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Didnt do it on my 80, but recently replaced the headlining on my Freelander which was sagging.

Glueing up the existing stuff wont help as the foam will have disintegrated to powder.

I used a foam backed brushed foam and adhesive kit from these guys and it was spot-on

Hardest part is getting the existing headliner out without damaging anything. I had to ease out the pillar trims and the rubber trim all round the inner windows, etc. A manual is good as there are usually a few tricky bits.

The moulded backing on the freelander was fibreglass and I had to scrub off the old perished foam to get a good base first. Fingers do this well as it just rolls up like breadcrumbs, but wear gloves if you do this or youll get fibreglass in your fingers. A soft-ish wire, or hard nylon brush also works but will clog a bit - if you use those be careful not to go through the fibreglass!

That adhesive comes out deliberately like rubbery cobwebs and wont run or bleed through the fabric.

I will say it transformed the interior afterwards and felt like a great job which would last for years. Going to have to tackle the GFs Mk4 GTI soon as its starting to go a bit also!
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I need to replace the alarm siren. I have bought a genuine replacement with the same part number. I would have thought that as I was replacing with same part number everything should be OK. The seller states that this part will need VCDS coding. Could someone advise me where to get this code from and an idiots guide how to put this in using VCDS, which I only use for basic diagnostics.
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Thanks for the tip. I have just received it from Germany, not the first time I have used them, only problem is they charge the earth!
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On starting from cold there is a metallic clicking noise which follows engine rpm. After 5-10 minutes engine sounds normal. Any suggestions? I am thinking valve or timing chain problems. I have to use the car and am concerned if I am aggravating the problem. Thanks. Question
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I am selling my Audi A3 1.8T Sport Auto

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My '98 Cab's manual soft top roof has suddenly started to refuse to open because the soft top catch is fouling the small metal catch that locks the hardtop in place. I can open the soft top if I insert the ignition key into the roof just behind the passenger side sun visor (as you do to unlock the hardtop) but I shouldn't have to do this every time I want the soft top down...
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If anyone is looking for a Climate Control panel, I have a recon one for sale in Parts For Sale... Cool
Ehm - Fixed!

I had betted on the cold start valve but it worked perfectly. I blanked the port and started the car. I videod the spray and it worked as it should with a perfect spray. I cleared out the port to make sure the spray was actually getting to the bores in the correct dose.

I cleared out the crankcase breather, but that was pretty clear anyway.

Some iterations of the CIS system suggested that the fuel pump relay was also responsible for initiating the spray. The housing of my relay was loose anyway and it appeared that some of the contacts may not be connecting - I replaced the 208 with the superceded 372 relay.

Finally I heard a little bit of air release from the heater matrix ports - perhaps there was an air lock/bubble developing at the ECT temp sender.

One of those appeared to be the solution. I'll keep testing it. It flew through its test last week.

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1991 Audi 80 2.0E saloon in tornado red with just over 60000 miles. 2 previous owners. The car has always been garaged and has a completely documented service history with all MOTs. The car has just been serviced and has 12 months MOT. The car was one of the last B3 Audi 80 versions to come off the production line and was fitted from new with the following optional extras: Manual sunroof, rear spoiler, Aero design alloy wheels, rear electric windows and original Blaupunkt stereo radio cassette player. There is also a CAT 2 Sterling Excel immobiliser fitted. There are two sets of keys.

Any inspection is welcome. This was one of the first cars to have a completely galvanized bodyshell and is in outstanding condition for its year. It is unusual to find a car like this with such a low mileage. A future classic car!


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