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Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd June 2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,549
Posted By J i m s t e r
I understand they are not cheap new.

I understand they are not cheap new.
Forum: Daily banter 5th May 2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,680
Posted By J i m s t e r
Good to know about the 4.0T engine, it's what I...

Good to know about the 4.0T engine, it's what I was thinking of if I went with an Audi when I next need a vehicle.
Forum: Daily banter 1st April 2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,226
Posted By J i m s t e r
Why can't the affected UK owners leverage their...

Why can't the affected UK owners leverage their voices in the same way the US would? The US owners always get a better deal, Audi is quick to avoid going to court there. My mechanic was telling me...
Forum: Daily banter 8th November 2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,587
Posted By J i m s t e r
I remember a sign in a guitar shop that said "NO...

I remember a sign in a guitar shop that said "NO HAGGLING. Spend over 500 and you can have a free wine gum. Spend over 1000 and you can have the black one."

I spent 299 and still got a wine...
Forum: Daily banter 16th September 2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,562
Posted By J i m s t e r
Still waiting for this to come online: ...

Still waiting for this to come online:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelink
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 12th September 2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,201
Posted By J i m s t e r
I don't have my 8 any more but if you have the...

I don't have my 8 any more but if you have the telly on, one of the options is INPUT or something similar.

If you have AUX1 or 2, I have the adaptor leads for you which gives you L, R and Video...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 25th August 2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,201
Posted By J i m s t e r
Has your TV got sources for AV1 and AV2?

Has your TV got sources for AV1 and AV2?
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 24th August 2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,201
Posted By J i m s t e r
https://www.kufatec.com/en/audi/a8/a8-4e/?p=3&o=1&...

https://www.kufatec.com/en/audi/a8/a8-4e/?p=3&o=1&n=12&f=152

and

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/archive/index.php?t-9139.html

I never got round to it once I realised the stock system wasn't...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 20th August 2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,201
Posted By J i m s t e r
If the car has AMI, then yes there is an...

If the car has AMI, then yes there is an interface with an apple cable on the end.

The other option, if the car has TV, then the TV module in the back has an AV1 and AV2 input which you can use...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 15th August 2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,125
Posted By J i m s t e r
I recall reading a post on fb from a chap who had...

I recall reading a post on fb from a chap who had the latest (2019 at the time) S8 with a B&O, and he said the new B&O wasn't anywhere as good as the D3 B&O. He said it was the best system he's ever...
Forum: Daily banter 9th August 2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,813
Posted By J i m s t e r
Looks like the boggo stereo too.

Looks like the boggo stereo too.
Forum: Other marques 5th August 2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,980
Posted By J i m s t e r
Always liked these since seeing the test mules...

Always liked these since seeing the test mules driving around Brum in the wee hours on my commute. Never driven one but heard the warm ones go well.

Bonus : I see my old hometown on the satnav
Forum: Daily banter 2nd July 2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,578
Posted By J i m s t e r
He should have had mine for half that. :ROFL:...

He should have had mine for half that. :ROFL: 30K? on what? Not even bose. Also I was looking at stuff from that seller before, they have poor reviews.

AVOID, AVOID.
Forum: Daily banter 23rd June 2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,254
Posted By J i m s t e r
Wife already misses the comfort of the 8. It was...

Wife already misses the comfort of the 8. It was after all basically a limo. She seems to have forgotten the frequent clearing of its blocked drains, wet carpets and condensation all Winter. The...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 5th June 2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,410
Posted By J i m s t e r
Sold

Sold
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 30th May 2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,410
Posted By J i m s t e r
Replied.

Replied.
Forum: D3 - Interior Trims 30th March 2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,899
Posted By J i m s t e r
Have you checked the drain channels down the...

Have you checked the drain channels down the sides of the boot opening? The ones that accumulate leaf debris and sycamore seeds for fun? They have a join in them (what a daft design) and mine...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th March 2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,902
Posted By J i m s t e r
Ooouch. What is the lifespan of discs that are...

Ooouch. What is the lifespan of discs that are 10K a go? Do they naturally perish / oxidise if not used regularly or is it based on mileage? I mean, 10K is not far off the price of an entire D3 S8...
Forum: Daily banter 6th March 2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 56,426
Posted By J i m s t e r
Condolences. It's also sad that there is no...

Condolences.

It's also sad that there is no opportunity for a wake due to the current Covid restrictions. It's important to remember people and funerals are very impersonal at the moment.

In...
Forum: Daily banter 17th February 2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,659
Posted By J i m s t e r
I feel old as I type this, but my way of thinking...

I feel old as I type this, but my way of thinking has been to own a car I really wanted and run it until I don't need it or it's not worth fixing. I think I got that from my dad. I've been happy...
Forum: Daily banter 15th February 2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 23,748
Posted By J i m s t e r
Designed by Luc Donckerwolke, a classic. ...

Designed by Luc Donckerwolke, a classic.

https://medium.com/cardesignchronicles/this-is-how-luc-donckerwolke-contributed-to-car-design-311131904608
Forum: D2 - Everything else 4th February 2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 81,701
Posted By J i m s t e r
I mean, if it was good enough for the gearbox......

I mean, if it was good enough for the gearbox... :ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Everything else 22nd January 2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 81,701
Posted By J i m s t e r
Perhaps be cheaper to buy a good D2 and get it...

Perhaps be cheaper to buy a good D2 and get it resprayed purple at this point.

:(
Forum: Daily banter 13th January 2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,738
Posted By J i m s t e r
Thanks Sarg. Been a difficult year, dad went of...

Thanks Sarg. Been a difficult year, dad went of a sudden heart attack in August and it's not been any easier. I've not had any time off work as being self-employed and not having any work for the...
Forum: Daily banter 12th January 2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,738
Posted By J i m s t e r
Re: People not taking lockdown seriously. I...

Re: People not taking lockdown seriously.

I can't believe how much traffic is still on the roads compared to the March lockdown. I walk for half an hour every morning and it's pretty much as it...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th January 2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 20,950
Posted By J i m s t e r
Interesting point, new electric car lifespans are...

Interesting point, new electric car lifespans are linked to battery life. IIRC, the batteries are past their best after around 10 years average use (with today's battery technology) and are usually...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd December 2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,516
Posted By J i m s t e r
They'll have some next-gen battery stuff creeping...

They'll have some next-gen battery stuff creeping out of the labs once they have got return on the investment they made to make all the lithium and cobalt batteries. Then there is the...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd December 2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,516
Posted By J i m s t e r
Wonder how long fossil fuel infrastructure will...

Wonder how long fossil fuel infrastructure will be around for, after 2030? I mean, you'd expect another ten years, for people buying a new fossil fuel car in 2029.

I hope electric cars get...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th November 2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,623
Posted By J i m s t e r
Have you got TV? You could get a feed into the...

Have you got TV? You could get a feed into the TV unit in the boot as a line in. You need a cable as discussed here:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/archive/index.php?t-7375.html
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 11th November 2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 26,862
Posted By J i m s t e r
I'd get a free 4G PAYG SIM from EE, O2, Voda etc....

I'd get a free 4G PAYG SIM from EE, O2, Voda etc. and try each one in your phone. Run the Speedtest app. Or tether your PC to the phone wirelessly, with the phone as a hotspot, and browse...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd September 2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,818
Posted By J i m s t e r
Is that an Impala? !! +++

Is that an Impala? !! +++
Forum: Daily banter 22nd July 2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,753
Posted By J i m s t e r
Update: All working fine today. Worked away...

Update: All working fine today. Worked away from the house on both cars yesterday too.

Looked around to see if anyone has installed a new garage remote door etc. but nothing changed in the...
Forum: Daily banter 21st July 2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,753
Posted By J i m s t e r
No-one around though. I guess you'd need to be...

No-one around though. I guess you'd need to be within 50 ft or so to do this.
Forum: Daily banter 21st July 2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,753
Posted By J i m s t e r
Bit of a Strange One... Remote Fob Blocked?

Couldn't open the car with the fob last night, had to use the key barrel under the handle. Had to start the car with the key in ignition. Got out, couldn't lock it with the fob either. Same story...
Forum: D4 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 19th June 2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,864
Posted By J i m s t e r
Note to self : Do not buy a D4.

Note to self : Do not buy a D4.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 23rd April 2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 39,017
Posted By J i m s t e r
Was interesting to see how far you got, kudos. ...

Was interesting to see how far you got, kudos.

Strangely I think the radio feed has better sound in the standard system than the HDD so I use an FM transmitter bluetoothed to my phone. It still...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 21st April 2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,000
Posted By J i m s t e r
No they will just narrow down the centre hole in...

No they will just narrow down the centre hole in the wheel for a snug fit to the smaller hub.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 20th April 2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 59,449
Posted By J i m s t e r
Yeah no worries. Let me know when you need it.

Yeah no worries. Let me know when you need it.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 11th April 2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 59,449
Posted By J i m s t e r
My VAG specialist fitted the new motor and still...

My VAG specialist fitted the new motor and still no dice. His diagnostics must have said faulty tilt, and he knew that sensor disabled the (power) boot release. He then got to the module and it was...
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 4th April 2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 39,017
Posted By J i m s t e r
The problem is everything is component-protected...

The problem is everything is component-protected on an optical link, IIRC.

I feel the same way about mine.
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 2nd April 2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 59,449
Posted By J i m s t e r
I've got a spare one (the metal one, 4E0827852H)...

I've got a spare one (the metal one, 4E0827852H) which I thought was why my boot wouldn't open but turns out it was a faulty tilt-sensor stopping the boot opening, so $299 later (including shipping...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 14th March 2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 25,913
Posted By J i m s t e r
Yeah that's where they go on the D3. Again, it's...

Yeah that's where they go on the D3. Again, it's from the numberplate lamp holders and creeps back outside. I am guessing plastic screws might stop it happening again.

Poor design though. ...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 8th February 2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 44,536
Posted By J i m s t e r
Thanks, I'll check this.

Thanks, I'll check this.
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 8th February 2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 44,536
Posted By J i m s t e r
I noticed this on mine, but has resolved itself...

I noticed this on mine, but has resolved itself on its own now.
My microswitches on the soft-close don't work anymore but this is common. I don't miss it and it's not worth my time replacing them....
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 1st January 2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,725
Posted By J i m s t e r
Edit: Didn't see the mileage.

Edit: Didn't see the mileage.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 1st January 2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,725
Posted By J i m s t e r
Edited because didn't see the mileage.

Edited because didn't see the mileage.
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 14th December 2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 25,913
Posted By J i m s t e r
My D3 is going on the rear plate holder...

My D3 is going on the rear plate holder light/grab bar. Looking carefully at it, it seems to stem from the screws that hold the bulb covers. I guess these are causing a contact reaction with...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 10th December 2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 24,468
Posted By J i m s t e r
It could be a combo of the new tyres and road...

It could be a combo of the new tyres and road surface. I drove a piece of road regularly which had long indentations worn in it, from having queuing trucks stood on it. On the previous tyres, I'd...
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 21st November 2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 19,628
Posted By J i m s t e r
I'd happily forego variable-height suspension and...

I'd happily forego variable-height suspension and such for "No wet carpets". Get the basics right, Audi. This is the last one I'll ever buy.
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 27th October 2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 23,973
Posted By J i m s t e r
If you have AMI, you can attach a Bluetooth...

If you have AMI, you can attach a Bluetooth dongle and then stream through AMI.

If you don't have AMI, you can retrofit it.

If you have TV, you could fit a dongle into one of the AUX inputs to...
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