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NogaroDrew

Nogaro Blue S4 Avant Facelift

Last August I was getying tired of my old mk4 astra coupe as I had modified it to the state i wanted it. So the look out for its replacement began. My dad had recently bought an Audi Rs4 b5 avant (something hes always wanted) and I thought to myself I would like something with that kind of power.

Now I knew I'd never afford the price tag of the rs4 but the s4 offers similar performance for a fraction of the price and so the hunt was on. A Nogaro Blue avant came up for sale and I immediately rang the owner and all sounded good. fastDAN was the previous owner

83000 miles
Huge service history with the car
Cambelt and water pump just down as well as an oil change. All with genuine parts.

And so I headed up to Bradford and bought this in late August
Challice

Best colour, any plans
NogaroDrew

Since I've owned it I've spent a fair bit in making it my own. First upgrade was cruise control as it was something I Retrofitted onto my astra myself but left the experts at Audi Retrofits do it with a brand new genuine stalk. Also in the 4-5 months I've owned it I have done the following

Fitted genuine aluminium RS4 door mirrors
Fitted genuine aluminium RS4 roof rails
Fitted a genuine RS4 grill
Fitted a Bilstein B12 suspension kit with new Bilstein top mounts
Fitted a genuine audi centre armrest
Replaced the faulty DIS display with a new VDO one
Replaced the faulty auto dimming mirror
Fitted genuine RS4 carbon engine covers after I thoroughly cleaned under the bonnet
Fitted new Audi handbrake cables
Fitted new transmission mounts and rear diff mounts
Flushed gearbox/diff and steering fluids and put in new Audi fluids.


Genuine RS4 grill fitted
Genuine aluminium RS4 door mirrors fitted
New Bilstein B12 suspension kit fitted
How it sits now with mirrors, roof rails, grill and suspension. Roof rails were a real pain to change over but were well worth doing as black looked dated
NogaroDrew

Since I've owned it I've spent a fair bit in making it my own. First upgrade was cruise control as it was something I Retrofitted onto my astra myself but left the experts at Audi Retrofits do it with a brand new genuine stalk. Also in the 4-5 months I've owned it I have done the following

Fitted genuine aluminium RS4 door mirrors
Fitted genuine aluminium RS4 roof rails
Fitted a genuine RS4 grill
Fitted a Bilstein B12 suspension kit with new Bilstein top mounts
Fitted a genuine audi centre armrest
Replaced the faulty DIS display with a new VDO one
Replaced the faulty auto dimming mirror
Fitted genuine RS4 carbon engine covers after I thoroughly cleaned under the bonnet
Fitted new Audi handbrake cables
Fitted new transmission mounts and rear diff mounts
Flushed gearbox/diff and steering fluids and put in new Audi fluids.


Genuine RS4 grill fitted
Genuine aluminium RS4 door mirrors fitted
New Bilstein B12 suspension kit fitted
How it sits now with mirrors, roof rails, grill and suspension. Roof rails were a real pain to change over but were well worth doing as black looked dated
NogaroDrew

Also fitted genuine rs4 carbon engine covers
And picked up a genuine rs4 spoiler which I'll put on shortly
NogaroDrew

Challice wrote:
Best colour, any plans


Cheers mate. Plans apart from what I've already done are:
Fit RS4 spoiler
Neuspeed rear arb and new drop links
Porsche 18z brake upgrade up front (at some point)
Bose speakers, sub/amp and speaker grilles
Full stainless or upgraded exhaust system
Refurbish wheels

Car is already got a few bits like a Creations motorsport hose kit, Quaife quickshift and a Stage 1 Unicorn remap which supposedly has 305bhp. Would like to get up to around 330-340bhp.
C J

Now this is proper!

Really like this! Keep up the good work and the updates coming!
NogaroDrew

C J wrote:
Now this is proper!

Really like this! Keep up the good work and the updates coming!


Thanks mate appreciate that  
Challice

A remap transforms the car
NogaroDrew

Yeah seems like a quick car with the remap. Most I've had before this was 126bhp from an astra coupe
NogaroDrew

Toying with the idea of upgrading the exhaust. Could go Rs4 but don't fancy hacking the bumper to suit the style of tailpipes. Would like a nice cat back system and less restricted  downpipes that will fit without any great modifications. What would be best?
jimbo

The rs4 tailpipes would actually hang lower so no bumper hacking
NogaroDrew

jimbo wrote:
The rs4 tailpipes would actually hang lower so no bumper hacking


Just wondering would it look funny though the pipes being quite a bit wider than recess for them. Must look for photos to see how it looks. Am tempted by the idea alright but would like something that would bolt on easily with no welding and that needed.
NogaroDrew

Never thought the day would come when I'd have genuine Porsche parts in the post


They're the new 911 coolant and oil caps from Awesome GTI


Also got this cover new from VW to tidy up engine bay. Im sure most of you already know it's off a Passat 4Motion but I love how they tidy the bay up so much.


Will hopefully be fitting this weekend.
aidank1981

interested to hear how you get on with the engine cover! cars looks awsum! they 18" S8's or 17" standard rims? look bigger!
NogaroDrew

Thanks mate. Bit of chopping needed but ill take my time with it. Yeah they're 18s off the S8.
NogaroDrew

Also forgot to add I've ordered new Lemforder RS2 rear droplinks from Jason at Allgermanparts in preparation for the Neuspeed Rear arb I'll be fitting.
Challice

The RS system is a bit of a waste, mine had the RS system when I bought it, other than the different cats it's not going to benefit, best to get an after market system that lets the car sound like it should.
NogaroDrew

Struggling to find a Milltek but lots of other options on ebay such as remus, Jetex 6 performance and dirt cheap ones aswell but don't know what to go for.
NogaroDrew

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Just retrofitted my Passat 4Motion cover. Took a bit of time with cutting and I put some strip of rubber I had lying around off a mk3 astra grill and put around the semi circle over the lobster claw to stop the plastic cutting my silicone pipe and front and back of the panel to eliminate the need for a screw. I think it looks ok. What do you guys think? Also fitted my new Porsche oil and coolant caps.
NogaroDrew

These came in post today from Jason of All German Parts. Top bloke as usual


They're Audi RS2 rear droplinks. Neuspeed Rear ARB is my next purchase
NogaroDrew




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Got a new thermo switch from my local VW dealer to carry out the after run mod. All very simple thanks to the help of you good folk on here. Thanks to those who helped with info Went for a 20 min spin and the pump works for a good 6 or 7 mins so appears to be doing the trick.
NogaroDrew




My Rear ARB turned up today. Will get better pics at the weekend. Hopefully get around to fitting it in near future.
Noggymike

NogaroDrew wrote:



My Rear ARB turned up today. Will get better pics at the weekend. Hopefully get around to fitting it in near future.



Good mod, not too bad to fit so crack on    
NogaroDrew

Cheers mate. Must invest in a decent trolley jack
Tony K

Nice work  
NogaroDrew

Finally got around to fitting my new Neuspeed rear arb with strengthening brackets and RS2 metal droplinks.


Old Vs New

In place


Went for a quick spin and seems to be much tighter but need to properly push it next time.
NogaroDrew

My dad was over for a couple of days to visit me in London so he gave me a hand with putting on my Genuine RS4 spoiler. Most people cut the lugs off the spoiler and bond it with silicon but I wanted to do it properly I bought a couple of good quality hole saws and an arbor and also new bolts and washers from Audi (they took 3 weeks to come). Had taken a template from the RS4 the spoiler was taken from as to where the holes needed to be drilled so yesterday we took the plunge and drilled the boot door










Pretty happy with how it came out.

Also in the last week I picked up a spare 'Y' Pipe to sand and respray as mine is getting tatty. Gave it a sand down and primed and painted in Ford Moondust Silver





Here is the aftermath





Not fitted this yet as am due a service and some maintenance work shortly so will wait until that's done before I fit it.

One of the coolest things I've fitted in the last couple of weeks is a VW comfort indicator system. Got this brand new from VW dealer for 40 quid. Put simply it allows you to tip the indicator stalk and it will flash 3 times. Not a fan of wiring so got Ash at Audi Retrofits to fit it. Such a handy upgrade when coupled with cruise control on the motorways.





Last upgrade I've purchased is an Audi 100 Coin holder which I've seen a few people retrofit to the B5 A4/S4 armrest. Audi have stopped making these but managed to get a new old stock switch panel which included the coin holder I needed for 17 quid.







Here's what it will look like once fitted.



Again I haven't fitted it yet but should be done next week.

Last pic is of the car cleaned today

Noggymike

Nice update Drew

Plenty of nice mods going on
C J

Awesome update!

Loving how you've fitted the spoiler.

Well done. Seriously, well done.
NogaroDrew

Thanks Mike. I like the little touches as they make all the difference. Wondering what else I could retrofit now?

Thanks C J. Might aswell do it right if you can
NogaroDrew

Well finally got around to fitting my Dual 2.25 inch Milltek cat back and Milltek downpipes this weekend. Picked these up from SimonS3 on here a month or so ago for a decent price Changed them with a friend of mine and to say the downpipes are a pig to change would be an understatement. Only managed to get a few pictures but it's way more responsive and has a lovely growl too




NogaroDrew

Been a while since I updated this. Have done a few bits recently. First off I had the MOT back in June and I'm happy to say it went through with only an advisory on the rear tyres so I put 2 new Goodyear Eagle F1s on the back having put some new ones on the front earlier in the year.

Knowing I had new rubber on all corners I decided to refurbish the wheels and centre caps as they were always on the list of things to do.













I attended GTI International the next week after the wheels had been done which I thought was only an average show and was really hoping for better. The drag strip was good though  


I'd been gathering up parts for my 18z brake conversion and had the following:

Brand new 18z calipers and pins and holders from PW Motorsport special ordered in RAL 5015 'Himmelblau/Sky Blue' with Porsche logos
Ferodo Premier 17z Brake Pads FDB1625
HEL Carbolook Braided hoses
Brembo 345mm Mercedes ML55 AMG Brake discs
SID Motorsport Shouldered bolts
18z Pad wear sensors

As many will know the discs needed 1mm taken off the centre bore which I did with a sanding flap for the drill. Here are some before, during and after pics.















Needless to say these brakes are unbelievable!!  

But when driving it home I noticed the rear discs were still squeaking quite a bit so with some sound advice from here I decided to order the following for the rear:

Mintex B6 S4 300mm rear brake discs
Brembo brake pads to suit my standard FL calipers
Trigs brackets and hoses

I have to say a massive thanks to Trig for getting these to me so fast as I was going to Ireland a few days later and wanted to change them while I was at home. Top bloke he is  
NogaroDrew

So the end of last month I finished work on a Thursday evening and headed for Pembroke dock to catch the ferry home for 2 weeks.  



Got home and went about fitting the new rear brakes with the help of my dad. It's made the car much more balanced as the bias was messed up with the 18z up front and tiny brakes on the rear.







While I was home I also fitted a few bits I'd had for a while.

B7 RS4 pedals and footrest


Audi 100 Coin Holder fitted to centre armrest


After I got back to the UK from my holidays I painted the rear calipers with some matching 'Himmelblau/Sky Blue' paint.



Also was inspired by Noggymikes cleaning of Kyles S4s fuel cap so went at it  

Before:





After:







And today we met up at Buddies for some brekkie and here she is with her Noggy sisters  



So that brings me up to date. Thinking of booking in for a Stage 2 MRC map next to get the best from my Milltek Duel catback and Milltek downpipes
Markv

Nice work mate
 Looks awesome especially with the new front BBk set up.
 Good to catch up today.
  Markv
C J

And today we met up at Buddies for some brekkie and here she is with her Noggy sisters  



Ah, a rose between two thorns.  
Noggymike

A rose with a thorn to its passenger side cj!  
NogaroDrew

C J wrote:
And today we met up at Buddies for some brekkie and here she is with her Noggy sisters  



Ah, a rose between two thorns.  


kylebrady

Quality work drew
NogaroDrew

Markv wrote:
Nice work mate
 Looks awesome especially with the new front BBk set up.
 Good to catch up today.
  Markv


Thanks Mark, good to see you again  
NogaroDrew

kylebrady wrote:
Quality work drew


Thanks Kyle  
NogaroDrew

Here's a few pictures of latest bits I've done.

First off I upgraded to CREE Leds for the reverse lights.







Also with the advice of a member on here I got a Tanoga weighted gearknob. Absolutely love the feel of this and makes such a change to the big cumbersome Knob that came on the car







Also picked up an APR Bi-pipe in preparation for my Stage 2/2.5 map I hope to get done. Just need Wagners now

NogaroDrew

And yesterday's trip resulted in picking up some rare Piano black trim. I won't be using the gear surround if anyone's interested in it.





kylebrady

Nice work mate have you got a link for the reverse lights
NogaroDrew

Thanks Kyle. See link below

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUDI-A4-B...RO-SLINE-/331710075393?nav=SEARCH
kylebrady

Cheers mate
rich86

Really like this. The pedals, painted Y-pipe and 911 caps are all excellent little additions.

Have you got the new Y-pipe fitted yet? Any engine bay pictures?
NogaroDrew

rich86 wrote:
Really like this. The pedals, painted Y-pipe and 911 caps are all excellent little additions.

Have you got the new Y-pipe fitted yet? Any engine bay pictures?


Thanks mate appreciate that  

No sadly my Y pipe which is already fitted is slightly different so I have the resprayed pipe up for sale on Ebay.
NogaroDrew

Few new bits.

Finished off the centre console with a piano black ashtray. Well happy with how this all looks now.





New 18 inch S8 Avus 2 wheel from German ebay and I've wrapped in a new Goodyear Eagle F1. This was a hard item to find



And the last little touch

kylebrady

Looks good with the gloss black mate
NogaroDrew

Thanks Kyle. Yeah I was surprised those bits were available unless you bought the full black rs4 set and didn't even know the radio fascia surround existed but are supposedly very rare bits.
kylebrady

I'm in the process of sourcing the last few bits for the double din conversion
Noggymike

Nice work fellow Nogster
NogaroDrew

kylebrady wrote:
I'm in the process of sourcing the last few bits for the double din conversion


That will be a nice touch Kyle especially with the facelift console.  
NogaroDrew

Noggymike wrote:
Nice work fellow Nogster


 Cheers Mike  
JamieOS

Lovely car! I don't know how I didn't come across this thread ages ago. The brakes look lovely. I'll be doing the same upgrade to my S4 shortly.  If you don't mind me asking, where did you get the discs from? I was going to order Brembo discs from apbrakediscs.co.uk.

Also, the whole pads thing has me confused. I know I'll need 17Z pads, but I've no idea what pads to get. I don't know how to tell if I'm buying 18Z or 17Z pads when I'm looking online. I know how to spot them visually, but I don't know any identifying model numbers or anything. I was hoping to get some Brembo pads (just to keep everything within the one brand for the sake of it). SID Motorsport has some, but the translation on his site doesn't give me much info.

I love the B7 RS4 pedals in it. I've got a set in my B6 A4. I wasn't sure if they fit in a B5, but looks like they do, so I might have to pick up a set.
NogaroDrew

JamieOS wrote:
Lovely car! I don't know how I didn't come across this thread ages ago. The brakes look lovely. I'll be doing the same upgrade to my S4 shortly.  If you don't mind me asking, where did you get the discs from? I was going to order Brembo discs from apbrakediscs.co.uk.

Also, the whole pads thing has me confused. I know I'll need 17Z pads, but I've no idea what pads to get. I don't know how to tell if I'm buying 18Z or 17Z pads when I'm looking online. I know how to spot them visually, but I don't know any identifying model numbers or anything. I was hoping to get some Brembo pads (just to keep everything within the one brand for the sake of it). SID Motorsport has some, but the translation on his site doesn't give me much info.

I love the B7 RS4 pedals in it. I've got a set in my B6 A4. I wasn't sure if they fit in a B5, but looks like they do, so I might have to pick up a set.


Thanks for the kind words Jamie.  

Regarding the brake discs I got Ferodo Premier 17z Brake Pads FDB1625 is the code you need. Brake discs I got off ebay, can't remember who it was from though. They're Mercedes-Benz AMG ML 345mm discs. You may already know but the centre bore needs to be machined out to 68mm to fit (merc discs are 67mm bore). I did this carefully with a Dremel and it was spot on. Regarding bolts to fit these, they need to be shouldered so I got them from SID in Poland. Calipers were special order from PW Motorsport in Wales to my choice of colours. The pad wear sensors also came from PW. Lines are braided HEL ones which can be got off ebay easily enough.

Pedals are a bit of a mare to get on. Footrest needed slight modification and was bonded to my original footrest.

I'm driving home to Ireland for Christmas as I'm from North Cork so you're welcome to have a look if you want to see what's involved in the brakes  
Stigs dad

Just read through your blog and must say im impressed with what you have done. All the mods are tastefull and you have used genuine quality parts all the way through. Looking forward  to  seeing you  at the next buddies meet.  Maybe a photo of a row of noggys for the album ?
NogaroDrew

Stigs dad wrote:
Just read through your blog and must say im impressed with what you have done. All the mods are tastefull and you have used genuine quality parts all the way through. Looking forward  to  seeing you  at the next buddies meet.  Maybe a photo of a row of noggys for the album ?


Thanks Adie   I'm a firm believer I'm doing the job right so like to use genuine parts where possible. Definitely need to get a few pics. I have a few with Markv and Noggymike from the Buddies meet earlier in the year  
Stigs dad

Next meet then I'll bring my camera. Just hope the weather is dry.
Noggymike

Stigs dad wrote:
Next meet then I'll bring my camera. Just hope the weather is dry.




It doesn't rain daan Soufff so often as oooop North Aide
Stigs dad

Lol like it.  Looking forward to putting my factor 50 on then so I don't  burn.  Is the dress code Bermuda  shorts and hawaii shirts then ?  Lol
Noggymike

Stigs dad wrote:
Lol like it.  Looking forward to putting my factor 50 on then so I don't  burn.  Is the dress code Bermuda  shorts and hawaii shirts then ?  Lol



Been done before!






Not by me btw
Stigs dad

Thousands wouldn't but I believe you.
JamieOS

NogaroDrew wrote:


Thanks for the kind words Jamie.  

Regarding the brake discs I got Ferodo Premier 17z Brake Pads FDB1625 is the code you need. Brake discs I got off ebay, can't remember who it was from though. They're Mercedes-Benz AMG ML 345mm discs. You may already know but the centre bore needs to be machined out to 68mm to fit (merc discs are 67mm bore). I did this carefully with a Dremel and it was spot on. Regarding bolts to fit these, they need to be shouldered so I got them from SID in Poland. Calipers were special order from PW Motorsport in Wales to my choice of colours. The pad wear sensors also came from PW. Lines are braided HEL ones which can be got off ebay easily enough.

Pedals are a bit of a mare to get on. Footrest needed slight modification and was bonded to my original footrest.

I'm driving home to Ireland for Christmas as I'm from North Cork so you're welcome to have a look if you want to see what's involved in the brakes  


Thanks for the info. I was going to have a local engineering workshop mill out the centre bore for me. I wouldn't trust myself to do it right!

I boiled the pedals on my B6 in water for a minute before putting them on. It made it so much easier, but still a pain! I was worried it might cause the rubber some damage over time, but they are fine.

I live in Kerry so we aren't too far apart.
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