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    Valve covers gasket and a/c compressor

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    How hard is it to replace both valve covers gaskets on the 2.7tt? And a/c compressor is bumber removal necessary? A buddy of mine needs this done and shop is asking $1500. I have a knowledge on audis just not the 2.7tt. I removed my cylinderhead on my A4 so i'm mechanically inclined. Just need to know a few steps to do the job.

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    Ac compressor will need evacuated first so might as well have a shop do that. Valve cover gaskets can be done in your driveway in like an hour if you're taking your time and drinking beer

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_haiser View Post
    Ac compressor will need evacuated first so might as well have a shop do that. Valve cover gaskets can be done in your driveway in like an hour if you're taking your time and drinking beer

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    I have a compressor and vacuum to take off the a/c my question was where is it located under the car and if bumper needs removal or just belly pan and that's it?

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    Ah well in that case it can supposedly be done from below but personally I would bet on at least moving the lock carrier forward for easier access

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    Valve covers gasket and a/c compressor

    Valves covers no issue. Y-pipe and stuff on top has to come off.

    As mentioned A/C compressor will need to be evacuated. I donít see how you will be able to get it off without putting it into service position. Having done it twice recently thereís just not enough room to work and slide the compressor out otherwise and I have a C5 which has more room. You can potentially do it by just sliding the lock carrier forward. The compressor is located on the drivers side at the front of the engine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jbain2 View Post
    Valves covers no issue. Y-pipe and stuff on top has to come off.

    As mentioned A/C compressor will need to be evacuated. I donít see how you will be able to get it off without putting it into service position. Having done it twice recently thereís just not enough room to work and slide the compressor out otherwise and I have a C5 which has more room. You can potentially do it by just sliding the lock carrier forward. The compressor is located on the drivers side at the front of the engine.


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    Oh i don't mind Putting it in service position. Done it to many time in audis. Atleast now i know it needs to be done that way. Thank you man.

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    Take the whole front off to do the A/C, just get some coolant to re-fill when you're done. I wouldn't bother trying to do this in service position, saving you 10 minutes and not taking off the front can take you many more hours trying to squeeze in there in service position.

    Oh, and you'll need to get an A/C vacuum pump and run it for 30min-1hour once you get the new compressor on, this freezes and evaporates any moisture in the lines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timtheguru View Post
    Take the whole front off to do the A/C, just get some coolant to re-fill when you're done. I wouldn't bother trying to do this in service position, saving you 10 minutes and not taking off the front can take you many more hours trying to squeeze in there in service position.

    Oh, and you'll need to get an A/C vacuum pump and run it for 30min-1hour once you get the new compressor on, this freezes and evaporates any moisture in the lines.
    Seriously i have to remove the whole damn front? Jesus christ i thought in service position was enough space. Damn audis and there engineering

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalmation53 View Post
    Seriously i have to remove the whole damn front? Jesus christ i thought in service position was enough space. Damn audis and there engineering

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    Thatís really what service position is. Bumper off. Lock carrier off. Like I said, you might be able to do it without disconnecting the radiator hoses and whatnot but as pointed out for the the 10 minutes it takes to do that it will provide you a ton more room to work with the lock carrier off.


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    It's right behind the clutch fan there, above the oil pan. Yeah definitely take the front off. Are you a TIP or 6Speed, if TIP, you also have to disconnect the transmission fluid line from the radiator probably.

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    There are 3 13mm bolts holding the a/c compressor in and the hi and lo side hoses are fitted to it with 8mm allen bolts. Yeah just take the whole front off - it's not that bad at all. I'll have the front off of mine in under 30 min.
    - take bumper off
    -lay after run fan down/ power steering cooler aside as well (same bolt holding them in)
    -swing condenser to the passenger side
    -unclip upper and lower rad hoses
    -remove the headlights if ya want to
    -2 t30's on either side up top for core support
    -3 t45's on either side near bumper shocks (frame horns whatever ya wana call em)
    -pull it straight off (un clipping I think 2 connectors for the fans along the way from the large black connector terminal on the driverside

    If you can take a head off a 1.8, you can do this and save your buddy some money too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by insomniacxp1 View Post
    There are 3 13mm bolts holding the a/c compressor in and the hi and lo side hoses are fitted to it with 8mm allen bolts. Yeah just take the whole front off - it's not that bad at all. I'll have the front off of mine in under 30 min.
    - take bumper off
    -lay after run fan down/ power steering cooler aside as well (same bolt holding them in)
    -swing condenser to the passenger side
    -unclip upper and lower rad hoses
    -remove the headlights if ya want to
    -2 t30's on either side up top for core support
    -3 t45's on either side near bumper shocks (frame horns whatever ya wana call em)
    -pull it straight off (un clipping I think 2 connectors for the fans along the way from the large black connector terminal on the driverside

    If you can take a head off a 1.8, you can do this and save your buddy some money too.
    I took the head of a b7 2.0t. Haha but perfect man i will be tackling this tomorrow. Yeah his paying me but not a whole lot. Just for my time. If i have any questions i'll ask just in case. Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timtheguru View Post
    It's right behind the clutch fan there, above the oil pan. Yeah definitely take the front off. Are you a TIP or 6Speed, if TIP, you also have to disconnect the transmission fluid line from the radiator probably.

    Do i have to remove the clutch fan as well or can i leave it there? I'm guessing the 3 bolts holding the compressor in i get from the bottom?

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    A/c compressor from hell. This was a bitch to do. Lol IMG_20190708_211407.jpeg

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    I bet you're glad to have taken the front off.

    I've actually been sitting on a spare compressor for a couple of years now.. I need to swap mine out, the clutch is all seized up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timtheguru View Post
    I bet you're glad to have taken the front off.

    I've actually been sitting on a spare compressor for a couple of years now.. I need to swap mine out, the clutch is all seized up.
    Yeah my friend has a/c now he was so happy he paid me $450 for my job. Saved him a ton of money. Just did the compressor. Job is a pain in the 2.7tt. Wow

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalmation53 View Post
    Yeah my friend has a/c now he was so happy he paid me $450 for my job. Saved him a ton of money. Just did the compressor. Job is a pain in the 2.7tt. Wow

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbain2 View Post
    Everything is a pain in the 2.7.


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    Yeah i see that. Makes me love my 2.0T even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timtheguru View Post
    I bet you're glad to have taken the front off.

    I've actually been sitting on a spare compressor for a couple of years now.. I need to swap mine out, the clutch is all seized up.
    you can swap just the clutch. they have rebuild kits on ebay FWIW

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalmation53 View Post
    Yeah i see that. Makes me love my 2.0T even more.

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    I had a built motor 2.0 with a GT turbo. It was a lot of fun but still doesnít compare to the power delivery of the 2.7. Definitely have to pay to play though.


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