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Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 15th July 2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By Readie
Current situation… 4 rings has sent to cluster...

Current situation… 4 rings has sent to cluster off to an electronic specialist. The specialist has confirmed that the processor in the cluster has died and cannot be repaired.

I now definitely...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 6th July 2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By Readie
Thanks steamship, you say the hard part is...

Thanks steamship, you say the hard part is finding an instrument cluster with the same part number… does that mean that I cannot use any d2s8 cluster ?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 6th July 2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By Readie
ok thanks for the responses. Clearly the...

ok thanks for the responses.

Clearly the radio is secondary for me at the moment so will drop that for now.. the immobiliser issue is the main thing i need to sort and so if i understand...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 5th July 2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By Readie
Thanks for the response . The battery drain...

Thanks for the response .

The battery drain was one of the things the car went in for, it has been doing it for ages and I thought it was something to do with water ingress in the front scuttle,...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 5th July 2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By Readie
Wanted-help on instrument cluster and radio head unit

Hi all, having spent a considerable amount of money on a full service and cambelt change, my fuel pump now packed up..

It has gone to 4rings in dartford and they have sorted the fuel pump but 2...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th June 2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,842
Posted By Readie
Lowering springs and rear callipers/brakes

Hi all, i have just had an mot fail and need to replace a rear calliper(And disk and pads) on one side, so was thinking about what simple bolt on upgrade there is. Can I just check, the d3 w12 is a...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 16th December 2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,854
Posted By Readie
wanted - windscreen wiper motor

Hi All, you may recall I have had trouble with my wipers - they do not work on 'fast' so have decided to just replace.

does anyone have the wipers motors for sale ??
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 28th October 2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,014
Posted By Readie
windscreen wipers not working on maximum

Hi All, heading says it all really.

The intermittent is OK, the normal speed is OK but when I switch to 'full speed' they just stop. Any ideas ?
Forum: Owners Meets 13th August 2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 30,200
Posted By Readie
It was great to meet everyone if only briefly as...

It was great to meet everyone if only briefly as I spent quite a time wandering round looking at all the other great cars.

One thing which I found really interesting, having in the past been to...
Forum: Owners Meets 2nd August 2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 30,200
Posted By Readie
Brilliant, thanks. Am just having a few bits...

Brilliant, thanks.
Am just having a few bits looked at this week with fast road conversions so hopefully will see a bit of an improvement and will be able to compare in a couple of weeks...
Forum: Owners Meets 30th July 2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 30,200
Posted By Readie
Having kick started this have just realised i...

Having kick started this have just realised i didn’t have my name on the list. I am a definitely but cannot seem to add my name to the list from my phone. I will be paying on the day as coming from...
Forum: Owners Meets 22nd July 2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 30,200
Posted By Readie
Audis In The Park Show - who's coming? SUN 11th AUG at Deene Park Northants

Who's coming to this? anyone from here?

http://www.audisinthepark.com/home
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd July 2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,645
Posted By Readie
d2 s8 lowering springs

guys, can anyone point me in the direction of what ones to buy ?

Not looking to go mad on price or height but want a little lower and am on 19 inch wheels...

any thoughts much appreciated

si
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th June 2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,562
Posted By Readie
springs and ARBs

does anyone have any experience of these guys ?.....

https://www.springcoil.co.uk/springs/suspension-springs/
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 20th March 2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,064
Posted By Readie
Thanks All, sounds like it wont harm it to much...

Thanks All, sounds like it wont harm it to much (other than petrol consumption..!) if I drive back so will take the chance.....
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 20th March 2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 36,567
Posted By Readie
thanks, They are Rivera RV170 19" x 9.5" 5x112...

thanks, They are Rivera RV170 19" x 9.5" 5x112 et42 ...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 18th March 2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,064
Posted By Readie
S8 idling 'lumpy'

Hi all, this is a bit of a long shot but thought I would ask.

My first real problem has arisen.

Have now done almost 4k miles in the s8, almost all motorway, lovely and smooth but about 400...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 18th March 2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 36,567
Posted By Readie
Wheels on. Dead pleased..

Wheels on. Dead pleased..
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 23rd January 2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 36,567
Posted By Readie
Thanks mj, what a fantastic write up and...

Thanks mj, what a fantastic write up and brilliant advice.
Someone should ‘sticky’ this.
In light of this will focus on 255/40s
Thank you ever so much.
Pics to follow...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 21st January 2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 36,567
Posted By Readie
Thanks all, I am not really looking for a...

Thanks all, I am not really looking for a ‘stretch’ look, just want them to ‘sit ‘ right so should I go for 265 or for 255. Sounds like 35 would be a good tyre profile though.

Thoughts ?
Forum: Owners Meets 17th January 2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,331
Posted By Readie
anyone going to the nurburgring 24 hour in june

I will be going although not sure if taking the s8 or m535 yet...

Or possibly the e9 if its done...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 17th January 2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 36,567
Posted By Readie
following above post, can someone tell me what...

following above post, can someone tell me what tyre size should I be looking at ?
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 17th January 2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 36,567
Posted By Readie
have finally bought these....... ...

have finally bought these.......



https://www.nuts4wheels.com/rivera-rv170-19-x-9-5-5x112-et42-black-with-polished-face.html

Hopefully they should turn up tomorrow...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 28th October 2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,579
Posted By Readie
Rolling road results

Took s8 to a rolling road in broadstairs. Only 50 quid...318 bhp... 350 ish from factory... not much loss and very good apparently....!! Top speed went to 161mph...on the speed restrictor. Apparently...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 21st October 2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,036
Posted By Readie
Thanks Jonny, nice wheels but not for me. ...

Thanks Jonny, nice wheels but not for me.

Tjalling, can you post or pm me some pictures.

Thanks
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 2nd October 2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,607
Posted By Readie
hi guys, I am back on this now. I have tried...

hi guys, I am back on this now.

I have tried to 'rematch' the key to the car and this does not work.

I am thinking maybe the when the previous owner suggested the vacuum control pump was faulty...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 27th September 2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,036
Posted By Readie
wanted 19 or 20 inch wheels

have 18s at the moment.

anyone have any nice wheels they want to shift ??

Don't really know what style I fancy so what do you have...?
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 24th September 2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,857
Posted By Readie
cracked downpipes

Hi All, took the s8 to audi for their free visual checkover and am pleased to say nothing untoward thrown up.

Other than one of the downpipes (assume there are just two downpipes ..??)has some...
Forum: D2 - Interior 11th September 2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,107
Posted By Readie
has anybody resprayed the parts to do away with...

has anybody resprayed the parts to do away with the wood effect ?

I guess there will be quite a few who have done some carbon effect wrapping, but what about a straight colour ?

any pics ?
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 30th August 2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,454
Posted By Readie
thanks, will see if I can get an original but if...

thanks, will see if I can get an original but if not this is next best.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 30th August 2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,270
Posted By Readie
excellent, where are you and how much etc...

excellent, where are you and how much etc...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 28th August 2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,270
Posted By Readie
d2 rear lip/spoiler wanted

hi all thought I would put out a post, anybody have one they want to get rid of ?
Forum: D2 - Interior 23rd August 2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,444
Posted By Readie
seat runners

Hi All,

My passenger seat runner is loose.

It is only the rear screw which I think is a t40 or t45. I have the right socket/bit to fit, that is not the problem.

The problem is that the bolt...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 23rd August 2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 36,567
Posted By Readie
I like your wheels mikkijayne, what ones are...

I like your wheels mikkijayne, what ones are they/ what model off ?
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 23rd August 2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,454
Posted By Readie
I like that little lip spoiler. barzya8 any...

I like that little lip spoiler.

barzya8 any ideas where I could source one ? I also like the colour coding at the bottom - smart.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 23rd August 2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 24,340
Posted By Readie
that looks good, what part is that ? the strip...

that looks good, what part is that ? the strip between bumper and body ?
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 20th August 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 36,567
Posted By Readie
Show us your...wheels

On a couple of the other car forums I am on they often have a few ‘show us your’ threads for a bit of inspiration so thought I would give it a go with this.
Bad pics but you get the idea
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 20th August 2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,454
Posted By Readie
Boot spoiler/lip

Just wanted to ask if anyone had added one and if there are any pics out there ?
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 19th August 2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 24,340
Posted By Readie
Don’t think they are aluminium because the black...

Don’t think they are aluminium because the black paint had started to show signs of rust.
The polishing kit I have I bought at the new classic car show last year from these guys
...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 19th August 2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 24,340
Posted By Readie
I was gonna buy these chrome struts so thought I...

I was gonna buy these chrome struts so thought I would take off the old ones just to check sizing.
Then had a root around in shed and saw I had some ‘chrome paint’ so started to rub them down for...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 15th August 2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,112
Posted By Readie
brilliant, thanks guys.

brilliant, thanks guys.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th August 2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,607
Posted By Readie
thanks mannyo. I think that is exactly what...

thanks mannyo.

I think that is exactly what the owner did back in may 17 given I have the two read outs one with lots of fault codes across the board in many areas/addresses and then another...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 14th August 2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,607
Posted By Readie
Thanks for the messages guys. Sorry but I am...

Thanks for the messages guys.

Sorry but I am new to this type of diagnostic stuff as you will guess from the cars in my signature !!

I have now looked through some of the paperwork and...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 14th August 2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,607
Posted By Readie
Thanks HP. so next question... Where do I...

Thanks HP. so next question...

Where do I get and what type do I get, of a vcds..?
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 14th August 2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,607
Posted By Readie
central locking vacuum control pump

Hi all have started this post following my new member intro post.

The central locking works on the key but not on the remote. It also seems that the alarm is not engaging.

I am told by the...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 14th August 2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,112
Posted By Readie
cabin smell - filter ?

Hi just picking up on this thread. Am a new owner just 1 week in and looking at a few things.

Gave the car a good clean of the leather and the inside generally at the weekend as there was a...
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