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Forum: Daily banter 6th July 2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By ulfilias
Blood Sacrifice ???

Hi There,

Just did the front brake pads on my D3 A8. I've done a lot of pads and discs and probably did them on this some years back, but it's been a while.

The Drivers side was really awkward...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 28th June 2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,768
Posted By ulfilias
ABS / Christmas Dashboard Lights!

Hi There,

After doing some good long trips, had an error pop up on the weekend away.

Beep ! P all sorts of lights flashing, party mode engaged :ROFL:

Car drove fine. Stopped at some point....
Forum: Daily banter 9th June 2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 701
Posted By ulfilias
Euro trip in 2005 D3

Hey there,

Just returned from a Euro trip 1463.1 miles from Peterborough to Leipzig in Germany and back. Dover - Dunkirk route and done in two days each way.

24.5mpg, 54mph average speed and...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 19th May 2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 71,792
Posted By ulfilias
WHAT a lot of weather last night.....drive to...

WHAT a lot of weather last night.....drive to work was on the drippy side!

I'd tried rodding the sunroof drains a little while back and i do it ocasionally, but it had gotten to THAT point!
...
Forum: D3 - Lights 12th May 2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,885
Posted By ulfilias
D2S Bulb ???

Hi There,

Got a bulb out warning light. WHOOP

Drivers side, so airbox out, i'm missing a wheel arch cover and it was gritty so bit of cleaning, and managed to pop the projector beam bulb.
...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th May 2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,706
Posted By ulfilias
Bit of an OLD thread here. Fixed some years back....

Bit of an OLD thread here. Fixed some years back. Was an issue with the "coolant" lines, a bit of a BODGE job by the MEH installer, which are used to by the vaporiser to convert the LPG liquid into a...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 19th April 2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,706
Posted By ulfilias
This "misfire" issue was just how it presented in...

This "misfire" issue was just how it presented in VAGCOM, mainly on the LPG fuel side of things and caused me to go right through the engine tracking and trying things.

The 4.2 petrol V8 is quite...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 14th April 2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,795
Posted By ulfilias
Must admit I'm expecting my next car will be a...

Must admit I'm expecting my next car will be a Tesla, I'll prob go SH model S as an infill as i've got the Cybertruck on deposit from some years back!

Tempting and a decent price, but i'm waiting...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 14th February 2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,797
Posted By ulfilias
And *SOMEONE* tried, maybe successfully to flip...

And *SOMEONE* tried, maybe successfully to flip it on ebay, only not really mentioning half of the information :tuttut:
...
Forum: Daily banter 27th January 2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,919
Posted By ulfilias
I do wonder about the Economy factor.....And IF...

I do wonder about the Economy factor.....And IF Super is now far more worthwhile???

Better octane and less Ethanol, for a few pence more a litre - I'm sure someone could do the maths and it...
Forum: Daily banter 27th January 2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,769
Posted By ulfilias
I'm TERRIBLE at selling things....I tend to find...

I'm TERRIBLE at selling things....I tend to find it a lot of hassle for not much reward. Here's a history:

Mini - A racing green and white cooper-esq thing. It had mostly been replaced and...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 25th January 2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,797
Posted By ulfilias
Not played with a D3 S8. I run a 4.2 v8...

Not played with a D3 S8.

I run a 4.2 v8 petrol sport D3 and have done for ~3 years. It's the more luxury feeling, certainly newer tech and is a comfy motorway cruiser.

I had a D2 FL S8 for 3-4...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th January 2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,797
Posted By ulfilias
I can see you having a fair bit of trouble with...

I can see you having a fair bit of trouble with the ebay advert.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/185257936976?hash=item2b223bc850:g:ZM4AAOSwGQJh4u~i

You do mention the damage grill, but often people...
Forum: Daily banter 16th December 2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,667
Posted By ulfilias
Loving the thought put in here. The 8s are big,...

Loving the thought put in here. The 8s are big, but that low weight aluminium base helps in terms of weight and longevity and them being huge is a big bonus.

I'd be tempted to put a stack in the...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th December 2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 66,163
Posted By ulfilias
Liking that USB audio filter.....i get some USB...

Liking that USB audio filter.....i get some USB hums and pops in my cinema from having PI plugged in for controlling a bass DSP and it may help!

Loving the Head Unit mod!
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 15th December 2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,628
Posted By ulfilias
Got my local mechanic to do this, he'd seen the...

Got my local mechanic to do this, he'd seen the video and had a pretty reasonable idea of things. Certainly wasn't a couple of hours, though maybe if you do the job regularly you know short cuts and...
Forum: Daily banter 9th December 2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,683
Posted By ulfilias
Second hand market is silly at the moment. WAAAAY...

Second hand market is silly at the moment. WAAAAY over priced on everything for general junk!

Next door is a prestige 2nd had car seller and THEY'VE been having real trouble getting decent stock....
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 18th November 2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,628
Posted By ulfilias
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZXOry89y7A ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZXOry89y7A

Has the job and a "quick" way to do it. Though that is on a US car so, that may be a factor.

Seems the official way involves dropping the gearbox!!!...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 18th November 2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,628
Posted By ulfilias
Oil Cooler - Coolant leak

Hi There,

Noticed a bit of a big puddle at the front of the D3 4.2 Petrol V8 this morning. Topped up the coolant, which i'd done the day previous and popped it over to my local friendly mechanic!...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 4th October 2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,520
Posted By ulfilias
FE's have a tendency to have big wheels and odd...

FE's have a tendency to have big wheels and odd interior colours.

Most later models seem to get advertised with the FE moniker which often makes us all laugh. Dealer marketing babble basically.
...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th September 2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,038
Posted By ulfilias
Indeed. I bought off the back of the EPB one and...

Indeed. I bought off the back of the EPB one and well that's now had a fair amount of time and has been surprisingly good. The pump when it goes just seems to give a terrible bumpy ride on mine, so i...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 28th September 2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,038
Posted By ulfilias
Oh Sorry. It came through a few weeks back, but i...

Oh Sorry. It came through a few weeks back, but i didn't really want to post until fitted and tested - Also this is still initial thoughts rather than a year or two down the line - They look solid...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 28th September 2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,038
Posted By ulfilias
Ebay Suspension Air pump

Hi there,

Over the years i've played with the suspension air pump a few times. Got a bagpipe any kit early on and got a good 2-3 years from it - so this route is still recommended if you have an...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 14th September 2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 20,748
Posted By ulfilias
Not sure what the used car market is like in NI...

Not sure what the used car market is like in NI at the moment, but the UK has gone pretty silly. I think if the car was here it would sell quite reasonably!

Agree with fixing the irksome bits...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 16th August 2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,042
Posted By ulfilias
On a D3 the MMI is part of the whole...

On a D3 the MMI is part of the whole system......I've just been through a MMI 2G High issue on mine and when the MMI is knocked out you can't even change the time, the suspension settings and quite a...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 10th August 2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,019
Posted By ulfilias
Now is a GOOD time to sell. But it is a TERRIBLE...

Now is a GOOD time to sell. But it is a TERRIBLE time to buy.

Prices are probably 25% up due to the current market and even budget spec cars are flying, so a lot of people are chancing their arms...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 5th August 2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,696
Posted By ulfilias
The Head Unit 07 in VCDS is in two parts...

The Head Unit 07 in VCDS is in two parts basically, the module behind the glovebox (4E0 907 468 A) and the buttons (4E2 919 610 B) in the centre console. BOTH need to work for the MMI to show.
...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 5th August 2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,696
Posted By ulfilias
Last night, on a roll i read the eeprom from the...

Last night, on a roll i read the eeprom from the "new" unit and managed to get that to verify as identical a few times, so saved it. Just because!

Then I WROTE my HU firmware over it, read it back...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 4th August 2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,696
Posted By ulfilias
Oh my problem is fixed.....The buttons did that! ...

Oh my problem is fixed.....The buttons did that!

I've JUST managed to read the working firmware off my non CP working unit. Finding the right software/drivers for the programmer takes some doing...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 4th August 2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,004
Posted By ulfilias
Turns out it *WAS* the buttons!!!! ...

Turns out it *WAS* the buttons!!!!

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=16367

I just updated there.....But if you disconnect the mmi buttons, the whole system goes down, rather than it...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 4th August 2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,696
Posted By ulfilias
Well.....My issue was the buttons. Changed those...

Well.....My issue was the buttons. Changed those and my MMI sprung back into life :D

However since i had the "new" head unit, i though i'd pop it in.....And well no music, speaker icon with a line...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 4th August 2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,209
Posted By ulfilias
I caved.....I bought a second hand set of buttons...

I caved.....I bought a second hand set of buttons off ebay and BINGO!

The MMI popped up and worked PERFECTLY

I could see 07 control head in VCDS and ODB11 auto-coded everything back as working!...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 2nd August 2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,209
Posted By ulfilias
MMI opens then closes!

Hi There,

I've been really going through the wars with the MMI not working. I've TRIED lots (Gateway, Head unit) but I'm wondering about the buttons as they are the part that got water on!

Can...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 29th July 2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,004
Posted By ulfilias
"New" head unit turned up today. Plugged in...

"New" head unit turned up today.

Plugged in and it shows the Suspension Set-up for about 15 seconds and then drops down again.

So tried gateway, tried head unit, tried various MOST bus test...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 28th July 2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,926
Posted By ulfilias
Ah.....The joys of Battery Coding. My old...

Ah.....The joys of Battery Coding.

My old one was

4E0 915 105 A von VA0 1501170013

I found info here
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?p=152240...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 23rd July 2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,696
Posted By ulfilias
Hi There, I'm *STRUGGLING* with my MMI as...

Hi There,

I'm *STRUGGLING* with my MMI as per http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=16341

I thought it was the gateway, coding or some such, but it has taken me down QUITE a rabbit hole....
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 23rd July 2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,004
Posted By ulfilias
New gateway tried Didn't work. Tried various...

New gateway tried

Didn't work. Tried various combos and such, but no joy. Initially it was worse with the screen popping up blank. Got it back to the pop up for 5 secs with the traffic info...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 20th July 2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,004
Posted By ulfilias
4E0907468E - Ordered from A8 parts on ebay - 13...

4E0907468E - Ordered from A8 parts on ebay - 13 i "CAN" live with :ROFL:

Mine was a 468A can't seem to find much on the E vs A thing - Though a camera retrofit here did mention a H version and a...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 20th July 2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,004
Posted By ulfilias
I mostly get to do 10-15 mins here and there at...

I mostly get to do 10-15 mins here and there at work whilst running a manufacturing business. I needed the car in a drivable state for the weekend as doing 250miles and wanting the aircon!

I also...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th July 2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,004
Posted By ulfilias
OK......In reading about BT phone retrofit -...

OK......In reading about BT phone retrofit - http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=908&page=6

There was mention of removing the door trim/kickplate on the passengers side, pull the carpet...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th July 2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,004
Posted By ulfilias
I tried pulling the battery for a while. I now...

I tried pulling the battery for a while. I now have an incorrect clock and date. Surprising how you miss the settings options!

Despite the VCDS MOST test returning everything fine on both optical...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 14th July 2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,004
Posted By ulfilias
So far NOTHING i've done has made any difference,...

So far NOTHING i've done has made any difference, doing a search on the MMI and issues brought a few interesting bits.
...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 13th July 2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,004
Posted By ulfilias
Tried the old CD player. Needed to swap a...

Tried the old CD player. Needed to swap a connector to get it back in, but no REAL joy.

I can now do the optical scan thing and get all OK on Electrical and Optical.....but the can gateway is...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 13th July 2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,004
Posted By ulfilias
MCS - Yeah....There's obviously something coding...

MCS - Yeah....There's obviously something coding that's still wrong.

I popped the MMI buttons out yesterday. Surprisingly easy actually. One screw under under the ashtray, takes that part out and...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 12th July 2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,004
Posted By ulfilias
Can Gateway 0019 mistake - coding

Hi There,

On Friday there were BIBLICAL rains in Peterborough. I drove home, parked up, dashed for the house door and that was in.

Saturday we went for a drive on going round one of the estate...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 11th June 2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,926
Posted By ulfilias
Swapping it over was pretty easy. I hooked up a...

Swapping it over was pretty easy. I hooked up a charger while i did it as with the -ve post it's pretty easy to do!

Guess i need to have a look at coding it next week. I've not got my lap top with...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 10th June 2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,926
Posted By ulfilias
Caved....bought the Tanya battery one. 105 all...

Caved....bought the Tanya battery one. 105 all in with delivery tomorrow!

Varta H3 100Ah and 830A


I'll probably keep the Amazon order open and see. It'd be useful for the Jeep and better...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 3rd June 2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,926
Posted By ulfilias
Still pending arrival.....at AMAZON.....I'm...

Still pending arrival.....at AMAZON.....I'm starting to feel the batteries are fictitious, well at THAT price anyway

:(
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 27th May 2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,926
Posted By ulfilias
My battery. Gerroff +++

My battery. Gerroff +++
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 27th May 2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,926
Posted By ulfilias
*YOINK* That's nice and easy with free...

*YOINK*

That's nice and easy with free delivery via Prime :D
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