Project Boris

A2 Louis

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Hi all update on project Boris I’ve decided to keep him now as if I sell him I’m only going to cry forever lol 😅😂

Today I sanded down the headlights and gave them a polish they look way better but there not the best :rolleyes::)
(I think I needed to sand them for longer)

Then I swapped some buttons over on the climate control for Better ones I had laying around :)

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A2 Louis

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Hi all today I cleaned the climate control out on Boris as it was really dirty I’m not going to put before and after pictures as it looks the same as Doris’s climate control :) ( all nice and clean)

I did change the buttons over for better ones I found lying around :)

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Looks tidy I think even knowing the fan and temperature buttons are stickers :)

I’ll change them to all hard touch when I find another donor unit :)

I have a question Boris has chucked a code up P0134 it has a bad blow in the middle of the exhaust would this cause it to throw a air leak code ? And cause it to have slightly bouncy idle and maybe causing it to loose power now and again ???

I have a quote on the chrome wrap I’m looking at £2500 £3000. Luckily I’ve left school now and I’m starting my new job next Monday so after a couple of months of saving I’m going to have him done :) (unless I have a better crazy idea lol)
 

audifan

A2OC Donor
Not chrome brushed aluminium. With the chrome even tar spots are a nightmare. The brushed aluminium is far more forgiving. Get the exhaust fixed a.s.a.p. and try not to run the engine much before its fixed.
 

A2 Louis

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Not chrome brushed aluminium. With the chrome even tar spots are a nightmare. The brushed aluminium is far more forgiving. Get the exhaust fixed a.s.a.p. and try not to run the engine much before its fixed.
I’ve used the car for 3000 miles with a blowing exhaust

Why shouldn’t I run the car ? Will it damage it ?
 

audifan

A2OC Donor
ECU will be getting false signals from various sensors and if Boris is a FSI which i think he is you certainly don't want the EML light on. There is leaking and blowing, big difference in how the car will run and the sensors operate. Fix the leak a.s.a.p.
 

A2 Louis

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ECU will be getting false signals from various sensors and if Boris is a FSI which i think he is you certainly don't want the EML light on. There is leaking and blowing, big difference in how the car will run and the sensors operate. Fix the leak a.s.a.p.
Good point I never thought of that (stupid me lol)

If you spot one going cheap on eBay would you mind letting me know :)
 

A2 Louis

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Today I took the original battery out of Boris and put it on charge as recently it’s been struggling to start and the battery light comes on now and again I think it’s because he’s not getting used much now :):(

I also cleaned the battery tray as it was filthy 😀

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I also gave the battery a bit of a wipe down :)

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steve_c

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Today I took the original battery out of Boris and put it on charge as recently it’s been struggling to start and the battery light comes on now and again I think it’s because he’s not getting used much now :):(

I also cleaned the battery tray as it was filthy 😀

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I also gave the battery a bit of a wipe down :)

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That's the original battery that came with the car. It's impressive how long these old Vartas last.
 

A2 Louis

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That's the original battery that came with the car. It's impressive how long these old Vartas last.
Yes I agree.

It’s 17 years old and still going strong 😊


I looked in Doris and she also has a original battery from factory 😊😁
 

A2 Louis

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I’ve said this a million of times but I’ve finally decided that I’m keeping Boris :)

I’m thinking of restoring him to show room condition

Or getting him wrapped in chrome 🤔

What you guys think I should do ? :)

If anyone has a project coulor storm coming up for sale soon please send me a PM 😁

Luckily one of my family members have a garage what they don’t use and it’s completely empty so this means I can get a 3rd A2 and store it in my family members garage and this also means I get to keep Boris YAY 😀😁

You should of seen my face when I got told I can use the garage to store my A2’s in. I can tell you it was like Christmas had come early 😁😅

Anyway today I gave Boris a quick wash just to get the cobwebs off him 😅

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