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      This didn't help ...

      This didn't help

      https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1550/24608307920_c4286de6b1_c.jpg

      But this did

      https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1588/24785859272_bd7efc26c3_c.jpg[/url]

      Now I just need to...
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      Finally got chance to install the rear subframe...

      Finally got chance to install the rear subframe bushings. To be fair I did have to wait for them to come from Germany. I might havre to wait for another one now. Read on.........

      Easily removed...
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      After lots of back and forth and soul searching...

      After lots of back and forth and soul searching (as well as part searching) we made some part-ial progress:

      CIS vacuum lines and god knows what else
      I printed out four parts diagrams from...
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      As I'm starting to run out of chronologically...

      As I'm starting to run out of chronologically logical tasks I'm going to be jumping around a bit. First such worm hole leap: sub-frame bushings. Not all four though, just the front two. The rears are...
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      I didn't test the headlight relay kit today as I...

      I didn't test the headlight relay kit today as I thought better of it. With so many wires detached from there things I didn't think it a good idea to introduce some live electrons. I did put back the...
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      Oops, seems like tomorrow turned into two months....

      Oops, seems like tomorrow turned into two months. Sorry about that. Got a little distracted by wheel sales, 911 mods and this:
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      I reassembled the wiper mechanism today and put...

      I reassembled the wiper mechanism today and put it back in the car. Seems to work.

      https://youtu.be/6jk4rw96TQw


      As I had to remove a couple of relays to make enough room I cleaned the fuse...
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      I took the wiper mechanism out of the car today...

      I took the wiper mechanism out of the car today because it was running slow. Typical of this car: you can see it, can remove the bolts but have to jiggle the crap out of it to extract it! Will be fun...
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      Inspired by the clean engine bay I thought I'd go...

      Inspired by the clean engine bay I thought I'd go parts shopping. First thing to show up was this new hall sensor for the distributor. The old one broke the connector off during engine extraction but...
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      I took the subframe back out so I could clean off...

      I took the subframe back out so I could clean off thirty years of oil and grime from the engine bay with a toothbrush and some degreaser.
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      Popped the waste gate back on the other day....

      Popped the waste gate back on the other day. Doesn't seem to use a gasket!
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      Old head: ...

      Old head:

      http://images1.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp93232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv39%3A39%3Enu%3D3356%3E36%3A%3E%3A%3B2%3EWSNRCG%3D4fe59h6%3B0c%3Cf8%2F794c0d5g4%2Fg6e5%3A28955d7ot1lsi


      New head:
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      Installed ...

      Installed

      http://images1.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp93232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv33%3A87%3Enu%3D3356%3E36%3A%3E%3A%3B2%3EWSNRCG%3D734369f403eh5%2F7%3B7g0%3B%3Ah5%2F%3B%3A%3Cgg%3B8c4%3A99ot1lsi
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      Finally got my Unicorn clips from Germany. AKA...

      Finally got my Unicorn clips from Germany. AKA actuator clips. I only need one but got a few spares.
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      That would be for the handbrake mechanism right?...

      That would be for the handbrake mechanism right? I've seen that on another thread. My handbrake works well and the car will never see salt again so I'm going to leave it alone for now.

      I'll try to...
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      While waiting for parts to come in I decided it...

      While waiting for parts to come in I decided it might be a good idea to take inventory of all the spare parts I already have and make a list. This was prompted by the realization that I have recently...
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      SUCCESS! Las night, with a lot of help from my...

      SUCCESS! Las night, with a lot of help from my mein Freund Werner and some Rojo Red lubrication we drilled out the seized bleeder screws from the brake calipers.

      We first established a pilot...
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      I found a few hours to work on the car today. I...

      I found a few hours to work on the car today. I basically pulled off more parts. Gotta start installing parts.

      Tried EasyOut on one of the seized bleeders. FAIL
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      More progress but nothing picture worthy, sorry....

      More progress but nothing picture worthy, sorry. I managed to free up both the handbrake cable and the brake line union yesterday but was less successful with the brake calipers. Unless you count...
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      My apologies, it's been a while since I have...

      My apologies, it's been a while since I have updated this thread and that's because it's been a while since I worked on the car. My wife's A3 booted the Quattro off the hoist a while back and I've...
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