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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Rich B » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:29 pm

Mito Man wrote:
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Just don’t be a hoarder in the first place :lol:
you know all your RC cars, computers, drones, tools, bikes, cars, etc, etc that you have in your dads barn? Now imagine trying to fit them all in a place that YOU could afford to buy.

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Beany » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:39 pm

Colleagues A4 convertible decided it didn't want to close the roof in the pub car park. With the hood cover all the way open...

Bit of Google work and I've decided that the manual process for opening/locking the roof is pretty good.

So roof closed, locked front and rear, happy chum off to happy husband, and they will likely be less happy when they see how much a hydraulic pump costs. Ah well, saved then an AA callout or a low loader (car would have been undrivable as it was)

Unexpected end to the day!

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Nathan » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:22 pm

Beany wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:39 pm
Colleagues A4 convertible decided it didn't want to close the roof in the pub car park. With the hood cover all the way open...

Bit of Google work and I've decided that the manual process for opening/locking the roof is pretty good.

So roof closed, locked front and rear, happy chum off to happy husband, and they will likely be less happy when they see how much a hydraulic pump costs. Ah well, saved then an AA callout or a low loader (car would have been undrivable as it was)

Unexpected end to the day!
Prob needs a micro switch or the roof ECU reset

I fixed an E46 roof by tapping all the mircoswitches

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Mito Man » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:44 pm

Rich B wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:29 pm
Mito Man wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:52 pm
Just don’t be a hoarder in the first place :lol:
you know all your RC cars, computers, drones, tools, bikes, cars, etc, etc that you have in your dads barn? Now imagine trying to fit them all in a place that YOU could afford to buy.
If I solely lived in London with no family to look after my other stuff then I wouldn’t have any of those excess belongings. What would I do with 3 cars, big toolbox for working on agricultural stuff and forestry equipment in London and RC vehicles which are banned :lol:

6 years ago when my parents had a double garage we managed to fit all our stuff in as well as 2 cars although I remember us being the only house in the street which used our garage for parking cars. We didn’t have a shed in the garden either! Never had much clutter.
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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Beany » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:13 pm

Nathan wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:22 pm
Beany wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:39 pm
Colleagues A4 convertible decided it didn't want to close the roof in the pub car park. With the hood cover all the way open...

Bit of Google work and I've decided that the manual process for opening/locking the roof is pretty good.

So roof closed, locked front and rear, happy chum off to happy husband, and they will likely be less happy when they see how much a hydraulic pump costs. Ah well, saved then an AA callout or a low loader (car would have been undrivable as it was)

Unexpected end to the day!
Prob needs a micro switch or the roof ECU reset

I fixed an E46 roof by tapping all the mircoswitches
oh mate, first things I looked for, but couldn't find any to hand (E46 ones are pretty visible, A4 cabrio, less so it seems).

A decent diag session from a trusted audi specialist should help clear it up. No reports of a bang or a 'poof' noise so it might well just be the logic hardware; hydraulic pump is less likely but far from impossible.

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by integrale_evo » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:04 am

Mito has just ticked over 40k. It'll have caught the merc soon!

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Nic » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:28 pm

Nathan wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:40 pm
If you want another cheap tower. Same engine as 350CDI just diff tune
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Seems cheap that. Where is it for sale Nathan?

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Mito Man » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:34 pm

Washed my car as it was parked up for over a month since the MOT expired and had about a billion rose petals stuck to it from the storm 2 weeks ago. That’s the downside to the carport I guess, car stays dry which is better for it but definitely appears to get more dirty.
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No I didn’t drive it to the beach to check if it’s all ok before it has its MOT and service next week, that would be too risky with all the Police we have ;)

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by mik » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:11 pm

The 8 is now yours? I thought it was you mum's? :?

So you have a Mito, the 8-er and a Defender?

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Mito Man » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:08 am

Six. 6. SIX!
Yeah got it a while ago as it needed the same amount of money in maintenance as what it worth spending on it so I just took it on (front suspension, breaks, 2 new headlights, indicators and all the bulbs and ballast, wing mirror glass, wheel refurb, rocker gaskets, coolant tank, gearbox service).
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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by mik » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:21 am

Sorry. 6-er

OK

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Sundayjumper » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:32 am

The MOT ran out on the Touareg way back in Feb. I knew it needed a CV boot on the front but I’ve been putting it off as I rarely *need* the car. Next weekend I do need it so I finally set to this morning, only to find the shock boot has ripped in the meantime.

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Looks like a bit of a mission to get it all apart. And it makes me want to do both sides. Good job I have nothing better to do this week.

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Nic » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:32 am

Bought my touareg with non working aircon, obviously only needed a re gas. Umm no. Took it to ATS who tried to charge it, lot of gas pouring out from behind the passenger side head light pin pointed the leak. ATS don’t charge if they can get it working so that was a cheap diagnosis. Except the pipe is nothing but cheap, £70 for a second part from eBay, £170+vat from TPS, £150 including vat from my friend in VW. The new part superseded the old part and had a flexible pipe where the old pipe sheared from vibration I presume. New pipe on, back to ATS and a recharge later and still no working air con. Can be one of four things now I think, solenoid, clutch on the compressor, compressor or simply re charge the gas and clear the low pressure code which would be a bit too simple but hopefully the cheapest way.

Incidentally because ats couldn’t get it working the drain the gas out and no charge.

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Matty » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:57 pm

New ARB bushes to fit. Mine are squeaking like a bastard, and while they can be greased up to silence them, they're well known to need to regularly doing to maintain the quiet, whereas the Powerflex are fit-and-forget (or so I'm told).

Plus, they're purple, so...yeah.
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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Nathan » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:49 pm

Gone now, but Facebook group 'Trade to Trade Underwriting' - they let anyone one
Nic wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:28 pm
Nathan wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:40 pm
If you want another cheap tower. Same engine as 350CDI just diff tune
Nic wrote:
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Seems cheap that. Where is it for sale Nathan?

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by mik » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:22 pm

Interested to know how you get on Matt, although mine have been silent for 2yrs since CraigMoncrieff greased them up (and I think front arb bush re-grease is part of his std service now for evora.
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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Sundayjumper » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:12 pm

I think that's been a useful day tinkering with the Touareg.

First off, although the shock boot can be purchased on its own, the labour involved is the same as changing the complete air spring so I talked myself into ordering a pair of new springs (including new boots).

Then having doused everything in PlusGas I found (hopefully) the reason for the air leak - bubbles appearing from the check valve on the n/s shock. New valves are included with the new springs so this is all useful.

Next I spent a while trying to figure out how the hell you get the struts off the car. You need to remove the wiper arms & scuttle trim. Obviously ! I also found that - as with every s/h car - someone else has been f*cking about Doing It Wrong while "fixing" stuff in the past. A vacuum hose was broken due to having been routed the wrong side of an intake hose. It's the hose to operate the EGR valve on the driver's side bank of the engine. Not having an operating EGR valve on half the engine *probably* doesn't matter too much but with the hose open it probably means other things haven't been getting enough suck. It's a bloody complicated engine so that could be anything (or nothing). If it runs better now that will be a nice bonus.

The driveshafts came out easily but the replacements I bought back in Feb are the wrong ones. D'oh. I can't even swap the boots over as they're different sizes. Two more driveshafts have been ordered...

So for now the car is up on stands with the front suspension all dismantled while I wait for the new bits to arrive.

The other thing that came to light is a bit of an oil leak on the n/s bank. I can't see where it's coming from as the engine is huge and pretty much fills the engine bay. This could turn out to be A Problem as the MOT rules changed not long ago and made oil leaks a fail item if they're deemed bad enough. A tricky leak - from the turbo for example - could be an engine-out job to fix properly and I'm not entirely sure that makes economic sense. I'll see if I can track it down.

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Nic » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:42 am

Which air bags did you buy Steve, will be handy for me to know at some point!

Nathan, thanks.

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Sundayjumper » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:48 am

Nic wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:42 am
Which air bags did you buy Steve, will be handy for me to know at some point!
I went for the “suspiciously cheap” ebay jobbies @ £160 for the pair. It might come back to bite me. We’ll see.

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Re: Your fleet running reports

Post by Jimmy Choo » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:04 am

Now that I'm single, I took the 3 kids and the ratdog away for the week in the Mini. It is not a load lugger. The boot was crammed to the roof and bags by feet. I need to put a budget together for a replacement at some point.

The place we were staying at had a steep drive with a tight turn out to the lane outside. I ended up spinning up the inside wheel getting moving and managed to blow a coil pack. :roll: Fortunately there was an ECP 10 miles away so I ordered a replacement and a T30 driver and wasted a couple of hours collecting and replacing.

After a few engine starts, the check engine light extinguished and then the brake warning light came on. :roll:
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