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    Quote Originally Posted by W3STY View Post
    I'll be keeping an eye on my car more often when the new ones are fitted. If I spot any kids even looking at them I'll chase them down the road with a huge knife
    ..only for them to turn around and say... "that's not a knife..." as the little scroats pull out a larger one croc dundee style ;P

    two in the chest, one in the head black hawk style for the win...

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    bit late, but definitely need GB on there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S1LFH View Post
    bit late, but definitely need GB on there.
    GB ordered mate
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    I prefer mine without gb, looks more cluttered with it imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    I prefer mine without gb, looks more cluttered with it imo.
    Damn you confusing me Karl. It's too late now as I've ordered them with GB
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    GB all the way, I had audi make me some up with the new style surrounds, looks much better...

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    Looking cool man, but it's clearly all about the black GB badges! (and custom slogan of course)


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    Did some trimming tonight to try and get the fog grills back in. I took out a load of plasic with a Stanley knife. The plastic is quite soft and easy to cut with a knife....... A bit like my fingers!





    It still looks fine from the front:



    And back on the car. I only had time to do one tonight so they're still off the car but this is what it looked like.

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    Nice. You gotta love that shiny cooler lurking behind there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    Nice. You gotta love that shiny cooler lurking behind there!
    That right mate, who wants to be stealthy
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    Looking good mate thats how mine are, as you say no adverse effects visually..

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    Nice work dude! Looks smart, I quite like the unassuming look myself, canne wait to see how it goes on Friday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    Looking good mate thats how mine are, as you say no adverse effects visually..
    Dave did your grills clip back in ok? mine feel a bit loose and may need a little cable tie to ensure they dont fall off!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    Nice work dude! Looks smart, I quite like the unassuming look myself, canne wait to see how it goes on Friday!
    I still think I have a leak in the boost system somewhere but I'm sure we'll find it and sort it on friday. I bet the bumper is off after the first run
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    Quote Originally Posted by W3STY View Post
    That right mate, who wants to be stealthy
    Me. My cooler is stealthy......
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    Quote Originally Posted by W3STY View Post
    I still think I have a leak in the boost system somewhere but I'm sure we'll find it and sort it on friday. I bet the bumper is off after the first run
    Always the way mate. They are a right git to pin down all the leaks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welly View Post
    Always the way mate. They are a right git to pin down all the leaks.
    I garantee the pressure tester will be out on Friday
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    Lets hope nothing pops of first run this time then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    Lets hope nothing pops of first run this time then
    I'd forgotten about that , nearly shat myself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by W3STY View Post
    Dave did your grills clip back in ok? mine feel a bit loose and may need a little cable tie to ensure they dont fall off!
    Mine were still tight but i put a bit of silicone in the joints to stop them pinging off on boost, you dont want to lose one of those feckers...there hard to get hold of!

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    Mine were still tight but i put a bit of silicone in the joints to stop them pinging off on boost, you dont want to lose one of those feckers...there hard to get hold of!
    Yeah and I bet they're not cheap new from the stealers! I'll cut the other one tomorrow night and get them fitted.
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    Over the last few days ive noticed my car is a bit hesitant on boost. I get an initial pull then I can feel it pull again as if it's holding back slightly.

    It never did this before the FMIC was fitted so I'm sure it's something to do with that. Pressure drop??? Leak???

    Any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by W3STY View Post
    I'd forgotten about that , nearly shat myself!
    uh huh!....

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    Quote Originally Posted by W3STY View Post
    Over the last few days ive noticed my car is a bit hesitant on boost. I get an initial pull then I can feel it pull again as if it's holding back slightly.

    It never did this before the FMIC was fitted so I'm sure it's something to do with that. Pressure drop??? Leak???

    Any suggestions?
    Have you tried spraying every clipped hose join with some water/washing up liquid solution to check for air bubbles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mephisto View Post
    Have you tried spraying every clipped hose join with some water/washing up liquid solution to check for air bubbles?
    I think you may be right about a leak somewhere. I'll get the bumber off again either tonight or tomorrow and tighten everything up again.
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    Hairspray trick and then do the clips ups?

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    The problem with silicone is that, even if it's tight, the silicone will move about to suit itself and then joins become slack.

    You can crank a J clip right up, and then go for a 10 mile drive, guaranteed it will have some more to go after.
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    Mine did this to begin with dude Tuffty did something on VAGCOM maybe re set the fuel trims and or realigned the throttle body and it was fine.

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    Ok, so the bumper is coming off tonight, I'll nip up all the T-clamps then reset fuel trims, and re-align TB.

    cheers guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by W3STY View Post
    Ok, so the bumper is coming off tonight, I'll nip up all the T-clamps then reset fuel trims, and re-align TB.

    cheers guys
    Ahhhh, are they T Clamps? That may be the issue. They can feel tight when they aren't....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welly View Post
    Ahhhh, are they T Clamps? That may be the issue. They can feel tight when they aren't....
    They dont ever seem to get tight and i'm scared to crush the pipework
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    Yeah - I'm not a T Clamp fan personally. They give you no feedback at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welly View Post
    Yeah - I'm not a T Clamp fan personally. They give you no feedback at all
    Maybe I'll purchase some hi-torque jubilees from Bill if he has any on Friday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by W3STY View Post
    Maybe I'll purchase some hi-torque jubilees from Bill if he has any on Friday?
    If you want my honest opinion mate, I would. T clamps have all these issues as you now know.

    I used them once, replaced with jubilees and simply wouldn't ever use them again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welly View Post
    If you want my honest opinion mate, I would. T clamps have all these issues as you now know.

    I used them once, replaced with jubilees and simply wouldn't ever use them again.
    Oh bugger!
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    Quote Originally Posted by W3STY View Post
    Oh bugger!
    Sorry bud, but that is my honest opinion....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welly View Post
    Sorry bud, but that is my honest opinion....
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    Quote Originally Posted by W3STY View Post
    Bumper off, battery and tray out, hoses off to replace clips
    Well, this should be the plan. Get Bill to leak test - then you can decide what's what. I think that's the best plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welly View Post
    Well, this should be the plan. Get Bill to leak test - then you can decide what's what. I think that's the best plan.
    Bill's a bit pressed for time on Friday so I dont want to mess him about having to pressure test the cooler and hoses really but I do need it sorted. I can get the bumper off while Tam's motor is on the rollers. We'll see what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W3STY View Post
    Bill's a bit pressed for time on Friday so I dont want to mess him about having to pressure test the cooler and hoses really but I do need it sorted. I can get the bumper off while Tam's motor is on the rollers. We'll see what happens.
    OK dude, fair enough.

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