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    What is this and what do it do?

    Nicked the photo from this thread (A3 Ibis White Black Edition Detail with Gtechniq)

    This black plastic cap covers a star bolt item. What is it and what do it do?
    Mine keeps going lose.


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    hold the door on ?

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    Could it possibly be to lubricate the inside of the hinge maybe
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    Quote Originally Posted by bez101 View Post
    hold the door on ?
    Nahh, I took it out and the door stayed on. lol

    Quote Originally Posted by audiv6quattro View Post
    Could it possibly be to lubricate the inside of the hinge maybe
    Could be but I thought the hinges was dry, so no need for lub.

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    Could be a self destruct button for when you've had enough of the car and want a new one
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    Im sure(dont quote me thou) that its for slight adjustment of the door hinge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxmeister View Post
    Im sure(dont quote me thou) that its for slight adjustment of the door hinge!
    The Damn thing wont stay up tight and don't seem to do any thing apart from go lose.

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    Threads in the actual hinge may now be worn???

    Do you have issues with that door alignment Scott?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxmeister View Post
    Threads in the actual hinge may now be worn???

    Do you have issues with that door alignment Scott?
    Use to.

    The annoying thing is this is a new hinge.
    Less than 2 years old I think.
    I replaced it in a rush cause the door dropped allot and due to lack of knowledge I bought a set of new hinges to cure the drop.

    EDIT:=- No drop at the moment.

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    When the door hinge drops into the A post hinge, that little bolt keeps the hinge in place. Have you replaced both parts of the hinge???
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    Quote Originally Posted by floyd 1.8 turbo View Post
    When the door hinge drops into the A post hinge, that little bolt keeps the hinge in place. Have you replaced both parts of the hinge???
    Bought two complete hinges, top and bottom.

    I'll take a look tomorrow and give the door a wobble and that bolt a turn and see what happens.

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    if your door drops (an mine has a bit), how do you "adjust" it...
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    A jack and a piece of long wood under the door and a very gentle application of upwards pressure.
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    Try to slightly loosen the the bolts in the top hinge (going into the door) take the weight off the door then loosen the little bolt, give the top hinge a bit of a tap down to ensure the pin is sitting right in the other part of the hinge then re-tighten all bolts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auroan View Post
    A jack and a piece of long wood under the door and a very gentle application of upwards pressure.
    thought about that, but it'd fatigue the metal and weaken it, so dn't fancy that, plus the botom of the door had the plastic trims on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackers View Post
    thought about that, but it'd fatigue the metal and weaken it, so dn't fancy that, plus the botom of the door had the plastic trims on it.
    The discussion or talk about the best way or proper way to adjust the doors has been talked about in length.
    Most people seem to want to bodge it by jacking or shuting the door with a 13mm socket in the hinge.
    Like you, I opt for the better correct approach of undoing the bolts and adjusting the door.
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    .... never liked botching things,
    i've tried looking tho and even looked on google (what a mistake), don't suppose you have the link to hand, by chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackers View Post
    .... never liked botching things,
    i've tried looking tho and even looked on google (what a mistake), don't suppose you have the link to hand, by chance.
    what you need?
    Check my build thread or quick search in ASN.

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    the "lifting" of my drivers door, the proper way
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackers View Post
    the "lifting" of my drivers door, the proper way
    I loosened the bolts inside the A pillar enough to move the door and once it was correct and I was happy with the fitting, I tightened them up.

    Got a mate to help and thats it really.

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    .... those the 13MM ones yeah?
    also i've jus read ya build post, v v v good read
    the door blades you put on the back, they STD or modified ones, also where did you get the wind delectors from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackers View Post
    .... those the 13MM ones yeah?
    also i've jus read ya build post, v v v good read
    the door blades you put on the back, they STD or modified ones, also where did you get the wind delectors from?
    Wayne
    thats them.

    standard.

    wind deflectors was from amazon by team heko

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    ideal thanks :D
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