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Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 8th January 2021, 03:22 PM
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Posted By ulfilias
So......Some while back i just turned off my...

So......Some while back i just turned off my miners, sulked a bit and ignored the whole thing!

I didn't sell anything as it wasn't worth it and you never know where things will go and well it...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 22nd October 2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 33,058
Posted By ulfilias
Totally love the purple.....My favourite colour....

Totally love the purple.....My favourite colour. Used to have a BMW 316i M-sport compact in techno violet. It was BMW's own rip on an M3 looked very similar from the front, but a bit odd from the...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 22nd October 2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 27,950
Posted By ulfilias
Interesting journey.....Long time since I had my...

Interesting journey.....Long time since I had my S8 but i did swap the head unit in it for a high end Kenwood flip out unit as the sat nav was soooo dated even back then. I've still got the unit but...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 22nd October 2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,883
Posted By ulfilias
Indeed. This board also seems to be predominantly...

Indeed. This board also seems to be predominantly UK with some EU and only a little further afield, which may be why you haven't had a quick response.
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 12th October 2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,444
Posted By ulfilias
It's ODD that it has just recently come up, and a...

It's ODD that it has just recently come up, and a couple of times. I run LPG and that often adds codes so i frequently clear those (typically o2 exhaust).
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 12th October 2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,444
Posted By ulfilias
That's MY kinda fix :love: I just got an...

That's MY kinda fix :love:

I just got an error code on my 2005 D3

I'm a bit curious how, if audi has put resistors in....or if the mounts on mine are real they've lasted THAT long!!!

I've...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 15th September 2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,461
Posted By ulfilias
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=15560...

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=15560

Some better pics on that thread. Looks nice. Northern Ireland and the fact that i probably shouldn't really be looking at a W12 (eco stuff) but...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 19th May 2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,822
Posted By ulfilias
Hi there, The new Caliper turned up last...

Hi there,

The new Caliper turned up last Monday, alas somewhere in delivery it had been dropped/knocked or something and the EPB motor was cracked around the side near a screw point!

Spoke to...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 4th May 2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,822
Posted By ulfilias
I'm probably going to go back into work and do...

I'm probably going to go back into work and do some more testing, probably try with the motor off and see if that resets some things.

I could try something interfacing between the star drive and...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th April 2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,822
Posted By ulfilias
Had another go at this today. The discs turned up...

Had another go at this today. The discs turned up and I fitted them to both sides, checked the pads were even and balanced.

No joy. The left still runs and runs. I popped the left side off again...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 28th April 2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,822
Posted By ulfilias
I actually run a small manufacturing business so...

I actually run a small manufacturing business so could get round that, but the Audi is more a workhorse than show car. I ended up furloughing myself and my two guys on Friday, because lack of work,...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 27th April 2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,822
Posted By ulfilias
Yeah.....I've got vagcom/odb11 and i can play...

Yeah.....I've got vagcom/odb11 and i can play with the thickness, open/close the epb, do the test.

That's how i know the left is running way longer than expected.

I've tried various...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd April 2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,822
Posted By ulfilias
I was certainly looking at the various Audi EPBs...

I was certainly looking at the various Audi EPBs with an idea of repair!

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=13431

I've "repaired" my left EPB at least 3 or 4 times. Taking the back of...
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 13th March 2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 33,623
Posted By ulfilias
VCDS is great. On the D2 you may well be...

VCDS is great.

On the D2 you may well be able to get away with an OLD version. I started off that way but ended up with a unrestricted full version later. It's really useful though there is...
Forum: D3 - Lights 16th October 2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,063
Posted By ulfilias
Wheel liner....Eeep. Nice quick and easy, then -...

Wheel liner....Eeep. Nice quick and easy, then - I can see buying the plastic light things as whilst gaffer tape may work, i can't see police etc being happy if they pull you!

Having a quick look...
Forum: D3 - Lights 15th October 2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,063
Posted By ulfilias
Channel 010: Tourist Solution When driving in...

Channel 010: Tourist Solution
When driving in countries where driving is performed on the opposite side as in the native country the headlights must be changed over to avoid blinding the oncoming...
Forum: Daily banter 14th October 2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,097
Posted By ulfilias
How to make your car look silly....

So....I noticed a flat last night. Tried the compressor this morning and it's a side wall cut. I noticed a hiss getting out on Friday and since i've been playing with the air suspension thought it...
Forum: Daily banter 30th September 2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,244
Posted By ulfilias
Must admit i've not had a Diesel.....And yeah,...

Must admit i've not had a Diesel.....And yeah, cheap old petrol cars, particularly these beasts have spoilt me!

My GF is currently contemplating the Vauhaull Ampera, it's the 1st generation Chevy...
Forum: Daily banter 30th September 2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,620
Posted By ulfilias
Bagpipe Andy on ebay certainly was one of the...

Bagpipe Andy on ebay certainly was one of the pioneers of this repair. I did it a couple of times and it worked pretty well at breathing new life into a flagging compressor however eventually it was...
Forum: Daily banter 26th September 2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,244
Posted By ulfilias
Why is Diesel a big NO ??? I'm curious...

Why is Diesel a big NO ???

I'm curious rather than arguing!

Interestingly after looking at Environmental concerns, I've just struck the V10 S8 off my list.....It's AWESOME and I'd love it and...
Forum: Daily banter 5th August 2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,244
Posted By ulfilias
Not bad....Claims to be high spec, but i can't...

Not bad....Claims to be high spec, but i can't see that much extra. No B&O, massage or ventilated seats, though it does have the decent seats at least!
Good mileage and price though!

I've an old...
Forum: Daily banter 2nd August 2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,244
Posted By ulfilias
Next Car: D3 S8, D4 4.2 or something else???

Hi There,

I've had an 8 for a fair while now and my D3 v8 4.2 Sport with 180k on the clock is starting to get fairly long in the tooth, it keeps passing the mot, but is hardly a show piece, but a...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 11th July 2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,312
Posted By ulfilias
Did this yesterday swapping a front bumper! ...

Did this yesterday swapping a front bumper!

You need a LONG 10mm extension to get those main 3 bolts per side. Made things way easier when I borrowed one!
I also found the top bolt on both sides...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 10th July 2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,769
Posted By ulfilias
It can indeed. Quality is also questionable...

It can indeed.

Quality is also questionable in a lot of circumstances, it was one of those things that could have been AMAZING but didn't properly take off in the UK, with support and uptake...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 3rd July 2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,183
Posted By ulfilias
So the plot thickens a little.... Got the...

So the plot thickens a little....

Got the second hand silver bumper. Looks a good match. Has 4x parking sensors, 2 x fogs and grills. Reasonable condition with the odd wear and tear, but WAY...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 3rd July 2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,183
Posted By ulfilias
Ahhhh....I was wondering about a similar style of...

Ahhhh....I was wondering about a similar style of DIY fix. They certainly look very similar. Maybe keep the powered motor part from the Audi. I've opened mine up a couple of times and free it up....
Forum: Daily banter 2nd July 2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,615
Posted By ulfilias
I think one of the cheapest ways is ODB11 - It's...

I think one of the cheapest ways is ODB11 - It's a great little phone app and dongle and is a nice addition to VCDS and does many things. I keep mine in the ashtray for checking any bits and bobs...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 2nd July 2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,448
Posted By ulfilias
Nice.....But it tends to be the 4wd quattro that...

Nice.....But it tends to be the 4wd quattro that keeps me in the Audi camp. I do occasionally wonder about something like the Phaeton, but then you loose the lightweight audi aluminium part and most...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 1st July 2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,183
Posted By ulfilias
Skimming through the listings for the blue...

Skimming through the listings for the blue one.....I saw a LY7W - Akoya Silver bonnet!!!

A few messages, and a listing with Akoya Silver....No need to paint. 199 and all the grills, fogs and...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 1st July 2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,183
Posted By ulfilias
Actually had a caliper issue a couple of times,...

Actually had a caliper issue a couple of times, always the parking brake bit. I've taken it off and it separates and water gets in the back, and the helical gears get gunk and bind up. One side had a...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 1st July 2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,183
Posted By ulfilias
Front Bumper Dilema

Hi There,

I had a bit of a silly accident/parking error / laps of judgement - Ikea MK, parked up, decent day of shopping, got in, reversed and the car had dropped onto the raised curb and ARGHHH....
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 28th June 2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,448
Posted By ulfilias
HA....You know the specs better than most,...

HA....You know the specs better than most, probably better than most of Audi :ROFL:

It's about the best i've seen on the market reasonably. Admittedly I tend to discount and non B&O on the basis...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 27th June 2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,448
Posted By ulfilias
Must admit i've been scouting for a while to see...

Must admit i've been scouting for a while to see if anything can tempt me as my 4.2 A8 sport is getting a bit long in the tooth and it's close to bonus time....But i've yet to see much that's a...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 31st May 2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,114
Posted By ulfilias
Hmmm....Where abouts. I keep tempting myself with...

Hmmm....Where abouts. I keep tempting myself with a D3 S8 and have been considering for 3 years since getting my 4.2 Sport A8 and still missing my D2
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 23rd May 2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 205,535
Posted By ulfilias
Yeah....I've a couple of S7's and an S9. So...

Yeah....I've a couple of S7's and an S9. So wished i'd sold them on early last year!!! The 4x GTX rig actually became the more interesting in coin grabbing and got me back playing with linux and was...
Forum: Daily banter 20th May 2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,011
Posted By ulfilias
And I know which i'd prefer just as a daily...

And I know which i'd prefer just as a daily driver too. It may not be the ultimate drag strip challenger, but it's fast, comfy and pure class!
Forum: D3 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 20th May 2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,928
Posted By ulfilias
Can't say i'm keen on FM transmitters, they may...

Can't say i'm keen on FM transmitters, they may have come on, but I often found them tricky to keep working whilst driving, particularly round London which has quite congested FM usage and you'd end...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 9th May 2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,906
Posted By ulfilias
16K *Cough* Ouch.....Depends how much...

16K

*Cough*

Ouch.....Depends how much they've investigated though!

Can't say i'd be rushing to pay big money for it though. 85500 miles is the only thing really going for it. The spec...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th May 2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,906
Posted By ulfilias
Piston Slap from engine rattle....Thought that...

Piston Slap from engine rattle....Thought that was usually timing chain, than bottom end?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 2nd May 2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,988
Posted By ulfilias
I believe my A8 D3 PF 4.2 petrol is fine once...

I believe my A8 D3 PF 4.2 petrol is fine once registered with an LPG conversion.....certainly looking it's reg up, it was free :D

Don't know if the TFTI ones can be LPG'd but certainly the older...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 2nd May 2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,103
Posted By ulfilias
I agree with MJ keep it full and a jerry can in...

I agree with MJ keep it full and a jerry can in the boot!

Second hand value will be irritatingly low. You can get a reasonable runner for a few grand and most people like stock too.

With a...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 18th April 2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,541
Posted By ulfilias
We need a like button! *Applauds*

We need a like button!
*Applauds*
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 15th April 2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,963
Posted By ulfilias
I've been loosely looking for a while. My PF D3...

I've been loosely looking for a while. My PF D3 is at ~177k and whilst a good buy for me at the the time, I've always missed my D2 S8 despite on paper the 4.2 D3 being about as quick it's never felt...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 2nd April 2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,469
Posted By ulfilias
Doesn't look to be on their normal sales site, so...

Doesn't look to be on their normal sales site, so definitely part exchange and not what they normally sell!

I do miss my old S8 and that's reasonable money. Not silly distance, though also not...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 27th March 2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,246
Posted By ulfilias
That finished at 5,750.00 - Wonder if it...

That finished at 5,750.00 - Wonder if it actually sold for that
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 22nd March 2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 205,535
Posted By ulfilias
Dunno About you guys, but i've now got a load of...

Dunno About you guys, but i've now got a load of bitmain coupons $340, $250, $160 & $65 - No idea quite what to do with them....They seem to expire the end of the month, but I've not turned any of my...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th March 2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,246
Posted By ulfilias
Relisted due to time waster....Hmm! Still a...

Relisted due to time waster....Hmm!

Still a shame about the interior, I love the spec but that's a hard nope from me!

I'm always curious about these kind of auctions....I've bought cars off...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th March 2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,246
Posted By ulfilias
That one went to 6.5K last time and didn't hit...

That one went to 6.5K last time and didn't hit reserve. Personally if I was the seller i'd have bitten the highest bidders hand off!!!
It then went up at 7k and obviously didn't do much......I'd...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd February 2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,423
Posted By ulfilias
HAHA. Yeah. Pleiades developed ways to repair the...

HAHA. Yeah. Pleiades developed ways to repair the suspension spheres. Think they're used on more than just Citroen's these days.
...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 20th February 2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,423
Posted By ulfilias
It was TPS that my local mechanic guy got a quote...

It was TPS that my local mechanic guy got a quote from. I didn't check it, or Audi direct. Maybe the price has rocketed, maybe low stock, maybe something else?





Irritatingly I broke a rib...
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