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Forum: Daily banter Today, 11:50 AM
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Posted By steamship
Wow. I paid 60p a litre for 900 litres back in...

Wow. I paid 60p a litre for 900 litres back in the first half of February (2022). Three weeks later it was 1.20 a litre. 'Cheapest' it ever dropped to after that was 90p a litre and it's currently...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 23rd June 2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By steamship
Pretty much this. No matter what end/corner you...

Pretty much this. No matter what end/corner you start with, it's just a pain to fit. A combination of tight space and the use of a heavy duty plastic that has no flex in it at all, or which hardens...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 22nd June 2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By steamship
One option you could try is soaking the end in...

One option you could try is soaking the end in hot water to see if it will soften it up a bit. I know it works for some of the harder rubber fittings, but not sure if it would work with hard plastic.
Forum: Daily banter 20th June 2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,000
Posted By steamship
Bog standard Tesco petrol went up 9p last week...

Bog standard Tesco petrol went up 9p last week over here (174.9p). Getting expensive to just cut the grass now.

Came across an interesting site that lists global fuel prices. Here's a screenshot...
Forum: Daily banter 18th June 2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,191
Posted By steamship
Stunning presentation as ever.

Stunning presentation as ever.
Forum: Owners Meets 14th June 2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,107
Posted By steamship
If you can, you should really get along to one of...

If you can, you should really get along to one of these meets, if only to meet the people. I joined the forum in June 2013 and have attended the annual meets since 2014 (except 2016, but that was...
Forum: Daily banter 13th June 2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By steamship
Like what happened with Audi and all those with...

Like what happened with Audi and all those with the virtual cockpit display suddenly not showing the Google Earth view (although some can be made to work with the alternative mapping service).
Forum: Other marques 11th June 2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,892
Posted By steamship
The fact that a fully Volvo serviced car requires...

The fact that a fully Volvo serviced car requires a new engine after only 28,000 miles seems to have slipped their minds. Outrageous!
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 10th June 2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,958
Posted By steamship
The main reason is cost. Second reason is that I...

The main reason is cost. Second reason is that I just want something to play music and give me sat nav whenever I need either of them.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 10th June 2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,394
Posted By steamship
The correct part number is 1J0972753 and you can...

The correct part number is 1J0972753 and you can find it at the site you linked to.
Forum: Other marques 9th June 2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,892
Posted By steamship
Frustratingly, it sounds like the common sense...

Frustratingly, it sounds like the common sense approach is out the window and to quote MJ...
Forum: Daily banter 7th June 2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,191
Posted By steamship
There is another product that I came across a...

There is another product that I came across a couple of years ago called Hydrochrome, but both products are quite expensive (even the 'basic' setup), so they're not the sort of thing an individual...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 7th June 2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By steamship
Great job for someone who is "Not a real...

Great job for someone who is "Not a real mechanic".
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 2nd June 2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,124
Posted By steamship
Going by your photo and the image I've attached,...

Going by your photo and the image I've attached, it looks like part #33 you're looking for. It seems to come as one piece for both sides with what appears to be a filter at the end. That being the...
Forum: Daily banter 31st May 2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,191
Posted By steamship
Pretty sure you've probably mentioned this in...

Pretty sure you've probably mentioned this in another WITW thread, but what do you use to protect the brightwork after you get them cleaned up?
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th May 2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By steamship
We're running out of things to check. Looking at...

We're running out of things to check. Looking at an image of the suspension, you seem to have worked on almost every single nut and bolt. Grasping at straws here, but any likelihood that the bolt (#2...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th May 2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By steamship
I've read multiple posts from people having this...

I've read multiple posts from people having this same knocking issue and they seem to have replaced everything to no avail. Two specific things that are mentioned are the ARB bushes and the 42mm...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 29th May 2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,392
Posted By steamship
Got my rear window on the D3 S8 replaced back in...

Got my rear window on the D3 S8 replaced back in 2019 after a suicidal chimney pot took it out from the second floor. Got it sorted with Autoglass and with a genuine replacement. It did take them...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 28th May 2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By steamship
No need to apologise. At least it sounds like...

No need to apologise. At least it sounds like your mechanic didn't have any issues when doing it, or they would probably have mentioned it.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 27th May 2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By steamship
I saw your thread about the work you're doing,...

I saw your thread about the work you're doing, although I think you've mistaken which one I mean. Mine's was to the output shaft to the rear axle, not the front driveshafts, but I think they may use...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 26th May 2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By steamship
The offending article is item #33 in the attached...

The offending article is item #33 in the attached image. It is the bolt that holds in the flanged shaft that the propshaft attaches to. This needs removing so that the infamous rear output shaft seal...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 24th May 2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By steamship
Had to! Even if I hadn't pestered you, you'd know...

Had to! Even if I hadn't pestered you, you'd know what it was for. +++
Forum: D2 - Everything else 24th May 2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By steamship
MOT Time (Delayed)... and Mystery Bolt

Pleased to say that the car has passed yet another MOT with zero advisories.

It was due the MOT at the start of April but due to the continuing backlog here caused initially by faulty lifts...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 20th May 2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,958
Posted By steamship
And there was me thinking I knew what I was...

And there was me thinking I knew what I was talking about. :o
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 20th May 2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,958
Posted By steamship
RNS-D to RNS-E Retrofit - Couple of Questions

Toying with the idea of fitting a RNS-E, and looking a few answers. I've read through the following two threads a couple of times, created by IT and Singh back in 2010, but I seem to be missing some...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 20th May 2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,295
Posted By steamship
Just checked and the electric vacuum pump in the...

Just checked and the electric vacuum pump in the braking system only applies to the petrol engines (BBJ, ASN, BVJ and BSM).

Now this or may not be relevant, but might be worth checking for a...
Forum: Other marques 18th May 2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,892
Posted By steamship
WOW! That's going to be an interesting topic of...

WOW! That's going to be an interesting topic of conversation, depending on what Volvo UK have to say. Let's hope common sense prevails.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 17th May 2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,103
Posted By steamship
That's for the parking sensors. The part number...

That's for the parking sensors. The part number is 6R0973735. You just need a set of terminal removal tools (cheap on eBay) and a bit of patience to replace. If doing so, make sure to take a note of...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 16th May 2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,000
Posted By steamship
Following on from this other thread about relays...

Following on from this other thread about relays (and their location):

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=16668

and also a LHD model, positions 3 and 4 (the two central ones) are...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 16th May 2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By steamship
Check out the following threads. I've linked to...

Check out the following threads. I've linked to the relevant post in each thread that gives the relevant details.

1. This one has photos and instructions:...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 16th May 2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,533
Posted By steamship
The following image should help in identifying...

The following image should help in identifying all the relevant fasteners required. Based on the image, these are the associated part numbers, and how many you require per side. Note that these...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th May 2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By steamship
The two 214 relays are for the ESP.

The two 214 relays are for the ESP.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 13th May 2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,295
Posted By steamship
Not sure if this applies to your car, but some...

Not sure if this applies to your car, but some D3s had an electric vacuum pump in the braking system. If yours has it, it might be a vacuum leak from that causing the issue, especially if you notice...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 12th May 2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,340
Posted By steamship
That's how I know him. Got two Bentley style keys...

That's how I know him. Got two Bentley style keys for the D2 and well pleased with them.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 10th May 2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,340
Posted By steamship
You could try contacting Craig Nettleton of Auto...

You could try contacting Craig Nettleton of Auto Solutions. He has a Facebook page, but can also be contacted on 07900600548 or via email at craigynett@gmail.com
...
Forum: Daily banter 9th May 2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,191
Posted By steamship
Does it come out that easily? Is that...

Does it come out that easily?



Is that part number 077115147A (radial shaft seal), as it seems to be from the old ETKA diagram?



Is there a part number for the seal or do you reuse it?...
Forum: Daily banter 6th May 2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,191
Posted By steamship
I wonder what exactly they'll do on those engines...

I wonder what exactly they'll do on those engines where the filters are clogged, and have partially starved the turbos of oil. Will they just fit new filters and send the owner on their way, and...
Forum: Owners Meets 27th April 2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 60,715
Posted By steamship
+1 +++

+1 +++
Forum: Daily banter 26th April 2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,191
Posted By steamship
Genius idea... but then we wouldn't expect...

Genius idea... but then we wouldn't expect anything less. +++
Forum: Daily banter 24th April 2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,533
Posted By steamship
Position as shown in the attached image.

Position as shown in the attached image.
Forum: Daily banter 24th April 2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,533
Posted By steamship
A stunning addition to the garage, and love the...

A stunning addition to the garage, and love the two tone interior with accented piping.

This is going to make your decision on which car to drive even more difficult.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd April 2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,769
Posted By steamship
Is this a cue for another episode of WITW?

Is this a cue for another episode of WITW?
Forum: Owners Meets 22nd April 2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 60,715
Posted By steamship
Especially considering that we've all been locked...

Especially considering that we've all been locked up for the last two years and this being a highly significant Jubilee, I'd think everyone and their dog wants to get out and enjoy themselves.
...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 20th April 2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 916
Posted By steamship
This. It appears from the instructions in ETKA,...

This. It appears from the instructions in ETKA, the end caps are supposed to glued in place. This applies to both of the versions you showed.

D176501A1 is described as 'Silicon sealant' and costs...
Forum: Daily banter 18th April 2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 68,751
Posted By steamship
Amazing result, but then we wouldn't expect any...

Amazing result, but then we wouldn't expect any less. +++++++++

It would be somewhat appropriate to hear this playing on the car stereo as it departed:
...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 17th April 2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,337
Posted By steamship
Just noticed the '2.7T'. A8s were never fitted...

Just noticed the '2.7T'. A8s were never fitted with a 2.7T engine. A better alternative would be one of the various other Audi forums that cover ALL Audi models. Here are four such examples, all of...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 16th April 2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,337
Posted By steamship
He may be referring to the flaps in the intake...

He may be referring to the flaps in the intake manifold.
Forum: Daily banter 1st April 2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By steamship
As Adrian mentioned above, it's primarily because...

As Adrian mentioned above, it's primarily because the US are more litigious.

I saw a post on one of the Facebook A8 groups were it has cost someone $12,000 for new turbos plus labour!

Also...
Forum: D3 - Everything Else 25th March 2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
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Views: 3,185
Posted By steamship
Try 91153. I found it on the following thread on...

Try 91153. I found it on the following thread on the Ross-Tech forum:

https://forums.ross-tech.com/index.php?threads/18056
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 19th March 2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,062
Posted By steamship
Out of curiosity, I dug out some photos from the...

Out of curiosity, I dug out some photos from the 2017 annual meet to see if I could tell the difference. Taken at a slightly different angle, but within one minute of each other. Best I can do is...
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