Bringing back to life an 18 year old Audi A8 D2 part 4

In this part of the recomissioning, I'll focus one some of the interior work that I've done to the car. The 2 front Recaro seats have leaky lumbar support, once pumped up they won't stay inflated for more than 1 second. I took the seats apart and found that on…

Bringing back to life an 18 year old Audi A8 D2 part 3

After exactly a year, here's another update. Following on from the last post, the next thing do was to replace crank case breather hoses. On the 2.8 there are 2 of them, the first one (1) can be replaced easily while for the other (2) one intake manifold has…

Bringing back to life an 18 year old Audi A8 D2 part 2 - the expensive part

So after I took my car to mechanic we agreed on the below work to be done. Pic of all the bits: 1.Gearbox service inc. additional seals as they were leaking. 2. Replacement of Timing belt, water pump, thermostat, aux belt, all tensioners. Make sure your mechanic has the…

Bringing back to life an 18 year old Audi A8 D2 part 1

There comes a time in every mans life where he can finally affoard his 'realistically affoardable dream car' to me, it's an Audi A8, I don't care what engine as long as it's a Quattro in black with matching leather. My example specifically is a 2002 2.8 Quattro sport.…

How to quickly install Windows 7 on any USB 3 Laptop and USB 3.0 Memory Stick

Recenty I've tried to Install Windows 7 on an usb 3.0 only ultrabook and was greeted with a message about it not having the correct drives because Windows 7 Doesn't support USB 3.0 Natively: "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" or "A media driver your…