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Forum: D3 - Everything Else 23rd July 2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By erubus
I hadn't even thought of the forum sponsor to be...

I hadn't even thought of the forum sponsor to be honest. I'll give them a try.

I've been offered 250 from scrapacar Scotland, which is low by any standards.

The specialist salvager offered...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 21st July 2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,414
Posted By erubus
My assumption was that any potential buyer would...

My assumption was that any potential buyer would be parting it out rather than fixing it. The later facelift lights etc. all seem to fetch good money. First scrappy gave me a 50 offer which is...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 20th July 2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,414
Posted By erubus
It's quite high mileage, 230k km if i remember...

It's quite high mileage, 230k km if i remember correctly. Was an Irish import. Gearbox serviced with new oil and filter every 60k. I had receipts for everything that was ever done to it, which was...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 18th July 2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,414
Posted By erubus
What's it worth (not a for sale ad)

Hi guys.

I haven't posted for quite some time now. You may remember nearly three years ago, the 2008 D3 4.2tdi that I'd bought a couple of month previous snapped one of the timing chains.

I've...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 28th April 2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,039
Posted By erubus
My old 4.0 TDI had a timing chain rattle. It...

My old 4.0 TDI had a timing chain rattle. It usually started once the oil had heated up a little. Sounded a bit like a spray can with the wee ball inside. Never got round to sorting due to the need...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th March 2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,361
Posted By erubus
raising suspension with no engine

Hi guys. It's the first time I've posted since my 4.2TDI threw one of its timing chains. I still havent actually managed to get any time to start getting the engine out for repair but am hoping to...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 6th January 2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,470
Posted By erubus
To be honest I hadn't thought to look in the tech...

To be honest I hadn't thought to look in the tech dump for info on the AC. I sent a fair bit of time reading the instructions (from the tech dump) for removing the engine and then stripping it down...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 6th January 2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,470
Posted By erubus
AC compressor clutch?

Hi guys. I have been getting myself ready for taking the engine out to repair whatever damage has been caused by the broken timing chain. Obviously I need to discharge the AC system and disconnect...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th December 2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,486
Posted By erubus
Hopefully these vids will work. (1) ...

Hopefully these vids will work.

(1) Looking down the hole for the G40 Cam position sensor. End of the camshaft can be seen not moving. The tickking noise that can be heard might be pistons...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 5th December 2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,486
Posted By erubus
Ouch! better than i imagined mind you! Now I...

Ouch! better than i imagined mind you! Now I realise that is a right hand bank head in your pic but if you look at the lower camshaft in the pic, right at the left hand side you can see a little...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 4th December 2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,486
Posted By erubus
She, good news then. That will allow me to get...

She, good news then. That will allow me to get rid of that final 0.5% of doubt and might give some insight into the damage in the head. Thanks
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 3rd December 2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,486
Posted By erubus
From what I've seen, the lobe that the cam sensor...

From what I've seen, the lobe that the cam sensor reads is cast in one part with the rest of the camshaft. It has roller rockers supported on hydraulic tappets so yeah, they could have gone rather...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 3rd December 2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,486
Posted By erubus
The cheapest engine I've seen so far was 3'500! ...

The cheapest engine I've seen so far was 3'500!

I've decided I'm going to rebuild the engine. I've got a (horrendous) Peugeot 407 2.0hdi to run about in just now. It cost very little which was...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 1st December 2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,486
Posted By erubus
Little update. I put the endoscope down the...

Little update. I put the endoscope down the little plugged holes on top of the cam sprocket housings. On the n/s bank, you can see everything spinning away clear as day. O/s has no movement at all...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 24th November 2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,486
Posted By erubus
No, the mileage, like the date and time, isn't...

No, the mileage, like the date and time, isn't correct. That's not to say it's not a high mileage car but it was a one owner car that had been religiously services at an Audi dealer. There were...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 24th November 2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,486
Posted By erubus
Getting the cam cover off will be a pain as all...

Getting the cam cover off will be a pain as all the injectors will have to come off first. This isn't a huge Hasse but I won't be able to turn the engine over with the cover off without getting all...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 23rd November 2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,486
Posted By erubus
We're not talking about the same thing.... Well,...

We're not talking about the same thing.... Well, we sort of are. The G40 on the 4.2tdi looks much the same as a crank sensor. There is a hole in the bottom rear of the left bank rocker cover that...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 23rd November 2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,486
Posted By erubus
It's not looking good. I tested the +5v and...

It's not looking good. I tested the +5v and earth pins today and both tested fine. I didn't test the signal wire because I can't be sure what the story is with the injectors after disconnecting the...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 20th November 2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,486
Posted By erubus
That's what I thought to be honest. Unless it...

That's what I thought to be honest. Unless it needed told what the baseline responses from the sensor at various speeds was but I can't see it, it would just be an analogue wave. I've changed the...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 19th November 2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,486
Posted By erubus
My dad was speaking to a customer today about...

My dad was speaking to a customer today about this. This guy runs a specialist VAG garage. He apparently reckoned the cam sensor needed programmed in. Is this the case, and if so how is it done? ...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 18th November 2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,486
Posted By erubus
Brilliant, thanks. Unfortunately, I have to go...

Brilliant, thanks. Unfortunately, I have to go down to York today for a week for work but I'll check this as soon as I get back.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 17th November 2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,486
Posted By erubus
The petrol might have two because it has variable...

The petrol might have two because it has variable camshafts (I think) so one for exhaust cam and one for inlet. I actually thought it had four but don't know where I got any of the above from.......
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 17th November 2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,486
Posted By erubus
I dont think so. The fuel pump was one of the...

I dont think so. The fuel pump was one of the things I did an output test on and it certainly ran. Running through the output tests there was one for fuel pressure regulator and the pressure was up...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 17th November 2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,486
Posted By erubus
I swapped the sensor over today with a brand new...

I swapped the sensor over today with a brand new OEM Bosch one - identical to the one that was in it. Surprisingly easy to do, took less tha ten minutes once I had found a suitable tool (which took...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 14th November 2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,486
Posted By erubus
Scanned the car again tonight after work and got...

Scanned the car again tonight after work and got this:


012295 - Camshaft Position Sensor (G40)
P3007 - 001 - No Signal
Freeze Frame:
Fault...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 14th November 2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,486
Posted By erubus
Yeah, the engine just cranks over. It was having...

Yeah, the engine just cranks over. It was having a bit of a farty thing going on with its first turn or so, almost a misfire. That was with the battery getting low though. Fresh battery was...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 13th November 2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,486
Posted By erubus
I didnt see this post on first read through. ...

I didnt see this post on first read through. That does seem like a logical conclusion to reach from the data. Id still have expected loads of smoke and noise from past experience but they are easy...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 13th November 2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,486
Posted By erubus
I hadnt noticed the dates, duh! Mind you my...

I hadnt noticed the dates, duh! Mind you my laptop makes up the time and date - it currently thinks its 2344 on 11/11/18.

I cleared the codes and they all came straight back after the next...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 13th November 2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,486
Posted By erubus
PS: I havent the foggiest idea why there is an...

PS: I havent the foggiest idea why there is an ABS fault stored in "Engine 1" but I included it anyway.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 13th November 2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,486
Posted By erubus
4.2TDi sudden death

Hi guys, haven't posted for a while as the car has been behaving admirably.

Was driving to work this morning, following a geriatric doing 35 mph. I overtook, didnt boot it, just accelerated to...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 16th September 2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,217
Posted By erubus
Forgot to mention. It's a 2008 4.2TDi.

Forgot to mention. It's a 2008 4.2TDi.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 16th September 2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,217
Posted By erubus
weird one total electrical failure

OK, so this is a weird one.

Drove my car into dundee for work, then various trips around the city and back home. Total of about 40-50 miles. After I got home, I needed to get the shop so went...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 8th July 2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,386
Posted By erubus
Wee update on this one, I'll start from the...

Wee update on this one, I'll start from the start.

Bought car, got message that key battery was low. Next morning wouldnt start, car battery flat.

Bought a pack of (generic, no name) batteries...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 10th June 2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,660
Posted By erubus
changing instrument cluster

Hi guys.

Another surprise when i bought my A8 was how incredibly quickly it accelerated to 100mph - then the realisation that the speedo was in kph not mph.

I didnt realise they used KPH in...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 9th June 2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,386
Posted By erubus
Sorry that's me being unclear. Sometimes the car...

Sorry that's me being unclear. Sometimes the car unlocks just by grabbing the handle but usually doesn't. The only time it does is on the few occasions that the car has successfully locked with the...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 9th June 2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,386
Posted By erubus
Cheers, i will drop him a line. May need...

Cheers, i will drop him a line. May need something a little sooner though.

Another thing I just remembered after going to the shop. It keeps telling me that the key battery is dead, even though...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 9th June 2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,386
Posted By erubus
Friday,08,June,2018,15:09:54:53651 VCDS --...

Friday,08,June,2018,15:09:54:53651
VCDS -- Windows Based VAG/VAS Emulator Running on Windows 10 x64
VCDS Version: 17.1.0.0
Data version: 20170106 DS267.0
www.Ross-Tech.com




Chassis Type:...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 9th June 2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,386
Posted By erubus
key fob not working

Hi guys, it's been a wee while since i posted. The A8 was running well with no real problems except for the wing mirrors going dark now and then (I found using the key in the ignition and cycling...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 6th March 2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,901
Posted By erubus
keyless start fault

Hi guys. My car started giving me the "no key identified" message again, despite only changing the battery a few months ago max. I changed the battery in the key fob again and it went from most...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th February 2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,733
Posted By erubus
I did and I couldnt find anything for the 2.8....

I did and I couldnt find anything for the 2.8. doesnt seem ot have been a very popular engine unsurprisingly. About the same MPG as the 4.2 but half the power. i fiteed the 3.7 springs and the car...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 30th January 2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,128
Posted By erubus
update: I swapped the battery for the one out of...

update: I swapped the battery for the one out of one of the Land Rovers at the weekend and fingers crossed, touch wood etc etc the mirrors haven't done their thing since.

If it lasts a month or...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 21st January 2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,128
Posted By erubus
I can confirm the mirrors operate as they should...

I can confirm the mirrors operate as they should with the "invalid" status described above.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 21st January 2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,128
Posted By erubus
I managed to find a measuring block in VCDS roof...

I managed to find a measuring block in VCDS roof module for Automatic day/night interior mirror, block 003. Light sensor signal status: invalid Mirror dimming value: 0.5%

Door mirror is not...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 21st January 2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,128
Posted By erubus
Not quite. on first start, the driver's mirror...

Not quite. on first start, the driver's mirror goes dark and the rear view stays clear but does not auto darken at all. When battery is disconnected and reconnected, the mirrors work perfectly as...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 20th January 2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,128
Posted By erubus
I dont have a sunroof, so can rule that one out...

I dont have a sunroof, so can rule that one out at least.

I have tried looking for errors/fault codes, but I cant find any mention of them at all in VCDS. I can find heated mirrors but no auto...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 19th January 2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,128
Posted By erubus
Just an update. Wing mirrors still going...

Just an update. Wing mirrors still going black/rear view not working on just about every cold start. Still work after battery disconnect.

I took the roof mopdule apart so that I could get the...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th January 2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,882
Posted By erubus
It seems to have settled now, not quite so high...

It seems to have settled now, not quite so high up and I was looking at a D4 A8L today and the gap was much the same so good news re: calibration.

Is there a detriment to not clearing the codes? ...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 13th January 2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,882
Posted By erubus
update: I bought a sensor off of our sponsors,...

update: I bought a sensor off of our sponsors, very good price, although I cant rememeber how much now. Just about the easiest job I've done on this car yet. Didnt even need to take the inner wing...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 13th January 2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,733
Posted By erubus
That was my inclination to be honest. I'll go...

That was my inclination to be honest. I'll go for it and see what happens. If it looks stupid I can just sell them on (read: keep them forever in the pile of other car bits)
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 13th January 2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,733
Posted By erubus
rear spring compatibility

Hi guys. My D2 has sat in my workshop for many months now. Quite a few months ago one of the rear springs broke. I swithered whether to buy a pair of springs or not (I usually always do) The...
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