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    Mahonee

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    Just serviced the 'brief' !

    Right,

    popped the engine cover off to change the spark plugs for the first time since I've owned the car and I have never seen such a Duff design in my life !

    Two of the coil packs are located under a bracket that seems to have all sorts of boost hoses and electrics attatched to it. Amajor design flaw to cover the spark plugs that get changed so often.

    Anyway, I was hoping someone could explain the 'trick' to getting to these coil packs so as I don't need to start taking everything attatched to the bracket off. Is there some way of moving the bracket or something that will allow me access to the coil packs ?

    Also, I assume you need to unplug the wire from the coil packs to get them out (if that makes sense)

    cheers,

    G.
    Last edited by Jasdent; 28th March 2007 at 16:53.
    2001 Audi A4 1.8t - quite nice really

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    thats me

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    I think there is just one stud holding the bracket on then all the pipes will move with the bracket to let you do the spark pluggs
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    Mahonee

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    done !

    Yeah, It was a bit of a fiddle but not to bad.

    if audi had just given a couple more mm here and there, servicing would be so simple.

    Anyway, just finished my first service of my S3 and the result : No Problem.

    I seriously suggest everyone who has an 8L service the car themselves. I bought only the best of gear and the total for:

    4xNGK platinum plugs
    1x4L Castrol RS 5W30 semi synthetic oil
    oil filter
    K+N element cleaner
    1xpack of Bosch Aero wiper conversion kit
    and to quickly check the brake linings

    was 95 and took about an hour in total

    saving: A LOT ! !

    P.S just for reference:

    Spark plug torque setting: 30Nm
    coil pack bolts: 10Nm
    aero wiper part no. AR533S
    NGK part no. PFR6Q

    And a wee thanks to 'RichA3turbo' the pump for the oil was magic !
    Last edited by Jasdent; 28th March 2007 at 16:52.
    2001 Audi A4 1.8t - quite nice really

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    Slipping at 3.5Krpm

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    I fully agree, I do all my own servicing, I recently bought:

    Oil Filter
    Fuel Filter
    Pollen Filter
    4x Spark plugs
    5L Synta Gold
    Aero Wipers

    For £61 +VAT from GSF, Used my Club GTI discount and got 10% off.

    No reason to go anywhere near a garage.
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    6th Gear

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    Are your aero wipers just the replacement blades? do they fit stock arms?

    Anyone got one of those activated charcoal pollen filters that bosch apparently do> Have to say I like the idea of one of them, espeically in town!

 

 

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