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Old 21-08-2019, 09:24 PM   #431
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Another job well done. Great work
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Old 22-08-2019, 09:04 PM   #432
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More progress tonight

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With the suspension weighted all the securing bolts for the control arms were torqued to specification.

Before final assembly and taking to get the alignment/tracking set I’ve had to investigate a dragging OSR calliper - removing the piston/inspecting revealed nothing obvious as the cause and the handbrake mech functions normally so I’ll have to monitor this.

 Since the brake fluid was stemmed to remove the calliper I fitted the Hel braided stainless steel brake lines between the body and trailing arms.

Sorry for the poor iPad pics! - the dirty/brown appearance of components is a result of a BH Dynax UB coating. Future plans include refurbishment of the trailing arms, mounts, subframe and re zinc plating brackets and bolts.










The only remaining rubber brake hoses left are those integrated/captive within the hard line along the rear trailing arms to the callipers. These are in good order however these are the now the weak point in the system, so I plan to make new replacement hard lines but with a union where the original rubber hose currently begins and a 23cm braided line from there to the calliper.


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Old 24-08-2019, 11:05 AM   #433
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Last night I finally finished installing the rear control arms, tightening the securing bolts fully whilst loading the suspension with the jack.

I bled the rear callipers and also adjusted the handbrake which i think was the cause of the rubbing.



I've given everything a coating of UC or UB BH Dynax - again its a shame as it does hide the paint finish of the new and refurbished parts, for which a lot of effort has gone into achieving the best painted finish - but the aim is protection/preservation.



I’ve got some crazy neg camber to adjust before I take it for professional alignment. This weekend it desperately needs a wash after spending two weeks on stands.
















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Old 24-08-2019, 02:07 PM   #435
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NOW its all coming together and starting to look epic.

Each job you have been doing has looked fantastic but there has always been the next job to do in close relation. It seems like with this job completed, it has now pulled all of your hard work all together and the car looks superb now.

Have I mentioned I still find it amazing the car lives outside
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NOW its all coming together and starting to look epic.

Each job you have been doing has looked fantastic but there has always been the next job to do in close relation. It seems like with this job completed, it has now pulled all of your hard work all together and the car looks superb now.

Have I mentioned I still find it amazing the car lives outside
Thanks very much!

I do feel like I'm turning a corner so to speak - however there's plenty still planned.

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That's some dedication!! Looking great and an example of what I'd like to achieve with the running gear on the keeper fleet here
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Old 25-08-2019, 07:52 AM   #438
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As echoed by others and my previous posts, its inspirational. I want to get my Mini to this standard now, stickers and all bit I don’t think I will be able too get as good as yours.

Where are you getting all your technical info like torque values etc?

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As echoed by others and my previous posts, its inspirational. I want to get mine to this standard now, stickers and all bit I don’t think I will be able too get as good as yours.

Where are you getting all your technical info like torque values etc?
Thanks again!

For technical info/reference I have both the Haynes and Bentley Publishing manuals for the TT Mk1.

http://www.bentleypublishers.com/aud...ir-manual.html

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Passed a mileage milestone in the last couple of days!
40,000 miles - 16,000 miles in five years ownership



Made a trip to independent Audi specialists Quattro-Tech, Peterborough to check the brake function after I replaced both the pressure sensors and bled the system. I was a little concerned that the pedal felt soft at the top - but after a test drive the assessment was it was fine and no further work was needed.

So in doing the work myself I've saved myself approx £300 compared to estimates.

Excellent customer service at Quattro-Tech - thanks to Paul for the honest assessment and advice.



I also made a trip to the Tyre Warehouse in Brackley to have the rear alignment set/adjusted after fitting the new control arms.

Achieving the factory settings was a little tricky but achieved thanks to the adjustable lower arms - I was surprised how much negative camber is factory set on the rear. I'm going to give this a trial ad see both how it feels. Accounting for current ride height (335mm - 340mm) -2º43 is near enough correct from the data available.

I could notice that the rear feels much more tighter and seems to follow the front.





Took the rare opportunity to snap a couple of pics of the underneath - I'd definitely like to refurbish the rear subframe, trailing arms/mounts and transmission components.




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