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guymcc

Guymcc's Apline 80 avant

Well I'm a sucker for an audi avant!

Picked this up last weekend in hlaifax!

Its a 2.0e 8v 115hp!! 1994 Got a whopping 143k on the clock.

I'm pretty chuffed with it actually.  It came with a few jobs done, but as always, a good run back up the road to Aberdeenshire has revealed a good few more.  Wasn't expecting it to be mint that's for sure.  The bodywork is in cracking condition, the front wings need changing, but the car came with two genuine wings already painted and ready to go on the car, bonus!  The interior is a dark blue cloth with dark grey carpets, and is also in cracking condition!  The other jobs done are.. came with new radiator, new coilover suspension including new top mounts, new handbrake cable, new timing belt kit. Also came with the original 15" alloys and tyres.

Here's some pics....











guymcc

So list of jobs to do...

Change front wings - rusty..
Change rear discs and pads - needs doing tbh..
Change rear caliper n/s/r - sticking..
Change front discs and pads - wobble under braking and are getting low anyway.
Drivers door handle - its a bit loose..
Cv joints - starting to make a clicking noise..
Odometer and trip - not working, could be a cog on the inside which is worn..
Sunroof slide - tilt works, slide doesn't
Front floor mats - needs some..
Foam bit at front under bonnet - missing on one side
Balance original wheels - just because..

Buy spigot rings - done
Bonnet adjust for closing - done
Balance Oz wheels - done
Check slider pins on rear brakes - done

The wheels are Oz wheels 7x17j, et37 pcd 4x108 cb 63.4 so i've bought spigot rings! It didn't have any!
Challice

Looks tidy  
C J

I really like that!! Very 90's touring car on those wheels!
I'd love something  like that!
Norrs2

Good enough to take priority in the garage over the UR or RS

Getting really quite rate to see an 80 running about, nice one!
coullstar

I'll need to come up for a looky, I'll bring the Corrado lol.  
Your damn lucky the wheels didn't come off with no spigots.
guymcc

Norrs2 wrote:
Good enough to take priority in the garage over the UR or RS

Getting really quite rate to see an 80 running about, nice one!


The ur is in the top garage and I'll be putting the RS back in the garage once I've got the brakes done!  Can always put the RS up on the ramp and the 80 underneath!!  Always a solution!! Haha.

@ G, yeh, fund a sweet spot at about 74 where it didn't judder so badly! Haha, sorry meant 64!!

@CJ thanks bud, I'm sure it won't be on the drive forever, so I'll give you a shout when the time comes
Zildjian

Looks splendid. Rare old character car

Where did you get your Quattro banner from by the way?
guymcc

Zildjian wrote:
Looks splendid. Rare old character car

Where did you get your Quattro banner from by the way?


Cheers Bud!  Got the banner from a friend, don't know where he got it!  Cool eh!
Hoyle

I love these - had a tdi avant as my first get around car (It was my Dad's and worth a fair few grand back then!).

Chris
Norrs2

Zildjian wrote:
Looks splendid. Rare old character car

Where did you get your Quattro banner from by the way?


Loads of Banner's on eBay (maybe not quite as big as Guy's).

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Audi-RS...item1ea4fc7daf:g:gagAAOSwiYFXFgpT
Zildjian

Norrs2 wrote:
Zildjian wrote:
Looks splendid. Rare old character car

Where did you get your Quattro banner from by the way?


Loads of Banner's on eBay (maybe not quite as big as Guy's).

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Audi-RS...item1ea4fc7daf:g:gagAAOSwiYFXFgpT


Cheers for that link Norrs

If I can cover the 'R' bit up, I'll be laughing
kylebrady

Looks well mate
B5321

I like these also....i also like that garage

Drop a 20v UR lump in it
pjbRs

Looks very tidy in white with white wheels.


This one caught my eye.


https://www.gumtree.com/p/audi/audi-80-avant-s2-rep/1198277800
Dryden51

I know where you picked this up from, just 2 minutes from my dads mill!
A long way to come for a B4 Audi!  You must know something I don't?  Looks nice though with the white alloys....
Noggymike

Finally got a thread on the new German whip then Guy.




Really like the look of this, especially with the wheels thrown in on the deal!




How did the drive back from Halifax compare to the drive down in the Noggy?


Less arse clenching I guess knowing how much fuel you have in the tank!

 
guymcc

Noggymike wrote:
Finally got a thread on the new German whip then Guy.




Really like the look of this, especially with the wheels thrown in on the deal!




How did the drive back from Halifax compare to the drive down in the Noggy?


Less arse clenching I guess knowing how much fuel you have in the tank!

 


Haha, yep!  Drive down was better in the s4 as it wasn't jiggling between 60-70, also had cruise!

Looking forward to getting stuck in to the few jobs needing done.  It just looks pretty cool this shape, love the back end.
Noggymike

Looking forward to your updates    
guymcc

Been getting on with the rear brakes, turns out all the slider pins on the back axle were solid, so ive loosened them off. Managed to get the brake hoses off ok too. Had a short fight with the handbrake cable on the nearside as this, unlike the other side, had a very rusted flat circlip holding the cable in. Out of interest the offside had been renewed and no longer had this flat circlip in?? Any thoughts? Didn't look as though it was needed tbh, maybe slightly newer design.

The bleed nipples on the back calipers were stuck solid but a combination of the vise and a 3/8th spanner and plenty of plusgas has got them off without damage!

Hopefully the fronts will be a bit better!

I'm going to send the whole lot off to be refurbed by biggred, who offer 10% discount if doing all four. Going to get them painted a different colour and thinking red, but open to suggestions...

Some pics..





guymcc

Brakes are currently with biggred, hopefully they will be back at some point next week.  Went for a red finish!  Matches the coilovers!
guymcc

Managed to get a bit of time over the last couple of days to tackle getting the old front wings off...

First off was getting the front bumper off... Done.. (Pic 7)

Basic steps were...
1. Remove front wheels (they were off anyway to get the calipers etc off) (no pic)
2. Remove wheel arch liner (pics 1,2,3,4)
3. Remove under tray (no pic)
4. Remove two long vertical bolts, 1 either side behind the small lower side grills (I actually didn't remove the side grills and tackled it from the inside of the bumper as you can get your 6mm Allen key on to it from when you've removed the wheel liner) (pic 5)
5. Then the bit I'm not sure of the correct method, but the bumper should then just pull forward, but there is a bit of vertical trim on th ends of the bumper about 1" wide which does allow for the bumper to be pulled past the black clip that holds the bump on. So I prized the black clip off the slider part of the bumper using a screwdriver until it popped out of the runner. This enabled me then to remove the bumper. (Black bit that got prized off can be seen in pic 6, right where the T2of the hex bit is written!, ps, I don't think this hex bolt actual needed removed!)

Next up I could tackle the wing... Done..(pic 16)

Again basic steps..

1. Remove bottom plastic trim at the rear of the wing ( it covers two 20 or 25 hex bolts) and will need to be glued back on new wing..(no pic)
2. Remove 2 said 20 or 25mm hex bolts (no pic)
3. Remove piece of trim under main indicator housing, I used trim removal tool (pic 8,9)
4. Remove 30mm hex bolt under that piece of trim (pic 10)
5. Remove the bolts along the top of the wing, mixture of 10mm and 13mm (there is one under the foam end of the scuttle panel! Little blighter!!) oh and there is also a small black clip on both sides which do a cable and bonnet release cable. (Pics 11,12,13,14)
6. Remove the 25mm hex at the top rear of wing, you need to open the door to see it. (Pic 15)
7. Remove the 10 bolt half way down the rear of the wing from the inside of the wheel arch. (You don't need to remove the blac plastic vertical piece in there as its attached to the wing) (no pic)

Pics...

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Hope some enjoy the update, and are still here reading! Haha... Does take a while linking from photobucket.. But hopefully worth it to others!! More updates to come once I get time back out in the man cave!!
Norrs2

Good work Guy!

At least there doesn't seem to be the liberal application of sealent in the wings as per the ur's!
guymcc

Norrs2 wrote:
Good work Guy!

At least there doesn't seem to be the liberal application of sealent in the wings as per the ur's!


Haha, yeh pleasantly surprised by how good nick it's in given the age.  No nasty surprises, well, got to get the other wing off yet! haha.

Got a slight buckle taken out of all four oz wheels yesterday too!  Will put winters on them.  Managed to source a set of 17" michelin alpin 5 in near new condition for £110! Happy with that!
Norrs2

guymcc wrote:
Managed to source a set of 17" michelin alpin 5 in near new condition for £110! Happy with that!


You should be on Wheeler Deelers.  
Noggymike

Great update Guy


Love the fact you have the pink trim removal tool......

I bought the Blue set  


Looks like the fastners on yours are in way better nick than the Quattro


Lets hope the other wing comes off as good as the first!
Ian_C

guymcc wrote:
So list of jobs to do...

Change front wings - rusty..
Change rear discs and pads - needs doing tbh..
Change rear caliper n/s/r - sticking..
Change front discs and pads - wobble under braking and are getting low anyway.
Drivers door handle - its a bit loose..
Cv joints - starting to make a clicking noise..
Odometer and trip - not working, could be a cog on the inside which is worn..
Sunroof slide - tilt works, slide doesn't
Front floor mats - needs some..
Foam bit at front under bonnet - missing on one side
Balance original wheels - just because..

guymcc wrote:
7.

Looks good!  

Fit an S2 / Mk4 V6 / late Mk4 Cab front bumper!  Would look soo much fresher and beefier!

Noggymike

Those headlight washer jets are something else !
guymcc

Ian_C wrote:
guymcc wrote:
So list of jobs to do...

Change front wings - rusty..
Change rear discs and pads - needs doing tbh..
Change rear caliper n/s/r - sticking..
Change front discs and pads - wobble under braking and are getting low anyway.
Drivers door handle - its a bit loose..
Cv joints - starting to make a clicking noise..
Odometer and trip - not working, could be a cog on the inside which is worn..
Sunroof slide - tilt works, slide doesn't
Front floor mats - needs some..
Foam bit at front under bonnet - missing on one side
Balance original wheels - just because..

guymcc wrote:
7.

Looks good!  

Fit an S2 / Mk4 V6 / late Mk4 Cab front bumper!  Would look soo much fresher and beefier!



I'm on the lookout for an S2 or b4 (mk4?) v6 one. So yeh, if you or anyone knows of one going then give me a shout!

@Mike, haha the pink removal tools!
The second wing came off no probs.. Update coming..
coullstar

Noggymike wrote:
Those headlight washer jets are something else !


When I had the S2 I did smack me knee of them a couple of times.
Noggymike

coullstar wrote:
Noggymike wrote:
Those headlight washer jets are something else !


When I had the S2 I did smack me knee of them a couple of times.




PMSL G

Is that why you walk with a Gangster limp?

 
guymcc

So got the drivers side wing off last night, and both new wings on!! woohoo!

The drivers side removal is slightly trickier than the near side actually.  

But basics are the same as above..

So..(pic numbers are refering to the pics above)

1. Remove bottom plastic trim at the rear of the wing ( it covers two 25 hex bolts) and will need to be glued back on new wing..(no pic)
2. Remove 2 said 25mm hex bolts (no pic)
3. Remove piece of trim under main indicator housing, I used trim removal tool (pic 8,9)
4. Remove 30mm hex bolt under that piece of trim (pic 10)
5. Remove the bolts along the top of the wing, mixture of 10mm and 13mm (there is one under the foam end of the scuttle panel! Little blighter!!) oh and there is also a small black clip on both sides which do a cable and bonnet release cable. (Pics 11,12,13,14)
6. Remove the 25mm hex at the top rear of wing, you need to open the door to see it. (Pic 15)

Now it changes a bit on the rear of the wing…

7. There is the black plastic tank/container (pic 17)(not sure what its for?) that is sitting in front of the black plastic vertical piece that the other side has so there are a few extra bolts and nuts to remove..Remove the 10mm nut half way down the container (pic 1 and it then reveals the rest of the bolt, this is the same as the 10mm bolt that you removed on the nearside.  There are then also two other 10mm screws to remove (pic 19,20) I must add that the pics of the funny bolt, the one in the middle i placed in the wrong place for the photo!! it should be slightly to the right as you look at the photo! In pic 20 you can see a kink in the pipe on the container, the pipe will split here and can then be swung forward and out of the way a bit so that you can get behind it.

8.Remove the wiring for the side repeater.

17.


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20.

Putting the new wings back on is really just a reverse of the taking off.  Remember to out the indicator bulbs back in before screwing on the rear black plastic vertical bit.  I took photos, as you can see, as i went along so that i could reference them when putting everything back together!  Keep your screws etc in a tub/safe, so as not to lose anything too! haha!

old and new wings..offside..




nearside…


lewiswlawrence

I am enjoying this thread, keep up the good work. Pretty sure an 80 was the first Audi I ever drove, a 1.8 with an auto box my father in law used to own. Compared to the other crap I had owned and driven I was amazed at how solid and heavy it felt. Styling wise they have aged well, keen to see what you do with it.
guymcc

lewiswlawrence wrote:
I am enjoying this thread, keep up the good work. Pretty sure an 80 was the first Audi I ever drove, a 1.8 with an auto box my father in law used to own. Compared to the other crap I had owned and driven I was amazed at how solid and heavy it felt. Styling wise they have aged well, keen to see what you do with it.


Cheers Lewis!  Hopefully not having to do too much to it! haha  A few wee jobs but after that not much.  Many change the front bumper, but really don't need to and it would be purely cosmetic,
guymcc

From page 1

So list of jobs to do...

Change rear discs and pads - needs doing tbh - bought all round and waiting to be fitted
Change rear caliper n/s/r - sticking..all calipers off for a refurb at biggred
Change front discs and pads - bought, waiting to be fitted
Drivers door handle - its a bit loose..
Cv joints - starting to make a clicking noise..
Odometer and trip - not working, could be a cog on the inside which is worn..
Sunroof slide - tilt works, slide doesn't
Front floor mats - needs some..
Foam bit at front under bonnet - missing on one side
Balance original wheels - just because..

Change front wings - rusty.. -done
Buy spigot rings - done
Bonnet adjust for closing - done
Balance Oz wheels - done
Check slider pins on rear brakes - done
Noggymike

guymcc wrote:
From page 1

So list of jobs to do...

Change rear discs and pads - needs doing tbh - bought all round and waiting to be fitted
Change rear caliper n/s/r - sticking..all calipers off for a refurb at biggred
Change front discs and pads - bought, waiting to be fitted
Drivers door handle - its a bit loose..
Cv joints - starting to make a clicking noise..
Odometer and trip - not working, could be a cog on the inside which is worn..
Sunroof slide - tilt works, slide doesn't
Front floor mats - needs some..
Foam bit at front under bonnet - missing on one side
Balance original wheels - just because..

Change front wings - rusty.. -done
Buy spigot rings - done
Bonnet adjust for closing - done
Balance Oz wheels - done
Check slider pins on rear brakes - done



Nice progress Guy


However reading your list just confirms why I don't do one for the Quattro
Ian_C

guymcc wrote:
Ian_C wrote:
guymcc wrote:
So list of jobs to do...

Change front wings - rusty..
Change rear discs and pads - needs doing tbh..
Change rear caliper n/s/r - sticking..
Change front discs and pads - wobble under braking and are getting low anyway.
Drivers door handle - its a bit loose..
Cv joints - starting to make a clicking noise..
Odometer and trip - not working, could be a cog on the inside which is worn..
Sunroof slide - tilt works, slide doesn't
Front floor mats - needs some..
Foam bit at front under bonnet - missing on one side
Balance original wheels - just because..

guymcc wrote:
7.

Looks good!  

Fit an S2 / Mk4 V6 / late Mk4 Cab front bumper!  Would look soo much fresher and beefier!



I'm on the lookout for an S2 or b4 (mk4?) v6 one. So yeh, if you or anyone knows of one going then give me a shout!

@Mike, haha the pink removal tools!
The second wing came off no probs.. Update coming..

S2 forum is worth a look!  S2 parts prices are definitely going now though.....
guymcc

I'll check in with the s2forum, see what's about!!

Getting there with the jobs...

Got the odometer pulled apart following the guide on odometer gears.com, and I've got one of my 15 teeth missing from the small cog, so going to get a replacement for that...

Pic of the missing tooth and the other pic is the bigger cog underneath the small cog, it looks to be fine condition.



Noggymike

Nice work Magnum PI!
guymcc

Noggymike wrote:
Nice work Magnum PI!


Cheers Dude!
guymcc

Some inspiration for my little old avant...haha, looks to be a v6 bumper?

Noggymike

No to the Merc centre caps!
guymcc

Noggymike wrote:
No to the Merc centre caps!


Attention to detail...I like it!  
Noggymike

guymcc wrote:
Noggymike wrote:
No to the Merc centre caps!


Attention to detail...I like it!  


guymcc

Yet to be tested to see if it is working again.. that will have to wait until the brakes are all put back together..they should be back from the refurb company tomorrow...

Followed the excellent guide on odometers.com and literally its taking screws off.. the tricky bit that they mention is getting the needle off... mine came off fairly easily!

Take pics as you go of the different screws would be my advice, and have a wee container to put them all in.

Basically the small yellowish cog on mine was missing a tooth so appeared to stationery against the other cog that in turn turns the odo and trip.  So very kindly a chap called Greg_s on S2 forum posted one out to me as he had spares!

Any questions fire away..

Pics...

old one off and new one on..edit...these are my 2.5 year olds sons fingers by the way!!! Honest!! lol



speedo part back in..



the back showing the various screws to be put back in..




The two screw (which are actually small nuts) have a washer under them, be careful not to lose them, one stayed out the other fell out..but was safe..





Enjoy!!
Norrs2

FFS Guy - don't sneeze!!
IchBautAuto

Question from left field, is the small cog one that you could 3D print?
guymcc

IchBautAuto wrote:
Question from left field, is the small cog one that you could 3D print?


I certainly couldn't, not got a clue.  If one knows how to 3D print, then perhaps.  I can't really help you on that one, you'd need to speak to someone who does 3D printing.

@ Norm...haha, I managed not to!
IchBautAuto

guymcc wrote:
IchBautAuto wrote:
Question from left field, is the small cog one that you could 3D print?


I certainly couldn't, not got a clue.  If one knows how to 3D print, then perhaps.  I can't really help you on that one, you'd need to speak to someone who does 3D printing.

@ Norm...haha, I managed not to!


Not for me. Just an idea thrown into the ring if anyone was after a basically obsolete plastic part like you could have been if one wasn't available. I neither have a 3D printer nor know if the print polymer is robust enough for the job. It stands to reason that eventually a solution like that will need to be considered as the cars age further.
Noggymike

Good job your day job requires you to have steady hands!
guymcc

Nice little package through the post this morning!!! Looking forward to getting these on! All new seals/bleed nipples and slider pins and gaskets!

Before pics..the delivery and the final product...









oh and got this little piece of trim from a guy on the classic audi forum.. now both sides of the front wings have them!

guymcc

So that's the brakes on! Went pretty well, the front pads seem tight on the discs but I'm sure once wheels are on and it's given an outing things will be better. I can turn the discs by hand so hopefully they should be fine.

Pics..

Front carrier..all carriers have been treated to new slider pins and seals, nicely coated in sealant grease!



Front caliper on.. New bleed nipples all round too.



Offside front...



Rear offside.. Handbrake capable back on too..



Rear nearside..



Sideshot.... Hopefully they will look good with the White wheels!..




Thanks for looking!
Ian_C

guymcc wrote:
Ian_C wrote:
guymcc wrote:
So list of jobs to do...

Change front wings - rusty..
Change rear discs and pads - needs doing tbh..
Change rear caliper n/s/r - sticking..
Change front discs and pads - wobble under braking and are getting low anyway.
Drivers door handle - its a bit loose..
Cv joints - starting to make a clicking noise..
Odometer and trip - not working, could be a cog on the inside which is worn..
Sunroof slide - tilt works, slide doesn't
Front floor mats - needs some..
Foam bit at front under bonnet - missing on one side
Balance original wheels - just because..

guymcc wrote:
7.

Looks good!  

Fit an S2 / Mk4 V6 / late Mk4 Cab front bumper!  Would look soo much fresher and beefier!



I'm on the lookout for an S2 or b4 (mk4?) v6 one. So yeh, if you or anyone knows of one going then give me a shout!

FAO Guy

http://www.s2forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=83309
guymcc

Cheers Ian! Hmm, v6 or S2???? what you reckon Ian?
Ian_C

The V6 one is cheaper and looks in better condition and comes with the grills, plus your car doesn't have headlamp washers, so the lack of washers isn't an issue.
Alps

Great and different project Really looking forward to the finished product.
guymcc

Got the brakes bled the other day, Coullstar came over and we managed to squeeze a cheeky beer in too!...Used the eezibleed, makes it very easy. Order was nearside rear, offside rear, nearside front, offside front. I then also bled the brake master cylinder.

Got it out for a test drive...

Hmm bugger, the little cog hasn't sorted the odo not working so now need to look at the circuit board for bad solder, areas of concern and see if I can supply the wee motor with power to see if the cogs are actually spinning!

In other news the brakes seem to be fine, a little spongy to start with but the pedal has become firmer. Need to raise the car a tad as the winters are a bit tight in the arches. More jobs!

I tested all the tracks on the circuit board and all measured 0.00ohms. Everything does look ok...so had another look at cogs etc and I found this...the missing cog! On the end of my finger.. Same colour as the old small cog. It was jammed in amongst the other cogs....I just wonder if this was stopping something!!!!



C J

Wow! You must of had hawk eyes to spot that broken off tooth!!!
coullstar

Lol, so brake were fine then.  Only good thing about working this time of year it keeps the beer cold...
guymcc

C J wrote:
Wow! You must of had hawk eyes to spot that broken off tooth!!!


More luck than anything tbh! haha.  Either way, just been out for a test drive and bugger..the odo still ain't working!  oh well!

@G, yeh and there's plenty more 'wets' keeping cold!  Pop round any time!
Noggymike

guymcc wrote:



@G, yeh and there's plenty more 'wets' keeping cold!  Pop round any time!



"Superstition" tells me you and G were on the Jura!
Ian_C

Noggymike wrote:
Jura

If you are talking about whiskey, that stuff is gorgeous
Noggymike

Ian_C wrote:
Noggymike wrote:
Jura

If you are talking about whiskey, that stuff is gorgeous


Aye!
guymcc

Ahem.. Think you mean Whisky not whiskey!!!
Ian_C

Feck, opps!
Ian_C

Noggymike wrote:
Jura

An hour ago, whilst reminiscing playing some George Michael CDs

guymcc

An hour ago!!! Nice!
bboy82

Noggymike wrote:
Ian_C wrote:
Noggymike wrote:
Jura

If you are talking about whiskey, that stuff is gorgeous


Aye!


+1

Noggymike

Ian_C wrote:
Noggymike wrote:
Jura

An hour ago, whilst reminiscing playing some George Michael CDs





Ian..........


















Are you never gonna dance again?






















Guilty feet have got no rhythm!
guymcc

Haven't updated this in a bit!.....

Good result on the odometer... Well here's hopefully a link to my YouTube channel showing the result of an hour down the garage !!

I've now had it all back together and on the road and everything is working again! Happy days...

https://youtu.be/5E13G8ZsEXE


Link


This was the original list of jobs from when getting the car copied from page one! As always the list has grown! Haha.

Change front wings - rusty -
Change rear discs and pads - needs doing tbh..
Change rear caliper n/s/r - sticking..
Change front discs and pads - wobble under braking and are getting low anyway.
Drivers door handle - its a bit loose..
Cv joints - starting to make a clicking noise..
Odometer and trip - not working, could be a cog on the inside which is worn..
Sunroof slide - tilt works, slide doesn't
Front floor mats - needs some..
Foam bit at front under bonnet - missing on one side
Balance original wheels - just because..

Buy spigot rings - done
Bonnet adjust for closing - done
Balance Oz wheels - done
Check slider pins on rear brakes - done

So now the list looks more like this.......

Stick trim on car front wings-
Boot latch light switch -
Door light switch -
Sun visor clips -
Change thermostat -
Top up coolant level -
Cv joints -
Sunroof slide -
Front floor mats -
Balance original wheels -

Drivers door trim - done
Odometer and trip - done
Drivers door handle - done
Change rear discs and pads - done
Change rear caliper n/s/r - done
Change front discs and pads - done
Front wings - done
Check slider pins on rear brakes - done
Foam bit at front under bonnet - done
Buy spigot rings - done
Bonnet adjust for closing - done
Balance Oz wheels - done
Refurbished calipers and carriers all round incl new slider pins and seals

I'm sure the list will get longer! Haha....

So yeh since the brake bleeding I've ran it a few times to try and get to the bottom of the odometer and trip not working, which I now have!  Separate thread about that.  Basically the small cog needed replaced, there was a tiny bit of the old cog left over, and then after a few attempts to get it working I eventually had it on my ramp and running in second gear whilst the cluster was taken apart and I could see the cogs going round, all looked good, so a put it all back together again and when I then took it out, things were working!  Happy days!

Other things I've been doing are all small jobs to tidy the car up... The drivers door trim was the bit at the bottom of the door that on mine was coming away at the rear, so I sourced a replacement from a breaker (got lots of wee bits from it) and changed it over. Turns out there was a lot of the clips behind the trim missing and it was glued on.  So I've replaced the clips and put the replacement trim on. Much better!

Changed over the door handle window winder on the drivers door, very straight forward job once I'd worked out that the plastic bt covering the handle slides off. So I've replaced that and whilst at it I replaced a rear one as it had a silver insert on the knob of the handle instead, like the others, a dark insert, so they all match now! (Spare handle complete if anyone wants to buy it!)

Been investigating also as to why my interior light, when selected to doors is constantly on, turns out to be the small switch, near the door latch ring,that goes in when the door is shut is actually broken on the drivers side.  So I'll be going back to the breaker for one of these.  I'll grab them all probably.  Whilst investigating this fault it was suggested that the central locking pump, in the boot offside, may be the cause, so I got a spare one, and changed this over.  This made no difference to the fault clearly as the fault lay with the broken pin switch! Haha, should have checked those first!  Anyway, no probs, now got a spare central locking pump, again for sale if anyone wants one!

Yesterday I changed over the steering wheel for a three spoke one.. (Some will have seen the pics on FB no doubt).  I'll drive it and see what it's like but I may sell it on.  It does look pretty cool though! Haha

Then last night I got round to changing the front brake disc! Why? I hear you ask!  Well it occurred to me after reading a brake thread, post fitting mine, that the front discs were the wrong size on the front!  I'd put on the smaller option, 256mm from memory and they should have been 280mm!  So yeh, got the 280mm vented discs on there last night, happy!

That's about it... I'll fire up a few photos...

Spare central locking pump..




Broken pin on the drivers side for the interior light switch...



Passenger side one...should have been obvious really! Haha



My four spoke steering wheel...



The replacement three spoke....



Quick wash yesterday..

Hoyle

Nice work
Noggymike

The highs and low's Guy!

Great work, I would keep all the extra,  extra bits you got just in case!!!!
guymcc

Been out at the car and had a look at the door... it appears that the pin is why it's loose.  Not too sure how this happens, as the passenger side is rock solid.

I'll try and attach a photo and a video of what I mean. I suppose i could either replace the whole bracket from a doner or still maybe just adjust the door up so that it sits better.

Another thing i got done today was to put the four rings on the back.  I had silver and black so thought i'd go with the black.  I do think the back end looks better now.



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It's a bit dirty but you get the idea!!



before...



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Noggymike

Black a good choice Guy
guymcc

Noggymike wrote:
Black a good choice Guy


Cheers Bud!     I held up the silver and the black and it defo looks better with the black
guymcc

Swaps it's in the garage today!  Went in to get it on level ground to check coolant level and oil level



And a better one of the black rings on the boot..

Noggymike

Nice 1

BTW


at least your solar panels paid you back 1 day in a Scottish winter  
guymcc

Noggymike wrote:
Nice 1

BTW


at least your solar panels paid you back 1 day in a Scottish winter  


Haha, yeh it was a good power day!!    
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