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TurboTy

Ty's S4 Daily

Hi everyone,

I been lurking around on here for the last few months and bar an introductory post and a panic post after breaking down i've been fairly quiet. Lots of good info on here, dangerous though as the to-do list is getting bigger everyday!  

Anyway thought i'd start with something that isn't an Audi, promise it wont take long.  

The Audi isnt my first 4 wheel drive vehicle as such, spent most of my teenage years around land rovers (weird referring to my teenage years as im only 22 now). Dad had a 90 and modded it over the years for off-roading, the usual big wheels, roll cage, lifted it, winch, etc and was actually the vehicle I learnt to drive in. Learning clutch control in that thing was an uphill struggle! After 10 years or so Dad had enough and sold up.

I grew up a bit and wanted to start trialing off road again but on a very tight budget. Bought myself a Discovery 3.9 V8 Auto for a steel as below:



Trouble with a Discovery is there is a lot of glass and bodywork which gets in the way:



Problem solved, spent the next 9 months or so making the body work look right and then wrapping a roll cage around it:





And one of her in action:



Did eventually get around to chequer plating the tray back and named her Poly, short for Poly-filler. A clue to how well some of the body work went  
Professor Peach

My son is loving this Ty. I quite fancy having a go too.
Kent

That is cool. Not a fan of off roading (maybe i am i wouldn't now i've never done it propperly) but i like stuff thats been chopped up!

Fancy doing myself an 8l s3 pick up truck.
Challice

That's awesome, looks well built, I had a 300tdi for 5yrs fantastic vehicle, if it wasn't full of rust is still have it.
TurboTy

Update on the S4 then;

Bought this back in December:



A high miler, looks like it was a business car for most of its life, many motorway miles but a perfect service history, 160k and still pulling well on original turbos (I'm saving for the day they do die!). Its had some good modifications already, RS4 seats and carbon interior, RS6 19 wheels, H&R springs, MRC remap, and a bunch of braces and stabalisers underneath. Reasonably rust free with the worst of it being on the rear boot plinth which should be an easy fix once the weather warms up.

Drives very well and feels tight for an old car. A couple things Ive sorted in the last few months.

First thing was to sort out the audio, the orignal audio system had been replaced with a nice aftermarket set-up. Trouble is half the kit was taken out by the previous owner. Left me with one amp (after some digging I found out there were two), a nicely fitting sub, and some component speakers in the front door cards. I bought a new Sony Bluetooth headunit and had to run new wiring to the speakers, after a lot of messing around I got the amp and sub working as well, took me ages to find out one of the wires in the sub had broken free  



The H&R springs gave it a great stance, but they seems to be on standard shocks which i think died. The ride was very bouncey!
Bought myself a set of coilovers for christmas, ST coilovers made by KW (I'm pretty sure every coilover is made by them! ) Fitted them over a weekend, fronts were a bit of a pain until i realised I was fighting the anti-roll bar. Undid the other side of the roll bar and it all came out no problems. The rear shock turrets are looking a little worse for wear, I have another set ready to go on but I'm tempted to drop the whole rear end to re-bush and re-furb.



Out with the old:



Rusted out:



Fortunately the body is ok underneath:



Fine tuning the stance after giving them a week to settle:





At the same time, she needed a new set of rear tyres. The fronts had loads of tread left but were more of a budget tyre. Went all out and put a full set of Goodyear Eagle F1 Asym 2s and got it four wheel aligned at the same time. Completely transformed the car, couldn't be happy with the way it drives!  
TurboTy

Professor Peach wrote:
My son is loving this Ty. I quite fancy having a go too.


It's a lot of fun, and compared to most motorsport it really doesnt cost a lot.

Kent wrote:
That is cool. Not a fan of off roading (maybe i am i wouldn't now i've never done it propperly) but i like stuff thats been chopped up!

Fancy doing myself an 8l s3 pick up truck.


An S3 pick up would certainly stand out! The hardest bit is getting the roof to look right!

Challice wrote:
That's awesome, looks well built, I had a 300tdi for 5yrs fantastic vehicle, if it wasn't full of rust is still have it.


I would have preferred the simplicity of a diesel but the V8s are literally half the price and auto (prefer the autos for off roading). I do feel bad that I cut up one of the only non-rusty Discos still around  
TurboTy

Mini update:

Bought some upper turrets for the rear shocks as the current ones are rusted out. Putting off fitting them at the mo as I want to refurb the rear end all in one go.

Also bought some RS4 downpipes, in the process of gutting them but its a bit more of a PITA than I thought, will also need to weld some new flexi bits in them at some point. Surprisingly I am in no rush to try and fit them!

Anyway, actual update to the car... Bought some wiper arms from a Passat to upgrade from the regular wiper blades to the aero type ones. Look a load better and don't judder up the screen when wiping over 60mph

TurboTy

Another mini update:

These arrived yesterday from Romania    



Freshly painted, new seals and pistons.

Didnt quite realise how big these things are



With some trepidation, I managed to swap the link pipes and bleed nipples over as required for trailing callipers. The paint did make things tricky but fortunately I had a proper set of brake pipe spanners which reach around most of the union so didn't round anything off

Sid motorsport bolts also arrived. Great service and super quick turn around thanks Sid!

Also have some B6 rears on their way although another pay day or two will need to come around before I have all the parts together
TurboTy

Bought a rear end refresh kit from Jason a month ago or so and finally I bit the bullet to get it fitted.

Mostly a PITA to do, I borrowed a 20 tonne press and thought it would be easy to push out the old ones and push in the new ones...      

I didn't take too many pictures whilst taking it apart, that was hard work due to everything being 17 years old and fairly rusty. The coilovers have only been on 6 months so some of it came apart nicely.



These have been out before... you'll see in my previous posts the holes in the rear shock towers, these will not be going back on the car, got some refurbed ones  



The Hand Brake cables took a bit of thought... they appear to be threaded through the lower wishbone from the caliper side up to the handbrake, I didn't fancy unthreading them through the whole car so instead had to break off part of the plastic sleeve going through the wishbone which allowed me to pull them out whilst in situ.

The rear ABS sensors were having none of it    the first bolt sheared off leaving enough of a stud to stop me twisting the sensors.. not a good start.
It didn't matter anyway as the sensor was stuck fast in the upright. Got frustrated with them not budging and eventually cut the cable... the other side wasn't any better although the bolt did come out this time. Ended up knocking the sensors out from the inside. I ground the offending bolt flat, centre punched, drill and tapped a new hole, one problem fixed. When I phone up TPS, they wanted £180 + VAT per sensor   ended up using eurocarparts but were still £75 a side... for a wire and a magnet!!!



All of the parts got a once over with a wire wheel on a drill to take any loose rust and paint off, the finish isn't great but i'm not overly fussed, it would have been nice to get them all blasted but can't afford any more time off the road!

Then began the fun of working out which sockets, combination of support plates, height of table etc... was needed for each bush. a lot of the bushes have a lip which sits against the suspension arm, great when pressing them in, a PITA for trying to get them out again!! Many hours with chisel and hammer did eventually solve the problem although most bushes came out in several pieces.

Anyway... starting to put some bushes in...



Didn't take long for that to go wrong!...



This is the outer bush on the upper wishbone ,not really sure why it didn't want to go in but because the outer metal sleeve is in two pieces and the only way to push it is by compressing the rubber first, it naturally wanted to splay out rather than push in    had enough of messing around with those two so ordered powerflex for these. £35 for two bushes  

The wheels bearings were an event... Definitely in need of doing as they were both dry and the off-side one had a lot of play in it. I always wondered if they were in need of doing but with all the diffs, drive shafts and cvs turning under there I couldn't tell if all that noise was normal or not... Will find out if they are any quieter once shes up and running again!

Couldn't press the hub out of the bearing as the flange was too big to fit inside the support table, fortunately a socket and a couple hits with the hammer knocked the outer race from the bearing and out came the hub. The outer race was off shortly after using a grinder. Getting the rest of the bearing out of the hub took most of the 20 tonnes the press had to offer... I guess there is a lot of surface area fighting back, it made some interesting noises and was quite jerky on the way out rather than smooth like usual. Working out how to support the whole thing also took some thought, there isn't much there but it is doable. I actually think changing the bearing on the car with a bearing pulled would be easier! Who knows...



Putting the new bearings in was also interesting as it took a while to get them in square, kept moving it around in the press to push the high side until they finally wanted to push in evenly. The bearings had been in the freezer for a few hours so I think that helped!

As all the suspension bits have been finished they've had two coats of POR15, I've read quite a few people recommending this paint so will see how good it is, I've not had much luck with hammerite so hope this is better!

Anyway things are starting to look shiney now...



Once suspension is all back together I have a set of B6 calipers as well as new discs and pads to fit. Been using tdiquattro's post from a couple years back to get all the relevant bits together so hopefully next week I'll get them fitted!

The 18z's still await fitting but I'm off to Morzine for a week as of Friday so won't have time to get them fitted... I'll be in the weird situation where I have upgraded rears brakes and std fronts  
Glekke

that sub enclosure is awesome, any idea where the previous owner got it from? Or is it a custom box?
TurboTy

Glekke wrote:
that sub enclosure is awesome, any idea where the previous owner got it from? Or is it a custom box?


Looks like a custom box, although a good one! Having said that, I've seen a couple others on here with similar set ups so perhaps you can buy them. Not very helpful I know!
TurboTy

Pretty much done now, she is back on all four wheels   although not without putting up a fight!

First thing this morning, had to change a wheel bearing which I managed to fubar whilst putting the hub back in  

Then was greeted with a rounded off brake union, usually not a problem but this one was on the hard line that goes over the sub frame! I'm really in no hurry to replace that. Anyway, cut off the old brake line as close to the mount as I could and then drilled off the flare on the brake line.



This left me just enough line, the cut the new end square and re-flair the end remembering to put a new union on first!

Then it was mostly just a case of lining everything up, and bolting it all back together. Torqued it all up at the end with the suspension jacked up roughly where it would sit under compression to save the bushes. ABS sensors went in a lot easier than they came out and fortunately no ABS warnings so all must be good!



Finally it came time to get the B6 calipers and discs on! The PFL rear discs vs B6 S4 discs...







So after all that, all I needed to do was bleed the brakes and we're done... Used an easi-bleed system as I always do, pressurised the system to about 16 psi and heard a really loud bang/pop... turns out my brake reservoir couldn't handle the pressure and split   TPS want £60 for a new one  


Some lessons learnt:
1. Three things you need when working on these cars:
   I. Time / Space
   II. Money
   III. Another car
2. Don't bother trying to make a plan or stick to it, something will inevitably change those plans

Anyway, got the 18z to put on the front, after a week I'm looking forward to getting some more enjoyment out of her
TurboTy

So with the Silverstone Classic coming up rather fast, it was time to get some outstanding jobs done.

First up was the 18z front upgrade, this has been on the cards for the last few months but for one reason or another I've not had the time to sit down and fit them.

Had all the parts collected for a while now:
- Brembo 18z calipers, bought from KillerBrakes completely refurbed and went for black to keep the more stealthy look
- Ferodo Premier 17z pads - FDB1625
- Brembo ML55 345mm discs
- HEL brake lines
- Pad fitting kit
- SID motorsport 16mm shoulder M14 bolts & nuts



First task was to get the discs centre bore opened up from 67mm to 68mm, I managed to pull a favour from work and got them milled to 68.0mm, fitted perfectly and feel fine on the road so happy they are centred. Stripped the old brakes off to measure up the hub for a precise fit. Fitting the disc requires removing some edges from the upright, a quick buzz with the grinder and all was good.



All bolted up to check fitment



Check out the pad difference between standard S4 and 17z



To frame the brakes correctly, I spent some time cleaning up the wheels properly whilst they were off. Starting with a water and brush wash, then used some alloy wheel cleaner and then finished off with glue and tar remover.  A before and nearly after.



And the car finally back on the ground.





Super happy with the brakes, the ABS now actually has to do its job and it was having an easy ride with the standard brakes!  

Thanks for reading!
TurboTy

Another job to sort was the leaking cam cover gasket, this has been leaking ever since I bought the car but finally managed to get it sorted.

Was actually more straightforward than I expected...

Not many pictures I'm afraid:



FYI, this is what 166,000 miles and a good service history looks like:



One lesson learnt, do not drop ANYTHING in these engine bays! I dropped a 1/4" extension bar between the turbo and chassis leg which ended up on top of the engine mount. Absolute bitch to get out again!

Jobs left before Silverstone are now cosmetic (touch wood)...
- Rear boot plinth re-spray
- B & C exterior pillar caps re-spray
- Plasti-Dip chrome trip around outside of front grill
- Clean up rear wheels and probably give the fronts another quick once over
- Decontaminate, polish and seal car. Try to polish the turd!

Thanks for reading!
kylebrady

Looking good mate
buzzard

Looks great
A lot of care taken but it now stops as well as it goes
rob_arthur

nice work, im pretty much doing all the jobs you have done bit by bit at the moment, greta fun to work on but satisfying once all done.  great looking car as well
TurboTy

rob_arthur wrote:
nice work, im pretty much doing all the jobs you have done bit by bit at the moment, greta fun to work on but satisfying once all done.  great looking car as well


Yeah, it is satisfying once it's done but I've already wanted to set it on fire a numbers of times... Can be frustrating  
TurboTy

Another update, first time doing this on my phone, hope it works  

Some cosmetic bits I've wanted to sort for while:

Got the B and C pillars sprayed up as some corrosion was bubbling up under the paint



Also plasti-dipped the chrome trim around the front grill, such a subtle mod has made a huge difference, looks loads better  



Starting to come together now, last major thing is the boot plinth respray... Going to enquired in a body shop for this as I struggled to get a good finish when painting outside

Thanks for reading
TurboTy

With some trepidation, I took off the rear plinth to inspect it properly... all the paint was still present, but only just...







After some sanding, I discovered it has been resprayed before, after an awful lot more sanding I got through clear coat, colour, primer, clear, colour, primer and etch primer and finally down to the aluminium.

Bought some LY7W paint to match, apparently this is a facelift silver even though mine is pfl... I initially went for LY7M after some internet researching but glad I bothered to get into the spare wheel well and check for myself!

Whist spraying the B & C pillars, I really struggled to get a good finish due to spraying them outside, therefore I made a little spray booth in the corner of the garage



With this being the first time I've done metallic paint I was a bit nervous as to how it would come out. Unfortunately I didn't put enough colour on and it has come out a bit patchy... It'll have to do for now and to be fair the colour match is surprisingly good however I will end up redoing it at some point! We live and we learn!



Also de-wipered it whilst I had the trim off. The wiper and washer hasn't worked since I had the car and never felt like I missed out not having it so that is now in the bin! Think it looks a lot tidier for it!

Anyway, pretty much done for Silverstone now, just need to give it a bloody good clean and try to polish the turd!
aidank1981

TurboTy wrote:


Some lessons learnt:
1. Three things you need when working on these cars:
   I. Time / Space
   II. Money
   III. Another car
2. Don't bother trying to make a plan or stick to it, something will inevitably change those plans



wise words!   lovely job! i have all this rear end work ahead of me! subframe the lot!  

shame you didnt get metal drop links on when it was all apart!

thankfully i have space and another car the rest are lacking!!
TurboTy

Cleaned and ready for Silverstone... Sorry for the late update!











Also got my insurance renewal through. 22 years old 4 years no claims and a clean license and Admiral wanted £850, after telling them no they miraculously came back with £550... This was with no mods declared so wanted to explore my options of being properly covered. Tried Chris Knott but I need to have had a car of a similar power for at least a year so that was no good. Adrian Flux eventually sorted me out £620 all mods declared and I am covered fully comp to drive anyone else's car   pretty chuffed with that!

Thanks for reading!
DAN@ADRIAN FLUX

Hi,
Glad we could help out with your insurance.
Regards,
Dan.
Dubnuttah

looks awesome
TurboTy

Bought some goodies today.

First things first some practicality, when I bought the car the spare wheel well had an amp set up in it. I've finally got round to replacing it all with a spare wheel (18" Avus) and associated jacking/ wheel brace parts



And some performance upgrades

RS Intercoolers
H&R rear ARB with MRC brackets
Tanoga short shifter



Time to fit them

Thanks for reading
BenGmin

car looked sweet when I saw it at Matt's on Saturday mate (I'm the taller one with the blue avant not the midget with the silver avant )
TurboTy

BenGmin wrote:
car looked sweet when I saw it at Matt's on Saturday mate (I'm the taller one with the blue avant not the midget with the silver avant )


Cheers dude, shame I didn't get to check out the last in a trio of avants.

I'm sure I'll be back to Matts with another shopping list soon!
TurboTy

Got the H&R rear anti roll bar fitted this afternoon with MRC strengthening brackets.

Comparison of the old and new, the H&R measures just over 21mm



Had a quick drive bit the afternoon traffic slowed me down, can already feel a huge difference! Car sits into a corner much better and seems to have put a bit more feel into the steering, I guess it's weighted differently now!

Short shift next!
TurboTy

Its been ages since the last update, many things have been going on car related and not.

Anyway, the Audi is currently up on axle stands at the storage unit with the engine and box out. When upgrading the intercoolers I was pouring oil out of the old ones which confirmed my suspicions that the turbos were on their way out.

After quite a bit of deliberation I decided against the ko4 route and got a spare set of ko3 turbos rebuilt. Along with these I plan to carry out/fit:
- general clean and spruce up of the whole engine bay
- after run mod
- xs power bi pipe  
- hall sensor oil seals
- all new banjo bolts and crush washers to the turbos
- 3" decat downpipes with new gaskets and nuts
- new front drive shaft boots inner and outer
- replace the spider hose with proper rubber hoses
- full service - oil, oil filter, air filter, spark plugs, fuel filter, all new fluids
- rs4 engine mounts
- 034 snub mount
- new gear box mounts
- also tempted to mod the centre diff to if I can get hold of some washers between now and the start of Jan

Got the engine and box out on Monday, made several trips to TPS and Eurocar parts and one big order to Jason at AllGermanParts so pretty much ready to attack it all over xmas and get her back together! Pictures to follow

Thanks for reading
Noggymike

Looking forward to the updates on tackling the above plan
TurboTy

A quick picture of the engine out, I'm sure you've all seen it before



Will provide a proper update as the new bits get bolted on
TurboTy

Managed to do some cleaning today to get rid of the worst of the oil and got the new turbos in place, still need to be torqued up but getting there.

Also taken a look at the hall sensor on the cam shaft as the seal was leaking

Swapping over some bits from old to new


One of the new turbos in place


Hall Sensor Oil seal, can see at the bottom where the oil was getting through


TurboTy

Another mini update, nearly done now... planning to get her to the exhaust shop first thing Saturday morning so on the final push.

Engine and box is in, clutch slave cylinder back in (eventually -_-) all plumbed up, most of the electrics are connected, front support on... still haven't started her yet, got fluids to fill up and intercoolers to go yet.

Some pictures:

3" downpipes now on


Also fitted 034 snub mount and xs bi-pipes, was a bit dark when I took the picture:


Two of the CV boots were perished and one was split... it got extra split when the gearbox mounts got jammed against the driveshafts whilst trying to get the engine out. Ended up replacing all cv boots in the name of preventative maintenance:


To do list:
Bonnet release cable before I forget!!
Tighten gearbox mounts
Torque drive shaft and prop shaft bolts
Fit intercoolers
Boost leak test
Coolant and engine oil
Gear linkage
Fit retrimed steering wheel
ECU
Start her up!
Rest of the front end, bumper, lights etc

The end is nigh
Noggymike

   
TurboTy

The end wasn't as nigh as I thought...  

Got it mostly back together, went to start her, turned the key and nothing, not click, no turning over not a sausage. All the dials and gauges worked but nothing mechanical.

After checking the voltage to the starter motor it turned out the starter was faulty. Bloody frustrating as it would have taken me 5 mins to change with the engine out but more like 4 hours after I'd put it all back together -_-

New starter in and she fired up right away  

Idled quite happily, I let her warm up fully to set the new turbos in, checking all the fluids

As it stands she is now home on the driveway, with downpipes but no exhaust. Plan was to get a custom exhaust however I've snapped up a miltek system so will get that bolted on. Now has 3" decat downpipes however I need to make up some temporary cats from the old dps to get her through the MOT.

Thought I'd do a boost leak test today to make sure I'd put everything back together properly. Only managed 5psi of pressure and could hear air hissing out, after a lot of soapy water I've traced it to an injector of all things! So will need to replace all the injector seals at some point

To do list:
Fog light bulb to replace
Drive shaft gaurd to bolt back onto gearbox
Fit exhaust
Make up replacement cats
Take to MOT
MOT will fail, ask garage to find out why I cannot get comms with the k line, then clear airbag light and fix leveling headlights, then re-MOT!
Fix injector seals
Replace centre bearing on propshaft
Give her a good clean inside and out!!!
Add fuel and enjoy!

Noggymike

TurboTy wrote:
The end wasn't as nigh as I thought...  

Got it mostly back together, went to start her, turned the key and nothing, not click, no turning over not a sausage. All the dials and gauges worked but nothing mechanical.

After checking the voltage to the starter motor it turned out the starter was faulty. Bloody frustrating as it would have taken me 5 mins to change with the engine out but more like 4 hours after I'd put it all back together -_-

New starter in and she fired up right away  

Idled quite happily, I let her warm up fully to set the new turbos in, checking all the fluids

As it stands she is now home on the driveway, with downpipes but no exhaust. Plan was to get a custom exhaust however I've snapped up a miltek system so will get that bolted on. Now has 3" decat downpipes however I need to make up some temporary cats from the old dps to get her through the MOT.

Thought I'd do a boost leak test today to make sure I'd put everything back together properly. Only managed 5psi of pressure and could hear air hissing out, after a lot of soapy water I've traced it to an injector of all things! So will need to replace all the injector seals at some point

To do list:
Fog light bulb to replace
Drive shaft gaurd to bolt back onto gearbox
Fit exhaust
Make up replacement cats
Take to MOT
MOT will fail, ask garage to find out why I cannot get comms with the k line, then clear airbag light and fix leveling headlights, then re-MOT!
Fix injector seals
Replace centre bearing on propshaft
Give her a good clean inside and out!!!
Add fuel and enjoy!




During sorting all the above PITA to do list




Just focus on the last line!
TurboTy

Mini update

Doing my list a bit backwards, but I know if I don't I'll start driving her and not want to carry on fixing!

Injector seals replaced this afternoon:



Looks like they were damaged when they got put in so no idea how long they've been like this! Boost leak tester back on and still finding many leaks. The bi-pipes have bosses welded in for meth injection, turns out the grub screws weren't sealing so put some ptfe tape round them. Another leak from a hose on the breather system. Still can't get much past 5 psi but it slowly chasing down all the leaks.

Jobs for this weekend:
- Fit new down pipes
- Eye up temporary cat fitment and get tube/parts on order
- Measure up centre prop bearing and get one ordered
- Fit drive shaft guards back on gearbox
- Continue boost leak testing
- Clean and leather condition seats if I get time

Next weekend I think I'll crack it!
Noggymike

Did you get the newer style blue injector o rings?
TurboTy

Noggymike wrote:
Did you get the newer style blue injector o rings?


No they were a purpleish colour, whatever TPS said I needed
TurboTy

Changed the downpipes over, now on Miltek 3" which taper to 2.5". The job was actually much easier than I anticipated as I didn't have any heat shields and the drive shaft guards to deal with.

Got a new centre bearing for the prop on order
Also have some exhaust tube reducers and v band flanges to make my standard cats fit in place for the MOT.

These are the last two jobs before MOT, so close now!
Noggymike

TurboTy wrote:
Changed the downpipes over, now on Miltek 3" which taper to 2.5". The job was actually much easier than I anticipated as I didn't have any heat shields and the drive shaft guards to deal with.

Got a new centre bearing for the prop on order
Also have some exhaust tube reducers and v band flanges to make my standard cats fit in place for the MOT.

These are the last two jobs before MOT, so close now!



Good work
TurboTy

Been a while since my last update, and actually the second time i'm writing this as the last post declined to post  

Recap of the to do list:
Fog light bulb to replace - to be done
Drive shaft gaurd to bolt back onto gearbox - done
Fit exhaust - done
Make up replacement cats - done  
Take to MOT - done
MOT will fail, ask garage to find out why I cannot get comms with the k line, then clear airbag light and fix leveling headlights, then re-MOT! - to be re-MOT'd
Fix injector seals - done
Replace centre bearing on propshaft - done
Give her a good clean inside and out!!! - done
Add fuel and enjoy! - so dam close!!!

Replaced the centre bearing on the propshaft, I can confirm it is doable but I did have to get imaginative to get the prop apart:





Once that was sorted, new (to me) Miltek exhaust fitted with the temporary cats. Downpipes are now 3" to 2.5" so bought some 2.5" V bands and cut the old downpipes down to fit them into the new exhaust, haven't got a photo of them yet but will get one once they are replaced after the MOT

Took her for an MOT, failed on the airbag light and a front bulb. Specifically took it to a VAG specialist so they could find out why various computers could not get comms with the car but they gave up. Stripped out as much of the interior as I could be bothered and called out an auto-electrician to see what he could do, 2 hours later he tracked it down to the old NAV unit, as some of it had been removed, it was throwing a wobbly and jamming the k-line. Unplugged this and now finally have comms back!! Time to work out what is wrong with the aircon and self-levelling lights now!



As I finished uni early today, I had the afternoon to give her a quick clean and polish. Also gave the inside a vacuum and cleaned/conditioned the seats.









Waiting for the 1st of the month to come around before MOT otherwise I'll lose a months worth of tax, roll on Wednesday!!!

Then I can get rid of the Honda, been using it as my run around whilst the Audi has been off the road. Safe to say I cannot wait for turbo power to be back in my life. With the VTec I feel like a boy racer, you have to either drive it flat out of not bother at all. Having said that, it'll beat the Audi hands down on the corners, I will miss the twisty stuff



Thanks for reading
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