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Forum: D4 - Everything Else 2nd March 2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,922
Posted By PsYcHe
So usually jumping the battery directly fries the...

So usually jumping the battery directly fries the battery control module in D3s, so I'm guessing it's a similar thing in the D4. A lot of those errors will be resulting from the same place and just...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 23rd February 2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,667
Posted By PsYcHe
Mine was done by Brotek, but that was about 8...

Mine was done by Brotek, but that was about 8 years ago. They gutted the DPF and left the shell in place so it would pass any visual inspections, and then remapped it to best part of 400hp.
Forum: Daily banter 19th January 2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,060
Posted By PsYcHe
I liked my A7, but as has been mentioned, the...

I liked my A7, but as has been mentioned, the back seats aren't the most spacious. Wasn't an issue as 90% of the time it was just me in it. The folding rear seats were great for lobbing the bike in...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 24th August 2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 18,029
Posted By PsYcHe
Would have been perfect for the Mrs XC90. I've...

Would have been perfect for the Mrs XC90. I've got the DMX7(something) model in there just now, which does the job very well for Android Auto and CarPlay, with a decent sound. It's a standard...
Forum: Owners Meets 7th August 2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,770
Posted By PsYcHe
That the place that can only be described as...

That the place that can only be described as 'weird as fook'?
Forum: Daily banter 18th June 2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,046
Posted By PsYcHe
I'd get the tdi a good remap and then enjoy it....

I'd get the tdi a good remap and then enjoy it. Definitely not as rev happy as the v10, but so much torque, and your wallet will love you
Forum: Daily banter 4th March 2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 57,369
Posted By PsYcHe
Terrible news... My condolences to Lyn and his...

Terrible news... My condolences to Lyn and his family.
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 28,645
Posted By PsYcHe
Mtec also do EBC pads. I stuck a set of their...

Mtec also do EBC pads. I stuck a set of their grooved and dimpled on the Jag the other week to try and keep the issues with repeat vibrations coming back. They do make a bit of noise when braking...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 18th January 2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,888
Posted By PsYcHe
If you've a dual-sim phone like the oneplus, then...

If you've a dual-sim phone like the oneplus, then it will be unlikely to support rSAP
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 25th July 2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,453
Posted By PsYcHe
Yep. Did the same on my PF. Another thing you can...

Yep. Did the same on my PF. Another thing you can do is fit a USB socket in there for charging too
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 23rd March 2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,917
Posted By PsYcHe
In theory, yes. In practice, it's a bit more...

In theory, yes. In practice, it's a bit more complex. You'll need some kind of device to put 'in front' of both connections (like a raspberry Pi) and some software to control it. Very possible that...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 22nd January 2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,847
Posted By PsYcHe
A refreshingly honest appraisal :)

A refreshingly honest appraisal :)
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 17th January 2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 67,218
Posted By PsYcHe
There's quite a wide range of boxes appearing...

There's quite a wide range of boxes appearing with OEM style fascias on them. Looked at a few for SWMBO's X5, but also considering an android auto/carplay unit as it's a bit more future proofed and...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th January 2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 27,932
Posted By PsYcHe
Bluetooth has a number of 'profiles', handsfree,...

Bluetooth has a number of 'profiles', handsfree, and audio being two of them. Most older cars/head units only use the handsfree profile. You can add an adapter as mentioned if you have the apple...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th January 2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,341
Posted By PsYcHe
That looks like the central core from the Y-Flux...

That looks like the central core from the Y-Flux capacitor in the centre console. As long as you stay below 88MPH, you'll be fine until repaired.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th January 2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 19,276
Posted By PsYcHe
Check the plenum chamber for water too. My 2003...

Check the plenum chamber for water too. My 2003 D3 had a water ingress problem that caused all manner of weird things to happen and was absolutely solid once it was cleared up.
Forum: Daily banter 9th January 2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,814
Posted By PsYcHe
Nice car... I like those, but still fancy a Mk1 TT

Nice car... I like those, but still fancy a Mk1 TT
Forum: Daily banter 6th January 2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,070
Posted By PsYcHe
I think I paid about 800 for dPF removal and...

I think I paid about 800 for dPF removal and Shark Remap through Brotek in Lanark.
Forum: Daily banter 5th January 2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,767
Posted By PsYcHe
I think the issue is more to do with the rebuild...

I think the issue is more to do with the rebuild costs of newer models, headlights at over a grand each, loads of electronics behind the bumper and grill, etc.
Forum: Daily banter 2nd December 2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,491
Posted By PsYcHe
The D3 lacks some of the connection of the D2 in...

The D3 lacks some of the connection of the D2 in terms of feel.. But the 4.2TDI is a monster engine, especially with a stage 1 map.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 25th August 2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,520
Posted By PsYcHe
He was my instructor on a Porsche day a while...

He was my instructor on a Porsche day a while back, we talked about A8s while charging round the demo track.
Forum: Daily banter 22nd August 2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,698
Posted By PsYcHe
I think the front and back are a bit overdone. I...

I think the front and back are a bit overdone. I definitely agree on the understated element. Like the original RS6 where you had to look a bit closer to really see the difference.
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 25th April 2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,775
Posted By PsYcHe
Depends if you have a double or single-DIN...

Depends if you have a double or single-DIN console. But most should work, just maybe some wiring fun if you have Bose.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 3rd February 2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,654
Posted By PsYcHe
With all the snow and stuff recently.. Check how...

With all the snow and stuff recently.. Check how dry the carpets are. My 2003 had an issue with water ingress that caused similar issues.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 21st January 2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,149
Posted By PsYcHe
I had a Shark map in my 4.2TDI. It was like a...

I had a Shark map in my 4.2TDI. It was like a rocket. About 390-400BHP and still good MPG too.
Forum: Daily banter 4th January 2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,991
Posted By PsYcHe
The 4.2tdi has two controllers, so the process is...

The 4.2tdi has two controllers, so the process is a bit more complex, but any decent tuner should be able to do it. Mine was remapped by Shark and was pushing best part of 400hp.
Forum: Daily banter 27th November 2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 48,952
Posted By PsYcHe
My oldest is doing a product design course at...

My oldest is doing a product design course at Uni, and uses Solidworks a lot for his prototyping.
Forum: Daily banter 23rd June 2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,513
Posted By PsYcHe
So sorry to hear, Ray. My condolences :(

So sorry to hear, Ray. My condolences :(
Forum: Daily banter 15th March 2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,644
Posted By PsYcHe
The white taxis as you walk out the arrivals cost...

The white taxis as you walk out the arrivals cost a fortune usually. You can book an when you get your bags, and they'll usually be about 10-15 minutes and get you in the pick up zone across the road.
Forum: Daily banter 13th February 2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,147
Posted By PsYcHe
Guessing it's the swapping bits thing.. Though I...

Guessing it's the swapping bits thing.. Though I think the climate unit may be one of the bits with component protection on it, can't remember now.
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 2nd January 2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,004
Posted By PsYcHe
I use TeamViewer to access my PC and access...

I use TeamViewer to access my PC and access anything else from there.
Forum: House and Home DIY 20th December 2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 24,769
Posted By PsYcHe
I'm sure my b&q job was pretty reasonably priced...

I'm sure my b&q job was pretty reasonably priced when I bought it last year.
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 20th December 2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 20,280
Posted By PsYcHe
A scan will help to pinpoint it. I had a wheel...

A scan will help to pinpoint it. I had a wheel bearing go which mashed an ABS sensor, causing similar errors.
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 14th December 2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 29,271
Posted By PsYcHe
My PF D3 did the same in the cold, you need to...

My PF D3 did the same in the cold, you need to make sure the wash concentrate is strong enough, otherwise it freezes in the pipe, and pops the connector off with the pressure.
Forum: Daily banter 29th November 2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,644
Posted By PsYcHe
If you're a fan of Gin, then Gin71 is a few...

If you're a fan of Gin, then Gin71 is a few minutes walk up the road on Renfield St.

The Amber Regent is a particularly fine Oriental Restaurant which is nearby, or the Ho Wong about 5 minutes...
Forum: D2 - Interior 21st November 2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,789
Posted By PsYcHe
I'm sure I've seen posts on this elsewhere. I...

I'm sure I've seen posts on this elsewhere. I think if you can get the under tray off and hands up the front of the engine, it can be released.
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 9th November 2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,930
Posted By PsYcHe
Yup.. I think they were discontinued a good while...

Yup.. I think they were discontinued a good while ago. I think the cost put people off and they swapped them for normal wheels when the first tyre replacement came round.
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 6th November 2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,476
Posted By PsYcHe
It's particularly an issue if you use outlook on...

It's particularly an issue if you use outlook on the desktop, as it saves the contact details for a quick lookup. When the little box appears with the name as you type it in, see what it says, if I...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 31st October 2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 29,052
Posted By PsYcHe
Tyres will make all the difference. 20s with crap...

Tyres will make all the difference. 20s with crap tyres will be worse than 19s with good tyres, and vice versa.
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 31st October 2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,586
Posted By PsYcHe
Yup.. The newer ones are 66mm and the older ones...

Yup.. The newer ones are 66mm and the older ones are 57mm. Pretty sure the D4 is the new size, and D3 the old one.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 27th October 2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,055
Posted By PsYcHe
A lot of car for the money.. And one of the few...

A lot of car for the money.. And one of the few things I'd consider swapping out the A7 for. I do still sometimes miss that 4.2TDi lump.
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 8th October 2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,709
Posted By PsYcHe
Could just be the way that the unit reports back...

Could just be the way that the unit reports back to the car. Possibly the old one reported each stage of the engine start, and this one simply reports an engine start while it manages the process.
Forum: Daily banter 29th September 2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,854
Posted By PsYcHe
It's only really arrived in the last year or so...

It's only really arrived in the last year or so as an OEM fitment. A few aftermarket stereos with them that might work in D2s. If you've got MMI, you're basically stuffed unless you can retrofit the...
Forum: Daily banter 27th September 2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,854
Posted By PsYcHe
I was quite impressed when using it in a hire...

I was quite impressed when using it in a hire Astra a few months ago. It works standalone on Android phones too, giving the same reduction in interface clutter for using the phone in a holder.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 26th July 2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,555
Posted By PsYcHe
Check for a short inside the adapter. Or pick up...

Check for a short inside the adapter. Or pick up a new one from halfrauds or a caravan shop
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th June 2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 17,795
Posted By PsYcHe
Assuming you've tried hex keys, etc? A photo...

Assuming you've tried hex keys, etc? A photo would be needed otherwise.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 26th June 2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,917
Posted By PsYcHe
Must... Resist...

Must... Resist...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th June 2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,617
Posted By PsYcHe
As far as I know, it'll accept part worn values....

As far as I know, it'll accept part worn values. The procedure is on the ross-tech wiki
Forum: Daily banter 9th June 2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,730
Posted By PsYcHe
The rear headroom is compromised a little. I'm...

The rear headroom is compromised a little. I'm 6'2 and it's a bit tight, though usually I'm in the front :)
Forum: Daily banter 2nd June 2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,458
Posted By PsYcHe
A7/A8 Dieselgate recall

http://fourtitude.com/news/audi-recalls-a8-a7-models-europe/

Looks like it's expanding.
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