BB's TT

A single place to record your entire TT ownership
Forum rules
Each TTOC Member can post one thread to contain a full journal of their TT ownership.

This can be a full blown build thread or as simple as a set of pictures, the choice is yours.
Post Reply
BrianB
Posts: 355
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:21 pm
TTOC Membership: 02935
Location: Preston, Lancashire
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 17 times

BB's TT

Post by BrianB » Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:32 pm

So back in July the idea of owning a Mk1 TT became a reality and I picked up my blue 2002 225 Coupe. As soon as I had taken it for a test drive I knew this was the car for me.
Given the age of the car I knew there would be some work to be done and looking back through the history that came with the car one of the first jobs would be the replacement of the cam belt and water pump. In addition to this the key fob remote wasn't working and the drivers side dipped beam light appeared not to be working.
I replaced the battery in the key fob and through more luck than judgement managed to get it working or so I thought!!! The remote locking lasted about a month before it started playing up, sometimes working sometimes not I read lots of information online about resyncing the key to the car but all to no avail. The drivers side headlight I discovered would eventually come on if I switched the lights on and off several times and occasionally would come on at first attempt.
Having decided what needed to be done first I started looking around the area for someone to do the work and went to see Dave and his team at ADS in Preston. The car was booked in for the cam belt to be replaced and I asked if they could give the car a good look over especially underneath, the car had previously been fitted with Amax lowering springs and although the ride height was good I felt the rear wheel negative camber was a bit too much.

To cut a long story short the dampers had seen better days and the springs weren't in great shape either, so after some discussion I decided to have new springs and dampers fitted and some corrosion removed on the sub frames that had been highlighted.
After doing some reading online finally settled on Bilstein B14's and Forge adjustable tie bars to deal with the camber issue and arranged for the work to be done.
Attachments
image.jpeg
Coming together
image.jpeg (1.15 MiB) Viewed 5127 times
image.jpeg
H&R's as well
image.jpeg (1.29 MiB) Viewed 5127 times
image.jpeg
Looking a whole lot better
image.jpeg (1.18 MiB) Viewed 5127 times
Image
Mk1 TT225 Coupe 2002
Image

User avatar
Cloud
Posts: 905
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:26 am
TTOC Membership: 02413
Location: Darwen, Lancashire
Has thanked: 83 times
Been thanked: 93 times

Re: BB's TT

Post by Cloud » Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:45 pm

Nice write up Brian. :yes:

Cleveleys Car Show is the perfect place to show off your car if you fancy a place on the stand... viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1716

Oh, and don't forget the NW monthly meets...viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1322 :D
Image
Image
Image

atmorgan
Posts: 90
Joined: Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:18 pm
TTOC Membership: 02880
Location: Hampton
Been thanked: 6 times

Re: BB's TT

Post by atmorgan » Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:07 pm

BrianB wrote:So back in July the idea of owning a Mk1 TT became a reality and I picked up my blue 2002 225 Coupe. As soon as I had taken it for a test drive I knew this was the car for me.
Given the age of the car I knew there would be some work to be done and looking back through the history that came with the car one of the first jobs would be the replacement of the cam belt and water pump. In addition to this the key fob remote wasn't working and the drivers side dipped beam light appeared not to be working.
I replaced the battery in the key fob and through more luck than judgement managed to get it working or so I thought!!! The remote locking lasted about a month before it started playing up, sometimes working sometimes not I read lots of information online about resyncing the key to the car but all to no avail. The drivers side headlight I discovered would eventually come on if I switched the lights on and off several times and occasionally would come on at first attempt.
Having decided what needed to be done first I started looking around the area for someone to do the work and went to see Dave and his team at ADS in Preston. The car was booked in for the cam belt to be replaced and I asked if they could give the car a good look over especially underneath, the car had previously been fitted with Amax lowering springs and although the ride height was good I felt the rear wheel negative camber was a bit too much.

To cut a long story short the dampers had seen better days and the springs weren't in great shape either, so after some discussion I decided to have new springs and dampers fitted and some corrosion removed on the sub frames that had been highlighted.
After doing some reading online finally settled on Bilstein B14's and Forge adjustable tie bars to deal with the camber issue and arranged for the work to be done.

Regarding your locking did you ever get to the bottom of it? I'm suffering the same issue at the moment.
Actually starting to feel like I'm in the 90's
Image

BrianB
Posts: 355
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:21 pm
TTOC Membership: 02935
Location: Preston, Lancashire
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 17 times

Re: BB's TT

Post by BrianB » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:26 pm

Dave ordered a new key from Audi and recoded it for me, picked the car up last Friday so only been a few days with new key, time will tell !!!!
Image
Mk1 TT225 Coupe 2002
Image

BrianB
Posts: 355
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:21 pm
TTOC Membership: 02935
Location: Preston, Lancashire
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 17 times

Re: BB's TT

Post by BrianB » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:32 pm

All back together after several days work!!!!
Attachments
image.jpeg
image.jpeg (1.18 MiB) Viewed 5107 times
image.jpeg
image.jpeg (1.34 MiB) Viewed 5107 times
Image
Mk1 TT225 Coupe 2002
Image

BrianB
Posts: 355
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:21 pm
TTOC Membership: 02935
Location: Preston, Lancashire
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 17 times

Re: BB's TT

Post by BrianB » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:28 pm

Unfortunately I'll be away for the March and April NW monthly meets :(
Image
Mk1 TT225 Coupe 2002
Image

Lollypop86
Marketing Secretary
Posts: 743
Joined: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:20 pm
TTOC Membership: 02501
Location: Bucklebury
Has thanked: 24 times
Been thanked: 31 times

Re: BB's TT

Post by Lollypop86 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:40 am

Nice little write up there :)

J
xx
2013 - 2017 - Stage 1 150bhp mk1 dolomite grey roadster - gone but never forgotten
2017 - Present - 2007 mk2 Darak Beige 2.0 TFSI

Image
Image

User avatar
JorgeTTCQ
Posts: 946
Joined: Mon May 21, 2012 6:38 am
TTOC Membership: 02104
Location: Alicante, Spain
Has thanked: 41 times
Been thanked: 63 times
Contact:

Re: BB's TT

Post by JorgeTTCQ » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:58 pm

Looking very good, well done :thumbsup:
Image
Image

BrianB
Posts: 355
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:21 pm
TTOC Membership: 02935
Location: Preston, Lancashire
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 17 times

Re: BB's TT

Post by BrianB » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:28 pm

Thought it was time to do something about the tired and worn grab handles on passenger and drivers door so having read numerous accounts of what was involved decided to have a go.
Attachments
image.jpeg
And After
image.jpeg (714.5 KiB) Viewed 4915 times
image.jpeg
During
image.jpeg (1.62 MiB) Viewed 4915 times
image.jpeg
Before
image.jpeg (975.29 KiB) Viewed 4915 times
Image
Mk1 TT225 Coupe 2002
Image

BrianB
Posts: 355
Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:21 pm
TTOC Membership: 02935
Location: Preston, Lancashire
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 17 times

Re: BB's TT

Post by BrianB » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:30 pm

Sorry pics in wrong order, still getting to grips with the website!!!
Image
Mk1 TT225 Coupe 2002
Image

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest