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      04-22-2019 12:26 AM #401
      Quote Originally Posted by CactusAvant View Post
      Those uprights look way cleaner than mine lol. Did you press the wheel bearing in and out yourself? How hard was it?
      My friend had a press so I just used that. It wasn't that bad but it was really stuck in there. It took a lot of force to crack it but after that it was smooth sailing.
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      05-30-2019 08:20 PM #402
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      05-30-2019 08:21 PM #403
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      06-13-2019 10:38 PM #404
      The car had issues starting and then finally would only crank and not start. I figured it was most likely the fuel pump and since I had the car sitting a lot it was probably worth it to change. After letting it sit for a day I was able to start it so the pump was fine and it was probably a clogged sock or fuel filter. I got a new pump for $50 off amazon so I put it in anyway. Car started right up but I knew I needed to do the fuel filter because I have never done it in the 5 years of owning it.

      When I did the fuel pump I noticed a lot of sediment in the area that fuel pump/cage sits. I sucked out some of it with a pump but I'm guessing there is more in there.



      I went to tackle the fuel filter and I'm greeted with this mess.
      The feed and return line are crusty and knowing my luck as soon as I touch them they will explode.
      I sucked it up and just bought brand new ones so that will get done this week.



      I also got some other stuff to freshen up the rear end.

      Here's a cool pic of my car

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      06-23-2019 10:16 PM #405
      Finally replaced the fuel filter and lines yesterday.

      Old filter



      This was the gas that came out of it. I should have replaced this years ago



      Old and new fuel line

      Last edited by Brennan610; 06-23-2019 at 10:32 PM.
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      06-23-2019 10:18 PM #406
      Everything back together.



      I also replaced the fuel return line

      Last edited by Brennan610; 06-23-2019 at 10:33 PM.
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      06-23-2019 10:24 PM #407
      Both my rear calipers were seized so I decided to upgrade the rear to S4 rear calipers and rotors and do stainless steel hoses.
      Every hardline fitting rounded off so I had to reflare the main lines that go to the front of the car and remake the mid hard line sections.

      Cut all the lines off





      Everything back together



      I bought new calipers from autozone for $66 a piece.
      Gave them a coat of paint so they wouldn't rust.

      A4 VS S4 caliper



      A4 VS S4 rotor
      The S4 rotors are vented and slightly larger



      Last edited by Brennan610; 06-30-2019 at 11:45 PM.
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      06-23-2019 10:27 PM #408
      Also I bought another car.



      I'll be on the search for a 2.8 subframe if anyones got one.

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      06-30-2019 12:27 PM #409
      This gives me flashbacks of when I did all this stuff too. My brake lines were just like yours - destroyed. Those were kinda of a pain haha.

      I'm so jealous you picked up that A6. How many miles are on it? And how much was the car, if you don't mind me asking? I've been looking for a good parts car for a while now, and they all seem to have 175k+ miles, or are nice, running and driving $3k+ cars.

      Also, I believe you can use an S4 subframe as well. I just swapped my front subframe and did a whole bunch of research, and apparently, all B5 subframes are the same (despite small revisions that don't affect mounting points) except for the manual 1.8t. I used an S4 subframe and it accepted the 2.8 trans mount/bracket perfectly fine.

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      07-10-2019 10:57 PM #410
      Quote Originally Posted by CactusAvant View Post
      This gives me flashbacks of when I did all this stuff too. My brake lines were just like yours - destroyed. Those were kinda of a pain haha.

      I'm so jealous you picked up that A6. How many miles are on it? And how much was the car, if you don't mind me asking? I've been looking for a good parts car for a while now, and they all seem to have 175k+ miles, or are nice, running and driving $3k+ cars.

      Also, I believe you can use an S4 subframe as well. I just swapped my front subframe and did a whole bunch of research, and apparently, all B5 subframes are the same (despite small revisions that don't affect mounting points) except for the manual 1.8t. I used an S4 subframe and it accepted the 2.8 trans mount/bracket perfectly fine.
      I picked up the whole car for $450. It has 190k but the motor sounds really healthy. The guy was the second owner and the first owner was his brother who bought it brand new. He had all the og paperwork, brochures, window sticker etc. The torque converter went bad and then the drains in the firewall clogged and it fried the tcu and the body control module so everything was acting real weird. The guy just didn't want to put anymore money into it.
      Also that's good to know about the subframes even though I have never seen a b5 s4 in a junkyard around me haha.
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      07-10-2019 11:00 PM #411
      This is the tcu from the c5. lol

      I'm planning on starting the swap towards the end of summer. Just have to gather up all the parts so that it will go smoothly as possible.

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      07-10-2019 11:04 PM #412
      Did a bunch of maintenance over the weekend. The goal was to stop any and all squeaks coming from the car.

      I started with the rear upper control arm bushings. Both sides were shot and the car started to sound like an old squeaky mattress over the smallest bumps.



      Not looking too hot.







      All replaced





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      07-10-2019 11:09 PM #413
      I also swapped out my front hawk HP2 pads for a set of stop tech street pads. The hawks work really well but unless you want your car to sound like a school bus then I wouldn't recommend them for street use.
      I also had put a new front hub on the passenger side because the threads were starting to strip out. I blame it on over tightening them too many times so now I use a torque wrench when I put on my wheels. Since I was there I also changed out my wheel bearing as well.
      The car is completely squeak free and it drives super well now. The only thing I really to do next is all the front control arms because they've seen better days.

      Last edited by Brennan610; 07-10-2019 at 11:11 PM.
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      07-21-2019 12:52 PM #414
      I finally did it.
      Only took 4 years but I replaced all the chrome 2.8 trim on the doors with black 1.8t ones.



      Got all the trim from a mint car in the junkyard.



      The chrome trim is held in with metal rivets so you have to drill them all out.



      The 1.8t trim is actually held in with these little plastic clips. I was able to save all the ones from the junkyard.



      Now I can finally check that off the list.

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      07-21-2019 12:53 PM #415
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      07-23-2019 12:24 AM #416
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      08-04-2019 03:17 AM #417
      Dumb clean



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      08-12-2019 11:27 PM #418
      Quote Originally Posted by wangerang View Post
      Dumb clean
      Thanks!
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      08-12-2019 11:28 PM #419

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