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Forum: D3 - Lights 31st July 2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By homer simpson
I stand corrected, although could be different on...

I stand corrected, although could be different on certain models i.e. cars with AFSII headlamps etc
Forum: D3 - Lights 30th July 2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By homer simpson
https://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/ is usually...

https://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/ is usually pretty accurate

There are a few ways to confirm you have xenon lights.

1. They are brighter and usually whiter than halogen
2. There will not be...
Forum: D3 - Body and Exterior 24th July 2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,125
Posted By homer simpson
Can't believe they have gone from 45 to 70! TPS...

Can't believe they have gone from 45 to 70! TPS price has also gone up from just over 60 to 80 before any discounts.

I was looking at a part for someone which was around 130-140 some months...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 11th July 2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,248
Posted By homer simpson
If it was done recently and stopped working...

If it was done recently and stopped working since, I would get them back out to sort it

As for the engine mounts, try and get a visual on them, if they look OK and the ride seems good along with...
Forum: D3 - Common Faults 9th July 2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,248
Posted By homer simpson
I've seen this somewhere too but struggled to...

I've seen this somewhere too but struggled to find it when I was looking! Damn wish I saved the part number lol. I'm sure ETKA didn't list it either
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 7th July 2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,208
Posted By homer simpson
I there were a few in the queue ahead who would...

I there were a few in the queue ahead who would have purchased this had it not been withdrawn.

I was due to collect this on the weekend but it was withdrawn from sale, which I understand, we are...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 3rd July 2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,208
Posted By homer simpson
I am interested in this as for once it is...

I am interested in this as for once it is actually local to me and I could get it trailered. Let me get back to you asap.

Can I get first call on it?
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd June 2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,570
Posted By homer simpson
In theory, you can replace them but I haven't...

In theory, you can replace them but I haven't seen any for sale (although not looked specifically).
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 22nd June 2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,967
Posted By homer simpson
Seems to be the same problem I had. At times I...

Seems to be the same problem I had. At times I have managed to get it on with a lot of fiddling, other times it just will not stay on! Let me know if heat works, just be careful not too deform the...
Forum: Daily banter 20th June 2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,908
Posted By homer simpson
I put some fuel in at Costco last week, premium...

I put some fuel in at Costco last week, premium petrol was 1.86/L which is not bad considering most premium fuels are around the 2 mark, still an absolute rip off though.

Costco have raised...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 10th June 2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,383
Posted By homer simpson
Good job!

Good job!
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 4th June 2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,621
Posted By homer simpson
I never did source a replacement, maybe because...

I never did source a replacement, maybe because they are still working 12+ months on. I will have a look at ^^those for the future
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 20th May 2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,489
Posted By homer simpson
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 16th May 2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,489
Posted By homer simpson
Touareg?

Touareg?
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 15th May 2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,489
Posted By homer simpson
It seems it will have CP ...

It seems it will have CP

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=16609
Forum: Daily banter 29th April 2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,175
Posted By homer simpson
What a purchase! I'm glad someone on here bought...

What a purchase! I'm glad someone on here bought it, at least it will be looked after.

Such a unique vehicle, congratulations!
Forum: Daily banter 29th April 2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,712
Posted By homer simpson
My cousin had this very issue on his 2.0 A3 of...

My cousin had this very issue on his 2.0 A3 of the same era. It had full history but Audi still tried to worm out of it as 2 services were done at a SEAT dealer but eventually caved in. Major rebuild...
Forum: Daily banter 18th April 2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 75,865
Posted By homer simpson
Another epic WTIW thread and the results are...

Another epic WTIW thread and the results are stunning as always. Great work MJ
Forum: Daily banter 1st April 2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,230
Posted By homer simpson
I don't understand how manufacturers can issue a...

I don't understand how manufacturers can issue a recall in only one country on a part fitted in all countries. I assume n the UK there is now a good chance to fight the dealer as they have agreed the...
Forum: Daily banter 31st March 2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,230
Posted By homer simpson
Audi Recalls 26,000 4.0T cars

Seems to be Audi in the U.S. has recalled A8, S6, S7, S8 and RS7 with concerns over the turbo oil strainer which affects 2013-2017 vehicles. Not sure the UK will get anything as we usually don't.
...
Forum: Daily banter 27th March 2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,451
Posted By homer simpson
Not in the year range but my D3 can be driven in...

Not in the year range but my D3 can be driven in lift mode no problem. In fact I use it for the exact reason you mentioned - for going over a high kerb. Lift mode will automatically drop to normal...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 4th March 2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,150
Posted By homer simpson
Great, thankyou. This means the buttons and board...

Great, thankyou. This means the buttons and board for them around the gear lever can be changed without any CP. +++
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 3rd March 2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,150
Posted By homer simpson
Yes that's the bit I'm talking about. Buttons are...

Yes that's the bit I'm talking about. Buttons are fine (so far), but may play around with a different one at some point so wanted to know if it triggered CP.
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 2nd March 2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,150
Posted By homer simpson
Thank you that's brilliant. Do you know if the...

Thank you that's brilliant. Do you know if the MMI controller is part of the buttons or separate?
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 1st March 2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,150
Posted By homer simpson
Is there a definitive guide to component protection?

Is there a list anywhere as to what has component protection on a D3?
Forum: Daily banter 24th February 2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 75,865
Posted By homer simpson
Silly question, never used Febi brake discs on a...

Silly question, never used Febi brake discs on a car, how well do they fair? I'm looking for a set of discs and pads for a friend on his BMW (sorry) but Brembos which I usually fit on most cars are...
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 22nd February 2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,940
Posted By homer simpson
There always are codes from flat/disconnected...

There always are codes from flat/disconnected batteries but you also have some that are showing incorrectly coded/no basic settings/component protection.

As said by the previous two posts, clear...
Forum: Daily banter 17th February 2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 75,865
Posted By homer simpson
Regarding the drop links, have you ever thought...

Regarding the drop links, have you ever thought of poly bushing them or do you prefer original rubber ones? The drop links seem to be similar to ones used in many Audis, I know my S8 (D3) is exactly...
Forum: D3 - Engine Bay 16th February 2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,851
Posted By homer simpson
Bigger turbos, Remap, Exhaust will give big...

Bigger turbos, Remap, Exhaust will give big numbers but at a cost. A decent map will give plenty of power and torque. Speak to specialists like MRC or VRS who can give an idea of figures
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 15th February 2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,929
Posted By homer simpson
So far it's turned in to full blown eczema for me...

So far it's turned in to full blown eczema for me :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 15th February 2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 75,865
Posted By homer simpson
That's it, if you can work on Beetles you can...

That's it, if you can work on Beetles you can work on D3's :ROFL:

Queue is behind me lads :D
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd February 2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,822
Posted By homer simpson
S8's are 600 now I think

S8's are 600 now I think
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd February 2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,822
Posted By homer simpson
Not with that Road Tax! :ROFL:

Not with that Road Tax! :ROFL:
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd February 2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,822
Posted By homer simpson
The manifold may come off with the engine dropped...

The manifold may come off with the engine dropped slightly, don't think it can come off as it is. There probably is a work around, just like the PS pipe that Delboy did a write up for. I would change...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 31st January 2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,822
Posted By homer simpson
Try this

Try this
Forum: VCDS (aka Vagcom) 26th January 2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,720
Posted By homer simpson
I use a Panasonic Toughbook CF-19. They are...

I use a Panasonic Toughbook CF-19. They are robust and can be used as a laptop or tablet. Reasonably priced these days, throw in a cheap SSD and away you go
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st January 2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,929
Posted By homer simpson
Hold onto it for now and get MJ to sort it down...

Hold onto it for now and get MJ to sort it down the line. You won't regret it
Forum: Daily banter 21st January 2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,786
Posted By homer simpson
Haven't really regretted selling any car but was...

Haven't really regretted selling any car but was sad when I had to let my 2000 Mercedes E320 CDI S210 had to go to be scrapped. It was very comfortable and owed me nothing. The engine gained an...
Forum: Daily banter 17th January 2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 75,865
Posted By homer simpson
Have you forgotten to put the pics in the above...

Have you forgotten to put the pics in the above post MJ?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 15th January 2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,135
Posted By homer simpson
Might be one for MJ to fix :)

Might be one for MJ to fix :)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 15th January 2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,929
Posted By homer simpson
Yes. It's free and you won't get timewasters or...

Yes. It's free and you won't get timewasters or 'last price bro' on here
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 11th January 2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,067
Posted By homer simpson
The lock/unlock feature is completely different...

The lock/unlock feature is completely different to starting the car. The car starts, so the authorization works. Try putting the key near the steering column and see if the start button works. ...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd January 2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By homer simpson
Result! I never accept a renewal quote, even if...

Result! I never accept a renewal quote, even if it is better or the same as last year's premium.
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 1st January 2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,670
Posted By homer simpson
I would expect the discs to last a lot longer...

I would expect the discs to last a lot longer than 100k. I'm sure there is a wear indicator in the form of darker circles on the disc.

When/if they need replacing, I would probably look at...
Forum: Daily banter 1st January 2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Hny
Views: 1,097
Posted By homer simpson
Happy New Year everyone

Happy New Year everyone
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 31st December 2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,670
Posted By homer simpson
Not sure. The garage I used said they looked...

Not sure. The garage I used said they looked similar to normal pads but on checking part numbers they are not used on any other vehicles unless they have ceramic brakes (Lambo etc). They felt fairly...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th December 2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,670
Posted By homer simpson
First pad change from new

Well the front and rear pads finally needed changing. The rears seem to have worn slight quicker than the fronts and were changed a few months ago. The fronts had their indicator light come on less...
Forum: D3 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 29th December 2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,099
Posted By homer simpson
I think once the 'control unit defective' shows...

I think once the 'control unit defective' shows up it will always remain there, even if it is working properly
Forum: Daily banter 25th December 2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,224
Posted By homer simpson
https://assets.thehansindia.com/h-upload/2020/12/2...

https://assets.thehansindia.com/h-upload/2020/12/21/1019587-merry-christmas.webp
Forum: D3 - Interior Electrics 22nd December 2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,057
Posted By homer simpson
I'm sure it should be there, we have an A6 with a...

I'm sure it should be there, we have an A6 with a narrower display and it also has it.

Are you pressing the button under the wiper stalk?
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