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jockthedog
Experienced


Car: S4-B5.3
Power: C5-RS6Plus
Torque: in' hell!
Engine code: 0xFA

Joined: 14 Mar 2011
Posts: 2973

Location: Moonbase Alpha

PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:27 pm  Reply with quoteBack to top

I just got myself the best manual impact driver I could find and a large selection of bolt and screw removal tools as I'm sick of silly allen keys.

Good perseverence tho, even if a little self-inflicted
I'll be paying a garage to do this job for me!

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kwalker705
Learning


Car: C5 RS6

Joined: 04 Jun 2015
Posts: 65

Location: scotland

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:09 am Reply with quoteBack to top

jockthedog wrote:
I just got myself the best manual impact driver I could find and a large selection of bolt and screw removal tools as I'm sick of silly allen keys.

Good perseverence tho, even if a little self-inflicted
I'll be paying a garage to do this job for me!


I ended up paying for geniune audi m6x65mm allen bolts to hold on the inlet Y pipe.   allen Heads stripped instantly when tightening with a tiny ratchet too !!!

so a trip to the local farm engineering shop and a little more drilling and I changed them out for some nice stainless ones that cost me 2 .  I think audi make their own bolts out of a mix of butter and steel the way the heads strip on them !!
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kwalker705
Learning


Car: C5 RS6

Joined: 04 Jun 2015
Posts: 65

Location: scotland

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:52 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

plenty updates since last one !

bought some zimmermann front disc , new pads, goodridge hoses and motul brake fluid to fit .  

Ended up repainting and stickering the front calipers up prior to fitting the discs and pads



then it was MOT time.  Car needed a new year caliper , a CV boot securing band and a bulb. So was very happy with that outcome.  Advisories were the rear brake discs, and a few tyres low on tread.

So next step was to buy some Micheline pilot sport 3 tyres from black circles and have the factory wheels refurbished while i was away on business.







Then just 30 miles later while i was on my way to have my rear toe arm changed and the alignment set up and I got a flat tyre.    10 miles from anywhere in the middle of nowhere, at 7am and with no "rescue service" (friends/wife) answering the phone  I had to drive the 10 miles to a petrol station to try and blow the tyre back up.

managed to get it to hold pressure long enough to make it home. New tyre arrived and upon removing the old was graced with the following





Total destruction of what is.... sorry what was a brand new tyre in less than 30 miles !

Also found out the wheel the tyre was on is buckled.  Not totally sure as to when it was buckled. pre or post flat... or if its the reason the wheel went flat.   Wheel refurbished says wheel was good when he was done with it and the balancing weights on the wheel did look "normal"  compared with how they are now until my new wheels show up.

So after all that hassle I ended up ordering new wheels.

have also just fitted new door latches after I had an issue with the stock ones playing up.  

New key and transponder on order as I only have one key at present  

and one of my little DIY hobbies has been at play with some parts on the car



weaves a little off in some parts and totally pointless to have but i do like carbon in my cars.
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M4TTY_D
Knows a Bit


Car: B5 S4
Power: Stock
Torque: Stock

Joined: 19 Sep 2013
Posts: 109


PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:57 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

some good work. its nice to see people working on there own cars as it allows you to appreciate it more..

have you had anymore issues with the f125 switch?
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