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depronman

A2OC Donor
Likely that you gearbox oil is water contaminated or someone as put or topped up wok mineral oil instead of the correct gear oil
The correct Audi gearbox oil (part number ending in A2) does not thicken when cold or thin when hot where as mineral oil goes like treacle when really cold making gear selection difficult until oil warms up normally after 3 to 5 miles
Suggest draining and refilling with correct oil TPS do it for £7 a litre you will need 2 litres. 1.7 is the capacity but you can’t get it all out so normal to get 1.6 back in
Unsure the fill plug comes out first
They are either 17mm hex Allen key or 12 point with a pip in the middle (latter cars use these)
 

steve_c

A2OC Donor
The correct Audi gearbox oil (part number ending in A2) does not thicken when cold or thin when hot where as mineral oil goes like treacle when really cold making gear selection difficult until oil warms up normally after 3 to 5 miles
Thanks for that advice. I'll definitely get the gearbox oil changed the next time I book the car in at the garage. The oil currently in the box is still the original, and there's no obvious evidence of water ingress, but after 18 years it's obviously due for a change regardless.
 

depronman

A2OC Donor
Water gets in through the tower where the linkage attaches especially if the bonnet water collector is not in the correct position
It will be polluted after 18 years
 
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timmus

A2OC Donor
Aside from the impressive mileage you’re showing 200mpg. Did you reset at an opportune time then run a down hill section??😉
The 'mini DIS' system displays instantaneous mpg whilst moving. When you come to a stop, it displays the mpg that the car was doing just prior to stopping. During engine braking, the TDI cuts off the fuel supply to the engine. As such, at standstill, you often see insane mpg figures.

Cheers,

Tom
 

Jeetesh

Member
The 'mini DIS' system displays instantaneous mpg whilst moving. When you come to a stop, it displays the mpg that the car was doing just prior to stopping. During engine braking, the TDI cuts off the fuel supply to the engine. As such, at standstill, you often see insane mpg figures.

Cheers,

Tom
I miss having DIS, I’m a bit of a nerd when it comes to this sort of stuff. Look forward to when we mee and get Colour DIS installed and running.
 

timmus

A2OC Donor
My first A2 I ordered DIS, I’ve just bought my second A2 (14 year gap) and it’s not got DIS so forgot how it operated. Colour DIS is on my radar and in discussion with timmus on it and then I’ll be able to see more info.
I miss having DIS, I’m a bit of a nerd when it comes to this sort of stuff. Look forward to when we mee and get Colour DIS installed and running.
What you see in the photos above isn't DIS but 'mini DIS'. It's the standard, non-DIS instrument cluster (as you currently have fitted in your A2), programmed to display instantaneous mpg in addition to outside air temperature. There are no buttons to control it and its behaviour is slightly different to the instantaneous mpg display of the proper DIS system. Mini DIS wasn't available from factory. It's a TDI-only mod.

Yes, very much looking forward to meeting you soon. And if you're a geek about data display, you can't beat Colour DIS. Expect a PM within the next few days. :)

Cheers,

Tom
 

Jeetesh

Member
What you see in the photos above isn't DIS but 'mini DIS'. It's the standard, non-DIS instrument cluster (as you currently have fitted in your A2), programmed to display instantaneous mpg in addition to outside air temperature. There are no buttons to control it and its behaviour is slightly different to the instantaneous mpg display of the proper DIS system. Mini DIS wasn't available from factory. It's a TDI-only mod.

Yes, very much looking forward to meeting you soon. And if you're a geek about data display, you can't beat Colour DIS. Expect a PM within the next few days. :)

Cheers,

Tom
I’ve learned an immense amount being on this forum which has given me the confidence to tackle some interesting stuff myself. I’m am a bit of a DIY expert and prepared to tackle most things subject to having the knowledge. This forum gives me A2 knowledge to which I’m thankful to the numerous contributors. It helps that everyone seems to be like minded and a great group of people.

I wish I’d never sold my first A2 which was perfectly specced (for me), Heated sports leather, DIS, symphony, SE spec TDI75).
 

ibizagti

Member
On Saturday I was finally able to finish the changes on my A2. I was able to put the alternator in place without wasting much time (last Sunday I was already very tired (and a little desperate because I had to go home) and I didn't think clearly :p)

Then I tried to change the fuel filter (I had bought the Depronman screw in anticipation of it breaking), but I couldn't get it out. The screw turns crazy in both directions and I didn't want to try to force as I had to take the car to use it. I'm afraid that what's broken is the thread in the filter casing :(.

Then I go with the timing belt and water pump. Following internet instructions, it was easy and I had no problems with the 4 allen screws of the pulley (I was afraid they would break). The screws have been changed to others that carry the Torx head that are no longer passed).

The problem came to me as the old distribution was not perfectly positioned (the screws of the camshaft pulleys were butt to one side) and the housing mark "3Z" was not fully centered. Therefore, the tool did not enter well into the camshaft and when removing the belt moved from its place losing the reference.

In the end, after a few minutes of "panic", I thought a little and using the reference of the mark "3Z" I was able to fit the camshaft hole well and leave everything absolutely centered (the camshaft screws, the "3Z" mark and the crankshaft. The car started perfectly and I was able to get home without any problems. Water Pump was a Valeo from 2013 and the other components were "original audi" dated from 2008. So, I think that cambelt kit has 130k miles and the wáter pump has 105K miles.

I've already made him 150 miles and I'd say it's softer.

So I have to give it a thought to how to do the fuel filter thing, which must be very very stuck :(

I also took the opportunity to change the brake pads to another of my cars (A Seat Leon ST FR 1.8 TSI) and also do a road test to my Opel (Vauxhall) Kadett 1.8 GT from 1987, that I restored after an accident between the front wheel and a sidewalk)

A picture of the three pots.



 
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kp 115

A2OC Donor
Wow you’ve been really busy , I had to do the.cambelt etc when my belt stripped 32 teeth off last year, it’s a good feeling when it starts up 👍😄

Keith
 

A2Steve

A2OC Donor
I had the same issue with the filter housing. As advised by Depronman, I put in a flat headed electrical screwdriver and turned it anti-clockwise. The plastic of the drain screw is soft enough that it will come out just by the screwdriver end digging in slightly.
 

ibizagti

Member
I had the same issue with the filter housing. As advised by Depronman, I put in a flat headed electrical screwdriver and turned it anti-clockwise. The plastic of the drain screw is soft enough that it will come out just by the screwdriver end digging in slightly.
I was in contact with depronman during the fuel filter change… but I was afraid to broke the housing and not to be able to return home :D
Next time I Will try doing what Depronman suggest me (and you) :D

Very grateful for the support @depronman gave me :D
 
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