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PostSubject: My Audi 100E Avant and some past snotters   Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:16 pm

I bought this for 400 with 12 months' ticket and six months' tax last June. I had to complete an arduous journey from Manchester to Sheffield to pick it up but we survived both the train there and Snake Pass on the way back. Grubby but solid is how I'd describe her condition on collection.

Stopped for a breather on Snake Pass.

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General muck and filth.

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A lot of cleaning and some filler later:

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After 1000 miles in a week in Devon.

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As of yesterday.

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PostSubject: Re: My Audi 100E Avant and some past snotters   Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:19 pm

What a bargain great cars is it a 2.0 ?
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PostSubject: Re: My Audi 100E Avant and some past snotters   Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:24 pm

A brief collection of other assorted sheds.

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PostSubject: Re: My Audi 100E Avant and some past snotters   Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:26 pm

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What a bargain great cars is it a 2.0 ?

It is, with a whopping 115BHP. I think its age and mileage (182k and counting) put people off it but it's been as good as gold.
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PostSubject: Re: My Audi 100E Avant and some past snotters   Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:32 pm

Nice collection of past cars there Thumb

The Audi was a bargain Shocked

Cant go far wrong with a bit of VAG tin and for that sort of money you really cannot go wrong :Wky:

A great example to encourage anybody thinking of practicing Bangernomics when you can get cars this cheap why would anybody want to buy new :FR:

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PostSubject: Re: My Audi 100E Avant and some past snotters   Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:21 am

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Nice collection of past cars there Thumb

The Audi was a bargain Shocked

Cant go far wrong with a bit of VAG tin and for that sort of money you really cannot go wrong :Wky:

A great example to encourage anybody thinking of practicing Bangernomics when you can get cars this cheap why would anybody want to buy new :FR:

Oddly enough there are a few guys on the Alfa forum I'm still a member of who are fed up with 300 suspension rebuilds every 10,000 miles who are tempted to give it a go.
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PostSubject: Re: My Audi 100E Avant and some past snotters   Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:38 am

What an absolute bargain for 400 notes!!
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PostSubject: Re: My Audi 100E Avant and some past snotters   Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:59 am

Jealous of that Audi Wink

Extremely good value at that price.
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PostSubject: Re: My Audi 100E Avant and some past snotters   Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:59 pm

A bit of an update on life with an old Audi.

It was supposed to be a nice easy CV joint boot change. Clever Audi design means you don't even have to undo a balljoint. The job goes:

1. Undo hub nut (200nm + 1/4 turn = 'kin tight). Excalibur my 5' breaker bar made short work of this.

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2. Jack up and remove wheel. Windy gun made short work of this.

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3. Get assistant to hold brakes on whilst you unbolt the drive flange at the inner CV joint. My assistants all said they were busy so I did this instead.

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4. Fail to unbolt drive flange using ******* ****ing M8 star bit that's too ****ing small and completely wrong for the job. I didn't have time to go and buy the right tool and dropping the suspension would have taken me all day so I gave up and watched the football instead. :rolleyes:

That was last weekend.
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PostSubject: Re: My Audi 100E Avant and some past snotters   Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:01 pm

This weekend went a bit better. As it was cold and snowing slightly, and the required 10mm star bit arrived in the post yesterday I decided that today was the day for attempt two at the CV joint.

Another day in paradise.

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This pic shows the troublesome bolts on the drive flange which need the bit.

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After trying various angles I found that attacking the flange from above was best due to being far too big and fat to access it from underneath.

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After much cursing and a sausage butty, the driveshaft was out.

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The poxy stickyboot in all its glory. This was put on last May for the MoT by some bodgy *******.

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Now for the clever bit. Getting the joint off the shaft can be a bit of a get. Not on an Audi 100 though, you use the hub bolt and wind it in to drive the joint off.

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Into the paraffin bath/bottle

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I don't know why but I really like CV joint grease.

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Reassembled driveshaft and a brew before refitting.

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PostSubject: Re: My Audi 100E Avant and some past snotters   Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:03 pm

With the shaft back in place (no pics because I needed all four hands), I put a dab of loctite on the fl*nge bolts and bolted it back up. Mrs K came out to help by holding the brakes at this point.

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Final task is to torque up the hub bolt. Step one to 210nm.

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Step two, a further quarter turn using excalibur. Or 'kin tight as we say in the trade.

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Job done in approx 2 hours. Because I've become soft, I wear gloves for this stuff these days but they don't stop your arms getting filthy so it's time for my hand-cleaner of choice - sugar and washing up liquid.

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PostSubject: Re: My Audi 100E Avant and some past snotters   Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:08 pm

Ha ha brilliant good post my dad was a mechanic and I remember the sugar & washing up liquid handwash.
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PostSubject: Re: My Audi 100E Avant and some past snotters   Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:20 pm

Excellent job and with the pictures it make all so much more interesting and easier to follow. One important question though did you have brown sauce on your sarnie lm

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PostSubject: Re: My Audi 100E Avant and some past snotters   Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:17 pm

I don't actually like brown sauce. I have an O2 sensor to change on my wife's car tmorrow but that's hopefully a ten minute job.
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PostSubject: Re: My Audi 100E Avant and some past snotters   Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:04 am

AARGH!!! There is no such thing as a 10 minute job. Wash your mouth out with sugar and washing up liquid.

By "sticky boot" I guess you mean the "universal" split boots that one glues together with superglue?

At the risk of revealing my bodgy *******ness, I've used those a couple of times, apparently with success. The trick is, I think, not to get any grease on the glueing groove.

For the Renault 5 I didn't think I could be sure of this, so I took the drive shaft out and did it "on the bench" (staff tea-room worktop at the weekend), so I might just as well have fitted a proper boot, but anyway it held for at least a couple more years, until the car caught fire.

IIRC the Haynes book said don't use solvent on the joint, so I just cleaned it up with rags cotton buds/pipe cleaners as well as I could.

Since I use it for just about everything else automative, I use sunflower oil as a barrier cream on my arms. Hands too, but it can reduce your grip.
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PostSubject: Re: My Audi 100E Avant and some past snotters   Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:06 pm

I can't compliment your breaker bar without it sounding like a massive euphemism.
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PostSubject: Re: My Audi 100E Avant and some past snotters   Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:07 pm

Day two and the Volvo's turn to have its O2 sensor replaced. I did briefly wonder why it's an O2 sensor and not just an O sensor but I digress.

Up onto the ramps she went.

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Mrs K had just come back from Tesco in it so the cat was too hot to touch. I doused it in 3-in-1 and left it to cool for a bit. Two minutes with a spanner saw this sat on the bin.

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Doesn't look like 100 quid's worth to me either.

Another go with the excellent torque app saw this screen and promising message displayed.

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And it's running in closed loop mode not open loop system fault mode.

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Most importantly, the dashboard is warning light free.

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PostSubject: Re: My Audi 100E Avant and some past snotters   Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:20 pm

The Volvo appears to hate me. Having sorted the O2 sensor last weekend, I've treated it to new front discs and pads for this weekend. It has repaid me by deciding have its blower motor throw in the towel. This is where it gets interesting. The part required is apparently this:

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However, said part is apparently nowt more than a big alloy casting which acts as a heat sink with one of these soldered and bolted to it.

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I have to strip out half the dash but the repair should cost less than a fiver.
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PostSubject: Re: My Audi 100E Avant and some past snotters   Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:32 am

Dont like brown sauce cough splutter!

Great work I wish I was more hands on. I have done a few things on my cars but not the sort of stuff your doing there im envious. Oh and I like your breaker bar big boy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My Audi 100E Avant and some past snotters   Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:58 am

What's that app you've got on your phone? Looks interesting.
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PostSubject: Re: My Audi 100E Avant and some past snotters   Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:22 am

I dont know if he is using iphone but the andoid version is here and does look excellent

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PostSubject: Re: My Audi 100E Avant and some past snotters   Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:32 am

Brilliant! Suites me fine as my phone is Android (hate iPhones - I'm not a fashion sheep!!)
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PostSubject: Re: My Audi 100E Avant and some past snotters   Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:55 pm

The app is called torque. You need a bluetooth obdii widget to go with it. They are about a tenner on ebay.
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PostSubject: Re: My Audi 100E Avant and some past snotters   Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:45 pm

Downloaded it and ordered a bluetooth adapter. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: My Audi 100E Avant and some past snotters   Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:48 pm

After removing half the dash I managed to retrieve this:

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The Capacitor itself came from Mexico to the UK via Amsterdam.

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The replacement (not exact but close enough apparently) came from Mexico too.

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Some soldering and crimping later.

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I can't refit it tonight as it's dark and Mrs K was quite insistent that I put the dash back before she went anywhere. However, I connected it up and it only bloody worked! 41 saved. Thumb
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