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Forum: D2 - Everything else 2nd August 2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,527
Posted By Audifan
Unfortunately that's not going to work for me as...

Unfortunately that's not going to work for me as I don't have a engine stand and also don't have a engine crane.

I'm going to try and see if the new compressor kit will fit.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 31st July 2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,924
Posted By Audifan
Nice. Any new updates on your swap?

Nice. Any new updates on your swap?
Forum: D2 - Everything else 31st July 2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,527
Posted By Audifan
Well this is disappointing. I quick did a...

Well this is disappointing. I quick did a pre-setup of this new spring compressor kit and I found out there will be no way that I'll be able to use it for the exhaust valves. As you can see in this...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 24th July 2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By Audifan
Ah ok. WD40? Would it be better to use assembly...

Ah ok. WD40? Would it be better to use assembly lube instead?
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 23rd July 2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By Audifan
Valve seal adhesive

Do you need to use adhesive when installing new valve seals?
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 17th July 2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,924
Posted By Audifan
What gearbox are you going to use for this engine?

What gearbox are you going to use for this engine?
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th July 2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,527
Posted By Audifan
Thanks for the info. Is this the best brush...

Thanks for the info. Is this the best brush (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B09SB7PVXT/ref=sspa_mw_detail_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9waG9uZV9kZXRhaWw) to use? Also forgot to ask,...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 17th July 2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,924
Posted By Audifan
Very cool! Nice work. Just wondering, are you...

Very cool! Nice work. Just wondering, are you going to use the stock ECU or are you going to use a standalone ECU?
Forum: D2 - Everything else 17th July 2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,527
Posted By Audifan
I ended up buying this valve spring compressor...

I ended up buying this valve spring compressor kit (https://www.jtcautotools.com/product/jtc-1238) since the other two that I bought didn't work. The kit has arrived and I haven't used it as of yet....
Forum: D2 - Everything else 4th July 2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,527
Posted By Audifan
Lucky me I guess :eek: This vendor's site...

Lucky me I guess :eek:


This vendor's site (https://www.ecstuning.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI55O8lMPf6QIVhsDACh0hNwe1EAAYASAAEgKOivD_BwE) have multiple brands for the valve seals and wtf at some of...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 4th July 2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,527
Posted By Audifan
Thanks for the info MJ. I do have fine round-edge...

Thanks for the info MJ. I do have fine round-edge needle file but just need to find it lol.


I did some more searching and came across this compressor kit...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 3rd July 2022, 10:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,527
Posted By Audifan
I finally got around to start on the valve spring...

I finally got around to start on the valve spring replacement job on this car. This job is such a pain as the first valve spring compressor tool kit that I bought does not really work correctly....
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 2nd July 2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 556
Posted By Audifan
coolant hose adapter

Before I stopped driving my car, I installed a coolant hose adapter with a threaded hole for a coolant temp sensor. This coolant temp sensor is for the electric fan that was installed by the previous...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 29th June 2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,412
Posted By Audifan
I'm guessing the rear ones are probably from...

I'm guessing the rear ones are probably from Europe as the last owner of my car bought aftermarket carbon fiber door trims and wasn't able to find the matching front ones and probably the reason why...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 29th June 2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,412
Posted By Audifan
Thanks but as far as I know Audi Tradition does...

Thanks but as far as I know Audi Tradition does not ship to America.



I'm in need of both the driver side and passenger side front window switch cover as my car had the front ones painted black...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 26th June 2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,412
Posted By Audifan
LHD FL black front door switch cover

I came across this black front door switch (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174035989056?fits=Car+Make%3AAudi%7CCars+Type%3AS8+quattro%7CPlat_Gen%3AD2&hash=item28855a7240:g:SZMAAOSwBCFitfqX) and I would...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 26th June 2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 646
Posted By Audifan
If someone has a pair of these for sale and...

If someone has a pair of these for sale and willing to ship to America, I would like to buy.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 19th June 2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By Audifan
Interesting. I'm not looking forward to this...

Interesting. I'm not looking forward to this valve spring replacement as it looks (I've been watching YouTube videos) like getting the valve keepers back in is going to be a real pain. Next weekend...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 19th June 2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By Audifan
Bearing cap screw

077103460 is the part number I got from this site (https://audi.7zap.com/en/usa/). When I search Google with this part number there isn't many venders that sell them. I did find one vender list the...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 13th June 2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By Audifan
The reason why I ask, I had a buddy come to help...

The reason why I ask, I had a buddy come to help guide me with getting the engine to TDC and mark everything before taking the timing belt off. I took of the toothed belt covers and he noticed there...
Forum: Daily banter 13th June 2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By Audifan
Yes there is. Why do they have fake exhausts?...

Yes there is. Why do they have fake exhausts? Also what's the deal with soft rev limiters?
Forum: Daily banter 12th June 2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By Audifan
Any carwow fans?

I'm a fan of the carwow videos. Their newest video S1 vs. RS3 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=toPaEKNFQCM).
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 12th June 2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By Audifan
Interesting..... I did not know that. So no...

Interesting..... I did not know that. So no worries then?
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 12th June 2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By Audifan
40v toothed belt lose tension?

What would cause the toothed belt to lose its tension where the 2 idler pulleys are?
Forum: D2 - Everything else 30th May 2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,527
Posted By Audifan
Did some minor work today by installing the...

Did some minor work today by installing the electric fan relay in a new location and rerouting the wires.


http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=28601&stc=1&d=1653941532...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th May 2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,527
Posted By Audifan
Thanks for all the above info MJ. I'm...

Thanks for all the above info MJ.


I'm guessing the spark plug tube is screwed into the cylinder head? Or is it pushed into it?


Is it worth the troubles cutting this wire harness and install...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th May 2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,527
Posted By Audifan
Update continued. I'm now getting ready to...

Update continued. I'm now getting ready to replace the stock valve springs with the SuperTech Prefromance valve spring kit that I bought. Do I really need to replace the stock valve spring? Probably...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 28th May 2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,527
Posted By Audifan
New update on my car. I totally forgot to mention...

New update on my car. I totally forgot to mention that not long after I bought the car in 2019, I bought all new Sachs shocks and new shock mounts, new front wheel bearings, and new front axles....
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 19th May 2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,194
Posted By Audifan
I don't think there is a point to have LED for...

I don't think there is a point to have LED for the indicators but we do have vehicles here in America with all LED exterior lights. Heck we have ass holes here in America that drive with their high...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 19th May 2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 990
Posted By Audifan
Thanks for the picture. It looks like I can't...

Thanks for the picture. It looks like I can't replace the valve springs with the cylinder heads still in the car.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 18th May 2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,194
Posted By Audifan
It's a load resistor because I installed LED...

It's a load resistor because I installed LED bulbs for my turn signals. I have four of them installed but my turn signals still blink too fast because I have LED bulbs for the front fender turn...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 17th May 2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,194
Posted By Audifan
Thanks for the info. I was wondering if it was...

Thanks for the info. I was wondering if it was for the front parking sensors or for the impact sensors for the air bag.




Heating resistor?
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 16th May 2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,194
Posted By Audifan
I removed my front bumper and found some...

I removed my front bumper and found some interesting stuff going on.



What is this connector for?
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=28480&stc=1&d=1652731883

Removed the...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 16th May 2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,167
Posted By Audifan
Thank you very much! My car is missing a lot of...

Thank you very much! My car is missing a lot of these fasteners and I will eventually buy new replacements.
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 15th May 2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,194
Posted By Audifan
I took out my air filter box to check things...

I took out my air filter box to check things over.


It looks like the washer fluid bottle is missing a mounting screw....
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th May 2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By Audifan
Thanks, I'll leave it be.

Thanks, I'll leave it be.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 15th May 2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,167
Posted By Audifan
I didn't use my jack stands. I just used my floor...

I didn't use my jack stands. I just used my floor jack to get the wheel off the ground and took off the wheel to remove the liner and reinstalled the wheel.

LH wheel arch liner has some damage....
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 15th May 2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,167
Posted By Audifan
I'll keep that in mind when I use the jack...

I'll keep that in mind when I use the jack stands. I eventually want to buy these jack stands...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 15th May 2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,194
Posted By Audifan
This panel cover has seen better days as all the...

This panel cover has seen better days as all the screw holes are damaged.
http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=28436&stc=1&d=1652624185


This panel cover is in better shape...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 15th May 2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,194
Posted By Audifan
I know. Eventually I want to take care of the...

I know. Eventually I want to take care of the items that needs attention.

I will take care of this later down the road.

I do have the trim panels.

I'll take a look through some of your WITW...
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 15th May 2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By Audifan
Does this relay box have a cover?

Does this relay box have a cover?
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 14th May 2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,194
Posted By Audifan
condition of my engine bay

This is what my air filter box looks like. Both screws are rusty. It's also missing a nut as you can see in the upper right corner of the air filter box....
Forum: D2 - Interior 14th May 2022, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By Audifan
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 14th May 2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By Audifan
You are correct. I don't know why I called them...

You are correct. I don't know why I called them fuses :hammer:
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 14th May 2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By Audifan
Thanks for the advice, I will give it another...

Thanks for the advice, I will give it another try. At first I didn't want to force anything and break something.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 14th May 2022, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,167
Posted By Audifan
My car doesn't have the under tray unfortunately....

My car doesn't have the under tray unfortunately. I only saw one plastic hold down (not sure what the correct name is) for the wheel arch liner. I'm sure there is more then one and I prefer to remove...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 14th May 2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,167
Posted By Audifan
Jack stand location

Where is the best place to set the jack stands on these cars without doing damage? I want to lift up the front of the car and place jack stands underneath the car so I can remove both front wheels...
Forum: D2 - Engine Bay 14th May 2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By Audifan
Ignition coil

It's been a long time since I switched out my stock ignition coil for the D3 ignition coils. How do I remove the pig tail connector for the ignition coil? I tried pushing down on the center tab and...
Forum: D2 - Interior 14th May 2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By Audifan
missing bolts?

I noticed that my car is missing two bolts here under the dash. What size are these bolts so I can replace them?

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=28414&stc=1&d=1652557143
Forum: D2 - Interior Electrics 14th May 2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By Audifan
relay box

What are these relays for? This is located under the dash of my LHD car above the dead pedal. Also is there suppose be a cover for them?
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