I have been on here lots over the last couple of months learning as much as I could before buying a 2008 S8, so thanks to everyone for the great info. The car is black cherry pearl and seems to be in really good shape even more so considering its at 187000km. VCDS had some really old codes so after saving the original scan i cleared them all to see what would come back. So far the only things are the rear footwelll heaters that seem to be a problem on every car, a bad hall sensor in 1 rear parking brake motor, a short to ground on the map controlled thermostat and a very intermittent leak in the evap system. Seems pretty good from what I have read others have had for issues. The evap code was one of the old codes and has popped up once in 2 weeks of driving. The thermostat I am not sure if the short is in the heating element or in the wiring but for now I have it unplugged so the engine will come up to operating temp. I did the stick your phone in the back of the intake with the Y section off and was pleasantly surprised to find all of the runner flaps intact and functioning well. I assume that this means it has been changed at some point but I have no info on that or when a carbon clean was done if at all. With that in mind I will have to pull the intake and be sure of the carbon situation. Seems like a good time to install some JHM goodies!
Anyone know of any promotional codes running at JHM right now? Its gonna be a pricey order and with the dollar exchange its even worse so any savings are helpful