Classic Audi Ľ Classifieds section Ľ Cars For Sale » Ur Quattro Ebay, ex Phil Payne, anyone on here ?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 22-01-19, 07:13 PM   #11
4v6
The engine meister!
Classic Audi Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 6,001
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Isimmo View Post

Just drop your pants and accept itís going to hurt.
Quote of the year.

So far Ive still not found any way to make the pain of the wallet rape lessen.
4v6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-01-19, 06:45 AM   #12
oliverjl
Grown up member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 56
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Isimmo View Post
Having recently picked up the tab for restoring our long ownership, roadworthy and good original condition example I would suggest any such delusional thoughts of a quick, cheap fix are exactly that... Delusional.
From a basic maths point of view, think purchase price +£20k. If youíre half decent with a spanner you can trim a bit off, if youíre expert with a welder you can trim a lot off but it has to be OEM good to keep the value.
If you can rebuild the drivetrain as well... Itís the car for you.........
Iíve nearly finished a complete bare metal,engine, and drivetrain rebuild on my Ď88 MB that had been laid up in a garage for nearly 15 years and I will absolutely agree it has cost far, far more than I anticipated, finding parts has been a big issue, fortunately the car was completely original so I had a good reference to put back to original or it would have been a nightmare.
oliverjl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-01-19, 06:46 AM   #13
oliverjl
Grown up member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 56
Default

But it’s looking superb now and feels like all the pain was nearly worth it!!
oliverjl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-02-19, 03:41 PM   #14
BackintheFold
Grown up member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 236
Default

Oh, this is mine now.
Wish me luck-but so far no surprises (famous last words)
BackintheFold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-02-19, 03:55 PM   #15
AdrianH
Grown up member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 159
Default

Good luck!
AdrianH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-19, 10:22 AM   #16
BackintheFold
Grown up member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 236
Default

Progress so far:
timing belt, water pump, idler replaced
brake master cylinder replaced and system bled
some more wiring issues resolved (broken wiring to alternator, headlight wiring as well as ECU and fuel system fuses replaced, fuel pump wiring sorted)
firing order corrected on distributor
immobiliser problems resolved
new headlights sourced
new battery fitted
new boot struts fitted
new oil filter and oil changed
compression tested and is good

to do next
fuel system, clean and replace filters and pump, clean out accumulator and lines
flush cooling system and refill (plain water first to flush better, anti freeze to follow)
then it will be time to (ahem) "fire up the quattro"

To do after that:
clutch master/slave replace/bleed
decision on wheels...Ronal, BBS recreation or chrome spinner wheel covers on winter steel wheels
BackintheFold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-19, 10:35 AM   #17
Tun
Grown up member
Classic Audi Club Member
 
Tun's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Buxton
Posts: 690
Default

Great progress! Slave cylinder is an awful job by all accounts
__________________
1988 MB quattro
2012 S4 Avant
Tun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-19, 11:04 AM   #18
BackintheFold
Grown up member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 236
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tun View Post
Great progress! Slave cylinder is an awful job by all accounts
Luckily i have the hands of a double jointed 12 year old and the strength of Geoff Capes.
(lying mode: off)

Sigh-yes, not looking forward to that. Will get engine running first. Who knows, maybe i won't need to change the master or slave.
(Hopeful mode: off)
BackintheFold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-19, 11:08 AM   #19
mikes2
Senior Member
Classic Audi Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Polmont
Posts: 1,824
Default

The slave isn't too bad if it's not seized into the gearbox. Just a bolt and hydraulic line to undo on the MB

The master cylinder is apparently the difficult one
__________________
1991 90 quattro 20v sport
1988 90 quattro project
mikes2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-19, 07:34 PM   #20
Steve
Grown up member
 
Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 341
Default

[quote=mikes2;453878]The slave isn't too bad if it's not seized into the gearbox. Just a bolt and hydraulic line to undo on the MB


It is and it will most likely need doing.
Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2007-2008 Classic Audi | Site by Roadrunna