While I was working on the 951 today, Wes was pulling the cat out of this A4 which had separated at the turbo flange. Cat comes out the bottom after removing a lot of crap 😉 Weld was made and cat reinstalled and this car is ready to rock!

We've had the axle laying around for quite some time now….we were just missing the car!  Finally the car arrived, and I went about replacing the torn axle boot/axle assembly on the passenger side.  The car has about 160k miles on it, so for the cost of the axle, it didn't make sense to just replace a boot, when likely the axle doesn't have that much life left on it anyway.  There was also a lot of clunking going on …

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Jan 25 2011 porschedoc Audi 4 Comments

Knocked out the rest of the Audi job. Everything went together smoothly with no surprises. New OEM pan ready for install. Using Audi/VW sealant for the pan gasket, I slide it into place and started to torque it down. Once the pan was torqued, it was time to raise the subframe and lower the engine. Jiffy lube oil filter…..was not the right size, lol. Replaced the filter with the correct one. And ready to leave!

Audi A4 Oil Pan

Had a freind call me up this weekend with a bit of an emergency. He had taken the car to the shop for an inspection, and had them change the oil. Turns out they couldn’t get the plug out of the pan! After fighting with it for awhile, he gave up and towed it over. Hillarity ensued as we tried to push a dead car up the driveway and into the garage, partially using man power and partially using a …

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Audi A4

Had a freind bring by his A4 in preparation for a move to Flordia! We had a couple of coolant leaks to try and stop, as well as topping off the diff fluids. A hose clamp cured one leak, and a rubber cap hopefully cured the other. The drain valve was leaking slightly on the radiator, and it is only available by purchasing a new radiator. We capped it off in hopes that will prevent the leak. Topping off the …

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Cleaning house, and realized that this post never hit the press!   Actually an August post I had written and must have hit the wrong button when I was done! Did some suspension work on an Audi A4 here the other day.  We replaced all the front control arms (all 8 of them!), as well as new tie rod assemblies.  The owner was getting some clunking in the suspension and decided to get it all refreshed before it got any worse.  …

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