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Nice cheap modification for you!!

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by gtiglasgow, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. gtiglasgow
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    Picked up my B7 RS4 side engine cover today. Think it cleans up the engine bay quite nicely by hiding some of the wiring/pipework. What do you guys think?

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    Scott
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    is it the plastic cover around the washer bottle and power steering tank? My 3.0 has that...is it not standard? I also have a cover over the battery area too?
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    Yep, thats the one mate. Standard on the 3.0, but not on the 1.8T. The battery cover was fitted to earlier models, but not 2004 models (or so I have been told :think: )
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    Whatever its from it looks alot better than not having one.:icon_thumright:
    I would defo get the battery cover too.
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    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

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    Gti glasgow - Looks tidy, how much that set you back mate??
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    £12 from Audi!!!!
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    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

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    jesus, Audi selling something without hitting 3 digits.....

    Sorted, Do you have a part number, I wont say no!!:icon_thumright:
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    Here you go:

    8E0 103 927 F

    Scott
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    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

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    :icon_thumright: Nice one Scott!!!
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    Does it fit on TDI or is it 1.8T engines only
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    The cover comes from the new RS4 mate, so it must fit a number of different A4 models. I am not sure of the engine bay layout of the TDI - have a look at the picture I posted at the start of this thread - if your engine bay layout looks similar, it should fit.

    Scott
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    Never realised the battery cover wasn't on the later cars - thought it was missing on my 53-plate as both the 51 and 52 plate cars we've had were fitted with one.
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    my 02 TDI 130 has the battery cover but not the side cover.
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    That side cover looks great, will have to get one.
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    :icon_thumright: NICE 1 m8, just ordered 1 from my local stealer, if it dont fit my tdi then i dont think i'll do much crying over the £12 lost lol but looking @ it, there doesn't seen to be any difference from ther tdi and 1.8t on that side!
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    Can you let me no how you get on with the fitting? i have a A4 tdi and wouldnt mind one if it fits, hope you dont mind being the guinea pig...but you would save me £12 if dont fit!!:thumbsup:
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    :icon_thumright: no probs gkf9, it has to come from germany so they said it'll be monday and with the postal strike i'm probably looking @ the end of next week :keule: but i'll throw up some pix when it arrives for the tdi clan.
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    looking forward to it, sure does look nice in the pics
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    ok nice one...still cant belive its only £12:hubbahubba:
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    Yeah, real bargain guys.

    Looks over better when painted!! I have had all of the engine plastics painted silver to match the bodywork - looks pretty cool. Will try and get some pictures up at some point.

    Scott
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    Should fit on with a little wiggle here and there on a 1.9 tdi as i saw Mcgough do his on my 1.8t fits straight in.
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    :icon_thumright: arrived today peeps so i'll keep yous all updated and throw up some pix later when i get time to fiddle with it ;)
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    well got the cover and decided to give it a quick wee fit to see if i'd run into any problems! :readit:
    It seems to fit ok bar a wee bit that i might have to sand/cut away so it can lay snuggly down behind the headlight :meeting:
    The wee square/block bracket that holds the headlight loom is the only thing stopping it from doing this but an hour down in the garage should sort this out fingers crossed :icon_thumright:
    some quick wee pix...................

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    yeah i cut this of mate to get mine to fit properly
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    Like tintmaster said had to do abit of surgery to get it to fit
    round the wiring loom.


    Here i cut the bottom off the plastic to stop
    it getting in the way of the wiring loom...and the long bit of plastic off the top.
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    Looks well imo..nothing really holds it down that well but seems to stay in place ok.
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    Got mi self a new battery cover as well...i snapped by accident a few of the plastic fixing tabs off so it was abit loose..all tight and smug now...not bad £17.24 all in off Audi..dont think i will ever get anything that cheap off them again?
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    Finally got some time to adapt the cover and have to say it made a nice changr to the engine bay ;)
    Even decised to spray n lacquar the engine cover too lol :rockwoot: its amazing what ya can do when your flat out @ work. Even went to the hassle of replacing the engine temp sensor when the cover was off.

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    Looks neat mate, Good job!!:yes:
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    Ordered mine today.
    should be here Sat.
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    Looks good, just like my one....

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    I really like the painted engine cover.
    Is it just a matter of a coat of primer then a couple of coats of paint?

    Does it need laquered?

    Thi might be my next wee mod

    I'll certainly be buying a battery cover and side cover for the engine bay, really tidy's it up


    Crackin job mate!
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    :icon_thumright: YIP thats all 8, but leave it to harden over night if you can! or if your REALLY bored give it a wee rub down with wet n dry sand paper before you spray it lol
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    Guys,

    Now that the avant has been sold, I will be selling my RS4 cover. It has been professionally painted Silver (cant remember the paint code but was the same colour as my avant). This is a professional paint job, not a "rattle can" job. Open to offers around £20-£30.

    Will also be selling off a few other bits and pieces shortly.

    Scott
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    I have picked up the cover from the dealers, when I got round to checking the fit, i noticed a socket on the underside.
    A quick call to the parts dept. has revealed there is a bolt that fits to this
    socket and attaches to the header tank.
    I should have this by the weekend.
    Would anyone like pics and part No's ?
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    The mounting bolt part No is 8LO 805 596 A
    This screws onto the header tank and the cover clips on
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    Does anyone know how to get the front rounded piece to attach to the fron of that car? I can see there is a hole for a bolt and I have a bolt - part number 8L0805596A and metal clip part number 4B0971998C as per advise in the threads, but can't see where this should bolt to on my car, as there's no mount.
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    On the S/RS4 there's a bracket riveted onto the front panel. The bracket has a bolt and spacer like on the washer bottle.

    I just trimmed my one down and use a cable tie which I loop round another cable tie on the headlamp. It looks perfect, you can't see the cable ties.

    BUB :thumbsup:
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    Does anyone have a part number for the side engine cover in 1st pics looks well and tidys up got most of the other covers now
    cheers:uhm:
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    Yes.
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    could you post it bubstar???
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    read the whole post man, its there near the top!!!
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