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Forum: Daily banter 5th May 2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By strummagnet
My First venture into Audi's was in 2002 after a...

My First venture into Audi's was in 2002 after a fit of anger at my local BMW dealership. Being a contractor in the construction industry had a M3 (E36) as a site to site runaround (pretty beaten up...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 5th May 2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By strummagnet
Curiously I have not seen an S8 with the std...

Curiously I have not seen an S8 with the std seats setup before. Could this be an impostor?:Confused:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 4th May 2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By strummagnet
Could try here? ...

Could try here?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-Audi-S8-Breaking-/324601279127?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 1st May 2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By strummagnet
Have you got any serviceable callipers to go with...

Have you got any serviceable callipers to go with them MJ?
Forum: Daily banter 21st April 2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By strummagnet
And a DSG gearbox? Whats the story...

And a DSG gearbox?



Whats the story with the numberplate HP? This part of AUDI UK's collection?
Forum: Daily banter 21st April 2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By strummagnet
D2 in a drag race??

If my nearest opponent was 20 years younger and fitter I would expect to get beaten too! :ROFL:

https://youtu.be/4-AJryI0WF0
Forum: Daily banter 20th April 2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,989
Posted By strummagnet
Are you putting the D2Doctor logo on these items?...

Are you putting the D2Doctor logo on these items? +++
Forum: Daily banter 16th April 2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,989
Posted By strummagnet
And as MJ alluded to, make sure the pinch bolts...

And as MJ alluded to, make sure the pinch bolts have had a good soaking as it is a lottery whether they come out clean or not. I had the devils own work in getting the nearside one out, a whole world...
Forum: Daily banter 16th April 2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,989
Posted By strummagnet
When I replaced all mine I noticed the top links...

When I replaced all mine I noticed the top links were in better condition than the lowers but for piece of mind I did the lot with Meyle HD, with the exception of the ARB links... used Lemforder for...
Forum: Daily banter 15th April 2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By strummagnet
A8 d2 1.9tdi

Agricutural D2:)

https://youtu.be/ucAlAXj3eic
Forum: Daily banter 13th April 2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By strummagnet
Nasty. No seat back, Dr Dre, right hand resting,...

Nasty. No seat back, Dr Dre, right hand resting, gangsta driving for a while..:cool:
Forum: Daily banter 25th March 2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,982
Posted By strummagnet
Hi MJ, are you tourqueing against the crank...

Hi MJ, are you tourqueing against the crank locking pin only? :Confused:
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 22nd March 2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,737
Posted By strummagnet
Update. Transpires the Part I received "new...

Update. Transpires the Part I received "new other" had been tinkered with and the profile shape was out. A new replacement through BM corrected the issue, have 20-25mm clearance as needed.
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 22nd March 2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,737
Posted By strummagnet
Thanks MJ... the nearside downpipe never seemed...

Thanks MJ... the nearside downpipe never seemed to go back as a 'proper fit', offside replacement felt better, or maybe I got used to the process. The exhausts are level though.
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 22nd March 2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,737
Posted By strummagnet
Hi, can anybody advise on my question above?

Hi, can anybody advise on my question above?
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 19th March 2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,737
Posted By strummagnet
Downpipe clearance at gearbox mount

Hi All,

After replacing near and offside downpipes with aftermarket BM units to my 2.8 QS (AMX engine) I have noticed that the clearance between the downpipe and the gearbox mount (the epdm...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 17th March 2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By strummagnet
Audi A8 D2 with FE 20" alloys as original factory...

Audi A8 D2 with FE 20" alloys as original factory fitment

1 off MEYLE 116 050 8293/HD TRACK CONTROL ARM Front RH,Rear,Upper
1 off MEYLE 116 050 8292/HD TRACK CONTROL ARM Front LH,Rear,Upper
1...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th February 2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,888
Posted By strummagnet
This looks promising:...

This looks promising: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224359257822
Forum: Daily banter 20th February 2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By strummagnet
It's got scammers flocking like flies round $#!...

It's got scammers flocking like flies round $#! written all over it....

:tuttut:
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th February 2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,855
Posted By strummagnet
Sorry to jump in here MJ but when I did mine (AMX...

Sorry to jump in here MJ but when I did mine (AMX 2.8) I used the Elsawin guide and no reference to addtional 90 just 10NM. Now I am a little worried as after fixing took the car for a mini Italian...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 5th February 2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 33,225
Posted By strummagnet
Hi MJ, What size and type of rivnuts are you...

Hi MJ, What size and type of rivnuts are you using? I assume aluminium for the aluminium body:Confused:
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th January 2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,821
Posted By strummagnet
At 12:18 he mentions running to the store to put...

At 12:18 he mentions running to the store to put diesel oil in to clean the engine? Is this a 'thing' that is a working solution to gunky engines?
Forum: Daily banter 14th January 2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By strummagnet
Difficult exhaust bungs

Worst exhaust bungs I have had to deal with - name should of said it all!:tuttut:
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 12th January 2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,596
Posted By strummagnet
But that takes the fun out of it!+++

But that takes the fun out of it!+++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 12th January 2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,596
Posted By strummagnet
So upon purchase its squeeky bum ride to Mackies...

So upon purchase its squeeky bum ride to Mackies then another squeeky bum ride to MJ for the 'Dr D2' (that rhymes:ROFL:) cambelt treatment. Thats a lot of squeeky bum.
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 10th December 2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,577
Posted By strummagnet
No, its the big plenum drain. As attached (unless...

No, its the big plenum drain. As attached (unless I am getting in a twist). You can get to it through a panel high up under the wheel arch and also from below (with a bit of jiggling). Bear in mind...
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 10th December 2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,577
Posted By strummagnet
Just jumping in here: I found the easiest way to...

Just jumping in here: I found the easiest way to clear the plenum drains was from the side (under the wheel arch) and from below by removing the flexible 'cross cap' and using a drain cleaner:...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 29th November 2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,585
Posted By strummagnet
The 'U's were a later 'addition', the original...

The 'U's were a later 'addition', the original setup had flanges that were shot through so it was decided at the time of fitting that the best course was to cut and connect with U Joints. Not my best...
Forum: Daily banter 25th November 2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By strummagnet
I went to the pictures tomorrow I got a front...

I went to the pictures tomorrow
I got a front seat at the back
A lady gave me an ice cream
I ate it and gave it her back.

Also, from Jimi Hendrix:

One bright morning in the middle of the...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 20th November 2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,585
Posted By strummagnet
Thanks MJ. I was going round in circles trying to...

Thanks MJ. I was going round in circles trying to source specific components.+++
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 20th November 2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,585
Posted By strummagnet
Well it has been a while and now working on...

Well it has been a while and now working on putting back on this side of the car what I took off. Decided to replace the sensors as the advice is to replace at 160,000KMS. I thought it would be a...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 7th November 2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,374
Posted By strummagnet
1, Spannerrash-----Posted 2, Chris B ---------...

1, Spannerrash-----Posted
2, Chris B --------- Posted
3, The Laird --Posted, arrived
4, HPsauce --------Posted, arrived
5, Moltuae ---------Posted, arrived
6, David's8 ---------Posted
7,...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 6th November 2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,374
Posted By strummagnet
1, Spannerrash--------PAID 2, Ronin 3, The...

1, Spannerrash--------PAID
2, Ronin
3, The Laird -PAID
4, HPsauce ------PAID
5, Moltuae -------PAID
6, David's8
7, Johnny quattro ------PAID
8, Spanker
9, tintin
10, vagdream
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th November 2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,374
Posted By strummagnet
I will take one

I will take one
Forum: D2 - Everything else 5th November 2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,498
Posted By strummagnet
Last time I ordered from audi tradition was July....

Last time I ordered from audi tradition was July. Smooth transaction, received confirmation email and parts turned up 7 days later.
Forum: D2 - Transmission 29th June 2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,522
Posted By strummagnet
Looks like the 3D printer is going to come in...

Looks like the 3D printer is going to come in handy.......
Forum: D2 - Transmission 28th June 2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,522
Posted By strummagnet
I have had a quick look online and only 2nd hand...

I have had a quick look online and only 2nd hand showing up or an NS-349 from the US???. I prefer to get a new replacement ( if not bonkers money), if so you are welcome to the old one. :)
Forum: D2 - Transmission 28th June 2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,522
Posted By strummagnet
Should I have oil in this connector??

Hello again,

Whilst removing the F125 (anybody know best place to source a new one?) switch I noticed this little item on the 'front' of the gearbox. curiosity prevailed and I unhooked it. Switch...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 14th June 2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,585
Posted By strummagnet
Well I found them, logical place to be i guess...

Well I found them, logical place to be i guess (note the cynicism). Ok, before I go any further I managed to detach the connectors (so far so good). The route for the post cat sensor seems doable...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 13th June 2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,585
Posted By strummagnet
Yep, I thought that. Suppose a vacuum cleaner...

Yep, I thought that. Suppose a vacuum cleaner down the pipe is not a good idea? Otherwise I am dropping the whole system to have a look.

Guessing it is prudent to do the other side as well..:(
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 13th June 2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,585
Posted By strummagnet
Yes its an AMX engine. so looks like I am going...

Yes its an AMX engine. so looks like I am going to have to look for a new downpipe. Yes there are cats under the gearbox too. Well they were, they were shot and i had them replaced for aftermarket...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 13th June 2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,585
Posted By strummagnet
Advice needed passenger side exhaust downpipe.

Hi All,

Newbie advice required. Currently removed the nearside manifold (bit of a PITA) but have left the downpipe in situ. Yes I have probably attacked this arse about face but it seemed logical...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th June 2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,568
Posted By strummagnet
I managed to sort the parts from Meyle. There...

I managed to sort the parts from Meyle. There seems to be some cheaper alternatives but decided to stick with this:

1 off MEYLE 116 050 8293/HD TRACK CONTROL ARM Front RH,Rear,Upper
1 off MEYLE...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 6th June 2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,193
Posted By strummagnet
I found Bilstein 24-026093 that part match the...

I found Bilstein 24-026093 that part match the damper code I have. I will do the clean first, then decide on a replacement. I suppose if I get another 50K out of the car it will outlive me.
...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 6th June 2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,193
Posted By strummagnet
I stripped the first strut down and decided to...

I stripped the first strut down and decided to replace the shocks (should I use the term damper?). Figured with everything else being changed I might as well cover that base too. The springs are in...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 6th June 2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,193
Posted By strummagnet
Suspension advice - Shocks and Springs

Hello Again.

I have finally got round to taking out the front suspension and i am needing some further advice / guidance. I am actually enjoying it, its frustratingly therapeutic. I have attached...
Forum: D2 - Interior 28th May 2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,972
Posted By strummagnet
I am just happy to help as I am sure I will be...

I am just happy to help as I am sure I will be tapping into you all you chaps on the forum. I am currently dismantling the front end suspension, even the shocks and springs are out. Maybe I should...
Forum: D2 - Interior 27th May 2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,972
Posted By strummagnet
Hi Ronin, Hopefully they are attached (still...

Hi Ronin,

Hopefully they are attached (still trying to get used to the forum). Priniting the A4 or A3 at actual size should guide you.

These are the dimensions that worked for me.
Forum: D2 - Interior 26th May 2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,972
Posted By strummagnet
Hi Ronin, I had the same issue a while back. The...

Hi Ronin, I had the same issue a while back. The whole board was a soggy mess owing to multiple leaks. No real template to start from so I made my own. I have a full set of dimensions if you are...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th May 2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,568
Posted By strummagnet
Many thanks MikkiJayne. Looks like I am now...

Many thanks MikkiJayne. Looks like I am now disappearing down the right Rabbit hole. Most appreciated.
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