The hole for the crank lock pin is on the right side of the block, near to the rear of the aircon pump. You need to remove the plastic blanking plug held in with a 10mm bolt. With the engine @ TDC screw in the locking tool, you may need to move the crank/engine on the dwell of TDC a little to...
You should do a block/gas test prior to purchase.
Use a testing kit to draw/sniff the gas in the coolant tank. If co2 is present the tester liquid will change colour.
If there is an amount of co2 in the coolant tank you may have an issue.
Take the car for an extended drive then test...
As suggested by James above.
If the cam belt has stretched a little, the cam/injector timing will be out. This will cause a poor start, without fault codes.
If the belt has been changed without using the correct crank tool and cam pins, the timing references will be from the old belt.
Is that not part of the attraction of track driving? The fear and potential costs tend the focus the enjoyment. When sitting in the pub after you feel good for the experience.
I tend to enjoy a rapid spin out on a fast motorcycle, if you get it wrong it will be serious. When you have a "close...
Sorry chaps, phone is often better these days as I tend to get snowed under with emails and general "how do you do this" type PM/emails.
If its a quick question, or a price quote, its best to call in the morning tend to be in the workshop after lunch.
I think the RSII finished production around 2002. Not sure if they were ever produced with a high enough offset for the 8P A3.
There was a similar OE Audi wheel produced for the MK1 TT but this would be the wrong PCD (5x100).
Only current BBS aftermarket wheel in the correct fitment is the...
Check what pressure you have in the aircon system when it it running at idle 4/6 bar should be about correct on a 10/15deg day.
If the pressure climbs on start and the fans have not cut in, check the power to the fans.
Worth doing a block test. Use a testing kit to check the co2 on the coolant. This will confirm if head is cracked.
The ones I have seen, crack in the exhaust port.
I charge £1200 to replace the head with a new gen Audi. Fully built up with new cams, valves, head gasket, head bolts etc.