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Old 05-11-18, 12:48 PM   #11
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Mines been on bloody sorn since 2009......
And mine, since 2003. But I've started working on it again now, so it won't be long.
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Old 05-11-18, 04:37 PM   #12
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Aye, the rr has been sorn’d since start of October. Keeping the cabriolet on the road over winter though, and the rs4. They dont get used much but are a nice back up if one of the daily’s are off the road for whatever reason.
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Old 05-11-18, 07:22 PM   #13
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Keep building up the brownie points, mention it though at your peril
I'll have enough for a full rebuild by the time the house is finished !!

If only we could actually get our hands on it & get started.
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Old 05-11-18, 07:28 PM   #14
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Managed to get an hour under the car today and found another job, all exhaust rubbers perished/close to perished
https://photos.app.goo.gl/N3EB8bwS8vZcXq9X9

Must be the weight of the 3" stainless system
Looks familiar - my Scorpion system was about to drag it's a*se when I got the car. Thinking of getting some of these to try...

http://www.candrenterprises.co.uk/sh...s-with-chains/



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Out of interest, What manufacturer do you all use for the idler pulley and water pump? Has to last reliably for the next 5 years and withstand the 7000rpm it gets on a regular basis . Found a supplier for SKF that are top range for bearings but are they as good with water pumps?
I just fitted a Continental belt/idler/pump kit, no problems after 8 months and a few hundred miles, though admittedly not at 7000rpm !!!
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Old 06-11-18, 11:33 AM   #15
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Mines been on bloody sorn since 2009......
You cannot rush these resto's Quality before speed any day
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Old 06-11-18, 05:15 PM   #16
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No sorn for me. I just use them all year round
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Old 06-11-18, 06:06 PM   #17
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No sorn for me. I just use them all year round
Tried using mine during winter 3 years ago but around here they put so much salt/sand down you could make a sandcastle at the side of the road!!! And when I came to clean underneath in early March the amount of corrosion starting on wishbones, undershields etc made up my mind to put it away for Winter each year... In addition I cannot afford to get the bodywork done again either so need to look after it. Oh and I think I suffer from a mild OCD problem regards my cars
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I just fitted a Continental belt/idler/pump kit, no problems after 8 months and a few hundred miles, though admittedly not at 7000rpm !!!
Yep I have always used the continental belts without issue, its the manufacturer of the pump and idler I'm not sure about, Think I used Febi last time for both but not know until I get everything stripped down and see how well they've survived
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Old 12-11-18, 09:36 AM   #19
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There is always something to stress me out with this car and I guess the same for most running these old Audi's
I have noticed a very slight oil smell from the exhaust when hot and ticking over for the last 2 years but as there is no smoke at all on either the over run or WOT I've not been too concerned, however whilst changing the plugs as part of the annual service I noticed a small amount of oil in No2 cylinder (less than 1/2 teaspoon). After some thought this is clearly because one of the exhaust stems seals on No2 is passing oil, either the little spring has gone on the stem seal or the seal itself is perished. So dilemma. 1) Do I continue to live with it as its only an issue at tickover as at all other times thanks to the turbo there is positive pressure so it doesn't leak past or 2) do I find a way to replace the seals without taking the head off by pressurizing the cylinder or 3) go the whole hog and strip the whole top end and run the risk of requiring a head skim and all the other cost issues associated with this . Option 3 is not really an option this year as no funds or time for this amount of work and likely be out of service until next November and beyond.. Brilliant
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Old 12-11-18, 09:46 AM   #20
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I've been running mine all year, it's nice to have the odd day when you look outside and it's a nice bright dry day and you go what the heck i'm going to use the coupe also it had MOT early in the year so had emissions issues with old fuel and car not being used. Last year l had to use it for a couple of weeks after an idiot drove into the side of my daily and l was give a horrid i10 , but it did need a proper clean after 2 weeks
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