Bonnet gap!!

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Bonnet gap!!

Post by MrRSB7 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:19 pm

Helloooo!


I am getting pee’d off with this gap below the centre of my bonnet, pretty sure that is not supposed to be like that, although half the rs4’s I see have it...... is there anyway to fix this without taking it to a body Shop??



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Re: Bonnet gap!!

Post by FrazerD » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:52 pm

I would say the gap on yours is fairly small. Mine is on the larger side and waiting until it goes to MRC before doing anything about it. There’s a screw type stop either side of the grill that the bumper sits on and it’s these that you need to adjust to reduce the gap.

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Re: Bonnet gap!!

Post by Ian_C » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:58 am

What on earth is going on with that plate?! You are definitely getting a full house on the illegal plate score card there!! Begging to have your butt shafted by a bored copper in a bad mood:

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Re: Bonnet gap!!

Post by MrRSB7 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:18 am

I haven’t seen a police car in our town since 2017, should be ok for a bit 😂

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Re: Bonnet gap!!

Post by FrazerD » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:07 am

MrRSB7 wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:18 am
I haven’t seen a police car in our town since 2017, should be ok for a bit 😂
Regardless if you get stopped or not, what’s the crack with the spacing?

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Re: Bonnet gap!!

Post by coffey555 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:17 pm

I think you need to slacken off the bolts holding the front bumper on first before turning the adjusters, otherwise they break.
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Re: Bonnet gap!!

Post by KernowPete » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:43 pm

coffey555 wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:17 pm
I think you need to slacken off the bolts holding the front bumper on first before turning the adjusters, otherwise they break.
Yeah I'm sure there's a 'how to' on here somewhere. There is a certain amount of adjustment using the two adjusters but I found with mine I also had to slacken off the retaining fixtures for the whole bumper, some of which are in the wheel arches and a pita to get to. Even then I never managed to get it perfect, certainly no better than in the OPs photo!
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Re: Bonnet gap!!

Post by AlexB7RS4 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:10 pm

If you have a search you'll find a couple how tos. May also need to loosen off the headlights. It's a prick of a job, need a long handled torx for it as well.

Yours isn't that bad though. You might get it a little better but likely not a lot.


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Re: Bonnet gap!!

Post by MrRSB7 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:56 am

Maybe is just me,but I thought it looked pretty bad from these angles
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Re: Bonnet gap!!

Post by Kenny147 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:02 am

I’ve had to take mine off a few times, so I’ve gotten quite good at getting it close but I still can’t get it down to the 5mm the manual says it should be. WTF?

It looks like you’re bumper can go up a few mm’s as there’s a gap below the headlights. You’ll need to loosen the 3 headlights screws on each side and all the bumper mounting points before you adjust the bumper. It’s a pain to get right on your own and much easier if you have some help.

Check your pm’s.

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