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JJ.
11-07-2014, 01:51 AM
Hi all,

Bought another S4 B5 two weeks ago, second attempt ( http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/619464-JJ-s-S4-B5 ). I hope this ones stays longer than 1,5 week.

This time it's a Cactus green S4 Limo from '99 with the silver leather interior, it's in much better shape than the avant I had before but it

needs the clutch done.
Never thought me being someone that would buy a car that was not black or silver but I really love this colour.

Options:
- Full electric silver leather s4 interior with heated seats.
- Sports steering wheel.
- Double din (with the wrong RNS-D, A6 C5 I think).
- Carbon belttrim.
- Telephone in the armrest, not so nice because it has a hole in the quarter panel now for the antenna.

The wrong options the previous owner liked:
- Imitation RS4 grill, original S4 grill is with the car.
- Imitation Lamborghini Galardo wheels.
- A bunch of S4 stickers.
- Not lowered a bit.

The plans:
- Replace the clutch, bought the Loba RS4 clutch.
- Bearlock and as much other anti-theft mods.
- Polish the exterior and clean the rest of the car.
- Lower it!


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JJ.
11-07-2014, 01:51 AM
Monday evening I've started with the engine pull, I've done this before on my 1.8 turbo A4 b5 so I'm familiar with some parts, not with the

2.7 v6.
Found out this radiator has no drain valve and that there are lines coming from the transmission going into the radiator. Extremely hard to

remove.

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JJ.
11-07-2014, 01:54 AM
The work from Tuesday and Wednesday.
On tuesday I've received my RS4 clutch from Loba.

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Disconnected the exhaust, both clamps rusted and broke when I tried to undo them.

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Aircon compressor removed, all the DIY engine pulls did state that was the easiest way and you don't have to drain the airco.
Even with the oil cooler and parts in front of it removed, it still was a though fit the get it out of the way.

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Unbolted the axles

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Coolant tank will be replaced.

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Disconnected the engine loom from the ecu box.

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Current state:

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I'm trying to work a couple of hours on the car every evening so it might go a bit slow but i'll get there.

Whats left to remove before I can pull the engine:
- Powersteering lines from the engine
- Earth cable on the passenger side (drivers side for you guys, any tips on this one?)
- Central driveshaft bolts are out, but I can't get the driveshaft of the transmission flange.
- Engine and transmission mounts.
- Hood of the car, the garage I'm working in has a crane which is mounted on a rail on the ceiling, quite handy but I need the vertical space.
- Slave cylinder.
- The other sensor things on the transmission.
- Heater core hoses.

Trying to get those things done tonight.

Some other pics that I've taken:

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S4 00 2.7
11-07-2014, 03:29 AM
Very nice and paint looks pretty good as well. Congrats on the new ride.

MacFady
11-07-2014, 05:25 AM
Looks to be in great shape, really like the interior color with the cactus. Agreed with the wheels, even with the right drop and stance I don't think they suit, I'm picturing something dark with an aggressive offset.

mpsmith
11-07-2014, 06:33 AM
This thing is awesome man. The RS4 grill isn't so bad, ecs or oem. Both are fine.

demonmk2
11-07-2014, 10:41 AM
nice find
great color too, you don't see a lot of B5's in that color.

Audimilo
11-07-2014, 11:06 AM
you're in Europe. otherwise id take your wheels off your hands.

topquarkpc
11-07-2014, 11:11 AM
why not rs4 next time since you're in Europe...??? maybe netherlands didnt get any from get-go?

mark@hardocre
11-08-2014, 07:57 AM
Looks great. You may want to wet sand that trunk lid. Looks like someone didn't when they painted it. (Orange peel) love the colour!


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JJ.
11-10-2014, 02:07 AM
Thanks guys for all the nice replies :D

Last Saturday I managed to get the engine out!


why not rs4 next time since you're in Europe...??? maybe netherlands didnt get any from get-go?

Why not? Because they are way to expensive. Some of the cheapest are still 22.000 usd in The Netherlands, plus the weight of the car decides how many tax you have to pay monthly. That would be around 110 usd a month, insurance is also that expensive so I'll have the S4 for now.
Maybe some other time, they are lovely :)


Looks great. You may want to wet sand that trunk lid. Looks like someone didn't when they painted it. (Orange peel) love the colour!


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Yeah, it's not really visible with the naked I, the shot you are talking about was taken with a 100mm macro lens haha. But I will tidy the exterior when I'm done with the engine.
Thanks :)

JJ.
11-10-2014, 02:56 AM
Good news, the engine is out Did that Saturday.

The bad news is, the battery of my camera was empty so i don't have any pics from Saturday when I took the engine out.
Friday evening I took care of the last few lines and bolts that were needed too come out to pull the engine:

- Earth cable on the chasis leg
- Powersteeringfluid lines and reservoir
- Axle (yes, only one
- Prop shaft
- Shifter rods from inside the car
- Hood

Saturday was planned to take the engine out, I hooked the crane onto the engine hoist points, undid the bolts on the engine and transmissions mounts and lifted it up a bit.
I was only to take out one axle because I couldn't get the other one out due to a stuck pinch bolt, I thought that one axle out of the way would give me enough clearance to take the engine out. Well that wasn't true.

I got the engine out of the mounts, both engine mounts are broken now because the alloy mount base with the stud sheared lose from the mount itself. That's also going to be on the list of new parts to order.
With the engine being out of it's mounting point it still wouldn't come forward to unhook the clutch slave cylinder and pull the heater core hoses out of the chassis.

The thing was, even one axle kept it from coming out, stuck against the heat shield above the axle. Dropped the suspension by undoing the three bolts on top in the engine compartment and took the axle out, finally the engine came forward.
Time to unhook the clutch slave cylinder and route the heater core hoses out and the engine was free.

So I will hopefully get some pics tomorrow.
All I have are these pics from friday:

Earth cable and powersteering reservoir:

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The big pile of parts:

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demonmk2
11-10-2014, 06:04 PM
did it come with a stubby mirror or are my eyes deceiving me?

JJ.
11-10-2014, 11:54 PM
did it come with a stubby mirror or are my eyes deceiving me?

Did come with one yeah :)

JJ.
11-13-2014, 10:53 AM
As I've mentioned before, the engine is out and the clean-up progress has began.
Camera is also back up and working so I've got some pics for those who are interested. Nothing like a thread without pics tho.

Received my order from the Audi dealer today with new bits and pieces that needed to be replaced.

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Leaking valvecover gaskets together with the tensionergaskets I believe.

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Dirty

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Clean

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This discovery scared the hell out of me, it's never good when you find a loose banjo bolt, especially on the turbo. Glad that it wasn't from the coolant or oil feed/return lines but some pressure line (who can enlighten me about this line, what does it do exactly and could this have been a major problem?).
New banjo bolt is going in tonight, with new washers off course.

lorenzob27
11-15-2014, 11:52 AM
Its great to have all that work room. I need a bigger garage. good stuff

JJ.
11-17-2014, 07:23 AM
Its great to have all that work room. I need a bigger garage. good stuff

Thanks, the room is so great to have, makes everything a lot easier!

JJ.
11-17-2014, 07:24 AM
I must say I've done quite a lot last Friday and Saturday.

Picked up some parts from the dealer so I could continue working and replace worn and missing parts.
The missing banjo bolt I was talking about earlier is back in the place where it belongs along with new washers.

I've also managed to separate the transmission from the engine block so I could replace the clutch, which was the reason for this engine pull all along.
Got 2 bolts that secure the pressure plate to the flywheel out, the other 4 were fucked, luckily my mate was helping me that day and he can weld, pretty good!
So he welded the allen key to the pressure plate bolts so we could take them out.

Next surprise, a flywheel that was gone, far gone! So I'll need a new one for that, I did order the Loba RS4 clutch earlier in good faith the flywheel was good enough to stay put.

On to the next point on the list, valvecover gaskets!
Both heads were leaking quite badly from those gaskets, so I've ordered everything necessary to replace them, to bad that when I wanted to do the seconds camshaft chain tensioner gasket the VAG3366 tool failed, it exists of 2 pieces now, stupid plastic.

Also removed the intake manifold because the aux. waterpump was leaking. Was planning on removing it anyway and bypass it, just need to buy some silicone hose now.

I will probably start painting the valvecovers and intake manifold today, would be a shame not to do so now that everything is of.

Time for the pics.

Missing banjo bolt:
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Old vs new:
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Transmission off:
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Verrotte koppeling:
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DMF:
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Old gaskets, in many parts
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VAG 3366 tool:
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Valvecovers and intake manifold:
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Jmills
11-17-2014, 08:21 AM
Awesome pictures! What camera are you using?

Love the color as well [up]

JJ.
11-17-2014, 11:56 PM
Awesome pictures! What camera are you using?

Love the color as well [up]

Thanks! I use a Canon EOS550d, just a basic dslr but it does everything I want for now haha.
I believe they call m Canon Rebel in the USA.

Audimilo
11-18-2014, 10:24 AM
hey are those gallardo wheels 18" or 17'? thx

Yesmar
11-18-2014, 06:37 PM
you're an awesome photographer,
nice car man[up]

JJ.
11-18-2014, 11:54 PM
hey are those gallardo wheels 18" or 17'? thx

Yeah, Lardo reps, 18''


you're an awesome photographer,
nice car man[up]

Haha thanks, not anywhere close to where I want to be with my photography but it will do for now :D

jpurre
11-19-2014, 08:55 AM
Nice thread, I enjoy watching you bring this car back up to spec.

JJ.
11-20-2014, 12:02 AM
Nice thread, I enjoy watching you bring this car back up to spec.

Thanks, appreciate it :)

JJ.
11-20-2014, 12:08 AM
I've never liked like the old spiderhose assembly, brittle and full of gunk.
After a bit of DIY with silicones hoses I've created this:

Old mess:

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My new creation:

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The old tool, broken after one time of using it:

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Old gasket:

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Leaking afterrunpump:

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My mate came by to help with some thing, he started cleaning the engine bay, no further words necessary I think:

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Preview of the valve cover:

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And the Y-piece in primer:

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JJ.
11-24-2014, 12:13 AM
The engine is ready now for going back into the bay, cleaned the last bits, even the engine loom and it's connectors.
Put the newly painted valve cover and intake manifold on with some fresh gaskets so I hope it won't leak again.

Installed the flywheel and Loba clutch, got to borrow the centering tool from the dealer where I order all my parts. So that was really cool of them :)

There are of course still a couple of things to do and to order before it can go back in again.

- Clean the engine bay completely
- Clean all removed parts like the intercooler, rad support, ducts etc.
- Replace driveshaft boot
- Get new engine mounts, going for the RS4 ones I think.
- All new fluids, oil, coolant, transmission oil, ps oil.

Some pictures now :lol:

Painted intake
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8678/15671473208_751c11de24_b.jpg

Fuel rail and other bits installed
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8617/15671462388_78f748d2d1_b.jpg

Afterrunpump by-pass (changed it's path after finding out the temperature sensor on the underside of the intake manifold was in the way)
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Getting all of the old oil out, ready for some new Redline oil.
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Fresh valvecovers:
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Loba RS4 clutch and flywheel mounted
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VAG TOOL 3176
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Transmission back on, ready to go back, more or less
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7524/15858395482_fbaf0f39ed_b.jpg

Tec_Nine
11-24-2014, 01:17 PM
Great progress thus far. Keep up the good work

JJ.
11-29-2014, 07:46 AM
Great progress thus far. Keep up the good work

Thanks, will do for sure!

JJ.
11-29-2014, 07:47 AM
I hope, and that's also my plan, to drive the S4 out of the garage next Saturday on it's own power.
Didn't do much last week, except for cleaning parts, done with that now, really done with that haha.

I hope to receive the RS4 engine mount from the dealer on monday and yesterday I received the Redline gearbox oil.

The things left to buy are:

- Engine oil (Kroon 5w40 specialsynth I think.)
- Powersteeringfluid
- Coolant
- Axle boots, front right
- Axle gaskets, cork things
- Those big bolts that lock the axles in place in the upright, anyone know the parts number of those?
- New bolts for the propshaft
- 2 exhaust sleeve connection things

If I have any cash left, some new diverter valves might be nice :)

Traded the imitation RS4 grill with a forum member of the Dutch Audiforum for some brake caliper paint, just plain metallic silver, looks neat now :)

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Clean bay:

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Box full of clean parts, even cleaned the driver side axle, the correct driver side.

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oppositelock
11-29-2014, 01:37 PM
Don't put Redline MTL in your trans. Use Fuchs Titan SintoFluid 75W80. Lots of bad experiences with Redline MTL:

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/491528-6-speed-manual-transmission-and-differential-fluid-oil-Motul-Gear-Oil-75W90

JJ.
12-01-2014, 12:31 AM
That's a disturbing thread, but I've also heard a lot of good story's about that gearbox oil. We'll see how much I like it, thanks for the concern.

JJ.
12-06-2014, 03:51 AM
The engine is back in since last Monday, all was going to plan till I woke up with the flu on Thursday. Messed up my ''schedule'' so instead of taking it for a ride today it will have to happen next week.
Didn't take as many pictures as before, was to busy with wrenching everything back together :D

Here are some pics from last week, I've done more than the pictures show though.

Cleaned intercoolers:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7482/15958065975_dcb5f2eed5_b.jpg

New RS4 engine mounts:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7553/15338442713_5f586a7541_b.jpg

Engine back to where it belongs, together with the hood:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7481/15770669828_f26015e471_b.jpg

Got some cleaning to do as well when it's out haha.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7465/15956093561_d904e3071b_b.jpg

demonmk2
12-06-2014, 08:31 PM
I wonde why they did not do the antenna like the US models

coming together though! going with the same wheels?

JJ.
12-07-2014, 06:08 AM
I wonde why they did not do the antenna like the US models

coming together though! going with the same wheels?

That's not the radio antenna but the antenna for the oldskool mobile phone, which is located in the armrest, will snap a pictures of it later!
Thanks :) definitely not the same wheels, don't really like them haha

JJ.
12-10-2014, 12:00 AM
Pleased to say, it's running again!

Yesterday I topped up all the fluids and fired her up, after 3 seconds she had gas and was running.

Ran into a small bleeding problem, the heater wouldn't get hot. Figured the heater was one big bubble of air where the coolant couldn't go so I bled it by taking back the hose a bit so the bleeding hole was free, took the coolant reservoir, held it up as high as possible and there was heat coming out of the vents :D

Going for a testdrive tomorrow so I hope she'll still be fine after that :) Can't wait to drive it again.

Uber
12-10-2014, 09:19 AM
Great read and nice workmanship!

JJ.
12-11-2014, 12:20 PM
Great read and nice workmanship!

Thanks mate :)


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155VERT83
12-12-2014, 08:32 AM
Congrats on a great build!

BaseDrifter
01-19-2015, 02:44 AM
Looking good JJ! Keep up the good work.

JJ.
03-02-2015, 01:38 AM
Looking good JJ! Keep up the good work.

Thanks man, really missed your comment until now that I have new updates.

JJ.
03-02-2015, 01:42 AM
I've been busy with the timing belt this weekend, I did prepare myself really good I think. I've been through numerous DIY's and got every necessary part do to this job, the S4 is my daily and nothing can go wrong.

Bought some simple tools, which were pretty useful during the job. A bucket to catch the coolant for instance and some grips to keep fluid getting out of disconnected hoses :lol: And the official timing locking tools of course.

The guides:


https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8574/16676122315_e7939e3225_b.jpg


Started with locating the plug which covers the hole for the crankshaft locking pin, quite a tight space to work in. Ended up lowering the front rolbar for better access, but it seemed unnecessary later on because it could be reached easier from the back.


https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8561/16676110435_44fcd2c6a4_b.jpg


Getting the front off was a piece of cake, done this a lot of times, the only annoying thing is that you can't drain the coolant through a tap like on my 1.8t.


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I didn't bother removing the complete front, because I really hate the transmission oil cooling lines, better to keep those connected I thought.

After that I could see the parts which I would be working with the next couple of hours, this was the first time doing the timing of a V6 so I went quite slow so I didn't miss anything.

Timing set to TDC, camshafts lines up the correct way, big holes faced inwards. Put the crankshaft locking tool and camshaft locking bar in place, removed all the rollers, tensioners and the belt. Popped the camshaft sprockets off their tapered camshaft ends with the 2 armed pullers, to gain access to the camshaft seals.



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Time to remove the old thermostat and waterpump.
As good as it went with catching the coolant with the bucket when disconnecting the lower coolant hose from the radiator I stood no chance when I removed the thermostat and waterpump [evilmad]
After those bits were removed I cleaned the mating surfaces and scrubbed any old debris off, put the new parts in place and moved on with the belt.


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The kit


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And then on to the moment where I almost screwed this entire job, I mounted the idler roller backwards and sheared some thread of alloy casting while trying to torque it to 45nm [eek]
So glad I found a M10 sized tap drill bit so I could restore the thread and bolt the idler roller the correct way.


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Some new bolts for the harmonic balancer


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New plug with o-ring


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Done!


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Well, not really done of course, the front had to go back on, refilled with coolant, bleed the system etc.

Got everything back on again minus the front bumper, ready for the startup and bleeding of the coolant system.
Fired the car and immediately heard a squeaking sound, shut the car of and remembered I didn't tighten the power steering pump pulley bolts.

Almost took of the entire front again to gain access, tightened and moved on with the job. Then I remembered I had a new coolant temperature sensor, shut the car of again before the coolant got too hot to touch.

Replaced the sensor, almost all of the refilled coolant came back out again, damn I did feel stupid.
But after that I finally bled the system and was ready to clean the place up and go home.

Also took the chance to inspect the passenger side ABS sensor as VAGCOM threw a code for it. The sensor was about 2cm backed out of the hole, pushed it back and ABS warning light gone [:D]
First cheap fix !

demonmk2
03-02-2015, 10:28 AM
are you going go with the wheels you already have or change up after its lowered?

JJ.
03-02-2015, 01:00 PM
are you going go with the wheels you already have or change up after its lowered?

Other wheels, these are not my style.
I have a set of Fat fives and the gold BBS RS2 still laying around.

demonmk2
03-02-2015, 04:18 PM
Ooo fat fives! gunmetal would look really good too.

JJ.
03-03-2015, 12:33 AM
Ooo fat fives! gunmetal would look really good too.

Yeah, but the original silver color as well :)

heavylettuce
03-03-2015, 06:53 PM
great looking build/refreshment you got going here! Quick question, did you get the intake mani, valve covers, and y-pipe powder coated or did you just put some high heat engine paint on them?

JJ.
03-04-2015, 12:51 AM
great looking build/refreshment you got going here! Quick question, did you get the intake mani, valve covers, and y-pipe powder coated or did you just put some high heat engine paint on them?

Thanks mate, appreciate the nice words :)

Just painted them with normal paint haha, holds up great so far! Just less expensive.

JJ.
03-05-2015, 12:02 AM
I've been out last night, with the camera!

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demonmk2
03-05-2015, 06:50 AM
[up] dude hurry up and lower that thing some. Lol

hibiscusS4
03-05-2015, 07:43 AM
looking good

JJ.
03-05-2015, 12:09 PM
Thanks guys!
@demonmk2: Yeah, saving for it. Expensive stuff, those bags.

JJ.
03-07-2015, 01:14 PM
Took the S4 out for a spring wash, together with my mate who bought my A4 when I got the S4.

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JJ.
04-05-2015, 01:02 PM
It has been a while, I haven't even told you guys I've ordered an Airlift air ride kit with Autopilot V2 management.
Picked the kit up previous weekend and started right away with the harness for the V2.

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The V2 controller:

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This week, after the working day I began with the trunk setup with a mate. I wanted a trunk that would still be functional, so a false floor was the plan!
I also didn't want to make any changes that were permanent so it had to be bolt on, used the bolts from the bumper and the luggage hooks.
This meant fabricating some custom stainless steel parts to mount the airlift parts.

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Because it's Easter, I had a long weekend, free on Friday :) That meant a long Thursday night, kept working on the car till all the struts and airlines were placed. 3 AM at the time we finished. Bad part is, I stopped taking pictures as well.

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Everything is functional now but we have to finish up the trunk, planned for upcoming week :)

I was afraid the Lamborghini Galardo replica's would hit the fender during the calibrating process of the V2, it airs fully out and up during. That's why the front has the Fatfives mounted haha.
Don't mind it being so dirty, will be solved in the last pictures :D

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I couldn't find the right bolts to permanently mount the Fatfives so I took the BBS RS2 wheels out of the storage and decided to go all in haha.

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Slammed :D

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The next day, a 2,5 hour trip to visit my parents was in the plans. Everything went well but the ride was quite harsh. The dampeners have a 30 click adjustment option and I didn't touch that when installing the kit.
Next day, after my arrival at my parents house I 'clicked' them down to soft and the ride is much better and smoother now!

The bad thing about changing the geometry of the car this dramatically is that I now notice bad control arms and misalignment. So that's the next thing on the list.
Gear changes have improved a lot btw :)

So glad I finally got a lowered B5 back in my life, it's the things I missed most since selling my A4!

PwrWgn
04-05-2015, 01:25 PM
Shit just got real.

May have already been asked but...whats up with that antenna? Is that normal on the Euro B5?

At any rate - beautiful car man, keep it up [up]

demonmk2
04-05-2015, 02:07 PM
WOW! the BSS's do look good on there..

JJ.
04-07-2015, 02:51 AM
Thanks guys!! Appreciate the kind words!

The antenna is for the original car kit which was available as option back then. The phone itself was situated in the armrest.

JJ.
04-22-2015, 12:50 PM
Went out to collect this Neuspeed on monday, should be a nice replacement for the stock exhaust with removed end muffler.
I hope I get the gasket soon so I can install it.

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achb5
04-22-2015, 04:55 PM
Best photography in a thread ever, keep it up!

antisparkplug
04-22-2015, 10:25 PM
Very clean car man. Great documentation too with pics! That neuspeed is going to sound nice. Keep us updated with pics and vids! [up]

JJ.
04-23-2015, 12:03 AM
Best photography in a thread ever, keep it up!

Thanks man! Trying to get the most out of my two hobbies :)


Very clean car man. Great documentation too with pics! That neuspeed is going to sound nice. Keep us updated with pics and vids! [up]

Thanks :) I will for sure!
Very curious about how the Neuspeed will sound.

JKnight41
04-23-2015, 12:06 AM
Awesome work man! Love the air ride. Keep it up!!!

JJ.
04-23-2015, 02:22 AM
Awesome work man! Love the air ride. Keep it up!!!

Thanks man! I will, it will get better with every paycheck I get [o_o]

down_n_dapper
04-26-2015, 08:37 PM
[drool]
every damn time I look at this thread JJ.
You Sir are the king of well photographed thread updates [up]

JJ.
04-28-2015, 05:06 AM
[drool]
every damn time I look at this thread JJ.
You Sir are the king of well photographed thread updates [up]

Thank you sir! :) Good to see people appreciate it [:)]

JJ.
04-28-2015, 05:07 AM
Got some pics from last Saturday evening with my mates and their cars, which include my ex A4 B5 :)

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JJ.
06-15-2015, 01:40 AM
Haven't really updated my thread for some time! Not really that much has changed as well, just some small details.

Added some 25mm spacers on the rear so the wheels sit more flush with the fenders, still need to do some work on the front tho!



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demonmk2
06-15-2015, 06:52 AM
Awesome pics! Car turned great.....like the mk2 cameo too

JJ.
06-15-2015, 07:45 AM
Thanks man :)

mrbillydee
06-15-2015, 08:17 AM
Dope pics.. Great looking ride you have

JJ.
06-17-2015, 05:20 AM
Dope pics.. Great looking ride you have

Thanks man :) and for all the kind words on instagram!

JJ.
10-12-2015, 05:49 AM
It has been a while since I've last updated this topic, been busy all summer long with the meetings and shows so I haven't had anything done to the S4.

I believe the only things that I've done are:

- New floor mats, black with white stitching
- New shift boot, alcantara with white stitching
- Second hand RS4 b5 gear knob to replace the old TT one

And of all those items above I have zero pictures, I will take them as soon as I get the chance to.

As seen by the list above I'm heading for some nice interior updates, also on the list are:

- Black alcantara roofliner, ABC trims and parcel shelf.
- More carbon interior pieces (self made)
- Eventually different seats, looking into the second generation Audi TT seats at the moment.
- Getting my RS4 gearknob and steering wheel redone in alcantara.

For the exterior I also have some ideas for next season:

- New front fenders and resprayed front bumper
- Paint rear bumper diffuser
- New wheels (3 piece conversion of the RS2's I already have or some other 3piece wheels)

Technical upgrades:

- New CV boots
- New wheel bearings
- New control arms, full kit
- Some downpipes with cats.

To realize all those plans I figured keeping the S4 as daily wasn't the best idea, so me and 2 mates got ourself a nice garage to store our rides and to perform upgrades and repairs on it during the wintertime.
Last saturday I've moved my S4 into it after we finished building the second floor.

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And some other photo's:

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jpurre
10-12-2015, 07:29 AM
Looking good my friend!

MarlinFoundNemo
10-12-2015, 10:34 AM
Oh my I need to debadge my santorins trunk. That looks AMAZING.

jbain2
10-12-2015, 12:12 PM
The combination of the cactus and the gold BBS is my favorite. Absolutely perfect. Well done.

JJ.
10-12-2015, 03:08 PM
Thanks all, nice to hear :)

I was actually thinking of putting the rings back on, I have also ordered a lil trunk lip spoiler. Should be here before the weekend, curious to see what it will look like.

MarlinFoundNemo
12-25-2015, 10:09 PM
Thanks all, nice to hear :)

I was actually thinking of putting the rings back on, I have also ordered a lil trunk lip spoiler. Should be here before the weekend, curious to see what it will look like.

Updates?? I debadged my Santorin since and resprayed the trunk along with filling the lower body line. Looks mint thanks for the inspiration :D

auditrackspeed
12-26-2015, 12:28 AM
This thread is awesome .

JJ.
12-26-2015, 08:34 AM
Updates?? I debadged my Santorin since and resprayed the trunk along with filling the lower body line. Looks mint thanks for the inspiration :D

Thanks man, always nice to hear!
You're making great progress, still following that :)

Don't really have updates, money is tight at the moment.
But I have been playing around with laminating original parts with real carbon, I'll add some photo's later on.



This thread is awesome .

Thanks man!

JJ.
03-04-2016, 06:07 AM
I want the new update on a new page[:p]

JJ.
03-04-2016, 06:09 AM
Maintenance

In preparation for the new season there were still some technical issues to be dealt with.


CV boot front
front wheel bearing, passenger side


I choose to refresh both axles with all new boots and also replace both front wheel bearings.

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Carbon

I've also been busy with carbon fiber, I wanted more of that nice stuff.
But it's quite expensive to get done, so I figured I have a go at it myself, I like to do everything myself anyway haha.

I never knew better than there being just one type of carbon, well I was wrong. After comparing lots of photo's of the different weaves I choose the ''plain weave''
I did buy a starters kit which had the ''twill weave'' included so in the next two photo's you can see the difference between them.


Twill weave rear ashtray cover

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Plain weave rear ashtray cover

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I'll be keeping the plain weave cover :)

A small impression of the work that is involved with the making of some simple parts.

Scuff up original parts, clean, degrease and cut carbon fiber to ''size''.
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Apply basecoat, stick on carbon fiber, drape it carefully around the part.
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Apply first coats of epoxy resin, till thickk enough to sand flat.
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Trim of excess carbon and sand flat to grit 1500 and apply clear coat.
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Sand clearcoat to grit 3000 and polish.
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Result of above process is as seen on the ashtray cover.

Still have a lot of parts to finish, but as you can see it takes quite some time.
I have a much better understanding of the carbon prices now haha.


Seats

Last January I bought a complete Audi TT mk2 interior, with the plan to put the front seats in the S4.
The colour is a great match for something with production dates that far apart. I might redo the rear seats to match the pattern in the seats.

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These seats won't fit without a bit of fabrication, I've made some brackets to mount the seats without making changes to the seats or car.

The only thing left to do it to make an adapter loom for the airbags of the seats.
Only problem is I can't find any TT or S4 B5 wiring loom diagrams.

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auditrackspeed
03-04-2016, 05:49 PM
tasteful [:)]

wbrunner23
03-04-2016, 06:02 PM
Nice work! I like it. I want to get into working with carbon fiber on my own as well, so it's encouraging to see others have success. Post more progress/completed pieces, please

JJ.
03-05-2016, 12:23 PM
Thanks guys!




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JJ.
03-05-2016, 12:24 PM
Nice work! I like it. I want to get into working with carbon fiber on my own as well, so it's encouraging to see others have success. Post more progress/completed pieces, please

Cool to hear this man, have you started already?
It's quite time consuming but in the end its deff worth it.


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JJ.
03-07-2016, 08:06 AM
I'm doing way to much things at the same time without finishing the previous job. But that's oke[:D]

Started with the ''new'' front fenders, the current ones look like shit.

Last year I decided to roll the fenders, not knowing that they had some bodywork done to them by the PO.
During the rolling the filler broke, and it all got a lot worse, since it needed new paint anyway I decided to get some replacements and make those perfect for a wide fitment.

On the new ones I cut away the lip that normally gets rolled upwards, I figured by doing this I got even more free space and it looks cleaner. I think I'll slightly pull the fenders as well.

State of th current fenders..:

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And it's unbelievable to see how much things are stuffed back in there haha.

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''New'' ones..:

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And my car has rust on the body welds beneath the fenders, near the window...

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das4
03-07-2016, 08:32 AM
lots of work going into this.. love it! how did you wire the late style seats to the B5? doing something similar but with B6 recaros. can't figure the wiring out!

JJ.
03-07-2016, 09:59 AM
lots of work going into this.. love it! how did you wire the late style seats to the B5? doing something similar but with B6 recaros. can't figure the wiring out!

Cheers man!
I haven't wired them yet, although I just need the airbags to wire in. The rest is manual.
So I can't help you, sorry.


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edgy77
03-07-2016, 12:13 PM
Looks amazing! Planning any performance modifications?

JJ.
03-08-2016, 01:18 AM
Thanks!
No not any time soon I hope, well if the turbo's go I will upgrade but I hope they'll last a while.

christianb5s4
03-08-2016, 09:40 AM
I think a lot of these cars have some surface rust on the body welds beneath the fenders/A pillars, mine has no rust since it's a California car but some of the paint has definitely chipped away over the years.

JJ.
03-08-2016, 11:22 AM
I think a lot of these cars have some surface rust on the body welds beneath the fenders/A pillars, mine has no rust since it's a California car but some of the paint has definitely chipped away over the years.

It's actually the first rust i've seen on mine, glad I discovered it soon enough.

I would love to redo the entire car and make it like new. But thats to costly now.


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JJ.
06-24-2016, 03:48 PM
I need to update this again I see, I'll do that with more text and pictures later.
Just a quick pic of how it looks now:

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-Cactus green Audi S4 B5 on air

n8henn
06-24-2016, 04:57 PM
Daaaaaaaamn!!! clean car man! I'm digging the cactus green, you don't see this too often.

JJ.
06-24-2016, 05:04 PM
Thanks man! Cactus is beautifull[emoji1305]


-Cactus green Audi S4 B5 on air

JJ.
06-27-2016, 02:45 AM
Bit late with the news, but the S4 is ready again for the new season.

Small list of the things I've done this winter..

- Audi mk2 TT front seats
- Fresh front fenders, with inner lip removed
- Front bumper without the headlight washer caps and license plate recess
- Recoated the BBS centers from gold to some gray
- Carbon bits (inner A and C trim, outer B and C trim.

- New wheel bearings up front
- New ABS sensor
- All new cv boots up front
- Fresh oil and filter

And some photo's of how it looks now:

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demonmk2
06-27-2016, 10:21 AM
Great shots!![up]

LDetter
06-27-2016, 10:28 AM
Looks awesome man! [up]

jpurre
06-27-2016, 12:13 PM
Gotta love a good condition Cactus like this one!

2000s4_m
06-27-2016, 12:38 PM
Seats look great! How hard was it to fit them?


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JJ.
06-28-2016, 12:43 AM
Thanks guys!! :)

I love to use one hobby to display the other ;)

JJ.
06-28-2016, 12:45 AM
Seats look great! How hard was it to fit them?


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Thanks!
Ehm not so hard once you've made brackets haha.

When you have full electric stock seats it's a bit easier to make them, because you can use the original mounting locations to mount the bracket to.
With manual seats, in the USA most likely only available in the A4's you don't have those mounting points, still have to make a bracket for that option for a friend.

Tec_Nine
06-28-2016, 06:11 AM
Love the attention to detail and the small unique mods, great job. Keep up the good work

JJ.
06-28-2016, 07:05 AM
Love the attention to detail and the small unique mods, great job. Keep up the good work

Thanks man! It's hard to do something unique with b5's tho haha.


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QuinnsterKID
06-28-2016, 11:52 AM
Car looks damn good. She's come a long way. I love the plate delete on the front bumper, and everything else of course.

Cgoon009
06-28-2016, 12:21 PM
Holy fuck, so nice.

JJ.
06-28-2016, 12:22 PM
Thanks so much guys!


-Cactus green Audi S4 B5 on air

NOTORIOUS VR
06-28-2016, 12:40 PM
Very nice!

JJ.
06-28-2016, 12:46 PM
Thank you!


-Cactus green Audi S4 B5 on air

JJ.
06-29-2016, 11:08 AM
Gonna pick up a 034 motorsport rear sway bar with brackets this weekend. Can't wait to install that!


-Cactus green Audi S4 B5 on air

MarlinFoundNemo
06-29-2016, 08:55 PM
Gonna pick up a 034 motorsport rear sway bar with brackets this weekend. Can't wait to install that!


-Cactus green Audi S4 B5 on air

From what I've heard, a RSB is the single best mod you can do to a B5. Nice pickup! Gotta get me one soon.

reverse.rake
06-29-2016, 11:52 PM
MOTHER OF GOD.

your car looks absolutely perfect, ii cant get over those bbs wheels... hhhnnnghh im so jelly right now

btw the pulp fiction rear view mirror hanger is awesome[:D]

JJ.
06-30-2016, 12:27 PM
From what I've heard, a RSB is the single best mod you can do to a B5. Nice pickup! Gotta get me one soon.

Yeah thats why I've always wanted one! I'll post in here what I think of it when its installed and driven[emoji16]


-Cactus green Audi S4 B5 on air

JJ.
06-30-2016, 12:30 PM
MOTHER OF GOD.

your car looks absolutely perfect, ii cant get over those bbs wheels... hhhnnnghh im so jelly right now

btw the pulp fiction rear view mirror hanger is awesome[:D]

Thank you very much!!
It's actually our club: Dub Fiction [emoji16]
We have some sick b5's in it[emoji1305]

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JJ.
07-04-2016, 01:58 AM
Picked up the 034 motorsport rear sway bar yesterday, with brackets and all.

Would it be worth it to replace the plastic link arms as well?

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af211/FalleNk810i/IMG_2629_zpsie5jtzoh.jpg

MarlinFoundNemo
07-04-2016, 12:53 PM
Might as well replace the link arms while you're down there.. Gotta get me a RSB. I hear its one of the best mods for the B5.

88ninety9
07-04-2016, 01:05 PM
Thank you very much!!
It's actually our club: Dub Fiction [emoji16]
We have some sick b5's in it[emoji1305]

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Win

gmdiluca
07-04-2016, 01:28 PM
Picked up the 034 motorsport rear sway bar yesterday, with brackets and all.

Would it be worth it to replace the plastic link arms as well?

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af211/FalleNk810i/IMG_2629_zpsie5jtzoh.jpg

Yes you should replace them

reverse.rake
07-04-2016, 07:08 PM
x3 replace the shitty ass plastic end links, they are 30$ each for HD meyle i think? might as well when you're in there

JJ.
07-05-2016, 05:19 AM
Thanks guys! I'll get some quality arms like the Meyle HD's or similar.

JJ.
05-09-2017, 01:47 AM
I've been busy to prepare the S4 for this years Worthersee trip, while I still love the Cactus green I fancied something else.
I found some inspiration on the forums to wrap my own car, started with a piece of 2 meters to see how hard it was, it was doable haha. So over the winter, when the temperatures werent crazy low me and a mate went to wrap the entire car in Avery's Light Blue gloss.

To spread the costs I just ordered the meters when we needed them. Meanwhile I also ordered some other bits that would suite the look I was going for.

- Maxton Design RS4 b5 front splitter
- Euroimpulse full carbon duckbill wing
- High gloss black mirror caps and rear diffuser
- AZEV A in the less common size ( 19x9 )

I also had some technical stuff to upgrade or repair before making the trip over to Worthersee.

- 034 motorsport rear swaybar with reinforcement brackets ( what a mod [cool] )
- No name catless downpipes (welded in flex joints)
- Front caliper revision
- Replacement rear caliper
- New front outer CV joints, no more clicking [:d]
- Driver side window regulator
- New oil and filters

Bits I did after taking the photo's, more photo's will follow after I get back.

- Repainted all of the calipers in a fresh coat of silver.
- Added some Maxton Design S4 B6 sideskirt thingy's
- Hub caps for the AZEV's, I like the exposed bolts look, not the open hub.


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jaychen
05-09-2017, 07:21 AM
Looks awesome. Did you remove any of the door mouldings before wrapping them? I'm really considering wrapping my car.

JJ.
05-09-2017, 08:18 AM
Looks awesome. Did you remove any of the door mouldings before wrapping them? I'm really considering wrapping my car.

Thanks man!
Yeah I removed them, couldnt get the result I wanted by leaving then on.
Try it :)


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y3ti
05-09-2017, 10:43 AM
Great job, the amount of labor for a wrap is no joke. I wrapped mine about a year ago, but some of the corners and edges are starting to lift. I'll have to go back and rewrap some panels.

Go back and reheat the stressed areas to 180* if you haven't already. That's where I messed up... I even used the adhesive promoter.

Cysco abt S4
05-12-2017, 10:07 PM
Sick as Fuck brah
I got to see more pics of the duck bill and front splitter

Alex44
05-12-2017, 10:49 PM
that wrap looks amazing especially if it was your first time. Im considering a dark blue (3m raspberry) but i might have to reconsider after seeing this [o_o],how many meters of wrap did you end up using?

JJ.
05-22-2017, 01:04 AM
Great job, the amount of labor for a wrap is no joke. I wrapped mine about a year ago, but some of the corners and edges are starting to lift. I'll have to go back and rewrap some panels.

Go back and reheat the stressed areas to 180* if you haven't already. That's where I messed up... I even used the adhesive promoter.

Thanks! Yeah it's not a quick and easy job for the first time. Corners are still okay, but it hasnt been on for a long time tho. Survived the 3300km trip to Worthersee and back, all good :D

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Sick as Fuck brah
I got to see more pics of the duck bill and front splitter

Thanks man! Yeah, I'll upload some more pics as soon as I have them available!

JJ.
05-22-2017, 01:05 AM
that wrap looks amazing especially if it was your first time. Im considering a dark blue (3m raspberry) but i might have to reconsider after seeing this [o_o],how many meters of wrap did you end up using?

Thanks, with some patience and some more patience you can do it! I honestly have no idea, will have to go back and check all the invoices.

Airrik
12-05-2018, 04:41 AM
Daaaaang i need those wheels asap :D

Clean looking S4...love it :)