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Forum: Daily banter 12th February 2022, 04:35 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 71,513
Posted By 27litres
It's satirical. Americans always have to give...

It's satirical.
Americans always have to give stuff "cool" names (eg: "Ripper", "Camp Victory", "Raptor" etc).
Aussies just tell it as it is!
Forum: Daily banter 11th February 2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 71,513
Posted By 27litres
I wasn't aware of the Darwin flight, but they...

I wasn't aware of the Darwin flight, but they were doing Perth pre-Covid for a couple of years - David may have caught one?
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce (ex Ryan Air and Jetstar) has put a call out to both...
Forum: Daily banter 11th February 2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 71,513
Posted By 27litres
Talking of American callsigns: Two Aussie...

Talking of American callsigns:

Two Aussie Diggers find themselves in the "Talon" bar at "Camp Victory" at the Baghdad Airport during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
They befriend a couple of American...
Forum: Daily banter 11th February 2022, 05:28 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 71,513
Posted By 27litres
Who do they "hate"?

Who do they "hate"?
Forum: Daily banter 12th December 2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,227
Posted By 27litres
Scrubs Up Alright for a 20 Year Old!

Chauffeur's doesn't scrub up too bad either 😜

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=27486&stc=1&d=1639351710
...
Forum: Daily banter 20th November 2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,180
Posted By 27litres
Is Audi actually fixing the airbags for the B5's...

Is Audi actually fixing the airbags for the B5's etc over there?

Here, we have BMW replacing all E46 airbags, and Mercedes replacing all W202/3 airbags.
As for Audi: "we'll buy your car off you...
Forum: Daily banter 20th November 2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,518
Posted By 27litres
Just checking out The Lairds Australian land holdings!

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=27419&stc=1&d=1637389635

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=27420&stc=1&d=1637390901

Got a horrible suspicion this is...
Forum: Daily banter 10th September 2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 28,930
Posted By 27litres
What's the hall effect sensor and sensor ring on...

What's the hall effect sensor and sensor ring on the Torsen diff for? Not Speedo is it?
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 30th August 2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 17,893
Posted By 27litres
I can remember thinking when fitting an...

I can remember thinking when fitting an aftermarket Clarion to my A4, and again when looking for FLAC solutions (when all you could get was CD and MP3, no USB back then) that aftermarket head unit...
Forum: Daily banter 17th August 2021, 02:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,665
Posted By 27litres
The last two were only a week apart, that's a...

The last two were only a week apart, that's a Binky record 🤣
Forum: Daily banter 16th August 2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,665
Posted By 27litres
:The 10 year MG ZT project! If you put...

:The 10 year MG ZT project!

If you put together a montage, you can watch Richard's hair turning grey :ROFL:
"Get the funk out" :D
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 16th August 2021, 03:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,455
Posted By 27litres
If I remember correctly from my casual reading of...

If I remember correctly from my casual reading of cam chains on 40V engines, there's a different link count between the left and right bank cam timing marks?

Perhaps when replacing the tensioners...
Forum: Owners Meets 16th August 2021, 03:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,750
Posted By 27litres
I thought that was a play on There, Their and...

I thought that was a play on There, Their and They're when I first read it!
Forum: Daily banter 16th August 2021, 02:19 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 28,930
Posted By 27litres
Looks quite different to the FL timing belt...

Looks quite different to the FL timing belt arrangement!
Forum: Daily banter 16th August 2021, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,665
Posted By 27litres
Spoiler Alert - Project Binky

YES!!!!!!
:veryhappy:
:yippee:
:mexicanwave:

BINKY STARTED!!!!!

8 years in the making!
Forum: Daily banter 24th July 2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,213
Posted By 27litres
Greenhouse gas emissions (Carbon) and Ozone...

Greenhouse gas emissions (Carbon) and Ozone depleting chemicals aren't generally linked.
Although airliners are linked with some ozone damage, it is considered trivial.
But airliners are massive...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd June 2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,324
Posted By 27litres
Pre dieselgate I remember VW boasting that they...

Pre dieselgate I remember VW boasting that they were targetting the number one spot for vehicles sales in the world.
With the appalling customer service they consistently display worldwide they'll...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd June 2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
Posted By 27litres
New tyres were required too. So I put the S5...

New tyres were required too.
So I put the S5 rims back on for a change...

Parked at work with my mates Type 2 Kombi and his trainees classic HQ Monaro GTS 350 (both around 1972 vintage).
It was...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd June 2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
Posted By 27litres
Swaybar bushes are looking a bit sad. Any poly...

Swaybar bushes are looking a bit sad.
Any poly ones available for the S8? Powerflex maybe?
Forum: Daily banter 22nd June 2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
Posted By 27litres
This is what dirty, but not rusty, original subframes look like!

I've been reading a lot from MJ on WITW threads where she constantly (it seems) has to deal with rust and seized bolts etc due to road salt during UK winters...
Also, talking cars with my cousin in...
Forum: Daily banter 9th June 2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,213
Posted By 27litres
That sounds like a 50's idea! Make them like...

That sounds like a 50's idea!
Make them like one of the retro futuristic cars from "Fallout" :ROFL:


Also, as most Solar Panel roof installations and EVs produce 240V (or 110V to our American...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 8th June 2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,808
Posted By 27litres
I knew what you meant!

I knew what you meant!
Forum: Daily banter 8th June 2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,213
Posted By 27litres
I was talking to a mate the other day who has a...

I was talking to a mate the other day who has a mate (yeah... a mate of a mate...) who works in an energy mix think tank advisory to the federal opposition (Labor here currently, who are partly in...
Forum: Spotless 16th May 2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,414
Posted By 27litres
This the right stuff Michaela? ...

This the right stuff Michaela?
https://detailingshed.com.au/products/gtechniq-w5-citrus-apc-all-purpose-cleaner?variant=33171756318859
Forum: D2 - Lights 16th May 2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,978
Posted By 27litres
I hope you find them as good as I have! ...

I hope you find them as good as I have!
Hopefully we get good longevity too!
Forum: D2 - Lights 13th May 2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,978
Posted By 27litres
Must have missed that one. I've been trying...

Must have missed that one.

I've been trying out LEDs for a while. They are really hit and miss and are changing all the time.

I've always avoided the cheap and unbranded ones, as you can almost...
Forum: D2 - Lights 13th May 2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,978
Posted By 27litres
I can't say I'm all that concerned with legality,...

I can't say I'm all that concerned with legality, I want to be able to see when reversing in the dark!

The last cat I had that actually threw a decent amount of light behind it was my first car!
Forum: D2 - Lights 13th May 2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,978
Posted By 27litres
Finally! Reverse lights that actually work!

I've finally found a pair of LED bulbs for the S8's reversing lights that live up to the "super bright" name.
They throw enough light backwards that I can actually see to reverse in the dark.

For...
Forum: Daily banter 11th May 2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,776
Posted By 27litres
You made me go and check that out! My mind's eye...

You made me go and check that out! My mind's eye had thought it was a 5 series (and I recall wondering at the time why wasn't it a M5!). Glad I was wrong, it all makes a but more sense now!
Forum: Daily banter 10th May 2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,531
Posted By 27litres
Ooh... N gauge is a bit small. But...

Ooh... N gauge is a bit small.
But miniaturisation of electronics and bigger brands adding finer details has made them a lot more practical.

HO/OO always seemed the most practical for in-house or...
Forum: Daily banter 10th May 2021, 05:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,450
Posted By 27litres
My mate has an RS3 (and had an APR stage 1 Golf...

My mate has an RS3 (and had an APR stage 1 Golf VI GTI before it), and whenever it is my turn to drive to an event (we're TCR, SV5000 and Historic racing regulars), he always sits in the back (at...
Forum: Daily banter 10th May 2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,531
Posted By 27litres
My Dad always dreamt of building a model railway...

My Dad always dreamt of building a model railway in a large shed, but never realised it - he needed a lot of room as he did model 1/2" to the foot for some strange reason!
Ray, please realise what...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 9th May 2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 52,895
Posted By 27litres
When do you need heat in Queensland Mike :ROFL:

When do you need heat in Queensland Mike :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Everything else 9th May 2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,084
Posted By 27litres
So where is the lithium ion battery in the D5? ...

So where is the lithium ion battery in the D5?
And how much weight does that magnesium cross bar actually save that meant aluminium was insufficient for the job!

As for the ultra high tensile...
Forum: Daily banter 9th May 2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,531
Posted By 27litres
Makes sense to me Ray, as that's how the control...

Makes sense to me Ray, as that's how the control works on our older train fleet with DC traction motors:
- Shunt (a high amp starting current to get the motor past the friction point (starting...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 9th May 2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,973
Posted By 27litres
If you haven't chucked those cracked ones away...

If you haven't chucked those cracked ones away Michaela, do you have a tame plastic welder?
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 9th May 2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,897
Posted By 27litres
Check and replace the snub mount while you're...

Check and replace the snub mount while you're there too.
Otherwise very difficult, next to impossible, access to it.
Snub mounts are often separated and need shims to reduce tension on the mount.
Forum: Daily banter 9th May 2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 76,326
Posted By 27litres
After purchasing the FL1 valance (which was...

After purchasing the FL1 valance (which was supposed to be FL2 and therefore of no use to me) I had my original valance repaired by a local plastic welder.
Mine had cracked down the join flange area...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 7th May 2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,799
Posted By 27litres
There also used to be metal rose jointed ones on...

There also used to be metal rose jointed ones on eBay from Poland or somewhere.
A bit difficult to install due to the metal licking pin, but work well.

I don't know a part number, but I believe...
Forum: Daily banter 7th May 2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,776
Posted By 27litres
I used to be a Holden Commodore man. I owned...

I used to be a Holden Commodore man.
I owned four through the 90's and 2000's. Three of them were V8's.
Then one day my mate showed me some adds on the Carsales site for Audi A4's. They were...
Forum: Daily banter 4th April 2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 57,111
Posted By 27litres
I'm devastated to hear this, and I'm sorry to...

I'm devastated to hear this, and I'm sorry to everyone that I haven't come across this thread before now.

Ray, I'm sorry your words are no longer the last, but I have to pay my own respects to...
Forum: Daily banter 27th February 2021, 01:34 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 28,567
Posted By 27litres
I took a look at FCPEuro and ECS tuning after...

I took a look at FCPEuro and ECS tuning after reading the problems with this.
FCP have it on pandemic back order with no estimated date, but ECS are showing an estimated availability date of March...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 26th February 2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 22,271
Posted By 27litres
It could very well be that the battery is faulty,...

It could very well be that the battery is faulty, but any modern smart charger requires a certain amount of electrical resistance and voltage feedback to initiate a charge.
Which in English means...
Forum: Daily banter 26th February 2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 23,963
Posted By 27litres
Nice wheels :D Would 19's fit?

Nice wheels :D
Would 19's fit?
Forum: Daily banter 12th January 2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 34,835
Posted By 27litres
Well, if I come across any D2's getting wrecked...

Well, if I come across any D2's getting wrecked (broken?) here, I'll grab the subframes and get a freight quote!
Though I'm still yet to get a freight quote for Neil for the front valance, which I...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 11th January 2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 82,390
Posted By 27litres
At least with the "small fire" you simultaneously...

At least with the "small fire" you simultaneously heated all 6 bolts on the driveshaft flange +++ :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Everything else 9th January 2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 82,390
Posted By 27litres
Aaah... I've got that in my head now! Thanks...

Aaah... I've got that in my head now! Thanks Mike!!

I've come to the realisation that it's so much easier to take the whole radiator support off the car for access. This video confirmed it.
When...
Forum: Daily banter 4th September 2020, 02:27 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 77,839
Posted By 27litres
Surely only GM (Holden) are silly enough to use...

Surely only GM (Holden) are silly enough to use switches in that manner!
My first car was a Holden VB Commodore (GM Opel Rekord/Senator hybrid bodyshell, thus the Opel type naval nomenclature),...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd September 2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,836
Posted By 27litres
Close! A Bel Air. Which is pretty much an...

Close!
A Bel Air.

Which is pretty much an upmarket Impala anyway!
Bel Air's only had two taillights in the US, whereas the Impala's had three.
This one is an Australian delivered car with Right...
Forum: Daily banter 29th August 2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,836
Posted By 27litres
Gum trees are famous for dropping branches. ...

Gum trees are famous for dropping branches.
They usually do it on still hot days without warning.
One of the lessons taught to Scouts when they go out camping is never pitch your tent under a gum...
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