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D.V removal.HELP

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by nell.l, May 21, 2011.

  1. nell.l
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    nell.l New Member

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    Tried to fit a new dv to my 2.0tfsi quattro.there is just no access,I had the car up on a ramp an still i just could't get to it enough. any ideas?
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    BigBird Lost in music...

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    I thought it's right up on top - certainly my replacement one on my 2007 S3 is easily reachable between the engine block & battery / CAI area and the original one that's cable tied out of the way is right next to it & easily accessible.

    Maybe it's moved on newer cars, but mine wouldn't need a ramp to change it fella...
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    The 2.0tfsi from the Gti is at the bottom and as far as I am lead to believe it is a bollocks to replace
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    Nightmare! Sorry OP - just for once the S3 is easier to tinker with than other models.

    I'll get me coat. Again...
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    jack car up from drivers side remove drivers wheel if you need to go from underneth car unclip electrical plug use a torks socket a universal joint and a extension bar there is only 3 bolts shold take no more that 30-40mins from start to finish
    HTH!
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    THANKS FOR THE HELP. I think i'll have another go an as you say remove the wheel an maybe some off the plastic trim and see if an extension will do the trick.
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    As Antmax7 mentioned you can do it by removing the driver side wheel, you don't need to take any plastic guards off. You really need a 1/4'' rachet with some extensions on it with a swivelley (sp) on the end.

    All 3 bolts can be accessed without too much issues, i did mine a couple of months ago on the driveway, took about 20mins in total. If you are close to me then i am more than willing to give you a hand doing it.
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    NEW dv working a treat.
    Thanks for the advice people.
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