Edd_W

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  1. A8 2004 D3 4.0 TDI - How do I get to the headlight?

    Set the suspension into jack mode. Jack up the front corner and remove the wheel and then remove the wheel arch liner - once you have done that it#s easy and if it's the nearside, you can check the power steering fluid as a bonus at the same time!
  2. Has anyone any experience of shipping for fuel economy?
  3. A8/S8 Roll Call

    1. gninnam - 2000 4.2qs west yorkshire - nr. Leeds 2. It_S8 - 2002 S8 - Harrogate 3. Andrewg - 1995 a8 4.2 quattro 4. Ska - 2.8 30v a8 middlesex 5. Lostkiwi - 1995 a8 4.2 quattro sport - lancaster 6. Jugga - 1996 a8 4.2 quattro sport - leamington spa 7. Gibbo37 - 2004 a8 3.0 multitronic - swindon 8. Botang - 1996 a8 4.2 quattro sport - wellingborough 9. Botang/tobes49 - 1996 a8 4.2 quattro track spec - wellingborough 10. Craigyb - 2008 Facelift S8 5.2l - Manchester 11. Msey - 1997 4.2. Quattro sport 12. Treetotreef - 1998 s8 lpg middlesex/banbury(don't ask!) 13. Paulw - 2001 s8 us of a 14. Rickbee - 2002 s8 final edition, cheshire 15. Zip - 2002 s8 final edition 16. Sven s8 - '00 s8 4.2 40v - les pays bas 17. Figure 11 - 98 s8 lpg edition & 97 A8QS with S8 bits! -plymouth 18. Psyche - 2003 D3 4.2Q - blantyre (glasgowish) 19. Djstrange - 2002 s8 - Harefield/Chalfont St. Giles at the moment, work all over the country, originally Chorley/Preston 20. Harpersimon - 1998 a8 v6 30v - me 'n ska's private club! - morecambe 21. Topgolfer1-2002 Dolphin Grey, S8 Bristol 22. A8_tony - 2000 a8 4.2qs (low tax that is ) - pocklington (nr york), centre of the universe 23. Mkoneman-2002 final edition s8 + 3/4 of a 97' a8 4.2qs 24. Abs - 2002 s8 final edition 25. Fenn - 2000 s8 26. Ghemmings (hayne) - 1997 a8 4.2qs lpg 27. Mickpsu - 2005 w12. These fuel prices are killing me! - cheltenham 28. Essate - 2005 a8 w12 - rochester, kent 29. Mikeeb - 2010 3.0qs - howden, east yorkshire (on loan from Audi UK) 30. Nikw - 1999 a8 4.2 qs - milton keynes 31. Richardw - 03 a8 4.0 q soot chucker - banbury 32. Thenamesross - 97 s8 aberdeen 33. Alexsr6-1998 s8 34. Lusso - 2004 3.0 tdi 35. Mofri - 1995 4.2 q - whitnash, leamington spa 36. Jims8 - 2001 s8 37. Eddyh - 1998 s8 - pontefract 38. Sapphire1616 - 2002 s8 39. Bazagrand - 2002 s8 40. Iceblue8. 2002 S8. - helensburgh, scotland 41. 10bellys - 1997 s8 lpg. - malton (near york) 42. Alymac - 2002 s8, - nottingham 43. Rogerxtp - 1997 black 4.2 qs!! 44. A13bee - 1995 4.2 quattro - devon 45. Duffy3074 - 2002 s8 - dalgety bay, fife 46. Las247 - 1999 a8 3.7 qs - huddersfield - west yorkshire 47. Glynh - 2001 s8 - banbury 48. Billblank - '96 4.2q - nr. Canterbury, kent 49. Monkey - '98 s8 - farnham surrey 50. Midsflyer - 2001 s8 - midlands 51. Wsurfa - 98 4.2qs - godalming 52. Goz - 2001 s8 53. Oli18 - 2000 a8 3.7qs - earlsfield, sw london 54. Builder22 - 200 a8 4.2 quattro - co. Limerick, ireland 55. Architex ma8tey - 1999 a8 3.7 qs - swindon, wiltshire 56. Jbw - 2000 a8 2.8 v6 - cleckheaton - west yorkshire 57. Ricointheuk - 1996(n) a8 4.2 quattro v8 black - worcester 58. Ricboc- 2000 A8 2.8 V6 30V Sport - Sutton Coldfield 59. Alera - W12 55 reg - Altrincham South Manchester (Nice) 60. Timberline - 2001 A8 4.2Q with plenty of toys 61. Saturbo - 1998 2.8 Sport, 98K and counting. - Aberdeen. 62. Rachel100 - 2001 S8 black. - Co Durham 63. Clarkes8 - 1999 Black S8 facelift - Lancaster 64. Axelfols- 1998 Silver 3.7 Sport - Somewhere? 65. A8Parts (LPG Demo) 2000 Silver 4.2 Quattro - North Yorks 66. A8Parts (Dave C) - 1998 S8 Silver - North Yorks 67. A8Parts (Dave P) - 1997 4.2 A8 Silver / Red Leather - North Yorks 68. Tiny12 - 1996 4.2Q - Beckenham, Kent 69. GarbitAsh - 2000 4.2Q Amethyst - Inverurie, Aberdeenshire 70. Melchior - 2007 A8L 4.2 FSI Quattro Sport - Crowthorne 71. shadow8 - 2002 S8 72. Tersono - 1995 A8 4.2 Quattro - Surrey 73. Sloss - 2002 A8 4.2 Quattro - Aberdeen in Scotlandshire 74. Jamez3 - 2002 2.8 Silver Q Sport - Derby 75. JanKoster - 2002 A8 Q and 1998 A8 3.7 FWD - Mossel Bay South Africa 76. r8dream - 2000 S8 6 speed manual LHD - London 77. JMW748 - 2002 S8 Final Edition - Cheshire 78. zak.car - 1999 2.8 sport (lpg) with rare 'aqua' interior - Derby 79. Crazy8L - 2001 A8L 4.2 - Willingboro NJ, USA 80. Mlillywh - 2004 A8 3.0 TDI QS - Reading 81. JinxJenkins - 2005 A8 4.2 petrol SE QS LWB - Cardiff 82. Tatlow - 2001 S8 - High Wycombe 83. eey_ore_9 - 1997 A8 4.2 QS - Black/Cream Leather - Staffordshire 84. jojotlc - 1996 A8 4.2Quattro - Far East, BRN 85. sjmmarsh - 2006 A8 3.0TDi - Aqua Blue/Cream - Rutland 86. S8Owned - 2003 S8 - Plano, Texas 87. Cougar - 2002 S8 - Windsor Blue/Black leather alcantara - Sutton Coldfield 88. Bru Guy - 97 S8 - Fife 89. Ulfilias - 2000 - S8 - LPG - Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire 90. Wizbit - 2006 A8 3.0TDI Quattro SE, Northants 91. roger.hooper7 - 1998 A8 2.8 92. Trumpet Triple - '97 A8 2.8 30v Sport, Navy/Cream Recaro, Northampton 93. trikezx6r - 2002 S8 Final Edition, Huddersfield 94. darrenjoe90 - 2002 s8 blue, bradford 95. 5204cc - 2006 S8, Daytona Grey, Surrey 96. Chris1roll - 1995 A8 4.2 Quattro, Basonbridge, Somerset 97. roger.hooper7 - 1998 A8 2.8 98. gmc81 - 1998 A8 4.2 QS 99. CliveH - 2002 S8, near Leeds, W Yorkshire 100. mikael - 2006 A8 4.2 TDI SE LWB - Newbury, Berkshire 101. quattronutter-01 s8 black-98 4.2 quattro sport racing green,northampton 102. gargoyle666 - 2003 A8 4.2 Quattro - Newry, Down 103. roberto1954-2008 3.0tdi sport B&O 104. Inkblot - 2001 A8 Quattro 4.2, Essex 105. Night Train - 1998 S8, Pembrokeshire 106. TrundleFly - 2005 A8 3.0 SE TDI, Staffordshire 107. daveenty - 2007 S8 V10 FSI Bury, Lancs. 108. graynada8 - 1996 A8 4.2 Quattro, Portsmouth, Hants. 109. badger7777 - 2001 A8 2.8 - Manchester 110. D34ltrDiesel - 2004 A8 4.0 TDI Quattro Sport - Lancashire 111. RogUK - 2006 A8 3.0 SE TDI, Manchester and Sunningdale 112. thebluewhale - 2000 S8 - Merseyside 113. A8XYR - 1996 A8 4.2 Quattro Sport - Kent 114. Stewz - 1999 A8 4.2 QS - Middx 115. gapthree - 2001 Black S8 Poppleton-York 116. mtyte - 3.0 TDi SE - Suffolk 117. Pentathlete - 2005 A8LWB 3.0 Petrol Midnight Pearl Blue, Truro. 118. vinvek - 2003 audi a8 4.2 north west london. 119. AINARSSEMS - 1997 S8 Wellingborough, Northamptonshire 120. grdunn123 - 2002 Crystal Blue metallic 4.2 Quattro Sport.... 121. Roughshooter - 1997 4.2 Quattro Silver, Tain Ross-shire Scotland 122. brisweeney - 2005 A8 3.0 Tdi Quatro, black, Dublin, Ireland 123. Mitchet - 2005 A8 3.0 TDi, Silver, Nr Peterborough 124. ModestW12 - 2007 A8L W12, California, USA (The W12 and I will be making a visit UK during our 2011 European vacation). 124. bircham - 1999 3.7Q 40v, Forfar, Angus, Scotlandshire. 125 RS2_Russ (Still miss the RS2), Daytona Grey D3 S8 2006/56, Devon England 126. Whizzy - 1996 A8 4.2 Quattro Pearlwhite, Tidaholm, Sweden 127. Adrian E - 2002/52 Audi S8 Final Edition, Avus Silver with purple leather, Surrey/Sussex boarders 128. briangr9 2002/52 Audi S8 FE, Black , Dumbarton, Scotland 129. Engineered - 2007 A8 3.0 TDI Quattro, Quartz Grey, Hertfordshire, England 130. mikes2 - 2003/52 Audi S8 Final Edition, avus silver, Polmont, Scotland 131. razorbold - 2008 A8 3.0 TDI, Black, Bucks, England 132. Splitty62 - 2005 A8L 6.0 W12, dark blue/black, Brighton 133 3.7 slp 2000 3.7 QS Leicester 134 Edd_W - 2006/06 A8 4.2Tdi Grey - Warwickshire
  4. 3.0v6 is a great engine agreed, but the 2.5tdi is not kak by any standard. It pulls well, is lighter than the V6 lower insurance and better fuel economy and you can have the 6spd manual box. In my wife's Touareg we recently went to Cotswold wildlife park - well you cannot get there by anything other that mainly B roads and so you just roll along at about 45 mph - well it managed a staggering 43.8mpg over the 80 odd mile trip.
  5. Rear Speaker Problem on A6 2.4 (1999)

    No fun removing the rear parcel shelf..... do a search on www.audiworld.com as I know a few people over there have done it.
  6. 7 seat A6

    I think a serious look at the safety issues is a good idea. The whole rear of the car is crumple zone and I would not want to put any child of mine in such a vulnerable position.
  7. Intermittent fault with Indicators!

    Almost certainly the combined flasher/hazard unit. It is a common fault. You will find articles on how to remove it here - www.audiworld.com - use a search in the A6 forum.
  8. C5 A6 2.8 Quattro shockers upgrade

    Do a bit of a search on audiworld.com - loads of people have changed the sping and damper setup. The US folks call a damper and spring package as coilover's. It may be worth calling eurocarparts to see what they have. The suspension on yours will be sport as all quattro's are and providing you buy a kit designed for 97 to 01 quattro's (not allroad or 4.2) it should fit. Many people say the best value /£ is an uprated anti roll bar kit - front and rear. Obviously this will not adversly effect ride quality or height but improve turn-in considerably.
  9. My A6 is losing power!

    My guess is a leak in the induction path causing boost leaks. It will not throw a CEL and may not even generate any codes. Get it checked soon because inlet leaks can be bad news for turbo life.
  10. a6 is poorly

    I suspect your knocking noises were front suspension joints related - as I suggested.....guessed is more like it! See how it is when you get it back but it is probably not a normal issue, I have sport suspension on mine and it has no probs on speed bumps.
  11. Audi A6 1.8 SE Avant 2001?

    It looks OK otherwise. The knock from the box is more likely to be front suspension related than the box. Audi manual 5spd boxes are usually good for around 300k before they give any trouble if driven properly. get the front suspension bushes and ball joints checked for play and the outer CV joints as they are prone to spliting boots every 60k miles. The leak could simply be the washer pipe has split or become detached. Just have a look by removing the inner trim panel.
  12. DVD nav is rubbish

    It can only be an issue with inaccuracies in the mapping data then. PS You forgot to list the twin turbo wiper blades, titanium valve caps, Dual layer blu-ray steering wheel, in your sig.
  13. DVD nav is rubbish

    There must be a way of re-calibrating it's start point so it knows where it is. It uses a combination of GPS and the input from the abs wheel speed sensors. If you take the car out for a spin in the snow, it will trow out your nav by the amounbt of slipage it has seen.
  14. what do you think of this A6 q avant ?

    The 2.5tdi is not well liked in the trade, it is thirsty and not very powerful so I would avoid it. The PD130 1.9tdi is the one to go for - that is a cracking engine and the way diesels should be. Most of what others have said is good advice - I think that is a solar sunroof as well although the chnage-over relay will probably not work, they do fail and it means either the blower will not work from the climate control or from the sunroof on hot days depending on the type of failure.
  15. Oettinger engined MKII Gti.

    Thanks for the replies. I will have a loot at posting on the other forums mentioned. As for price, I realy have no idea as to what it is worth yet. I do know an Oettinger crank alone went for over £1000 in the US recently, but I do not intend to break it for parts, it is too good and I do not have the time. I could be open to suggestions if anyone has anything to compare with.