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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 5th May 2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 62
Posted By mcs
FS: D3 Light Strips, Bluetooth & Door Switches

D3 EL blue ambient light strips for sale with ac converters.
Full set, all work from a SWB S8. £100

D3 drivers door lock switch (4E0962126) excellent condition £30
D3 Rear door lock Switches...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 24th April 2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,864
Posted By mcs
I've done about 750 klms in the car since the box...

I've done about 750 klms in the car since the box was serviced now.

The service place was unable to reset the parameters for the gearbox learning, which I have heard of before in very early D3's....
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th April 2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By mcs
Thanks mate but those are only for the normal...

Thanks mate but those are only for the normal bars not the sports ones.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th April 2021, 02:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By mcs
D3 Sway Bar Bushes - Supply found

Hi All,

I was under my car looking at the lower control arms to check if they were worn before ordering a set, and I noticed my sway bar end link bolt had completely sheared off.

This would...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th April 2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By mcs
I would have a look at the sway bar links. ...

I would have a look at the sway bar links.

I noticed massive decreases in clunking after changing these shortly after I changed the upper control arms.

Unfortunately, the knocking came back...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 14th April 2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 23,590
Posted By mcs
Just an update, I have sorted a long term (2...

Just an update,

I have sorted a long term (2 years) HVAC issue.

There was a lack of proper heat coming from the dash. Oddly, it was ok from the rear vents (4 zone car).

I was preparing to...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 12th April 2021, 04:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,864
Posted By mcs
I just picked up the car from the gearbox place. ...

I just picked up the car from the gearbox place.

It is a totally different machine to drive. So smooth. Seriously smooth.

The rev hunting on the overrun has vanished. The gears downshifting are...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 6th April 2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,864
Posted By mcs
I am told the gearbox does slip the clutchpacks...

I am told the gearbox does slip the clutchpacks on purpose to make it smooth. It is considered normal operations. The 4 tubes however, control the amount of fluid supplied to the clutchpacks I am...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 6th April 2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,864
Posted By mcs
Our national anthem has "girt by sea" in it....

Our national anthem has "girt by sea" in it. Quattro is good but not that good. It is impossible to drive abroad.
Forum: D3 - Transmission 5th April 2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,864
Posted By mcs
I had my gearbox serviced and asked for the 4...

I had my gearbox serviced and asked for the 4 rubber tubes and the bridge seal to be changed. The place did a pan gasket and a fluid flush then gave the car back.

The pan then began leaking so I...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 29th March 2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,505
Posted By mcs
As late MMI2G OEM maps are not avail in this...

As late MMI2G OEM maps are not avail in this country (Australia) I simply went for Carplay and sidestepped the constant update DVD issue.
Forum: D3 - Transmission 18th March 2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,864
Posted By mcs
Check the plastic tube on the top of the pan for...

Check the plastic tube on the top of the pan for leaks where the wiring harness goes in. This sleeve seal is common for all ZF leaks. In addition, you may want to order the 4 rubber tube seals and...
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 25th November 2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,124
Posted By mcs
For an end to this, Iíve just had a whole bunch...

For an end to this, Iíve just had a whole bunch of these gears that fit the cup holder and ashtray 3D printed.

They work very well. I am happy to assist in getting some to owners who have had the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 16th November 2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,474
Posted By mcs
I have used the AV inputs in the tv module to run...

I have used the AV inputs in the tv module to run a simple Bluetooth receiver that worked very well. (Fusion BT-100) But this allowed no data to be transferred from the phone to the car for music or...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 13th November 2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 23,590
Posted By mcs
Sure. ...

Sure.

https://www.joyeauto.com/wjau-6audi-mmi-2g-wifi-wireless-apple-carplay-ios-airplay-mirroring-link-solution/

I was very impressed with the quality of the wiring from this kit.

Also, for...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 13th November 2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 23,590
Posted By mcs
https://i.postimg.cc/bN7qrBk2/E207146-C-6631-4000-...

https://i.postimg.cc/bN7qrBk2/E207146-C-6631-4000-886-B-907060-F56198.jpg (https://postimg.cc/8jm2nwy1)

https://i.postimg.cc/Qx9XX393/34805282-9579-4-CE2-9-C7-F-95-B41-CEA94-FA.jpg...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 11th November 2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 23,590
Posted By mcs
Update: The cost of D3 ownership is paid...

Update:

The cost of D3 ownership is paid with the following 'maintenance items"

New Suspension Compressor
New upper control arms
New stabilizer bar links
New Lower Control arms
New brake...
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 14th May 2020, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,039
Posted By mcs
Mostly the main pump fails first, the transfer...

Mostly the main pump fails first, the transfer pump usually leads a long life as it works only half the time.

To change the pump, it can be done at home in about 2 hours. You need to have the...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 21st November 2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,483
Posted By mcs
My car "wakes up" (you can hear the Bose amp fan...

My car "wakes up" (you can hear the Bose amp fan in the boot start up)
when you walk by the handle with the key,

But the car won't unlock until you put a hand under the handle.

The lock...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 13th May 2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 23,590
Posted By mcs
Pics for reference ...

Pics for reference

https://i.vgy.me/WwYJlj.jpg
https://i.vgy.me/FMgMtE.jpg
https://i.vgy.me/MSug3b.jpg

It is still in perfect nick after all these years.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 13th May 2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 23,590
Posted By mcs
The old girl is still kicking. I have...

The old girl is still kicking.

I have changed it's oil myself now, and reduced its use (I bought a new RS Skoda as a daily) but it is nice to use for long distance trips.

I only have one...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 20th March 2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,298
Posted By mcs
I have dropped 50 quid off prices.

I have dropped 50 quid off prices.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th March 2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,511
Posted By mcs
It's definitely the main pump has failed. The...

It's definitely the main pump has failed. The feed to the pump is fine, the pump isn't completely dead but it can't pump enough pressure sporadically and especially if it gets hot. Then it cuts out...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 1st March 2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,298
Posted By mcs
As an update; I also have the following; ...

As an update;

I also have the following;

MMI 2G video interface module for Reverse camera input
It plugs and plays with the control head and screen cable and sends the reverse camera feed to...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 27th February 2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,298
Posted By mcs
FOR SALE - Boot Motor, Bluetooth, AMI

Hello all,

I am selling some spare parts I have for the D3 A8.

Audi AMI - has an ipod cable and I believe updated software.
200 GBP

Metal Boot motor Part # 4E0 827 852 H
Metal housing and...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 19th February 2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,273
Posted By mcs
Just FYI, the chemical liquid they use to make...

Just FYI, the chemical liquid they use to make the dimming work is very very corrosive and if it leaks from the mirror it will eat any paint or plastic.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 18th February 2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,511
Posted By mcs
If anyone gets stuck on the side of the road, you...

If anyone gets stuck on the side of the road, you can jump the secondary fuel pump at the relay in the boot above the battery.
...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 18th February 2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,511
Posted By mcs
Lee, You were right. The main fuel pump...

Lee,

You were right. The main fuel pump failed on the way home from the Sunshine Coast last weekend. Leaving me 350klms from home.

I left the car there and hired a car to proceed home.

I...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 31st January 2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,297
Posted By mcs
The solar roof in my car works exactly like a...

The solar roof in my car works exactly like a normal sunroof. So, apart from the connection to the aircon blower, I would think it would be plug and play.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 31st January 2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,511
Posted By mcs
I still had some sluggish performance and a...

I still had some sluggish performance and a slightly confused gearbox;

So I took that round pcv off and cleaned it out.

The engine became as new. Seemingly found 30 hp and the everything seemed...
Forum: D3 - Lights 12th January 2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,295
Posted By mcs
Thanks M-A8 but I have the rain/light sensor...

Thanks M-A8 but I have the rain/light sensor already.

I need a photo of the light only sensor (lives in the same place as the Rain/light sensor) fitted. Does it use a clip?

The light only...
Forum: D3 - Lights 11th January 2017, 01:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,295
Posted By mcs
can anyone upload a photo of the LIGHT only...

can anyone upload a photo of the LIGHT only sensor fitted to the car?

Mike
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 6th January 2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,511
Posted By mcs
http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp136/mcstannar...

http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp136/mcstannard_bucket/CB934543-BA90-4270-B0ED-B113C19AE608_zpspfq5ani2.jpg

That is the pipe with the tape covering the split caused by the pipe being zip tied...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th January 2017, 02:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,511
Posted By mcs
Ok, the report from Audi, Vacuum system...

Ok, the report from Audi,

Vacuum system tested perfectly.

Fuel pressure has been tested at the rail and the pump and it's perfect.
The maf has tested fine at all speeds.

It was definitely...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 1st January 2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 23,590
Posted By mcs
The bonnet cable has been replaced, a suspected...

The bonnet cable has been replaced, a suspected air leak at the intake has been found and the car seems to be rnning well.

The boot motor will be replaced tomorrow and other than a slight wheel...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 1st January 2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,511
Posted By mcs
Hi Lee, More to this story, I pulled the...

Hi Lee,

More to this story, I pulled the intake off to clean/check it while i was replacing a bonnet cable that had snapped, and I found there to be an intake resonator tube that comes off and...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 20th December 2016, 11:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,511
Posted By mcs
Yeah these have a twin pump setup. The...

Yeah these have a twin pump setup.

The second pump is on at start up and on high load.

I have just not heard of these having a fuel pump fail before. Plenty of these cars do much higher...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 20th December 2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,511
Posted By mcs
well, the hiss is the aircon system. So not a...

well, the hiss is the aircon system. So not a vacuum leak. It all seems quite good under there. Hoses are all soft and sealing well. Everything is working underbonnet.

The fuel pumps overheating...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 19th December 2016, 12:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,511
Posted By mcs
I don't think so. Fuel pressure would be dropping...

I don't think so. Fuel pressure would be dropping off regardless of how long the car is used. If I drive the car all day around the city it is totally fine. It fails specifically on highway work.
...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 18th December 2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 23,590
Posted By mcs
Add to the **** list a return of the misfire due...

Add to the **** list a return of the misfire due to a suspected air leak and a snapped boot motor cable (2nd one!)
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 18th December 2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,511
Posted By mcs
Ok, So after a few weeks of normal operation, I...

Ok, So after a few weeks of normal operation, I had to take the car on a long drive to collect a new alternator for another car in the fleet.

Since this drive was 3.5 hour round trip, it was long...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 30th November 2016, 12:20 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 23,590
Posted By mcs
It just hasn't been a good month for A8...

It just hasn't been a good month for A8 ownership.

Three tyres with tread separation, a misfire ( it was a dirty MAF and hasn't repeated)

Aircon compressor refusing to work (it was a low...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 29th November 2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,198
Posted By mcs
The replacement camera/light combo models only...

The replacement camera/light combo models only work for the USA bootlid design which uses a black plastic shroud around the numberplate lights.

Our euro (AUS/UK ETC) cars use a different bootlid...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 29th November 2016, 02:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,198
Posted By mcs
I bought one of these: ...

I bought one of these:

http://vnsmedia.shoper.pl/userdata/gfx/dc30ab3aa90299823b280641b745ca22.jpg

It wasn't expensive, it automatically sends the feed to the MMI screen, doesn't affect...
Forum: D3 - Lights 19th November 2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,041
Posted By mcs
It depends on spec in your country. Here,...

It depends on spec in your country.

Here, they were part of the "Exterior Light Package" which was door handle lights and led puddle lamps under the mirrors.

Lots of D3 cars missed out though.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 19th November 2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,186
Posted By mcs
Ok, so I drove home tonight (mix of highway and...

Ok, so I drove home tonight (mix of highway and city) with working AC.

The compressor was working normally and very cold air was coming out of the vents. It was around 19-20deg C at the time.

I...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 18th November 2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,186
Posted By mcs
Ok so I ran the system and did all the measuring...

Ok so I ran the system and did all the measuring blocks.

The system doesn't produce a cold pipe going into the car (I know which one it is and its not cold at all)

The pressure remains at best...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 17th November 2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,511
Posted By mcs
thanks Lee, I have cleaned the MAF with...

thanks Lee,

I have cleaned the MAF with special cleaner solvent and it seems to run much better (Like I told a very fat passenger to get out)

No more fault codes after either.

The thing...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 17th November 2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,186
Posted By mcs
A/C Compressor Non Functional - Odd Reason

Hi All,

Hoping someone can help me, I have been researching the reason and how to mend it but I can't quite seem to get there.

My A/C was regassed recently and has been superb until the other...
Forum: D3 - Lights 16th November 2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,295
Posted By mcs
There are definitely two sensor types. The...

There are definitely two sensor types.

The G399 (LS) and G397 (RLS)

Pictures of the light sensor are below.
...
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