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Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 31st May 2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,632
Posted By Prefferle
Thumbs up So Iíve been through this issue recently....

So Iíve been through this issue recently. Replaced my two front tyres and so also replaced both front TPMS sensors with typical eBay ones - all rubbish!!
Subsequently I Found these folks ĎTPMS...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 31st May 2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,385
Posted By Prefferle
*UPDATE* Checked axle bolt ok, still not sure...

*UPDATE* Checked axle bolt ok, still not sure about the axle itselfÖ so had complete 4 wheel alignment done today at Ian Brown Tyres - Malton UK. Excellent service and competent staff. All steering...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th May 2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,385
Posted By Prefferle
Some thread locker would be a good plan however...

Some thread locker would be a good plan however make sure that you are torquing those bolts correctly.

Cheers,
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th May 2022, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,385
Posted By Prefferle
Hey a great point - Iíll be checking that bolt...

Hey a great point - Iíll be checking that bolt next. What I was thinking was that the axle may be worn and causing that noise. There is no clicking when cornering though which is one sign of a worn...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 30th May 2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,385
Posted By Prefferle
Hi MCS, I have replaced the complete ARB /...

Hi MCS,

I have replaced the complete ARB / anti-sway bar along with drop links in my quest to finding this noise.
Cheers,
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th May 2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,385
Posted By Prefferle
Thanks Steamship, I thought as much initially and...

Thanks Steamship, I thought as much initially and sent back the new strut on warranty and they replaced it free of charge, same noise. So with my original old strut, then with the new strut then with...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th May 2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,385
Posted By Prefferle
Knocking front end on rough roads.

Hi folks, can anyone advise how to check the front driveshafts / CV joints for wear tolerances? Iíve had a mysterious knock coming from the front of the car and itís only getting worse over time....
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th May 2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,173
Posted By Prefferle
The CV joints can become worn but these usually...

The CV joints can become worn but these usually start clicking when turning so thatís one symptom for the fronts. There would be a tolerance check that can be made to determine the CV wear but I...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 4th May 2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,842
Posted By Prefferle
Hi Lee well itís going to be fuel, spark or...

Hi Lee well itís going to be fuel, spark or compression. Not sure what engine you have but for me with a similar issue turned out to be a vacuum leak caused by defective the oil separator valve, but...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th October 2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,079
Posted By Prefferle
Thumbs up UPDATE Replaced both front air Struts with...

UPDATE Replaced both front air Struts with Aerosus Sport replacements and the knocking noise Is eliminated. Thanks for all the suggestions+++
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th October 2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,079
Posted By Prefferle
Thumbs up Drop links and complete front stabiliser bar...

Drop links and complete front stabiliser bar replaced
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 19th June 2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,718
Posted By Prefferle
Hi Paulyrow, did you get around to replacing the...

Hi Paulyrow, did you get around to replacing the struts? Is the noise gone? Cheers.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 19th June 2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,079
Posted By Prefferle
Now that sounds like a great idea! I have not...

Now that sounds like a great idea! I have not visited a Kwikfit in years - Iíll check it out and see if they have that system.+++
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 17th June 2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,528
Posted By Prefferle
Agreed. Took the plunge this morning and...

Agreed. Took the plunge this morning and purchased both front struts from Aerosus UK. With these replaced that would be the complete front suspension replaced as new. Looking forward to a good as new...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 15th June 2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,528
Posted By Prefferle
Smile Yes the Arnott are at prohibitive prices now and...

Yes the Arnott are at prohibitive prices now and still not an OEM part. Also if any issues it’s a US company and bound to be a fortune in shipping etc to sort out any issues. Thinking the Aerosus may...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th June 2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,528
Posted By Prefferle
Aerosus vs MaXpeedingrods?

Iím hoping this is a Ďsafeí question to ask on this forum - Does anyone have any experience using Aerosus air struts? Iím in UK so this looks to be the resident aftermarket Ďgoodí brand. Thereís also...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th June 2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,079
Posted By Prefferle
Thanks Homer, Jacking up again this weekend...

Thanks Homer,
Jacking up again this weekend will replace tie rods and ends as well as check all bits over again. Bracing myself for possible replacing strutsÖ
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th June 2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,079
Posted By Prefferle
Good point! So first drive for the day I donít...

Good point! So first drive for the day I donít notice any knocking. Then after driving along for say about 1/2 hour and onwards knocking is certainly present on rough surfaces only. In both comfort...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 12th June 2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,079
Posted By Prefferle
S8 D3 front suspension knocking

Hi folks, more challenges with my much loved S8. For several weeks Iíve been trying to sort out a persistent knock in my front suspension and it only occurs driving on uneven road surfaces and...
Forum: D3 - Fuel and Exhausts 5th June 2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,244
Posted By Prefferle
Thumbs up If you are mechanically inclined and willing to...

If you are mechanically inclined and willing to take the plunge you can do the decarb yourself. Look up Greg on YouTube he has the various steps. It includes getting an air compressor, grit blaster...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th June 2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,466
Posted By Prefferle
I think the black series may be too stiff losing...

I think the black series may be too stiff losing some drive refinement transmitting more vibration through to the chassis... then again may be far better handling...:)
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 5th June 2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,394
Posted By Prefferle
D3 S8 front sway bar

Nice! A good result+++

Well I have tried all the poly bush suppliers without success, and have resorted to the OEM Audi new bar. Darn thing is on back order so donít know when it will arrive...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th May 2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,466
Posted By Prefferle
Update on ARB

Hi,
UPDATE
So I contacted all the poly bush companyís I could find here in UK and no one does an aftermarket Anti-roll bar / Front stabiliser bar bush kit - so no luck.

So I bit the bullet and...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 24th May 2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,466
Posted By Prefferle
S8 Front stabiliser bar rubber bushings UK supplier?

Hi All,
I know there have been many discussions on this point for the 31mm S8 sport bonded ARB bushings however, no one has posted a UK supplier or solution that does not involve buying a new...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd May 2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,394
Posted By Prefferle
Update on Stabiliser bar bushes?

Hi Mike,

Any update on the Sport suspension bushes? Did they fit properly? Working correctly? Did you get these in UK? Iím looking for a set here in UK
Cheers,
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 20th December 2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,246
Posted By Prefferle
Wanted D3 to 4E Bootlid motor 4E0827852H

Hi, does anyone have a fully functional Bootlid motor to sell? The metal one only please: 4E0827852H.
I have already purchased a plastic one which was useless and a metal one that refuses to close,...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th November 2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,628
Posted By Prefferle
Fitting an aux input / iPod input to d3

Hi folks, I know this has been covered by a few but I cannot seem to find a definitive post on upgrading to an aux input / iPod input. My D3 does not have an ami.

I previously tried a fischcon...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th November 2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,669
Posted By Prefferle
Resurrecting this thread - the absolute best...

Resurrecting this thread - the absolute best battery is AGM Odyssey. Have a google search to read up. I apply these on our offshore generator systems for the past 12 years, and fitted one to my S8...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th July 2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,428
Posted By Prefferle
Intermittent Alarm, D3, Identify - VCDS Last Alarm Source 7

Hi folks,

Can anyone please identify the Alarm Sources for me? The car has been alarming every night and VCDS Central Conve (46), Measuring Blocks group-16 has logged the last 4 alarm sources as...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 6th July 2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,451
Posted By Prefferle
2006 V10 S8 D3 For Sale by owner

Hi folks,
After being made redundant from my job earlier this year, I have decided that I do not need two cars sat on the driveway and the S8 will have to go.

Reg: AD06 YMC
Mileage: 140,000...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 14th June 2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,138
Posted By Prefferle
Filling and bleeding D3 V10 Cooling System & how to lock crankshaft?

Hi Folks,
Iíve finally found the source of a nagging oil leak, as it turns out itís the front crankshaft oil seal.
1. As I have to remove the radiator can someone please let me know an at-home...
Forum: Daily banter 10th June 2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 77,649
Posted By Prefferle
Thumbs up Great job MJ👍

A very good read, fantastic job MJ.👍
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 10th June 2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,455
Posted By Prefferle
Just a note - you can consider EBC Red Stuff or...

Just a note - you can consider EBC Red Stuff or Yellow Stuff brake pads these work great on my S8 without Squeal or noticeable fade and last very long with my steel disks. Cheers,
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 25th May 2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 22,571
Posted By Prefferle
Thanks Paul, Iíll have a look👍

Thanks Paul, Iíll have a look👍
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 20th May 2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,955
Posted By Prefferle
Update - taped up and fitted the wiring harness...

Update - taped up and fitted the wiring harness along with all bits. Fitted an Audi OEM brake light switch, reset all Codes then test drove with 80+ brake pedal presses with NO FAULTS😁👍

Itís was...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 19th May 2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 22,571
Posted By Prefferle
Soft Close / Replacement microswitch to Maplin N96AQ

Hi does anyone know the RS or Farrell equivalent microswitch part number to the Maplin N96AQ? Cheers,
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 19th May 2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,955
Posted By Prefferle
Thumbs up Thanks Homer, Iíll do that next... putting the...

Thanks Homer, Iíll do that next... putting the harness back together along with replacing brake switch again first👍
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th May 2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 19,187
Posted By Prefferle
Hi Homer, Not meaning to highjack your reply...

Hi Homer,
Not meaning to highjack your reply but - Iím about to send my ABS module to ECUtesting and I also have an S8. I was wondering what was your ABS Module part number, was it 4E0614517 AB...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 18th May 2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,955
Posted By Prefferle
hello again, removed inner wheel arch, ABS...

hello again,
removed inner wheel arch, ABS connector and unwrapped the harness/Loom tape, all wires looking pristine and checked all the way to the rubber boot that takes the harness through the...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th May 2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 19,187
Posted By Prefferle
I'm also going through some ABS issues at the...

I'm also going through some ABS issues at the moment and one direction I received from fellow D3 owners which I am starting on this morning, is to unwrap the ABS harness tape and inspect the ABS...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 17th May 2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 19,078
Posted By Prefferle
UPDATE To close out this issue i sorted this...

UPDATE
To close out this issue i sorted this issue a while back - sorry for the late post - the Ďnewí Oil Separator that I fitted previously was defective! On recommendation from a USA Audi Forums...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 17th May 2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,955
Posted By Prefferle
UPDATE Decided to: 1. remove ABS wiring...

UPDATE
Decided to:
1. remove ABS wiring harness Wrapping to check for any Internal corrosion or wire insulation damage between ABS plug and wheel arch area.
2. Replace brake light switch AGAIN...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 17th May 2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,819
Posted By Prefferle
Thanks Mikki, I’m looking to buy an OEM grade...

Thanks Mikki,
I’m looking to buy an OEM grade part 3B0945511C (Or latest version) to replace the febi brake light switch that I have already fitted that still results in the brake light switch...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 17th May 2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,819
Posted By Prefferle
Replacement / Aftermarket electrical parts OEMís?

Hi Folks,

I am wondering if we have / can have any resource on the forum To guide us on which aftermarket parts manufacturers are supplying quality parts for our previous cars? This is especially...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 16th May 2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,955
Posted By Prefferle
Hello again, so Iíve disconnected ABS Module...

Hello again,
so Iíve disconnected ABS Module plug, no corrosion ok, the brake light switch contacts ok. Harness condition looks good, no fraying or signs of damage.
Measuring blocks stable with...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th May 2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,955
Posted By Prefferle
Thanks Mikki, Iíve just completed that. Removed...

Thanks Mikki, Iíve just completed that. Removed switch, pulled out actuator and then refitted switch. 6-mile test drive all ok until same fault detected again😕. This really looks to be an circuit...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th May 2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,955
Posted By Prefferle
Hi HP, Thanks for those details. The new...

Hi HP,

Thanks for those details. The new switch is working as per your description, so must be ok, the controller is detecting an intermittent Issue so possibly wiring or connection issue, it...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th May 2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,955
Posted By Prefferle
Thanks HP, Could you let me know if the...

Thanks HP,

Could you let me know if the switch changes state with the slightest touch of the brake pedal? Or do you get a Slight bit of travel before? Iím already stumped for what this issue can...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th May 2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,955
Posted By Prefferle
S8 D3 brake light switch / ABS brakes 00526 - Brake Light Switch Implausible Signal

Hi Folks,

Firstly thanks for being a great forum, truly helpful to us enthusiasts 👍

Regarding my S8, D3 4e 2006:

Recently while moderate braking the abs lamps lit up and when I checked with...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 7th January 2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,516
Posted By Prefferle
Coding with VCDS for Fiscon 37196 bluetooth module to MMI 2G high

Hi Folks Happy New Year,
Can you point me in the direction of an instruction for using VCDS to code a Fiscon Kufatec 37196 bluetooth module to my Audi D3 S8 with MMI 2G high?
Ďthe Fiscon...
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