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Forum: Engine 21-10-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 888
Posted By mikes2
That engine number is March 85 so your engine has...

That engine number is March 85 so your engine has likely had a swapped head at some point.
Forum: Engine 20-10-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 888
Posted By mikes2
It's possible another head has gone on. It's...

It's possible another head has gone on.

It's more likely though that the tooling for hydraulic heads started before Aug 85 and your car was a recipient of a later style head.

The engine number...
Forum: General Chat 06-10-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,072
Posted By mikes2
My thoughts - get the TT done first. Once...

My thoughts - get the TT done first.

Once that's complete, the Coupe beckons. With the TT sorted, there's no pressure on progress with the Coupe.
Forum: Rally chat 03-10-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By mikes2
Was this the "fire extinguishers" being replaced...

Was this the "fire extinguishers" being replaced after every stage ?
Forum: Parts Wanted 03-10-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 940
Posted By mikes2
Those bolts are not the originals. They're...

Those bolts are not the originals.

They're stainless bolts with a flanged hex head. Not easy to source and the so called stainless - I'm not so sure.

Had to drill out the originals - all 120 of...
Forum: Parts Wanted 02-10-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 940
Posted By mikes2
You're better going for painted wheels. That's...

You're better going for painted wheels. That's what I did with mine

http://s2-audi.co.uk/images/90q/dscn1900s_672.jpg

As Dave mentioned you can get screw in centre caps which you need a tool to...
Forum: Parts Wanted 02-10-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 940
Posted By mikes2
The wheel in the pic is not a Speedline. ...

The wheel in the pic is not a Speedline.

You'll be hard pushed to find a MIM set. Speedlines are fairly easy to get hold of.

ET37 only on a B4. SL423
Forum: Engine 02-10-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By mikes2
G11 was around long before 1994. It replaced G10...

G11 was around long before 1994. It replaced G10 which started life in the 70s.

TL 774-B is the spec for G11. It changed to TL 774-C in 1994.

In terms of the Spitfire, I'd only use the blue...
Forum: Engine 01-10-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By mikes2
It would have had G11 when new (blue). The...

It would have had G11 when new (blue).

The latest G13 can be mixed with anything.

Just don't use G12 (red)
Forum: Engine 26-09-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,304
Posted By mikes2
There's no ecu on these so disconnecting the...

There's no ecu on these so disconnecting the battery doesn't reset anything.

You can't really adjust the ISV but you can adjust the control current that it gets. That's by adjusting the throttle...
Forum: Engine 17-09-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By mikes2
It's not too difficult. You can either remove the...

It's not too difficult. You can either remove the instrument cluster to do it from the top or the lower shelf below the steering wheel if working below.

Disconnect the wiring plug first.
...
Forum: Transmission 14-09-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,383
Posted By mikes2
I've edited the link as I've now hosted the pic...

I've edited the link as I've now hosted the pic on my own site. Should be visible now
Forum: Parts Wanted 14-09-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By mikes2
Do you need the complete units or just the amber...

Do you need the complete units or just the amber lenses ?
Forum: Transmission 12-09-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,383
Posted By mikes2
I've linked the picture in my previous reply. I...

I've linked the picture in my previous reply. I can see it. Is it not visible to anyone else ?
Forum: Transmission 11-09-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,383
Posted By mikes2
I've read the thread on the other site. I'd...

I've read the thread on the other site.

I'd say it's a different fault since it was only 3rd gear that was an issue.

Part in question is 012311720d which is a bolt on the side of the gearbox.
...
Forum: Suspension & Brakes 07-09-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By mikes2
If they're sealing washers, they should get...

If they're sealing washers, they should get replaced.

However some places anneal the old washers and re-use
Forum: General Chat 03-09-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
Posted By mikes2
They look the part but it really was a parts bin...

They look the part but it really was a parts bin special - bits used from all different manufacturers.

The biggest letdown was the engine. The 2.7 V6 Renault / Volvo / Peugeot unit wasn't the...
Forum: Interior 01-09-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By mikes2
Removing the seats is the first step. After that...

Removing the seats is the first step. After that it's just a case of removing the trims, sunvisors, grab handles and fixing screws.

Be very careful removing the trims as they're all over 30 years...
Forum: Spotted! 01-09-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,886
Posted By mikes2
That's possibly taken at Car Cave. They've always...

That's possibly taken at Car Cave. They've always got some interesting cars dotted around.
Forum: Electrical problems 29-08-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By mikes2
component protection is a feature put in by Audi...

component protection is a feature put in by Audi to prevent some parts being moved to other cars without authorisation.

Basically the module will only work in the original car it was fitted to....
Forum: Engine 29-08-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By mikes2
This can also be caused by a bad earth cable /...

This can also be caused by a bad earth cable / connection. Your car will not turn over without a good earth.

Although 12v is good, if the battery can't take the load, it won't turn over.
...
Forum: Engine 29-08-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By mikes2
Yes it is.

Yes it is.
Forum: Electrical problems 29-08-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By mikes2
You've got other faults as well in addition to...

You've got other faults as well in addition to the 2 changes.

Was there component protection on the modules you changed ?

The canbus error isn't a good sign. That means there's probably a...
Forum: Engine 28-08-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,174
Posted By mikes2
Yours will be the D version. I usually use...

Yours will be the D version.

I usually use Elring
Forum: Electrical problems 28-08-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By mikes2
I'm not an expert by any means but will attempt...

I'm not an expert by any means but will attempt to help.

What's the issue ?
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