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Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 18th May 2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By Ronin
gold object in last pic of first post

gold object in last pic of first post
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 18th May 2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By Ronin
Sold to strumm. He messaged yesterday :)

Sold to strumm. He messaged yesterday :)
Forum: Daily banter 17th May 2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,855
Posted By Ronin
Seeing this makes me want to do a manual swap for...

Seeing this makes me want to do a manual swap for reliability purposes, especially for the german trip, but my day to day lazy and realistic side is telling me i would start to hate driving the car :(
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 17th May 2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By Ronin
D2 wing bolt cover caps for sale £20 inc p&p

x12 D2 wing bolt cover caps for sale £20 inc p&p
https://i.ibb.co/B4ZXdRs/dllhost-2022-05-17-12-54-12.png
https://i.ibb.co/1sCSVjD/1111111.jpg

They will look like in this post once fitted:...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 17th May 2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By Ronin
you have an extra relay there and a heating...

you have an extra relay there and a heating resistor, lol what is it all this for? growing weed under the bonnet?
Forum: Owners Meets 16th May 2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By Ronin
I'll email you my wurst bill!

I'll email you my wurst bill!
Forum: D2 - Interior 14th May 2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By Ronin
M6?

M6?
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 14th May 2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By Ronin
They look like relays to me

They look like relays to me
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 14th May 2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Ronin
You can remove front bumper without doing that....

You can remove front bumper without doing that. Just remove the under tray if you have it, few clips holding the front wheel arch liners to the bumper and bumper itself is held with 2 Allen bolts...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 11th May 2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 39,690
Posted By Ronin
Is your car non bose? I just reused all the bose...

Is your car non bose? I just reused all the bose wiring already in the boot
Forum: Owners Meets 10th May 2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By Ronin
This is the hotel for the Spa session (19-20th of...

This is the hotel for the Spa session (19-20th of September):
Les Refuges du Chalet- http://www.booking.com/Share-3PfW8F

We have reserved 8 chalets (the whole site) with prices ranging from £63...
Forum: Owners Meets 7th May 2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By Ronin
ok, if it fails I'm buying you a lunch, if it...

ok, if it fails I'm buying you a lunch, if it survives you are paying for mine.
Watch out , I eat a lot, this is my latest personal best:
https://i.ibb.co/CHPWCDB/image.png
Forum: Owners Meets 7th May 2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By Ronin
I wonder if any of those tracks have a straight...

I wonder if any of those tracks have a straight long enough to max out a 2.8 :cool:
I'm down for the trip but will probably skip on spa and go drinking or something instead
Forum: Daily banter 5th May 2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,855
Posted By Ronin
It will get the car through the 3 year warranty...

It will get the car through the 3 year warranty period on long life intervals, thats all they care for.

I have removed them on my 2.8 as per MJ's advice and have no regrets, the £37 chinese...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd May 2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,855
Posted By Ronin
Mmm I get the same noise with AC on only, my...

Mmm I get the same noise with AC on only, my alternator is brand new so it must be the compressor bearing? Is that replaceable on the car? It sounds a bit like an owl stuck in hvac
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 2nd May 2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,600
Posted By Ronin
Looking good man!

Looking good man!
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 1st May 2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 58,099
Posted By Ronin
In simple terms bose amp does not work with...

In simple terms bose amp does not work with aftermarket head units because uses floating ground between it and head unit but not the car while all the other head units and amplifiers ever made use...
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 1st May 2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 58,099
Posted By Ronin
Update: Old amp setup evacuated: ...

Update:

Old amp setup evacuated:
https://i.ibb.co/swLqKFZ/dllhost-2022-05-01-08-43-20.jpg
New MJ inspired amp (https://www.facebook.com/D2Doctor/posts/1294764037543180)
Kenwood X802-5...
Forum: Daily banter 30th April 2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,855
Posted By Ronin
Smooth sailing for once! And a productive day...

Smooth sailing for once!
And a productive day at world D2 headquarters
Forum: Daily banter 27th April 2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,855
Posted By Ronin
Ooooops:(

Ooooops:(
Forum: Daily banter 24th April 2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By Ronin
158k

158k
Forum: Daily banter 24th April 2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By Ronin
Smile I have seen this car in person and it's awesome,...

I have seen this car in person and it's awesome, I even had the pleasure of changing the cabin air filters which hopefully won't devalue it too much
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 23rd April 2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,610
Posted By Ronin
There should be another section just for posting...

There should be another section just for posting pics of our cars in service position, it looks super cool :D
Forum: Daily banter 22nd April 2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 62,971
Posted By Ronin
in that case my car should be called: "a...

in that case my car should be called:

"a loyal housewife unappreciated by her last 5 partners and 20 years of marriage... finally found a man in his late 20's who will spend any amount to keep...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 22nd April 2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By Ronin
I found an older version of the parts catalog...

I found an older version of the parts catalog where description doesn't say to use the new cap as the solid metal one is obsolete but instead it says "for engines without vacuum pump", I wonder why...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 20th April 2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By Ronin
Higher oil pressure being a smaller engine? i can...

Higher oil pressure being a smaller engine? i can only guess.

I think i'll order a pair of metal caps and see how it goes.
The part number for the o-ring is no longer on etka so i will have to...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 20th April 2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By Ronin
Cylinder head end cap. Old vs New design

So the V6 and V8 engines have these cylinder head end caps for the cam shafts.

The current design is just a piece of pressed aluminum coated in rubber which gets pushed into the hole. I've had...
Forum: Daily banter 19th April 2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 62,971
Posted By Ronin
Congrats! Looks like I'm the last man...

Congrats!

Looks like I'm the last man standing with a 2.8... but as they say... A8 only with a 2.8! :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 17th April 2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 62,971
Posted By Ronin
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 17th April 2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 39,690
Posted By Ronin
In my case I removed the whole interior and...

In my case I removed the whole interior and carpet and ran the cabling the oem way.

If you want it quick and dirty you can run it behind the glove box and underneath the sill trims on the...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 11th April 2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,238
Posted By Ronin
I know of this one A8 crazy person in Devon who...

I know of this one A8 crazy person in Devon who uses Bigg Red
Forum: D2 - Sat Nav, ICE, Audio & TV 11th April 2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 39,690
Posted By Ronin
Have you fitted it yet? any alternator whine or...

Have you fitted it yet? any alternator whine or pops/bangs on turn on?
Forum: Daily banter 11th April 2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 62,971
Posted By Ronin
I only use shops with hunter too, on their...

I only use shops with hunter too, on their website you can search for hunter equipped workshops all over the world :cool:

excellent work as always!
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 3rd April 2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,600
Posted By Ronin
Any progress?

Any progress?
Forum: Daily banter 2nd April 2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 62,971
Posted By Ronin
Talking I think those boot dividers are still available...

I think those boot dividers are still available for £120 a piece haha.

Excellent work!
Forum: D2 - Interior 29th March 2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By Ronin
Rear carpet? the interior is one piece so you...

Rear carpet? the interior is one piece so you have to remove seats, center console and a few other bits.
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 24th March 2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,600
Posted By Ronin
I did but they took the tape off anyway (it would...

I did but they took the tape off anyway (it would probably have burned in the oven)

I did however put 2 bolts into the arb bolt threads so that the thread inside didn't get damaged.

I think if...
Forum: Daily banter 21st March 2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 62,971
Posted By Ronin
Nice touch with the carpet on pallets. A...

Nice touch with the carpet on pallets.
A typical workshop would probably just use 2 transmission stands or something and scratch the subframe.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 19th March 2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,184
Posted By Ronin
When's the last time timing belt was done on it? ...

When's the last time timing belt was done on it?
Have you had the rear subframe done? They all look like titanic by now. That's what I would be looking at with 10k to spend first
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 18th March 2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Ronin
There is a service manual showing how to remove...

There is a service manual showing how to remove it step by step, if you have time and a dry place with a roof to do it all under you shouldn't have major issues although the headlining brackets/clips...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 18th March 2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,600
Posted By Ronin
https://shops.audi.com/en_GB/web/tradition/p/rubb-...

https://shops.audi.com/en_GB/web/tradition/p/rubb-mount-4d0505145k-10?search_term=&page=3&category=118665

Tradition have added rear bushes at an astronomical price :-(
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 18th March 2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 712
Posted By Ronin
1 hour long video on fuel system

https://youtu.be/PW360I_i94c?t=2763

This guy covers the whole d2 fuel system, how it works and all that stuff. Unfortunately its in russian but the link shows the exact moment he's putting the...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 17th March 2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 817
Posted By Ronin
It's out of stock everywhere and nla, this...

It's out of stock everywhere and nla, this doesn't mean Audi tradition won't make a batch again.
Forum: Daily banter 17th March 2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,916
Posted By Ronin
Cruising For Burgers by Frank Zappa -...

Cruising For Burgers by Frank Zappa - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCN5oUbS9jI

Until my car is properly road worthy i just take it to mcdonalds or burger king twice a week :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 17th March 2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 62,971
Posted By Ronin
Hm, it looks like V8 hanger differs from V6, so i...

Hm, it looks like V8 hanger differs from V6, so i think i got the right one

https://i.ibb.co/YLSqQvt/exhaust-hanger.jpg
Forum: Daily banter 16th March 2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 62,971
Posted By Ronin
Is the hanger in second to last pic one piece? I...

Is the hanger in second to last pic one piece? I ordered 2 but none of them are this big 😥
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th March 2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,600
Posted By Ronin
that's really cool, let us know how you get on...

that's really cool, let us know how you get on with pics and everything :)
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th March 2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,600
Posted By Ronin
I'd say this is a bit pricey, i paid £144 for...

I'd say this is a bit pricey, i paid £144 for blasting and powdercoating of rear subframe, roll bar and about 3 small brackets and stuff, £90 just for blasting seems a bit much but nothing extreme
...
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 16th March 2022, 12:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,600
Posted By Ronin
Another source of all the bushes needed found: ...

Another source of all the bushes needed found:

https://www.strongflex.eu/en/catalog/96/tuleje-poliuretanowe-audi-a8-d2
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 14th March 2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,600
Posted By Ronin
With the subframe out it's also a good idea to do...

With the subframe out it's also a good idea to do the fuel tank straps
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