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Old 18th August 2020, 02:58 PM
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As it was five years and about 40k miles since the cambelt was changed, plus the engine temp was often below 90 (possibly the thermostat) I thought it prudent to have it all changed and who else would be better than the D2 Doctor!

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It turns out my car is fairly kind and also seems in good shape, although it didn't want to give up the belts without some sort of a fight to which a special tool was created.

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MJ's knowledge is outstanding and I'll be looking to go back again to get some other bits sorted out, especially a leaking oil seal. I didn't know that my interior spec was a little unusual for an S8 with swing grey lowers, black tops and light uppers. I like the two tone dash though.

Turns out that the Audi bodyshop bodged my FL1 foglights to fit an FL2 lower valance, I guess it was cheaper than replacing everything, will try to sort that out sometime.
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Old 19th August 2020, 10:46 PM
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My oh my!
I got to say your engine looks amazing. Not like mine, all covered in old oil.
... and I envy you that you could bring the car to the doctor. Wish I could
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Old 20th August 2020, 09:51 AM
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Thank you. It's a testament to it's former owners and has been well looked after, plus I've been lucky!

MJ did clean it up a fair bit before putting it back together but there's not too much oil. We are very fortunate to have MJ here and on the forum. It doesn't look like you could bring yours at the moment even if you were closer. I hope you manage to get it running again soon.
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Old 29th August 2020, 12:04 PM
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If you want to convert the lower valance back to FL1 spec, I have a brand new FL1 valance I can sell you.
Needs freighting from Australia though, but I'm sure that can be arranged.
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