Got my rear subframe finished yesterday, was pretty straightforward in the end and speed sensors were the only real casualty / expense. Was good to get underneath cleaned up and undersealed. Off to work for 5 weeks now so MOT when I'm home again...
Car failed MOT the other day, bracket where the rear sway bar mounts is cracked. Wish I'd seen if before because I spent so much time getting the front suspension tidied up I didn't think there would be anything up with the rear. Also something to think about for those fitting beefier sway...
One new steering knuckle, two front wheel bearings, new brake hoses and new track rod ends.
Coolant system next on the list, there is a small leak from rear coolant flange and think thermostat might be on the way out so might be good time to get that done too.
Not a huge fan of roof boxes either but took the kids camping and its handy for throwing the tent and all the mucky stuff on the way home.
Yes its the B8 dampers on there with Eibach springs :thumbs up:
I have the tool that came with the bars but an alternative would be a T30 security Torx bit, the tool lets you tighten to 4NM so a small torque wrench would help if you want to tighten to exactly the same spec as the Audi tool.
The shims clip onto the bonnet first on the engine side, then you can fit the washer jet, I think you have put them in at an angle so the jet fits on the shim then you can push the other side in and it will lock in place
When I changed mine to Q5 arm it was juddery with the blade that came from Audi, changed to Valeo and it was fine. I did have rain-x on the rear screen at the time, that could have been part of the reason.
There is a plastic nozzle with two jets that pushes on to direct the water to the window
I did it last year so can't remember exactly how I did it, I think I managed to get spring compressors on but there is also a way to use the car jack to assist. I'm stuck at work otherwise I'd show you how I placed it, I did it on axle stands so had no way of pulling it down either.
Cant help with where to get a new key but I would say to try and salvage your original one you should flush it as much as you can with fresh water or better with contact cleaner and leave it to dry in rice or on a heater.
Worth a try if its f***ed anyway.
There was a thread in the last couple...