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Old 25th May 2018, 11:29 AM
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Aye - speed bumps

Neil - not over keen on what he has done but fair play to him
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Old 5th June 2019, 11:42 AM
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Yesterday had all the wheels refurbed and very happy with the job



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Ford Focus ST-2 Mk3 (the wifes)

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2003 A8 Sport 4.2 (with ACC & LPG) (Feed up with all the issues so passed it on to a forum member)

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Old 4th August 2019, 08:41 PM
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Went to the Blackpool Classic Car show today.
Lots to look at (cars and people) but didn't take to many photo's.

First up was my car:


A view of the line-up:


A Mk1 Golf's trick gear stick:


I used to have a red one of these in the early '80s - brought back many memories:


Really nice MG Xpower SV:


Stunning ZETEC powered pop:






And a nice view of Blackpool
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Audi TT Mk1 225 - now with coilovers and a 7inch touchscreen infotainment centre

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2003 A8 Sport 4.2 (with ACC & LPG) (Feed up with all the issues so passed it on to a forum member)

2000 A8 FL QS 4.2 (with RNS-E - Nice) (Engine poorly so sold on to be brought back by someone who has the time)
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Old 4th August 2019, 10:58 PM
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Those MGs are rare as rocking horse poo..looks like a good day

ETA and not cheap either

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classif...ad=Used&page=1
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Old 6th August 2019, 10:05 AM
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Had a very nice interior - but most of the switch gear could be traced back to the MG TF or one of the others.....
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1972 T2 Bay Window Camper (Slow)

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2003 A8 Sport 4.2 (with ACC & LPG) (Feed up with all the issues so passed it on to a forum member)

2000 A8 FL QS 4.2 (with RNS-E - Nice) (Engine poorly so sold on to be brought back by someone who has the time)
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Old 1st October 2019, 09:29 PM
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Not done anything to it for ages.....

Pulled up yesterday after driving home from work. Went round the back to get my bag out from the boot and could smell something burning.....
First thought was it was in the air but a quick check and nope - coming from the the car. Touched all the wheels as the smell reminded me of a friction smell (if you know what I mean missus) so felt all the wheels and the offside rear was warm so either a stuck calliper or buggered bearing.

Hoping its the brakes cleared some room in the garage and lifted the rear in the air and started to dismantle the rear brakes.
Callipers looked ok but the pads not to good - last MOT suggested the rear pads would need changing in the next 3000 miles or so and was on my list to do before the end of the year.

The pulled the disk off and............hmm not good:








Ordered new pads and disks so should hopefully get these for the weekend.

All good fun
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2003 A8 Sport 4.2 (with ACC & LPG) (Feed up with all the issues so passed it on to a forum member)

2000 A8 FL QS 4.2 (with RNS-E - Nice) (Engine poorly so sold on to be brought back by someone who has the time)
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Old 2nd October 2019, 08:22 AM
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Crikey! Calipers ok then?

I had a curious issue on a friend's TT where it wore one side down to nothing in a very short time - turned out someone had over-tightened the handbrake cable on one side for no obvious reason and it was dragging ever so slightly. Oddly, it only became obvious once the pads were 3/4 worn at which point the wheel started getting hot and the car was pulling to that side. I just loosened the cable in the centre console to match the other side and its been fine since. Very strange for someone to just do one side.
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Old 2nd October 2019, 11:36 AM
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Caliper seems OK - has free movement but will take the pins out and clean and put back just to be on the safe side.
Will also check the hand brake once everything is together to make sure I have no drag!
Just waiting for the bits to arrive now - should be tomorrow I hope as the wife is not happy I'm using her car!!
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Audi TT Mk1 225 - now with coilovers and a 7inch touchscreen infotainment centre

Ford Focus ST-2 Mk3 (the wifes)

1972 T2 Bay Window Camper (Slow)

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Gone but not forgotten

2003 A8 Sport 4.2 (with ACC & LPG) (Feed up with all the issues so passed it on to a forum member)

2000 A8 FL QS 4.2 (with RNS-E - Nice) (Engine poorly so sold on to be brought back by someone who has the time)
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Old 3rd October 2019, 09:54 PM
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Nearside rear done - no real major issues with this side:



The offside is not playing - the piston is not winding back and the wind back tool is struggling to work as the handle at the end is bending........
Will continue tomorrow.
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Current cars:

Audi TT Mk1 225 - now with coilovers and a 7inch touchscreen infotainment centre

Ford Focus ST-2 Mk3 (the wifes)

1972 T2 Bay Window Camper (Slow)

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Gone but not forgotten

2003 A8 Sport 4.2 (with ACC & LPG) (Feed up with all the issues so passed it on to a forum member)

2000 A8 FL QS 4.2 (with RNS-E - Nice) (Engine poorly so sold on to be brought back by someone who has the time)
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Old 4th October 2019, 09:02 PM
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Good news/bad news.

Modded the piston wind back tool but cutting off the original (small) handle, tapping in a thread where the handle went through and put a threaded rod through - bit thicker and longer.
Could now get could purchase with both hands and wind the piston back (which I did).



Got the new disk and pads on and all looked good.



Took for a spin and guess what. Burning smell and the wheel is hot.
So, probably a stuck caliper. Will take it off again tomorrow and see about dismantling it and getting a refurb kit!
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Audi TT Mk1 225 - now with coilovers and a 7inch touchscreen infotainment centre

Ford Focus ST-2 Mk3 (the wifes)

1972 T2 Bay Window Camper (Slow)

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Gone but not forgotten

2003 A8 Sport 4.2 (with ACC & LPG) (Feed up with all the issues so passed it on to a forum member)

2000 A8 FL QS 4.2 (with RNS-E - Nice) (Engine poorly so sold on to be brought back by someone who has the time)
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