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Things I've learnt this weekend about the B6

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by BlackQuat, Jan 28, 2012.

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    The steering pump is very easy to change on the 2.5 TDI. Just abit time consuming.

    Audi put steel bolts and parts into a ally upright and lets them corrode really hard together.


    So next thing I need to learn is how the hell to get the track rod ends out of my uprights.

    Edit: I also learnt that my car runs alot better with the maf actually connected to the car.
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    Les 51 A pint of Diesel please!

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    Glad to hear you didn't have any problems! ;)
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    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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    track rod ends need a good whack!
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    The pinch bolts will not move in the slightest.
    They are corroded solid. So going to pop to audi get fresh bolts, drill these out and put fresh ones in.
    That's assuming you need the pinch bolt fully out in order to drop the track rod out?
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    If its any thing like the B5s then yeah, you do.
    The pinch bolts are a right pain in the ass but like Turkster said.
    A good whacking and loads of penetrating oil should see you right.
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    Tried that yesterday :( Got one hell of a copper hammer on it and it is stuck solid.
    Going to get some fresh track rod ends, some fresh pin bolts and my uber set of drill bits and take it out. They are truely truely welded in there.
    Ally and steel will corrode and pretty much weld tight.
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    Blowtorch - steel and aluminium expand at differently under heating and cooling.
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    I put some pretty intense heat on it, whilst trying not to destroy the track rods. I'll get them out eventually.
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    If the head of the bolt has or can be cut or snapped off you could use the nut to wind out the bolt, and then drive out completely with a punch.
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    I might be able to get a grinder on the head of the bolt. But it's not a normal bolt i don't think.
    Decent drill bit should get it out.
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    the pinch bolt is only threaded right at the end so the nut will not move it far enough to remove it. I did mine last summer and even with drill bits they are not easy (never again). If you arn't past the point of no return i would pop down to a garage and get them to change the bolts with a windy hammer then go home and do the job yourself.
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    also, when i did mine, we used them monkey grips on the rod and another set on the track rod ends and plenty of heat and force, they gave in at the end, was not a job i enjoyed or wished to do again, so i got the most expensive track rods ends you can get for the replacements.
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    Nah no updates not planning on doing anything for a few weeks bud. The cars going lovely at the mo.
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    i know that feeling, i too have a few niggles to fix but don't fancy doing them rolling around in the cold right now!
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