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parts from A8

rob v6 Feb 13, 2010

  1. rob v6

    rob v6 Learning the VAG way

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    Just wondering if there are any parts from a A8 that will fit a A4 b5 as there is one in the scrap yard by me. I know the cruise control stalk fits but is there any thing else from the car.
     
  2. phoenixv6quattro

    phoenixv6quattro staylowmovefast

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    Would have thought all the engine caps would be generic, possibly some resevoirs, some brake components, wheels, steering wheel, pedal assembly, gearknob etc etc......Not 100% on these but I know a lot of vag/audi parts are generic and therfore interchangeable......A DIY expert like Aragorn or Byanz will rock up soon and tell me I'm completely wrong! Lol!
     
  3. aragorn

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

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    Yer there are a lot of crossover, but it depends what your looking for.

    It tends to be things like ECU's ABS pumps and suchlike. Wheels and brakes cross over to a point.

    Was there anything that caught your eye?
     
  4. rob v6

    rob v6 Learning the VAG way

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    yep the 4.2 v8 engine lol (it had blown up)

    not really was just enquiring as i am new to the audi way of life
     
  5. Geeman

    Geeman Low Life

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    What rims does it have on it?

    Would the brakes be an acceptable upgrade (calipers/carriers)...?
     
  6. rob v6

    rob v6 Learning the VAG way

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    there where no wheels on it and the brakes had been stripped but the bloke did say he was getting another one coming in
     
  7. Mr K

    Mr K Member

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    if anyone wants anything in particular checking out i have a newly aquired 2002 S8 and a 2000 A8 2.8 quatty (still for sale at a much reduced price!) on my drive.
     
  8. Geeman

    Geeman Low Life

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    I had a '98 2.8 Sport - it was a fantastic car... till the cam-chain guide disintegrated!
     
  9. phoenixv6quattro

    phoenixv6quattro staylowmovefast

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    Geeman, dude your scareing me!!! What were the symptoms, and how did it happen!!!!????
     
  10. Geeman

    Geeman Low Life

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    It started to run rough.... then sounded like a machine gun in the engine bay as the chain was slapping about! Luckily it hadn't jumped any cogs, so i was saved any REALLY nasty repairs.

    It was a relatively easy fix... just finding the parts was a nightmare. £375 to get the new part from Audi, as they won't sell the guide separately... you have to get the whole tensioner! Can anyone say "RIPOFF"...?

    I found a used tensioner from '4-rings' at Thorne, and then just used the guides (top and bottom).

    Then sold the car.
     
  11. phoenixv6quattro

    phoenixv6quattro staylowmovefast

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    I'm all over that like a sticky rash! My next job has just been decided! One other thing mate, as I don't want to be accused of thread hijacking, did you ever notice a very faint chainy noise when the car was under load, before it started to sound like a GPMG!
     

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