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Forum: Audi A8
11-12-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By silverd2

At first I dropped my statement of bewilderment...

At first I dropped my statement of bewilderment of this new "feature", which at the very least is an insult to many long term members and rewards members who have offered NOTHING in years...including...
Forum: Audi A8
11-11-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By silverd2

Never mind...post deleted

Never mind...post deleted
Forum: Audi A8
11-06-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,133
Posted By silverd2

As a general rule with HID bulbs, switching the...

As a general rule with HID bulbs, switching the bulb with the other headlight will eliminate other problems...letting you know if it's the bulb or an igniter or ballast.

Not super easy to get to,...
Forum: Audi A8
11-06-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,302
Posted By silverd2

IF this cures it, they "should" deduct the price...

IF this cures it, they "should" deduct the price of the relay/holder replacement from the real problem, which was not even helped by that expense. Doesn't mean they will, but I would go up as high as...
Forum: Audi A8
11-03-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,068
Posted By silverd2

The Audi part number is 4E0 941 669 A ...24 watt...

The Audi part number is 4E0 941 669 A ...24 watt turn signal bulb.

Many online OEM suppliers sell it, but don't list a more common lamp designation for aftermarket brands(?).
Forum: Audi A8
11-02-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,263
Posted By silverd2

2 things to consider for starts: 2 COMPLETELY...

2 things to consider for starts:
2 COMPLETELY different animals altogether...both nice for their own reasons. If you've never driven an A8, do that first before making any shopping direction...
Forum: Audi A8
10-31-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,298
Posted By silverd2

The 08-09 has the FSi motor, plus has greatly...

The 08-09 has the FSi motor, plus has greatly improved suspension and steering over the 07 model. If I could, I'd go for 08 or later.
Forum: Audi A8
10-31-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 664
Posted By silverd2

It's your internal AC evap drains. But also...

It's your internal AC evap drains.

But also need to clean out rain drains under the hood..rain overflow can leak into AC housing, which is probably clogged and leak into the car, even without...
Forum: Audi A8
10-30-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 22,212
Posted By silverd2

...or rain water intrusion (common) or resulting...

...or rain water intrusion (common) or resulting electrical connection corrosion in the electronics box (ECM & TCM in there) in the plenum under the hood.
Forum: Audi A8
10-30-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 22,212
Posted By silverd2

Maybe no help, but a clarification: #1 is a...

Maybe no help, but a clarification:

#1 is a trans leak...atf

#'s 2, 3 & 4 are differential leaks...75/90 gear oil...all replaceable with trans installed and nothing whatever to do with any...
Forum: Audi A8
10-28-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 30,889
Posted By silverd2

I did NOT replace them and feel very confident...

I did NOT replace them and feel very confident about that. They are relatively low torque bolts screwing into a relatively soft aluminum hole in the head...so almost no stretch, as with something...
Forum: Audi A8
10-24-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By silverd2

Test drive a couple of A8's...different eras...

Test drive a couple of A8's...different eras preferable...best way to describe the difference between them and MB.
I am a huge fan of German (and many Euro) cars...MB is not in my top 3 (or 4).
Forum: Audi A8
10-23-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,638
Posted By silverd2

WAY off! 1.7 inches too tall compared to...

WAY off! 1.7 inches too tall compared to stock...that's a LOT!!

For instance, 255/35/20 would be exactly the right diameter.

You really need to look at a tire size calculator to understand....
Forum: Audi A8
10-23-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By silverd2

U.S. and Euro models can vary, in that different...

U.S. and Euro models can vary, in that different years of release for upgraded models. In the US, 2004 was the first year for the "D3" model and a little more problem prone than the 2005 and up...
Forum: Audi A8
10-23-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,638
Posted By silverd2

I was "kinda" messin with ya :) But yes tire...

I was "kinda" messin with ya :)

But yes tire size is incredibly important, esp with the mistaken belief that wider is better, no matter what. Very, VERY wrong way to look at it.

..And just for...
Forum: Audi A8
10-22-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,638
Posted By silverd2

Uh...what did I miss? ..isn't that almost exactly...

Uh...what did I miss? ..isn't that almost exactly what I just said?

"Outwards 4mm" (.2 inches = 5mm...close enough)...with "same size tires" on the new dimension/offset rims.

Sorry, but was...
Forum: Audi A8
10-21-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,638
Posted By silverd2

OEM wheels have 45mm offset, so wheels would...

OEM wheels have 45mm offset, so wheels would stand outwards 10mm more...but with 8" instead of 8.5", that should be more like only 4mm more.

Difference in driving would likely be undetectable...a...
Forum: Audi A8
10-19-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,560
Posted By silverd2

If work was done at authorized Audi dealers, all...

If work was done at authorized Audi dealers, all work performed there should be accessible on Audi's database with the car's VIN.
Forum: Audi A8
10-18-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,560
Posted By silverd2

Both of the car links are dead and inaccessible...

Both of the car links are dead and inaccessible on my computer, so don't see a price.

A couple of odd things on the first car: "recommended maintenance performed"...kinda general...need details....
Forum: Audi A8
10-17-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,809
Posted By silverd2

Look at the ID and options code sticker in the...

Look at the ID and options code sticker in the spare tire well in your trunk...All VW's and Audis have this.
Most cars (mine included) came with the same sticker in owners manual package (if you...
Forum: Audi A8
10-14-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,420
Posted By silverd2

No thoughts on what caused this, but... To...

No thoughts on what caused this, but...
To close it manually...look for the little crank attached inside your fuse box. pop the cover off the sealing control box and look for the slot in motor to...
Forum: Audi A8
10-11-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,430
Posted By silverd2

No specific theory right off hand...but if you...

No specific theory right off hand...but if you weren't already aware of it, the temp gauge in our cars is basically an idiot light...a little white lie from Audi. I and others have discovered that...
Forum: Audi A8
10-11-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,384
Posted By silverd2

P0422 is bank #1 catalytic converter...

P0422 is bank #1 catalytic converter (passengers..right)...the code can also be triggered by 02 sensors on that side. The first sensor reads exhaust exiting engine and sets fuel mixture...the 2nd...
Forum: Audi A8
10-09-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,579
Posted By silverd2

$400 for the set? Which wheels? ...original...

$400 for the set?
Which wheels? ...original Audi "fat fives"? Like these:

31626

Or aftermarkets...which style/brand?
Forum: Audi A8
10-03-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,706
Posted By silverd2

Without a Vagcom or dealer diagnostic scan, you...

Without a Vagcom or dealer diagnostic scan, you will NEVER figure it out...that is the way these cars are analyzed...unless you want to take it apart, bolt by bolt, with a Bentley manual in front of...
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