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  • #16
    no real drama in putting the new centre on I did have pictures but not on my phone anymore for some reason. Only thing to note is the bearing bracket is mounted the opposite way round to the original so the kink on the underside is on the opposite side on the new one.

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    • #17
      side by side...bolt holes and bearing itself are aligned


      Almost done, ready to be dropped of for a balance before getting remounted, just to be sure.
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      • #18
        Something of a slow burner this project due to slipping a disc in my back on 22nd October. Had injections and epidural to no real effect and now have a discectomy being done at the end of Jan.

        in an attempt to get her back on 4 wheels between my son and i we managed to get the prop back on the car. The rear calipers were showing their age after 25 years and previously replaced s/s lines were looking tired too. So began trying to source new calipers, caliper carriers and new stainless flexis. Eventually between ebay, local motor factors with a guy who used to own ans S2 himself and trw, managed to get everything together and put them on the car over the Christmas break.

        all looking new amd shiny, thought i was on the home straight, then bumped into an issue with the handbrake which was pulling way too high. After a bit of fiddling to try and reset the auto adjustment then a peek under the car at the handbrake end, soon became clear that handbrake cable on the nearside was stretched.

        back to trw to find the part numbers and now awaiting their arrivial this week. Hopefully then i can get them swapped, run the car to the MOT station and get it on the road again.

        If not done in the next week or so, looks like the spring as will be out of action for several weeks waiting for back to recover...
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        • #19
          Hope you get the car sorted ASAP..
          .and good luck with the back op.- I have so far escaped surgery but have had several serious incapacitating lower back episodes- no fun indeed.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by mackenzie50 View Post
            Hope you get the car sorted ASAP..
            .and good luck with the back op.- I have so far escaped surgery but have had several serious incapacitating lower back episodes- no fun indeed.
            Cheers yes this is my first real encounter with proper back issues. I thought i knew pain before sciatic nerve related pain..foooook me it actually can make you howl and so damn uncomfortable i havent had a proper nights sleep in 4 months!
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            • #21
              Great work there mate. I've done the prop recently but had a spare used bearing in working order, which I left on my spare prop.

              I need to do the rear brakes next, as mine are dying. Could you post up a list of what you used, please?

              All my bolts and nylocks are stainless now with the poly engine, 'box and diff mounts. It's a little harsher and noisier but so much more controlled and easy to work on. All are standard torque values so shouldn't be any issues with SS.

              Will do rear carriers and callipers then pads all round, likely moving back to ds2500 as others haven't given any improvement.

              Ta
              Cheers'en, AndyC

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              • #22
                Fantastic quality photos and description. Just what I need to do my prop shaft when I start re building my Avant. Thank you very much indeed.
                When you get a chance, would you be able to list the parts you needed and numbers? Also, where do you take a prop shaft to be balanced?
                Good luck with your back. I'm a fellow sufferer to. Hopefully I'm not going down the surgery route just yet!
                S2 Avant in restoration
                S3 Sportback daily
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Tractor Dave View Post
                  Fantastic quality photos and description. Just what I need to do my prop shaft when I start re building my Avant. Thank you very much indeed.
                  When you get a chance, would you be able to list the parts you needed and numbers? Also, where do you take a prop shaft to be balanced?
                  Good luck with your back. I'm a fellow sufferer to. Hopefully I'm not going down the surgery route just yet!
                  Ah, so the story on the prop is a bit convoluted to be honest. I orginally sources a range of parts myself and started the process of refurbing it as per the thread. When I took it for balancing at www.propshaft-services.co.uk they immediately informed me that the cv's I had used on each end were not correct (inner cv joints from a ford) rather than the correct prop cv's. He did say they would work but that they would wear far quicker and also said they were not that good a quality too (hard to disagree as i paid peanuts for them years back!) The UJ howver was spot on and so I left them to sort the propshaft with correct cv's, add on the flat cv covers as I had sourced the incorrect ones which had indentations to enable full-lock extention.

                  They refurbed it, balanced it and even repainted it too. cost me £300-ish all in. Not 100% sure on part numbers to be honest for the cv's and boots/covers.

                  I will document the rear caliper bits and bobs, let me dig out the part numbers.
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                  • #24
                    Ok, some part numbers (these are specific to the 3B but could well in many cases cross-over to the ABY too:

                    Rear caliper carriers (both sides)
                    TRW part BDA436 https://www.trwaftermarket.com/en/ca...roduct/BDA436/ purchased on ebay for £21 per side and comes complete with slide pins and rubber boots plus an extra set of boots and grease.

                    Rear calipers
                    Delco Remy exchange units, need to locate the P/Ns but sourced via Andrew Page autofactors in Farnborough, Hants. £230 for the pair with £84 exchange unit return fee

                    Handbrake cables 893 609 721 E / 893 609 722 E
                    urquattrob on ebay - contact him via the forum: urquattrob81

                    Propshaft centre bearing

                    Brake hoses rear
                    Goodridge Coupe S2 rear pair (stainless, clear sleeved) £45.61 shipped no part number listed

                    Propshaft Centre Bearing
                    Driveshaft parts Ltd P/N CBA30133 £43
                    Last edited by s2driveruk; 29th January 2018, 15:37.
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                    • #25
                      That's all very helpful. Thanks very much indeed!
                      Cheers
                      Dave
                      S2 Avant in restoration
                      S3 Sportback daily
                      Terrecan parts collector

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                      • #26
                        Nice one David - I have tripped over my propshaft in the garage once to often - I need to get it refurb'd, shiny, balanced and stored somewhere sensible in readiness for use - sometime year 2021 at my rate !
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                        • #27
                          Ive got the JR CV joints too. I reused the old boots as they were fine... about the only time I've not spent £££.

                          I have had those carriers on my watch list for ages, so good to know they work.

                          Are the 3B and ABY cables different?

                          Just cleaned and sorted some spare callipers, which I'll fit despite them looking a bit old. Ideally I'll get the old ones refurbished by someone like Bigg Red or the Calliper Specialist, including paint etc. Sourced some Ferodo DS pads being sold off cheap, so the rear will be ok for now. Needs some DS2500s back in my life next.

                          Did think a turbo rebuild was due but hoping that it was just 2 bolts being 2mm too long
                          Cheers'en, AndyC

                          K24 Racing - K24R Products

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                          • #28
                            Hmmm decided to try and remove and replace the handbrake cables today. Pulledd of the old ones without too much pain other than the little grommets up by the handbrake itself but they did let go eventually. However, the two new ones are both longer than thos which came off. They appear to be listed as far longer than a xref with an online etka..

                            does anyone happen to know if they are still available via audi? Trw numbers do match up but lengths are way out.

                            so frustrating. Wanted to put them on and then move the car before op this week. I presume i could park it and chock it leaving it in gear....going to be left for 3 months before i am fit enough to source and then fit tie right ones...
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                            • #29
                              D'oh

                              Do the important lengths match or are they just wrong?

                              What are the numbers?
                              Cheers'en, AndyC

                              K24 Racing - K24R Products

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                              • #30
                                totally wrong Andy, I think TRW have mapped the fwd or some other model to the numbers I quoted above, they were miles out.

                                Thankfully, I managed to source the correct set from Rob on here and headed up to his place to collect them last night. They are the correct length as compared side by side with the originals.

                                Need to be really careful, this number and the E version are critical otherwise you will have incorrect lengths and the wrong terminations on the handbrake arm on the caliper too.

                                893 609 721 E / 893 609 722 E

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