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Old 9th November 2020, 06:12 PM
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I knew one day i'd be back..... having got sold my old D2 S8 years ago i've been lurking ever since... still been in the Audi world but been slumming it with my very nice S5.....
Having had to use the S5 as an everyday car since the company car went back earlier this year as changed jobs and relocated to the other side of the country the fuel costs with the mileage i'm doing has been horrendous.... and i really don't want to be putting this daily mileage onto the poor thing.....
So the hunt was on for something a lot more economical.....

So what's a petrolhead to do who has an obsession with Audi V8's???



Well it is technically a lot more economical than the S5.....

It is a 2007 A8, decent condition, low miles... but needs some love



Not a huge fan of the wheels but they are in good condition, needs spacers and lowering (has the air suspension so can do that with VCDS)

Electric everything.... and even has a full Alpine system in the rear and screens in the headrests for the children in the back....



Plans? clean it and make the paintwork better....
and a remap just because....
then hunt for stuff to make it OEM+
rear lights on the drivers side need replacing
clean out the drain tubes and scuttle area as it's a rain forest of crud waiting to leak.

Huge amount of car for not a lot of money

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Old 10th November 2020, 12:26 AM
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Nice car miss my V8 shop around for some facelift rear lights as it freshens the back up.
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Old 10th November 2020, 04:38 AM
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Nice car miss my V8 shop around for some facelift rear lights as it freshens the back up.
What’s the difference? The light on the drivers side needs replacing so if there’s something better but still OEM then it’s a given
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Old 10th November 2020, 05:00 AM
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What’s the difference? The light on the drivers side needs replacing so if there’s something better but still OEM then it’s a given
Diffrent design. Will look odd just to change one and a complete set will be £600-1200 depending wether you go new or used. The old ones can be dried out and sealed. If the LED's fail they can be replaced as well, I am in process of a bit of trial and error replacing LEDs as replacements were running at a bit too much current and failing in 3-4 weeks. I have added a resistors now, will see if they last any longer
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Old 10th November 2020, 09:43 AM
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Problem is they’re not wet but the inner one on the reverse appears to have melted and fogged up, you can see it in the image above on the 4.2 image.
The outer one has faded which should actually buff up with plastic cutting compound.
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Did not realise it's melted. They usually let the water in and mist up. I assumed curved line at the bottom of reverse light was water level and foging the water condensate.
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