggesting the bootlid has been replaced or repainted at some point. Nothing wrong with that--most 8 year old cars have had some paintwork and if...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 9th September 2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,101
Posted By sutherland
It might be worth taking a few minutes to remove...

It might be worth taking a few minutes to remove and reposition your S8 badge on the boot. Paranoid people will assume the car has been hoisted up 100m by a crane and then dropped on its rear end.
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 24th July 2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,242
Posted By sutherland
In September 1999, Autocar tested the 360bhp S8. ...

In September 1999, Autocar tested the 360bhp S8.

Their figures were:

0-60: 6.7s
0-100: 16.6s
30-70: 6.1s

Top Speed: 159mph.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 15th July 2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,064
Posted By sutherland
In the trade world that car would probably be...

In the trade world that car would probably be worth a good 3k less than a silver, black, whatever colour, car. Even brilliant red would be better. Buy it if you like it and you have no intention of...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 19th January 2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,100
Posted By sutherland
Thanks again. I take it would be a good idea to...

Thanks again. I take it would be a good idea to have some of the clips (22) to hand before dismantling? And does the bumper actually have to be removed to get to these clips?
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 18th January 2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,100
Posted By sutherland
That's helpful. Thank you. I take it that to get...

That's helpful. Thank you. I take it that to get to the bolts (35) I really need a ramp and to remove the undertray?
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 18th January 2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,100
Posted By sutherland
Can anyone point me to instructions for removing...

Can anyone point me to instructions for removing the front bumper (02 car)? I'm sure I saw some somewhere, but now cannot find them.

My wife got the front bumper caught on a kerb and nearly ripped...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 19th December 2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,504
Posted By sutherland
UPDATED: Accelerator Position Sensor & Gearbox Fault. Could it be MAF?

This thread started with what seems to be a fairly common fault with my S8:

EPC, ABS, Traction control lights came on, couldn't rev much past 2000rpm and I got the following fault codes:

18047...
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