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Old 18th January 2022, 12:08 PM
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Just a quick update on this. First, ignore my comment about the location of the vacuum pipe - the internal unit that has the bracket attached to it rotates, so you can get it to fit perfectly.
Second, the unit I bought failed (the bracket pulled off the clip at the top of the bellows, but it didnít break) and the people I bought it from (British Parts) donít want to know. I have checked the link to the manifold is free, so I think the cause is a poorly moulded clip. See photo for Hella part number.
Finally, I repaired the old bellows! If the bellows are not torn and itís just the clip thatís broken, you can cut/break off the remaining part of the clip, drill a small pilot hole in the plastic disc inside the bellows and use a self tapping screw and washer to attach the bracket. Seems to be working fine, but Iíll report back after a few more miles. See photo for repair in situ.
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2002 Final Edition S8. Ebony black with Silver Grey leather and myrtle wood trim.
Current mods: solar sun roof, 20mm rear spacers, 15 mm on front, red brembo callipers, 6k headlights, rear view camera, engine remap, alloy dash dial rings, alloy navi rings, tt/phaeton pedal upgrade, (and custom matching foot rest) dension ipod interface & parrot hands free kit (both fully hidden), av input, tv in motion switched thro' PF switch in blanking plug right of steering column, Audi 'quattro' sill covers, repositioned centre console switches, radio clock, .
Planned mods: auto-dimming rear view mirror, dash cam (as steamship's), fit the ski hatch, refit philips drl's (or maybe not).

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