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Old 02-09-2019, 08:29 PM   #1
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Audi TT (8J)- Back to Life

so my mechanic has an Audi TT, that when he bought it was in very good condition and a nice place to be, however several years of neglect took their toll and the car was in a pretty poor state for something that is used daily.

There was a very loud tapping noise coming from the engine bay, that was the first port of call for him, he sent a multitude of photos when he stayed late one night after work:

Started stripping back:



Further stripping:



Got down to the chain and tensioner:



Old tensioner showing signs of wear:



He also removed the diverter valve as they are an issue component apparently:



Here it is disaessembled:



Oil Drained whilst he was at it:



Here's the uprated diverter valve that he bought:





Assembled:



Replacement parts in the engine:





He changed out a chunk of the exhaust also:



Old vs new:



Fitted:



Also found a vacuum pipe that had split:



This was replaced:



All of that worked did wondrous things, the engine runs nice and smoothly, the new valve means running and performance are much improved and a functioning vacuum pipe helped that along. The decat pipe presents an EML funnily enough, he is going to get this mapped out...

Then came the bit that I helped with, the interior... after over a year of pestering him to buy a decent set of seats (his alcantara centred were sodden with oil and beyond help), he finally succumbed and bought a replacement set:



I drove up to help him clean up the replacement seats and more importantly, clean the interior that they were going into

Here is the battery that we removed (after throwing away the boot floor that was soaked in oil, covered in detritus and collapsing):



The bottom should be the same colour as the sides, it is covered in congealed oil!

Here is the state of the boot:













Side panels werent looking much better:





They were addressed with the hot pressure washer from the garage, some scrubbing and APC:



As we were at the garage, took advantage of the tools, put the seats up on the ramp to save crouching and bending



Cleaned up the plastic trims:



Got the steam cleaner out for the seats:



Time to clean the seats:



One front seat cleaned, the other awaiting clean, guess which is which:



The rear seats were also treated much in the same way, and were sealed with Dodo Juice Supernaturual, did not get any pictures of these as we didn't want to be there all night...

Then finished cleaning the boot:



Rear uprights fitted:





Vacuumed the backs:





Front shot:



Moved onto cleaning the carpet:



Took advantage of the air available, blew out the interior, only after vacuuming, this was to get more of the dust and dirt out of the pile and the tight areas etc.:



Then vacuumed once more to get rid of the dislodged dirt, then moved onto extracting:



Started to fit the fronts:







That was the end of the evening, it was getting rather late and the car was in a condition to go home, did not change the door cards or refit any of the boot trays or panels. They were left to dry. The next day he carried on and decided to fit the boot panels and the door cards...

Door card missing a clip:



Replaced with genuine:



Do not actually have a door card fitted picture

Then boot trays were refitted:







A replacement boot floor delivered and fitted:



That pretty much brings it up to date with the work that was carried out...There are plans for a fair but more to be done
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Old 04-09-2019, 03:03 PM   #2
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Great work, looks to be a really nice car underneath!!

Where is the oil in the boot from?

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Great work, looks to be a really nice car underneath!!

Where is the oil in the boot from?

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It is, needs some bodywork and a few bits of trim but a decent car!

Think it’s just from where he’d left bottles of used oil unsecured in the boot when he did some jobs it has been there a long time, I just assume it was a little spill on the carpet he hadn’t cleaned, but evidently was a lot to soak through
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Great turnaround - looks a good project.
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Great turnaround - looks a good project.
Yeah, glad he’s started it, knew it would be decent with a chunk of work and a fair few pennies
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A little more of an update on the TT, brakes...

It go some new pads:



This is why:



Removed the caliper:



Very much due a change!





The car is booked in for some major bodywork from tomorrow, in light of it, these were collected:





Should help modernise the car, whilst altering its originality, but I think it is beyond that point anyway...
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When are we seeing the H-van project?


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That’s the garage owners, I won’t get updates on that one I am afraid...
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Bodywork started today, here are a few before shots showing why bodywork was a big part of the turnaround:





Worst panel by far:



Prep started:



A lot of sanding:



And biggest piece:



The car has had pretty much all of the dents, scrapes and scuffs addressed and most of the car is rubbed down...

The bonnet and roof are the only parts not seeing fresh paint!

A fair old whack of work, but worth it
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Car is all taped up ready for some primer:



Bumpers left as the replacements will be done off the car
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