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  1. Thx for the reply Andy...

    mine is an AC model. Any idea if the same unit would have been used on the NA and Turbo? It's a motorola one, but I dont have the number to hand.

    1. Andyww


      Not sure about the NA. They are both Motorola. The easy one has two thin "ears" where the long mounting bolt goes through and the later difficult one has a very wide (50mm or so) ear where it goes through.

    2. DaveyT


      Then from your description I appear to be in luck? Thanks...



  2. Glassing looks good. There's a guy who does repairs down here who indicated he could find a suitable alternator upgrade (90A) if i take the unit down to him. think he' s done refurbs for swlc before. Will let u know if i have any luck
  3. How's your alternator, Fabian? Are you considering an uprated one for any reason and If so, do you have one in mind? It's another bit of my car that is suspect...
  4. Hope you guys dont mind the hijack, but I have a piece which 'may' be summat to do with the Esprit, in the box of bits reclaimed from Dads garage...otoh, it could just be a paint tin clamp, but it fits perfectly around the headlamp :-) Doesnt appear to be in the manual ot the parts list, but it would be nice to know if I have another 3 to find.... Cheers, Dave
  5. Thx Barry, Neil, Been so long since They came off I cant be sure, but I only have 4 in the boxes I got back from Dad! Will check manual. Thx for the heads up.. for info... Dave
  6. Hi Barry, how much do Pirtek charge you? merlin Motorsport do a stainless kit for £85 for four braided lines, which seems reasonable (or 75 for non stainless) so Im considering those, but if Pirtek are a significant saving I could pop down to exeter. What do you do, take the originals in for matching? thx, Dave
  7. Looks like its on 4 stud comps, so cant be many out there full stop...
  8. Hi Phil, moved to here cos I dont want to hijack Fabians thread..

    Re: comps -- I should be so lucky!...mine is a standard S3, so the wheels are BBS, but I assume the powder coating issue is related to coating thickness vs. The interference fit onto the hub. May be wrong though..

    ATB with your project

    1. PhilW


      Dave. Everything is a bit of a faf to get it right. I don't think the Comps issue will be sorted by end of the month so will be running a spare set of BBS that I have. Fortunately they have gold centres so perfect for the car. Comps will go on but have to be right before the swap. Looking forward to some better weather now and getting out on the road. 

    2. DaveyT


      Not bad here today though...up in Heacham for Mothers day and glad of it by the look of the Cornish forecast! Aiming to be back OTR by the Bude Car show around the end on May.

  9. Phil, My BBS s needed the hub centres relieving back to bare metal for a slide fit. thx for the nut info, didnt realise that could be a problem
  10. Probably no help at all, but I looked at a bronze one with black interior in the midlands back in 1993, while looking for my S3. Lovely outside, but v claustrophobic inside in the dark garage. it had been off the road for a couple of years iirc due to engine/'box issues. if you ever find it, this may be useful building up a picture. Does the 1st owner know where/when it went? Cant have been that many bronze cars ever made, surely?
  11. Hi Fabian. Great thread (still). been inactive for a while, but back on it now and may well be taxking the servo. How deep did you go on the refurb. External /accessible seals only, or did you split it and place the diaphragm? thx, Dave
  12. @gvy...Hi Geert, was the cr sheet you used foam, or solid? seems to be available from RS here in the uk ( JW ref per your 2016 post), but now only 1.5 and 3mm thicknesses. FINALLY recaptured my car fron Dad, so final works commencing in earnest... thx in advance, Dave
  13. Lovely example ( specially when the sills are gone;-)) Not sure i ever used the choke on my S3... 2 pumps on the loud pedal and it fired up beatifully every time. I even seem to recall being advised against it. enjoy!
  14. as some of you may know, I have two dogs and over the weeknd, I was buying a large bag of Winalot in Tesco and was standing in the queue at the till. A woman behind me asked if I had a dog. On impulse, I told her that no, I was starting The Winalot Diet again, although I probably shouldn't because I'd ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms. I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and the way that it works is to load your trouser pockets with Winalot nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry and that the food is nutritionally complete so I was going to try it again. I have to mention here that practically everyone in the queue was by now enthralled with my story. Horrified, she asked if I'd ended up in the hospital in that condition because I had been poisoned. I told her no, it was because I'd been sitting in the road licking my balls and a Porsche hit me.
  15. Took wifey to see the Russian Ballet doing Swan Lake in Brighton for her 40th... ... woke up each time the leading man landed on the stage..? Give me a good Rock concert any day! Good luck with the 'box
  16. First one was, I think, a Chrome Orange with black pack Exige, just booting it out of a speed limit. Sounded fab! ....followed 3 mins later by a Dark Silver S2/3 Elise in a bit of a queue... you are truly blessed with some Great Roads in that area :-))
  17. Add to that that they've never lived through a real Labour government ( not of Blair's type quasi-conservative type) and the consequences, either... imo, socialism is great in principle, but seemingly not everyone wants to work as hard as me. born equal, maybe, but nurture has a hell of a lot to answer for.
  18. With black hardtop, M42 northbound, sunday around 4pm ??
  19. Eastbound, about 2pm Sunday ??
  20. I had 2or 3 bike down pipes galv sprayed back in the eighties..surface was slightly rough, but the level of protection was very good, although the coating did delaminate around the exhaust port flanges, probably due to heat variation. i expect the process has been well refined since then, and should be fine for a chassis. I imagine localised spraying of repairs would also be possible if you go down that route.
  21. Starting to rebuild... just a bit of vanity, really, as it will likely have to come out again to sort the electrics, but it DID feel like I'm finally making progress. Funny how you can spend ages rebuilding bits of the engine and feel like you've done sod all, but a few bits of trim clipped into place gives you such a huge boost!
  22. I guess (hope?) the door switches that operate the interior lights are in a different position on the S4s than early S3? Mine are fitted through the dash bolster ends, and I'm not seeing holes in the right place in the pic above....? ...or maybe your trimmer has a crush?
  23. Thanks Gis, i did notice on laying the rest out that the larger gasket only had one vs three round holes stamped in it, too... forunately SWLC are only down the road....
  24. Hope that's it, Gis... And also hope you don't mind me hijacking this thread for a quick query.... New gasket set from SWLC ( genuine, and for s3 na) has top rt gasket as a replacement for that on the top left, which seems solid, meaning air can now get into the top of the float chamber, whereas before it either couldn't, or was severely restricted. is this an update, or the wrong gasket set? Thx in advance.
  25. Hope this helps... hadn't pulled these til just now...O ring either side of flange
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