Project Doris

A2 Louis

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How did you do it did you repaint it?


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Hi

I took the coil packs out and then removed all the wires for them and put them to the side

Then I took the black casing off what surrounds the coil packs

After removal you engine should look like this

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Then put tissue in each cylinder so paint Doesn’t drip near the spark plugs

Then simply degrease the engine with engine degreaser

Then paint the engine and put it all black together

I used WD-40 to shine the plastic bits and then I use E-Tech silver brake caliper paint

Thanks :)
 
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A2 Louis

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Hi all as most of you have probably seen I’m not selling Doris anymore 😁

After receiving around 15 messages all of different people saying I should keep her I’ve now decided to keep her

I didn’t want to sell her in the first place but as she was a 1.4 and she didn’t have the beans as Boris does I was planning to sell her and then pay for my insurance and driving lessons and then after that try and find another Doris but a 1.6 FSI version

I’m so thankful that people have made me see Sence as I would of only been devastated when she would of sold

I’m wanting her to have the same power as Boris so how could I achieve this ?:)
 

steve_c

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I’m wanting her to have the same power as Boris so how could I achieve this ?:)
A 1.4 engine will never match a 1.6. But the gap between the 1.4 A2 with its alloy block and the 1.6 with cast iron is less than you'd expect. A well-sorted 1.4 has more than enough performance for most:
 

A2 Louis

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Good news everyone I’ve finally decided to keep Doris (my baby) :)



After getting her out of the garage after 2 weeks I thought to myself what am I doing selling her as I love this car to bits and I’ve finally woke up and thought it was a silly idea of selling her as she’s a very rare car plus she puts a big smile on my face every time I go out in her from ear to ear

I’m just so happy she didn’t sell fast because if she would of sold I would of been crying for 1 month 😅😭

My plan over the next couple of months is

Get the votex kit resprayed

maybe get Tom @timmus to fit BOSE and cruise control

maybe buy the tune up parts from Steve if he still has them for sale so I can make her abit more like a FSI😁
 

A2 Louis

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It seems the cold and Doris sitting doing nothing is not doing her much good :(

replaced the thermostat and it seems the same before I changed it

if I turn the heating off and let her run it will go to 90 degrees but as soon as I put heating on goes back to 60 degrees. Maybe sensor needs replacing? Would that affect the heat though ?

Then today I start her up and let her warm up then rev’d her to 3000RPM and the battery light kept flickering on and off and she seems to make a slight hissing sound ?

After letting her run for a while the battery light stopped flickering on and off and when rev’d to 3000RPM i couldn’t make it do it again🤔

maybe alternator going bad but would it make a hissing sound before it goes bad ?

Any help is appreciated folks

Thanks:)
 
After letting her run for a while the battery light stopped flickering on and off and when rev’d to 3000RPM i couldn’t make it do it again🤔

maybe alternator going bad but would it make a hissing sound before it goes bad ?

Any help is appreciated folks

Thanks:)
Probably nothing wrong with your alternator. If your not able to take the car out on the road to keep the battery charged up how will it keep a charge when all your doing is starting it and not topping up the battery through normal driving.
 
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