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Old 31-10-18, 10:15 PM   #1
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So how many of us SORN our old Audi's as soon as the dreaded salt start going down? Ive done this since 1998 so thats 20 years now.. This year as previous years I have a list that is longer than expected but it keeps the old Cq in top condition
So the list:
1. Cambelt, waterpump and idler pulley change. (hard to believe its over 5 years since this engine went in)
2. Dash clock stopped (my last repair to this was 12 years ago so hope after this year it lasts another 12 years)
3. Rear brake pipe corrosion picked up on MOT. (nothing major but better sort whilst its an easy fix)
4. Replace the short flexi pipe from the wastgate as during the remap Mark's smoke test detected it was leaking/split.
5. Annual spark plug, rotor arm and disi cap swap (a pain job on this car)
6. passenger seat back tip catch cable snapped, another awkward job and might have to send away if seat has to be un-stitched.
7. All Auxiliary belts
8. Uprated alternator (TBD)
9. Re-waxoyl internal panels (last done many years ago)
10. Re-calibrate bargraph voltmeter
11. Sort alarm ultrasonic (stopped Working in May...)
12. (late addition) Rubber Exhaust hangers need replacing

At the same time I have a wet room to install in our house....
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Old 01-11-18, 05:26 AM   #2
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That's some list Dave!

I'm hoping to put my CQ on the road for winter but not before the replacement rear subframe is fitted.
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Old 01-11-18, 01:51 PM   #3
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Mine went on SORN today.
Had a good list of work planned for the winter, overhaul fuel system, turbo, and everything else that side of the engine bay.
Also planned to clean, paint and re-bush all 4 corners.

However, about to move house so it'll be more like

New bathroom (start from scratch incl. digging up the floor), plaster & decorate lounge & 2 bedrooms.
Anything else the missus can find me to do to keep me out of the garage!!

Roll on spring!!

Good luck with your winter work, hope all goes smoothly.
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Mine's on SORN, but for different reasons

quattro. Cos I'm not in the country much, and the MOT expired
V8. needs some work, but otherwise, as above.

otherwise, I'd be out using them
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Mines been on bloody sorn since 2009......
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The old bus has been on SORN since September 2013, waaaaaaay too long! But I am working on it every week to get her back in action.
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However, about to move house so it'll be more like

New bathroom (start from scratch incl. digging up the floor), plaster & decorate lounge & 2 bedrooms.
Anything else the missus can find me to do to keep me out of the garage!!

Roll on spring!!

Good luck with your winter work, hope all goes smoothly.
That sounds very familiar
Probably have to take a day or two off so i can get into the garage without complaints
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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
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Mine went on SORN today.
Had a good list of work planned for the winter, overhaul fuel system, turbo, and everything else that side of the engine bay.
Also planned to clean, paint and re-bush all 4 corners.

However, about to move house so it'll be more like

New bathroom (start from scratch incl. digging up the floor), plaster & decorate lounge & 2 bedrooms.
Anything else the missus can find me to do to keep me out of the garage!!

Roll on spring!!

Good luck with your winter work, hope all goes smoothly.
Keep building up the brownie points, mention it though at your peril
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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?
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