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Forum: D2 - Everything else 5th August 2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,955
Posted By MikkiJayne
How about renting them? Thats what I used to do...

How about renting them? Thats what I used to do until I had my own kit.
Forum: Daily banter 2nd August 2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By MikkiJayne
Bit odd to call it Phaeton D2 though, since the...

Bit odd to call it Phaeton D2 though, since the original Phaeton was based mostly on the D3 platform. Phaeton D5 would make more sense with modern underpinnings.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 31st July 2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,955
Posted By MikkiJayne
My tip is to remove the engine. Its really...

My tip is to remove the engine.

Its really not worth the hassle of trying pull both heads in the car, especially since you don't actually [i]need[/] to pull the heads with this tool you have. Its...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 25th July 2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,044
Posted By MikkiJayne
Welding a nut on to it might also work if there's...

Welding a nut on to it might also work if there's enough of the thread exposed to get a nut to stay put.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 23rd July 2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By MikkiJayne
No. They are rubber and will grip very tightly. I...

No. They are rubber and will grip very tightly. I give them a squirt of WD40 to make it easier to push them on.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 23rd July 2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,358
Posted By MikkiJayne
Prestige can get stuff from Tradition +++

Prestige can get stuff from Tradition +++
Forum: Daily banter 20th July 2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,840
Posted By MikkiJayne
A new little project - a 5HP19FL freshen-up and...

A new little project - a 5HP19FL freshen-up and swap out for a 2.8 FWD PF.

Standard 2.8 anti-corrosion treatment :ROFL:
...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th July 2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,955
Posted By MikkiJayne
Brass wire brush and carb cleaner. Make sure the...

Brass wire brush and carb cleaner. Make sure the bristles are actually brass and not plated steel.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 15th July 2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,239
Posted By MikkiJayne
Our sponsors are your best bet then. Contact...

Our sponsors are your best bet then. Contact details at the top of the page ^
Forum: Other marques 14th July 2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,354
Posted By MikkiJayne
Tax it with the old one and then send the new...

Tax it with the old one and then send the new engine number to DVLA +++
Forum: Daily banter 14th July 2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 70,640
Posted By MikkiJayne
Fairford air tattoo apparently.

Fairford air tattoo apparently.
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 9th July 2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,227
Posted By MikkiJayne
There's an OE retrofit-bodge for the engine...

There's an OE retrofit-bodge for the engine mounts I think, which is just a plug with a resistor in it to make the light go out. Can't remember where I've seen it though.
Forum: Q7 4L 6th July 2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,413
Posted By MikkiJayne
The colour is apparently LQ81 Classicrot...

The colour is apparently LQ81 Classicrot Perleffekt, BASF code 3989/120-3 FQ 33-0001.

A surprisingly ordinary name for a rather extraordinary colour.

TPS can't get a touch-up kit for it :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 6th July 2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By MikkiJayne
I think the rush of adrenaline definitely...

I think the rush of adrenaline definitely sharpens the mind, and of course the car is now satisfied you're worthy so it will capitulate :ROFL:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 5th July 2022, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,239
Posted By MikkiJayne
Look up Ronin's thread on retrofitting an Icebox...

Look up Ronin's thread on retrofitting an Icebox Android unit. Markiii also has one on a Joying unit. The D2 is difficult to work with because of the Bose system. Cracks and pops are common with...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 5th July 2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,239
Posted By MikkiJayne
Very unusual for the factory radio to cause a...

Very unusual for the factory radio to cause a battery drain. How have you identified this is the problem? Is it turning off when the key is removed?

What are the symptoms of the immobiliser fault?...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 4th July 2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,484
Posted By MikkiJayne
Universal streaming box 1701...

Universal streaming box 1701 (https://usb-nachruesten.de/usbn17-usb-stick-bluetooth-flac-aux-interface-adapter-vw-audi-skoda-seat-retrofit)

They won't ship to the UK but we have friends in Germany...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 4th July 2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,484
Posted By MikkiJayne
The USB-Nachruesten box I put in Paul's FE is a...

The USB-Nachruesten box I put in Paul's FE is a pretty simple solution. That has aux and USB input, and bluetooth for streaming and handsfree. It just connects in place of the CD changer, so the...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 4th July 2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,955
Posted By MikkiJayne
I don't change the chains. There is no measurable...

I don't change the chains. There is no measurable difference between a 200K example and a brand new one, other than the aftermarket items I've seen are flimsy looking tat. If you must change them,...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 4th July 2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,955
Posted By MikkiJayne
I can't comment on the tool as I think you're the...

I can't comment on the tool as I think you're the first person to ever document doing the job like this!

The stem seals are the same yes, 036109675A used on loads of things.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 4th July 2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,386
Posted By MikkiJayne
Glad that was easily sorted :)

Glad that was easily sorted :)
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 4th July 2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,502
Posted By MikkiJayne
For some reason its always the left rear door...

For some reason its always the left rear door which does this, and the bolted-in window frame holds it out of shape. The trick is to release all the bolts holding the frame in, which allows the door...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 4th July 2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,955
Posted By MikkiJayne
Use a fine round-edge needle file to take the...

Use a fine round-edge needle file to take the raised edge off so you can't feel it with a fingernail.

A little missing metal from underneath the cam is not an issue because all the force on the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 3rd July 2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,199
Posted By MikkiJayne
Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV). It's a bit...

Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV). It's a bit of a misnomer tbh because intake vacuum is applied to the crankcase to suck out any combustion gases which escape past the piston rings. That makes...
Forum: Daily banter 26th June 2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,840
Posted By MikkiJayne
Not chronologically viable to develop in to a...

Not chronologically viable to develop in to a product either tbh, while I have more pressing things to work on like heater valves and wiper linkages :) It can go on the list for the future though.
...
Forum: Daily banter 26th June 2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,840
Posted By MikkiJayne
They are a one-off, made by Marcel and his...

They are a one-off, made by Marcel and his brother. They are a lot of work to produce as stainless is very hard to work with, so are not economically viable to offer as a product. I do powder coated...
Forum: Daily banter 26th June 2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,840
Posted By MikkiJayne
7-8 years. It was one of the first things I...

7-8 years. It was one of the first things I installed in the workshop. It was getting a bit worn anyway so its not catastrophic, just very bad timing as I had to go and get another one this morning...
Forum: Daily banter 25th June 2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,840
Posted By MikkiJayne
WITW - quickies

I have a bunch of small jobs over the next month or two so I thought I'd stick them all together in one thread for general shenanigans.

This weekend Marcel is here with his 2.8 so we can replace...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd June 2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,892
Posted By MikkiJayne
I did that with heating oil back in 2020 when...

I did that with heating oil back in 2020 when lockdown hit. Paid 20p a litre for 2000 litres, and only ran out last winter :ROFL: Almost wish I'd bought more, but it was beginning to go off.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd June 2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,254
Posted By MikkiJayne
Those are fronts. Rears are not available, but...

Those are fronts. Rears are not available, but luckily don't tend to wear out.

4D0512169D if you want to try and find some - I've previously drawn a blank but its always worth poking around just...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 21st June 2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,254
Posted By MikkiJayne
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/334297127576

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/334297127576
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th June 2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,254
Posted By MikkiJayne
4D0413031CD isn't listed on Tradition or ebay. ...

4D0413031CD isn't listed on Tradition or ebay.

The B12 kit does sit the S8 at about stock ride height. Its made with B6 dampers rather than the B8s as far as I can tell - they certainly aren't any...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 20th June 2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By MikkiJayne
If it drops in to place for the last 2cm without...

If it drops in to place for the last 2cm without having to force it, its in the right place.

The failsafe test is to run it until the warning light comes on, with a can of fuel in the boot just in...
Forum: Owners Meets 20th June 2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,326
Posted By MikkiJayne
Gtechniq W5 is an excellent coating-safe APC,...

Gtechniq W5 is an excellent coating-safe APC, which we discussed briefly on Saturday:

https://www.gtechniq.co.uk/shop/auto/wash-decon/w5-citrus-all-purpose-cleaner/

I use it diluted 10:1 in...
Forum: Daily banter 20th June 2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,695
Posted By MikkiJayne
It was just very loose. I tightened the adjuster...

It was just very loose. I tightened the adjuster about 10mm, so I suspect the cables have stretched slightly and its just not been adjusted for a while.
Forum: Owners Meets 20th June 2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,326
Posted By MikkiJayne
I put a basic safe wash kit together with...

I put a basic safe wash kit together with products that can get the best from ceramic coatings, as they do require a different type of care than uncoated or waxed paintwork. If your WITW also...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 19th June 2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By MikkiJayne
A lot of hardware does supercede to WHT-something...

A lot of hardware does supercede to WHT-something so that would be plausible. I don't bother changing them as they don't appear to actually stretch, plus Audi UK don't keep them in stock so they have...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 19th June 2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,622
Posted By MikkiJayne
We sorted this out this morning - turns out it...

We sorted this out this morning - turns out it was the earth strap, although a slightly unusual presentation of the problem.

Obviously I cleaned all that stuff up when the engine was out, but...
Forum: Owners Meets 18th June 2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,326
Posted By MikkiJayne
It was a good day today :) A few showers which...

It was a good day today :) A few showers which brought lots of dust with them, but Nicola and Bert managed to get in the safe wash demo and hopefully lots of knowledge transfer during the breaks in...
Forum: Daily banter 18th June 2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,695
Posted By MikkiJayne
Finished and collected today at the mini-meet :) ...

Finished and collected today at the mini-meet :)

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=28671&stc=1&d=1655573664
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 17th June 2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By MikkiJayne
The symptoms say insufficient fuel pressure. A...

The symptoms say insufficient fuel pressure. A failed pump often can move fuel with no load, but can't maintain enough pressure for the engine to run.

Did you use a genuine VDO pump?

Is the...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 17th June 2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By MikkiJayne
Welcome :) As Ronin said, chuck a couple of...

Welcome :) As Ronin said, chuck a couple of gallons of fuel in it. If you have less than half a tank, a newly installed pump won't prime itself and will need some help.
Forum: Owners Meets 16th June 2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,326
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yay :) We're aiming for a 10am start, do the safe...

Yay :) We're aiming for a 10am start, do the safe wash demo etc and some photos, then BBQ for lunch +++ I'll be around from 9am.

Slightly vexing that tomorrow is going to be scorching and we have...
Forum: Daily banter 15th June 2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,695
Posted By MikkiJayne
I put all the rear suspension back together and...

I put all the rear suspension back together and forgot to take any more pictures, but its much the same as the stuff I already showed.

The front headlight level arm was seized, and the rear wasn't...
Forum: Owners Meets 13th June 2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,326
Posted By MikkiJayne
Yes, Copplestone in Devon, EX17 5NF No...

Yes, Copplestone in Devon, EX17 5NF



No time for Hermaning at the moment I'm afraid :(
Forum: Owners Meets 13th June 2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,326
Posted By MikkiJayne
Mini-meet and safe-wash demo at MJ's, June 18th.

Hi all,

We're having a mini-meet at mine on June the 18th which will include a demonstration of how look after ceramic-coated cars for those who are new to these things. Nicola from FiftyFive...
Forum: Daily banter 13th June 2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,695
Posted By MikkiJayne
Technically correct :D Well done +++...

Technically correct :D



Well done +++ The original is in better condition than the replacement, barring this centre support, so I'm going to repair it rather than replace. This printed part is...
Forum: Daily banter 13th June 2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,695
Posted By MikkiJayne
Much smaller

Much smaller
Forum: Daily banter 13th June 2022, 06:25 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,695
Posted By MikkiJayne
Morning challenge - who knows what this does? ...

Morning challenge - who knows what this does?

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=28661&stc=1&d=1655101451
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 12th June 2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By MikkiJayne
The 40V does that. Depending on where it stops...

The 40V does that. Depending on where it stops when you turn it off, the crank can bounce backwards from the compression of the next cylinder to fire. When the crank goes backwards, it loosens off...
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