fitted the engine into the wife's 7 seater since I got some time to my self
Started my control arm and spring replacement, wasn't looking forward to the pinch bolt as I've had the car 3 years and they have never been touched in my ownership, but they just fell out
There a good spring comp, we had one at work with different size cups for bigger/smaller spring but thent went missing so we now have the one thats got a foot pump and on a stand so changing springs is easy , on the other hand theres the pnematic ones which make it a doddle with no effort involved
That is a lovely spring clamp. Bests my £5 job from motorworld lol.
I got my nav display working on my DIS.
Time to order up a new screen and fix my DIS.
Then I can sit down proper wire the clocks in.
Not no anyone at any local garages who would clamp them up on there dinner rather than using the threaded bar and hook type be alot easier and just slip them a tenner ??
my vacuum bleeder arrived today so hopefully if its dry tomorrow ill get the clutch bleed up on the seat and start getting it put together.
if anyone's interested.. just under £21 on eBay and I couldn't get one from the sealey agent for under £29.. when I told him about the price on eBay he told me to buy it..
Sealey Brake & Clutch Bleeder Vacuum Type 1ltr VS020 | eBay
Replaced the inner drivers door handle today, noticed a while ago it had a a fair bit of play on the leaver, figured at first it was the bowden cable which I also replaced but it turned out to be the spring on the back of the leaver. The bit that surprised me was the cost of the replacement was only £26 figured Audi would charge around £50....
The revised part number with a stronger spring is 8D2 837 020 A 1EJ Note the 1EJ is for Onyx trim colour, from the looks of etka all other colours where dropped in 2008 without replacement.
The spring that snapped, no idea where the missing bit is!
Also don't replace the bowden cable unless you have to, it was a bit of a sod trying to do it without stripping down the door completely.
did you buy a whole new handle?
Better off collecting some handles from breakers and just swapping the spring over!
You have to buy the hole unit as shown the in the top photo. The spring could easily be replaced placed, but from looking at the broken unit I have here I don't think the handle could not be remove without damaging the plastic.
Yer that is what I could do, and it started to annoy me, I don't like when things are broken on me car. As Aragorn say it would be cheaper just to replace the spring, but i didn't think of that, also there are no facelift B5's at any of my local breakers.
The spring is the same regardless of age
Avant was in local garage today to have rear arms changed as tracking was out. Apparently they were seized. Just passed MOT last month, but needed new rear tyres, so worth it in my opinion otherwise they'll wear prematurely. Tomorrow I need to renew front brake hoses. Bleed'n cars!
Can't afford a 2010 A4 allroad I've spotted locally for sale... one day though! :tumble:
Yeh the handle springs are the same on PFL and FL, and you can use rear door handles to fix the front doors too!
I fitted a new media player :thumbsup:
Full write up here.
Super cool Scott!
just bought my self a hydraulic spring compressor :yes:
Hydraulic Strut Coil Spring Compressor Station 2200lbs | eBay
Just about to throw this lot on -
more pics later :) !!
Well there on !!
Shall see how they bed in :)
Fitted two front flexi brake hoses. Had to use heat on one nut to free it. Otherwise plain sailing... which for me is highly unusual!
Finally got round to finishing my double din swap with a rns-d
Now one I need to find time to prep and paint the s4 skirts/trims and front bumper
my heated black recaros should be here in a couple days too, can't wait to get them fitted, miss them from my old a6
Bradderz, was it stock TQS or 312mm that you removed?
What size are the S4 (?) brakes that you fitted? Im thinking of doing the 312mm swap on mine.
How are you finding the new brakes?
I made this.
More info here.
I bought the replacement for Blue Thunder, so the strip down is finally going ahead after countless false starts! Keep your eyes peeled for my parts thread over the next month or two. Absolutely everything had been upgraded on Blue Thunder!
I've unblocked the drain holes in my scuttle. 4 inches of water at the deepest point. No wonder I had accelerator sensor issues!
Took delivery of my heated recaros which I think I got for a bargain price!
Will be fitting them tonight :)
My god! Fixing the blocked sunroof drains wasn't an easy job!
Interior stripped, roof lining down, draining blown through with air and now working as they should. Pretty sure the nipples at the end of the drains need cutting off but they can wait til it's warm weather as the bumper and arch liner need to be off
Massive thanks to dualmono for his help. Total legend!!!
He also scanned the car for me and no faults on it. This was a massive weight off my mind!!!
Next things to do are 710n's as it looks like the original dv's are still on and then remap
I stopped my car from grounding out every time I take it out the street..
I also got the tyres swapped over on to my 17s and fitted them.
Dropped the car off at the MOT station.
Rack, I think S3 people are going back to the OEM DVs and I don't think they've had any issues or negative effects to their performance or map.
I think it even improved it.
and she failed :(
Ah gutted mate, what did it fail on?
That was quick! Did you forget to put a tyre on one of the wheels?