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07-15-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By jfrahm

Te Audi approved stuff used to be uncommon...

Te Audi approved stuff used to be uncommon semi-synth but is now a pretty typical spec. I have been using Valvoline MaxLife for years, it hits the spec and is probably a lot better fluid that the...
07-14-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By jfrahm

No tach signal means no crank sensor or no ECU to...

No tach signal means no crank sensor or no ECU to read the crank sensor. Thankfully one is more likely, and cheaper. Maybe there is an ECU relay that is dying also, I do not know. If VCDS can talk...
07-14-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By jfrahm

Be ready to troubleshoot if it happens again. ...

Be ready to troubleshoot if it happens again.
Is the tach rising up when you crank it?
If so, spray some starting fluid (easy to do into a vacuum line) does it catch? Don't bother if there is no...
07-13-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By jfrahm

Some say new fluid does not wreck transmissions...

Some say new fluid does not wreck transmissions but I saw your pics of the sludge blobs inside the valve body that can get knocked loose with new fluid.
07-11-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By jfrahm

I have no idea, maybe the tyresmoke forum would...

I have no idea, maybe the tyresmoke forum would have more insights from outside the USA:

Audi A8/S8 - TyreSmoke (http://www.tyresmoke.net/forum/forum/58-audi-a8s8/)
07-10-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By jfrahm

I personally would prefer a new lower VB and the...

I personally would prefer a new lower VB and the TransGo valve to a VB modded for the oversize valve. That's mainly because I think the fiber seals on the TransGo are a better way to keep the bore...
07-08-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By jfrahm

Yeah that's the main pressure control valve, the...

Yeah that's the main pressure control valve, the TransGo valve fixes this but sometimes you also want to change the lower valve body casting. There are a lot of threads on it, maybe you can do a...
07-08-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By jfrahm

That's what I did, took off the door cards and...

That's what I did, took off the door cards and used contact cement to reattach the leather. Scrape out the disintegrated foam. It might be sorta possible to do this with the door card in place but I...
07-07-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By jfrahm

No, many parts are compatible but it's not a...

No, many parts are compatible but it's not a direct swap. I read that it would not even work with an S8 rear axle to sort out the gear ratio issue.

What is up with your trans? There is a valve...
07-06-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By jfrahm

On my 40v D2 it's on the bottom of the oil pan. ...

On my 40v D2 it's on the bottom of the oil pan. One of mine has either failed or the wiring has, my Oil Level nag is on all the time now in my old 2001 189K A8.
I read that aftermarket ones were no...
07-06-2019, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By jfrahm

You'll get better info if you post in the correct...

You'll get better info if you post in the correct forum but it's basic basic troubleshooting you need. Jump starting is hard on cars and can damage the electronics.

1 - Make sure the battery is...
07-05-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By jfrahm

You might repost in the right forum, or ask that...

You might repost in the right forum, or ask that your post be moved to it. This forum is "for the D2 Audi A8 and S8 produced from 1994-2002for the D2 Audi A8 and S8 produced from 1994-2002"
07-03-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By jfrahm

Wow that's a better price than I expected and...

Wow that's a better price than I expected and it's great to know that you can migrate to a good used cluster if need be. Thanks for the follow-up.
07-03-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,442
Posted By jfrahm

I tested my Volvo sensor, which is a very similar...

I tested my Volvo sensor, which is a very similar sensor but with a different pinout. Spade connectors did not fit well on it but I could slightly squish red but splice connectors to fit great. ...
07-03-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,442
Posted By jfrahm

Hmm. Dead is kinda surprising. This procedure...

Hmm. Dead is kinda surprising. This procedure sounds like it'd be appropriate for the A8:...
07-02-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,442
Posted By jfrahm

If you have a DMM you should be able to see a...

If you have a DMM you should be able to see a small AC voltage from the CPS. If you have a DMM with a frequency setting you should be able to see a frequency related to the number of teeth and the...
07-01-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By jfrahm

I have a Harbor Freight vacuum pump and manifold...

I have a Harbor Freight vacuum pump and manifold and I can connect a charge setup to the rig and purge out all the air using the refrigerant. Then close that off, vacuum the system down, then open...
07-01-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By jfrahm

I get about 8 rattles in 2 seconds on a cold...

I get about 8 rattles in 2 seconds on a cold startup in my 190K mile 40v A8. It's hanging in there. Been doing it for years.
07-01-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By jfrahm

I just tried this and it worked! I thought there...

I just tried this and it worked! I thought there was a way to do this w/o VCDS but could not recall or find the procedure. Thanks!
07-01-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 942
Posted By jfrahm

Yes the OEM ones are nice if you can find/afford...

Yes the OEM ones are nice if you can find/afford them. Very sturdy. Be sure to ziptie or safety wire them into place.
07-01-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 942
Posted By jfrahm

I am using A6 grills, 1999-2001, cut and modified...

I am using A6 grills, 1999-2001, cut and modified to fit (close enough). I think I paid $16 a pair for them on ebay. If you cut off the inboard rim so it's like a comb there you can trim the slats...
06-28-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,442
Posted By jfrahm

Well that's good news / bad news I guess, sorry...

Well that's good news / bad news I guess, sorry we got taken in by the fuel pump symptom when it started up after you added gas. That is, if the crank sensor fixes it. It is good to get the fuel...
06-28-2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By jfrahm

Having the cheap/free version of VCDS or an...

Having the cheap/free version of VCDS or an alternative is handy, or maybe there is someone in your area who can help out if you check other VW/Audi forums.
There is also something called OBD Eleven...
06-27-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By jfrahm

I'm not handy to my car but I think I have done...

I'm not handy to my car but I think I have done this procedure and recall it working. I can try it later today:
--it did not work and the owners manual says the dealer has to reset the interval--
06-24-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By jfrahm

They are great OEM batteries, I still have an OEM...

They are great OEM batteries, I still have an OEM one from 2001 I replaced many years (due to age) ago but kept it around as a shop battery. It's 100% OK.
I think it has a pop-up handle? They are no...
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