What have you done to your Audi A4 B7 today?

Sygh2k

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Lol, no not paint, they have been to camcoat for skirts and crowns work


Have you painted these pistons?

Just to point out that, if you have painted them then your going to potentially damage your engine very quickly. They need to be bare aluminium against the cylinder wall to allow the oil to lubricate them. When they get hot mixed with oil the paint will turn into a paste and very quickly wear the piston and bore out!

If they have been professionally coated in some sort of protective/slippery coating then pleas ignore my raving!



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Rob Avant

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Stopped procrastinating and ordered some pads for the 18z upgrade :yahoo:
 

MrSaetervik

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My starter engine stopped working yesterday, so I pulled out the starter, tore it apart and gave it a nice clean even though it was the solenoid that was broken. It was dirty as hell! Then took a Touran starter down from the shelf and stole the solenoid from it, almost a perfect match, just had to swap over the original piston.
Works like a dream!
 

jarnold231

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Winter shoes on. Minus 4 deg here this morning so believe this now qualifies.
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looks like you are making double the work for yourself , you only had the front all off a few days ago to do belts etc.
 

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yep rears are easy peazy lemon squeezy...look nice .:icon thumright:
 

Bobbytea

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Replaced the headlight to get it at least fairly road legal...

Meanwhile I’ve found out this mother Hubbard of a sheep has also damaged the slam panel.

So that’s - bonnet, wing, bumper, headlight and slam panel.... any advice on how to remove all the associated parts would be greatly appreciated.

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I should have killed it - slowly roasted it and eaten the Little ****** as payback.




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HOGG

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looks like you are making double the work for yourself , you only had the front all off a few days ago to do belts etc.
That's right..... but it highlighted other problems with my engine once I'd changed the water pump. So now it's getting a full rebuild and all new parts.
Total cost of parts thus far are approximately £700

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i3oricua

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Well, today I started the quest to find my missing heat
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I think I see your problem.


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AvantAlexB7

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Replaced the headlight to get it at least fairly road legal...

Meanwhile I’ve found out this mother Hubbard of a sheep has also damaged the slam panel.

So that’s - bonnet, wing, bumper, headlight and slam panel.... any advice on how to remove all the associated parts would be greatly appreciated.

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I should have killed it - slowly roasted it and eaten the Little ****** as payback.




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Not much too them really, i repair light damage like this day in day out all nuts and bolts luckily. The bumpers are easy to remove, there's probably some vids on youtube.
 

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Replaced the headlight to get it at least fairly road legal...

Meanwhile I’ve found out this mother Hubbard of a sheep has also damaged the slam panel.

So that’s - bonnet, wing, bumper, headlight and slam panel.... any advice on how to remove all the associated parts would be greatly appreciated.

df49e6dd8037afd407808316a0ac2f62.jpg


I should have killed it - slowly roasted it and eaten the Little ****** as payback.




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All easy about 11 bolts in wing 2 at bottom will maybe need side skirt removing partially
Front bumper is 4x10mm nuts 4x13mm bolts under front tray 4xtorx in each inner arch 3xtorx along front and 2 awkward torx’s at side of headlights
I’ve just broke my A4 B7 2 wings front bumper crash bar and radiator pack I still have if needed
Good luck


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jarnold231

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New rear washer installed, hose pipe zip tied in so as not to move and the connection sealed with silicon. Hopefully that stops the liytle. ****** leaking and sending electrical Gremlins round the car.

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Bobbytea

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All easy about 11 bolts in wing 2 at bottom will maybe need side skirt removing partially
Front bumper is 4x10mm nuts 4x13mm bolts under front tray 4xtorx in each inner arch 3xtorx along front and 2 awkward torx’s at side of headlights
I’ve just broke my A4 B7 2 wings front bumper crash bar and radiator pack I still have if needed
Good luck


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Ah awesome, thanks - I’ve had the bumper off a few times before and that’s pretty simple now.

I managed to pick up a dolphin grey bonnet, wing and slam panel for £160... but the wing is a bit bubbly with rust so will need some attention. What colour is yours?

Cheers,


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Paul battams

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Ah awesome, thanks - I’ve had the bumper off a few times before and that’s pretty simple now.

I managed to pick up a dolphin grey bonnet, wing and slam panel for £160... but the wing is a bit bubbly with rust so will need some attention. What colour is yours?

Cheers,


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LY7G genuine Audi wing less than a year old


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For any specific reason.
 

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:haha:
 

boffin486

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It wasn't actually today (but Monday) - I stuck a new set of wheels & tyres on the old bus. Kinda like the result. Now I can get the original Ronals refurbed. Got a pic - it was kinda dark & raining so not the best, but you get the idea.....

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boffin486

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Mounted a Q5 wiper today... still gotta adjust it slightly, but looks great tho
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Hi there - is the Q5 wiper completely different from the A4 one?
That's also a very 'Scandiwegian' looking town outside your door, I like it! I spent some time in Norway/Denmark back in the day (when I was MUCH younger).
 

MrSaetervik

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Hi there - is the Q5 wiper completely different from the A4 one?
That's also a very 'Scandiwegian' looking town outside your door, I like it! I spent some time in Norway/Denmark back in the day (when I was MUCH younger).

yes it’s very different, but I like the more minimalistic style of it, I think the A4 one is too big.
I’m located on the west coast of Norway, where did you spend tour time?
 

UisT4

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Swapping the rear wiper to Q5 style and fitting new front wiper arms was one of the first things I did when I got the car, thought the original rear was a bit too much plastic.

Kept the original so can always change it back if I change my mind, still prefer the Q5 version for now.

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All down to personal choice chaps, I prefer the original arm myself, Q5 item just looks like someone has fitted a wiper blade that is too long for the arm, just my input.
 

boffin486

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yes it’s very different, but I like the more minimalistic style of it, I think the A4 one is too big.
I’m located on the west coast of Norway, where did you spend tour time?
Hi again - I was an engineer on the (then) Decca (Later RACAL) Pulse 8 navigational transmitting chain that had two stations in Norway & one in Denmark (plus others dotted around the North Sea to provide full coverage).
This was the primary position fixing system used by Oil rigs to locate precisely over drilling sites. All long before GPS (which I also had a lot to do with when it was first introduced as a development from the American Military system. I bet no-one reading even knows what I'm talking about........
However, I spent time at the stations at Maloy in Northern Norway & on the island of Utsira in the South as well as on the Island of Romo off the coast of Denmark. Happy days & Oh so long ago........
 

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lost me after hi again....lol, but sounds a bit high tech.
 

boffin486

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Well Rob, it was, back in the day, cutting edge using nanosecond timing (equivalent to one billionth of a second by the use of Timing signals fom Caesium Beam Frequency Standard atomic clocks) but the introduction of publically accessible GPS killed it all quite successfully......
Originally, RACAL could offer the first versions of GPS to the Oil Industry as we had a special licence to remove the 'spoofing' component that was inserted into the American Military GPS/NavStar system so that the public couldn't use it.
Now, of course, you can position yourself accurately anywhere on the globe with a simple hand held device at very low cost.
 
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I will bow to you Sir, certainly worthy of your username of Boffin.:thumbs up::yes:
 

boffin486

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:hi:
 

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I used to run a Data Encryption & Recovery for mission critical NAS / SAN systems business, but seems a bit tame compared to you Boff...:thumbs up:
 
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