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Rav's 1999 B3 3.3 Saloon - Yes I bought it!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rav wrote:
Thanks Metrics. I will give that a go and post results.

I made a fool of myself today. The sunroof would go back and forward but not tilt, so i took it apart and the mechanism down. applied voltages using a power pack etc.

My 15 year old daughter cam out and asked what i was doing. I told her and she told me that the button presses inwards as well as sliding forward and backwards.

Argh!!!!


Reminds me of my brother who had a Pug. Reversing up the drive Mum noticed only one reversing light and mentioned it. Brother went to put a new bulb in only to discover it was a blank...
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jolls. - In defence of your brother I did this with reversing and fog lights on several of my cars Embarassed

Next task is to remove the rear spoiler to get this resprayed. It has been sprayed in the past and was done poorly. It has bubbled and paint has come away.

Is it an easy to detattch part?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rav wrote:
Metrics - I tried your technique for cleaning the Alpina stiching on the steering wheels.

WOW. It came up a treat!




Great work Rav, looks fantastic Cool

Did you do the airbag stitching too?

If the leather is worn, you can go one step further - use Gliptone Scuffmaster dye, sponged on in thin layers (taking care to avoid the nice clean stitching.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Metrics. The airbag stitching was pretty clean. The picture hasn't caught it.

My PAS pipes were leaking. 344 inc vat and labour has sorted this today. The difference feels good. The mechanic did find a snap on ratchet, socket and extension arm on the under tray!

Looking forward to driving the car again.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoyed the car for a single day and no upset.

On the way to work this morning, coming through the heavy Swindon morning commute traffic, the steering got really heavy all of a sudden.
I also noticed small puffs of smoke from the side of the car.

The car is running very wide Federal 595-R racing tyres, making the car very heavy to drive.

I called up the garage who replaced the PAS pipes, who tell me that the only part left is the PAS oil cooler.

Can anyone help me with the part needed? Is it this?


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