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

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Dan Gliballs, Feb 27, 2008.

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

    How much did that set you back, if you don't mind me asking?
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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.
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    What brakes are those? B5 RS4 ones?

    Will be nice to have everything in good working order.
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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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    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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    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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    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 ??
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    Looking very nice, and gay is a polite word for those mirrors ;)
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    Caesium My BM is fixed!

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    [Feb 27, 2008]
    Nice Garden!
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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.
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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?
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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
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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 .
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    robbie5 NEVER ENOUGH

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    A set of RS4 ali mirrors would make the car look perfect!
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    baynesey well you better unsell them, sharpish!

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    nice copy and paste from vvoc ;)
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    Cheeky feck!!! lol

    How the chuffin eck ARE ya? :)
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    Very very nice!!!

    Great track cars :cool:
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    That's the plan I think ;)............when I stop spending on my damn drumkit!!! lol
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