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Forum: D2 - Interior 23rd May 2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By strummagnet
Maybe there is some mileage (:)) in searching for...

Maybe there is some mileage (:)) in searching for a UK manufacturer of carpets and mats for the D2 range of cars? Pretty sure there would be enough 'templates' available for this?

Somebody like...
Forum: D2 - Interior 23rd May 2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By strummagnet
And there was me thinking they came from the good...

And there was me thinking they came from the good old U S of A. Best avoid then.:o
Forum: D2 - Interior 22nd May 2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By strummagnet
Have you thought about these?...

Have you thought about these? https://www.diamondcarmats.com/
Forum: Daily banter 22nd May 2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,423
Posted By strummagnet
Item 27? How biiiiiiig is this list??:)

Item 27? How biiiiiiig is this list??:)
Forum: Daily banter 16th May 2022, 10:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,423
Posted By strummagnet
Could it be that on a prior service someone just...

Could it be that on a prior service someone just wrenched on it a bit and 'broke the seal'. I remember noticing my connector on my 2.8 being oily and there was a temptation in my novice head to...
Forum: Owners Meets 16th May 2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,050
Posted By strummagnet
:D:D

:D:D
Forum: Owners Meets 16th May 2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,050
Posted By strummagnet
I will not be able to make that as on a work...

I will not be able to make that as on a work mission to the south of France end of that week. Shame as the draw of watching Ronin spank his Audi round the track with the 37 cam chain adjuster is...
Forum: Daily banter 15th May 2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,423
Posted By strummagnet
Seems this D2 starting out uncharacteristically...

Seems this D2 starting out uncharacteristically easy, which must have been nice, has now decided to fight back. :rolleyes:
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th May 2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By strummagnet
Can you advise part number of replacement please?

Can you advise part number of replacement please?
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th May 2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By strummagnet
Its no problem MJ. I would expect some settling...

Its no problem MJ. I would expect some settling in so no drama. The car gets looks and comments which is positive, and any chance to cruise down to Devon is always a bonus :D
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th May 2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By strummagnet
Yes HP, very slow cranking to the point it feels...

Yes HP, very slow cranking to the point it feels like the battery has drained then the car catches. Runs perfectly normal afterwards.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th May 2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By strummagnet
S8 D2 Lazy starter on hot start

Hi. I have been tootling about this weekend and had an issue Saturday where the car was slow in turning over when at normal operating temperature. Cold start was perfect but throughout the day just...
Forum: Daily banter 15th May 2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By strummagnet
Think that is possibly the answer. I have not...

Think that is possibly the answer. I have not seen the 'show' since dimblebum left. +++
Forum: Owners Meets 7th May 2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,050
Posted By strummagnet
Run a side bet on the sub 40 chain tensioner...

Run a side bet on the sub 40 chain tensioner surviving? :)
Forum: Daily banter 2nd May 2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,423
Posted By strummagnet
Is it new tensioner time or just pads?

Is it new tensioner time or just pads?
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 1st May 2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 58,466
Posted By strummagnet
All good progress Ronin. ++++++ Thing I am...

All good progress Ronin. ++++++

Thing I am asking is why change the Bose amp? Just having my first proper experience of the Bose in the D2's and I dont see what the issue is? I prefer a bit more...
Forum: Daily banter 29th April 2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,423
Posted By strummagnet
Is the co-operative nature down low miles or...

Is the co-operative nature down low miles or dedicated regular maintenance??
Forum: Daily banter 27th April 2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,423
Posted By strummagnet
I think we should refrain from giving MJ,...

I think we should refrain from giving MJ, chocolates, coffee and sticky buns....:-(
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd April 2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,731
Posted By strummagnet
Is it Santa? ...

Is it Santa?

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=28161&stc=1&d=1650625649
Forum: Daily banter 22nd April 2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,832
Posted By strummagnet
+++++++++++++++++++++ A man that appreciates a...

+++++++++++++++++++++ A man that appreciates a mature mistress +++++++++++++++++++++
Forum: Daily banter 22nd April 2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,832
Posted By strummagnet
:ROFL: I got the link but read FE - No / not ...

:ROFL: I got the link but read FE - No / not

Lazavus - risen from the dead by the D2 God S......??+++
Forum: Daily banter 22nd April 2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,832
Posted By strummagnet
I spoke to the Boss about the name calling :ROFL:...

I spoke to the Boss about the name calling :ROFL:

So:

Barn Find
Bertie Barnfind
FE-Nix - have to agree with Tintin - not an FE? Could have FE-NOX if it was running Nitrous, anybody tried?:D ...
Forum: Daily banter 21st April 2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,832
Posted By strummagnet
Thanks Mike, I have looked at the owners meets...

Thanks Mike, I have looked at the owners meets listing on the forum but only see Scotland (and that doesn't fit with my timings) or Germany, which I may be able to do. I just may need a co-pilot if...
Forum: Daily banter 19th April 2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,832
Posted By strummagnet
My 2.8 is in good hands. +++

My 2.8 is in good hands. +++
Forum: Daily banter 19th April 2022, 09:38 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,832
Posted By strummagnet
The new owner is me. I have been looking for an...

The new owner is me. I have been looking for an S8 for a while and when this one popped up last year I realised that this may be the only opportunity to acquire one.
The only reason I took this on...
Forum: Daily banter 11th April 2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,832
Posted By strummagnet
Now donating the duvet covers to the...

Now donating the duvet covers to the cause!!++++++:ROFL:


Nice looking rear ;);)..... Don't see the D2Doctor logo yet??
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 9th April 2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,057
Posted By strummagnet
Can anybody recommend anyone in the south that...

Can anybody recommend anyone in the south that would refinish these? I have six in need of a lot of TLC.
Forum: Daily banter 8th April 2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,832
Posted By strummagnet
Those wheels on Big Red look so right +++ ...

Those wheels on Big Red look so right +++

Hope you feel better soon MJ.
Forum: Daily banter 2nd April 2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,832
Posted By strummagnet
I recall you mentioned earlier in the thread that...

I recall you mentioned earlier in the thread that the PF cars didn't have a subframe brace? Is it something that you would consider putting on to a PF if the opportunity arises?:Confused:
Forum: Daily banter 2nd April 2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,832
Posted By strummagnet
You must mean this one? :) That will...

You must mean this one? :)



That will buff out????:D
Forum: Daily banter 2nd April 2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,832
Posted By strummagnet
With the aluminium bar bracing the chassis do you...

With the aluminium bar bracing the chassis do you need a brace on the subframe? I have both on mine and wondering why.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 31st March 2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,365
Posted By strummagnet
Thanks MJ / HP +++

Thanks MJ / HP +++
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 31st March 2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,365
Posted By strummagnet
Any other ideas

Hi Guys,

Are the suggestions in this thread the 'goto' solution for retaining the Fog grills or are there some alternate ideas - OEM+ ish?
Forum: Daily banter 29th March 2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,832
Posted By strummagnet
Are there alignment spacers used during first...

Are there alignment spacers used during first assembly? Just curious if the tolerance between the sleeve in the bush and the bolt is to allow for some 'lateral' adjustment to align the front and rear...
Forum: Daily banter 26th March 2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,832
Posted By strummagnet
An S8 FE-E............ hmmmm call to action for...

An S8 FE-E............ hmmmm call to action for someone I bet+++
Forum: Daily banter 26th March 2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,832
Posted By strummagnet
Changed at recommended intervals +++ I...

Changed at recommended intervals +++

I wonder what it looks like inside? :)
Forum: Daily banter 23rd March 2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,832
Posted By strummagnet
The time and effort to 'do it right' +++ I...

The time and effort to 'do it right' +++

I would have just stuck a rivnut in there and bolted it:tuttut:
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 23rd March 2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,301
Posted By strummagnet
Paint correction / wet sanding would be a first...

Paint correction / wet sanding would be a first best bet to get the car to an acceptable standard. The transformation of the paintwork on the Barn Find MJ is currently working on looks to be...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 18th March 2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By strummagnet
No Doubt I will be looking for/swapping one very...

No Doubt I will be looking for/swapping one very soon.

Have been using some of the info at the bottom of this post here as a guide:
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showpost.php?p=165340&postcount=86
Forum: Daily banter 18th March 2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,832
Posted By strummagnet
Is that bushing squished like that due to the...

Is that bushing squished like that due to the removal process or like that when removed? If its like that when removed is it due to the arm being fully bolted prior to the car suspension sitting...
Forum: Daily banter 17th March 2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,004
Posted By strummagnet
Evanescence - Bring me to life Drowning Pool -...

Evanescence - Bring me to life
Drowning Pool - Bodies
Sniff n the tears - Driver seat
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb (from the live pulse album)
The Eagles - Long Road Out of Eden

Got to add:...
Forum: Daily banter 9th March 2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,818
Posted By strummagnet
As I see it almost a third of non supermarket...

As I see it almost a third of non supermarket stations are independent or franchise under BP, Shell etc. Yes they can price at will but still need to be seen as competitive as the corporate stations,...
Forum: Daily banter 6th March 2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,331
Posted By strummagnet
Thanks MJ. I think I have diagrams, just...

Thanks MJ.

I think I have diagrams, just need a quick refresh. Will go digging next week. +++
Forum: Daily banter 6th March 2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,331
Posted By strummagnet
I am having the said same issue with my VCDS...

I am having the said same issue with my VCDS Lite. Actually with my cheapo reader as well. The cheapo says linking error, VCDS unable to connect. Did you go direct to the ECU or are there prior items...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 3rd March 2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,704
Posted By strummagnet
Think you find it will be a tight squeeze as the...

Think you find it will be a tight squeeze as the lump is longer and taller - the sump would be dragging!!:ROFL:

Anyway that's the extent of what i would know - The Oracle (MJ) might be along later...
Forum: Daily banter 28th February 2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By strummagnet
I will stick to the little blue ones +++:D

I will stick to the little blue ones +++:D
Forum: Daily banter 28th February 2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,832
Posted By strummagnet
So TT gets a loan Allroad. Do the D2 owners get a...

So TT gets a loan Allroad. Do the D2 owners get a choice of your vast stock to tootle around in?:)
Forum: Daily banter 28th February 2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By strummagnet
The Matrix makes no sense to me, rather like the...

The Matrix makes no sense to me, rather like the D2 wiring diagram:)
Forum: Daily banter 21st February 2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,832
Posted By strummagnet
No, general consensus was that they were the...

No, general consensus was that they were the right ones and have been the part of use for suspension refresh. It is only MJ noting the offset in this thread that has challenged that.

The part...
Forum: Daily banter 21st February 2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,832
Posted By strummagnet
No you didn't. You went by the list that I sent...

No you didn't. You went by the list that I sent you which at the time was correct as I had gleaned this info from the site (it may have been an earlier posting by MJ in another thread - sorry MJ:()...
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