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Took bumper off today

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by ricostuart, May 2, 2013.

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    [May 2, 2013]
    So I managed to spring a leak at the front end (put a screw in a hose!) which was only the windscreen fluid (thankfully!). So took off the bumper (bugger of a job) and sorted that out. But I found that the crash bar seems to be distorted. Can anyone advise if this is normal, or that it has had a prang?

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/r1unlh8zaqpa6ew/2013-05-02 17.08.36.jpg
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/pgcyhqh0xt8kfg1/2013-05-02 17.08.24.jpg
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/p452bxdl7gzz3u1/2013-05-02 17.08.20.jpg
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/f94qd364xj9ms8z/2013-05-02 17.08.14.jpg

    Also I noticed this part. They are ment to be seperated (drivers side wheel well), but is there something ment to be here?

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/pqbsa1ym1e90hd8/2013-05-02 17.51.46.jpg
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    Can't see any pictures but the bar does have a pinch on both sides by design. You'll notice they're exactly symmetrical, very hard to do in a crash :)
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    hmm thats took a pretty hard wack
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    just kidding thats normal for the A4 crash bar
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    Dam dropbox.... its ment to be decent! lol!

    Anyway, yeah, they are pretty symmetrical so I did think it was by design, but was suprised as it seems to remove some structural regidity. Thanks for that, as it means I wont go and buy a replacement! :D
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    Does anyone know the part number for the hose that runs through the front bumper connecting the two pop-out light washers? Its a pretty beefy pipe (unexpectedly so!). Mine happens to have about 4 holes in it now (was installing the cupra splitter, which I have done a ****e job - will be fixed!!!)
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