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lfield

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There was a zip tie connecting the thermostat housing to the wiring loom. Am not looking forward to putting this back together. I must admit I did not disconnect the driveshaft. Looks like the shoulder of the death pipe is missing along with the o-ring. Going to have to fish that out somehow.
 

Teresa

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Have a wet drivers side seat and water in the drivers door space (brain fuzzy - cant think of the word!).
It appears that when I got out of the car in Monday, I simply didnt shut the door behind me. It wasnt even on the first latch - just pushed to and I'm very lucky it was in a sheltered area and didnt get blown about in the wind 🥴
 
Have a wet drivers side seat and water in the drivers door space (brain fuzzy - cant think of the word!).
It appears that when I got out of the car in Monday, I simply didnt shut the door behind me. It wasnt even on the first latch - just pushed to and I'm very lucky it was in a sheltered area and didnt get blown about in the wind 🥴
Love the emoji. Was going to mention this over the ordering of tyres, i can't resist any longer. 🤣

Did someone mention Mensa the other day? :D
 
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Have a wet drivers side seat and water in the drivers door space (brain fuzzy - cant think of the word!).

Incontinent.. 🤣
it’s a joke it’s a joke before any gets hurt ..
Sorry to hear that that rain was coming sideways yesterday mind Teresa .i was worried about my new a2 coming 550 miles from Scotland having not an oss I was concerned of water in the car but bone dry .....
 

Jeetesh

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Today I bought some axel stands, torque wrench, Oil syringe/pump, Audi gearbox oil (the other day).

I’m just awaiting the 17mm drain plug key from eBay which is taking forever to turn up (I'm impatient). Local stockists sell them in sets and I don’t want a set, I just want the one. ☹

I can then get the gearbox oil changed and take a good look/pictures of the underside.

The axle stands came from Aldi (yes... that well known motor store! 🤣) but they are surprisingly good value and quality and at £7.99 for two and rated at 2 tonnes per stand, I spent £15.98 and have 4!
 
Today I bought some axel stands, torque wrench, Oil syringe/pump, Audi gearbox oil (the other day).

I’m just awaiting the 17mm drain plug key from eBay which is taking forever to turn up (I'm impatient). Local stockists sell them in sets and I don’t want a set, I just want the one. ☹

I can then get the gearbox oil changed and take a good look/pictures of the underside.

The axle stands came from Aldi (yes... that well known motor store! 🤣) but they are surprisingly good value and quality and at £7.99 for two and rated at 2 tonnes per stand, I spent £15.98 and have 4!
I think you will find that’s Chinese tons ie 1 metric ton = 3 British cwt 🤣🤣

Yes I’m joking 🙃 again for a diy for occasional use why pay strong money for pro ones ..Aldi have some great hits and pieces ...it’s pity your not local I have a couple of spare sets ..be careful under there ...
 
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Jeetesh

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I think you will find that’s Chinese tons ie 1 metric ton = 3 British cwt 🤣🤣

Yes I’m joking 🙃 again for a diy for occasional use why pay strong money for pro ones ..it’s pity your not local I have a couple of spare sets ..be careful under there ...
Yes, diy and occasional use and definitely don’t need pro ones. I’ve read so much safety info around axle stands so i’m as well prepped as can be. I have a fair few spare railway sleepers too which I’ll be placing under the car as an extra precaution as nobody needs a 1 tonne car fall on them.
 

Pinkythelabrat

A2OC Donor
Aldi normally sell German made don’t they? I’m sure the last few car items I got were pretty solid.

ECP normally sell a Laser 17mm hex plug and my local one had it in stock for immediate pickup when I was last there.

What kind of oil syringe did you get? I need to change my gear box oil I think.


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Yes, diy and occasional use and definitely don’t need pro ones. I’ve read so much safety info around axle stands so i’m as well prepped as can be. I have a fair few spare railway sleepers too which I’ll be placing under the car as an extra precaution as nobody needs a 1 tonne car fall on them.
I do the same even with quality stands I put rubber pieces between car and stand it doesn’t slip metal on metal (slippy ) and I do same chock up with with big timbers just touching but not taking weight ...just Incase a stand went ..it’s not going to fall on you ..( I have a selection of 10” square bits of oak different thicknesses) ..and funny enough a couple of cheap Aldi trolly jacks bought years ago to play safe ...good luck on the job your doing ...your not rocking the car about changing gearbox oil .not like heaving to get a control arm off ..
 
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Jeetesh

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Aldi normally sell German made don’t they? I’m sure the last few car items I got were pretty solid.

ECP normally sell a Laser 17mm hex plug and my local one had it in stock for immediate pickup when I was last there.

What kind of oil syringe did you get? I need to change my gear box oil I think.


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Normally they do sell German product but these are indeed made in China.

The Laser 17mm hex key is the one I’ve ordered and was due to turn up today. On contacting them it turns out the company didn’t update their eBay page to show they were out of stock and would need to order it (3 days) and then despatch. It was going to be my weekend task but will probably be next week now.

Oil srynge - I came across this which was in Wickes and is for lawn mower oil changes however will help me refill the oil, it has a bendy tube so should make it easy despite having to refill it a few times (no hardship) and at £9 it’ll make my life significantly easier.
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Jeetesh

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I do the same even with quality stands I put rubber pieces between car and stand it doesn’t slip metal on metal (slippy ) and I do same chock up with with big timbers just touching but not taking weight ...just Incase a stand went ..it’s not going to fall on you ..( I have a selection of 10” square bits of oak different thicknesses) ..and funny enough a couple of cheap Aldi trolly jacks bought years ago to play safe ...good luck on the job your doing ...your not rocking the car about changing gearbox oil .not like heaving to get a control arm off ..
I also have a couple of ramps too so could use them and I have stiff rubber offcuts too so was planning on using them anyway to avoid metal/metal slip and to protect the points where the axle stands go.

Control arm - that might be a bit beyond my ability!
 
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Normally they do sell German product but these are indeed made in China.

The Laser 17mm hex key is the one I’ve ordered and was due to turn up today. On contacting them it turns out the company didn’t update their eBay page to show they were out of stock and would need to order it (3 days) and then despatch. It was going to be my weekend task but will probably be next week now.

Oil srynge - I came across this which was in Wickes and is for lawn mower oil changes however will help me refill the oil, it has a bendy tube so should make it easy despite having to refill it a few times (no hardship) and at £9 it’ll make my life significantly easier.
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I did my old Honda mower in the autumn I just tip it over to drain balanced on an old beer crate true 😜control arm it’s just nuts and bolts at the end of the day I spray some wd40 in that rubber bush and bolts a week before every other day the ride does the rest works it in ..when fitting use Dow Corning dc4 so much easier recommended by menno a Dutch member on here with a smear around the new control arm spigot ..geometry check after ..👍
 
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Jeetesh

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I did my old Honda in the autumn I just tip it over to drain balanced on an old beer crate true 😜control arm it’s just nuts and bolts at the end of the day I spray some wd40 in thar rubber bush a week before every other dat the ride does the rest works it in ..when fitting new I use Dow Corning dc4 so much easier with a smear around the new control arm spigot ..
“It’s just and bolts”...... fair point. I bought a good torque wrench so I’m serious about doing some of this stuff. A bit of forum knowledge and being reasonably mechanically minded, if and when this stuff needs doing I’ll build the courage and get it done.
 
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