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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2020 on: December 13, 2020, 07:23:19 pm »
Every time I open the garage it gives me a thrill.

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2021 on: December 13, 2020, 07:35:39 pm »
Rusty looks so good on track!
And in great company.
Photos by https://www.instagram.com/haydouken/
Hope he doesn't mind me lifting the shadows slightly to bring out the rear end details on Rusty!











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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2022 on: December 21, 2020, 01:14:19 pm »
Out and about in Wellington.







I noticed a hissing from the footwell by the ECU - turned out the replacement braided rubber vac hose I did a couple of years ago had split at the end.
I've replaced it from the manifold with silicone hose and that fixed it. Better replace all the ones I did in the engine bay too.
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2023 on: December 24, 2020, 02:55:28 pm »
Found an old-school friend in the car park.

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2024 on: December 29, 2020, 04:20:33 pm »
nice doggo
 
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2025 on: January 16, 2021, 01:43:31 pm »
Changed the rocker cover gasket. I wasn't sure if it was leaking or not, or if it was related to my boost issue but I had a spare and it's a quick job.
No difference to the drive.








Out at the shops.


New garage for Rusty after a house move. Not so much space around the car when parked but there is a workshop space next door for, er, activities?
Car parts and tool storage?


Morning coffee..


Still dailying the quattro after 10 weeks waiting for the Merc to be fixed. It's more practical than you might think!


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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2026 on: January 16, 2021, 01:45:59 pm »
Quattro and cat butt.

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2027 on: January 16, 2021, 02:53:44 pm »
That's looking a whole lot tidier under the bonnet that when you first got the car
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2028 on: January 17, 2021, 05:20:18 pm »
What Merc ?

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2029 on: January 29, 2021, 03:11:18 pm »



What could these be for I wonder?

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2030 on: January 30, 2021, 10:06:34 am »
R8 coils eh.  So guess you’ve got an adaptor loom to go with them?

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2031 on: February 01, 2021, 09:59:50 am »
What could these be for I wonder?


Erm....no idea, lawnmowers perhaps ;)

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2032 on: February 01, 2021, 10:06:45 am »
Have ordered one of these kits...

https://kjetkillers.pl/en_US/c/audi-5cyl/45

In other news Rusty is at Wellington European.
Diagnosis so far - the brake high pressure line is leaking slightly, will be replaced, and the wastegate doesn't seem to be working correctly.
And front subframe bolts had started to loosen - the polybush metal inserts were slightly long meaning when I tightened the bolts they weren't sitting properly.
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2033 on: February 01, 2021, 04:41:41 pm »
Hey Rob, when I had boost control issues in my RS2 (when I first bought it) I had a tuning shop tell me it was likely the wastegate. It turned out to be messed up boost control plumbing, the wastegate was fine.The only other boost issue I’ve had is a leak at the inter cooler connection. Just food for thought.

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2034 on: February 23, 2021, 07:45:51 pm »


Rusty has been at Wellington European for a couple of weeks, I dropped it off with a list, which grew slightly as they started work.
Suspension knock on full lock was caused by the subframe polybush metal inserts being slightly too long so I had torqued the bolts against the insert, not the body itself. This left play in the subframe. They're shortened now.
The high pressure line from the brake booster was slightly leaking, so that line has gone off to have a replacement made locally.
They're looking at the oil leaks now.

But the big news is that it's finally boosting as it should, no more 4k rev cut !!

It was caused by corrosion inside the wastegate making it stick, plus the banjo bolt connecting from the intake manifold was corroded, meaning it was tight but leaking and causing a vacuum leak.

I'm so excited now about driving the car again.
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2035 on: February 23, 2021, 07:56:54 pm »
Great result on the boost issue, you’ll be chomping at the bit to get into it!

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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2036 on: March 03, 2021, 02:43:21 pm »
After my first drive...




School run


Ran a few errands this morning then back to Wellington European




I'm really happy with the work so far. The suspension knock on full lock is gone, and it feels better to drive.
Boost cut issue is solved, and they've corrected the timing so it runs much more smoothly than before, and revs all the way up to 6000+It feels more responsive and sounds sublime.
The main oil leak was from the rocker cover - it was a little warped and needed persuading back into shape.

Bad news is that an hour's driving and fully warming things up highlighted a couple more oil leaks from the sump gasket and oil temp sender. It's also slightly leaking power steering fluid, which is a new feature. I have a new gasket which I'll give to WEEU to fit. Have dropped the car back to them today.

We're getting there!!
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Re: Build thread - Rob's Audi UR Quattro
« Reply #2037 on: March 03, 2021, 04:19:35 pm »
Sweet, so just down to the last few niggles one would hope!