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Pinkythelabrat

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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?
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As mentioned below you need a 12point M12 spline type bit to remove the bolt holding the wheel on. A few torq bits to get off all the housings etc. But these were just normal bits.

The 12 point is the same kind as you need for removing the seats - I got a kit for quite cheap on eBay.

Remember your airbag safety.


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steve@cromford

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As mentioned below you need a 12point M12 spline type bit to remove the bolt holding the wheel on. A few torq bits to get off all the housings etc. But these were just normal bits.

The 12 point is the same kind as you need for removing the seats - I got a kit for quite cheap on eBay.

Remember your airbag safety.


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Darren C

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Gutted for you Paul.

Lots of sound advice to remove the trim, just take your time and use a combination of fishing wire, heat (warming, not scorching) and trim removal tools. Mask the surrounding area for extra protection. Good luck.

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
 
I have done a good deal for the buyer hopefully he is very happy 😃..he has had a quote from his body shop ..Tom on here will have a couple of trims pieces today and I can send on to the buyers ..not the end of the world but highly annoying 😩..thank for everyone’s advise ..
 
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cheechy

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The fishing line is what Wish and Alibaba are for - wish usually just charge postage of 2 quid and you get 50 metres of stuff :)
 

Rusty911

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Let me know what the clattering noise is, I’m having a similar issue with mine!

Will do! I must have another go with the jacks and crowbar (under the roadwheels) and try to get it to do it.

Perhaps then it'll be quiet enough to get to bottom of the dash rattle (going to try going up the road sans bonnet, just to rule that out).
 

audifan

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@Rusty911 Have a look at this thread. Do not know if your rattle is coming from the same area but worth a look.

 

Pinkythelabrat

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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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If you remove the wheel arch liner you can remove the three little 10mm bolts that hold the Webasto onto the mounting plate.

Then come in from the top and remove the other two bolts that hold it to the front mounting plate and unbolt that plate from the car chassis and the Webasto is freee!

Also undo the exhaust from underneath and the plumbing and electrical connections from above but you get my point.



Removing the coolant pipes was a bit tricky. I found it easier to remove the MAF housing and cable tie the air intake piping out of the way and detach the coolant hoses from where they attach to the metal pipes to go around the side and back of the engine. Then you can get good access to the clips on the Webasto once it’s out.

Whew! Glad that’s done!


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Jeetesh

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Not today, but earlier this week. Winter tyres off and back on Michelin Crossclimates (195/55x15) on pepperpots. And managed to get the centrecaps painted black.

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A question for you (might be a stupid question and I may be wiser after this), don’t winter tyres and Michelin cross climates do the same job? Do they not both work in snow/wet or am I missing something.

Over and above that do you then change again to summer tyres?

Apologies again if I’m being a bit thick.
 

cheechy

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A question for you (might be a stupid question and I may be wiser after this), don’t winter tyres and Michelin cross climates do the same job? Do they not both work in snow/wet or am I missing something.

Over and above that do you then change again to summer tyres?

Apologies again if I’m being a bit thick.
Was going to ask the same question :)

They aren't full on winters but are to be honest perfect for most winters now in this country. I've got them on both my cars right now and I'm still on winter footing.
 

Rusty911

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@Rusty911 Have a look at this thread. Do not know if your rattle is coming from the same area but worth a look.

Sorry, I missed this! Thank you. That's amazing: can't wait to get under there and try it. There is a reference to pushing down hard right at the front of the dash stopping the noise and that's exactly how it is.

Curing this would make a big difference to the ambience of the car. Perhaps I could then work through the suspension noises and the exhaust (or gearbox) rattling on under side before thinking about a quieter engine. AUA btw, just in case someone has one ...
 

audifan

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Not saying that is your issue @Rusty911 but may point you in the correct direction or completely rule something out. You have checked for coins etc being posted into the heater ducts - a kids favourite.
 

Rusty911

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Not saying that is your issue @Rusty911 but may point you in the correct direction or completely rule something out. You have checked for coins etc being posted into the heater ducts - a kids favourite.
No but it's a free / easy check and I can't have enough of those! Sounds too structural to be coins but I wouldn't want to rule anything out ...
 
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