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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #1640 on: October 04, 2018, 09:24:17 am »
Commuted in Rusty today
Of course I have a new issue. Pretty sure petrol is not meant to come out of the petrol cap.



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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #1641 on: October 04, 2018, 11:05:05 am »
Mine does if parked with other side higher than the cap ie angle parking on a hill. I seem to remember years ago a thread on this in quattroforum and it was a reasonably common occurrence. The answer was not to fill it right up. Besides that it is a health and safety issue. A complete fill  can cause heart attacks at the service station counter.

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #1642 on: October 04, 2018, 11:12:46 am »
Mine does if parked with other side higher than the cap ie angle parking on a hill. I seem to remember years ago a thread on this in quattroforum and it was a reasonably common occurrence. The answer was not to fill it right up. Besides that it is a health and safety issue. A complete fill  can cause heart attacks at the service station counter.

I've had a couple of responses on Facebook saying similar things, and that it could just be the petrol cap seal, or even that I just haven't tightened it properly.
As for a complete fill - 90 litres of 98 is over $230 now.
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #1643 on: October 04, 2018, 12:25:58 pm »
but you have exorcised the starting demon ?

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #1644 on: October 04, 2018, 12:35:11 pm »
but you have exorcised the starting demon ?

 ;D

Put it this way - it hasn't failed me yet.

Better get that gasket changed soon I think, it's seeping a bit of coolant.

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #1645 on: October 04, 2018, 02:55:33 pm »
90 litres of 98 is over $230 now.
Farrrk, making me think even more about electric quattro.

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #1646 on: October 05, 2018, 02:50:34 pm »
Farrrk, making me think even more about electric quattro.

Without that 5 cylinder sound?

Up another 4c this morning. Sight. Ah well, what can you do?

I think I may have fixed the petrol smell issue by removing and re-fitting the fuel cap :D :D :D

On the way home we had 4 people in the car, and it started and went well. Rear wheels were rubbing though. It seems to be about 2cm lower on the rear left, which is weird, and doesn't help.
Not sure why that would be but I'm going to have to give in and take it apart at some point I think. I'd like it to be a little higher at the back, but I'm not sure how I can raise it just a bit without changing springs.

Also I really need to get a resonator added to the exhaust - the drone at 90-100kph is a bit much

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #1647 on: October 05, 2018, 03:51:08 pm »
Looking at the last pic posted, I think a slight lift at the rear would enhance the appearance.
Sagging tail ends is more a '60s look
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #1648 on: October 08, 2018, 09:13:43 am »
Went to the petrolheads breakfast yesterday, and visited a few shops. No problems were encountered!



















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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #1649 on: October 08, 2018, 09:38:53 am »
Looking at the last pic posted, I think a slight lift at the rear would enhance the appearance.
Sagging tail ends is more a '60s look

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #1650 on: October 08, 2018, 10:21:54 am »
Could be worth a trial.......you don't need much. Possibly firm the ride a little.
At the price, you have nothing to lose.
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #1651 on: October 10, 2018, 10:05:55 am »
I left Rusty in the capable hands of Midas Car Care Porirua to get a resonator added to the exhaust. I love the Milltek's look and sound but at motorway speed there is a droning which is not conducive to long trips.

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #1652 on: October 10, 2018, 06:31:28 pm »
Oh man it's so much more civilised. But still sounds awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzjyA6gUrCA&feature=youtu.be

Also I think I need to worry about my daughter and cars.
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #1653 on: October 11, 2018, 01:43:11 pm »
Oh man it's so much more civilised. But still sounds awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzjyA6gUrCA&feature=youtu.be

Also I think I need to worry about my daughter and cars.

haha that's awesome lol
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #1654 on: October 11, 2018, 03:21:26 pm »
Random photos of Rusty's underside while it was on the hoist. The vacuum hardline to the centre diff lock is a bit corroded.









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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #1655 on: October 13, 2018, 01:02:01 pm »
The factory wiring is pretty spaghetti-like, but I didn't help matters by adding my own little switched live distribution board, which has grown into a mess of "temporary" additions to get things working. I've added several bits of tech, plus bypassed a couple of factory wires to fix issues, and ended up with an unlabelled mess. So I need to take it all apart, re-do and label it. I found this really neat fuse board on Ebay which I'll move everything over to, and label  properly. I got as far as mounting it under the dash before my fingers went numb. We're having a bit of a cold snap here in Wellington!





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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #1656 on: October 13, 2018, 07:57:39 pm »
Getting better.



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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #1657 on: October 14, 2018, 03:24:10 am »
No more starting issues then?
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #1658 on: October 14, 2018, 04:22:38 pm »
No more starting issues then?

I think I can confidently say that that issue is fixed.
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #1659 on: October 14, 2018, 04:28:10 pm »
Driving up this twisty hill road was awesome, really the first time I've driven Rusty like that. There's still a list of things to do but I'm definitely getting there.

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