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Ben's A4 B7 project - lowered, ICE'd daily smoker

Partyvan Nov 28, 2015

  1. Partyvan

    Partyvan New Member

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    Hi guys

    I'm Ben, I'm 31 and from Nottingham. I do a lot of track days and Nurburgring trips, but this is my new daily

    2005 Audi A4 avant 2.0 TDi (BLB engine)
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    Plans are to lower it, ICE it and see if I can get mega miles out of it!

    It's the 2.0 16v BLB diesel engine. Which has two awful design flaws. Firstly a separate chain with a flimsy tensioner, driving the oil pump. Secondly said oil pump has an input shaft which is a 6mm hex bar. This rounds off inside the pump!

    Both of which can be overcome by fitting a later oil pump (here's mine) which is all gear driven and has a solid hex shaft with deeper engagement
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    Mine's just had this upgrade along with a new timing belt and water pump, so *should* be pretty future proof.

    Gonna pamper it with servicing and see if I can make it last!

    Next jobs on this:
    - MOT
    - Swap wheels
    - ICE install
    - Lowering
     
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  3. Gazwould

    Gazwould Well-Known Member

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    How much was the geared oil pump assembly unit ?
     
  4. Partyvan

    Partyvan New Member

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    £625 from KMB direct (on your recommendation)
     
  5. Gazwould

    Gazwould Well-Known Member

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    Good man .

    New , used or used but remanufactured to KMB balancer shaft chrome vanadium keyway insert ?
     
  6. Partyvan

    Partyvan New Member

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    KMB remanufactured I believe! It's the one in the actual pic that's now fitted
     
  7. Gazwould

    Gazwould Well-Known Member

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    That's bullet proof then , shame people have to shell out good money to fix VAG engineering design faults .
     
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  8. Partyvan

    Partyvan New Member

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    Passed it's MOT the other day with only a bulb and EML as advisories. Mods coming soon :)
     
  9. Partyvan

    Partyvan New Member

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    Sorry it's been a while guys!

    I put her on some 18s for a while, lowered on Eibach springs
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    I then added an RS4 rear anti-roll bar, wow what a transformation! Turns the car from a wallowy sack of ***** into a decent handler! Highly recommended
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    And finally some new BBS CH replica wheels on Rainsport 3 tyres
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    Some arty pics
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    She's also been Stage 1 remapped with an EGR delete

    Finally, for a laugh I took her on track at Cadwell Park, recording a 1min 58. Same lap time as my mate's Clio 172! I was able to take her into Coppice corner at 90mph!
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    Future plans are:
    - Full quality ICE install
     
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  10. Nathan Russell

    Nathan Russell Active Member Team Phantom Team V6 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group

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    How do you find the eibachs buddy? My plan was to coilover but now need a timing chain tensioner doing. Was thinking either eibach or h&r springs.

    What drop did you get?
     
  11. FutureRS4Owner

    FutureRS4Owner New Member

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    That's amazing that it gets round as fast as a 172!! I might have to get myself some RS4 anti roll bars! Less than £150 new? Do they take long to fit? Im thinking an hours labour?
     
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  13. FutureRS4Owner

    FutureRS4Owner New Member

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    Im just getting some -40mm Vogtland springs fitted, Great price from Demon Tweeks ebay shop.:tonguewink:
     
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  14. Nathan Russell

    Nathan Russell Active Member Team Phantom Team V6 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group

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    Let me know how they look and feel mate. I was going to go vogtland coils originally.
     
  15. FutureRS4Owner

    FutureRS4Owner New Member

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    Just had the backs done, quite impressed! Perfect height, and not too hard on bumps.
     

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