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    I imagine that a little A1 has got to be one of the more rewarding cars to detail - not too big that you're over the whole process when you're only half way around the car.

    Good results TYR832 - keep up the great work.

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    Iíll have to admit I had more fun doing the A1 the the RS5.

    The A1 curves are perfect
    The RS5 wheel arches are a nightmare to work with

    Got a new cabin filter by the way




    Also I highly recommend the 3M compound



    Works with any type of pad and can get out any scratch

    Pair it up with a wool pad cuts anything away


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    New fuel and air filter
    Floor mats finally arrived
    Iíd have to say the white outline really compliments the couple of the car. Matches perfectly






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    Nice - not too soon on the cabin filter either by the looks of it.

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    Yeh the cabin filter was in much need of replacement
    Iím was hoping to do a diesel purge but turns out the 3 line fuel pump system needs 6 bar of pressure because the pressure pump dose not have a pre supply pump




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    Mission accomplished




    This little $30 pump off eBay worked a treat. Pumps up to 100psi which is perfect pressure for the high pressure pump. Probably should of ran a filter after the pump but I was in a hurry after a forgot to tie up the zip tie I had on the pump line. Had diesel purge piss out all over the place.
    But this little pump is amazing
    Also dose oil extractions
    Super cheep had specials on Castrol VW504 so I bought a few bottles and done a few 3 flushes. I donít believe in using flushing agents, I just run oil through till itís clear


    So yeh anyone with a A1 TDI that has these types of fuel pumps you need to do it like this.

    To identify why kinda pump you got? You just have to look at it to see if itís got the bulge on the side where the pre delivery pump would be.


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    Nice work, can't imagine how bad the ex owner treated the car.

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    I wouldnít say they treated it bad. They just took too much trust in the dealer services.


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    Last edited by Muckman; May 23rd, 2020 at 01:32 AM.

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    Another save for the A1



    Donít let anyone tell you a thermostat replacement on a 1.6 TDI is a walk in a park. Iíd have to say this was the hardest thermostat Iv ever done. Even by using the workshop Manuel your gonna get lost.
    For anyone who is looking at doing this You need to remove the alternator. No way in hell can you do this without removing the alternator. I donít know how the workshop Manuel got this wrong but you just can not do it itís physically impossible.
    With the alternator removed itís pretty eazy.

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    Last edited by Muckman; July 28th, 2020 at 12:19 AM.

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