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      I went through my parts stash over the weekend....

      I went through my parts stash over the weekend. It's amazing what I have. Am I missing anything though?
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      Progress is slow. Please stop ordering wheels so...

      Progress is slow. Please stop ordering wheels so I can work on this car more LOL. Oh, I meant "Please order more wheels so I can afford parts for this car".

      Today is brought to you by the letter...
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      I disassembled the turbo, manifold, down pipe and...

      I disassembled the turbo, manifold, down pipe and waste gate over the weekend. It put up a bit of a fight but nothing a bit of heat and an impact gun couldn't handle.
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      I just found this quote from the ad when I bought...

      I just found this quote from the ad when I bought the car a few years ago:

      "The car has a modified head and a modified ECU to allow use of the Euro wastegate spring."

      What do you think they...
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      Took the oil pan off yesterday. All the screws...

      Took the oil pan off yesterday. All the screws were very loose. That's been a feature of this project so far. Hope it extends to the crank bolt. Some screws were even missing!
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      How about locking the crank off the flywheel,...

      How about locking the crank off the flywheel, like this?
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      So yesterday I did as suggested: flipped the...

      So yesterday I did as suggested: flipped the head, filled the combustion chambers with gasoline and aimed compressed air at the valve seats from below. Results can be seen in this video.

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      Got the head off. No problem with any fasteners...

      Got the head off. No problem with any fasteners or anything. Took me a while to figure out hoe to slacken the timing belt though. Never seen that before.

      Here are some shots of the pistons and...
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      Quite a bit of progress these past few days. I...

      Quite a bit of progress these past few days. I think this is the furthest this car has been from being drivable since before it was made!

      Got the clutch off. What do you think?
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      They're under starter's orders...... ...

      They're under starter's orders......
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      Some progress today :). I removed the subframe...

      Some progress today :). I removed the subframe and dragged it to one side of the shop:
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      Here goes...... ...

      Here goes......
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      OK, well I didn't exactly promise it would be out...

      OK, well I didn't exactly promise it would be out Tuesday did I?

      Due to wheels sales keeping me busy and the ridiculous complexity of detaching everything necessary to drop the engine and gearbox...
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      And so it begins. Spent the afternoon draining...

      And so it begins. Spent the afternoon draining fluids, removing the radiator and disconnecting about a thousand wires and vacuum hoses. Tomorrow I'll start disconnecting the same around the...
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      Back from Europe and inspired to get the Quattro...

      Back from Europe and inspired to get the Quattro running again.

      Before I went away I had my Friend Werner look over the engine and we agreed the best course of action was to totally refurbish the...
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      No thanks. No big turbo for this one. Needs to...

      No thanks. No big turbo for this one. Needs to remain stock.

      I've was told a while ago that if I ever take the engine out I will quickly be bankrupt!
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      So I had another look at the odd injector over...

      So I had another look at the odd injector over the weekend and it turns out to have the same part number as the other four: 0 437 502 041. All the pictures I find of it show an end cap (air shroud)...
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      I had a little time yesterday so I pulled the...

      I had a little time yesterday so I pulled the injectors with a view to installing new seals. Here is what I found:

      #1...
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      After ordering some new (correct) spark plugs and...

      After ordering some new (correct) spark plugs and injector seals I brought the car into the main shop and started a concerted poking around to try to figure out why it wont idle. You'd think this...
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      Here's an excellent video Winding Road Magazine's...

      Here's an excellent video Winding Road Magazine's Chris Amos made of our UR Quattro.


      http://youtu.be/UCaySv1Blok


      Unfortunately I think this was about the last time the car would idle....
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