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Forum: D3 - Common Faults 15th July 2022, 03:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,643
Posted By mcs
4E0971067A That is the solenoid bypass....

4E0971067A

That is the solenoid bypass. However, in my case the mounts are now 250,000klms old and they will have compressed. They will need replacing.

Usually if you have a cracked torque...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 31st May 2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,478
Posted By mcs
What is the torque mount like? It lives at...

What is the torque mount like?

It lives at the very front driver's side of the motor, under the headlight area.

Mine was in half at 250,000klms. My other mounts are fine.

Mike
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 31st May 2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,498
Posted By mcs
This will likely be your air suspension...

This will likely be your air suspension compressor. It turns off when the car comes to a stop. It also pumps out a jet of air through the outlet to purge the air dryer.

As the compressor ages and...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 31st May 2022, 01:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,478
Posted By mcs
40nm +90degrees

40nm +90degrees
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th May 2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,478
Posted By mcs
In my car, one of those end link bolts in the...

In my car, one of those end link bolts in the sway bar keeps loosening over time.

I literally removed the sway bar and the noise went away. I put it back in and retorqued the bolts and it is fine...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th May 2022, 12:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,478
Posted By mcs
After yesterday's 300klm journey by car also...

After yesterday's 300klm journey by car also developed a knocking noise when the wheel was turned. I think this unloaded and reloaded the sway bar and therefore the end links.

I am going to...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd May 2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,224
Posted By mcs
As a follow up, I am still getting a...

As a follow up,

I am still getting a vibration and noise at highway speed. It feels like a wheel weight is off but sounds like bearing noise. The vibration is felt through the pedals and remains...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th January 2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,224
Posted By mcs
Perfect information. Thankyou!

Perfect information. Thankyou!
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th January 2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,224
Posted By mcs
Wheel Bearing Help

Hello Team,

I have to replace my front drivers side wheel bearing. It makes noise at 100kph (exact highway speed here) as the inner seal has failed and it is shedding grease.

I got a new...
Forum: D3 - Transmission 22nd December 2021, 12:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 27,138
Posted By mcs
As an update, I sent my car back to have the...

As an update, I sent my car back to have the fluid rechecked and reset the adaptations.

There is no mechanical fault with the car to cause the misbehaviour of shifts. I did further research and...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 1st August 2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,509
Posted By mcs
I have one of these in my car currently. Itís...

I have one of these in my car currently. Itís been totally fine. I did get some distortion from connection through the TV module. But I redid it through the AMI and itís been flawless.

I...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 16th July 2021, 02:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,167
Posted By mcs
Didnt you say the MOST is working but this is a...

Didnt you say the MOST is working but this is a coding issue?

It is unclear to me why you haven't tried swapping the gateway or the control head. Logically a phone module isn't going to have...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 13th July 2021, 03:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,167
Posted By mcs
It sounds like you have affected the control head...

It sounds like you have affected the control head ECU.

I would simply try and redo the control head coding to suit your car, and see if this brings it all back to life. Then code the remaining...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 9th July 2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 53,032
Posted By mcs
I have been chasing an extended leather interior...

I have been chasing an extended leather interior for a number of years but my interior colour (indigo) is too rare and extended leather pack 3 wasnít actually offered locally. I have only seen one...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th July 2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,481
Posted By mcs
The air compressor is on the passenger side front...

The air compressor is on the passenger side front but behind the fog lamp.

You may be able to take the grill out and check itís function. You should know when itís running.

The passenger side...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 7th June 2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,703
Posted By mcs
Whatever you do, do not let the liquid from the...

Whatever you do, do not let the liquid from the mirror get out and touch paint or plastic. It will strip and eat through either. If your mirror is beginning to age visibly, replace asap.

Mike
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 6th June 2021, 02:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,406
Posted By mcs
I have used these. Iím happy to get some...

I have used these.

Iím happy to get some for people and send them.

Mike
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th June 2021, 02:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,406
Posted By mcs
I have received the replacement sway bar, it is...

I have received the replacement sway bar, it is indeed the same Sport bar I had before. And the bushes seem to be just fine with it. There are no gaps etc when the brackets are done up.

The bushes...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd May 2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,406
Posted By mcs
I have the bushes, but because the bolt snapped...

I have the bushes, but because the bolt snapped in the sway bar, I had to order a new bar. The replacement bar has been at Frankfurt waiting to leave for a month now. Much to my irritation.

Iíll...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 12th May 2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 53,032
Posted By mcs
True. This is why I was able to tolerate the lack...

True. This is why I was able to tolerate the lack of proper heat for a long time haha. But it gets cold this year.

While I was there I sorted the Carplay. I was getting some feedback from the TV...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 5th May 2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,680
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: 27
Views: 27,138
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: 7
Views: 4,406
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: 7
Views: 4,406
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: 8
Views: 4,766
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: 86
Views: 53,032
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: 27
Views: 27,138
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: 27
Views: 27,138
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: 27
Views: 27,138
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: 27
Views: 27,138
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: 38
Views: 32,846
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: 27
Views: 27,138
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: 10,384
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: 3,635
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: 86
Views: 53,032
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: 86
Views: 53,032
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: 86
Views: 53,032
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: 7,469
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: 20,124
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: 86
Views: 53,032
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: 86
Views: 53,032
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: 2,042
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: 4,977
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: 2,042
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: 2,042
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: 1,969
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: 4,977
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: 4,977
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: 7,180
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: 4,977
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...
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