The only place for a coil spring is up Zebedee's arse
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So far:

  • LPG Conversion
  • ABS Reservoir replaced
  • Front Left wheel bearing replaced
  • New front disks/pads (EBC Greenstuff)
  • Nanocom Evo purchased!
  • Lambda Sensor replaced, Bank 2
  • ABS sensor Fixed! (pushed in properly. ahem)
  • Rear Left ABS Sensor replaced (seems like a permanent fix this time)
  • Cruise Control fixed - vacuum pipe (Thanks Gilbertd) Summer Camp 1 :)
  • EAS water trap thingy replaced and air leak cured. Up she rises!
  • Alarm siren reconnected. For now.
  • Tracking (all four) has helped with front end wander. Still shimmies on rebound. But the wheel is now centred on straight ahead (on average!)
  • New Bosch MAF replaced the (perfect looking Bosch) MAF and resolved misfire and adaptive value out of range codes
  • I think the new ABS sensor also fixed the Rough Road Signal Implausible code
  • EAS now back under control. The fault was the pink/black wire for the handbrake signal which passes between the BECM and the EAS ECU. It was shorted to ground by.. a self tapping screw banged through the floor during the LPG install.
  • HEVAC panel now working properly (Martyfied with LED glory)
  • Refurb window/mirror/roof switch panel - all working! (Marty)
  • HEATED SEATS! (big win) Marty again!
  • Replaced the coolant return from the top of the rad to the expansion tank with silicon which is actually long enough to reach and use the correct route.
  • New Front Diff (Ashcroft refurb) after the pinion bearings popped and ate the gears
  • New Radiator Fitted
  • Audi Heater Core fitted - Go Marty!
  • Refurbed blend motors fitted (x3) and heater box swapped for Martified and greased version
  • New 02 on bank 2.. hmm looking back that might be the wrong side! Still, that was the one giving issues on the Nanocom.
  • Front Passenger Door outstation replaced (water ingress). The fun part was opening the superlocked door :)
  • Sat Nav is back from NW London!
  • Headlining fixed on the great headlining production line Summer Camp 2017
  • SRS fault gone, yellow connector under drivers seat cleaned
  • High level brake light showing all five lights (thanks GilbertD)
  • LH-F door switch now sorted (thanks Marty)
  • New Drag Link and Offside Ball Joint for MOT
    MOT 12 OCT 17 CO 0.00% HC 28ppm
  • EAS compressor replaced by Marty in a display of dedication to the P38 cause above and beyond any reasonable expectations Nov 17
  • EAS Dessicant replaced Nov 17
  • EAS Valve block stripped, O-rings replaced, Dec 17.
  • Boot Hatch Gas Struts replaced Dec 17
  • Door and Tailgate straps/hinges greased 09 Jan 18 (it's the little things)
  • Rear Left interior roof light replaced (switch was too far gone) Mar 18
  • Replaced Driver's side headlamp wiper/arm Apr 18
  • Aircon Regas (Kwik Fit) May 18 No leaks reported and super cold!
  • New Exhaust (Klarius) May 18
  • Front Pads (EBC Greenstuff 7000) May 18
  • Rear Left Height Sensor (SEP 18)
  • Bump Stop Front Left (SEP 18)
    MOT OCT 23rd 18
  • Rear disks/pads
  • Rear caliper passenger side
  • Rear brake pipes
  • Drag link
  • Track rod
  • Panhard rod bushes
  • Balljoints (passenger side)
  • Rear hub (passenger again)
  • Rear axle oil seal (yep, passenger)
  • Roll Bar links (front)
  • Steering box adjusted, tracking.
    Dec 18
    Silicon pipe installed from head to expansion bottle (throttle body heater elimination FINALLY complete)
  • New top hose (minus link to thermostat) installed
  • Cruise control pipe shortened/re-attached to fix leak.
    Jun 19
  • Front Radius Arm bushes replaced
  • New UJs in front propshaft
  • Driver's door wiring sorted (No more lockouts!) - hmm not so much!
    Aug 19
  • Recon (Ashcroft) Viscous Coupling fitted
  • New Dex III in the Transfer Case
    OCT 19
  • MOT. CO 0% HC 30ppm
  • New exhaust centre section fitted
    JAN 20
  • New HT leads
  • New Plugs (All platinum NGK apart from no 5 which is Copper due to thread dramas)
    JUN 20
  • New Backboxes fitted under warranty (stuffing was falling out of the back)
  • New Coils (LR) fixed misfire.
    AUG 20
  • Changed oil to 5W50 Comma with Mann filter. 130k miles.
    OCT 20
  • New Tyres! Michelin Cross Climate 255/55r18 £590 fitted, 136k miles
  • MOT (no advisories) 136,694 - CO 0.00% HC 145ppm
    SEP 21
  • Fitted refurb EAS Compressor
    OCT 21
  • MOT CO 0.00% HC 130ppm
    Advisories Sealt belt buckle slightly damaged (Nearside Rear) - guess they didn't fit the replacement then!
    Offside Rear airbag suspension airbag slightly perished. Hmm - best get onto that then.
    -20 Feb 22 another new Hanook. Don't blame the battery, blame the idiot who keeps leaving the headlights on :/
    -22 Feb 22 Rear Airbags replaced. Say it quickly.
    -10 APR 22 Front Airbags replaced. Good Lord, she can stand up overnight!
    -20 JUN 22 Oil Change (Comma 5w50) 148k miles. Hmmm 12k is probably a bit too long between changes!
    Pollen filters
  • 26 JUL 22 Aircon Regas - Halfords on the drive man in a van stylee
    -18 MAR 23 - Headgasket and exhaust manifold Driver's side, 150A alternator

2001 4.6 Vogue. Epsom/Lightstone.
Suspension Calibration blocks available for loan (home-made but seem accurate)
Nanocom for P38/Motronic available in York/Scarborough area.
Currently on the list:
Back to the boring perma-list:
Driver's door latch. Sat Nav is lost. CD player U/S.