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Old 19th September 2009, 02:58 PM
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At 220,000+ miles, I backed my car into the garage for the last time. It would be the last time she would move under 2,6L V6 12V power, and a 5-speed manual 01A.

Last mileage recorded on the V6 12V:



And how the engine bay looked then:



The tear down began:













01E 6-speed installed:



Closely followed by AHC motor:

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Old 19th September 2009, 03:03 PM
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More pictures:















Finished D2 32V nearside engine bracket:



Finished D2 32 / 40V front support:

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Old 19th September 2009, 03:06 PM
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Gobsmacked at the ease at which it's gone in. I would have imagined major bulkhead and subframe surgery!
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Old 19th September 2009, 04:13 PM
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Lol...firewall is still intact, as is the subframe.

My 01E 6-speed is from a 2001 S4, so new enough to have the internal oil pump.

In an S4, the oil lines feed directly into the radiator integrated oil cooler. In my car, I didn't use an S4 radiator, so purchased a Mocal 13-row oil cooler, which I plumbed into the existing 01E hard lines.

Mocal oil cooler:



I am running 2 x 12" Pacet slimline fans, which work well in keeping the temps at a steady 90 degrees. The OEM V6 12V catalysts bolted up to the AHC manifolds, though I am going to be replacing both with 200 cell catalysts / downpipes, mating up to a custom stainless system, which will be built on the car.

I am also replacing the injectors with Bosch 0 280 150 431 red tops. These are rated at 346 cc/min @ 3 bar. The A8 / S8 FPR are 4 bar units, so will flow more. Once the injectors arrive, I shall do the final mapping on the fly.

How she looks today:











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An awesome piece of engineering there mate. Incredibly impressed.
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Hear Hear to that and an excellent post - very interesting, love to see her at ADI!! anything with a V8 has gotta be the way to go lol
Thanks for sharing
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Old 21st September 2009, 12:26 AM
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Thanks buddy.

Will see if I can make it to ADI - getting married next month, so schedule's pretty tight.
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Old 21st September 2009, 04:19 PM
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Thanks buddy.

Will see if I can make it to ADI - getting married next month, so schedule's pretty tight.
you mean you've not arranged to be there for your honeymoon?
congratulations and good luck!
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I've just had a chance to read this post fully.

What can I say, but AWESOME!!! Have you done all of the work yourself? If so, where are you based, and what else are you/your company capable of doing?

Seriously awesome work there, will look forward to the next project.

Does beg the question though, of being able to convert the Tiptronic A/S8's to manual, there's gotta be more room in the '8 transmission tunnel than in the A4??

Oh yeah, found another image of the Cosworth S4

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Old 22nd September 2009, 10:24 PM
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Tony, PM replied.
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