Hi everybody. I joined just before Christmas and have managed to get a few pictures gathered together for a build thread. First I suppose a bit about me as I'm a self centred sort of person, only joking. I have fancied a four wheel drive vehicle for long enough and cosworths just wouldn't work for me and I like Subaru impreza to drive but not to own. I really like how vw and seat make you feel when driving them so came to the realisation that it had to be a Quattro. I really fancied a b5 s4 but it just wasn't happening at the time with work being up and down and starting a new family. Also space is an issue with rear passengers as I'm 6'3" tall. I could kick myself for not going for a c4 s4 at one point as it was a lovely car but the turbo was woooooing away and abs faults on it. By the time I hmmmed and haaaed it was gone. So set my sites on a c5 Quattro. I went to look at a 2.7 bi turbo 230bhp, that must have been sick as my 165bhp (originally 110bhp) tdi mk1 Leon made it feel slow. Gave that a by ball and settled on a 1.8t for the better fuel economy as with our mileage a the biturbo could be an extra £100 a month. Also the 1.8t is 100kg lighter in the front end for better handling and although the biturbo has mega torque and is super smooth the 1.8t has a decent power band with impressive acceleration when tuned. Northern Ireland doesn't have as good a selection of cars compared to UK mainland so I had to wait for the right one to pop up and get it back here. A very helpful chap in Scotland assisted me in getting his car, now mine, transported back to me. It's a silver saloon 1.8t Quattro se I think, don't know that there is an s. It definitely isn't a sport. It has a four spoke leather steering wheel with aluminium inlays and grey cloth seats. I think the speakers are bose and it has a six disc cd changer in the boot. I have another fwd c5 silver saloon 1.8t donor car for panels, electricals and engine spares etc. The Quattro has a few issues but the guy that sold it was very honest.Issues are rust on wings and bottom of doors, cracked windscreen, non standard radio, not sure cd changer is working because of radio, poor brakes, air con temperature sensing fan buzzes, drivers window regulator not working, some wiring issues and fault codes. Work completed to date:- Compression test with 185psi across all four cylinders. Air, pollen, fuel and oil filter with oil change. Plugs and wipers with bulbs renewed. New dust front dust shields with 312mm discs and new calipers with pagid pads. Sorted some new clips ands broken wiring at front end. Cleared drain bung and at least 6" of water front battery tray also spraying water repellent and checked the ecu connections for furring. Removed old radio yet to install a factory original. Got a motronic 7 wideband ECU with a map in it coded into the car. I would have done it myself as I have registered vcds lite but was missing an immobilizer code. The method for immobilizer 2 which is what both cars are should have worked but didn't, it took method 3 once the fella had extracted the codes. Cleared all fault codes. Cleaned up some brake pipes and painted them. Fitted a new dust shield, brake disc, caliper and pagid pads to the driver side rear today. Was hoping to get the same done on the passenger side but everything was rusty ir siezed on the drivers side and took forever. A big thanks to desertstormer who got me the wiring diagrams for both cars to be able to make any wiring adaptations required. Work still to do:- Finish brakes, fit radio, check changer, fit parrot hads free kit, adapt wiring, change doors, get a dent fixed, fix regulator, secure a cv boot and change the front two, something rubbing on full lock at the front right at the rear of the wheel when turning right. Bit of a blow out on the flexy. Rear diff output flange seals leaking. A ratchet sound from the engine bay when revving down from 1800-1300 rpm when static and blipping the engine. Fit lpg. Plans for the car:- Make it road worthy. Fit sport leather seats. Fit eibach and bilstein supension, b12 kit. Short term is to make 300bhp with a k04-023 with supporting mods. I've been a bit stumped on this one though as I've just discovered that the k04-023 won't bolt up to my manifold. I measured the compressor wheel and it matches the sizes listed but the turbine wheel matches the sizes for the k04-015 which are inducer 50mm and exducer 42mm or so. Long term is to stoke my donor engine and go with an efr turbo to make 500-600bhp with as wide a power band as possible. Mods or changes made so far:- 288-312mm front brakes. The car came with 16" alloys which I have changed for 17" five spoke s line ronals. Picture time.