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    Re: Engine bay fluid problem loud boom

    Mine did 3000kms on an open flatbed when it was delivered - not a pretty sight at all ! but looked good the next day after a bath.
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    Re: Engine bay fluid problem loud boom

    Does anyone have a place to source a new power steering fluid cap mine someone decided to over tighten it with probably pliers and cracked the logo on top that was aluminum. Its still works find just looks bad Noticed it today when I was cleaning all the fluid No luck on ebay ecs tunning etc

    Also when you shut the glass hatch does anyone know the rubber part that makes contact with the car when the hatch closes mine is beat up.
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    Re: Engine bay fluid problem loud boom

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveL View Post
    Mine did 3000kms on an open flatbed when it was delivered - not a pretty sight at all ! but looked good the next day after a bath.
    Very nice i bet you could not sleep

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    Re: Engine bay fluid problem loud boom

    Quote Originally Posted by VIPR8 View Post
    Does anyone have a place to source a new power steering fluid cap mine someone decided to over tighten it with probably pliers and cracked the logo on top that was aluminum. Its still works find just looks bad Noticed it today when I was cleaning all the fluid No luck on ebay ecs tunning etc

    Also when you shut the glass hatch does anyone know the rubber part that makes contact with the car when the hatch closes mine is beat up.
    IIRC on so many R8s the PS cap seems to turn too much when closing it, and then it's incredibly difficult to open, something to do with the seal on it failing I think. When closed the cap should look straight in the engine bay if that makes sense, not twisted. It still does the job but looks a little untidy like that and is ****ed stiff to open. Only fix is a brand new cap but they're not as cheap as they should be of course...
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    Re: Engine bay fluid problem loud boom

    Had the same trouble. Used two pieces of wood to rotate it off. Discovered if you tighten the cap until it lines up horizontally like the oil cap, there is a slight detent. The seal is tight and it's then easy to remove.

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    Re: Engine bay fluid problem loud boom

    So by the time the tow truck got to the dealer it was 5pm the Dealer called me and said the Tec looked it over and it looks like it was an air conditioning line that blew. He said they are going to go over all the lines and make sure no other lines are bad have to wait till monday as the R8 Tec only works on Mon - Friday. DaveL you where right about AC lol And it makes sense as I turned my AC on about 10 seconds before it blew.

    Having a bad day today So far my car is in the shop and then I get news that one of my Favorite Crypto currencys Solarcoin is being delisted from its main exchange. Its funny because Thats where I made profits from a few years back to buy the car in the first place lol

    Thanks guys for all the help ill keep you posted when I pick the car up.
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    Re: Engine bay fluid problem loud boom

    Not too bad a result, a line is better than a compressor. Soon be Monday.
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    Re: Engine bay fluid problem loud boom

    Quote Originally Posted by VIPR8 View Post
    Having a bad day today So far my car is in the shop and then I get news that one of my Favorite Crypto currencys Solarcoin is being delisted from its main exchange. Its funny because Thats where I made profits from a few years back to buy the car in the first place lol
    Ha! I'm old school. Sold some Apple stock back in the day to join the club with my first "fancy" car.

    We actually have a few miners at work that we cash out once in a while to buy things at work that don't fall under any budget line.
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    Re: Engine bay fluid problem loud boom

    Since you guys are talking about crypto what are thoughts on XRP

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    Re: Engine bay fluid problem loud boom

    Got update from dealer today looks like the AC line blew and then hit my wire connector for the secondary air system and the connector for the intake flap motors.

    I wonder if just the connectors can be replaced or does a entire new unit need to be ordered.

    Audi pure care he is going to get a hold of tomorrow do you guys think it will be covered since the AC line hit into these wires
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