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buzzard
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Car: B8 S4 gone

Joined: 23 Apr 2008
Posts: 3318


PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:06 pm  Reply with quoteBack to top

Looks great
A lot of care taken but it now stops as well as it goes

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rob_arthur
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Joined: 30 Jul 2012
Posts: 224


PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:24 am Reply with quoteBack to top

nice work, im pretty much doing all the jobs you have done bit by bit at the moment, greta fun to work on but satisfying once all done.  great looking car as well
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TurboTy
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Car: Audi S4 B5
Power: 330
Torque: 517 nm

Joined: 05 Jan 2016
Posts: 229

Location: Dorset

PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

rob_arthur wrote:
nice work, im pretty much doing all the jobs you have done bit by bit at the moment, greta fun to work on but satisfying once all done. great looking car as well


Yeah, it is satisfying once it's done but I've already wanted to set it on fire a numbers of times... Can be frustrating  
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TurboTy
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Car: Audi S4 B5
Power: 330
Torque: 517 nm

Joined: 05 Jan 2016
Posts: 229

Location: Dorset

PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Another update, first time doing this on my phone, hope it works  

Some cosmetic bits I've wanted to sort for while:

Got the B and C pillars sprayed up as some corrosion was bubbling up under the paint



Also plasti-dipped the chrome trim around the front grill, such a subtle mod has made a huge difference, looks loads better  



Starting to come together now, last major thing is the boot plinth respray... Going to enquired in a body shop for this as I struggled to get a good finish when painting outside

Thanks for reading
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TurboTy
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Car: Audi S4 B5
Power: 330
Torque: 517 nm

Joined: 05 Jan 2016
Posts: 229

Location: Dorset

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

With some trepidation, I took off the rear plinth to inspect it properly... all the paint was still present, but only just...







After some sanding, I discovered it has been resprayed before, after an awful lot more sanding I got through clear coat, colour, primer, clear, colour, primer and etch primer and finally down to the aluminium.

Bought some LY7W paint to match, apparently this is a facelift silver even though mine is pfl... I initially went for LY7M after some internet researching but glad I bothered to get into the spare wheel well and check for myself!

Whist spraying the B & C pillars, I really struggled to get a good finish due to spraying them outside, therefore I made a little spray booth in the corner of the garage



With this being the first time I've done metallic paint I was a bit nervous as to how it would come out. Unfortunately I didn't put enough colour on and it has come out a bit patchy... It'll have to do for now and to be fair the colour match is surprisingly good however I will end up redoing it at some point! We live and we learn!



Also de-wipered it whilst I had the trim off. The wiper and washer hasn't worked since I had the car and never felt like I missed out not having it so that is now in the bin! Think it looks a lot tidier for it!

Anyway, pretty much done for Silverstone now, just need to give it a bloody good clean and try to polish the turd!
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aidank1981
Experienced


Car: B5 S4
Power: 315
Torque: 375
Engine code: AGB

Joined: 16 Sep 2011
Posts: 2596

Location: shetland

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

TurboTy wrote:


Some lessons learnt:
1. Three things you need when working on these cars:
I. Time / Space
II. Money
III. Another car
2. Don't bother trying to make a plan or stick to it, something will inevitably change those plans



wise words!   lovely job! i have all this rear end work ahead of me! subframe the lot!  

shame you didnt get metal drop links on when it was all apart!

thankfully i have space and another car the rest are lacking!!

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TurboTy
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Car: Audi S4 B5
Power: 330
Torque: 517 nm

Joined: 05 Jan 2016
Posts: 229

Location: Dorset

PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Cleaned and ready for Silverstone... Sorry for the late update!











Also got my insurance renewal through. 22 years old 4 years no claims and a clean license and Admiral wanted 850, after telling them no they miraculously came back with 550... This was with no mods declared so wanted to explore my options of being properly covered. Tried Chris Knott but I need to have had a car of a similar power for at least a year so that was no good. Adrian Flux eventually sorted me out 620 all mods declared and I am covered fully comp to drive anyone else's car pretty chuffed with that!

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DAN@ADRIAN FLUX
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Joined: 16 Apr 2011
Posts: 84


PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi,
Glad we could help out with your insurance.
Regards,
Dan.
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Dubnuttah
Learning


Car: B5 S4 Avant
Power: 264.02
Torque: 335.11

Joined: 13 Apr 2016
Posts: 56

Location: Northwest, UK

PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:25 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

looks awesome
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TurboTy
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Car: Audi S4 B5
Power: 330
Torque: 517 nm

Joined: 05 Jan 2016
Posts: 229

Location: Dorset

PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:20 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Bought some goodies today.

First things first some practicality, when I bought the car the spare wheel well had an amp set up in it. I've finally got round to replacing it all with a spare wheel (18" Avus) and associated jacking/ wheel brace parts



And some performance upgrades

RS Intercoolers
H&R rear ARB with MRC brackets
Tanoga short shifter



Time to fit them

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BenGmin
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Car: S4 B5 Avant

Joined: 19 May 2016
Posts: 26

Location: Yeovil

PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

car looked sweet when I saw it at Matt's on Saturday mate (I'm the taller one with the blue avant not the midget with the silver avant )
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TurboTy
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Car: Audi S4 B5
Power: 330
Torque: 517 nm

Joined: 05 Jan 2016
Posts: 229

Location: Dorset

PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

BenGmin wrote:
car looked sweet when I saw it at Matt's on Saturday mate (I'm the taller one with the blue avant not the midget with the silver avant )


Cheers dude, shame I didn't get to check out the last in a trio of avants.

I'm sure I'll be back to Matts with another shopping list soon!
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TurboTy
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Car: Audi S4 B5
Power: 330
Torque: 517 nm

Joined: 05 Jan 2016
Posts: 229

Location: Dorset

PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Got the H&R rear anti roll bar fitted this afternoon with MRC strengthening brackets.

Comparison of the old and new, the H&R measures just over 21mm



Had a quick drive bit the afternoon traffic slowed me down, can already feel a huge difference! Car sits into a corner much better and seems to have put a bit more feel into the steering, I guess it's weighted differently now!

Short shift next!
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TurboTy
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Car: Audi S4 B5
Power: 330
Torque: 517 nm

Joined: 05 Jan 2016
Posts: 229

Location: Dorset

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:17 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Its been ages since the last update, many things have been going on car related and not.

Anyway, the Audi is currently up on axle stands at the storage unit with the engine and box out. When upgrading the intercoolers I was pouring oil out of the old ones which confirmed my suspicions that the turbos were on their way out.

After quite a bit of deliberation I decided against the ko4 route and got a spare set of ko3 turbos rebuilt. Along with these I plan to carry out/fit:
- general clean and spruce up of the whole engine bay
- after run mod
- xs power bi pipe
- hall sensor oil seals
- all new banjo bolts and crush washers to the turbos
- 3" decat downpipes with new gaskets and nuts
- new front drive shaft boots inner and outer
- replace the spider hose with proper rubber hoses
- full service - oil, oil filter, air filter, spark plugs, fuel filter, all new fluids
- rs4 engine mounts
- 034 snub mount
- new gear box mounts
- also tempted to mod the centre diff to if I can get hold of some washers between now and the start of Jan

Got the engine and box out on Monday, made several trips to TPS and Eurocar parts and one big order to Jason at AllGermanParts so pretty much ready to attack it all over xmas and get her back together! Pictures to follow

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Noggymike
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Car: 2002 B5 RS4
Power: 430 bhp
Torque: Whatever
Engine code: BHP

Joined: 07 Oct 2012
Posts: 12182

Location: In front of you, lol'ing

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Looking forward to the updates on tackling the above plan

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