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    Aluminium Exhaust Brackets

    All I am considering putting an extra bracket on the exhaust of my car to stabilise the pipes. The exhaust will not fall off with out the new bracket but the exhaust does wobble around a bit more than I would like. I am considering making this bracket out of aluminium. Has anyone ever tried...
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    Tach

    Hi John I got the fitting instructions with mine Sw 1,2 and 3 are for number of Cylinders. For 8 they should be on, off, on. Switches 4 and 5 are for input signal The table with this goes Input signal Sw4 Sw5 Contact breaker ignition Off On Hall Effect...
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    Roaring Forties #24

    Thanks for the compliments guys. All the work is certainly worth it. Peter Thanks for the invite, but I can't make it this weekend. I will keep in touch though. Tim It feels awesome. It's pretty easy to drive, but the right hand gear change is still trapping me occasionally. I took off...
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    RF overdrive 5th gear for Audi 016

    Mike I will presume you know the basic process. Let me know if you don't. - there are 2 issues to watch. 1. There are large round circlip like springs in the syncroniser assemblies. These hold the 3 little plates called syncroniser keys out. There is one on each end of the syncro keys...
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    RF overdrive 5th gear for Audi 016

    Hi all. I have now had the opportunity of doing some kilometers in my RF40 equipped with the RF overdrive 5th gear. At an indicated 2100 RPM I am doing an indicated 100 Kilometers per hour. This appears to be significantly lower RPM for the same speed than I was getting before. The new...
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    Roaring Forties #24

    I should take this opportunity to thank Robert and all the team at Roaring Forties for all the assistance that I got throughout the process. Also to the members of the forum. Without all this help I probably would never have got to this point. Regards John
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    Roaring Forties #24

    And another
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    Roaring Forties #24

    And finally - it's finished - whatever that means.
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    Audi 016 - Can't select reverse

    Re: Audi 016 - Can\'t select reverse Mike I just remembered that there is a circlip on the shaft which must be removed before the gear is removed. It's hiding under the synco cone from memory. It comes out at the same time that the scroll pin is removed from the selector. You may need to...
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    Audi 016 - Can't select reverse

    Re: Audi 016 - Can\'t select reverse Hi Mike Pulling fifth is fairly straight forward, but you do need a gear puller. First remove the round cap which goes in to the top of the end case at the back. Under that there is a bolt which must be removed. The bolt tensions a cup and ball type...
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    Audi 016 - Can't select reverse

    Re: Audi 016 - Can\'t select reverse We found the problem over the weekend. It was actually one of the large round springs in the synchro mechanism for fifth gear was trying to escape. It stopped the fifth/reverse selector shaft from moving far enough in the reverse direction to engage the...
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    Pivot point bracket dimensions

    Hi Eric On my car the plates that attach to the clip are 210mm by 50mm Regards John
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    Audi 016 - Can't select reverse

    Re: Audi 016 - Can\'t select reverse Removed the bolt today. The expected spring and plunger was under it, all looking very normal and in good condition. It made no difference if the bolt was in or out. It's starting to look like I'm going to have to do this the hard way. John
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    Audi 016 - Can't select reverse

    Re: Audi 016 - Can\'t select reverse Thanks Joseph Great picture - It is absolutely clear now. Regards John
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    Audi 016 - Can't select reverse

    Re: Audi 016 - Can\'t select reverse Thanks a lot Eric I have a 10MB Mailbox limit. If that's not enough, let me know and I may be able to arrange an alternative. Regards John
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    Audi 016 - Can't select reverse

    Re: Audi 016 - Can\'t select reverse Hi Eric No luck so far. The bolt in the rear end of the mainshaft was not loose but was at 30 lbft. I raised this to 50 but it didn't fix it. There is another bolt on the lower shaft. Do you think there is any value in checking that one? I tried...
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    Audi 016 - Can't select reverse

    Re: Audi 016 - Can\'t select reverse Thanks Eric I think I understand now. I will check that bolt which goes into the rear end of the mainshaft. I have checked the linkage already, but will remove it to isolate that. I will let you know how I get on. It may take a few days. I have a nice...
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    Audi 016 - Can't select reverse

    Re: Audi 016 - Can\'t select reverse Thanks for the reply Eric This has only just happened. The gearbox was working fine until today. I have not checked the reverse switch. I will try that. I'm not with you on that big nut. There is one sticking out the rear of the gear box (in the...
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    Audi 016 - Can't select reverse

    Audi 016 - Can\'t select reverse I have just been driving around uneventfully, until I tried to select reverse but couldn't engage it. The gear lever will enter the reverse gate but won't go all the way in. The linkages all look tight and the lever feels normal for the other gears. I have...
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    Leather sill matts

    Count me in as well. Black suits me and the logo sounds good as well. There should be no issues for me with sill sizes. I have an RF40 as well. Regards John
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