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calibra_se8

Project Pre-Face S4 Avant, Broken Timing Belt!

I thought it was about time I started a little project thread on this beast. Purchased it about 2 months ago from Glasgow as a bit of a wreck really.

It's been sat for a year as the timing belt snapped on the previous owner (ironically 6 days after he spent over 2500 on the car at an Audi approved repairer who failed to mention the timing belt was due!)

I took a bit of a dive into the deep end as I've always wanted one of these and I'm pretty experienced in building up engines from scratch/repairing them.

Here's how it sat in Glasgow, looks rather miserable!







Then I got it home (about 250 miles away) I got a sneaky picture of how the car might just look once I've finished it  

calibra_se8

So anyway, to work on the old girl! The Audi specialist he took it to after the belt went snap had fitted a new belt to the vehicle in the small hope that there was no bent valves (he was pulling away from traffic lights when it went apparently) but after compression tests it was confirmed that there was no compression in 3 of the 6 chambers. The bonus of this was the Audi garage had removed the front end pretty much ready for me  











Tada, after a few of the most awkward bolts ever designed by man were undone she came away nicely

quattrokid

hi

would you mind if I asked who the Audi approved garage was please? I dont want to fall into their hands

sounds like your gonna have a nice car once you have sorted the engine out
calibra_se8

Time to remove the heads  









6 bent exhaust valves and 1 bent inlet valve, no damage to the valve seats, guides, followers or the cams, god knows how lucky I've been!

Anyhow I was speaking to a mate at a local engineering / engine specialist about these heads trying to source some decent parts, it just so happened he had 2 cylinder heads above his office that had only done 35k! He got the car in under warranty from the local VW dealer because they were too afraid to do it    (I don't blame them tbh)

Only 1 bent inlet valve per cylinder on these ones where the timing belt tensioner had failed, excellent! Again no damage to the head itself and the guides were A1

I gave them a bluddy good clean and lapped the valves in, these heads + cams really are like new.







That's where I'm at with things at the moment. I have a ton of parts on order to rebuild the whole thing back up, as well as some nice black silicone hoses etc.

The bodywork on the car is a bit tatty so that will be the next mission once the engine is finished, but all going well so far!
calibra_se8

quattrokid wrote:
hi

would you mind if I asked who the Audi approved garage was please? I dont want to fall into their hands

sounds like your gonna have a nice car once you have sorted the engine out


A for Audi, I was surprised as I've only ever heard good things about them, maybe just a one off.
quattrokid

cant say I have heard of them.Are they inn Glasgow?

looks like your making BIG inroads into your refurnishment
calibra_se8

quattrokid wrote:
cant say I have heard of them.Are they inn Glasgow?

looks like your making BIG inroads into your refurnishment


A few people have mentioned them in the past to me, they do re-mapping etc. as well.

www.a4audi.co.uk
quattrokid

hmm !!  interesting, havent heard of these guys before, Jase @ Deutsche Tech would probably know of them, He was an master tech at Glasgow Audi.

Jase is only a few miles from me so more convienient for me. Cheers for the heads up though
stefan

Nice work!
Going to have to pull the engine soon myself as well, for turbo replacement. I've printed a work description from ELSA, but any and all tips are welcome
philws4

Excellent project mate. Do you think that pulling the engine without the gearbox was easier/quicker once you had managed to get to those shi*ty bolts?
confusionhunter

i check and double check the middle inlet valves on the heads, as I had issues after checking the were straight with them sealing after a similar tale of refurbing a snapped timing belt engine. Assebled it all turned out one of the middle inlets wasnt sealing. had it replaced and all was good, but what a pain changing one valve is!!!
calibra_se8

philws4 wrote:
Excellent project mate. Do you think that pulling the engine without the gearbox was easier/quicker once you had managed to get to those shi*ty bolts?


Cheers everybody.

It's the first time I've taken one of these engines out but it certainly wasn't too much of a hassle once I had undone the b*stard downpipe + bottom bellhousing bolts!

It'll be quite fiddly putting it back together but I didn't see the point in removing the tranny tbh.
calibra_se8

confusionhunter wrote:
i check and double check the middle inlet valves on the heads, as I had issues after checking the were straight with them sealing after a similar tale of refurbing a snapped timing belt engine. Assebled it all turned out one of the middle inlets wasnt sealing. had it replaced and all was good, but what a pain changing one valve is!!!


The heads are away getting pressure tested today mate
BennyBoo

calibra_se8 wrote:
Time to remove the heads



Look pretty straight to me!
philws4

calibra_se8 wrote:
philws4 wrote:
Excellent project mate. Do you think that pulling the engine without the gearbox was easier/quicker once you had managed to get to those shi*ty bolts?


Cheers everybody.

It's the first time I've taken one of these engines out but it certainly wasn't too much of a hassle once I had undone the b*stard downpipe + bottom bellhousing bolts!

It'll be quite fiddly putting it back together but I didn't see the point in removing the tranny tbh.


Mmm my thoughts exactly and as my car already has the RS4 clutch and only 18 months ago I had the downpipes off to change over to RS4 items I am confident that these bolts will shift so will be going down this route when I do my KO4 conversion
calibra_se8

BennyBoo wrote:


Look pretty straight to me!


My thoughts exactly, I was gonna stick them in a vice  
calibra_se8

Shiny!



Cracking on with the rebuild











Excellent, cleaned and painted a few parts





Polished + Lacquered Cam Covers



Also picked up facelift lights, rs4 mirrors, stainless tubulars and a few more goodies
jimbo

good work la.  
MarkB

Moved to Projects and Builds.

Good to dee the detail you are posting. Keep it up please
kmm

very interesting, it will be nice to see it complete.
I hope the purchase price and parts = cheap and reliable S4 for you.
calibra_se8

Thanks for the comments fowks

The heads have now been fitted to the block and the timing has been done, I'll try and get the pictures up tonight Just waiting on my final round of bits to come from TPS to finish it off
calibra_se8

Here's how I got on 2 nights ago, finally had all my bits together to finish fitting the cylinder heads.











Then crank + cams locked with new belt + water pump + tensioner damper etc.



philws4

Looking good mate. Hope you changed the thermostat and o ring while you were at it
philws4

How is this project going buddy?
pjbRs

I was going to ask too, is this a runner?

Great work and pics.
calibra_se8

Sorry for lack of updates been pretty busy. Plenty of pics to upload into here soon. Car is now running just about right
calibra_se8

Picking up where I left off!

I decided to gut out the pre-cats





I also discovered the car was fitted with a full Milltek Cat-Back system!



Also purchased a set of AutoBahn88 silicone hoses and some silicone pipe to make up a new spider hose. I discovered when removing mine it was held together with some packing tape and superglue



calibra_se8

I also started prepping the engine bay by giving it a clean up, the previous owner had left a leaky rocker cover gasket unattended for what must have been half the cars life



I started to mock up the turbo's etc. to ensure a good fit





Then slowly started piecing the engine back together, biggest problem was most of the timing parts etc. had been removed before I got the car so I was working half in the dark!















calibra_se8

Milltek shiny and clean!





More parts getting added (looks more daunting with each piece )



calibra_se8

Onto the long awaited day!



A mate over to lend a helping hand



Yes, he is retarded.







With the input shaft + release bearing greased up it was a surprisingly easy job mating the engine to the box again

Fired her up quickly to ensure all was well then the slow painful task of refitting yet more unknown parts could begin!



After many more nights of bits and pieces here and there she was nearly ready!





After re-arranging the fusebox fuses into the correct order she fired up without a hitch, I was a very very happy man. Now to try and clear those fault codes
calibra_se8

Looking a bit rough with missing 'S4' parts at my work Looks like a shabby S4 replica





Now I started on smaller things:

Facelift Lights, Aero Wipers, Working Mirrors (which get painted graphite grey later on in the saga) as well as lots of small tidy up parts.

Finally a wash after all of that!









Also gave the interior a bluddy good clean, seats out, centre console out etc. I found over 3 which has been added to the emergency Petrol fund.





Gave the rad a fresh coat of black paint, silvered up the standard intercoolers etc.



Took it back to work to fix a few niggles etc.


After a VCDS scan I had a faulty AFM and 2 x dud EGT sensors so they were quickly swapped out also.





Really tidied up the engine bay a few days ago, new header tank and some nice pink G12 make all the difference





Then I proved to the missus it really is a practical car

calibra_se8

At the start of the week me and the other half went on a wee holiday to the Isle of Skye for a few days where the S4 was excellent fun













So far I'm a very happy chappie, a lot of work has been required and there's more to come yet but I'm just glad it's on the road now.

Next plans are:

RS4 Intercoolers
RS4 Downpipes
MRC Remap.

Funds just now are non-existant so I'll just have to enjoy the car as it is!
sis200sx

well done mate good result fun arnt they i bought mine just before x mas

si
calibra_se8

A few more maintenence essentials to do:



Thermostat and the water pipe at the front of the engine which is leaking.

To work!











Old vs. New



I just put the cam lock tool in place, released the tension from the hydraulic tensioner and slipped the belt off the left hand sprocket.

Not too difficult a job although upon removal of the old thermostat I found some gasket sealer around the thermostat! Genius.

Going back together with new water pipe.







It also gave me a chance to sort out these little b*stards! They had been seized solid before and I hadn't had a chance to undo them so I was unbolting the oil cooler pipes from the cooler (awkward!)

Got them freed off and it's such an easier job removing the front end now.



All back together, new thermostat makes a huge difference and it's one of the larger jobs ticked off. Next up I'll be fitting my newly purchased RS4 downpipes once I've gutted the pre-cats

sis200sx

looking good mate just wondering i hope you dont mind me asking but how much was that new water pipe at the front just i think mine is gonna need replacing at some point in the not to distant future thats all

si
H8CAK

Good work fella. Top job
MarkB

calibra_se8 wrote:


Old vs. New



How much for one of them? Mine is rusted to hell
S4 IRL

Are you aware that you are missing the air ducts for your intercoolers, Not trying to knock your work here as you have done great work on the car. Just you got it in bits and maybe the didnt come with it.
pjbRs

Very good write up and pics, fair play to you for getting all this done yourself, i take it your a mechanic/engineer by trade?

I hope your mrs now thinks it was worth the effort.
calibra_se8

S4 IRL wrote:
Are you aware that you are missing the air ducts for your intercoolers, Not trying to knock your work here as you have done great work on the car. Just you got it in bits and maybe the didnt come with it.


Well spotted! I only got the passenger side duct with the car

I'm going for RS4 coolers in the next few months so didn't really see the point in getting a new d/s one.
calibra_se8

pjbs wrote:
Very good write up and pics, fair play to you for getting all this done yourself, i take it your a mechanic/engineer by trade?

I hope your mrs now thinks it was worth the effort.


Thanks! I'm actually a parts man with more mechanical skill than your average joe mechanic nowadays I'm still on a learning curve with this car, but the love is growing and I believe once MRC have worked their remap magic in a few months I'll be more in love

P.S the missus is very forgiving with my car obsession, I also have a Jag 3.0 X Type on the drive currently undergoing an engine change.
calibra_se8

MarkB wrote:


How much for one of them? Mine is rusted to hell


sis200sx wrote:
looking good mate just wondering i hope you dont mind me asking but how much was that new water pipe at the front just i think mine is gonna need replacing at some point in the not to distant future thats all

si


Under 30 from TPS
sis200sx

ideal thanks for that mate your a star

keep up the good work

si
calibra_se8

Got round to fitting the RS4 downpipes this weekend just passed. A very easy job as it turned out!



Here's the lambda plugs I bought from the local motor factors, a perfect fit as I have a pre-facelift with only 2 lambda sensors and the RS4 has 4 of them 2 needed blanking off.



Here's the RS4 next to the S4 downpipe, I thought it was just a 200 cell cat that was the difference but the RS4's are a much larger diameter also.





On the car





Next up was to match them to my single 3'' Milltek system. I really didn't want to weld either the downpipes or the Milltek so I got a few lengths of exhaust pipe from the motor factors again.

It turned out a 64mm OD exhaust pipe was perfect to the millimeter for the application. It fitted straight over the top of the RS4 DP's snugly and went perfectly inside the Milltek Y-joint, still can't believe my luck! I clamped it up with the Mikalor's and job's a good'un







What a difference in the car now, the noise it makes finally sounds like a 2.7TT and the car seems to spool quicker as well! Well chuffed. Watch out for my next installment where I'll be fitting RS4 intercoolers.
calibra_se8

P.S I believe the Lambda plugs were an M16 thread for anybody in a pickle about which ones to get.
calibra_se8

Been a wee while since the last update. This new one's going to be quite lengthy so bare with me

The S4 was going great after fitting the downpipes, really enjoy driving it One day last month I f*cked up big time though! On my way out of work approaching a junction, I'm going for the left turn and looking to the right, bang!



A bent rear panel, rear bumper, rear tailgate + 2 rear taillamps! Bluddy Vauxhall shite.

The damage to the Audi was only a front bumper, 1 headlight bracket and the 2 bolts for the bumper are bent.







SHIT!! Totally my fault, I didn't even see her Long story short the woman I hit was amazing. I work in the trade and sorted her car without using the insurance which was nice. With me only being 24 I could have waved good bye to the S4 with a claim on my policy!

At this point I thought screw it, I took the car off the road for some major work. While all this was going on I bought this:



A nice run-around for me The neighbours gave me some funny looks when I pulled up in another one
calibra_se8

Back to the silver one, I've had a few niggles with the car since rebuild number one. A small coolant leak on the turbo, a faint raspy noise whe the revs are coming down and not enough POWER

So the engines coming back out adn getting K04'd + I'm going to get it gleaming this time round.





I've decided to remove the full aircon assembly + piping up to the bulkhead. I've never used it and bear in mind I stay in North Scotland.



Onwards, main difference this time is I've taken the box out with the engine this time for a proper clean up.





Bluddy slave cylinder bolt was unbelievably rusted in! Endud up having to hammer a Ribe bit into the 'once hex shaped hole' to get it loose!





Nutmeg the cat making sure the linkage is properly undone.







Still amazing what a small gap you're left with



Ready for work to commence, you'll notice I have pretty limited facilities but I'm lucky to have a large drive beside the house that's fenced off!







calibra_se8

Today I cracked on with stripping the engine down completely. I did the cylinder heads under 3000 miles ago so they're staying on the block but everything else is getting either: cleaned/painted/uprated or a combination of all 3

Here's this weekends progress:

Wiring Loom removed.





Inlet Manifold off.



Exhaust Mani's + Turbo's removed.





It was a beautiful day on Saturday so out came the barbie for a spot of dinner





A large pile of parts now gathering and more on the way!





Better stop mucking around and crack on









Time to seperate the box from the engine and see what's what.







RS4 clutch is on the list of upgrades.









A posh way to drain the oil







Cams + Heads still look like new after the rebuild I gave them.





The breather box that sits in the middle of the 'V' has obviously been leaking oil for a number of years. There was a huge amount of sludge build-up!



After really tackling it I got it almost clean enough for a coat of black High temp paint.



Sump off and looking pretty good.



Even better now



This is how I left it







calibra_se8

Finally a few pics of my new parts I have so far

Cruise Control Stalk + Kufatec loom, strangely just as excited to use this as I am to have 400+ BHP





RS4 Pump + Injectors, Thanks Playo





RS4 Intercoolers, Thanks Sam



What a seriously incredible difference between the standard S4 coolers!



MilkybarKid

Nice one mate, looking good!
Think I know who to call for k04ing my spare!
s4marsh

Cracking work Phil, and some excellent photo's showing really good detail.

Only problem is you lot make it look too easy and i keep getting the urge to remove my engine for no apparent reason
Rasss-4

Cracking stuff mate! fair play to you for getting stuck in  
calibra_se8

Cheers guys

s4marsh wrote:
Cracking work Phil, and some excellent photo's showing really good detail.

Only problem is you lot make it look too easy and i keep getting the urge to remove my engine for no apparent reason
 

Trying to explain to the missus was the funniest part.

Phil's missus: 'Why is the engine out again? Did you break it in the crash?'

Phil: No darling it wasn't damaged but it now needs improving
philws4

Top work Phil,well done on getting stuck in again
pjbRs

Well i wish i had the patience and know how to have a stab at this, but i know it would all end in a plume of smoke and bent parts.

So jealous
philws4

calibra_se8 wrote:
Cheers guys

s4marsh wrote:
Cracking work Phil, and some excellent photo's showing really good detail.

Only problem is you lot make it look too easy and i keep getting the urge to remove my engine for no apparent reason


Trying to explain to the missus was the funniest part.

Phil's missus: 'Why is the engine out again? Did you break it in the crash?'

Phil: No darling it wasn't damaged but it now needs improving



Lol   Try explaining why you are removing the engine on a perfectly healthy ( and in there eyes quick enough car ) then. That makes for a few interesting conversations
JasonA

Good progress there lad! I know who to give a shout for pointers when I get started on mine!  
calibra_se8

Cheers fowks, to be fair the missus is well into her cars as well, so she isn't at all bothered that she gets to drive the S from time to time (albeit with a block of wood wedged under the accelerator pedal )

I received a front bumper + K04 intakes and an APR Bi-Pipe from Will yesterday so I'll get pictures of that tonight when I get a chance hopefully.
calibra_se8

Been very busy but managed to potter away over the last few days.

Received a few nice parts, cheers Will, top bloke

Modded APR Bi-Pipe





Some essential K04 intakes, I was going to go for the XS Power ones but I just didn't want to take the fitment risk.



Front Bumper



Lovely, more parts checked off the list now

Meantime I sold the Kingfisher blue one to it's new owner, really sad to see it go but I just can't get used to the looks of a saloon and the practicality of the avant makes it a no-brainer for me.





The day after that left I picked up this '05' plate Vectra 2.2 SRI direct as a project, it had timing chain problems and the owner had been told to scrap the engine for a new one! A new chain kit later and I've got it running sweet now A fresh MOT and she'll be ready to sell to fund the new turbo's!

calibra_se8

I also started being a sad b*stard, lots more of this to come

K04 intakes in silver + cleaned the power steering pulley, what a difference!





Crank Pulley cleaned up and painted



Intake Manifold stripped ready for some paint also



Thermostat housing + Water Pump also painted up despite the water pump being a few thousand miles old!



More on the way soon!
Ian_C

Just read from start to finish, great attention to detail, by putting in the effort yourself you have a stonking bargain of a shooting brake!
dan_uk

ive just sat down and read through the thread mate and fair play to u, like others have said, id love to have the knowledge, space and will power youve had to do what your doing!
calibra_se8

Been slowly moving forward between other projects and commitments!

I've started tidying up the engine ready for re-fitting, nothing massive just a bit of housekeeping really. I totally forgot I had an engine stand in the lock-up so I promptly brought this home and got the S4 engine on it!











I've got the upper + lower sumps off to clean and paint them up and re-seal them, there was only a very small weep which usually wouldn't bother me but since the engine is out would be rude not to.

I've definitely developed OCD in the engine bay though! Totally gutted it out and gave it a clean up.





I slao got a great deal on a full RS4 front and rear brake setup and an RS4 Boot Spoiler so these were promptly snapped up! Thanks again Danial



I gave the calipers + disc bells a lick of paint and I have S4 caliper decals to stick on.











The brakes are ridiculously larger than the S4 setup, the rear 321mm discs dwarf the standard Pre-Facelift solid discs! Never mind the 360mm fronts, spot the 50p



Also grabbed a quick pic of the XS Power system I have, still need to get that fitted up with some weld-in flexis but that can wait till the engine is running ok first.



That's me for the moment, currently selling my Vectra for more cash injection which should see coilovers / avus B6 18'' Alloys / K04's and RS4 clutch + fitting parts bought hopefully!
noodles

Cracking job    
calibra_se8

RS Rear Brakes ready to go on, just waiting on RS4 handbrake cables now.

Look at the size difference to my old pre-facelift brakes!









Also picked these up for the car along with the rear bench. Rear bench is from a saloon though so I'm going to have my work cut out to fit that!

will1981

Looking good pal, I like those seats too  
calibra_se8

Cheers Will

Just waiting on the funds for the turbo's now and I'll be fitting those nice shiny parts you sold me
LeeT

looking good, Im umming and ahhing about fitting the rs4 brakes as you cant get the front discs from anyone other than audi from what i understand?
calibra_se8

leet wrote:
looking good, Im umming and ahhing about fitting the rs4 brakes as you cant get the front discs from anyone other than audi from what i understand?


That's correct I believe, they are expensive but then these cars are expensive full stop. I'll see how they cope with 400+ bhp and maybe upgrade to B7 fronts in the future.
t-ruckerj

looking forward to the next update ,very good read .

all on the drive as well lol good man
calibra_se8

t-ruckerj wrote:
looking forward to the next update ,very good read .

all on the drive as well lol good man


Cheers, the driveway is the best way, makes me appreciate the ramps at work more when I do get to use them
LeeT

calibra_se8 wrote:
leet wrote:
looking good, Im umming and ahhing about fitting the rs4 brakes as you cant get the front discs from anyone other than audi from what i understand?


That's correct I believe, they are expensive but then these cars are expensive full stop. I'll see how they cope with 400+ bhp and maybe upgrade to B7 fronts in the future.

Yeah let us know how they cope. Definitely worth a try for the price you got them for
calibra_se8

RS4 Fronts now sorted thanks to Freddie on here

Next to a Peugeot brake disc at work (lol)



Prettied up





Behind the 18's





My new Merc AMG alloys, got them from a good friend of mine in need of a refurb

LeeT

Those brakes are huge. What did you have done to them? skimmed?
calibra_se8

They're ace!

I gave them a light skim at my work, they were already in excellent condition when I got them but wanted to be safe!
aidank1981

this thread is epic...on the drive in elgin! well done lad lol
Deanf

Very motivating thread! Excellent work.

The RS is off the road in the next few weeks for some   loving
Playo

Sounnds ominous there Dean
calibra_se8

Thanks guys

A hell of a lot of updates to come, I'm just using all my free time to build it right now but plenty pics to share!
Deanf

Update Update Update! Pleeease
calibra_se8

Deanf wrote:
Update Update Update! Pleeease


Ok ok!

New Parts from TPS amongst many other boxes and small parts!







Actually got 3 x 5l on special from TPS, excellent



RS4 Clutch from Euro Car Parts, great service as always







Old next to new, 130,000 miles worth of abuse









Cracking on, I decided to fit the RS4 fuel pump next. This was very straight forward, the only difference between the 2 was the electrical connections and the fuel feed pipe from the pump to the tank top.

See differences here:



It was simply a case of clipping the wiring where it connects to the S4 pump (it's soldered on there), adding 2 x spade connectors and soldering them on. Then for the fuel feed pipe simply undo the clip from the pipe to banjo and the pipe is a nice snug fit over the RS4 pump pipe.



Removal and fitting were also pleasantly easy, I had read the pump could be a b*stard to twist out, all I did was get two long flat blade screwdrivers and twist it with all my force, shezam!

Then refitting the RS unit.







pjbRs

Coming along nicely.
calibra_se8

I'm also installing an electric fan like others on here to replace the viscous fan, here in Scotland I don't think the car will miss the viscous fan very much

Removing the front panel





The fan in question



It came with removable mounting points and strong plastic ties. I decided to bore 2 small holes in the front panel for extra security



Then drilled 2 holes up top to mount the 2 plastic ties



Quite happy with the result



Seeing as my S4 is the poverty spec model I also fitted some nice Carbon trim blatantly stolen from my old Kingfisher blue S4







Love it, really tidies up the inside!

I also fitted cruise using the Kufatec loom, very neat installation





Back together

calibra_se8

Back to the drivetrain and brakes a bit more, I picked up some nice AP coilovers from here, cheers Phil!

Off with the old:



Lick of paint:









I'm chuffed with the ride height now, once the engine is in I can fine tune it.

I also got the RS4 handbrake cables + front and rear pads.

Front mintex:



rear Brembo



RS4 Handbrake Cables (I tried stretching the S4 ones but it never felt right.



Working the slider pins with some Bosch Superfit.









I know they're standard fit on a vast majority of owners cars on here but I'm still in awe at their beauty
calibra_se8

In my eyes the most important part of my car The engine.

K04's arrived (I know secondhand but my budget is non-existant )

Next to a K03, a fairly crazy difference in sizes





Onto the engine itself, another part I'm chuffed with, I'll let the pictures do the talking





























Don't forget the dipstick



























calibra_se8







Aircon compressor removed and non-aircon belt installed, simples.









What could I have bagged up so preciously?



Oh ye, 300 funking quids worth of EGT's







New one-ways





Nearly ready.

pjbRs

Well done Phil, so did you rebuild the turbo's or were they ok?
calibra_se8

Had the local engineering shop give them a quick once over and he's happy enough with them to run for now. I'd rather just break this car and buy an RS4 for the price of 2 new turbos!
philws4

Excellent progress Phil. Roll on the first turn of the key
calibra_se8

Cheers Phil,

Certainly looking forward to it, never owned a car as powerful as this!
MathiasS

Great work man! Seems you have some skills!
calibra_se8

Got loads more done on Sunday, my faithful best mate headed over to help with re-insertion (of the engine )

I started with the last few pieces back onto the engine, what a genius at Audi that managed to squeeze a starter motor into where they did







Then lined the box up and attached the 2 back together!









My and my engine, De ja vu







Mikalor clamps now taking care of the boost hoses which popped off on me with the crappy jubilee clips!





Here we go!

















That was this weekend!
JasonA

So close min, good effort!  

Who is it that you are getting to do the mapping?
calibra_se8

Really close now!

I'm going to meet Rich (Viper Tuning) down south hopefully later this monet/start of next.

A seriously helpful guy already and I haven't even met him. He's written a base map for me to run the car on K04's and RS injectors till he finishes the proper mapping.
andream88

Rich is probably the best person i've met on Audisrs.com!

I'm sure you won't be disappointed!
calibra_se8

Good to know Andrea Although after speaking to him I don't doubt it!
audimad100

you wont be disappointed, Rich is a very smart guy who will transform all your hard work    
VasP

Im hoping to meet him on the 12/11 @ unit 20!! cant wait really!!!

good work!
Acidburn

i'm trying to decide who to have map my car once done, looking forward to seeing how yours does when mapping vas.

Just read this thread from start to finish, top work and look forward to seeing how you get on once its mapped  
pjbRs

Phil that is really coming together. Well done.

I would love to have the confidence to strip one of these myself.

I can't decide who to map mine either, but i was really pleased with my mrc map and the service, so it will prob be another visit?
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