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Forum: Daily banter 19th March 2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,817
Posted By B@fink
I can see for miles - The Who Fuel - Metallica ...

I can see for miles - The Who
Fuel - Metallica
Gasoline - Kicking Harold
Thunderstruck - AC/DC
Magic carpet ride -steppenwolf
Forum: D2 - Common Faults 22nd January 2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,569
Posted By B@fink
Is the battery sufficiently charged? I’ve had one...

Is the battery sufficiently charged? I’ve had one that having been stood for a few weeks had obviously gotten weak, sounded like it was buzzing the engine over no problem but nary a start to be had....
Forum: Daily banter 22nd January 2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,783
Posted By B@fink
Still got the 1st car I could call mine, the...

Still got the 1st car I could call mine, the Capri, still got my Audi 14 years in, the 156 was as rotten as a peach (great engine though) so don’t miss that and the mondeo went on to many more years...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 30th December 2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,823
Posted By B@fink
It looks to be a plastic coated copper ribbon...

It looks to be a plastic coated copper ribbon cable and the joint appears to be splitting away at the glass side. I don’t know if this will work but it’s worth a shot I suppose. I can’t be the only...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 29th December 2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,823
Posted By B@fink
So I’ve had a little peep behind the cover...

So I’ve had a little peep behind the cover without taking it off, there was room enough to see what I needed to without dismantling the whole lot, and it appears that the ribbon cable that joins the...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 28th December 2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,823
Posted By B@fink
That sounds wildly complicated, I’d expect...

That sounds wildly complicated, I’d expect nothing less! I need rear window trim off, take off full roof lining sides :) thanks, I’ll have a peek in my days off
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 28th December 2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,823
Posted By B@fink
Heated rear screen

It appears my heated rear screen is on the wonk, I now only get 2 very thin bars. Does anyone know where the wires are hiding and how to take of the trim so I can see the wire connectors so I can...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 24th December 2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,072
Posted By B@fink
Just shy of 100 of your earth pounds for 2/3ds of...

Just shy of 100 of your earth pounds for 2/3ds of a tank of esso 99 today (no choice, only other stations in the area were moggysons and asdada and they only sell e10) I’m going to be in the poor...
Forum: Daily banter 12th December 2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,857
Posted By B@fink
Apparently the stewards have okayed the outcome...

Apparently the stewards have okayed the outcome (how else could they do it? Strip a title? Not likely) so I suspect there will be further arguments to come regarding rule books and interpretation...
Forum: Daily banter 29th November 2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,616
Posted By B@fink
My letter just arrived. New airbag in a 24 year...

My letter just arrived. New airbag in a 24 year old carÖcrazy times. Having to take a day off work for it fitting which is a waste of a damn holiday day. Old girl wonít have seen the inside of a main...
Forum: Daily banter 6th September 2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,495
Posted By B@fink
Got the long wheel base model, you can tell, the...

Got the long wheel base model, you can tell, the back doors are the same size as the front :ROFL: :rolleyes:
Forum: Daily banter 16th August 2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,564
Posted By B@fink
But then if they didn’t insist on replating every...

But then if they didn’t insist on replating every nut and bolt it might have been started a weeny bit sooner :D they do fastidious work but it takes…foooorrrreeevvvveeerrrr. How long till the next...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 23rd July 2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,479
Posted By B@fink
Very discounted?

Very discounted?
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 2nd July 2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,072
Posted By B@fink
That is an expensive option. And for the 2.8,...

That is an expensive option. And for the 2.8, wildly pointless for extra oooomph. But if it’s that or it plays sprinkler system that might be the only choice. Unless anyone knows that the fuel system...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 2nd July 2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,072
Posted By B@fink
Itíll workÖ.right?

Since regular motion lotion is going to E10 and based on the fact that the government car checker stops giving a monkeys pre 2011 (because no one drives a car older than that :rolleyes: ) what are...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 14th June 2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,522
Posted By B@fink
It comes as part of the filter rather than a...

It comes as part of the filter rather than a separate item. You can get cheap pollen filters but they don’t have the activated charcoal inbuilt, filters the pollen out but sadly not the outdoor...
Forum: Daily banter 1st June 2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,744
Posted By B@fink
Well as they won’t allow fully ICE car sales in...

Well as they won’t allow fully ICE car sales in very few years from now, if we aren’t tipping yet, we very soon will be. Whether we like it or not!
Forum: Daily banter 29th May 2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,459
Posted By B@fink
Can’t say they didn’t realise it had happed when...

Can’t say they didn’t realise it had happed when it’s like that. Bunch of T0553r5. Let’s hope the footage gets them bang to rights.
Forum: Daily banter 21st April 2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,223
Posted By B@fink
Tell themselves we donít support models over 20...

Tell themselves we donít support models over 20 years old and perhaps to try and see if the aftermarket can help? Because thatís always fun to hear when you need replacement bolts.........
Forum: Daily banter 12th April 2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,637
Posted By B@fink
A small price to pay for the billiard table...

A small price to pay for the billiard table smooth road network that is the envy of the world...oh...wait...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 19th March 2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,292
Posted By B@fink
Well that’s hexed it...

Well that’s hexed it...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd March 2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,607
Posted By B@fink
And I doubt if anyone has an older, more vintage...

And I doubt if anyone has an older, more vintage vehicle they will fare so well. I doubt the pipe work on my Capri will be a huge fan :/
Forum: Daily banter 2nd March 2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 50,679
Posted By B@fink
Sorry to hear this. RIP.

Sorry to hear this. RIP.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 19th February 2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,675
Posted By B@fink
It’s quite similar to the cover on my ack. It...

It’s quite similar to the cover on my ack. It just says V6, not 2.8 V6, but has the same silver inlet bits and raised rear around them. The front doesn’t have the little extended lip but it’s a small...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 12th February 2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 76,383
Posted By B@fink
Sounds like a fair swap, fluff for shells. I...

Sounds like a fair swap, fluff for shells. I think it was Honda USA that produced a loom tape designed to prevent “nibbles” from sneaky little mice, it’s loaded with chilli to dissuade them from...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 18th January 2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,709
Posted By B@fink
Horrid job. Ive also changed the other rocker...

Horrid job. Ive also changed the other rocker gasket, still weeps a little but at least the spark plugs aren’t getting submerged anymore. You might find it a bit of a struggle to get on to the nuts...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 27th December 2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,519
Posted By B@fink
MoT, rear pads, new Ariel mast, service, 3k miles...

MoT, rear pads, new Ariel mast, service, 3k miles of fuel, tax, insurance, 2 car covers...tore one :/ ....my current garage project however.....more than I’m willing to admit but it now runs, has...
Forum: Daily banter 24th December 2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,798
Posted By B@fink
Generic cheerful festive greetings!

Generic cheerful festive greetings!
Forum: Daily banter 22nd November 2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 28,228
Posted By B@fink
:mexicanwave: (claps in an entirely polite manner)

:mexicanwave: (claps in an entirely polite manner)
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 20th November 2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 15,509
Posted By B@fink
Interesting seeing the difference between the...

Interesting seeing the difference between the years. The pre cat sensor is in the same place my ACK engine (bit fiddly to untangle but I managed to winkle it out) but mine is a lower (older) emission...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 17th November 2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,359
Posted By B@fink
I’ve always thought mine was pretty much the...

I’ve always thought mine was pretty much the quietest brum I’ve travelled in. Having driven a range of new cars for work and having been driven in an A6 the better part of 20 years newer my 8 with...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 12th September 2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 39,943
Posted By B@fink
Ahh if only such 3D printed wonders were...

Ahh if only such 3D printed wonders were available 2 years back when my boot was gently filling with water. I created my own solution using a self adhesive Teflon furniture slider, rotary tooled out...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 12th August 2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,970
Posted By B@fink
Well, Iíve elected for a 2 year guaranteed...

Well, Iíve elected for a 2 year guaranteed aftermarket (not at all sporty) cat to replace the ailing unit. The cat Box itself is fractionally shorter and has a little smaller diameter So clearly has...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 6th August 2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,970
Posted By B@fink
Sports cats might be a slight excess for a 2.8 :D...

Sports cats might be a slight excess for a 2.8 :D Without the impending MoT emission test I couldnít say the cat is ok but it passed the last test ok and itís only done a few thousand miles since...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 5th August 2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,970
Posted By B@fink
Has anyone....

Any experience with after market catalysts? The flexible joint on mine is starting to look decidedly second hand...As are the pipe to Manifold studs which are definitely going to go ďpingĒ the moment...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th May 2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,183
Posted By B@fink
I had a similar dilemma, the 8 hasn’t turned a...

I had a similar dilemma, the 8 hasn’t turned a wheel in nearly 3 months. What few trips I’ve had to take for supplies I’ve used the diesel chug-a-bug but the big old tax bill still needs paying. A...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 28th March 2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,238
Posted By B@fink
More details might help someone come up with a...

More details might help someone come up with a diagnosis. How long does it run for?When it’s in shut down will it restart straight away? does it take multiple cranks before restart? how much fuel is...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 25th January 2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,816
Posted By B@fink
Ah rats. Shame, I can see shortages of wiper...

Ah rats. Shame, I can see shortages of wiper units finishing off what the gearboxes don’t. At least we can replace the blower motor with a bit of wiring tinkering which is a start!
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 23rd January 2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,816
Posted By B@fink
Suppose it’s too optimistic to assume d3 wipers...

Suppose it’s too optimistic to assume d3 wipers would fit the d2 as well? because that would solve a whole heap of spare parts issue ��
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th December 2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 18,635
Posted By B@fink
What about the rear airbags? Were they in the...

What about the rear airbags? Were they in the seat?
Forum: D2 - Transmission 8th December 2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 21,086
Posted By B@fink
Bit more info might help with diagnosing (and...

Bit more info might help with diagnosing (and give the post a bump!). Is it at a specific speed or over a range of speed? Hard acceleration or just gentle? Straight line or turning corners? Just 1...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 7th December 2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,373
Posted By B@fink
If the F125 checks out, have you checked the main...

If the F125 checks out, have you checked the main battery cable on the drivers side chassis? When that corrodes out you have power to everything but no starter action. If it’s getting crusty (damp...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 16th November 2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,102
Posted By B@fink
Just the radio lcd which is going in mine when...

Just the radio lcd which is going in mine when it’s cold so I can’t see “Radio 2” or “tape” clearly. But then again so is the volume control, full or nothing if I try to change it when it’s cold....
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 28th October 2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,932
Posted By B@fink
Have you checked the wiring plug on the motor?...

Have you checked the wiring plug on the motor? The contacts go green and fuzzy if the get damp and they aren’t well shielded again water. If not it might be the contacts inside the motor, they have...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd March 2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,629
Posted By B@fink
I’ve taxed worse......

I’ve taxed worse......
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 20th January 2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,476
Posted By B@fink
Feet vents

Having driven in the recent nippy weather it came to my notice that the feet vents only appear to be blowing cool? Not outdoor cold but definitely not warm (my trotters were dreadfully chilly) and...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 19th November 2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,976
Posted By B@fink
Rear toe bolts!?

Since there were a few suggestions for the front pinch bolt does anyone know where I can purchase a new rear toe bolt? Took it to be tracked after itís new front arms to be told the rear toe canít be...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 13th November 2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,793
Posted By B@fink
The pages sponsor might be able to help, I got...

The pages sponsor might be able to help, I got mine from them a couple of months ago.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th November 2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,759
Posted By B@fink
Good job I got one really. 6 hours to get one...

Good job I got one really. 6 hours to get one pinch bolt out! 21 years of corrosion required sooooooooo much work to get off! It does give some concerns for the future though. If the simple stuff...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 8th November 2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,759
Posted By B@fink
Nuts and bolts.......

spoke to the local Audi parts department to get a new pair of top pinch bolts to get them in preparation for a new set of top suspension arms. Little heads up D2 owners, the bolts (which have a...
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