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Overcome with pride!

audinary Nov 17, 2008

  1. audinary

    audinary Complete And Utter Member

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    I know it's only a small thing in the great scheme but I feel like celebrating!

    I completed my Water Pump and Cambelt replacement on Friday night, and the car still works! And drives! And doesn't overheat any more!

    After I had stripped the front end off and removed all the necessary stuff to get to the water pump it all looked like a pile of scrap, but now, back together, no nasty cambelt ticking noise, just a lovely, smooth car. Drove to work today and no gremlins!

    I'm getting pissed on red wine tonight.
     
  2. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    LOL, WELL DONE better man than me
     
  3. Lee Goodall

    Lee Goodall Active Member

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    Good work mate.
     
  4. olds_kool

    olds_kool Active Member VCDS Map User

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    nice one, ive got a 1.8t belt change and a v6 tdi thermostat to do
    was it straight forward?
     
  5. dieselfitter251

    dieselfitter251 Blow ma own trumpet?

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    *BEWARE THE WINE HANGOVER*

    :puke2:
     
  6. denzelburner

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    Nice one, far braver than I've been so far :applaus:
     
  7. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Glad it all worked out for ya! Bet you were shitting it when you first turned the key! :p
     
  8. audinary

    audinary Complete And Utter Member

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    Surprisingly, yes, it was pretty straightforward but a little intimidating once the front of the car is off.... Just make sure you get TDC accurate and mark the old belt to compare the new one before fitting. If there's the same number of teeth on the belt between the TDC marks then you can't go far wrong.

    Can't comment on TDI 'stat, but the 1.8t one was easy enough to do from underneath. Getting the hoses off was the hardest part
     
  9. audinary

    audinary Complete And Utter Member

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    Like you wouldn't believe, mate. In fact, first turn there was just a loud click and a column of white smoke from the bonnet area. Turned up the neg lead had just come off the battery!

    There was an "oh ****" moment when fitting the tensioner, the left hand mounting bolt sheared as I was torquing it. Fortunately it came out easy enough. I'm surprised how little torque the tensioner bolts need.

    Cheers, though. Running well so far!
     
  10. audinary

    audinary Complete And Utter Member

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    Ah, but I'm probably much poorer than you, too! It'd be nice to be able to shove a man a pile of folding and have no worries or fear....

    And I like a challenge....(?)
     
  11. audinary

    audinary Complete And Utter Member

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    Should have heeded your advice.

    It wasn't pretty......
     
  12. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    just noticed you have "Full Tungsten Leather" what does that look like is it just the colour? have any pics?
     
  13. audinary

    audinary Complete And Utter Member

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    Yeah, colour. It's on the sports seats (obv) and looks damn spankin'. I'll picturificate it when I get home.
     

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