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  4. Wheel fitment question

    J9 is most likley 255 tyre
  5. mirrors

    Mirror switch needs to be in thr middle position and they come on automaticly if them is lower then 5 C
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    how do the heated mirrors work,are they turned on ? help lol
  8. Hi all i am looking at getting the above car and was wondering what the real life fuel economy is like. Any help would be appreciated Thanks wayne
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  10. Wheel fitment question

    Good evening all, A newbie to the forum with a question. I have the opportunity to buy some 18x9J ET54 wheels and wondering if I'm going to run into any issues running them? Probably run a 235/40 tyre Just slightly concerned with the width. Is anyone running something similar? Thanks in advance!
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    The past few days a pop-up advertisement for Driven has appeared on this forum whenever I open the site. My ad-blocker (Ublock Origin) is normally very effective at stopping these horrid intrusions but it has not worked this time. Has anybody found a solution yet?
  13. Intermittent no satellites

    So my 2014 A3 8V 1.6 TDI has an issue with the MMI. Basically sometimes it will register no satellites and therefore give me the wrong position on the Sat nav. Sometimes it works fine, sometimes picks up or loses satellites part way through a journey etc. It doesn't seem to be relating to obstacles around the car blocking signal so I'm guessing a loose cable? I've tried resetting the MMI a few times but it doesn't help at all. Any help would be appreciated! Cheers, Adam
  14. Cold start issues

    Hi Gareth, firstly thanks very much for your input, only thing I can remember my mechanic saying about sensor was it was on coolant line somewhere (I’m not very mechanically minded) he got sent the wrong sensor to start with they sent a 4 prong instead of 2, correct one fitted now, had car hooked up to my dads but still didn’t start so I’m guessing battery is ok, I’ll have a look and see if I can find relay, spoke to a fella at work he suggested to check spark plugs? Thanks again tony
  15. Redex fuel additives

    Um testing liqi moly injector cleaner. I took fuel and injectors values with vcds( group 13,14 and 73-77) and added the cleaner to a full tank. Will report back when the tank is empty
  16. New Member

    Hello and first time on this forum. I've bought an A8 Quattro Sport Auto 2002 D2 on a whim as I haven't had one before. It's done 143000 miles,plenty of history and in pretty good nick except for oil leaks coming from "I think" the rocker cover and leaving oil stains on the garage floor under where the rear of the engine is and sometimes smokes a bit from both sides of the engine when being driven. I would like some help and info on how to remove the rocker cover to replace the gasket and any other item that might be causing the leaks(cam cover?). There is, what looks like a breather pipe on top of the cover, and I don't want to break any thing seeing that all the bits are nearly 20 years old and possibly brittle and/or perished. I've looked on Ebay/youtube and there's not a lot on the V6 of that year. Thank you Jim
  17. Cold start issues

    Hello Tony, Sorry to hear of your issue Tony, My thoughts on it:- I think Paul has a good starting point call when he questions the battery. Always attack the simple things first, and it could be - just could be - that although the battery is turning the engine over, the operating voltage may drop when the starter motor is taking a large load. Simple test if you have a basic meter is to put the meter set to DC volts, across the battery terminals, get someone to turn the key while you measure the voltage at the battery. It should be near to 12V but I have known suspect batteries to drop to 10v under load but still turn the engine. So you've now done that test and proved the battery to be suspect or serviceable. Next move:- retrieve the original coolant temperature sensor you threw in the bin and measure the resistance across the two terminals. If it measures over 2.5/3 K ohms cold then it was serviceable, and if it is, if it were mine I would be refitting it, since it is likely to be more serviceable than your replacement! - unless it was a main dealer replacement part. OK a bit daft perhaps but we take it it was the ECU coolant temperature sensor you changed and not the temperature gauge sensor. Very often confused with one another. Fuel filter change was a good insurance, particularly as I understand it VAG do not specify a service life for these, so it's possible it never gets changed. So you've done all of this and it's stil the same. Again on the theme of simple things first, find the fuel pump relay and pull it out with a waggle and refit it having given the holder a squirt of WD40 , and then source a quality non Chineeese replacement. This may solve the problem, but even if it doesn't a replacement relay will stand you in good stead anyway for a very modest outlay. Let us know how you get on Tony, and if all of the above fail then you could be looking at plugging it in ( but that would be the non thinking way around!) Kind regards, Gareth. p.s. Take it its 118k miles rather than 11,800? Sorry, don't know where the fuel pump relay is on yours, but Google wil, come to the rescue no doubt.
  18. Audi 80 parts to a good home

    Hi Russel I have an audi 80 coupe & would be interested in the speedo cluster which has 160 mph on it if it is still available. My contact number is 0208 764 3744 , mobile 07555549865. Regards Brian
  19. Cold start issues

    Was thinking about the fuel pressure regulator or the purge valve?
  20. Cold start issues

    found it article just replace the word gas with fuel The Reasons a Car Smells Like Gas When Driving and While Parked by ROB CALLAHAN June 13, 2017 The smell of gas in or around your car may be an inconvenience, something completely harmless or a severe hazard. When you smell gas, attempt to locate its source in order to determine the cause. If you can’t find the source by sight or smell, take additional steps to discover symptoms that will help you diagnose and repair the cause of the smell. Video of the Day Exposure to Gas Vapors and Spills If you park at a gas station, fumes from the pumps can enter your car when you open the doors or windows. Spilled gas in or near the car can also cause a notable odor in the air within your car. If you suspect that the gas smell in your car is due to such an external source, keep track of how long it takes to fade. If the smell does not fade, you may have a more serious problem. Gas Smells in Older Cars According to Popular Mechanics, cars made in the early 1980s or earlier will normally emit a slight gas odor after shut off. This is due to fuel afterboil in the carburetor float bowl. Newer cars should not produce this smell after shut off as they are equipped with evaporative-emissions systems designed to prevent this. Gas Leaks A gas leak can occur at many points along your fuel system. A leaking fuel line can be discovered by looking for gas puddles under your car when parked. A fuel-injection line may also leak, causing you to notice the smell of gas fumes during and immediately after driving. A fuel-tank vent hose may also leak, causing unburned gas to exit your fuel system as vapor. Leaks should be repaired as soon as possible, as a gas puddle under or near your car is a fire hazard. Irregular Fuel Pressure A bad fuel pressure regulator can cause your car to burn too rich or too thin a fuel mixture. When you burn excess gas, this can increase the presence of gas fumes in your exhaust. Anyone outside of the car will notice the smell of gas vapors while it runs. If exhaust enters your ventilation system through a leak, the interior may also begin to smell like gas fumes. Other signs of a failing fuel pressure regulator include decreased power and lower than normal fuel efficiency of your car.
  21. Cold start issues

    Not sure how old the battery is, I’ve had the car since may, it’s fine once it been running but once engine cools right down it’s just the same
  22. Cold start issues

    It’s turning over ok mate, would it be worth a shot? was gonna maybe put jump leads on it if it was the same the morra morning, twice I’ve had it a mechanic and it’s started first time with him 😏
  23. Cold start issues

    i could be wrong but have you considered a new battery? how old is the current one?
  24. Cold start issues

    Hi guys, new to this so bare with me, recently had cold start issues with my 1.8t b6, 11800 miles on the clock, car was running fine until last week, car sat for 8 hours and took maybe 10 attempts before it started, was the same all week, After doing a bit of googling I thought it might be fuel filter or temperature sensor, both changed but car still the same, when it eventually starts it’s idleing at 800 rpm which I’ve been told isn’t right, really strong smell of fuel as well, starts then cuts out before running properly, no ecl, any help would be greatly appreciated
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  28. Audi A8L simcard

    Welcome to the forum Barry, you'll find the members on here are a friendly and helpful bunch :) You sure have a great Audi model :) Im not too sure on the phone capabilities of the a8 I'm affraid but I have found this YouTube video which may help: It might be worth you speaking to your Audi dealer to see if there is an issue with the system and in which case a diagnostic check will need to be carried out (£60 approx but wavered if fault found and repaired by Audi). However you may find that you require a SIM card specifically designed for vehicles. If this is the case then I'm sure your network provider or Audi can help. Sorry I can't help more. Cheers Steve
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    Welcome to the forum Wayne, you'll find the members on here are a friendly and helpful bunch :) Keep us posted on how you get on with your search :) Cheers Steve
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