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  • Tractor Dave
    started a topic New S2 Avant Nothelle N300 owner

    New S2 Avant Nothelle N300 owner

    Just before Christmas I became the proud owner of a 1994 S2 Avant Nothelle 300! It was delivered on a car trailer, followed by several other boxes of parts and I'm still waiting for loads more. Basically, it's in bits. The last owner, who is a members of the forum intended to convert it to a track car and totally stripped it some three years ago. It's sat in a dusty shed since then and looked in a very sorry state when it arrived. I've spent a few days cleaning it up and assessing what needs to be done. There are lots of parts missing (turbo, turbo manifold, wheels, front brakes, exhaust etc etc and I will be posting a detailed wanted ad when my permission allows.
    I've been an Audi fan for many years, having owned over 10 different Audi's and VW's for the past 20 years. I always wanted to own an S2, but could never quite afford one. Now the dream has finally come true.
    I have some experience of restorations. Recently I've done two tractors, one a John Deere (more great German engineering) and years ago I did an Audi 100 Quattro 2.2 10v.
    I hope to restore the car back to the Nothelle spec. I've already spoken to Nothelle to see if I can still get the special turbo and exhaust manifold and will be looking for front brakes, possibly Alcon or if to expensive, Porsche calipers.
    The shell is in good shape. There is hardly any rust, just a small amount around the pro con 10 cables in the engine bay which should be easy to fix.
    I'm having to do some welding in the engine bay as the top of the struts have been modified to take a racing brace.
    I will be looking for a donor Audi 80, both for small trim parts and the front dash top which is cracked.
    It seems that four of the past owners as still members here. I've PM'd them all for a chat.

    Wish me luck!

    Dave



  • LHD_Kid
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    Now you hardly see that little tab... Much better

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  • Tractor Dave
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    Like this?


    And I found this on eBay for £12


    Mine had some scoring so it was a no brainier not to swap it.



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  • Tractor Dave
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    Originally posted by LHD_Kid View Post
    Round the ends off, paint it black, would look fine
    Good plan

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  • LHD_Kid
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    Round the ends off, paint it black, would look fine

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  • Tractor Dave
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    And I made a little bracket for the oil cooler. It was vibrating against the slam panel support. It doesn’t look very pretty but does the job.



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  • Tractor Dave
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    I finally got around to changing the gearbox part. I got a good second hand one from a very kind forum member.


    The old part was completely f##ked! I couldn’t even get the spanner in it. Had to remove with mole grips. Looks like chemical erosion?
    My temporary repair was holding well though.
    All fitted and good now.


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  • Tractor Dave
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    Originally posted by Error404 View Post
    No mate, seem to be working 7.5 days a week at the minute!
    That's not good. Everyone needs a day off now and again.

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  • Error404
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    No mate, seem to be working 7.5 days a week at the minute!

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  • Tractor Dave
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    Originally posted by Error404 View Post
    I have them in stock
    Thanks Alex. Are you going to Chessington on Sunday?

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  • Error404
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    I have them in stock

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  • steve briance
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    A few years ago, Alex (error404) was able to supply gold contacts to put into the MAF connectors. No idea if they are still available but I'm sure I've read somewhere in a Bentley service manual that there is a procedure during fault finding on the engine that; the factory specify replacing with gold plated terminals.

    Put some in and avoid corrosion problems in the future!

    (or find an aftermarket connect with gold pins already in and solder that into your loom maybe)

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  • newsh
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    Originally posted by Tractor Dave
    Ok, I read up here about the MAF connector. I cleaned it up with proper contact cleaner (I think I used WD40 before). Took her for a spin and........... ... wow she really goes. No boost cut, smooth as a turbine all the way to the top
    Ah that old chestnut, you maybe read that it took me ages to finally cure mine. If it seems to be coming back again then pop the pins out of the connector shell and clean them properly or replace them.

    Glad she’s going properly !

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  • Tractor Dave
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    Originally posted by Greg_S View Post
    That is gonna be a worthwhile investment. Make sure to post some details on what its like to use.
    This video is the best one I could find that shows how the tool is used and its the same set up as the S2 Avant. I wouldn't recommend using the air gun during the procedure as if something isn't lined up correctly, things could get broken fairly quickly.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC1teB0GgSM

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  • Tractor Dave
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    Originally posted by s0_big View Post
    Looking good
    Thanks very much. All the hard work is starting to pay off

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