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  • About silverd2
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    East TN
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    Not a "guru" (whatever that means), rather "Post-apocalyptic stunt mechanic" ... don't try this at home

    Mine: '01 A8 SWB
    Hers: Some Korean Toaster on wheels (137mpg ... YMMV)
    Dog's: '03 Allroad 2.7T


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  • Last Activity: 06-17-2019 04:39 PM
  • Join Date: 05-07-2010
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  1. twentysevenlitres
    07-13-2014 04:49 PM - permalink
    Hi mate,
    Mean't to be a PM!

    I'll try again...

  2. '01-S8
    01-22-2014 11:02 AM - permalink

    Had a question for you on the cam tensioner on D2 S8/A8.

    Ive recently started to hear some chatter at idle and very low speed. From reading your threads on the matter, I have a few questions.

    First, when you changed your cam tensioner pads, did you change the tensioner itself as well?

    I saw your second thread regarding the "internal adjuster locking pin" failing causing the chatter. Is this pin/spring inside the tensioner? Im assuming the fix for this was a brand new tensioner? Did this failure happen AFTER you had already done the pads?

    I just ordered some new pads and plan on having them changed, but it seems it may need to be the whole tensioner unit itself for full repair? Im going to check oil level and pressure. I do burn a little bit and have gone on a few road trips lately. Also the extreme cold we are experiencing in the Northeast might be playing a factor with some parts being noisier than usual in the negative temps!

    Thanks for your help!

  3. 12-04-2013 11:50 AM - permalink
    Hi, related to your questions:

    - VIN number is '97 as well as licence plate. I found out that one of the pre owners was a drug dealer who had a lot of cash. In the Netherlands we have a law stating that if transactions > 10k euro are made, this has to be notified to authorities. So the dealer could never buy a new car and decided to have it converted and pay it in cash via a 'vague'garage. Then the car was confiscated by the authorities and sold back via an auction. I bought it from a garage who bought it from the auction including all original papers
    -> You also have photos of 2 different interiors..LHD and RHD(?). 1 pic is from another forum UK member, I don't know how to delete it
    - "R8 engine" that looks the same as a D2's 40V v8? --> The audi dealer told me.... :-(
  4. ltooz_a6_a8_q7
    08-09-2013 08:07 AM - permalink
    Hello SilverD2,
    How's everything? How do you turn on/off the seat belt chime on D2 with VCDS?


  5. 02-11-2013 12:17 AM - permalink
    hi silverd2,
    do i need to remove the bumper, to get the radiator out on my A8 D2 2000 model 4.2 40v?
  6. AudiPasha
    10-24-2012 01:47 PM - permalink
    Hey man it looks like you know your way around these D2's!
    I would love to learn everything there is about these cars cause I did just pick one up yesterday.

    Where do you guys shop for all mods and such things?
  7. 06-13-2012 07:20 PM - permalink
    By the way, I just sold my boat and will get a cashier's check tomorrow so I'm in pretty good shape. That doesn't mean I spending like a drunken sailor and I still intend to do the arms on my wife's car.

    However, do you still have the cam tension adjustor? If you do, I think I might be interested. If nothing else, my buying it will be a thank you for my pestering you.

  8. 04-05-2011 08:08 AM - permalink
    Hey this is Paul from

    I saw your very detailed write up on the intake actuator arms replacement :

    I was wondering if we an post this in the DIY section of our site, so everyone can benefit from this.

    We can put whatever credit information you want in there to ensure everyone knows you wrote it.

    Let me know if that would be OK, and thanks for such an excellent write up.

    [email protected]

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