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Malcyb

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If you need some interim help I have a sports spring available for free. It came off a tdi sport with 80,000 miles....
many thanks for the offer, but I don’t think they were proposing replacing any springs, though I realise @depronman said I should get the suspension top mountings sorted quickly before I need them. I’m just trying to decide what the highest priorities are and I’ll get them fixed ASAP, I’m getting especially paranoid about the clonks when manoeuvring at low speed, which I guess is the suspension top mountings.
 

Sootywg

A2OC Donor
Today I spent several hours, cleaning and de-bobbling the half leather/Alcantara seats that I collected from A2steve. Yesterday (400mile round trip).
In truth they were really quite good as you will have seen from Steve’s photo’s (now in the Sold section)
There are several online videos on how to de bobble (de-pil) Alcantara, from using a Lint removal shaver, disposable razors, electric trimmer and sandpaper. All sound quite dramatic and risky. My first option was to try a very fine foam backed sanding bloc. This proved to be very effective in removing some quite heavily bobbled areas but does seem to leave the pile a lot longer than the fresh un worn areas. Perhaps I will be brave enough to try an electric razor to reduce the pile!
I also swapped over the front seat squabs so that the worn bolsters are inboard. Not a difficult job once you have found how to access the side bolts.
Sourced online the plugs for the Lumber power connection. I know I can take power from several places but would like to create a loom that takes it from the OEM location. I believe this is at the near side ‘A’ post but which connector, colour and pin?
Would Timmus be kind enough to tell us!

Strangely the rear seats have presented me with a problem, alignment with the catches seems to be out, causing the seats to block each other from folding and the upper catches not latching.
Has anyone had experience with having to adjust latches when swapping seats From one car to another?
 

audifan

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Seat problems usually start from the way the base fits to the floor. Out of alignment there can cause all types of issues at the upper end. Double check them first before making any changes to catches.
 

Sootywg

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I suspect you are correct. The light was failing when I stopped and I think one corner is sitting higher than it should.
Tomorrow will tell.
 
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A2Steve

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Hi Geoff

It will be the alignment on the loops at the bottom, even a fraction out and it will throw the seat alignment out by a great deal at the top mount. I had the same issue with the passenger side rear cloth ones I put in it, but I persevered and refitted it 4 times and the last one worked a charm. Straight up and into place.
 

Sootywg

A2OC Donor
Thanks Steve. I realised after Audifan’s reply that it was probably the old, ‘rear seat out of sync problem’ and not seating properly.
If you remember when I picked them up they were not locked folded, this should have given me the clue. Never had a problem with the loop alignment it has always either been in or not.
 

Pinkythelabrat

A2OC Donor
Today I removed my faulty Webasto and put a replacement in...



Very much still a work in progress but at least it’s back in the car and the coolant plumbing is back together. Waiting on some decent 11mm fuel hose clips and getting the electrical connection to seat and then, hopefully, a successful test awaits...

Pleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease...


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Au2ro

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Today I removed my faulty Webasto and put a replacement in...
I am still wanting to take my Webasto out to see if it can be fixed.
I could not remove one of the bolts holding the mounting bracket behind the black turbo? pipe. How did you get at it?
You should do a how to remove and reinstall Webasto thread...
 

Silverpig

Member
Let me know what the clattering noise is, I’m having a similar issue with mine!
I found the aforementioned ARB drop link didn't cure the noises from the front so more investigations to follow.

On other hand, having had a few more miles in Lasi today, have discovered I really, really like A2's. These are my first miles in one having fancied them since new. I should have started earlier.

Anyway, making up for lost time as today also bought a TDi ying to my petrol's yang. Collection Sunday all being well, might do an actual thread on that one (it's a sort of project) as smeared the Lasi story just about all over the shop :rolleyes:
 
Today I bought the grey a2 out of storage garage and managed to scrape the lower door trims nearside front and back door no longer available from Audi have you got two ? and how are they fixed ? I see two screws inside door I removed those but trim did not want to slide or are they stuck as well ..🙏help !! I have buyers and want to fix before she goes ..sods law 😩
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..Paul
 
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steve@cromford

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Today I fitted my new (to me) three spoke TT steering wheel and a replacement indicator stalk (thank you A2Steve).

Now I can indicate again and my steering wheel matches my TT alloys!




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I intend to do this job at the weekend. Please can you confirm the socket type & size required for the main bolt?
Thanks
 

Andrew

A2OC Donor
Today I bought the grey a2 out of storage garage and managed to scrape the lower door trims nearside front and back door no longer available from Audi have you got two ? and how are they fixed ? I see two screws inside door I removed those but trim did not want to slide or are they stuck as well ..🙏help !! I have buyers and want to fix before she goes ..sods law 😩View attachment 62266 ..Paul
Oh dear sympathy, I have a memory they are stuck on as well as the two screws. - Andy
 

A2Steve

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Today I bought the grey a2 out of storage garage and managed to scrape the lower door trims nearside front and back door no longer available from Audi have you got two ? and how are they fixed ? I see two screws inside door I removed those but trim did not want to slide or are they stuck as well ..🙏help !! I have buyers and want to fix before she goes ..sods law 😩View attachment 62266 ..Paul
Yep, as per pm, they have double sided tape on the back of them too.
 

depronman

A2OC Donor
They do come off. I cut the tape with an extendable knife
Then cleaning the glue of the trim and the door takes an age
Paul


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Pinkythelabrat

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I am still wanting to take my Webasto out to see if it can be fixed.
I could not remove one of the bolts holding the mounting bracket behind the black turbo? pipe. How did you get at it?
You should do a how to remove and reinstall Webasto thread...
Hi bud,

Do you mean the one behind the MAF sensor housing and the black air intake black looking down from the top?

The MAF housing can be easily removed by removing the two spring clips and the plug and wiggling out the middle piece and the two bits of air intake ducting can then be pulled out the way and cable tied to the side. I’ll take a photo later on if the rain stops.

Alex.


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