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    Hibiscus Red TQS - New Car, New Project, cars been here before though.

    Yeah, lol, the temp pressure gauge served a purpose. I could have possibly just about got it to sit inside the car, but my mate who has used one of these before, recommened keeping it outside, just in case a seal failed or what have you and oil ended up everywhere. It very well could be the...
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    Hibiscus Red TQS - New Car, New Project, cars been here before though.

    Next job.........sell the old interior, and then send the alloys to be refurbished. Tyres were removed last week by Geoff from Chorley Street Garage, he’s still ribbing me about BBS lookalike alloys. I’m not too bothered, they were cheap enough, and have all the hallmarks of Genuine ones. I know...
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    Hibiscus Red TQS - New Car, New Project, cars been here before though.

    Halleluja!!!! Swapped over the Oil Pressure Switch last night to the brand new Genuine sensor I bought last week. Went a quick ride out and got up to temps, and no warning. So tried it to work today, asp did then home again.......lol.no warnings. God that feels good to be driving and not...
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    Hibiscus Red TQS - New Car, New Project, cars been here before though.

    Oil Pressure Test dial rigged up and working. I have a M10 male to M10 female adapter now with a 3/8 take, for when I eventually get my in car oil pressure / boost pressure gauge. Did some static tests, then went for a run in the car, checking the oil pressure on the gauge all the time. The 3...
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    Hibiscus Red TQS - New Car, New Project, cars been here before though.

    Only just got the car back up and running today. Unfortunately when we jacked the engine right up, tried one last notch on the jack, and heard the crunch of plastic. Which was the plastic clip holding the temp sender in at the back. Found a metal clip to do a job temporarily while I got it home...
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    Hibiscus Red TQS - New Car, New Project, cars been here before though.

    Hmmmm, would you believe the oil pressure light is still coming on. Journey home was just a dismay for me. Also, because we cracked the plastic temp sender clip when the engine was jacked up, this failed on the way home also, so coolant just ejected itself. It was only a 5 mile journey...
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    Audi A4 restoration-rebuild thread

    I have to say, your attention to detail is absolutely outstanding. Having just had the front end off, I can appreciate all these little bits and pieces you have found issue with and have rectified. Brilliant work. Out of interest, how are you getting parts off of Audi Tradition? I tried to...
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    Hibiscus Red TQS - New Car, New Project, cars been here before though.

    my apologies one of the images has rotated 90 degrees, it wouldn’t turn the correct way. The only 2 bad things that occurred, were when we jacked the gone up, we managed to break one of the temp sensor clips on the bulkhead. I’ll order one from VW tomorrow. The other bad...
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    Hibiscus Red TQS - New Car, New Project, cars been here before though.

    Stripped the front off the car, then got cracking removing the timing components. I bought a tool that would hold the bottom sprocket still whilst we swung on a scaffold pole to undo the bottom crank bolt. But.......my mate got hold of my ‘big boy’ M18 gun out, and with one strike, the bolts was...
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    Hibiscus Red TQS - New Car, New Project, cars been here before though.

    Trim is in, all 4 door cards with carbon trim swapped over. Plug and play front seals. Rear seats were easy once I figured out how the split centres came out. Figured out why my stereo sounds rubbish too. Somebody has removed the original woofers, and replaced with some really scabby co-axials...
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    Hibiscus Red TQS - New Car, New Project, cars been here before though.

    Thumbs better, healing well. The trim is out of an S4, no RS4 logs. Plus it’s saloon specific too, so fits straight in. Biiiiiiiiiig day today. I fitted the trim, whilst also assisting my mate do the timing belt, water pump, auxiliary belts and tensioners, oil pump, sump pan, oil level sensor...
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    Hibiscus Red TQS - New Car, New Project, cars been here before though.

    Hope this all fits in as researched
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    Hibiscus Red TQS - New Car, New Project, cars been here before though.

    Big day ahead tomorrow.........collecting Recaro interior, collecting replacement lumbar for drivers seat, plus collect an RS4 grille. Something to mull over tonight and on the journey down. Guys got a set of OEM Valeo factory Xenons I can have. Not sure if this is good, or just inheriting a...
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    For Sale Audi A4 B5 Quattro Sport Interior

    Taken from a 2000 model A4 1.8t Quattro Sport, these are original seats from this model in the same Blue/Dark Grey centres, with half leather bolsters. The only reason I am selling, is to replace them with a Recaro interior, otherwise I would keep them in the car. They are in really nice...
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    Hibiscus Red TQS - New Car, New Project, cars been here before though.

    Angle Grinder jumped and took a chunk out of my thumb. Result......hole in my thumb on the knuckle.
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    Hibiscus Red TQS - New Car, New Project, cars been here before though.

    Well, this coming week when the cars up on sands again to do the belts and pump, I’m going to make one last check of everything to make sure nothing has play in it. I know I checked all the mounting bolts. And I think if the mounting bolts were loose there would be a clunking all the time. There...
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    Hibiscus Red TQS - New Car, New Project, cars been here before though.

    The problem with the rack, began with this really vague feeling when going in a straight line. I thought it was because the tracking was needing doing. But, when travelling at about 30-40, you could move the steering wheel about 10mm, in either direction, before it had any effect on turning the...
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    Hibiscus Red TQS - New Car, New Project, cars been here before though.

    I can’t believe it...................had a chat with the the remanufacturers of this rack, about a little issue I have. And the guy says ‘sorry pal, think I’ll have to send you a replacement unit’. (Forehead slap!!!) So after having the car off the road to fit a rack, I now have to do it all...
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    Hibiscus Red TQS - New Car, New Project, cars been here before though.

    Quick wash, since I’m in a good mood due to progress, lol. Everybody loves a just washed photo. Looking forward to some nice weather so I can get the polisher out and make it shine properly.
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