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Forum: D4 - Everything Else 13th April 2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Stevie
around town ... 30 mpg + / good motorway run 38 -...

around town ... 30 mpg + / good motorway run 38 - 42mpg *UK gallons

Is your MMI set for UK units or US?
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 7th December 2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,199
Posted By Stevie
That will definately do the job. The car checks...

That will definately do the job. The car checks the battery charge level before activating the Start/Stop. So if you disconnect it it will never Start/Stop.

For the other poster, no sport mode on...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 7th November 2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,186
Posted By Stevie
My dog will go for the Hoover everytime ... Hates...

My dog will go for the Hoover everytime ... Hates them...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 23rd October 2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,968
Posted By Stevie
All relative I guess

All relative I guess
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 14th October 2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,968
Posted By Stevie
Ok, update ... I've sold the A8 ... 20K...

Ok, update ...

I've sold the A8 ... 20K miles, one year of ownership. 4,500 depreciation, of which 1K was due to a cracked headlight. So to be fair 3,500 ~ 17.5p a mile.

Very happy with that....
Forum: Daily banter 24th September 2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,946
Posted By Stevie
I'm surprised at that, when I lived up that way...

I'm surprised at that, when I lived up that way in Holy Loch the locals seemed to me to be pretty strong SNP supporters. The last time I went to Faslane was on a launch, went to fix a submarine.
...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 15th September 2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,968
Posted By Stevie
Gonna go for a straight A8 3.0 TDI. I've had a...

Gonna go for a straight A8 3.0 TDI. I've had a think about the L, but I'm not that bothered with the standard options, not enough to fork out for them.

I've get a stock car now and there isn't...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 11th September 2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,968
Posted By Stevie
Dark Blue... I've had my existing D4 for a...

Dark Blue...

I've had my existing D4 for a year and seems to be getting smaller. Was up in Edinburgh at the weekend dropping the boy off at Uni, managed to do a 20 point turn around in a very...
Forum: Daily banter 11th September 2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 29,719
Posted By Stevie
IT for me as well. Hobbies, Playing...

IT for me as well.

Hobbies,

Playing Guitar, DIY and Flying, used to have PPL, but it's lapsed. Going to take up again when I get more money.
Forum: Daily banter 11th September 2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,834
Posted By Stevie
I think everyone else has said it. Have you...

I think everyone else has said it.

Have you put all the facts together in a letter with copies of the documentation and sent it to them? If so, then have at it.
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 10th September 2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,968
Posted By Stevie
New Stevie Mobile ...

I'm slowly being reeled in by my local Audi dealer ... He has a pre-reg A8L, pre-facelift 3.0 TDI, < 100 miles.... many 10's of thousands off ...

Going to have to run it past the missus, but I'm...
Forum: D4 - Transmission 27th August 2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,386
Posted By Stevie
Ok, update ... Chased up and found a local...

Ok, update ...

Chased up and found a local non-franchised Porsche specialist. Seems good for the job, came back quoting for gasket sets, new filter and proper oil. Wants 600 for the job. oh my...
Forum: D4 - Transmission 27th August 2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,386
Posted By Stevie
No this wasn't an Audi Main dealer, they won't...

No this wasn't an Audi Main dealer, they won't even quote for a transmission oil change. This was a local VW/Audi specialist.
Forum: D4 - Transmission 22nd August 2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,386
Posted By Stevie
Update

Ok, I've had a look at transmission servicing places and they are way too far away for me with my present schedule. I had a look at maybe getting the car trailered down and back to one of the...
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 17th August 2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,202
Posted By Stevie
Interesting .. and the semi auto box? just a box...

Interesting .. and the semi auto box? just a box of scrap after doubling the torque?
Forum: Daily banter 15th August 2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,893
Posted By Stevie
That :ROFL: looks like Chuckies car ...

That :ROFL: looks like Chuckies car ...
Forum: Daily banter 10th August 2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,100
Posted By Stevie
1st 8 .. 52, last year. First BMW 7 was when I...

1st 8 .. 52, last year. First BMW 7 was when I was 35. I think the older population of owners is more about being able to afford it. I did get some stick about it being an old mans car.

Its the...
Forum: Daily banter 8th August 2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,127
Posted By Stevie
LOL yes they did say that ... But we can all...

LOL yes they did say that ... But we can all dream ....

I do wonder, why not get a chunk of metal, put in a set of slide rails with two electro magnets, one at each end. Slowly pull the chunk of...
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 8th August 2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,629
Posted By Stevie
get one of these ... ...

get one of these ...
https://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/details/karcher-xpert-1-hd7125-exclusive-pressure-wash?da=1&TC=RV-050419900

Bought one a few weeks ago ...
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 8th August 2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 35,629
Posted By Stevie
They look nice ...

They look nice ...
Forum: Daily banter 8th August 2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,622
Posted By Stevie
D5 in the works ...

Ok, Looks like the D5 is on for 2016 ...

http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Secret-new-cars/Search-Results/Spyshots/Audi-A8-2016-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-D5/


Wow, a new Mk2 Phaeton and...
Forum: Daily banter 6th August 2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,127
Posted By Stevie
400 ltrs * 2.2lbs = 800lbs, yes would slow you...

400 ltrs * 2.2lbs = 800lbs, yes would slow you down.

The article is bollocks in that makers claim its a form of battery. The makers are full of it as well as the description of the performance of...
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 5th August 2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 29,991
Posted By Stevie
LOL... When I was in the Navy I went to the on...

LOL... When I was in the Navy I went to the on ship dentist.

Needed a tooth filling.. Yes same thing. two for one.
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 3rd August 2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 29,991
Posted By Stevie
Ok, had a vauxhall many years ago, bought it...

Ok, had a vauxhall many years ago, bought it second hand from a main franchised VW Dealer. Engine let go on the motorway, threw a rod. Towed it back to the dealership, agreed to fit a rebuild engine....
Forum: D4 - Transmission 1st August 2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,386
Posted By Stevie
Gearbox is a ZF8HP55...

Gearbox is a ZF8HP55 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZF_8HP_transmission
Forum: D4 - Transmission 1st August 2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,386
Posted By Stevie
I with you on this one.... So need to find...

I with you on this one....

So need to find a ZF specialist in the Midlands / East or West
Forum: Daily banter 1st August 2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,734
Posted By Stevie
I would agree that Lexus and Toyota styling has...

I would agree that Lexus and Toyota styling has moved into ladyboy, phillipino taxi territory. Mercedes have gone back to the butch look, but have overdone it, most cars look like something out of a...
Forum: D4 - Transmission 1st August 2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,386
Posted By Stevie
Gearbox Oil Change...

Ok, I'm going for my first major service at 38K miles. I went to a local independant.

Got a quote for a Major Service 345 + 210 for gearbox oil change.

Independant rings back and says...
Forum: Daily banter 31st July 2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,022
Posted By Stevie
So annoying ... at least you were at the wheel...

So annoying ... at least you were at the wheel ... unlike my adventure...:mad:
Forum: Daily banter 31st July 2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,734
Posted By Stevie
I had a honda one for a while ... For motorway...

I had a honda one for a while ... For motorway driving my 3.0 TDI A8 D4 gets better milage, its a fact.

The whole idea is pants and it doesn't deliver any more economy than stop/start + common...
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 31st July 2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 29,991
Posted By Stevie
Two year old XC90 Volvo, on a trade for my A8....

Two year old XC90 Volvo, on a trade for my A8. Not a city car. Mine is a 3.0 Diesel, not an S8 with a V10 -> So I'm comfortable with the approach.

I do agree with the local independent, going to...
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 30th July 2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 29,991
Posted By Stevie
Again, not my experience at all. I have had...

Again, not my experience at all.

I have had an alloy damaged with no compensation from Blackcircles.com. Dropped the car off the jack.

I once put my Audi A6 in for a service with 54K miles at...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 30th July 2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,494
Posted By Stevie
Thanks for this... For a laugh ......

Thanks for this...

For a laugh ... http://www.carid.com/2011-audi-a8-wheels/-/&page=2
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 30th July 2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 29,991
Posted By Stevie
Sure, but having said all that. The D4 has two...

Sure, but having said all that. The D4 has two services one is an oil change and one is real service.

They are both are shown in the MMI page with a millage countdown and day countdown.

So the...
Forum: D4 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 15th July 2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,531
Posted By Stevie
Too lazy to take it in for the speaker shelf....

Too lazy to take it in for the speaker shelf. Seems to have stopped vibrating.

Not had the driver's seat issue, but I'm on 35K now, so maybe something for later.
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 15th July 2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 29,991
Posted By Stevie
Why not? it is only oil a filter and a new...

Why not? it is only oil a filter and a new washer?

Better than 300+ from Audi.
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 23rd June 2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,554
Posted By Stevie
Looks really nice. Mines scratched to hell, got...

Looks really nice. Mines scratched to hell, got another door ding last night in leeds :(
Forum: D4 - Body and Exterior 23rd June 2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,299
Posted By Stevie
Hard to tell, none of the pictures give a view of...

Hard to tell, none of the pictures give a view of what it would look like to a human, rather than road kill or a crapping seagull. I'll bet the standard front bumper from Audi is around the same...
Forum: D4 - Engine Bay 21st June 2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 29,991
Posted By Stevie
Oil Service

Ok, the warning came on ... Can't see what the big deal is to change the oil. So off to my favorite, Kwick Fit ...

They did the change, but I noticed the guy on the diagnostics terminal so I...
Forum: D4 - Interior Trims 21st June 2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,596
Posted By Stevie
Might be a useful upgrade for the dreaded key...

Might be a useful upgrade for the dreaded key locked in the boot.
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 20th June 2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,199
Posted By Stevie
Yes, I've had a couple of 7 series on the past....

Yes, I've had a couple of 7 series on the past. The rear wheel drive is a massive pain on ice and snow. I've done about 12k in mine so far, I've never even so much as spun a wheel. Solidly planted at...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 20th June 2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,199
Posted By Stevie
Sounds really nice. Watch out for the...

Sounds really nice.

Watch out for the transmission selector! See my post! http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6902

Also be careful if you take out the spare tyre, there is a battery...
Forum: Daily banter 7th June 2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,671
Posted By Stevie
A8 W12 back on the price list

Looks monster ... V12 lots of extras, price you buy a small house with ...

Would you have a 4 year old one?
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 26th May 2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,656
Posted By Stevie
No he's bigger, faster and stronger than me....

No he's bigger, faster and stronger than me. Anyway I don't think he meant a lot by it, just a quick joke followed up with a bit of absent mindedness.
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 26th May 2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,656
Posted By Stevie
19, I know ...

19, I know ...
Forum: D4 - Wheels and Tyres 17th May 2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 7,845
Posted By Stevie
Tyre presssures ....

Ok, tire pressure light came on today.

Had a look at the door card. Wow strange!

So for up to three people ....

its 2.3 bar front, 2,1 bar back

For a full car,
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 17th May 2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,656
Posted By Stevie
Ok Key has appeared +++ My son was playing a...

Ok Key has appeared +++ My son was playing a practical joke and hid my key. When I didn't bite he forgot he had hidden it.

He asked my why I didn't notice, uh ... I went and used the spare?
...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 16th May 2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,656
Posted By Stevie
Ok I'll get my coat then ... :ROFL:

Ok I'll get my coat then ... :ROFL:
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 16th May 2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,656
Posted By Stevie
166 for the Key + VAT 56 to programme it --...

166 for the Key + VAT
56 to programme it -- This includes being present when the key is ordered with the V5 and ID.


220 ... :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

That is insane.

Off on a...
Forum: D4 - Everything Else 16th May 2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,656
Posted By Stevie
I'll give them a call ... Let's see what the...

I'll give them a call ... Let's see what the pricing supercomputer says.
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