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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st February 2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,018
Posted By Sir WIll
That's stunning, love the colour and the gearbox...

That's stunning, love the colour and the gearbox has been done +++

It's a shame you are so far away...no wait you are in the same town...

MUST RESIST!
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th February 2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,400
Posted By Sir WIll
Indeed a small headache! I keep the 12v...

Indeed a small headache!

I keep the 12v Cigarette Charger now in the A2 for future use in case I need it again.

S8 now fully washed, cleaned and polished. Then of course it has been taken for...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th February 2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,400
Posted By Sir WIll
Resolved. Used a cigarette to cigarette...

Resolved.

Used a cigarette to cigarette charger, gave more than enough juice to use the central locking. 12 only and a very handy item to have in the garage.

It's called a Bluecol 12v Digital...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 16th February 2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,400
Posted By Sir WIll
I read all the posts and may try the fuse box...

I read all the posts and may try the fuse box option with a jump pack.

The boot lock just spins also with all my keys, suspect that's not right either!

May just buy a Booster/ Jump pack to go...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 16th February 2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,400
Posted By Sir WIll
I am having a beer to help solve the problem.

I am having a beer to help solve the problem.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 16th February 2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,400
Posted By Sir WIll
Tonights D2 Riddle

Car is in my garage, the battery is flat / dead and boot lock does not open with the key.

How on earth am I supposed to jump start the car?

:rolleyes:
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 2nd February 2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,532
Posted By Sir WIll
Just had my cambelt done and insisted on OE parts...

Just had my cambelt done and insisted on OE parts to be used.

Car has just passed 190,000 and the last cambelt was 4 years and 40,000 miles ago. The main reason I had it done was the thermostat...
Forum: Daily banter 29th January 2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,102
Posted By Sir WIll
Garage could do with a tidy +++

Garage could do with a tidy +++
Forum: Daily banter 21st January 2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,919
Posted By Sir WIll
The D3 was a great car and had much better Sat...

The D3 was a great car and had much better Sat Nav/ Stereo etc but it felt detached to drive compared to the D2.

Not much in it performance wise but felt a bigger car also.

I personally much...
Forum: Daily banter 21st January 2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,919
Posted By Sir WIll
Model and year: D2 S8 2002 Previous owners: 3 ...

Model and year: D2 S8 2002
Previous owners: 3
Mileage when acquired: 172k
Current mileage: 191k
Length of ownership: 26 months
Interesting features: LPG, previously owned by Duffy and the...
Forum: Daily banter 14th January 2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,228
Posted By Sir WIll
Dull but reliable and decent transport +++

Dull but reliable and decent transport +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 7th January 2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,451
Posted By Sir WIll
Ah I apologise its back up near 6k again, not...

Ah I apologise its back up near 6k again, not sure why he has put the price up again, interesting.

I am always in the mind as there are so few decent D2 S8s around you need to travel. Mine was...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 7th January 2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,451
Posted By Sir WIll
I must admit I read you spent 400 on an RAC...

I must admit I read you spent 400 on an RAC inspection and think that's just madness on a 5k car.

Only thing with an D2 is gearbox or cambelt, if you want it inspected just pay for an...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 26th December 2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,871
Posted By Sir WIll
All fixed +++ Spent some time under the...

All fixed +++

Spent some time under the bonnet checking all the wires and connectors and it was a broken wire that was going into the Reducer/ Vaporiser. It looks like it linked to a solenoid...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 23rd December 2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,871
Posted By Sir WIll
S8 D2 OMVL LPG Question

So the car has just been fully serviced, MOT'd and a complete and full cambelt change done.

Though today I have noticed a strange problem with the LPG (was working perfectly).
...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 23rd December 2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,791
Posted By Sir WIll
My S8 came with a 3k Mackies receipt and was one...

My S8 came with a 3k Mackies receipt and was one of the main reason I bought the car. Well that and it was lovely +++

More out of interest than anything has anyone ever put a different Auto into...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd December 2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Q2
Views: 4,166
Posted By Sir WIll
Fashion item transport

Fashion item transport
Forum: Daily banter 15th December 2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,736
Posted By Sir WIll
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/picture.php?albumid=64&...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/picture.php?albumid=64&pictureid=792
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 15th December 2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,920
Posted By Sir WIll
In fact the A2 decided out of sympathy to have...

In fact the A2 decided out of sympathy to have coolant problems also, a brittle and broken little plastic Y pipe spitting the coolant all over the place.

I had Synchronised red coolant warnings on...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 15th December 2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,920
Posted By Sir WIll
Its in the specialists today and yes indeed we...

Its in the specialists today and yes indeed we have a stuck Thermostat.

So time for its third Cambelt change with all the toys in its life.

Was quoted 780 which in fact is reasonable...
Forum: Daily banter 6th December 2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,368
Posted By Sir WIll
I hear your pain. I always worry about the...

I hear your pain.

I always worry about the D2 parking it mainly due to utter morons who also use the car park.

My solution is the A2 for the little journeys and shopping etc, great car and...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 4th December 2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,920
Posted By Sir WIll
Trouble is what would you genuinely replace a D2...

Trouble is what would you genuinely replace a D2 S8 with?

The D3 is a wonderful car but a different beast, Porsche 928 was always tempting but now they are silly money.

Quattroporte?

Or...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 3rd December 2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,920
Posted By Sir WIll
Yeah but then I look at the car and drive it and...

Yeah but then I look at the car and drive it and realise how special it still is.

Plus being a D2 S8 its my duty to keep such an important car perfect and one the road.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 3rd December 2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,920
Posted By Sir WIll
The old girl is hot!

MOT and service done last week.

Driving today the old temp gauge was going up and up and up!

Damn!

A small coolant leak, top hose warm for the radiator but car engine does not seem that hot....
Forum: Daily banter 25th November 2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,099
Posted By Sir WIll
Love my little A2 its the perfect runabout and...

Love my little A2 its the perfect runabout and compliments the D2 superbly.

Mine is a 1.6 and its been fine, 40+ mpg on a run and a great car. In fact its really good to drive and even today...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 23rd November 2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,657
Posted By Sir WIll
Love my A2 +++ One of the best small cars...

Love my A2 +++

One of the best small cars ever made and a simply brilliant runabout +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 15th November 2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,879
Posted By Sir WIll
Lovely car at a damn decent price +++ I have...

Lovely car at a damn decent price +++

I have no need for it but would love to add it to the collection, same colour as the A2 so it would match +++
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 22nd October 2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,818
Posted By Sir WIll
Perfect, thank you chaps +++ Section saved...

Perfect, thank you chaps +++

Section saved and printed out ready for a little work on the old girl over an upcoming weekend.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 20th October 2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,818
Posted By Sir WIll
Now its been a few years since I replaced one but...

Now its been a few years since I replaced one but it should be straight forward enough.

Is the current wisdom to use a little sealant on one or both or the surfaces or just rely on cleaning it...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 20th October 2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,818
Posted By Sir WIll
Thank you kind sir +++

Thank you kind sir +++
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 19th October 2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,818
Posted By Sir WIll
A few winter jobs on the old girl

Well the MOT is done and the old girl has been serviced again for another year by the local specialist.

A couple of small jobs need doing that I want to do to keep the car perfect.

The Cam...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th August 2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,928
Posted By Sir WIll
Fixed it! Removed the wheel and found one of...

Fixed it!

Removed the wheel and found one of the plastic protection parts had lost a nut and dropped onto the driveshaft. This is the one that is on the inner wheel arch just above the lower...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st August 2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,928
Posted By Sir WIll
Was my initial thought but I have no play in it,...

Was my initial thought but I have no play in it, plus do they not normally grumble and groan?
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st August 2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,928
Posted By Sir WIll
Ticking when driving along

A strange one this that I need your help on.

When driving I can hear a ticking noise from the front drivers side. Its a tick/ click that matches the wheel speed as I drive along.

About 40 mph...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 22nd July 2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,116
Posted By Sir WIll
Ah interesting +++ Well the good old P38...

Ah interesting +++

Well the good old P38 Range Rover spares could help with those also.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 22nd July 2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,116
Posted By Sir WIll
Confirmed all fits perfectly and it is the exact...

Confirmed all fits perfectly and it is the exact same Hella part.

10 minute job to change over and no more lean bank engine fault code +++
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 18th July 2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,116
Posted By Sir WIll
Intake Manifold - Hella Vac Pod

Here is an interesting one.

I was replacing those little links on the D2 S8 and noticed the plastic part on top of the Hella Vacuum pod had broken.

Now, you can but them as part of a kit from...
Forum: Daily banter 17th July 2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,487
Posted By Sir WIll
Yeah I just mowed the lawn....

Yeah I just mowed the lawn....
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 3rd July 2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,922
Posted By Sir WIll
I have no need for another A8 but that's damn...

I have no need for another A8 but that's damn good value.

One hell of a lot of car for so little money!
Forum: A2 8Z 9th June 2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 22,378
Posted By Sir WIll
Concert Head Unit

Quick question that someone may be able to help.

The A2 is 2004 with a Concert II CD Head unit, I need to take it out to do the buttons (Soft paint problem!) and connect up an interface to it.
...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 6th June 2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,456
Posted By Sir WIll
Worked this one out now, looks like one section...

Worked this one out now, looks like one section has started to pull out the other near the centre.

The sleeve and clamp that was holding it clearly is failing hence the sound.

Nothing blown or...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 29th May 2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,456
Posted By Sir WIll
S8 Exhaust News

The exhaust in the old girl is all original and was ok if not a little tired round the edges.

After a blast full bore down a local dual carriageway I pulled off the slip road and my word there was...
Forum: Daily banter 26th May 2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,438
Posted By Sir WIll
Genuinely sorry to hear that you have been dealt...

Genuinely sorry to hear that you have been dealt a bad hand in life recently Guy.

I can say to all that read this that my S8 has always been expertly looked after by your good self. It's now a...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 27th February 2016, 10:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,248
Posted By Sir WIll
It lives again +++ Far faaaar to much effort...

It lives again +++

Far faaaar to much effort but new plug back in, new coil pack and running again. I also have a large collection of helicoil tools now! In short spend good money on good tools to...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd February 2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 37,418
Posted By Sir WIll
Talbot Rancho? ...

Talbot Rancho?

http://www.picautos.com/images/talbot-matra-rancho-09.jpg
Forum: Daily banter 21st February 2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,910
Posted By Sir WIll
Another A2 +++ Its the perfect balance to...

Another A2 +++

Its the perfect balance to the D2 I find.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/picture.php?albumid=64&pictureid=796
Forum: D3 - Transmission 7th February 2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 24,694
Posted By Sir WIll
Guy is based near Marlborough and highly...

Guy is based near Marlborough and highly recommended +++
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 7th February 2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,954
Posted By Sir WIll
That's what is know in technical terms as...

That's what is know in technical terms as "Proper" +++
Forum: Daily banter 6th February 2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,676
Posted By Sir WIll
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/picture.php?albumid=64&...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/picture.php?albumid=64&pictureid=797
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/picture.php?albumid=64&pictureid=798
Forum: Daily banter 5th February 2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,676
Posted By Sir WIll
New Runabout News

The S8 D2 is the best car in the world but I needed a little runabout also to compliment it.

Only one option really..

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/picture.php?albumid=64&pictureid=796
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