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Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd December 2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 48,022
Posted By woodpoleman
Thanks MJ that's great. I'll speak to my garage...

Thanks MJ that's great. I'll speak to my garage and get back to you. Obviously not much gonna happen until after the holidays. Have a good one yourself Peter
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd December 2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 48,022
Posted By woodpoleman
Hi MJ. Just read through the complete thread...

Hi MJ. Just read through the complete thread having just encountered the same problem. My indy garage has been trying to obtain replacements but clearly they don't exist and AT say they don't ship to...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 8th January 2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,075
Posted By woodpoleman
Thanks Lee for the in depth master class pity...

Thanks Lee for the in depth master class pity those who took my money couldn't think beyond "computer says no"! Unfortunately at the time I didn't know enough to challenge their diagnosis but could...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 6th January 2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,075
Posted By woodpoleman
Thanks. Scanned multiple times by...

Thanks.

Scanned multiple times by Enthusiasts, garages and Audi who even sent scan data to Germany, never picked up anything. Didn't stop the Entry & Start Authorisation (J518), Ignition Switch,...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 3rd January 2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,075
Posted By woodpoleman
Thumbs up Thank you and everybody else who has offered...

Thank you and everybody else who has offered suggestions and help. I hope the other guys with a similar fault get theirs fixed also.
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 3rd January 2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,075
Posted By woodpoleman
Absolutely unbelievable!!! Car is now fixed. ...

Absolutely unbelievable!!! Car is now fixed.

It has taken 3 different garages (Audi main dealer 3 visits) plus 2 auto electricians 20 months to do what 30 years ago a car mechanic would have done...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 15th December 2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,075
Posted By woodpoleman
Thanks I've fed this to my garage hope this is...

Thanks I've fed this to my garage hope this is the answer. Much appreciated.
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 11th December 2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,075
Posted By woodpoleman
No not yet fixed. Car gave up the ghost...

No not yet fixed.

Car gave up the ghost completely and was transported to local Audi. Didn't show anything on diagnostics, which was sent to Germany but still no joy. For no apparent reason...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 31st August 2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,075
Posted By woodpoleman
Here we are again not yet fixed despite all the...

Here we are again not yet fixed despite all the (false) hopes.

To recap replaced Entry & Start Authorisation (J518), Ignition Switch plus battery and recode (Audi refused to recode J518 because...
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 30th August 2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,117
Posted By woodpoleman
Just wrote e reply and lost it so here goes...

Just wrote e reply and lost it so here goes again.

Car is a D2 and left is nearside (if you drive on the left). I've attached a couple of pics one dry the other when engine up to temp. I'm...
Forum: A8 / S8 Generic Posts 14th August 2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,117
Posted By woodpoleman
Radiator Leaking from Rubber Bung?

I have a radiator leak that is coming from what looks to be a rubber bung located underneath the left side (passenger side) of the radiator that is nearest the engine. It only leaks when at pressure...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 23rd January 2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,075
Posted By woodpoleman
I had an A6 that knocked out 3 batteries in about...

I had an A6 that knocked out 3 batteries in about 5 years. There was a constant low power drain on the battery but Audi never found out what caused it. Don't now know if this is something similar...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 23rd January 2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,075
Posted By woodpoleman
Just one last thought. Before changing the...

Just one last thought. Before changing the relays check your alternator output, battery condition and if a no start try jump leads. After enjoying the euphoria of stopping and starting with...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 17th January 2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,075
Posted By woodpoleman
Hi Mathew, You have the correct relay i.e....

Hi Mathew,

You have the correct relay i.e. grey 370. Mine showed no pitting of the contacts just some heat discolouration at the base of the large high voltage pins. For the sake of 14.75 + vat...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 11th January 2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,075
Posted By woodpoleman
Relays are behind panel in front of drivers knees...

Relays are behind panel in front of drivers knees no need to remove it just take out screws at top and side then prise forward from the top. I've attached the drawings for removing the trim and...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 11th January 2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,075
Posted By woodpoleman
Can't say for sure yet only had the car back a...

Can't say for sure yet only had the car back a couple of days. First short journey stopped and started three times no problem. Biggest change is that, once glow plug light has gone out, there is no...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 11th January 2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,075
Posted By woodpoleman
Just to add - here's a couple of pictures, at the...

Just to add - here's a couple of pictures, at the base of the large terminals of 370 it shows there's been some heat.
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 11th January 2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,075
Posted By woodpoleman
At 18.00 certainly a cheaper test than an...

At 18.00 certainly a cheaper test than an alternator, starter motor, comfort ecu, ignition switch, battery, coding and labour!!!
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 10th January 2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,075
Posted By woodpoleman
Sounds very similar. I think the problem was...

Sounds very similar. I think the problem was J329 but the garage changed the others because I had installed a couple of used 381's. I had a job tracking down which relay/s was/were the problem.
...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 10th January 2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,075
Posted By woodpoleman
After 7 months we at last have a fix and the...

After 7 months we at last have a fix and the Egertons Breakdown guy was right - starter relay! I took the car to QRS Auto Service, Tattenhall for a service and (hopefully) a fix (my first visit and...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 26th November 2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,075
Posted By woodpoleman
Thanks again Ray. I'm puzzled why it only ever...

Thanks again Ray. I'm puzzled why it only ever happens during short hops around town and not on long runs at service stops. Also why it clears itself after a period of time.
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 24th November 2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,075
Posted By woodpoleman
Thanks I'd considered that after posting last...

Thanks I'd considered that after posting last night. Battery is new so it may be somewhere in between. I'll start at the terminals.
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 23rd November 2016, 11:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,075
Posted By woodpoleman
Thanks Ray for the scan it was good to meet you...

Thanks Ray for the scan it was good to meet you and most appreciated. I've attached the first scan result and after clearing all faults the second scan result. I hope I've mastered the art and they...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 6th November 2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,075
Posted By woodpoleman
Thanks to everyone for their interest and advice...

Thanks to everyone for their interest and advice which has been appreciated. I'm getting a scan this week and will let you know how it goes.
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 6th November 2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,075
Posted By woodpoleman
Thanks for the steer. Never happens on a long...

Thanks for the steer. Never happens on a long run only 2 or 3 short stops and starts around town. Ray is going to sort me out with a scan this week. Thank you to everybody for their interest I'll...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 6th November 2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,075
Posted By woodpoleman
Ray is able to help but thanks John the offer is...

Ray is able to help but thanks John the offer is much appreciated.
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 6th November 2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,075
Posted By woodpoleman
Thanks for the offer to scan. I'm very happy to...

Thanks for the offer to scan. I'm very happy to come to you. Let me know when's convenient. Thanks again most appreciated.
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 2nd November 2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,075
Posted By woodpoleman
Thanks for the reply but I don't have VCDS...

Thanks for the reply but I don't have VCDS information. My garage uses a third party for in depth diagnostics who wants to extract all fault codes for subsequent analysis. Sorry I can't be clearer...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 2nd November 2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,075
Posted By woodpoleman
D3 Intermittent Start Fault

I have a 2005 D3 3.0 TDI Quattro with an intermittent fault since May. Car will start but sometimes there's a lag between turning the key and starter kicking in and when out and about after a couple...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 26th June 2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,558
Posted By woodpoleman
For sale vas 5051

For sale VAS 5051 Diagnostic Tester with OBD Cable, Printer, Printer Cables and a full set of discs for all Audi, Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda Models up to 2008. It runs on Windows 95 and the screen...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 2nd October 2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,960
Posted By woodpoleman
Thanks for the tips. I don't have an ami, do...

Thanks for the tips. I don't have an ami, do have the 3 cd set and will definitely try the "rens creaner".
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 1st October 2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,960
Posted By woodpoleman
Unhappy Mmi upgrade goes pear shaped

Using an internet acquired set of upgrade disks to take the MMI software from 2120 to 5570 I got the "Drive error! MetaInfo cannot be analysed!" message. I sent the disks back and bought the Audi set...
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