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  • My 1996 Silver ABY Coupe

    I've been on the forum for about 1 and a half years but haven't made a thread about my car yet so I thought I might start one up

    I first bought my coupe from the UK during August of last year, the previous owner had the car advertised for almost 2 years before I purchased it, so it did need a bit of TLC and maintenance but the bodywork, undercarriage, interior were all in fantastic condition given their age and even the engine was super smooth so it was worth the asking price.

    We took the trip down overland which was about 2 days to Malta. The car had a couple of minor issues, the window relay worked on and off, the radiator was spewing coolant out of the top and had been sealed off with some plastic sealant, needless to say things got pretty hot in Italy with 40c+ weather , it was spewing coolant out around the engine bay, the a/c didn't work either which didn't help .

    During the trip down we topped up the coolant constantly to keep temperatures down, also due to the car and exhaust having been lowered quite substanitally, it was scraping a fair bit and half way down the noise changed and the car clearly had the exhaust cut along the middle. When we finally got to Sicily to board the ferry for Malta, the ferry's ramp was at such an angle that the exhaust caught on it as we boarded and it finally cut in half . I was gutted to say the least that we finally arrived in Malta and the exhaust was ****ed

    The mechanic in our garage came to wait for us outside the ferry with a tow truck, we exited the ferry and raised the car outside on the tow truck so that we could tighten the rear part of the exhaust so that it wouldn't scrape till we could get it back to the garage. The mechanic later managed to weld the exhaust, though not professionally it's held up till now and have had no issues as we raised the height after this

    So this was the car, home finally


    DPP_1033 by ryanaqui, on Flickr


    DPP_1022 by ryanaqui, on Flickr

    The wheels weren't looking too smart at that moment in time


    DPP_1029 by ryanaqui, on Flickr
    The leak in the radiator:


    DPP_1035 by ryanaqui, on Flickr

    The first things done with the car, was a full service and trying to get the aircon working, all that needed sorting was a leak in one of the pipes and finally I had aircon . After that, we managed to find a radiator from a local supplier, needless to say I was peed off to find out it was a Nissens unit but I needed it fitted as I was using up lots of coolant .

    The car developed a misfire, so we had an EFI Express Coil Kit installed vs the old coils and also had new spark plugs fitted which sorted that out

    We got to fitting the radiator and found out that after taking off the condenser unit that one of the fittings on the unit was knackered and could no longer be used, the unit itself was also in quite a state, so we got a replacement unit locally a few weeks later and found out that the fittings for the pipe were different and we had to have one of the ends of the pipe from the compressor to condesner changed. We tried removing the pipe off of the compressor, we got it off along with part of the compressor housing .

    We waited a few months and finally had the new a/c compressor installed with a new a/c pipe and I had aircon once again . Though right now it's leaking as there is no cold air coming out and the compressor is making a bit of a noise as well, oh well

    Here she was after a bit of cleaning up and maintenance


    DPP_1310 by ryanaqui, on Flickr

    More to come as I think I'm overdoing it for a first post on this thread
    1996 S2 ABY Silver

  • #2
    Stunning.

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    • #3
      Awesome car. One of my personal favorites on the forum.

      Keep the updates and photos coming please.
      1995 Audi S2 Avant

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      • #4
        Cheers guys, definitely more to come
        1996 S2 ABY Silver

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        • #5
          I love them splits on a s2 and yours looks stunning .

          You can get stainless lips that never fade pr need polishing and are practically indistrutable .

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          • #6
            Was going to have them refurbished as I'm currently riding on 17s to prevent further damaging them

            Could you point me in the right direction for stainless steel lips?
            1996 S2 ABY Silver

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rynaqui View Post
              Was going to have them refurbished as I'm currently riding on 17s to prevent further damaging them

              Could you point me in the right direction for stainless steel lips?

              After fitting these lips you could use them as dailys and never worry about having to polish them lips again .

              I am going to be making a order for 4 step lips from 16" to 17" for my bbs rims .

              http://www.felgenfuchs.de/en/Outer-L...8-Radinox.html

              Google them on YouTube and look at the abuse these get and there still mint after .

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              • #8
                Defo more pics required!! Absolutely stunning car

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jsws3 View Post
                  After fitting these lips you could use them as dailys and never worry about having to polish them lips again .

                  I am going to be making a order for 4 step lips from 16" to 17" for my bbs rims .

                  http://www.felgenfuchs.de/en/Outer-L...8-Radinox.html

                  Google them on YouTube and look at the abuse these get and there still mint after .
                  Had a look but will have to make my fronts .5 of an inch wider so will be 8.5 but I think should be ok

                  They sure can take a beating and that's exactly what I need in Malta . My current lips got bent out of nothing

                  Originally posted by anthonys2 View Post
                  Defo more pics required!! Absolutely stunning car
                  Cheers mate, here's a couple


                  DPP_2150 by ryanaqui, on Flickr


                  DPP_1844 by ryanaqui, on Flickr
                  1996 S2 ABY Silver

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                  • #10
                    Love this car
                    Panthero Coupé quattro 20vt
                    Indigo ABY coupé
                    Imola B6 S4 Avant

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Error404 View Post
                      Love this car
                      + 1

                      That petrol station pic is awesome
                      95 Coupe Kingfisher ABY

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                      • #12
                        Got to admit black is my favourite colour for the S2 but Silver comes a close 2nd this car is simply stunning you better turn up at ADI next year I want to have a good look at this!!!lol

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                        • #13
                          Yes very nice looking coupe, but I am biased owning a Crystal silver one too


                          Tonks4x4 - The Land Rover Specialist
                          Audi Nut!!!

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                          • #14
                            Looks perfect

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                            • #15
                              Thanks guys, much appreciated and I am definitely hoping to bring it over for ADI next year

                              Just a few more pics, off to work then may add some more to the thread later


                              DPP_1978 by ryanaqui, on Flickr


                              DPP_2050 by ryanaqui, on Flickr


                              DPP_2061 by ryanaqui, on Flickr


                              DPP_2107 by ryanaqui, on Flickr
                              1996 S2 ABY Silver

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