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Old 09-01-18, 09:26 PM   #81
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That solves that then
Does it? we need to hear from Mike.


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As for the parts, do not confuse Febi with Febi-Bilstein - 2 different companies
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Old 09-01-18, 09:39 PM   #82
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Old 09-01-18, 10:13 PM   #83
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Steady Bruce, that will start to hurt

Got this from the Febi Bilstein website

"febi is part of the internationally successful bilstein group.

The umbrella brand of Ferdinand Bilstein GmbH + Co. KG combines the traditional brands febi, SWAG and Blueprint under one strong roof"

Hope this helps to clarify they are one and the same.
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Old 09-01-18, 10:21 PM   #84
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Steady Bruce, that will start to hurt

Got this from the Febi Bilstein website

"febi is part of the internationally successful bilstein group.

The umbrella brand of Ferdinand Bilstein GmbH + Co. KG combines the traditional brands febi, SWAG and Blueprint under one strong roof"

Hope this helps to clarify they are one and the same.

Good find Geoff.

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Old 10-01-18, 09:04 AM   #85
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must apologise - bit of brain fade. It's Febi Bilstein and Bilstein which are different
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Old 10-01-18, 01:33 PM   #86
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Thanks for all the help above. I've been reading up about Darren Leslie's Audi 80 (don't know if you guys have come across him) and I've become a bit concerned following a read of this article:

http://petrolblog.com/2011/11/darren...-8s-an-update/

Is it true you can't get hold of a distributor for the carb'd 1.8 anymore? I was under the impression that the parts were interchangeable for a number of models across the VW range and considering that would have thought getting one would have been relatively easy?

It is going to be an issue if I cannot get a new distributor.
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Old 10-01-18, 01:49 PM   #87
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He found one without it being a big issue and there are plenty of companies that rebuild distributors.

Mechanically and service wise there's very little that's genuinely unobtainable for these cars.

Trim is much trickier to find new but outwith that. don't be too concerned about any one particular bit.


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must apologise - bit of brain fade. It's Febi Bilstein and Bilstein which are different

So, to stop my confusion and so as not to offend anybody, is everybody singing from the same song sheet now in that Febi are good ? Hope so because there are plenty of Febi parts for my 5T.

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So, to stop my confusion and so as not to offend anybody, is everybody singing from the same song sheet now in that Febi are good ? Hope so because there are plenty of Febi parts for my 5T.


Stuffs rubbish wouldn't touch it with a barge pole........
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Stuffs rubbish wouldn't touch it with a barge pole........

You're not supposed to say that
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