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Project B5 RS4 Sedan...

Discussion in 'The Project Room' started by Siena, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. Turbo Lag FTW
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    Turbo Lag FTW Hate those none insured you know who types

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    Surely going that far forward is gonna seriously affect the cars steering, I would like to see a vid of it round a track to see what it does.
  2. Siena
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    Not sure which install you're referring to...

    Suspension settings CAN be altered to suit weight / forward mass.

    Besides, a V8 motor in an A6 C5 sits in exactly the same position, in relation to the front strut assemblies.
  3. Tuffty
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    Loads of respect is due, this is an awesome project.
    Keep it up.

    If you need a lightened / one off flywheel gimme a PM and I can sort you with number for a local company who specialise in that sort of thing.
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    lol true!! whats are you aiming for tho? What can these engines flow to?!
  5. Siena
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    Just bagged myself a '96 (P) Audi A4 1.9TDI, for the princely sum of £100.

    The owner ran her low on oil, now the big-end bearings are worn. May just need shells.

    I made him an offer of £100 about 2 weeks ago, but he was adamant he'd only accept £200. So, I walked away. Back from work today, and he called, accepting my original offer.


    She's an SE model, which means it has climate control, in dark metallic green, and has A4 competition alloys, same as my originals. (7"x16" with 205/55x16 rubber). I'll be picking her up on Tuesday, just round the corner from me.

    I intend to buy new shells, and rebuild the engine.

    Whilst it's out of the car, I'm going to bolt my S8 motor into the bay, and get the fit sorted. May require custom engine mounts, but we'll see. There's a possibility the mounts for the 4.2L V8-engined A6 C5 MAY fit, as the A6 subframe is no different to that of the A4.

    Pictures will follow. I should imagine my flywheel is ready (thanks Tuffty), though it wouldn't matter if it isn't, as I don't really require the flywheel to bolt it to the 01A / 012 5-speed, as it's just a trial fit, I'm not going to be attempting to get the motor running in a diesel-engined car, as the fuel tank is wrong.

    Still, who knows? A gallon of petrol, a length of petrol piping for feed / return, and an inline fuel pump from an Audi Coupe type 85, or a Golf II GTI could well serve as a fuel tank...
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    I said it on the zine, but i will say it here also, Awesome build so far, cant wait for more updates.
  7. Siena
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    Thanks, Snoop!
  8. Broken Byzan
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    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    WICkED, when you want me down??? lol Well maybe after my car is legal again anyway
  9. Siena
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    No worries, Mark. Will keep you posted.

    Let's know how the 300 cell cat performs too.
  10. Siena
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    Pictures of my 1.9TDI as she currently stands...

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  11. Siena
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    Problem is, right now she could become a project in her own right, after she's served her R&D purposes, and I've rebuilt the 1.9TDI.

    Could be a colour change, S4 bumpers and skirts, later doors and front wings, modified bootlid (again!) and facelift headlamps / rear lamps.

    As for wheels, I already have my 8"x18" B5 RS4 replicas, just need a refurb...
  12. Danielson
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    Yeah but why, when you already have one sweet B5??
  13. Siena
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    Snoop, a TDI makes a cheap daily driver. Just wouldn't fancy a daily that looked so factory standard, after driving my quattro.
  14. Siena
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    I picked up my A4 1.9TDI yesterday evening, wouldn't have had time on Tuesday otherwise.

    Some pictures, after a damn good clean...

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  15. Siena
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    Well, my flywheel's ready for collection at last.
    My S8 wiring harness is being modified.
    This also removes the S8 auto box wiring and massive ECU multiplug. Will retain the OEM knock sensors, but will be losing the MAF, and gaining a 3-bar MAP sensor.
    Also, ditching the OEM S8 twin-Lambda set-up, in favour of a single wide band Lambda. Great for mapping and set-up, essential for my twin turbo configuration, which will occur later in the year / early next year.
    ECU is aftermarket. I hope to get the engine running on the bench before August. Should be fun - just the OEM V8 headers, no silencing, my neighbours are gonna love me.
  16. Broken Byzan
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    I look forward to the "bench" test, tieing her to a radiator this time or something more substantial
  17. Siena
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    Yeah. Last time I tried that, it was all over the place.

    Only hope my neighbours don't call the police - again.
  18. naefeart_A4
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    Haha, they called the cops?

    Can't imagine what they said.

    "Excuse me Sir, is that your engine precariously lashed to that there heating implement?"

    Keep up the good work!

    N
  19. Biglockie
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    Biglockie Aye you know it makes sense

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    Siena what aftermarket ECU you goin for dude????
  20. Siena
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    VEMS.
  21. Siena
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    My flywheel turned up Monday evening - it was wrong!

    Either it was made wrong, or the wrong one was boxed up for me. It had the correct dimensions, but had 8-bolt fitting, which is ok for Audi I5 and V6 engines. My S8 motor has 10-bolt fitting.

    So, it's a set-back. I now have to wait for a new one to be made. How they got it wrong beats me, as I left the OEM S8 flexi plate as a template.

    I'm off to Brazil in August for 2 weeks, so this is an arse ache.
  22. Broken Byzan
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    Oh dear, Hope you gee it sorted before you go away mate
  23. Andy.B
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    So you had this custom fab'd for you?? Surely they will re do you one if its their fault in double quick time ?
  24. Siena
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    Yes, they have redone one. Being dropped off to me tonight.

    We'll see.
  25. Andy.B
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    Sounds like they are trying to make up for their cock up.
  26. Siena
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    Yes, I think so.

    But, as long as it's right this time, that's all good.
  27. Siena
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    Well guys, my flywheel turned up at 00:15.

    7.2 kilos, and very happy with it.

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  28. Siena
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    Rear view:

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    60-2 trigger pick-up:

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  29. Z82
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    Sweet :)
    So is this full steam ahead now?
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    Wow that looks a nice bit of kit!!
  31. Nilz
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Siena,

    Are you and the car going to be at GTI International??
  32. Broken Byzan
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    Good news matey, lets get this project rolling !!!!!!:w00t:

    yeah go on, come to GTi Inters
  33. Siena
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    Unfortunately, no.

    I have some personal commitments, and with my Brazilian trip in August, a lot to do. The ECU / wiring harness are being sorted out as we speak, need to buy a clutch too.
  34. Siena
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    Lol, I'll be calling on you before not too long, Mark.
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    What is it made out of and what clutch is it made for to run?? Seems a shame to hide something like that away it looks so good :o.k:
  36. Siena
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    It's made out of billet steel.

    Not keen on aluminium ones.
    It's designed to run a sprung-hub RS4 / S8 friction plate and cover.

    It will also take an RS4 Southbend Stage 3 clutch.
  37. Andy.B
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    Nice choice im not overly keen on the ally ones either, you need a bit of rotational mass behind these engines IMO. So it will take OE equipment thats a good idea to... do you think that the RS4 clutch can take the abuse you are going to put through it?
  38. Siena
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    I'm going for an uprated RS4 item.
  39. Andy.B
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    :o.k:good call, cant wait to see this thing running top engineering once again
  40. Siena
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    I'll be running her on the bench, once the wiring harness and EMS are sorted.

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