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StevieG

Member
Today I replaced the yaw sensor using the passenger side access method. Unfortunately, one of the anchoring studs seems to have become 'non- captive' and spins freely meaning the sensor is secured to the body by only one of the studs...
 

StevieG

Member
Also today, removed the engine undercover which came adrift on the M4 last night. It was still present, but held on with 1 self tapper accounting for the excess flapping and scraping noises for the final 50 miles of the journey. Ordered a new one from Germany (diesel type as petrol ones don't seem to be available currently)
 

Leopard680

Member
Okay, so Alison was collected from the garage. All she needed was a N\S\F Control Arm Balljoint. That was where the drumming sound was coming from!

No advisories either. MOT should be a clear pass in February.

I'll probably change the Droplinks though as I'm fussy and they're easy to do...

I don't need to say how amazing these car are, do I? Incidentally, some people were there to collect some sort of Skoda.

At less than 60,000 miles, it needed a Transmission rebuild. Bearings. Swarf. FTP. Was one of those automatic 'boxes with an mechanised shift and clutch.

Puts things into perspective.
 

dj_efk

A2OC Donor
LEDs don’t get hot! That’s the whole point of LEDs - much more energy is converted to light rather than heat.

You’ve either got halogens in there or (less likely) a bad connection
 

PlasticMac

Member
LEDs don’t get hot! That’s the whole point of LEDs - much more energy is converted to light rather than heat.

You’ve either got halogens in there or (less likely) a bad connection
I tested mine, with the leds, before putting it back into the roof lining, and it was not hot. Maybe luke warm? Some leds have resistors built in, to prevent canbus errors. Depending on the value of the resistors, they could get quite hot. Mind you, those filament festoon got pretty hot too.
Mac.
 
I spotted a red A2 in the carpark at Hunterston, the last time I was there I spotted an Akoya silver one both of them had A2OC badges on them. Is the owner on here?
 

Stan H

Member
Today I have checked out the back of the house after Storm Arwen blow through last night.
Luckily I parked the two cars out on the road in front of the house. Little Atom is off the road parked next to the garage some 30+' away from the back of the house.
The 2 large roof slates they blow off didn't make it that far thank goodness.
Still it's taken down a building on the promenade closing the illuminations for now.
Hope you are all safe, pretty bad last night.
 

s2ulk

Member
Got the FSI it’s first service in my ownership at B&F Autos in Hounslow (recommended on here) - great experience and have a very helpful checklist of items that will need doing in the future and a likely resolution to the hesitation problems which should be put right when it returns in a few weeks. Plenty of A2s on site including this lovely looking forum member car….:

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PlasticMac

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Got the FSI it’s first service in my ownership at B&F Autos in Hounslow (recommended on here) - great experience and have a very helpful checklist of items that will need doing in the future and a likely resolution to the hesitation problems which should be put right when it returns in a few weeks. Plenty of A2s on site including this lovely looking forum member car….:

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How about the suspect air leak on inlet side?
Mac.
 

s2ulk

Member
How about the suspect air leak on inlet side?
Mac.
Hi Mac, B&F diagnosed that the timing belt was not installed properly and that is throwing the timing out. So they suspect there is no air leak and that the timing being out is coming up as an air leak fault code. Having changed the coil packs and sparks, I have no fault codes other than the air leak. Will see on the 18th if it’s cured.
 

PlasticMac

Member
Hi Mac, B&F diagnosed that the timing belt was not installed properly and that is throwing the timing out. So they suspect there is no air leak and that the timing being out is coming up as an air leak fault code. Having changed the coil packs and sparks, I have no fault codes other than the air leak. Will see on the 18th if it’s cured.
🤞Mac.
 

hydo14

Member
Just ordered the CrossClimate 2! Michelin have a deal on (£50 off a set of 4) which meant the less-common 84 load rating version of their 185/60/15 size was just £83 a tyre fitted from my nearest ATS (I shall be taking the wheels there rather than risking their staff lifting Akoya in the wrong place however).

My plan is that these become my primary winter wheels while the chromed pepperpots and Michelin Primacy 4s the car currently has will be my primary summer wheels.

If I do part with one of my A2s then the new owner can be safe in the knowledge they will still be getting lightweight wheels with very respectable tyres for either season (pepperpots with Dunlop BluResponse for summers, SE 5.5J alloys Goodyear Ultragrip 9+ for winters, all 15” of course).
I think these are going to be a popular choice for pepperpots. I just had a set fitted to Project Commuter today. I had the crossclimate + on my A3 and found that they were great especially when the weather turned nasty but did find that in the summer they made the car a little numb.

Glad I now have two complete sets of pepperpots so I can swap over to summer tyres for better performance in the summer.
 

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