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Manda's S5

Meemo Jan 17, 2018

  1. V6_Man

    V6_Man Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Glacier Supercharged TFSI Owners Group Team V6 VCDS Map User Team Scuba Audi S4 Audi A3 Black Edition quattro

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    I agree with @JG51 AUD here, glad you are OK @Meemo. Cars can be fixed ...

    In the grand scheme of things, it is a minor damage and with your skills, a piece of cake to fix.
     
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  3. Dippy

    Dippy Well-Known Member Team Monsoon Audi S5 Black Edition

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    Sounds like you were luckier than me. The deer ruined my bumper and both headlights, dented the bonnet and the offside wing. Although fortunately no rad damage. My deer came off a lot worse. How was yours?

    That experience tends to dampen my enthusiasm when I drive home along my favourite de-restricted B-road, especially at night. I am constantly worried about deer. Also, as I found, if you see one deer but avoid it, don't relax because there there is one deer there is very likely to be another.
     
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  4. Meemo

    Meemo Well-Known Member Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition

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    wow that is super unlucky @Dippy, what speed did you hit the deer at? was that your current s5?
    I honestly am shocked mine was not worse, I put it down to where the deer made contact being the corner and low down, plus I honestly believe all the wrap on the headlights and body work helped cushion/absorb some of the hit.
    i think a wee hoofie went through the lower grill which is why the intercooler took a hit and that cracked the radiator mount same corner, but didnt touch the AC rad or the crash bar. also creased the wing slightly on the inside lip leaving a bump visible on the edge outside, so going to have my first go at panel beating :)
    Both rads are on order now and have also ordered the new rs5 bumper.
    Probably be the weekend before I can start switching them out due to work.
    might as well come back bigger and better aye :)
     
  5. Dippy

    Dippy Well-Known Member Team Monsoon Audi S5 Black Edition

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    It was over 15 years ago in my B5 S4 so I can't remember too much detail. It was on a de-restricted B-road on my way to work in the early morning. I saw a deer at the roadside and so I slowed down, but then when I passed it I must have started accelerating again. That's when the second one emerged from the woods. I think I braked hard and didn't think I was going too fast when I hit it because I remember thinking that I got away with it. But when I stopped and looked at the car I realised how much damage was done. I guess its because they are heavy animals so they do damage even at low speeds.

    It reminded me of when I worked in the middle east. I was advised that if when driving through the desert a camel ran into the road in front of me it would be best to accelerate - better chances of survival if the body lands behind the car than on top of it! Fortunately I never saw any camels near the road.
     
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  6. Adam14

    Adam14 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Team V6 Audi S5 Coupe

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    Damage doesn't look too bad in the grand scheme of things, as sometimes you see them flip over the car and damage bonnet and windscreen. My uncle hit one at 60mph in his Focus RS and that destroyed the front end and windscreen.

    Also just noticed this post and that purple looks stunning, I couldn't find out who wrapped it? If they're local might go to them to get my chrome re-wrapped! As previous guy done an awful job and still chasing a refund.
     
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    Meemo Well-Known Member Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition

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    Wow that is awful luck. haha no camels last I had saw :)

    had a chance to calm down a little and read in properly, the ac condenser appears to be on flexi pipes, result! as can be unbolted from the radiator and put to the side, no need to get someone out to degass then.

    Spoke to Mark at MDM who gave some tips (diamond), but also said that when the radiator is removed, it will have some of the gearbox oil in it, so will require a top, and whilst I do have full vcds to check temp and measure the gearbox oil, he is keen that I should have the work done by a garage (of course makes sense its an important part).
    I reaaaaly want to do this myself (plus one boyfriend who thinks it would be silly for me not to do it myself), I have the parts I need all ordered now bar the fluids, the only off part will be the gear box top up, I am curious that if I very carefully collect the lost oil, and use that to top it back up till it gets to Mark (it is going straight to him after for the log book service) where he can futher check it.
    My boyfriend does his own slush box and diff on the supra and kindly read up on that and is very confident he can do it, says its identicle steps to his excluding the VCDS measurements..

    Trying to figure a way I can get the gear box checked after the work.. without moving the car.
    I already know what you are going to say @Dippy lol

    Thank you :)
    I went to VinylOne in burgess hill, by no means local to myself either, however I chose to go further as his work was so spot on. 4 hour round trip for me but I would say it was worth it for a full wrap.
    https://www.instagram.com/vinylone.co.uk/
     
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  8. Adam14

    Adam14 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Team V6 Audi S5 Coupe

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    Thanks, similar distance for me. Will tie it in maybe when I see my friends in Brighton

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  9. Dippy

    Dippy Well-Known Member Team Monsoon Audi S5 Black Edition

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    Go for it. The enthusiasm of youth (relatively speaking) is to be treasured. :)

    I used to love doing my own car work. I remember doing things like clutch replacement, uprating camshafts etc. on the Ford Capris I used to own (look it up on wikipedia ;) ). But now that I have the money its so much easier to let Mark do the work on my S5.

    Last year we bought a Peugeot 107 for my 18 year old daughter. I had good intentions to work on it myself especially because they are simple and easy to work on. But the MOT is due next week and when faced with the choice of putting the time and effort into doing myself and paying a local dealer a few hundred to sort it...
     
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    Meemo Well-Known Member Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition

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    Haha turn 30 next year, but you did say relatively :p

    Know the capris as a friend years ago owned one before life and marriage.

    Strange one, I spoke to parts at Audi to get a new rad mount incase one on that corner is shagged. And also asked for a litre of gearbox oil to top up, and looking at his pc he thought I would need clutch oil, not gear box as to him it appeared that the oil cooler was 'that side' of the gear box and it only takes 4 litres, not the 7 of the main gearbox... I asked where I top that side up and he didn't know (he was only telling me from what he could see on his pc and wasn't a tech).

    Any one able to elaborate a little more ?
     
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    Meemo Well-Known Member Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition

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    Things that might make me want to cry..
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    My car.

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    Not together yet, and definitely closer, but have reached that stage where it feels like it will never be fixed after spending 2 hours just trying the pop the hoses back onto the new radiator.. and only getting the 1 out of 3.. boyfriend got the first on but we just don't have the strength to do the final 2 in the awkward position they are behind the rad. must of spent 6 hours just taking the car apart and taking off the old one (those hoses ware just as hard to remove lol )

    Tried a light coat of fairy, wd40 (as suggested by mdm) but they just wont click over the final retainer to let us drop in the metal pin...
    Have called in a favour from a strong friend who will hopefully pop by in a lunch break this week but that isn't 100% guaranteed...

    Once the rad hoses are on however.. it will just be reassembling the car and filling the coolant/checking for leaks left to do.
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    Also FYI the gear box runs oil through the left side of the radiator, but thankfully the hose inside is so small it barely holds 100ml.. we just topped it up via the return pipe.
    all that we lost..
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    replaced the damaged rad mount and bushing, thankfully the plastic rad bracket (the huge frame that holds it all) survived so no need to replace.. they are £230 from Audi if it did need replacing... ouch
    missing the right side bolt in the pic


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    Took the opportunity to spray the crash bar ready for the new grille.

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    Got a new RS5 bumper so done a test fit and wrapped a teeny part of it, sanded it and just waiting to speak to the guy who wrapped the rest of my car for any tips as I am wrapping over primer and have limited wrap.. Xenonz due to copyright do not supply badged grilles so had to get the audi ringed grille seperately off of ebay.

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    Quick test fit without the bottom bars or grilles.
    it is from XenonzUK and it is a really nice snug fit actually! Bit more difficult to clip in than the standard one but just needs slightly more force is all.
    I am impressed.
    The left wing is slightly bent and I have since test fitting given it a good go with a piece of wood and a hammer so should be a bit better (side the deer hit).
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    spot on..
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    left side as mentioned needs some work..
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    I might hold a strong man competition.. you have to put the hoses on the rad... feel free to sign up here!
    Prize is I might stop looking like a slapped *** and crack a smile :)
     
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  13. Meemo

    Meemo Well-Known Member Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition

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    2 steps forward and one back..
    Radiator is now on! our friends popped over and had a go, got one on with some force, but noted one of the connections on the rad was longer than the OE one by 4mm, so they trimmed it with the dremmel 1mm at a time and it finally fit with some more force (he is an engineer who works the machines that create car parts and tools and thankfully knew what he was on about, something about plastic expanding with a few mm tolerence from the cast ).


    Pulled out the new Intercooler from it's box.. will be the final step before topping up and pressure testing...
    got bent/crushed on delivery and the inner lines are damaged.. so close! new one sent with no quibble and should be here tomorrow.
     
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    Meemo Well-Known Member Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition

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    Progress..
    The scariest/biggest thing I have wrapped to date.. I am so chuffed with it. 1 third left to go which I will do tonight.

    Massive props to Jamie at Vinyl one who kindly took 20 minutes out of his day to talk me through it before hand as he is super far away and I can't get it to him.

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    He broke it into sections as it would last longer and has natural lines I can places the join in with using knifeless tape.. wont lie.. was really worried I would naff this up as I only have off cuts left from the whole wrap so finite tries.


    These was the sections and order done, so that any join overlaps create a water seal.
    1. Bottom third of grill surround between the fogs.
    2. Fog inlays.
    3. The the rest!
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    Fingers crossed for a clean run of the other side tonight!
     
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  15. JG51 AUD

    JG51 AUD Well-Known Member Team Glacier Supercharged TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Audi S5 Black Edition quattro

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    Great job @Meemo it's a lot more satisfying when you do it yourself. :icon thumright:

    JG
     
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    Fair play to you! The 2nd photo looks cracking! :thumbs up:
     
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    Meemo Well-Known Member Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition

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    wrapped :) Fog grilles are such a pain to fit in!

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    Both sides wrapped, just the bottom silver bar to either paint or wrap.. ideally wrap but it is amazing the jump in price between 1.52 metres £6-9) to 2 metres £29+

    And I have a whole collection of different rattle cans and either Audi Phantom black or ceramic black
     
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    HOGG Active Member

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    Why not leave it silver?

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  19. Meemo

    Meemo Well-Known Member Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition

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    Badges, grilles, rear diffuser, window surrounds and spoiler are black, it flows in better with the rest of the colour theme. The mirrors ares till silver but only as an oversight as they was meant to be done with the wrap :) they will likely be replaced for Carbon fibre since the boot spoiler is also carbon fibre.
     
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    HOGG Active Member

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    And there is your answer. Carbon fibre

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    Yeah, carbon would look the poodles packet..:wub:
    Looking awesome @Meemo
    Does the RS bumper not have any fog lights at all then?
     
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    Meemo Well-Known Member Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition

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    Might have to check if there is a hydrodipper near with a decent size tank! is not an option I had thought of before your replies.
    No it doesn't, comes with Fog light delete modules to plug into their place, given that I tinted them before to hide them I guess that is what I was going for lol
     
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    ****** hell Manda. Ive not looked at this thread for a couple of weeks and it seems alot has happened. So sorry to see your car damaged and just after you had it wrapped and were falling in love with it. But every cloud and all that. Rs5 conversion looks absolutely mint
    Wheels also look awesome.
    Just watch out for those deers lol

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    Meemo Well-Known Member Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition

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    Well they do say, when it rains it pours! no exception.. same 2 weeks as the deer, I dropped a heat gun on both legs, broke my toe (it went black and purple, very pretty, made a smashing noise when it cracked in 2 lmao), got a nice friction burn down my back from a slide which is kinda funny.. then for some reason it was like everything minor thing went wrong, it has even become a running joke with friends, I wouldn't of been in path of said deer if I hadn't of had to go back to the tyre place a second time cos the first time they couldn't fit them where the wrong bolts had been sent with them, and after the tyres went on I couldnt get them in car... oops

    I will invest in bubble wrap..
    and maybe burn some sage for this bad ju ju
     
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    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe your cursed lol

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    Meemo Well-Known Member Supercharged Audi S5 Black Edition

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    covered 75 miles since bleeding the coolant system and putting it all back together... so far so good!
    fresh new rad and intercooler on, Air con rad we left in sittue hence it still has the coolant explosion mark on it, it didn't need changing and is still ice cold :)

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    Managed to transplant the S5 badge from the OE grille with a drill hole, antivibration pad wedged in, piece of coated bendy metal and a mini cable tie... bodge 101
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    Apologies I have no good pictures yet, was more concerned if it would make it but drove to a meet in pompey after it was ready to test it out...

    Wheel/tyre specs:
    20x10.5 et35.. with spacers (et30 front, et25 rear)
    Michelin Ps4 275/30

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    It's not finished yet though as I still need the wing sorted, I did bend it back with the use of a hammer and a piece of thick wood (broke through the vinyl slightly whilst doing this), but only enough to make it ok but I know it is slightly off still.

    Any recommendations on a good paintless dent removal person near Winchester/in Hampshire? @Dippy ?
     

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