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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th May 2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,840
Posted By Firepit
Hi, No problem, I just saw your post when I...

Hi,

No problem, I just saw your post when I was looking for some technical details that I posted a few years ago. I cut the through hatch out and put the hatch door on myself and it looks like...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 7th May 2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,840
Posted By Firepit
may not be the right car but!!

Hi,

This may not be right for you but I'm just trading in my 2014 A8 SE and I fitted the full Audi Electronic towbar and the up-rated cooling fans at the front. Cost was about 4K. It's also got...
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 29th April 2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,821
Posted By Firepit
First technical problem

I'm 11500 miles in and I've had my first technical problem.

The car went into limp mode on the way to work and the orange coiled wire light was flashing on the dash.

Took it to the dealers...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 8th December 2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,180
Posted By Firepit
The high beam is made up of a series of led's...

The high beam is made up of a series of led's which create an arc of light. Just like a normal high beam.

The system detects an on coming vehicle and selectively switches out the relevant leds,...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 25th November 2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,180
Posted By Firepit
Hi Stevie, Are you saying here that there is...

Hi Stevie, Are you saying here that there is something which will permanently disable the start stop feature? I'd prefer not to have to keep turning it off manually. It drives me nuts.
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 7th September 2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,087
Posted By Firepit
Towing mirrors for caravan

Can anyone recommend some decent ones that will fit the new A8??

I found out after attending a towing course that the mirrors accept most types of towing extensions, so nothing to worry about.
...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 26th August 2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,259
Posted By Firepit
Well I'm a total A8 convert. This car is just...

Well I'm a total A8 convert. This car is just awesome to drive. I've had 3 seven series prior and got really fed up with the clunky gear changes of the BMW diesels.

The new A8 3.0 TDI 258 PSI...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 26th August 2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,793
Posted By Firepit
Wheels for sale 18" ten spoke As new

I have four wheel for sale which came off my brand new A8 D4. They have only done 1200 miles and so are in perfect condition.

No tyres. Wheel size 8x18, bolt pattern 5x112, offset ET28, hub size...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 26th August 2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,259
Posted By Firepit
Thanks for the comments chaps! I've...

Thanks for the comments chaps!

I've demonstrated the towbar moving in and out of position a few times now, and the most common comment, is that it's a bit rude and phallic. :tuttut:

I'll try...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 24th August 2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,259
Posted By Firepit
I do know what you mean about the size. I was...

I do know what you mean about the size. I was trying to balance the cost and comfort with the looks.

The overall look is pretty good I think. Stuck in traffic yesterday we got a couple of...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 22nd August 2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,259
Posted By Firepit
I'd read that towing a caravan without them ends...

I'd read that towing a caravan without them ends up splattering the van and the tow hitch with stones. Plus they do keep a ton of crap off the sides car.

Not that I'm 4nal or anything but I even...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 22nd August 2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,259
Posted By Firepit
I've never towed anything in my life up to now. ...

I've never towed anything in my life up to now. :o

But couldn't you leave it attached to the caravan/trailer, undo it's bolt and drive off. Detaching it simply and quickly.

Then unhitch...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 22nd August 2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,259
Posted By Firepit
Cheers +++ The tow bar is activated by a...

Cheers +++

The tow bar is activated by a button and it automatically swivels into place and then back totally out of sight when you press it again.

It was worth the money just to see it doing...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 22nd August 2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,259
Posted By Firepit
New Wheels and Towbar

Ok here we are :D

I'll let the pictures do the talking..


http://www.tt-fun.com/audi/1.jpg


http://www.tt-fun.com/audi/2.jpg
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 21st August 2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,483
Posted By Firepit
On the subject of wheels. I have an A7 loan car...

On the subject of wheels. I have an A7 loan car with large wheels and skinny tyres.

I understand what people say about the air suspension but there is a real difference in the harshness of any...
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 21st August 2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,483
Posted By Firepit
The wheels fit and look spectacular (according to...

The wheels fit and look spectacular (according to the call I just got) +++

New cooling fans are in and the tow bar is underway.

:D
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 20th August 2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,483
Posted By Firepit
The day finally arrived and it's in for the Audi...

The day finally arrived and it's in for the Audi electronic towbar (which swivels out of sight) and for the wheels to be changed. They gave me an A7 to drive, so happy with that!!

I did ask them...
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 8th August 2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,483
Posted By Firepit
Are they 20"?

Are they 20"?
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 8th August 2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,483
Posted By Firepit
Thanks :) Aside from the looks, I am really...

Thanks :)

Aside from the looks, I am really looking forward to being able to clean them easily.

Those ten spoke things are a total nightmare to clean.
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 7th August 2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,483
Posted By Firepit
I just went for the exact same wheel size! Which...

I just went for the exact same wheel size! Which means that the tyres having only done 1500 miles, will swap straight over +++

edited Sorry yes that was 18"
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 5th August 2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,483
Posted By Firepit
Happy to report that the wheels I purchased have...

Happy to report that the wheels I purchased have been delivered. It took two weeks rather than the 72 hours that the site said.

They are brilliant and I'm glad I got them from where I did...
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 22nd July 2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,483
Posted By Firepit
The ones I ordered are exactly the same size as...

The ones I ordered are exactly the same size as the ones I am taking off.

MAK Stadt 8x18 5x112 ET28 66.6 (ET 28)

They are specific Audi fit.

66.6 is the hub size (central hole)

Got s...
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 22nd July 2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,483
Posted By Firepit
I've ordered the Mak wheels as shown above. Will...

I've ordered the Mak wheels as shown above. Will swop the tyres over and post a pic when done :-)
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 21st July 2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,483
Posted By Firepit
I know what you are saying is right ascetically...

I know what you are saying is right ascetically but I've been there with 20" wheels and skinny tyres.

Every bump comes through and potholes are a killer. Plus the less rubber and bigger the hole...
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 21st July 2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,483
Posted By Firepit
I have also seen these which seem to have an...

I have also seen these which seem to have an exact size match :-)

http://www.makwheels.it/public/images/11213.jpg

http://www.makwheels.it/EMP0000000297.asp

preferences?
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 21st July 2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,483
Posted By Firepit
New wheel choice advice

Hi all,

Currently I have the 18" ten spoke alloys. I like the 18" the ride is good and the tyres are not expensive to replace. However the wheels are a nightmare to clean, takes me much longer...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 22nd June 2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,548
Posted By Firepit
Some pictures of my car

The polish was achieved with Wolfgang Deep Gloss Liquid Seal and then a layer of Auto Glym High Definition Wax. Everything you see on the paint is a reflection :-)

...
Forum: D4 - Interior Trims 21st June 2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,568
Posted By Firepit
You'd also need a stick with a hook or a magnet,...

You'd also need a stick with a hook or a magnet, as there is no way anyone would be climbing through there :)
Forum: D4 - Interior Trims 20th June 2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,568
Posted By Firepit
DIY Thru load / Ski hatch

Hello all, as promised here is my guide for the diy thru load on the brand new 2014 258ps Audi A8 3.0 TDI

I do not know if it will work on a 2013 model but you should look if you want the...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 16th June 2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,180
Posted By Firepit
What's really cool and has had a few positive...

What's really cool and has had a few positive mentions already, from people who have followed me in and out of work, are the sweeping indicators. It's all a bit "Knightrider" I'm told.
Forum: Daily banter 16th June 2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,069
Posted By Firepit
I'm 47 now and got my first 8 last week. But had...

I'm 47 now and got my first 8 last week. But had a TT since 2001 and three seven series over the same time period. I don't know what I was thinking. Always loved the TT in the wet or the snow and...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 16th June 2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,180
Posted By Firepit
It's a the new 2014 3.0 TDI (258PS) It's in...

It's a the new 2014 3.0 TDI (258PS)

It's in Phantom black with a black interior. The piano black inlays make it look really classy inside.

Thus far it's done 200 lovely miles. :)
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 16th June 2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,180
Posted By Firepit
I've only driven it once at night but the lights...

I've only driven it once at night but the lights are awesome. It's like a full beam arc all the time except it blanks out a small piece of the arc where it detects another vehicle.

No one flashed...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 16th June 2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,180
Posted By Firepit
New member and proud owner of a new D4

Hi all,

I've just taken delivery of a new A8 SE. Added options were Matrix headlights and Piano black trim. :)

I've previoulsly owned three 7 series BMW and made the switch to Audi in order...
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