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I've read the guides but for f**k sake, how do you get the engine cover off?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by davej_anderson, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. warren_S5
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    yeah but he wears a rug and writes love songs; I don't even have a manbag
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    It doesnt require any more thought or explaining, it says alot itself, Mr Stazaliciousssssssssssssssss
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    Trying not to join in here :)
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    ok, so who's who then?

    Paddy must be the builder, as builders are always large and can't fit in bucket seats :)
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    lol, whos the one with a tash???
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    I give up [​IMG]
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    [Apr 15, 2010]
    ....and I can get my engine cover off, which means I'm none of the above.

    Talking of which; Dave, you got that bloody engine cover off yet?
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    [Apr 16, 2010]
    LOL
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    I admit it, I am weak as fook.

    Was yanking it this way and that. The engine was rocking, the car was rocking.

    HELP.

    What next?

    Due you reckon there are some leverage points I can use a large spanner on?
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    If you got a can of WD40 with one of those nozzle pipes on it, could you try and spray oil onto the grommets to lube and soften them up??

    Might be enough to free them up?
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    Fook me, you still at it? Me mams on the next plane.
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    Will give this a go.

    Send her my way!
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    2 pages and 53 replies and still no plastic engine cover off? Is this a late April fools? Seriously...
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    Someone's mother is up for grabs, no wonder its being prelonged
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    Can you remember just why you wanted the cover off in the first place??? Or were you just looking for your Balls!

    Jesus just smash it off and leave it off you dont need it!

    Gaz
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    Have got a Green panel filter to fit so I need the cover intact

    Will give it another go tonight!
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    l would try something that wont cause damage. try a length of wood in various points minding that the position looks sound. Once you get one corner of then you should be fine for the rest. if you break it then l have one here. When you have it of just put a cai in, l had a green panel one to start and dont rate it. Or, this is the best advice, get a garage to do it for you.
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    hrm, you may be right, its going to AMD on Thursday for the springs to be changed so may ask them

    i should be able to get the bloody thing off - shouldn't cost £65+VAt just to change an airfilter!
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    Hurrah, was able to get the f*cker off today and got the new filter in.
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    young man there's a place you can go... I said young man there's a... ahem anyhow

    That basket retaining clip on the air ducting!!! Sorry to resurrect this thread but it made me laugh so much and I need to get that clip off.. once its off I will replace it with a jubilee clip.
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    [May 29, 2012]
    dc240969's mum?
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    [Jun 6, 2012]
    i managed to get the flaming thing off but now it wont go back on! grrrrrrrrrrrrrr! is there some kind of technique... the grommets on the rear have gone on fine but the ones at the front just refuse to push down. mother funk!
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