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Forum: Daily banter Today, 07:55 PM
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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: 3,003
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: 11
Views: 242
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: 11
Views: 242
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: 11
Views: 242
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: 269
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: 1,108
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: 127
Views: 8,191
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: 1,108
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: 149
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: 702
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: 1,108
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: 127
Views: 8,191
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: 269
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: 269
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: 1,108
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: 127
Views: 8,191
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: 1,108
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: 1,108
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: 127
Views: 8,191
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: 127
Views: 8,191
Posted By MikkiJayne
Much smaller

Much smaller
Forum: Daily banter 13th June 2022, 06:25 AM
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Views: 8,191
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: 429
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...
Forum: Daily banter 12th June 2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,191
Posted By MikkiJayne
More on the rear suspension today. Hub...

More on the rear suspension today.

Hub bushes in

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=28657&stc=1&d=1655063826

Right side back together
...
Forum: Daily banter 11th June 2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,191
Posted By MikkiJayne
I have a collection of metal polishes and...

I have a collection of metal polishes and heavy-cut compounds, but the key is the Rupes 70mm wool pad on a miniature rotary polisher. The wool pads really cut through the contamination on the surface...
Forum: Daily banter 11th June 2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,191
Posted By MikkiJayne
Guess what is back from Nicola's? Its soooo...

Guess what is back from Nicola's? Its soooo shiny! :love:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=28638&stc=1&d=1654978006
...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 10th June 2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,961
Posted By MikkiJayne
An Android head unit surely is cheaper than the...

An Android head unit surely is cheaper than the elusive C5 RNS-e? The Icebox one which looks similar is 320 iirc. Nice condition RNS-e units seem to be 300-400 plus all the adapters and expensive...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 9th June 2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By MikkiJayne
They aren't supposed to be glued together so I...

They aren't supposed to be glued together so I suspect that's someone's attempt to repair them. The outer plastic part should just clip in to the aluminium inner.

To glue them together if they...
Forum: Daily banter 8th June 2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,191
Posted By MikkiJayne
I have seen the silver nitrate products - you can...

I have seen the silver nitrate products - you can buy the solution on its own relatively cheaply. I was looking at one the other day which is activated by a flame and goes from clear to...
Forum: Daily banter 31st May 2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,191
Posted By MikkiJayne
The arb links are wrong on the standard D2 Meyle...

The arb links are wrong on the standard D2 Meyle kit as well as the FE :rolleyes: I'll fix this when its back from Nicola.
...
Forum: Daily banter 31st May 2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,191
Posted By MikkiJayne
That's a good idea +++ Mini-meet & detailing day...

That's a good idea +++ Mini-meet & detailing day :)
Forum: Daily banter 31st May 2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,191
Posted By MikkiJayne
I have that in hand +++

I have that in hand +++
Forum: Daily banter 30th May 2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,191
Posted By MikkiJayne
General putting-back-together today, and a new...

General putting-back-together today, and a new windscreen. After that was done I made a start on assessing which bits of brightwork can be recovered - some are beyond saving.
...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th May 2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,335
Posted By MikkiJayne
Oops sorry! JD Motorsports are pretty good for...

Oops sorry! JD Motorsports are pretty good for customer service but I've never tried returning anything. If for some reason they won't take them back let me know and I'll buy them from you +++
...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 30th May 2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 18,445
Posted By MikkiJayne
The spark plug tube is pushed in to the head. Its...

The spark plug tube is pushed in to the head. Its an extremely tight interference fit but its really the only component which could allow oil to get in there.

Just disconnect the oil level sensor...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th May 2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 18,445
Posted By MikkiJayne
Anywhere in that area should be fine since...

Anywhere in that area should be fine since there's nothing else there. I'd stick it next to the chassis leg since its closer to the warm engine.



Oil on the plugs on a V8 is quite rare as it...
Forum: Daily banter 29th May 2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,191
Posted By MikkiJayne
I removed the screen surround today ready for the...

I removed the screen surround today ready for the new screen to be fitted tomorrow. As usual, several of the clips were rusty because of the butyl sealant the factory fitted at the base of the drain...
Forum: Daily banter 29th May 2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,191
Posted By MikkiJayne
Its surprising modern cars are still having...

Its surprising modern cars are still having issues with this.

Unfortunately the D2 spindles tend to wear very badly as they are chrome plated, which wears / rusts off, and then the spindles go...
Forum: Daily banter 28th May 2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,191
Posted By MikkiJayne
The bonnet is going on tomorrow as Marcel is...

The bonnet is going on tomorrow as Marcel is coming over to help, and the bonnet is a 2-person job +++
Forum: Daily banter 28th May 2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,191
Posted By MikkiJayne
Front panel on ...

Front panel on

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=28554&stc=1&d=1653766159

Filled with fluids and running again :)
...
Forum: Daily banter 27th May 2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,191
Posted By MikkiJayne
Except magnetic :) Ready for the front panel...

Except magnetic :)

Ready for the front panel to go on in the morning:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=28548&stc=1&d=1653679659

Apologies for the potato-cam picture...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th May 2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,596
Posted By MikkiJayne
I'll get on your bushes n stuff next week while...

I'll get on your bushes n stuff next week while Andrew's is getting polished +++
Forum: Other marques 27th May 2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,896
Posted By MikkiJayne
They've taken the Audi model of customer...

They've taken the Audi model of customer disservice then :(
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th May 2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,596
Posted By MikkiJayne
The left output flange will also need a...

The left output flange will also need a replacement bearing 6007C3 (https://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/p5179/SKF-6007C3-Open-Deep-Groove-Ball-Bearing-35x62x14mm/product_info.html) and a square-section...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th May 2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,596
Posted By MikkiJayne
Front top mounts are cheap and available from...

Front top mounts are cheap and available from Febi. Rears are NLA as far as I know.

Engine and gearbox mounts are NLA. They settle slightly but rarely fail.

Subframe bolts get reused. They are...
Forum: Daily banter 26th May 2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,191
Posted By MikkiJayne
Slowly going back together, a pic dump of a few...

Slowly going back together, a pic dump of a few things.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=28529&stc=1&d=1653594831
...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 24th May 2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By MikkiJayne
boooo! :p :ROFL:

boooo! :p

:ROFL:
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd May 2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,335
Posted By MikkiJayne
Parts In Motion: Febi 44051 front discs...

Parts In Motion:

Febi 44051 front discs 345mm (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/334428912933)

Febi 18398 rear discs 280mm (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/334389789357)

JD Motorsport:

TRW GDB1532...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd May 2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,335
Posted By MikkiJayne
TRW rear pads tend to be branded as 'Cotec'....

TRW rear pads tend to be branded as 'Cotec'. There are loads of options for rear discs as they're the same as the front of an A4 or Passat, but choices are very limited on front discs for the...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd May 2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,191
Posted By MikkiJayne
Another good day today thanks to Mike coming over...

Another good day today thanks to Mike coming over to help

Got the fan finished off

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=28515&stc=1&d=1653244291

Some trauma had happened...
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