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Hi again guys, I know that there are heavy duty springs available for the audi 80 avant but can't find any that don't require a mortgage, any ideas, Thanks
The hole in each side of my rear subframe that hold the rubber bushes have flared extensions each side of the actual subframe, and mine have rotted thro, tho the workshop diagram does not show these extended "tubes". On MOT, examiner said these did not do anything and so did not matter. Anyone got any ideas about this when I replace the bushes
Firstly in the interest of honesty this car is a good friends, however in the spirit of the forum I will stand behind the seller 100%, he is a stand up guy and the car is a promising project, full disclosure I'm seriously considering buying it myself but till the end of the month don't have funds.

I had a good look over it last night and mechanically it looks very strong, it needs some work on cosmetics, being a car restorer the bodywork doesn't worry me, it is priced down at breaker money which is a shame as it's too good to break.

If anyones interested let me know and I'll pass James details on to you and you can deal with him direct.

2003 Audi S4, (300 road tax) 4.2 V8 manual Quattro (AWD) 2750

2 keys, MOT till August (sorned)
119,690 miles,
Leather / cream alcantara heated recaro seats
Real Carbon fibre trim
Auto lights
Aluminium electric heated mirrors
Dual zone climate control ice cold
19 genuine BBS Ch009
18" Avus spare (complete tool kit)
Uprated discs and pads all round
Miltek cat back stainless exhaust
Damage is from a bump to the rear; lower bootlid and bumper. The roof is also badly dented and the windscreen cracked (gazebo landed on it). Both are cosmetic and don't affect the drive. The car is recorded as damaged (as can been seen hasn't been repaired)
All good tyres (4+ and even wear) some minor marks to wheels which are genuine BBS not copies. Engine has no chain rattle even from stone cold. Just replaced plugs with Audi OEM, comes with some spare coils.
Brake pad low light is on due to front pads not having wear sensors. Exhaust is subtle and sounds good (also have muffler deletes if you like loud) car still has its cats fitted and working.

It's far from perfect but it's cheap and worth a lot more in bits ideal winter hack with 4wd, heated seats and 340bhp V8 noise.

Didnt do it on my 80, but recently replaced the headlining on my Freelander which was sagging.

Glueing up the existing stuff wont help as the foam will have disintegrated to powder.

I used a foam backed brushed foam and adhesive kit from these guys and it was spot-on

Hardest part is getting the existing headliner out without damaging anything. I had to ease out the pillar trims and the rubber trim all round the inner windows, etc. A manual is good as there are usually a few tricky bits.

The moulded backing on the freelander was fibreglass and I had to scrub off the old perished foam to get a good base first. Fingers do this well as it just rolls up like breadcrumbs, but wear gloves if you do this or youll get fibreglass in your fingers. A soft-ish wire, or hard nylon brush also works but will clog a bit - if you use those be careful not to go through the fibreglass!

That adhesive comes out deliberately like rubbery cobwebs and wont run or bleed through the fabric.

I will say it transformed the interior afterwards and felt like a great job which would last for years. Going to have to tackle the GFs Mk4 GTI soon as its starting to go a bit also!
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I need to replace the alarm siren. I have bought a genuine replacement with the same part number. I would have thought that as I was replacing with same part number everything should be OK. The seller states that this part will need VCDS coding. Could someone advise me where to get this code from and an idiots guide how to put this in using VCDS, which I only use for basic diagnostics.
Many thanks
Thanks for the tip. I have just received it from Germany, not the first time I have used them, only problem is they charge the earth!
Very Happy
On starting from cold there is a metallic clicking noise which follows engine rpm. After 5-10 minutes engine sounds normal. Any suggestions? I am thinking valve or timing chain problems. I have to use the car and am concerned if I am aggravating the problem. Thanks. Question
Hi to all
I am selling my Audi A3 1.8T Sport Auto

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My '98 Cab's manual soft top roof has suddenly started to refuse to open because the soft top catch is fouling the small metal catch that locks the hardtop in place. I can open the soft top if I insert the ignition key into the roof just behind the passenger side sun visor (as you do to unlock the hardtop) but I shouldn't have to do this every time I want the soft top down...
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