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Sent the S4 in for a few jobs that have been building up,.......

Dan Gliballs Feb 27, 2008

  1. Dan Gliballs

    Dan Gliballs Active Member

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    Got the Audi back after being away for 11 days.

    Fresh MOT

    New tank sender unit

    New windscreen washer pump

    Oil

    Oil filter

    Air filter

    Cabin filter

    5 new suspension arms (out of 8 on the front multilink set-up)

    Welded exhaust bracket

    New battery

    New wipers

    New Audi brakepipe brackets

    Few other small bits fixed here and there

    And most importantly..............

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    Sweet jeeeebus,...............so THAT'S what massive brakes do to your face :jump:


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  2. Siena

    Siena Active Member

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    Sounds like she should be in tip-top shape now.

    How much did that set you back, if you don't mind me asking?
     
  3. Dan Gliballs

    Dan Gliballs Active Member

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    Well, I sourced the front brake set-up and Red Stuff pads (and the tank sender/battery/wipers), and he supplied the rest and fitted it all.

    £350 parts

    £350 labour

    VAT

    £40 for the MOT.....................

    Total £866.

    Feels like a new car again now :)

    No knocks, no clunks, no beeping bloody dashboard!!!! lol

    Very reasonable I thought.

    And oddly enough, a couple of buildings away is this (the Porsche/Audi specialist)..........http://www.carreraperformance.com/servicing_repairs.htm It would've cost a LOT more there though.
     
  4. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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    What brakes are those? B5 RS4 ones?

    Will be nice to have everything in good working order.
     
  5. Dan Gliballs

    Dan Gliballs Active Member

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    Yeah, 14".............360mm :)

    I managed to buy the whole front kit for 40 quid LMAO!!!

    A very light/slow skim and chamfer to the discs by a mate cost £20, and I bought some caliper paint off Ebay..........

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    Then some Redstuff pads for £85 delivered from Ebay......

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    I've had the RS4 rears on for a while now too.........

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  6. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Moderator

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    Looking good, but when are you going to get rid of those hideous wheel caps and get some proper Audi ones?
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  7. Dan Gliballs

    Dan Gliballs Active Member

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    Lol, I'd never noticed a difference TBH :)

    I'm more interested in getting rid of the gay Halfords mirrors that somebody fitted first.............

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  8. 951

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    How do you find the red stuff pads as ive got them on my porsche and find they dont have much bite untill they are properly warmed up ??
     
  9. Markey

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    Looking very nice, and gay is a polite word for those mirrors ;)
     
  10. Caesium

    Caesium My BM is fixed! VCDS Map User

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    Nice Garden!
     
  11. jonnya

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    I find the same. They are not bad when warm but I've had a few '**** your
    pants' moments when cold. I'm basically a cheapskate but will do it properly
    and get Pagid next time.
     
  12. Dan Gliballs

    Dan Gliballs Active Member

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    Yep, they're SOOOOOOO much better when warmed up, but they still bite better when cold than the hopeless standard S4 brakes :)

    I might try Pagid next time maybe.

    Which Porsche do you have by the way?
     
  13. Dan Gliballs

    Dan Gliballs Active Member

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    Cheers ,......but it's my dad's place not mine ;)

    I could get several of my gardens into his one lol
     
  14. 951

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    I used the red stuff as the car is being converted for mainly track use so the cold bite wont be much of a problem,its a 944 turbo and i also have a 944 S2 as well .
     
  15. robbie5

    robbie5 NEVER ENOUGH

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    A set of RS4 ali mirrors would make the car look perfect!
     
  16. baynesey

    baynesey well you better unsell them, sharpish!

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    nice copy and paste from vvoc ;)
     
  17. Dan Gliballs

    Dan Gliballs Active Member

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    Cheeky feck!!! lol

    How the chuffin eck ARE ya? :)
     
  18. Dan Gliballs

    Dan Gliballs Active Member

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    Very very nice!!!

    Great track cars :cool:
     
  19. Dan Gliballs

    Dan Gliballs Active Member

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    That's the plan I think ;)............when I stop spending on my damn drumkit!!! lol
     

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