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SpikeB

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SpikeB last won the day on June 9 2016

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About SpikeB

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    Learner Driver
  • Birthday 22/06/1976

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  • Car Details
    FW Special 2.0l Zetec
    Audi Q7
  • My Location
    Rochester, Kent

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  1. SpikeB

    FW Special Build Thread by Complete Novices

    Then I think by the weekend we'll be down to polishing the car!! I've already RainX the windscreen in an attempt to help the pathetic window wipers! That stuff is fantastic, I use it on the Q7 all the time!
  2. SpikeB

    FW Special Build Thread by Complete Novices

    @AdgeC I think I'll do the same with my exhaust clips even though I have turned them inwards to help keep them away from the cone. Some of the jubilee clips in the engine bay are quite sharp - shall I round these as well or cover with rubber where appropriate?
  3. SpikeB

    FW Special Build Thread by Complete Novices

    Thanks @Steve (sdh2903) and @AdgeC Ian from Westfield has said the same....
  4. SpikeB

    FW Special Build Thread by Complete Novices

    Any further opinions on whether or not I can get away with IVA Nut covers on the rollbar bolts instead of those annoying GRP covers which were supplied? As far as I can tell it's almost my last pre-IVA job!
  5. SpikeB

    FW Special Build Thread by Complete Novices

    So you reckon I could get away with IVA caps? (Really hoping you say yes )
  6. SpikeB

    FW Special Build Thread by Complete Novices

    Tonight’s job is the rollbar covers. A job we just have been able to get our heads around (certainly not if we want it to look good). Before i I start on this, the wife had a question. Could we get away with just putting Iva but covers over the bolts (as per picture)? eould the problem be the sharp edges on the GRP? I guess they could be rounded out....
  7. SpikeB

    FW Special Build Thread by Complete Novices

    Just spoke to Ian at Westfield and he has agreed the cap needs replacing. He is sending over night with a courier. Great customer service!
  8. SpikeB

    FW Special Build Thread by Complete Novices

    We were just saying exactly the same - it’s actually a good education for both of us finding these issues and seeing how you guys diagnose and help us.
  9. SpikeB

    FW Special Build Thread by Complete Novices

    Thanks both. I’ll phone Ian first thing tomorrow with my best panicky voice!
  10. SpikeB

    FW Special Build Thread by Complete Novices

    With the ignition on and the wires connected we took the switch out and shook it. The warning light flashed occasionally. Looks like a new cap is needed. Would you agree?
  11. SpikeB

    FW Special Build Thread by Complete Novices

    Do you mean testing continuity across these terminals? Do I test continuity using the resistance setting on the multimeter? If so it didn’t show any reading for resistance
  12. SpikeB

    FW Special Build Thread by Complete Novices

    Ok so we connected the two wires going into the cap and the brake warning light came on (handbrake was off) so does this mean we need a new brake fluid reservoir cap? I dodnt understand ehat what you meant when you said trying a test meter on continuity on the float contacts?
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    FW Special Build Thread by Complete Novices

    Yes the light comes on when the handbrake is on. However with handbrake off and cap removed no light.
  14. SpikeB

    FW Special Build Thread by Complete Novices

    Doing some further checks tonight and we did a test where we took the brake fluid tank cap off to simulate low / no brake fluid. Was hoping to see a warning light of some kind but nothing happened. I presume this is an Iva fail?
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