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Old 2nd June 2016, 02:46 PM
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Well, the race is on to get it ship shape enough to make the journey to Wales tomorrow..... I don't think there is shelf at a8parts I haven't raided so far in this quest

I took it out last night after doing all the work putting the interior back together and it does feel so much more together and rattle free.

Drives pretty well too, even with the rough running engine.

It sort of feels like I'm finally over half way, the end is finally nearer than the beginning, so quitting is no longer an option.

Hurrah.
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His Daily - 2006 Audi A8 4.2 TDi Black. Bang and Olufsen, Solar sunroof, Adaptive Cruise, Comfort seats, massage and vent x 4, Individual rear seats, Heated windscreen, Heated Steering wheel, Softclose, blinds, TV, DAB, AMI, Quad Zone, Auto Boot, Xenons, Heat and UV reflective glass, Auto dim Mirrors, Rear Foot rests, Wooden gear shift, Interior light pack, exterior light pack.

Her Daily - 2007 Q7 4.2 FSi, Muguello Blue with ABT bodykit and 22" Alloys, Adaptive Cruise, Bose, Xenons, Privacy glass, extended leather, 6 seats, Reversing camera, keyless, memory seats, electric steering column, auto boot, auto dim mirrors, Heated front and rear seats, full black leather

The Past- 2001 D2 4.2 QS Silver, 1997 D2 S8 Silver, 1999 D2 4.2 Silver, 2002 D2 S8 Dolphin Grey, 2003 C5 RS6 Blue, 1998 D2 S8 Black, 2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue, 2003 D3 4.2 Ming Blue, 2005 B7 S4 Blue, 2006 D3 3.0 Tdi Black, 1999 D2 4.2 Silver, 2003 D3 4.2 LPG Crystal Blue, 2000 D2 S8 Silver, 2007 3.0 Tdi Q7 Black, 2009 B8 S4 Black, 1998 D2 S8 Agate Grey, 2006 D3 4.2 Tdi Blue, 2006 D3 S8, 2007 Q7 3.0 Tdi, 2006 C6 S6, 2011 A7 Sline, 2001 A2 1.4 Tdi Black, 2002 A2 1.4 Tdi Silver, 2006 A8 4.2 Tdi Blue, 2007 4.2 Tdi Q7, 2006 S4 Cab Silver, 2010 RS6 Saloon Black , 2007 TT Roadster, 2010 A8 D4 4.2 Silver, 2006 C6 A6 2.7 Tdi Quattro, 2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue (again), 2008 Q7 4.2 Black, 2009 C6 RS6 Saloon Daytona Grey, 2001 Fully Loaded A2 Tdi, 2006 Avant S6 Black
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Old 3rd June 2016, 09:07 AM
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Final push before she heads to Wales:

Replaced broken sunroof alcantara lining trim
Fitted front grills
Replaced rear light lens after removing reversing camera
Reconnected tiptronic steering wheel controls
Straightened up the steering wheel
Replaced faulty air flow flap motor
Made good cup holder out of two faulty ones
Retrimmed right hand side of boot with new trim, cut out for heated screen
Power steering fluid change
Replaced side light bulbs
Fitted 4 new tyres
Replaced missing instrument cluster screwhole cover
and I think made some giant leaps forward in diagnosing the engine issues

I'm down to 30 items to do, excluding cleaning, as I've done loads, but keep adding bits on

Should get another 5 knocked off the list today though hopefully...
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2009 TT Roadster. Nav, Bluetooth, MFSW. 6995

His Daily - 2006 Audi A8 4.2 TDi Black. Bang and Olufsen, Solar sunroof, Adaptive Cruise, Comfort seats, massage and vent x 4, Individual rear seats, Heated windscreen, Heated Steering wheel, Softclose, blinds, TV, DAB, AMI, Quad Zone, Auto Boot, Xenons, Heat and UV reflective glass, Auto dim Mirrors, Rear Foot rests, Wooden gear shift, Interior light pack, exterior light pack.

Her Daily - 2007 Q7 4.2 FSi, Muguello Blue with ABT bodykit and 22" Alloys, Adaptive Cruise, Bose, Xenons, Privacy glass, extended leather, 6 seats, Reversing camera, keyless, memory seats, electric steering column, auto boot, auto dim mirrors, Heated front and rear seats, full black leather

The Past- 2001 D2 4.2 QS Silver, 1997 D2 S8 Silver, 1999 D2 4.2 Silver, 2002 D2 S8 Dolphin Grey, 2003 C5 RS6 Blue, 1998 D2 S8 Black, 2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue, 2003 D3 4.2 Ming Blue, 2005 B7 S4 Blue, 2006 D3 3.0 Tdi Black, 1999 D2 4.2 Silver, 2003 D3 4.2 LPG Crystal Blue, 2000 D2 S8 Silver, 2007 3.0 Tdi Q7 Black, 2009 B8 S4 Black, 1998 D2 S8 Agate Grey, 2006 D3 4.2 Tdi Blue, 2006 D3 S8, 2007 Q7 3.0 Tdi, 2006 C6 S6, 2011 A7 Sline, 2001 A2 1.4 Tdi Black, 2002 A2 1.4 Tdi Silver, 2006 A8 4.2 Tdi Blue, 2007 4.2 Tdi Q7, 2006 S4 Cab Silver, 2010 RS6 Saloon Black , 2007 TT Roadster, 2010 A8 D4 4.2 Silver, 2006 C6 A6 2.7 Tdi Quattro, 2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue (again), 2008 Q7 4.2 Black, 2009 C6 RS6 Saloon Daytona Grey, 2001 Fully Loaded A2 Tdi, 2006 Avant S6 Black
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Old 3rd June 2016, 11:24 AM
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Final push before she heads to Wales:

Replaced broken sunroof alcantara lining trim
Fitted front grills
Replaced rear light lens after removing reversing camera
Reconnected tiptronic steering wheel controls
Straightened up the steering wheel
Replaced faulty air flow flap motor
Made good cup holder out of two faulty ones
Retrimmed right hand side of boot with new trim, cut out for heated screen
Power steering fluid change
Replaced side light bulbs
Fitted 4 new tyres
Replaced missing instrument cluster screwhole cover
and I think made some giant leaps forward in diagnosing the engine issues

I'm down to 30 items to do, excluding cleaning, as I've done loads, but keep adding bits on

Should get another 5 knocked off the list today though hopefully...
WOW! And I still haven't finished fitting the towbar I bought from The_Laird at last years meet
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Old 3rd June 2016, 11:35 AM
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Well, its not all joy.

We're 25 mins behind set off schedule for Wales and the car is still on the ramp.

Turns out the brembos that were retrofitted have this exact issue on the thread below where the slider plates have lifted, preventing the new pads being installed.

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/archive/i...hp?t-2710.html

Furthermore, it seems the existing pads that were fitted were sort of shoved in, without pins holding things together properly as the previous 'mechanic' decided it was a tight squeeze too, and just sort of bodged it all......

This in turn caused the pads to sit unevenly on the discs, which have then either warped, or were catching on the wonky pads as the discs were grooved - This wobbling causing me to order new brake discs/pads in the first place.

Ho hum.

No time to sort it 100%, so the a8parts boys are currently working with the old pads, and new fitting kits to refit the old pads safely as being a little worn they will fit better than the new ones in the timeframes we have.

Just another cracking example of a simple job on this car snowballing into a nightmare.
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His Daily - 2006 Audi A8 4.2 TDi Black. Bang and Olufsen, Solar sunroof, Adaptive Cruise, Comfort seats, massage and vent x 4, Individual rear seats, Heated windscreen, Heated Steering wheel, Softclose, blinds, TV, DAB, AMI, Quad Zone, Auto Boot, Xenons, Heat and UV reflective glass, Auto dim Mirrors, Rear Foot rests, Wooden gear shift, Interior light pack, exterior light pack.

Her Daily - 2007 Q7 4.2 FSi, Muguello Blue with ABT bodykit and 22" Alloys, Adaptive Cruise, Bose, Xenons, Privacy glass, extended leather, 6 seats, Reversing camera, keyless, memory seats, electric steering column, auto boot, auto dim mirrors, Heated front and rear seats, full black leather

The Past- 2001 D2 4.2 QS Silver, 1997 D2 S8 Silver, 1999 D2 4.2 Silver, 2002 D2 S8 Dolphin Grey, 2003 C5 RS6 Blue, 1998 D2 S8 Black, 2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue, 2003 D3 4.2 Ming Blue, 2005 B7 S4 Blue, 2006 D3 3.0 Tdi Black, 1999 D2 4.2 Silver, 2003 D3 4.2 LPG Crystal Blue, 2000 D2 S8 Silver, 2007 3.0 Tdi Q7 Black, 2009 B8 S4 Black, 1998 D2 S8 Agate Grey, 2006 D3 4.2 Tdi Blue, 2006 D3 S8, 2007 Q7 3.0 Tdi, 2006 C6 S6, 2011 A7 Sline, 2001 A2 1.4 Tdi Black, 2002 A2 1.4 Tdi Silver, 2006 A8 4.2 Tdi Blue, 2007 4.2 Tdi Q7, 2006 S4 Cab Silver, 2010 RS6 Saloon Black , 2007 TT Roadster, 2010 A8 D4 4.2 Silver, 2006 C6 A6 2.7 Tdi Quattro, 2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue (again), 2008 Q7 4.2 Black, 2009 C6 RS6 Saloon Daytona Grey, 2001 Fully Loaded A2 Tdi, 2006 Avant S6 Black
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Old 3rd June 2016, 11:49 AM
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Just another cracking example of a simple job on this car snowballing into a nightmare.
Oh well. At least you have a couple of days respite. Enjoy the meet.
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2008 S8 D3 5.2 V10 - Engine: BSM, Gearbox:KLW, Colour:L--- Suzuka Grey, Interior:Black/Black with Silver/Black valcona leather with carbon atlas inserts, Bang & Olufsen, Heated windscreen, Soft-close doors, TV, DAB, AMI, Quad Zone, Auto Boot, Auto dim Mirrors, Keyless entry, PDC with rearview camera, AFS II Headlights

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Old 3rd June 2016, 12:57 PM
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I found the same issue when I did my pads Ian

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=10552

Unfortunately I now apparently have x4 jammed bleed screws on the calipers so am contemplating how to deal with that....a caliper refurb looks to be on the cards, although may just opt for new replacements for the back and have them colour coded to the fronts.
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Old 7th June 2017, 11:47 AM
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every time I have a crazy idea of sorting out the bits and pieces on my 3.7 sport I read this thread from the beginning .....which promptly disabuses me of the idea

incidentally Ian ...what do you do in your spare time ?
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Old 8th June 2017, 10:13 AM
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Well, this is sort of the problem, I've somewhat run out of spare time, so much so, I've considered numerous times offering her for sale on the forum, and then another problem crops up, and I fix that, and I keep it a while longer......


.... didn't realise I'd had it back > 18 months now ! time flies...
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2009 TT Roadster. Nav, Bluetooth, MFSW. 6995

His Daily - 2006 Audi A8 4.2 TDi Black. Bang and Olufsen, Solar sunroof, Adaptive Cruise, Comfort seats, massage and vent x 4, Individual rear seats, Heated windscreen, Heated Steering wheel, Softclose, blinds, TV, DAB, AMI, Quad Zone, Auto Boot, Xenons, Heat and UV reflective glass, Auto dim Mirrors, Rear Foot rests, Wooden gear shift, Interior light pack, exterior light pack.

Her Daily - 2007 Q7 4.2 FSi, Muguello Blue with ABT bodykit and 22" Alloys, Adaptive Cruise, Bose, Xenons, Privacy glass, extended leather, 6 seats, Reversing camera, keyless, memory seats, electric steering column, auto boot, auto dim mirrors, Heated front and rear seats, full black leather

The Past- 2001 D2 4.2 QS Silver, 1997 D2 S8 Silver, 1999 D2 4.2 Silver, 2002 D2 S8 Dolphin Grey, 2003 C5 RS6 Blue, 1998 D2 S8 Black, 2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue, 2003 D3 4.2 Ming Blue, 2005 B7 S4 Blue, 2006 D3 3.0 Tdi Black, 1999 D2 4.2 Silver, 2003 D3 4.2 LPG Crystal Blue, 2000 D2 S8 Silver, 2007 3.0 Tdi Q7 Black, 2009 B8 S4 Black, 1998 D2 S8 Agate Grey, 2006 D3 4.2 Tdi Blue, 2006 D3 S8, 2007 Q7 3.0 Tdi, 2006 C6 S6, 2011 A7 Sline, 2001 A2 1.4 Tdi Black, 2002 A2 1.4 Tdi Silver, 2006 A8 4.2 Tdi Blue, 2007 4.2 Tdi Q7, 2006 S4 Cab Silver, 2010 RS6 Saloon Black , 2007 TT Roadster, 2010 A8 D4 4.2 Silver, 2006 C6 A6 2.7 Tdi Quattro, 2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue (again), 2008 Q7 4.2 Black, 2009 C6 RS6 Saloon Daytona Grey, 2001 Fully Loaded A2 Tdi, 2006 Avant S6 Black
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I am very impressed with your dedication to restore this car!

However strange this may sound, but your determination is an inspiration. Not that I believe I will be able to put so much effort in restoring my own car. But to read how a veteran/expert like you are willing to go on despite it all. I feel that somehow, it confirms my impression that these cars are exceptional. And I feel lucky to have finally noticed them (I will be 50 this winter).
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So, as mulled earlier, it is now up for sale here if anyone is interested:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=13126
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2009 TT Roadster. Nav, Bluetooth, MFSW. 6995

His Daily - 2006 Audi A8 4.2 TDi Black. Bang and Olufsen, Solar sunroof, Adaptive Cruise, Comfort seats, massage and vent x 4, Individual rear seats, Heated windscreen, Heated Steering wheel, Softclose, blinds, TV, DAB, AMI, Quad Zone, Auto Boot, Xenons, Heat and UV reflective glass, Auto dim Mirrors, Rear Foot rests, Wooden gear shift, Interior light pack, exterior light pack.

Her Daily - 2007 Q7 4.2 FSi, Muguello Blue with ABT bodykit and 22" Alloys, Adaptive Cruise, Bose, Xenons, Privacy glass, extended leather, 6 seats, Reversing camera, keyless, memory seats, electric steering column, auto boot, auto dim mirrors, Heated front and rear seats, full black leather

The Past- 2001 D2 4.2 QS Silver, 1997 D2 S8 Silver, 1999 D2 4.2 Silver, 2002 D2 S8 Dolphin Grey, 2003 C5 RS6 Blue, 1998 D2 S8 Black, 2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue, 2003 D3 4.2 Ming Blue, 2005 B7 S4 Blue, 2006 D3 3.0 Tdi Black, 1999 D2 4.2 Silver, 2003 D3 4.2 LPG Crystal Blue, 2000 D2 S8 Silver, 2007 3.0 Tdi Q7 Black, 2009 B8 S4 Black, 1998 D2 S8 Agate Grey, 2006 D3 4.2 Tdi Blue, 2006 D3 S8, 2007 Q7 3.0 Tdi, 2006 C6 S6, 2011 A7 Sline, 2001 A2 1.4 Tdi Black, 2002 A2 1.4 Tdi Silver, 2006 A8 4.2 Tdi Blue, 2007 4.2 Tdi Q7, 2006 S4 Cab Silver, 2010 RS6 Saloon Black , 2007 TT Roadster, 2010 A8 D4 4.2 Silver, 2006 C6 A6 2.7 Tdi Quattro, 2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue (again), 2008 Q7 4.2 Black, 2009 C6 RS6 Saloon Daytona Grey, 2001 Fully Loaded A2 Tdi, 2006 Avant S6 Black
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