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07-16-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By hillpc

I've had intermittent no start and suddenly die...

I've had intermittent no start and suddenly die issues due to the sensor wires insulation melting against the exhaust due to careless positioning of the cable by me. Also had the senor crap out at a...
06-26-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,478
Posted By hillpc

Those make sense. But if the problem description...

Those make sense. But if the problem description is correct, I'm not understanding something. How come the car can't move forward at all with the TCU hooked up, but it will drive like it's got a...
06-25-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,478
Posted By hillpc

We've learned a lot from tozoM8 over the years. ...

We've learned a lot from tozoM8 over the years.

Now why wouldn't the TCU put the car in limp mode? Seems like limp mode would be preferable to leaving somebody stranded on the side of the road...
06-18-2019, 07:37 PM
06-17-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By hillpc

Sure sounds like a stuck caliper to me. I...

Sure sounds like a stuck caliper to me. I suggest you return it to Autozone. You could take it off and try pushing the piston back in, but there's no guarantee that it won't stick again.
06-17-2019, 04:14 PM
06-16-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,478
Posted By hillpc

It runs and drives without TCU because that's...

It runs and drives without TCU because that's what limp mode can do. Kills the power line going into the trans to get completely hydraulic operation, 5th gear only forward gear. What solenoid codes...
06-16-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,478
Posted By hillpc

Strange. The clutch logic diagram ...

Strange. The clutch logic diagram
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.audiworld.com-vbulletin/557x578/5hp24_clutch_logic_b4035fe2a9fac8c3898de2afa565da391a9e7d3e.jpg

shows that the A clutch is...
06-16-2019, 05:49 AM
06-10-2019, 11:56 AM
06-09-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By hillpc

Regarding the ignition, your suspicion of the...

Regarding the ignition, your suspicion of the coils has me thinking maybe I should get a new set. But I'm slightly worried about fitment. When I did the timing belt job, I found dried brown stuff in...
06-08-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By hillpc

what item might cause misfire when coolant gets hotter than usual?

Coming home from work yesterday got stuck in 45 minutes of stop and go traffic. A/C on, coolant temp went to 110 C. (It used to read a rock-steady 90 C before the timing belt job I did last month,...
06-07-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,076
Posted By hillpc

Yeah, good point. I heard about a guy a few...

Yeah, good point. I heard about a guy a few years ago who had bought up a bunch of Mercedes seats and was trying to sell them for use in GM A bodies (like the GTO). But they didn't fold. Kind of a...
05-29-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By hillpc

jfrahm (Joel, I think) has sage advice all over...

jfrahm (Joel, I think) has sage advice all over this forum. One of the stars!
05-29-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By hillpc

I'm not seeing grey and green on the wiring...

I'm not seeing grey and green on the wiring diagram. I looked at the 2001 A8 (both engine variants AUX and AYS) and S8 (AUX), and the diagrams look identical. (What do you have?) There's all kinds of...
05-28-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By hillpc

Rosa (pin 13) is pink, so that's a data channel....

Rosa (pin 13) is pink, so that's a data channel. I can't speak to the details of any of those digital communications, though the markings on the diagram, at the radio end, suggest the data out to...
05-27-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By hillpc

This seems to show that kind of thing. There are...

This seems to show that kind of thing. There are numbers up to 13 on the terminal IDs, but some of them may be unused.
05-27-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By hillpc

In the Bentley manual, I have 8 wiring diagram...

In the Bentley manual, I have 8 wiring diagram pages of "Radio - Bose Symphony with and without CD Changer", but it only shows, on one of the pages, the CD changer connections to the rest of the car...
05-26-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By hillpc

I didn't want to clog up this A8 D2 forum with...

I didn't want to clog up this A8 D2 forum with those pix, so I put a couple at the non-Audi cars forum at...
05-26-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,076
Posted By hillpc

66 GTO, 67 Firebird pix. Firebird seat suggestions?

pix as requested on the A8 D2 forum https://www.audiworld.com/forums/a8-s8-d2-platform-discussion-8/hello-everyone-new-d2-owner-here-2972952/
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05-26-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 475
Posted By hillpc

how to get the A/C restrictor out - tight nut?

There seems to be extremely limited room to get wrenches on the nut and the tube to unscrew the fitting. And then no room to turn the wrench. The fitting is right up against the brake booster, and...
05-26-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,122
Posted By hillpc

I did get a "tank adapter" fitting on ebay, but...

I did get a "tank adapter" fitting on ebay, but it was so long that it bottomed out on the aluminum refrigerant tubing before it could depress the Schraeder valve in the factory port (after...
05-26-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By hillpc

Welcome! This forum is great, with lots of very...

Welcome! This forum is great, with lots of very knowledgeable folks. Helped me out a lot.
05-07-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By hillpc

So the spring-loaded tensioner itself was fine. ...

So the spring-loaded tensioner itself was fine. (I just did the timing belt.) The belt tensioner damper was seized. The squealing is cured now, I suspect by the new damper, though I did also put a...
05-05-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By hillpc

The steam/water is great thinking! Thanks. I...

The steam/water is great thinking! Thanks. I was able to get some more out with a small brush (part of an engine brush set for various holes and passages) that just fit inside the spring.
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