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Old 23rd October 2021, 07:57 PM
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I've got my subframes and fuel tank brackets ready for powder coating, I'll let you know how much it was so maybe we can compare to other parts of the country
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Old 25th October 2021, 12:37 PM
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This one on ebay worth a shot?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Audi-A8-4...-127635-2958-0
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Old 27th October 2021, 01:59 PM
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It's stupidly expensive, I've paid 50 each for front and rear. If I can get mine done I can send you the one off my car and I'll keep the one off yours? I'm sure something can be worked out
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Old 27th October 2021, 09:15 PM
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It's stupidly expensive, I've paid 50 each for front and rear. If I can get mine done I can send you the one off my car and I'll keep the one off yours? I'm sure something can be worked out
Sounds like a plan going forward

I am in South Wales every 3 weeks so can execute swap / pickup when suits.
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Old 28th October 2021, 07:00 AM
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That's cool if you get round to it sooner than me I'll just give it to you and once you have your old one back you can give it to me. I live 2mins off junction 32 of the m4
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Old 1st November 2021, 08:20 AM
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rear control arm bushes have appeared on autodoc at an affordable prices:
https://www.autodoc.co.uk/car-parts/oem/4d0505171l
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Interesting - thats the A6 bush which I have been using. Someone else has obviously also figured out it is compatible with the D2 and updated the listing
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Old 21st November 2021, 01:06 PM
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this is the type of corrosion i have been seeing on many Audi,s
mainly the scottish ones or been near the coast
we have shot blasted 2 now off audi A2,s that we have been refurbing

thank god the D3 has an alluminum one
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I've been slowly replacing the rear subframe in my S8 due to rust issues on the original subframe. One thing I have figured out is that it was designed to be assembled outside the car and then installed into the car as a unit.

I put the bare subframe in and then started putting parts on it. There's quite a few bolts that you simply can't get to with a torque wrench once the subframe is in the car.

Just in case that helps anybody.
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Old 30th November 2021, 03:52 PM
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Yeah the upper control arms are not fun to access with it in the car. I've dropped a side at a time to deal with those in the past, but much easier to assemble it on the ground and then lift the whole thing in to place.
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