BristolBaron's PFL B5 S4 Avant..

bristolbaron

Registered User
The basics:

Audi S4 Avant - PFL B5
Volcano Black Pearl
Black leather/Blue alcantara

I bought the car [I don't do 'names' or 'he/she' so it will remain called 'the car' throughout the thread :lol:] last August as a replacement for my previous daily - a mk4 golf estate. I'd been running that and had a couple of garage projects and decided a fast daily that covers all basis would make more sense!

The car I found was solid, with only a peppered front end and and some servicing work due so a deposit was placed and it was bought home from Essex on my way back from the Belgian GP!

Within a week the car was in the bodyshop having the front end painted. One returned from there, it was straight into the garage for an oil change and to have Supersport Coilovers & the wheels fitted. They're 19x9 Touareg Atheo with 215/35 tyres. The wheels are ET60, so 20mm adapters were used.

1389058_586383504750498_347097794_n.jpg


From start to finish the transformation took 3 weeks! The car now sat well and was ready for its first outings - Forge action day at Castle Combe & Players at North Weald.

Fulled up ready for weekend..
f81f4ed41cc811e3967b22000aa80146_7.jpg


Meeting a younger sibling at Castle Combe..
a3f7e1641d5311e398ce22000a9f3915_7.jpg


No blue tape! Freshly painted front end on route to Players..
8fbd54601de711e3baba22000ae90d6f_7.jpg


With the car dropped down, I was experiencing some rubbing on the front arches, so they had a gentle roll to accommodate the wheel width. They now still well, with no contact at all.

e3710254326a11e3990122000ab5c4bd_8.jpg


1389941_1381050835477238_489715725_n.jpg


So after a couple of months of enjoying the car it was time to start sorting the annoying jobs.. FIS repair, done by Jason - jbiron9@googlemail.com, who came well recommended on here.
1391358_1438300993048954_1470331396_n.jpg


That saw me through winter, with only enough time outside for maintaining the waxing!

924221_174573746086948_1175083190_n.jpg


924261_199429700268339_785552596_n.jpg


915494_268587666638998_2083025564_n.jpg


Then a neighbour decided the paint looked too good!

1742302_1468559783358876_2112882891_n.jpg


So we were off to the bodyshop again to get the rear bumper sorted. There had been a couple of slightly annoying small marks anyway, so I wasn't too upset about a note being left - I'd have got round to doing it anyway!

Normal service resumed..
http://distilleryimage3.ak.instagram.com/5b301f74a4a211e3942f12aef9ad78f3_8.jpg

I had the bookpack with the car when I bought it, but no actual service receipts to confirm when first cambelt change was done. As the mileage was at 130k, I started worrying the second belt could be due/overdue. After researching best parts to use, I had the cambelt, tensioner and waterpump changed. Many thanks to Trig - AudiSRS.com :: Viewing profile for the tool loan!

10254126_603521709738131_1346975499_n.jpg


I also had the gearbox & diff oils changed as again I had no record of them being done.

Avenue Drivers Club meet at Queens Square, Bristol
1516092_760413863992672_1439178191_n.jpg


Spring action day at Castle Combe.
10249370_1432580023659418_339032034_n.jpg


Private parking!
10358327_1415653412044280_1258552686_n.jpg


The start of the summer..
928536_715067845214053_1287905070_n.jpg


VW & Audi track day at Castle Combe.
10431907_255484514657018_1556371017_n.jpg


Which takes us up to now!

This weekend I've been sorting more little jobs that need attention:

Scratches on the Instrument cluster polished with 'polywatch' - used to fill scratches on plastic watch glasses.
10413971_257455847771835_452027876_n.jpg


Drivers seat alcantara defuzzed, using a razor.. massive difference!
10471882_730258163697242_2134881216_n.jpg


10362206_1450309938550764_1691146735_n.jpg


Next job - Headlight lenses!

Thanks for reading,

Baz
 
Top