I've always been into my Japanese vehicles supras skylines 200sx's etc but due having to be a grown up and buy houses and stuff settled on a S2000 but i've always tried to keep them off the road over the winter so have had Jeeps and other 4x4's. So after selling my 4.0 Cherokee i was looking for something 4WD and comfyish with a bit of street cred and a 5 o'clock ebay session at work had me setting off to the other side of the country for a B6 A4 1.8T Quattro Sport that someone had taken in PX against there car it was scruffy and well used but had full audi SH and was the right price.
This is what i bought.
So after driving back in a blizzard across the peak district i realised i had a cold heater blower a temp gauge that dropped at speed and various electrical gremlins. So first job was to inspect and repair the door looms much to the amusment of my missus when she came in from work then the next day drop a new thermostat (i can see why the previous owner didnt with the price!) and flush the cooling system.
Next job was upgrade the headlight to something other than headlights that resembled candles!! eBay HID kit it is then.
As it's been a while since i had a turbo car i was quite excited about getting one but WHAT a dissapointment this was sod all boost and no noises whatsoever. First job make some turbo noises and refresh all the vac hoses etc. TIP ordered as a starting point for a induction kit that i soon realised that was hardly availible and if it was it was massivly overpriced! So i made my own. Also as i planned to up the boost i replaced the tired OE diverter valve with the 710N and deleted the N239 (or something) boost control valve to let my throttle control the boost rather than the ECU
Loads more noises and alot better throttle response but still slow as hell ............
Noticed i had a rear numberplate light out so upgraded to some CRE goodness
Before i go anyfurther with the car i decided i needed to make sure the car was making the boost it was meant to be making in the first place so i invested in a gauge and southbend?!? pod.
Started a pile of bit to fit in the futrure
The rocker cover was doing a impression of Niagra Falls so while it was off for a new gasket i decided to continue my red and black theme.
Couldln't get the stains and water marks out of the horrific light grey interior so i've created myself another job by swapping in some Leon FR seats i won on eBay. SO now i need a black rear bench and other bits. nothing like keeping it in the family..........
Then NEEDED to get rid of the wood trim so did a bit of wapppping init bruv
Then while browsing this forums looking for a solution to central locking problem ive got i came across the exact spec wheels i had planned for this car just that i wasn't planning on buying them now but hey! A quick two and a half hours blast down the motorway after work and i met a nice bloke called AZ on here who is a complete pervert ( the good kind ) when it comes to his car
So instead of sorting my central locking problem i fitted some wheels and now need coilovers to sort out my horrific ride height!
But at least it filled the arches out
And this is where im currently, still got a slow car thats sat 20FT in the air with a central locking problem and mismatched interior!