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About gadgetmind

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    Leeds, Yoskhire, UK
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    Audi A8 D3 3.0 TDI
  1. If it is (as seems likely) the parking brake motor, it looks like an easy fix. Anyone done it?
  2. I have a parking brake error in the MFD of my 2006 D3 and my Vagcom leads shows - 1 Fault Found: 02430 - Left Parking Brake Motor (V282) Resistance to Movement 003 - Mechanical Failure - MIL ON Freeze Frame: Fault Status: 11110011 Fault Priority: 3 Fault Frequency: 4 Reset counter: 117 I think it's due new pads, and is this error likely to clear if the piston is cleaned up? Failing that, just a new motor or whole caliper? Thanks
  3. Changing keyless door handle

    One of my door handles (rear right) has a duff locking button. I've bought a second hand one, and know I'll need to get it resprayed, but am wondering if changing it is an easy enough DIY task. Has anyone done it? I've googled for a guide but can only find people asking the same question!
  4. Intake Manifold Runner

    I hope you saved a log of the codes first.
  5. Intake Manifold Runner

    Sorry, I had to do it again today and it's actually quite some way down your right shin and close to ankle.
  6. Intake Manifold Runner

    On the D3, sit in driver's seat, get vagcom lead in right hand with LED pointing towards you, and plug in directly upwards just in front of your right knee. You'll know it's right when the LED comes on. Turn on ignition, start software, and have fun!
  7. Intake Manifold Runner

    OK, job done. The new parts are much better made than the Audi ones and the fault codes have gone. Let's hope they stay that way! The job is a doddle on the near side and a bit of a b1tch on the offside. For the latter, access is very limited and removing and refitting the clip is *much* harder as it's upside down. A few cloths rammed into gaps to prevent dropped bits heading south and lots of patience is all the advice I can really give. Removing a section of intake would have helped a little. but one end was reluctant and I didn't want to risk damaging it. Next problem - battery goes from 100% to 10% in just a few minutes of using the vagcom lead, which suggests that that too needs swapping. I'll probably get someone to do that to save all the hassle of losing settings and coding in the new one.
  8. Intake Manifold Runner

    Go here for an explanation of what they do and the problem that BMW had. BMW Swirl Flaps
  9. Intake Manifold Runner

    The PDF is regards removing manifolds, which isn't usually required. I'd post but it's probably copyright someone or other, though two different ebay vendors sent me the very same document so I suspect it's already seen as open source! As for swirl flaps being required, I'm not sure. BMW owners seem to remove the ASAP before the fall to bits and eat turbos, but the Audi ones just seem to throw error codes. I can cope with the odd code with CEL is annoying so I'll fix it.
  10. Intake Manifold Runner

    I've just ordered a pair of these. Inlet / Intake Manifold Swirl Flap Repair Kit Audi VW 2.7 3.0 Tdi V6 Q7 A4 A5... | eBay People say that the flap and its hinge can get gummed up, but given this error is so intermittent for me, I think it's more likely just this actuator. Anyway, I might get them for this weekend so can spend a chilly day in our garage!
  11. Intake Manifold Runner

    Audi A8 D3 3.0 Tdi Quattro with 75800 miles (122000km) has just put its Check Engine Light on. It's running fine other than that. Vagcom shows - ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Address 01: Engine Labels: Redir Fail! Part No SW: 4E0 910 402 E HW: 4E0 907 401 D Component: 3.0L V6TDI G000AG 0010 Revision: --H03--- Serial number: AUX3Z0F6399819 Coding: 0011973 Shop #: WSC 02313 785 00200 VCID: 1E38CA19C9CB36E8330 2 Faults Found: 004120 - Intake Manifold Runner (Bank 2) P1018 - 001 - Lower limit not reached - Intermittent Freeze Frame: Fault Status: 00100001 Fault Priority: 0 Fault Frequency: 21 Mileage: 116632 km Time Indication: 0 Date: 2012.11.10 Time: 16:35:36 Freeze Frame: RPM: 714 /min Torque: 93.6 Nm Speed: 0.0 km/h Voltage: 13.91 V Duty Cycle: 80.9 % Duty Cycle: 89.2 % Duty Cycle: 80.9 % 012597 - Intake Manifold Runner Control P3135 - 001 - Lower Stop not Reached - Intermittent Freeze Frame: Fault Status: 00100001 Fault Priority: 0 Fault Frequency: 9 Mileage: 116691 km Time Indication: 0 Date: 2012.11.12 Time: 09:28:26 Freeze Frame: RPM: 798 /min Torque: 156.0 Nm Speed: 0.0 km/h Voltage: 14.06 V Duty Cycle: 88.8 % Duty Cycle: 89.2 % Duty Cycle: 80.9 % Readiness: 0 1 0 0 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- The only other errors are - 00668 - Supply Voltage Terminal 30 002 - Lower Limit Exceeded - Intermittent 01598 - Drive Battery Voltage 002 - Lower Limit Exceeded - Intermittent and loads of these - 02277 - Quiescent Current Stage 6 000 - - - Intermittent I suspect those at the end are because my battery is close to EOL as it goes down to 10% after sitting for an hour with ignition off but radio on. Googling suggests the Intake Manifold Runner ones are probably due to the linkage going slack between the motor and the flap. Are there any cheap and easy fixes for this one? Thanks
  12. Wheel bearings

    Just for completeness, cruiser647 nailed it and new tyres on the front fixed the noise issue!
  13. Please check NAV DVD

    After spending a three hour motorway trip sulking, it came back to life while parked outside the office for about 12 hours. I guess it got a power cycle as part of this.
  14. Please check NAV DVD

    Everything was working fine on my '06 A8 D3 until I let the battery get a bit flat. A few system were obviously turned off (power boot and interior lights off, a/c temperature reset, etc.) but everything but NAV came back fine. It says "Please check NAV DVD" and an MMI reset gets the initialise message but then back to "Please check ..." I have swapped DVDs (I keep the old ones in the back too) but they all behave the system. Any ideas? Anything I can power cycle by pulling fuses?
  15. Trouble ejecting nav DVD

    No, this was the 2012 one, which has now replaced the 2010 that was in there before! Prior to that, the vehicle had the 2006 one that it was delivered with.