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11-30-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By Oxnardo Ring

You raise a good point-- Even after rebuilt my...

You raise a good point-- Even after rebuilt my S8 has never been shifting "like new"-- and as I've tracked down threads reporting similar issues it tends to point to clogging in the cooler, or else...
11-28-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,096
Posted By Oxnardo Ring

Basket design flaw

Here's a recent pic of a transmission Gabor just finished for me from a 2000 A8 SWB.
This shows the fracture zone along the stress line on the A Basket. The newer replacement design has a lot more...
11-26-2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,096
Posted By Oxnardo Ring

The impressions of a guy who's had FIVE of these...

The impressions of a guy who's had FIVE of these gearboxes need to be rebuilt?

The FL and PFL cars both lose transmissions at roughly the same rate. They just have different failure modes......
11-25-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By Oxnardo Ring

Do you have a Solar Sunroof Option car? The...

Do you have a Solar Sunroof Option car? The voltage from the solar panel gets routed through a relay scheme-- if that was bad you might lose the current directed into the blower fan with the car on....
11-24-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,344
Posted By Oxnardo Ring

Yep, this is D4,. sorry for my earlier...

Yep, this is D4,. sorry for my earlier confusion... clicked in by accident from D2.
10-29-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By Oxnardo Ring

Pentosin ATF alternatives

This is just a callback to this topic. Gabor has done a couple of transmission rebuilds for me recently and he indicated that the Mobil 1 and Valvoline synthetics (with the Audi approval) are...
10-28-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,344
Posted By Oxnardo Ring

Over on the swap forums (guys were putting D3 BFM...

Over on the swap forums (guys were putting D3 BFM engines in Boxsters... yeah, people do that) there was some hope that the ECU from your D2 might successfully (with some VAGcom magic) control an...
10-25-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,344
Posted By Oxnardo Ring

You in SoCal? You might be able to save...

You in SoCal?

You might be able to save some $$ by getting creative with the head swap. Even a normal 5V engine will move the car pretty well with the Short Gears in an S8
10-25-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By Oxnardo Ring

do all the "Gear Indicator" lights turn on when...

do all the "Gear Indicator" lights turn on when it's doing that? Like "1". "2". "3". "4" and "5" all lit up?

That is the indication of SAFE Mode, which will move the car. sluggishly
10-18-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,938
Posted By Oxnardo Ring

Craigslist Fleabay or the Classified...

Craigslist
Fleabay
or the Classified sections of boards like this one
10-16-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 999
Posted By Oxnardo Ring

I've had water back up in there if the drains are...

I've had water back up in there if the drains are clogged. It's supposed to be sealed from the weather, but it will hold water nicely if the drains back up.
10-14-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By Oxnardo Ring

Generally, we are popping the huge (expensive)...

Generally, we are popping the huge (expensive) plastic housing apart to get to the VDO (Bosch?) internal pump. You DEFINITELY need to "special" version with the extra nub-port to run the scavenge...
10-10-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By Oxnardo Ring

Blank Cluster Immobilizer Failure... Again

OK, I posted about this once before... and thought I had it resolved with the "correct, coded key" running through a LOCK-UNLOCK-LOCK-UNLOCK sequence following a battery disconnect and reconnect.
...
10-10-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By Oxnardo Ring

I am supposed to see Gabor next week so will see...

I am supposed to see Gabor next week so will see what he says (unless he pops in on this thread). I believe he found a pretty affordable synthetic alternative so I will see what he recommends. I...
10-03-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 519
Posted By Oxnardo Ring

Like "no interior light", "no door lights",...

Like "no interior light", "no door lights", headlamps don't come on and no dash cluster lightup Nothing? Are you CERTAIN the battery is good?
If so, I'd move to the front of the car and see if...
10-01-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,619
Posted By Oxnardo Ring

Ahem. This is highly controversial. Some...

Ahem. This is highly controversial.
Some people think just a few cups are enough, via the filler pipe, to get it to prime enough to start.

After that S8 awhile back, I'm on the other end of...
09-30-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Oxnardo Ring

Wow. That's a new one... I'll add to my list. ...

Wow. That's a new one... I'll add to my list. thanks.
09-16-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By Oxnardo Ring

And, just to clarify, the interconnect is beneath...

And, just to clarify, the interconnect is beneath the car-- you can see it where the "monster battery cable" from the back emerges with a junction block to feed the electical system and another large...
09-16-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By Oxnardo Ring

OK< sorry. Not to be dense, but that's a new...

OK< sorry. Not to be dense, but that's a new one. The good news is that it shouldn't be hard to track down if you are certain the battery is good... just for grins have you "Jumped" it with an...
09-16-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By Oxnardo Ring

So, interior lights don't come up when you open...

So, interior lights don't come up when you open the door and the dash doesn't light up when you turn key part way? Just trying to get a handle on whether the car's completely dead electrically?...
09-15-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Posted By Oxnardo Ring

I forget even which network the phone ran on......

I forget even which network the phone ran on... CDMA or AMPS still? Either way, I believe it's pretty much been sunset'd here in the US. It might be possible to wire the mic-handset in... but in...
09-15-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By Oxnardo Ring

Caliper bolts on with only two bolts IIRC. I...

Caliper bolts on with only two bolts IIRC. I think a 13 mm and 15 mm wrench are all that's required once it's up on jackstands with wheel off.
The rotor's a bit tougher, but the biggie is needing...
09-14-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By Oxnardo Ring

Well, that's less expensive than the...

Well, that's less expensive than the transmission...

I'd view it as a chance to do a complete replacement on calipers, pads and rotors back there. I think the parking brake scheme's a little...
09-14-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By Oxnardo Ring

You sure it's NOT brakes? Put it in neutral and...

You sure it's NOT brakes? Put it in neutral and see if you can roll it back and forth a few feet just to make sure you don't have a caliper completely binding up.

the odd thing about the...
09-14-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Oxnardo Ring

I'd start with re-seating the connectors to the...

I'd start with re-seating the connectors to the cluster. The "grid" plastic pieces conceal 2 hex head screws that are the only things holding the cluster it. Pop the covers, remove the screws and...
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