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Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics Today, 02:12 PM
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Posted By MikkiJayne
On the standard steering wheel the tip buttons...

On the standard steering wheel the tip buttons are just wired in parallel with the switches in the shifter. On the MFSW they are wired in to the module in the steering wheel which then talks to the...
Forum: D2 - Everything else Today, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 24
Posted By MikkiJayne
Good stuff :)

Good stuff :)
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics Today, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 88
Posted By MikkiJayne
Spyker?

Spyker?
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics Today, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 36
Posted By MikkiJayne
It should live in the footwell relay box as far...

It should live in the footwell relay box as far as I know. The wiring diagrams should be in the Tech Dump and should show the location of it.
Forum: D2 - Interior Yesterday, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 48
Posted By MikkiJayne
4A0853107 They are also found in the door...

4A0853107

They are also found in the door cards behind the wooden trim
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics Yesterday, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 88
Posted By MikkiJayne
Phaeton?

Phaeton?
Forum: Daily banter Yesterday, 08:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,129
Posted By MikkiJayne
Someone has attempted to remove the control arms...

Someone has attempted to remove the control arms without knowing about how the alloy uprights work. The traditional way to remove a taper from a steel housing is to give it a solid whack with a lump...
Forum: Daily banter Yesterday, 06:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,129
Posted By MikkiJayne
After a trying day with one pinch bolt yesterday,...

After a trying day with one pinch bolt yesterday, today went from bad to worse :( The bolt would not respond to the usual techniques so I had to drill it out
...
Forum: D2 - Everything else Yesterday, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 72
Posted By MikkiJayne
077 911 023e ...

077 911 023e

https://spareto.co.uk/products?utf8=%E2%9C%93&keywords=077911023E
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics Yesterday, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 109
Posted By MikkiJayne
no

no
Forum: D2 - Everything else Yesterday, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 72
Posted By MikkiJayne
Damn. I'm really sorry you're having problems...

Damn. I'm really sorry you're having problems with it :(

I'd probably change the starter first tbh. The junction box is new, and all the terminals are nice and clean so its unlikely to be a power...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay Yesterday, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 100
Posted By MikkiJayne
Some heinous bodging has been going on there...

Some heinous bodging has been going on there :tuttut:



Fairly normal these days. You can buy square nuts which fit in to the slots in the airbox (can't remember if M5 or M6), and if you look at...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior Yesterday, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By MikkiJayne
Stick a block of wood on it then. You don't...

Stick a block of wood on it then. You don't really want the weight on the aluminium plate as thats not very strong, so the bolt head itself is best point.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics Yesterday, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 109
Posted By MikkiJayne
There are two thermal cutouts to the left (metal...

There are two thermal cutouts to the left (metal cans with green paint), which from memory are for the seat controls. 191 is the indicator flasher unit. Can't remember what the two 214s are for.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics Yesterday, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 88
Posted By MikkiJayne
Which car? Is this for your D2 and in the wrong...

Which car? Is this for your D2 and in the wrong section or are you working on a D3?

D2, no - they just swap over.

D3 very likely has component protection
Forum: Owners Meets 14th May 2022, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By MikkiJayne
Last call for anyone who is thinking about...

Last call for anyone who is thinking about joining us as we're booking hotels :)

Obviously you can join us later if you wish, but you'll need to book your own accomodation +++
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 14th May 2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By MikkiJayne
You can put them under the rear subframe mounting...

You can put them under the rear subframe mounting bolts. That's a good hard-point which will support the full weight. Don't use the subframe itself - that isn't strong enough.
Forum: D2 - Interior 14th May 2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By MikkiJayne
M8x20

M8x20
Forum: Daily banter 14th May 2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,129
Posted By MikkiJayne
Combicolor: ...

Combicolor:

https://www.rust-oleum.eu/typo3temp/assets/_processed_/8/5/csm_35d00e6a0102c7e5ef5f24b44f8c549b5de297ab_cc_org_packshot_242058fd14.jpg

Working on the uprights today. Start by...
Forum: D2 - Lights 13th May 2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By MikkiJayne
A second set of tail lights plus fog light

A second set of tail lights plus fog light
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 13th May 2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 87
Posted By MikkiJayne
That looks like the left hand output flange - a...

That looks like the left hand output flange - a very common spot for leaks. Can you identify gear oil by smell? Engine oil is not unpleasant, slightly petroly smell. By comparison, gear oil is a vile...
Forum: Daily banter 12th May 2022, 09:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,129
Posted By MikkiJayne
The aircon pump pulley bearing is worn out and...

The aircon pump pulley bearing is worn out and grumbly but I've had enough of replacing compressors just for this, with all the faff around emptying and refilling the system. So, replace the...
Forum: Owners Meets 11th May 2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By MikkiJayne
You forgot to mention it shall henceforth be...

You forgot to mention it shall henceforth be known as Hobbit Town :ROFL:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=28402&stc=1&d=1652256468
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 10th May 2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By MikkiJayne
I forgot to check sorry!

I forgot to check sorry!
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 10th May 2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By MikkiJayne
I don't think the glovebox has to come out,...

I don't think the glovebox has to come out, although the hole is surprisingly high up and hidden behind the sound deadening. I have one in the workshop with the dash out so I can get a clear picture...
Forum: Daily banter 9th May 2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,129
Posted By MikkiJayne
Sunday's update on Monday. Mike came over and we...

Sunday's update on Monday. Mike came over and we did the gearbox service and reseal.

Clean sump pan, although the magnets are in the wrong places.
...
Forum: Daily banter 9th May 2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,129
Posted By MikkiJayne
Usually yes. Its clamped between the crank...

Usually yes. Its clamped between the crank sprocket and oil pump sprocket, so with the crank sprocket removed its basically just a fat washer with some oil film and the oil seal holding it in place....
Forum: Owners Meets 9th May 2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By MikkiJayne
Get the session booked at Spa if you're up for...

Get the session booked at Spa if you're up for that, as there is a limit to how many cars they will allow on track. The link is here...
Forum: Daily banter 7th May 2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,129
Posted By MikkiJayne
I did the bank 2 tensioner last night - that was...

I did the bank 2 tensioner last night - that was also in perfect condition, so filter removed and new pads fitted, then back together
...
Forum: D2 - Lights 6th May 2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By MikkiJayne
Looking at my collection of headlights, those...

Looking at my collection of headlights, those plastic bits don't exist in the ones conventionally known as bixenon (look like halogens), only the xenon plus (rectangular lenses in front of the lamp)...
Forum: D2 - Lights 6th May 2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By MikkiJayne
Bixenon or Xenon Plus? I think they are...

Bixenon or Xenon Plus? I think they are different. I have many Xenon Plus's in bits.
Forum: Owners Meets 6th May 2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By MikkiJayne
Germany 2022 V2.0 - Spa and the Nurburgring

Hi everyone,

The German A8 Treffen sadly isn't taking place this year either, so we have taken it upon ourselves to organise a road trip in September instead, taking in the two greatest racing...
Forum: Daily banter 5th May 2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,129
Posted By MikkiJayne
It comes out because even if its still good now,...

It comes out because even if its still good now, eventually it won't be and then it kills the tensioners.

Its there to stop little bits of carbon or oil sludge which may build up post-filter from...
Forum: Daily banter 4th May 2022, 09:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,129
Posted By MikkiJayne
A healthy tensioner on bank 1 +++ This is usually...

A healthy tensioner on bank 1 +++ This is usually the first to fail so I am expecting bank 2 to also be fine.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=28362&stc=1&d=1651701207
...
Forum: TT/TTS/TTRS 8J 4th May 2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By MikkiJayne
What's the context behind the search? Did the TTS...

What's the context behind the search? Did the TTS come with a space saver and it has gone missing, or does it not have a spare at all?

Mercedes use the same pdc and centre bore, but I couldn't...
Forum: TT/TTS/TTRS 8J 4th May 2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By MikkiJayne
PCD (5x112) and centre bore (66.6). Early TTs...

PCD (5x112) and centre bore (66.6). Early TTs were 5x100 and 57.1 so you'll need to make sure it comes from the correct generation
Forum: Daily banter 4th May 2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,129
Posted By MikkiJayne
If it switches on and off with the AC its usually...

If it switches on and off with the AC its usually the electric radiator fan, or compressor internals, since the pulley on the compressor runs all the time. The pulley can be removed from the...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd May 2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,129
Posted By MikkiJayne
More of a whirring howl than a whine to my ears,...

More of a whirring howl than a whine to my ears, but definitely related to engine speed yes. I found it particularly noticeable when cold, which is logical since the bearing clearances reduce when...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd May 2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,129
Posted By MikkiJayne
Proper work went badly today so I didn't get on...

Proper work went badly today so I didn't get on to the tensioners. I got stuff ready for powdercoating instead.

All four springs are mostly in good condition, apart from the bottom coils which are...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd May 2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,129
Posted By MikkiJayne
I'm planning just pads as there are no unpleasant...

I'm planning just pads as there are no unpleasant noises at startup. With just over 100K and nice and clean inside I'm expecting the gauze filters to still be intact so the tensioners should be in...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd May 2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,129
Posted By MikkiJayne
The pallet jack doesn't fit in the engine crane...

The pallet jack doesn't fit in the engine crane that way either. It needs to be a solution which allows the crane to come in perpendicular to the car so it can grab the assembly in line with the...
Forum: Daily banter 1st May 2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,129
Posted By MikkiJayne
Another good day today, although I did start off...

Another good day today, although I did start off with a bit of a challenge. I stripped all the wiring and plumbing off and then realised I'd put the engine on an arrangement of pallets where I...
Forum: Daily banter 30th April 2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,129
Posted By MikkiJayne
Suspension off before removing the engine. Its...

Suspension off before removing the engine. Its pretty much standard now that anything which hasn't been replaced in the last few years will be seized solid, and compliant as this car is being, the...
Forum: Daily banter 30th April 2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,129
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its a combination of usage, maintenance, and...

Its a combination of usage, maintenance, and storage conditions leading to particular characteristics of each car.

Evergreen needed 14 hours for the timing belt because both bumper bolts were...
Forum: Daily banter 29th April 2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,129
Posted By MikkiJayne
The bonnet is back from paint and they have made...

The bonnet is back from paint and they have made a very nice job of it :)

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=28293&stc=1&d=1651260753

This is how the special roof rack works...
Forum: Daily banter 28th April 2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,129
Posted By MikkiJayne
Got the front end off today without too much...

Got the front end off today without too much fuss.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=28290&stc=1&d=1651174010

The only bits which fought back are the two lower bolts of the...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 28th April 2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By MikkiJayne
Thats what I mean about it not needing it every...

Thats what I mean about it not needing it every time. I threw all that stuff in the bin on my S8 and the error popped up maybe one in ten cold starts until I had it mapped out. The error will only...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 28th April 2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By MikkiJayne
Secondary air is a pump which blows fresh air...

Secondary air is a pump which blows fresh air down the exhaust from a cold start to light off the cats quickly. Its a pointless waste of weight and complexity for an unmeasurably tiny reduction in...
Forum: Daily banter 27th April 2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,129
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its 500, for a strip and re-paint of the outer...

Its 500, for a strip and re-paint of the outer surface, leaving the inside alone and masking at the edges.

Having spoken to a number of people about lacquer issues, I've not found anyone who will...
Forum: Daily banter 26th April 2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,129
Posted By MikkiJayne
WITW - Andrew's Irish Green

Next up, as most of you have figured out, is Andrew's Irish Green Pearl S8 :) I picked it up the other day, hence why Andrew has Big Red on his driveway, and it has been sitting on the driveway with...
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