Mar 18, 2014
Drove mine up to the Peak District which is far nearer than i imagined
Hovered, washed and waxed the car tonight at work, ready for our trip to Chester tomorrow
Picked it up from spray shop really really happy with colour match and blend job now have non rusty audi again and compleat with normal looking votex side skirts will up loads few pics later on
as promised my pics 1st up the rusty bits before :
poor condition side skirts (witch are now for sale needing work )
now the fished article cant wait to get to clean it properly next week
to say im happy with the work is an understatement near perfect paint match and blend
Bang tidy dude.
That's a nice looking avant,don't see many in green!!
Today im collecting some alloys so I can refurb my bbs lm's.
looking good brad where abouts is that body shop then? cause i have a couple of dents i need sorting out?
louis do u know ware windsar carpets is down by mettis aero-space its right next to windsor carpets
at the end of the mth that cars in for a full stage 1 or 2 depends what it needs detail with my bro in law as i helped him out of a pickle the other day so will look super minty then cant wait
Tried to find replacement wheel centre caps as mine have been stolen for the second time looking for 8D0 601 165K or any others that will fit RS 9 spoke alloys
Been re-greasing some noisy ARB bushes.....JOY to have some quiet again!
Washed, clayed, Da'd, hoovered, blitzed the whole car over the weekend. Got the broken wires in my door loom fixed to end up only breaking the interior door handle in the process, so now need to source a replacement!!
Reached 150,000 miles!
Picked up a complete s line front bumper this afternoon for 95quid which I though was a good price and he threw in the glovebox latch for free aswell as I needed one which was a bonus
Fitted my Valeo HID kit today using Woorlord's guide
Today I've done ....nothing
But might wash it later and do the interior as the dog has been in today
I've got a double DIN in the cupboard somewhere, had a few of the buttons out of that ages ago....
Found out today the engine coolant sensor is buggered, if I've got to go to the dealers to pick one up, it seems only logical to pick up an RS4 rarb at the same time...
Got round to fitting my Parrot kit yesterday. All straightforward, just had to find the mute terminal!
Today I started the Joey mod. Think I'm doing it right,the black backing to the light looks pretty mullered at the moment,but i suppose it can be tidied up again.
Mine got put on a tow truck and sent to the garage Non starter. Think the fuel pump packed in.
Got out this afternoon in between it pissing down on me, and changed the coolant sensor, fitted RS4 rear anti roll bar & new rear shocks.
Definitely feels a lot flatter now and doesn't sit its backside down anymore when I pull its ears back...
Put me Blacksmoke remap on. 20 miles in and pulling like a train
Fitted a new NSF wheel bearing and upper arms on both sides. Wasn't as bad as I imagined it to be.
Picked it up from the body shop, all dents, dinks and scratches removed and grilles painted black.
Oh, and fitted some st coilovers
Won a set of these on eBay at a more than reasonable price.
Can see fitting them being interesting to say the least.
Been a busy day;
Full clean inside and out.
Eventually fixed me water leak.
Fitted me front ambient light.
All is good lol
Got some rear leds taillights,refurbished alloys gloss black,recessed upper n lower grills...
Woah that looks much better! Good work.
Thanks jake.well done with ur seats
They not a direct fit?
U gonna spill the beanz on what u bidded ;-)
That will be my last mod=seats. After rs4 arb.
Cheers, far as I know they don't come with runners so that'll take some adaption, plus I'm not sure if they have somewhere to mount seat belts but I'll get them all sorted and in somehow.
£300 brand new.
I did a mod to my caddy van years ago for after market seats...i went to a fabricators,got two 10mm steel plates,each around 60cm by 10cm,one each side,measured the existing holes onto plates,then measured what the new seat holes will be on the plates. They did the holes u screw into for the new seat holes.Did the job fine.
Wished id have painted the plates first thou
Ah nice, definately seems the right way to do it I'll probably do the same. Plus I'm glad you've said about painting as I would have left them if you hadn't said.
Today i sold my wheels,looking for a set now!
Primed up my s4 alloys ready for top coat.
Picked her back up after clutch, flywheel, gearbox oil change and gearbox mount replacments
Drives like a new car. Smooth running and silky gear changes
Handed my garage the best part of £1k for MoT (passed!), two new tyres, cam belt change (with water pump and tensioner), rear brake pads, alternator belt,oil change, oil and air filters, 4 new plugs and anti-freeze. Ouch. Still, at 125,000 miles she still does what she's supposed to do and will now have to continue doing it for a few more years. Audi wanted £600 for the cam belt and pump job.
Bet it's smooth as butter now.
Funnily enough, it is - although I can't quite follow why it should be any better. Certainly new plugs always help any car, but when I last changed them 30k ago there was no noticeable difference. I do observe that the tensioner moves far less than the original, which suggests it was certainly worth changing. Interestingly, both Audi and my garage (and I trust them) said they didn't change t/stats or temp sensors as a matter of course.
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