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by Rob
Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission section
Topic: Cleaning a panel filter
Replies: 17
Views: 3204

Re: Cleaning a panel filter

Evelyn wrote:Theres no stamp on it not sure what it is? Can it be washed?


That's fibre, not sponge so I'd say don't risk it. Put the brush attachment on your hoover and get dust out of it that way.
by Rob
Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Problems with your Altezza
Topic: Not So Much A Problem More A Question ! !
Replies: 16
Views: 1347

Re: Not So Much A Problem More A Question ! !

I wouldn't use an abrasive unless I really had to - you'll have to re-polish it otherwise. Use a de-greaser like moomoo suggested. I use 3-in-1's degreaser around the engine bay, comes in a green aerosol and you can get it in Halfords. A water-based solvent won't remove the oil-based deposits, like ...
by Rob
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Non-car related chat
Topic: Stolen Audi
Replies: 15
Views: 1410

Re: Stolen Audi

All it needs is a permanent feed from the battery, so anywhere in the car you can find this will do. The GPS and GSM antennas come with reasonably lenghty cables - the GPS needs a view of the sky and the higher up and near the window GSM antenna is, the better. You can use whatever SIM you want, obv...
by Rob
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Visual & Exterior section
Topic: Just ordered some new rims for the Tezza
Replies: 16
Views: 1709

Re: Just ordered some new rims for the Tezza

To be honest I'm not sure what will happen when it comes to import like you sometime's I've got away with it. The guy I was dealing with said he would label them as a gift so just have to wait and see what happens. Don't know what it's like importing stuff in the UK, but for here the bigger the box...
by Rob
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Visual & Exterior section
Topic: Antenna replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: Antenna replacement

moomoo wrote:just remove one of the rear pillars and the plastic fastners holding on the rooflining and you should be able to reach it then.


Great thanks!

My antenna came a cropper when trying to sweep over a foot of snow off the car. The plastic base was very brittle in the low temperatures.
by Rob
Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission section
Topic: Cleaning a panel filter
Replies: 17
Views: 3204

Re: Cleaning a panel filter

Don't wash a panel filter unless it specifically says so! Only the sponge (intake kit) type ones can be washed. You don't want it disintegrating and chunks flying into the engine!

The recomemended way is to blast it with an air line. Not much good at home I know. I vacuum mine. :)
by Rob
Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Visual & Exterior section
Topic: Antenna replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Antenna replacement

I was reading the workshop manual for the antenna replacement and it says you need to disassemble most of the car interior to get at the underside of it! All pillar trims, roof headlining, etc. etc. I was wondering is it possible to cheat and pull a the lining back under the antenna, without removin...
by Rob
Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Pic & video vault
Topic: Smash!
Replies: 12
Views: 1209

Smash!

by Rob
Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-car related chat
Topic: Stolen Audi
Replies: 15
Views: 1410

Re: Stolen Audi

would they not just go down the road and remove the tracker? It's smaller than a cigarette pack. Very easily hidden. By the time they find mine, I'll have found them. ;) Plus there's a "fence" mode - if the tracker detects movement, it automatically reports is position. If you loose power...
by Rob
Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-car related chat
Topic: Stolen Audi
Replies: 15
Views: 1410

Re: Stolen Audi

Excellent now lets hope they catch them the scumbags. Just on the subject where does the trackers and any idea of price. ? Installed one myself: http://cgi.ebay.ie/Realtime-GPS-GSM-GPRS-Vehicle-Car-Tracker-System-Device-/180616282555?pt=UK_Gadgets&hash=item2a0d91c1bb" onclick="window.open(this....
by Rob
Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-car related chat
Topic: Stolen Audi
Replies: 15
Views: 1410

Re: Stolen Audi

A happy ending for once! He got it back, thanks to word of mouth on Facebook. Someone who saw his Facebook appeal spotted it parked in an estate a few miles away, completely unharmed. The Gardai have taken it away for fingerprinting and he's getting the locks changed. He's also investing in a GPS tr...
by Rob
Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: I.C.E & Interior section
Topic: Kenwood stereo
Replies: 24
Views: 2513

Re: Kenwood stereo

Amp bypassed already, have a 2din fascia that I got off nick. There's a panel with it to cut to suit 1 din but I'd prefer a tray. At the moment there's a flat connector for the old chinavasion unit. Will I need an adaptor for the kenwood? The Kenwood will come with ISO plugs, so if you have an ISO ...
by Rob
Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Problems with your Altezza
Topic: heating
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Re: heating

Daantezza wrote:I have another heating problem.

When I'm driving a lot, I feel it get HOT where i put my left feet.
What is that problem?


If it was the passenger side, I would say the exhaust, especially if any shielding has been removed for a custom exhaust. Driver's side, I'm not sure why.
by Rob
Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: I.C.E & Interior section
Topic: Kenwood stereo
Replies: 24
Views: 2513

Re: Kenwood stereo

You'll need to get a fascia to fit the unit you are getting (single or double din) and an ISO adaptor cable. The brackets you can take off the existing stereo. You can get either a cheap autoleads fascia or the genuine Toyota one. The latter has a more sturdy feel and has a better finish. The ISO ca...
by Rob
Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Tezza sale prices
Replies: 9
Views: 2291

Re: Tezza sale prices

I think you guys in Ireland are a bit more unlucky cos there seems to be alot of tezza's over there. As was said, it's a double edged sword. Rare means it's a lot harder to get parts from scrapped cars. At least with it's increased popularity (and more boy racers planting them in trees) it's easier...

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