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Dave A

DaveyA B5 RS4

In 3 1/2 years I have never posted any real photos but after entrusting it to an old school friend of mine who has started detailing at weekends thought I'd put some pictures up...
























Blairz25

Looks very smart that mate, another nice misano

Mark
Graham

Looking very nice and just how I like to see a B5 RS 4 these days (pretty stock looking).

A modest drop, wheels spaced a little I suspect (could be wrong), but nothing extreme. Spot on  
Dave A

Graham wrote:
Looking very nice and just how I like to see a B5 RS 4 these days (pretty stock looking).

A modest drop, wheels spaced a little I suspect (could be wrong), but nothing extreme. Spot on


Thanks Graham, I occasionally get the urge to change wheels but not much suits it quite like the OE for me.

Small drop yes but not spaced.
Blairz25

What products were used for the detail mate.
Dave A

Blairz25 wrote:
What products were used for the detail mate.


Not a clue, I just paid him!!!  
Blairz25

DaveyA wrote:
Blairz25 wrote:
What products were used for the detail mate.


Not a clue, I just paid him!!!


Fair play, I did the same with mine.














Il be getting it done again this year to keep it tip top
Dubnuttah

ooooff. Very nice

I heard red cars are faster?
Graham

DaveyA wrote:
Graham wrote:
Looking very nice and just how I like to see a B5 RS 4 these days (pretty stock looking).

A modest drop, wheels spaced a little I suspect (could be wrong), but nothing extreme. Spot on


Thanks Graham, I occasionally get the urge to change wheels but not much suits it quite like the OE for me.

Small drop yes but not spaced.


Perfect to my eye.
Blairz25

Dubnuttah wrote:
ooooff. Very nice

I heard red cars are faster?


You heard right my friend, they are
THQuattro

Really nice car mate.
guymcc

Lovely looking Misano Davey!  Red are the fastest!
Dubnuttah

lol
Zildjian

Love it!!

The joint best/fastest colour.
Dave A

Thought I had a boost leak so decided to get it health checked.

In the 4+ years I've owned it I'm ashamed to say I've never used a true specialist and it's safe to say I won't now consider anything or anyone but.

Pressure test showed it wasn't holding any, AT ALL  

Traced to the below intercooler hose  

(excuse my manky thumb!!! Crushed when I was a kid)




So serious(!) leak that stopped play while a new one was ordered together with a fuel tank sender and a faulty lambda. Interesting as I had been told by a garage that the reason my fuel gauge wasn't working was the gauge, took vagcom no time to reveal the sender was at fault. Annoying as had been in the tank installing an 044 pump after the original failed!!!

So just over a week later and all faulty parts replaced



Pressure test Take 2



Holding some pressure now but still leaking...source, offside bi-pipe. Recently had the cambelt done by the garage I use and they used red grease to aid reassembly that clearly does nothing in way of actually sealing.



Back in and sealed properly. Pressure test Take 3.

Holding a bit more but still leaking!!! Predictably at this point, it's now the near side bi-pipe which I'm told is a front off job. Not so bad though as also it was discovered the viscous coupling fitted 3 months ago when I had the belt is a) non genuine and b) already failed leaving the engine sounding, and I quote, "like a Lancaster Bomber".

Slowly getting there, very slowly actually as N75 is unplugged to restrict boost while driving to and from it's 'fixing sessions'

Learnt a valuable and hopefully not too costly lesson (hoping turbos are ok   )


Dave
Noggymike

Offfffff


Fair old leak that

Hopefully all is well when she gets back together Dave

How much was the fuel sender out of interest?

Just repaired one on my S4 project, thinking that I might just get another as a back up!
Dave A

Noggymike wrote:
Offfffff


Fair old leak that

Hopefully all is well when she gets back together Dave

How much was the fuel sender out of interest?

Just repaired one on my S4 project, thinking that I might just get another as a back up!



77.04 Mike
Noggymike

DaveyA wrote:
Noggymike wrote:
Offfffff


Fair old leak that

Hopefully all is well when she gets back together Dave

How much was the fuel sender out of interest?

Just repaired one on my S4 project, thinking that I might just get another as a back up!



77.04 Mike



Ta
Dave A

So... back to CJ after Christmas for visit number 3 trying to get the RS sorted.

With the front coming off to remove, re-fit and seal the n/s bi-pipe and replace the faulty viscous coupling I left him to it and buggered off into Nottingham with my fingers crossed...



A few hours later I get videos from CJ of the latest boost leak test, and it's still not good news

It's holding about 10 psi now, so we've gone from 0 psi to 5 psi to 10 psi  

But video 2 shows the issue is the N80 valve with the one-way valves not exactly living up to their billing also not helping.

So... another soul destroying, boost restricted trip back down the A50 while parts are ordered and another session arranged.

Then a week or so later... visit number 4

New N80



New one-way valves



And happy days!!!  After proving categorically that the above were the final pieces to the puzzle she is now boost leak free

Time to complete the health check with some logging.  After the grim weather of the previous few days we managed to pick a blinder of day and 30 minutes later with everything feeling great with the car we were back at CJ's printing off the logs.

And... everything is fine.  Health check passed... FINALLY!!!  

The only 'downer' if it can be called that, I'm still undecided, is the car appears to be un-mapped as it is requesting and making only standard boost. The belief has always been it had a stage 1 map, granted there's never been any proof but this myth has been passed down through the last few owners and the performance with no prior B5 knowledge is obviously still very good (there's also a vid of her on YouTube doing a 4.27 sec 60 at Inters fuelling the rumour!)

At least there's plenty of 'headroom' in the power department I guess  

Now back at home filthy ready to drafted into daily service as I sort out my daily.

Dave A

Oh, and HUGE thanks to CJ!!!

Top man  
Noggymike

Glad ye olde Flower got your RS sorted Davey.

now just a remap then?
yamz89

Nice car!

I can too vouch for CJ's high standard of work. No one else will ever work on my car again!
C J

DaveyA wrote:
Oh, and HUGE thanks to CJ!!!

Top man


My pleasure dude.  

And thank you.
guymcc

Happy days!  A well sorted Misano getting driven, unbeatable!
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