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    Established Member Two Rings
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    Help pulling a B5 S4 engine

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    Hi everyone, Joel here. Long story short, my timing belt tensioner failed in my B5 S4, valves played drums on the pistons, zero compression in 4 out of 6 cylinders, so I didn't bother to check the other 2 cylinders.....lol

    The new (to me) engine is on its way, will be here Friday, but I have NO idea what I'm doing when it comes to taking this engine out. I have all the basic stuff disconnected, meaning, having it stripped down to the timing belt, but no further.
    I have looked at the youtube video many times, but we all know everything recorded looks easier than real life. Well, for me anyway.

    So I'm wondering if ANY experienced B5 S4 engine pullers out there are willing to help me out. Depending on when we start, breakfast, lunch AND dinner is on me, with brews if wanted.
    The car is on a lift and there are lots of the necessary tools are accessible (again, my knowledge is limited). So the only thing lacking is my knowledge of this car.

    Let me know if anyone is interested and availability.
    You don't even have to turn a wrench, simply guide me on what to do.

    Or any other guidance is appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    Veteran Member Four Rings 02 A6 2.7T's Avatar
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    Where are you (or more importantly, the car and lift) located ?
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    Established Member Two Rings
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    Quote Originally Posted by 02 A6 2.7T View Post
    Where are you (or more importantly, the car and lift) located ?
    It's at the place called 'The Shop' in SODO.

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    Established Member Two Rings
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    Is the B5 so terrible that no one wants free food and beer? LOL....

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    Senior Member Three Rings PwrWgn's Avatar
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    Hey man saw you at the shop earlier today, I was there working on my avant. Nice meeting you.

    What are your plans/goals with the engine replacement? Based on the condition of the engine you bought (from what I could see), I would try and pull most of the accessories from your existing motor. You should also invest in some gaskets and seals..other basic stuff while you're in there and it's all easy to access still.

    I live and work pretty closeby so could stop thru to help you out with the engine swap periodically if you like. Not sure of the timeline you are working with.

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    Established Member Two Rings
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    Quote Originally Posted by PwrWgn View Post
    Hey man saw you at the shop earlier today, I was there working on my avant. Nice meeting you.

    What are your plans/goals with the engine replacement? Based on the condition of the engine you bought (from what I could see), I would try and pull most of the accessories from your existing motor. You should also invest in some gaskets and seals..other basic stuff while you're in there and it's all easy to access still.

    I live and work pretty closeby so could stop thru to help you out with the engine swap periodically if you like. Not sure of the timeline you are working with.
    Nice meeting you too man. Nice car as well.
    I plan to be in the shop almost every evening until I get my car running again. I plan to be there from 11 AM to around 3 today.

    Great minds think alike I guess because I did plan to take all of the good parts from my used engine and transfer them to my 'new to me' engine, especially the NEW timing stuff I bought.

    My goal with this engine is to simply get it running. No power goals or anything special and hopefully it last until AFTER I get another engine built.

    What I need help with is with the actually swapping of the engine. I can strip it down and swap parts, but when it comes to the actual getting it in and out of the car, I'm a lost soul.
    So any help and guidance will be appreciated and as said, food and beer is on me.

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    Senior Member Two Rings DoItAllGarage's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoundEfx View Post
    Nice meeting you too man. Nice car as well.
    I plan to be in the shop almost every evening until I get my car running again. I plan to be there from 11 AM to around 3 today.

    Great minds think alike I guess because I did plan to take all of the good parts from my used engine and transfer them to my 'new to me' engine, especially the NEW timing stuff I bought.

    My goal with this engine is to simply get it running. No power goals or anything special and hopefully it last until AFTER I get another engine built.

    What I need help with is with the actually swapping of the engine. I can strip it down and swap parts, but when it comes to the actual getting it in and out of the car, I'm a lost soul.
    So any help and guidance will be appreciated and as said, food and beer is on me.
    Please do a leakdown test on the used engine before installing. For two reasons, 1) If bad, can return the LKQ engine for another one. 2) will avoid r&r an engine twice. Get a repair manual and take your time. You got this bro!

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    Veteran Member Four Rings
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    I would love to help but I don't have time to wrench on my own vehicles no a days. There are a few you tube videos out there though that give good guidance on what to do.
    Past (in order): Hibiscus Red B5 A4 ,2003 Audi RS6, B6 s4, UrQuattro, Urs4, Nogaro sport B5 S4 avant, Silver stg 3 B5 s4, 2010 A6 Avant prestige

    Present: Casablance White stg 3 B5 S4 avant, 2002 Audi S6



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