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Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th February 2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,415
Posted By Nognar
I have had this a couple of times on the S8 and...

I have had this a couple of times on the S8 and its a sod when it happens.

Hence I always have one of these about which connects to the Cigarette lighter and gives me enough juice to open the...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 16th January 2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 33,062
Posted By Nognar
Just love this and love these threads +++ I...

Just love this and love these threads +++

I work a lot on my D2 and A2, but lets say to a "Low to Medium level" so these are fascinating to me.

Also some of the photos are really useful so I...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 10th January 2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,953
Posted By Nognar
You are spot on, cheers +++ Went to 17...

You are spot on, cheers +++

Went to 17 Instruments and did the output tests and all the needles moved including the fuel gauge so that was working.

Fuel gauge/ sender is channel 30 so went to...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 10th January 2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,953
Posted By Nognar
Well here is an interesting one, everything was...

Well here is an interesting one, everything was working well but now the fuel gauge had died, just does not ever move off the peg.

The car has fuel in and drives fine +++

Looking at VAGCOM I...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th January 2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,535
Posted By Nognar
Lovely car and lovely colour. But as others...

Lovely car and lovely colour.

But as others said, has the gearbox ever been serviced/ repaired or replaced as that is the one critical item on an old S8?

Also the next big item is the cambelt,...
Forum: Daily banter 14th December 2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,015
Posted By Nognar
I do like the idea of a badge or certificate...

I do like the idea of a badge or certificate saying itís been D2 Doctor certified +++
Forum: Daily banter 14th December 2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,015
Posted By Nognar
I think there is a couple of us on this forum...

I think there is a couple of us on this forum that would like their D2s to have the pleasure of going through the workshop in the future.
Forum: Daily banter 5th December 2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,432
Posted By Nognar
A2 +++ Brilliant, light, well designed...

A2 +++

Brilliant, light, well designed runabout and mine has been excellent for the last five years. Cannot think of much better with a lower impact on the world than a good used little A2.
Forum: D2 - Lights 23rd November 2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,748
Posted By Nognar
It looks like a few of us now the clocks have...

It looks like a few of us now the clocks have gone back are noticing the headlights are not as good as they should be.

I had the same thoughts over the weekend driving the S8 as the headlight...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 18th November 2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,953
Posted By Nognar
Evening all and an update. The VSS/...

Evening all and an update.

The VSS/ connector has clearly dried out and now the speedo is working again. With a working speedo I can confirm the Fuel Gauge works and remains steady. It does not...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th November 2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,953
Posted By Nognar
Yep still bouncing when driving and putting on...

Yep still bouncing when driving and putting on the brakes etc.

As mentioned it only started to do this after the Speedo died, though its driving Ok and not running out of fuel which is a bonus.
...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th November 2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,953
Posted By Nognar
Everything else is ok and interior lights all ok....

Everything else is ok and interior lights all ok.

I will leave it for a day or two to dry out and have a look, I will also order a new VSS also just to cover that.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th November 2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,953
Posted By Nognar
Thank you I will take a look. Fuel gauge is...

Thank you I will take a look.

Fuel gauge is fine at standstill then when driving it bounces up and down like a slow old fashioned VU meter on a hifi. My thoughts were it maybe needed a signal...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 15th November 2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,953
Posted By Nognar
Long drive yesterday and still going strong at...

Long drive yesterday and still going strong at now under 1/3 tank +++

Though of course it was all going too well...

Drove through a puddle and and the speedo died which is far from helpful,...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 13th November 2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,953
Posted By Nognar
Currently still circling in Sport mode locally...

Currently still circling in Sport mode locally like a Jumbo Jet burning off fuel to see what happens.

Previously the car stopped and would not start again with a little over half a tank of...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 9th November 2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,953
Posted By Nognar
Its an interesting post but for me I ran out at...

Its an interesting post but for me I ran out at half a tank before I changed the pump but after the battery/ alternator died. Though it could be pump died in the first instance, then when replaced...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 9th November 2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,953
Posted By Nognar
Interesting article here on another owner with...

Interesting article here on another owner with the fault.

https://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/462764-Audi-A8-D2-fuel-pump-repair-mystery-solved
Forum: D2 - Everything else 8th November 2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,953
Posted By Nognar
I also ensured the return pipe was in the right...

I also ensured the return pipe was in the right place. Itís one of the things I checked when fitting the pump for the second time was it poked down into the right place.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 8th November 2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,953
Posted By Nognar
Agreed, will drive it with a Jerry can in the...

Agreed, will drive it with a Jerry can in the boot and see.

Though it did die on petrol after the alternator/ battery died and before I replaced the pump. It would not start again with the 1/2...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 8th November 2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,953
Posted By Nognar
Well poke me with a pokey stick... Car has...

Well poke me with a pokey stick...

Car has 1/2 tank of fuel in so as suggested went to the petrol station this morning and topped it up.

Car works fine on petrol now +++

Which is amazing...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 7th November 2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,953
Posted By Nognar
Yes nothing on VCDS and don’t have anything to...

Yes nothing on VCDS and don’t have anything to connect to the LPG.

I may try pulling the fuse out of the LPG and see +++

Also thanks for heads up on just changing the regulator, saved a good...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 7th November 2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,953
Posted By Nognar
Evening all, a fun day underneath the car...

Evening all, a fun day underneath the car tinkering with it.

Replaced the regulator in the Alternator, and indeed 100% fixed that problem so thank you for that. No red battery light on dash and...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 6th November 2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,953
Posted By Nognar
Thank you and appreciated +++ Its very hard...

Thank you and appreciated +++

Its very hard to hear the pump hence I can only hear it when up close and kicking it into life with a 12v test probe.

I shall have another tinker with it over the...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 6th November 2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,953
Posted By Nognar
Still working on this one but cannot get the car...

Still working on this one but cannot get the car to start on Petrol.

Hence thought I may have broken the fuel pump as suggested by the good Dr.

Replaced the fuel pump (yep its damn fiddly to...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 22nd October 2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,953
Posted By Nognar
Thank you Johnny Quattro. I have ordered...

Thank you Johnny Quattro.

I have ordered the Regulator and will try that at the weekend, if no joy I will PM you in regard to yours.

Much appreciated.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 21st October 2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,953
Posted By Nognar
Thank you +++

Thank you +++
Forum: D2 - Everything else 21st October 2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,953
Posted By Nognar
It can be on the drive/ in the garage for a while...

It can be on the drive/ in the garage for a while so I agree I will take the alternator off and try a regulator first of all.

Then look at the fueling, it could well be the pump has decided to die...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 21st October 2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,953
Posted By Nognar
Thanks for that, yes have a multimeter as tested...

Thanks for that, yes have a multimeter as tested it a while back when I had a Yuasa Silver battery causing no end of problems.

Got the car back home tonight which is good news.

Put a spare...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 20th October 2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,953
Posted By Nognar
The Red battery light of Joy

Driving the S8 this evening and having a great drive in a wonderful car.

On the way home the red battery light came on that is on the rev counter. Most odd I thought as the car is going well and...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd October 2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,556
Posted By Nognar
Just love this +++

Just love this +++
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th August 2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,770
Posted By Nognar
Well Ladies and Gents, you were spot on. ...

Well Ladies and Gents, you were spot on.

Spent a few hours today looking at the wheels, cleaning up the wheel mounting surfaces and rotating them all to see where the problem was. Also to confirm...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th August 2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,770
Posted By Nognar
The old S8 is having a bit of a Wobble

Good morning all,

One that I hope you may be able to help with.

The S8 has a strange Wobble!

At 70 to 80mph I can feel a vibration/ wobble coming from the underside of the car that you can...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 17th August 2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,897
Posted By Nognar
Its a good point and well made +++

Its a good point and well made +++
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 17th August 2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,897
Posted By Nognar
I can see future adverts for D2s and the key...

I can see future adverts for D2s and the key question list has grown.

1) Has the gearbox had evidence of being serviced/ repaired/ or replaced?
2) When was the timing belt last completed?
3)...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 14th August 2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,897
Posted By Nognar
Count me in also +++ My S8 has the need for...

Count me in also +++

My S8 has the need for one with the current light cover "Flapping" about a little.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 25th July 2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,383
Posted By Nognar
Sold.

Sold.
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th June 2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,643
Posted By Nognar
MOT News

Passed for another year on the S8 +++

Failed in Feb due to rear brakes not being the best and the handbrake just not working as it should. So taken some time to order the parts and get round to...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 17th June 2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,383
Posted By Nognar
After three months the planet seems to be opening...

After three months the planet seems to be opening just a little bit this week.

Hence after the worst timed advert in the world I wanted to give this one a nudge again on the forum to see if it...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th June 2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,345
Posted By Nognar
Current highest bidder has a feedback rating of...

Current highest bidder has a feedback rating of 0. I mean no problems ahead for the poor guy trying to sell it.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 7th June 2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,345
Posted By Nognar
Now there is a surprise +++ With a recent...

Now there is a surprise +++

With a recent cambelt and gearbox service history or repair then yes it’s worth a decent chunk.

Without as said in this thread already you just need to factor in...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 3rd April 2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,114
Posted By Nognar
Crank Position Sensor - That Zip Tie!

Good afternoon all,

Well as we were in lockdown I thought I would get round to replacing the CPS on the S8.

Worked fine when cold but would not hot start, engine spun and did not fire into...
Forum: Other marques 20th March 2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 129,075
Posted By Nognar
I could not agree more with the above Audi have...

I could not agree more with the above Audi have this very wrong with the E-Tron.

They are as far away from the high points of the A8 & A2 than they have been in their history.

Mile per kWh is...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 16th March 2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,383
Posted By Nognar
FS - 2003 Audi A8 D2 2.8 Quattro Sport

Ladies and Gents, before it goes onto the normal selling routes (eBay, Autotrader etc) I wanted to share the advert here first with the forum.

Always good to have it in front of the experts for...
Forum: Daily banter 8th February 2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,375
Posted By Nognar
Well I should point out it has had a full £3,000...

Well I should point out it has had a full £3,000 gearbox rebuild +++
Forum: Daily banter 8th February 2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,375
Posted By Nognar
Happy 200k

Happy 200k to the S8.

Still driving perfectly, sounding amazing and continues to be one of the best cars ever made.

I would say its now just about run in and ready for the next 100k.
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th January 2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,263
Posted By Nognar
One thing I would comment on is to me the...

One thing I would comment on is to me the aftermarket wheels may restrict the potential market.

For the odd buyer they will be perfect, but the majority of buyers would want original if possible....
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th January 2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,984
Posted By Nognar
I should also add just fitted some Brembo pads to...

I should also add just fitted some Brembo pads to the A2 and they are doing a good and decent job.

Though the M9 thread stripped in the upright that holds the calliper pin in :mad:

2 minutes...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th January 2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,984
Posted By Nognar
Never had any decent results with Pagid, noisy...

Never had any decent results with Pagid, noisy and nothing special if not outright poor in performance.

Brembos on the S8 and Mintex on the A8 are currently working very well.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 6th January 2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,085
Posted By Nognar
Mine are Girling on my 2002 2.8QS which is 323mm...

Mine are Girling on my 2002 2.8QS which is 323mm I think.

Build sticker will confirm your setup.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 5th January 2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,600
Posted By Nognar
As a rule of thumb I would avoid offering on this...

As a rule of thumb I would avoid offering on this forum the car for sale when at the same time having it on eBay for cheaper.
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