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IanH755
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Car: C6 RS6 Avant
Power: 907hp
Torque: 830ft/lbs

Joined: 01 Jan 2014
Posts: 357

Location: Nr Maidstone, Kent

PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:18 pm  Reply with quoteBack to top

So then, TLC time!!!

I've been buying a few bits just to sort out some of the cosmetic issues I have from it being a 100k mile daily driver -

1. Fitted a new front splitter to replace the badly battered and bruised one which the previous owner had glued 2 Laser Jammers too. During their none too subtle removal by MRC (think chisels/screwdrivers were used) the plastic splitter was scratched to pieces and cosmetically wrecked. Simple job to replace, 5x Torx bits and some trim poppers, took about 15mins after I'd got the car jacked up after Tea.

2. Changed the license plate holder screws (rusted) & broken plastic protectors for a new set.

3. Tomorrow I'll be fitting a new engine undertray, just need 15 1/4 turn fasteners from Audi - no point fitting old rusty ones.

4. Friday is the 10k service at Unit20 and DRC re-pressure and I'll also get some pics of the new brake setup too.

5. Found some rust in the NSR arch which needs sorting before winter starts.

But mostly I spent the day cleaning my old brakes ready to sell on eBay. Now as anyone whose changed a set of brakes will know, they're absolutely filthy and after a few hours in the lovely sunshine sweating away and wiping bugs from my face I must have looked a right sight to the poor Fed-ex man when I, a stocky (fat) 20 stone 6ft ex-military rugby player with his face all blacked up like a navy SEAL, surprised him at the door just before he could knock. It would probably explain the parcel he dropped and the little squeak he let out

The cleaning rags filled a 35L bin to make them look that good, they were filthy! It was mainly the calipers with 100k miles of baked on grime!


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kylebrady
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Car: Noggy s4 b5
Power: 334
Torque: 440

Joined: 09 Nov 2015
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Location: Salford/manchester

PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:24 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I love the fact that you use it as a daily must have some fuel bills lol
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IanH755
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Car: C6 RS6 Avant
Power: 907hp
Torque: 830ft/lbs

Joined: 01 Jan 2014
Posts: 357

Location: Nr Maidstone, Kent

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:19 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Busy day up at Unit20 in the Wirral -

10k Servicing
Gearbox Service
Rear Diff Oil re-fill
New engine undertray fitted
Front suspension arm noise located (to be dealt with next month)
DRC suspension leak found (to be dealt with next month)

Other than the servicing bits, we found that the creaking/clunking noise was from the suspension arms and that the DRC leak, which was a slight weep a month ago, has now stopped (yay) but the flexible pipes are very badly corroded and need replacing before it can be re-pressurised (boo) so, with 100k miles on them, it'd be rude not to replace the struts at the same time for a complete suspension refresh (yay-me/boo-wallet).

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Car: 2002 B5 RS4
Power: 430 bhp
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Engine code: BHP

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:53 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

IanH755 wrote:
Busy day up at Unit20 in the Wirral -

10k Servicing
Gearbox Service
Rear Diff Oil re-fill
New engine undertray fitted
Front suspension arm noise located (to be dealt with next month)
DRC suspension leak found (to be dealt with next month)

Other than the servicing bits, we found that the creaking/clunking noise was from the suspension arms and that the DRC leak, which was a slight weep a month ago, has now stopped (yay) but the flexible pipes are very badly corroded and need replacing before it can be re-pressurised (boo) so, with 100k miles on them, it'd be rude not to replace the struts at the same time for a complete suspension refresh (yay-me/boo-wallet).



What you contemplating Ian?

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IanH755
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Car: C6 RS6 Avant
Power: 907hp
Torque: 830ft/lbs

Joined: 01 Jan 2014
Posts: 357

Location: Nr Maidstone, Kent

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

KW v3 or OEM DRC were my choices. The costs are about the same and the KW's would probably be a better choice for the track stuff I do but it lacks the MMI integration, leaves a constant EPC message and isn't adjustable in-car and I think those 3 negatives might effect the re-sale when that time comes.

So it'll be a DRC setup with the bonus being that, as mine are 100k miles ones -

A - the new ones should last the life of the car easily and it's another thing less to worry about.

B - With the recent suspension arm/bush refresh the whole suspension setup will feel as new again.

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IanH755
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Car: C6 RS6 Avant
Power: 907hp
Torque: 830ft/lbs

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Location: Nr Maidstone, Kent

PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Awesome weather today!





Found a lovely church but forgot to change my exposure so the brickwork got bleached out



and a quicky of my new brakes


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Car: 2002 B5 RS4
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Offfff


Bloody lovely


Fancy doing a calendar???



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IanH755
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Car: C6 RS6 Avant
Power: 907hp
Torque: 830ft/lbs

Joined: 01 Jan 2014
Posts: 357

Location: Nr Maidstone, Kent

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:24 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

From last Saturday -

Converted 120 worth of fossils to fun hooning around the roads of Kent, Surrey and Hampshire for the RS246 club meet, Hindhead Tunnel Run and a quick visit to the Goodwood Motor Circuit.

Slightly over 5000hp combined at the meet, with the most obnoxious sounding exhaust I've ever heard on a family car in front of me during the tunnel run!

Easily the best run I've had out in my car for what seems like 2-3 months as I've been so busy with work, what a great day. The drive to Goodwood & back were a particular highlight for me with some extremely fun roads where I even got a little squeally tyre action when my tyres weren't quite as grippy as I'd hoped!!

Quick Tunnel Vid (the loud exhaust is from 2 cars infont of the camera!) -


Link





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IanH755
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Car: C6 RS6 Avant
Power: 907hp
Torque: 830ft/lbs

Joined: 01 Jan 2014
Posts: 357

Location: Nr Maidstone, Kent

PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:59 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Bugger!

As a "Happy Christmas" present my car has decided to do something catastrophic, involving the No1 Cylinder and a whole bunch of burnt oil! I'm in the process of stripping the intakes down and pulling the No1 plug out when my crap luck continued.

Not only does my spark plug tool not fit, not only has the locking part of the coil-pack plug dropped somewhere into the engine bay (supposed to stay attached) but I've also somehow managed to drop a little spring from my pliers down the intake pipe past my blue-roll "blocker" (1 squillion to one shot!) and it's now sitting nicely infront of the turbo blades (hence the boroscope shot of the turbo), which should be fun getting out if it's not magnetic!

Once I get to Halfords for a new spark plug tool on boxing day I'll eventually take the plug out and boroscope the cylinder to see whats happening and see why the plug isn't firing properly. I did notice the Crankcase Vent pipe line from the oil separator to the turbo's is dripping with fresh oil when it should only have vapour residue, not good!

Anyway Happy Christmas Everyone


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Car: 2002 B5 RS4
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ohhhhhhh man!    


I think we can all share your pain with dropping stuff, but probably not to this level!  


Hope you have a steady hand and lots of luck Ian!


Lets keep fingers x'd the diagnosis is not as bad as you may think.





Happy Xmas btw  

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IanH755
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Car: C6 RS6 Avant
Power: 907hp
Torque: 830ft/lbs

Joined: 01 Jan 2014
Posts: 357

Location: Nr Maidstone, Kent

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:47 am Reply with quoteBack to top

So got the spring out yesterday



and got my 16mm spark plug socket today and whipped the plug out (extremely surprised to see an OEM plug too!). It looks OK with no damage, it's just coated in oil stopping it firing -







And the boroscope, despite being producing an absolutely awful pic, doesn't show any obvious signs of damage, just more oil burning, so the oil doesn't look to be coming past the rings so it must be coming coming down through the heads which makes me think Valve Stem Oil Seal but the boroscope pics aren't clear enough to be absolutely sure -












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Car: B6 S4 Cab,B7 RS4

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:49 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Thats good news mate.

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IanH755
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Car: C6 RS6 Avant
Power: 907hp
Torque: 830ft/lbs

Joined: 01 Jan 2014
Posts: 357

Location: Nr Maidstone, Kent

PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Spoke too soon!

So I took the plugs out of the other 3 easily accessible cylinders and checked both the plugs and the bores.



The plugs all looked fine (all the same as this)



I did a quick boroscope of the 3 cylinders and found a "little" amount of shallow scoring on all but nowhere near as much as on the No 1 Cylinder and I also found that all the pistons had that same "missing" section in the piston crown so thats the design of the piston and not an issue in the No1. Here's a few random pics of the other cylinders showing the same "missing bit in the No2 an No4 and showing some of the bore marks and the No 2-3-4 cylinders.











So I cleaned up fouled plug, rebuilt the engine putting the No1 cylinder plug/coilpack into cylinder 3 to see if they were fine and put the working No3 plug/coil into cylinder 1. Started the engine and there is still a misfire on Cylinder 1 (No3 runs fine so plug/coil OK) and, now I've got bore pics from 4 cylinders to compare, it's pretty obvious that the No1 has 1 if not 2 deep scores about 180' apart so I'm fairly sure it's lost compression

It gets taken up to Unit20 next week so I'll let Grizz take it apart and see how bad the damage is, cry a little and then prepare my anus for the bank manager/Audi!

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C J
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Car: RS4 B5
Power: 507
Torque: 741
Engine code: AZR

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:20 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Have you got a compression tester or access to a leak down tester?

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IanH755
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Car: C6 RS6 Avant
Power: 907hp
Torque: 830ft/lbs

Joined: 01 Jan 2014
Posts: 357

Location: Nr Maidstone, Kent

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:14 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Just a quick update after dropping the car off at Unit20 on Friday and having a good old chat with Grizz.

They're going to strip, investigate and rebuild the engine in slow time over the next few months and, depending on the engine cost, I'll get some additional maintenance bits done. I'll post the cause of the failure as soon as I find out but until then thread will probably be pretty quiet.

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