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What have you done to your Audi A4 B7 today?

Dani_B19 Feb 12, 2016

  1. SKOOSH1970

    SKOOSH1970 Registered User

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    Nathan, can I ask where you got the mesh from and how you attached it please..? Looks really good mate...!!
     
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  3. Nathan Russell

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  4. I'm Just Rob.

    I'm Just Rob. Moderating or something, Staff Member Moderator Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Its a great mod , I did mine a while back but recently picked up another pair with the view to remove the central horizontal bar and just having it all mesh, just need to make the right cut on both sides to minimise the amount of making good needed as with the bar removed it leaves a hole instead , it needs filling so that means repainting afterwards.....
     
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  5. I'm Just Rob.

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    After 4 days and a good few miles covered on the new revised PCV delete etc being fitted I decided to have a quick look at what had collected in the tank, well It was more a case of looking to make sure the system actually worked, it wouldn't be the first time something did not turn out to work quite the way it should have..lol
    Anyway , it is doing a grand job , all the nasty stuff in the tank and not a sign of any residue in the turbo return pipe or turbo itself......
    so i'll fit the drain to the bottom now to make fortnightly emptying a breeze.

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  6. Rob Avant

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    4C89AF30-43A6-47AF-9951-D9BB06133AC2.jpeg My Sportshifter was delivered today, looks great and very simple to install. Has made me realise I need to replace the the trim surrounds as they look very tired against the new unit. Thanks to Roy @SportShifters.com
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  7. I'm Just Rob.

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    looks nice chap, i'm glad you posted those pics as I was hoping to get a better insitu idea how the brush ally surround looked , looks spot on .
    Now I can finish ordering mine, I've gone with punched leather gaiter and perforated leather gear knob.
     
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  8. i3oricua

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    Yea I love that look. If I hadn’t paid so much money for my Black Forest shift knob then I would have gotten a unit like that for sure. Very nice.


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  9. neil ratcliffe

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    hi guys finally found a engine top cover at the correct money. so thought i would give it a spruce up.
     

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    Great to see you got it in Rob :)

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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  11. Nathan Russell

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    Started wrapping my trim but because of the fish scale texture it doesn’t look perfect. Looks like I’ll be either high build priming & wrapping or painting them instead.

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  13. I'm Just Rob.

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    changed from black RS4 grille to matt silver RS4 Grille....looks really sharp now...

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  14. Mcblow

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    You have the Aluminium? I'm sure I've seen someone sand it and do it in a brushed finish, that looked good
     
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  15. Mcblow

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    I have put in boot liner, boot tidy bag, and fitted mudguards today, super cheap from china but i'm happy with them
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  16. LawrenceH

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    New wheel bearing and driveshaft fitted today. Booked in for tyres Monday and waiting for a replacement headlamp during the week, then MOT retest Saturday.


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  17. I'm Just Rob.

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    I was about to get the dremmel out and set too on these foglamp covers, just counld'nt bring myself to do it.....such a waste.

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    Plan b now.
     
  18. martin1984

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    Hey Rob why dont you just start with your plan b on your projects as thats the way most end up going save you some time lol
    P.s what is plan b then as my grill is almost done and i want to do the same mesh in the fog lights .

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  19. I'm Just Rob.

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    Plan B's do tend to be better ..lol , well that way I can improve on plan A....its when I get to plan D that things are going tits up...haha
     
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  20. Lawyered07

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    not today, but over the weekend plastidipped my centre console, fitted an arm rest and wrapped the aluminium trim stuff. ran out of paint and it really needs one more coat but pretty pleased for now. also like the two tone look so abandoning plans to change out everything for black and maybe will just paint a few more little bits.

    has anyone tried hydrodipping? been looking at the DIY kits and fancy giving it a go.

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  21. martin1984

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    Dont supose you took any pick or got tip for the arm rest have you as ive got one to fit

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  22. Lawyered07

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    no pics. i was a bit nervous cutting it, but there is a decent amount of room for error. just kept measuring, got a rectangle drawn, drilled the four corners and cut. then filed away each side until it squeezed through.

    dont know if this makes sense but lay the arm rest (the metal bit anyway) onto the bracket through the ash tray hole to get an idea of where you need to cut for the width. then depth should be around 14mm away from the ashtray hole. just a case of trying to line it up by eye then measuring the metal part against your rectangle to see if its about right.
     
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  23. martin1984

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    cheers i will be taking my time when i get round to it
     
  24. I'm Just Rob.

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    managed to track down another set of S4 door blades, need a repaint but otherwise fine also they solve my messup with the last set I still have that cant be used....

    best get the spray gun and wet/dry paper out on Friday....

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  25. Jamal Miah

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    I’ve started to spray penetrating oil on the upper control arm pinch bolt!
     
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  26. martin1984

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    lol good luck
     
  27. Jamal Miah

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    I’m dreading it! I still remember when I did the this on my Passat about 8 years ago!
     
  28. LawrenceH

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    I gave up tying to get that out on mine for fear of snapping it. I was doing drive shaft so to make room I compressed spring, undid three bolts that hold top mount to inner wing and then pulled top mount towards the edge of the arch. Pain in the **** to do but saved shearing that bolt off because that would’ve been 100x worse.
     
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  29. MPP

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    I've got to do my control arms in the spring, ****** popping noise is back.
    Decide I'm probably going to replace the Steering knuckles as I know the pinch bolt is seized solid on one side and track rod also seized.

    They are About £150 each so not to bad.
     
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  30. I'm Just Rob.

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    My second set of S4 blades finally arrived today from Germany, only 3 days late....must have had something to do with the "beast from the east"..lol
    just need to get them prepped and painted Brilliant black and that's another box finally ticked as done.
    Not a bad deal £120 all in and excellent condition too .
    wallet's getting low again now though...

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  31. martin1984

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    Now be carefully with this set Rob

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  32. I'm Just Rob.

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    You can be assured of that Martin, and before you ask....yes its in the UK now and i'm getting excited ......:yahoo:
     
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  34. martin1984

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    Yes cant wait i need the pictures like a junkie needs a fix lol

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  35. I'm Just Rob.

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    I need the car ......I've waited this long a bit longer is a walk in the park..lol
     
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  36. avant_karl

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    Nothing interesting- fitted new wiper blades and a number plate bulb.
    Also booked it in for the MOT tomorrow morning!
     
  37. andrew.gwen

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    I did my pinch bolts last week . They were seesed solid and I had to get a lot of heat on it . Make sure you put the nut back on just till it's flush with the end of the bolt . Heat it up with a hand held blow torch for about 5 minutes then hit the nut with a large hammer as square as possible. It took about 4 or 5 hits but it worked.

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  38. Nathan Russell

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    A bit more de-blinging on the Avant. Matt Black for the fish scale trim.

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  39. martin1984

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    did you do much prep before spraying?
     
  40. LawrenceH

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    Not even started the car in almost a week, but I did manage this on the bike

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  41. Nathan Russell

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    I used full dip mate. It’s like plastidip but sprays a lot better. Means I didn’t need to do any prep. Just pull the bits off and spray them. Finish is great and looks very OEM.
     
  42. martin1984

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    Ok you got a link tonthe stuff as ive got plastic dip thats im using to spray some part for my car but always intrested in other products

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