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How to unhook the plastic engine cover??

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Defratos, Jan 24, 2005.

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    [Jan 24, 2005]
    The title pretty much explains my question, after taking out the screws, how does the plastic hood unhook from the back of the engine?
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    There should be 4 or 5 plastic fixings, which you give a quarter turn, then it should pull off.
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    plastic fixings on the back? ok so turn clock wise or anti? =)
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    "unscrew" ... a qtr turn, although i am sure that it doesnt actually matter which way they r turned.
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    On the S3, there are only 2 plastic screws at the front of the cover. Undo these and pull the cover towards you and it will slide clear of the 2 rear tounge's. you'll see them once removed, refitting is fiddly but not difficult.
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    On the S3, there are only 2 plastic screws at the front of the cover. Undo these and pull the cover towards you and it will slide clear of the 2 rear tounge's. you'll see them once removed, refitting is fiddly but not difficult.

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    exactly what he said for the S3, fiddly to put back the first time but much easier if you need to do it again.

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    Cool, thanks guys I've done it a couple of times now and know what you mean
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    Yep you need a super gigantic flat blade screw driver and then turn the 5 secureing screws a 1/4 of a turn in either direction and they will simply pop up, simply revers procedure to reinstall.

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    I find small denomination coins work well if you need to do this when out bush. Handy for when your boot is full of **** and you need to disconnect the battery to reset your Symphony II which has crashed and hung /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif

    Cheers,

    Edward.
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    Yep you need a super gigantic flat blade screw driver and then turn the 5 secureing screws a 1/4 of a turn in either direction and they will simply pop up, simply revers procedure to reinstall.

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    I find small denomination coins work well if you need to do this when out bush. Handy for when your boot is full of **** and you need to disconnect the battery to reset your Symphony II which has crashed and hung /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif

    Cheers,

    Edward.

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    Yeah the giant screwdriver is what I carry all the time now, along with just about every tool I need to stripdown the A3, but when I've forgotten the tools then I find the car key does the job /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
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