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One door closes, another opens

Jul 11th 2014
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While still grieving over the departure of the Coupe, another opportunity presented itself. After the 6th day of crying myself to sleep, cold chills at work, and temper tantrums on the OCTranspo, the lack of Audi's in the fleet was not going easy. Huffman contacted me and made me an offer for his green A4 that I could not refuse. It needed a little TLC he told me, but that was fine by me. Since even before the Tony Graham days I've wanted a B5 S4, and this is close enough.

When Sean dropped it off yesterday, he pointed out the following issues: - Front right suspension coil spring broken - Front left, rear left brake calipers sticking - Coolant drip from the back of the engine - Valve cover gasket leaking - License plate lights don't work / missing - License plate mounting butchered by previous owner :) - Drivers power window needs guidance on the way up - ABS unit faulty, dash light on

What I plan to do this summer: - H&R springs - Rebuild Calipers - Timing belt / tensioner / water pump / accessory belts etc - Valve cover gasket - Replace license plate lights - Full detail - Fix the license plate mounting - Take apart the drivers door and look at / fix the power window - Replace ABS unit - Fix coolant leak

Overall, the car is in great shape from what I can tell. No visible rust on the outside, good power through the rev range, transmission shifts well, interior looks good despite a tear on the drivers seat, and who doesn't love the carbon fiber hood!

The plan for this one is simple. Spend a few months fixing it up, clean it spotless, and just enjoy everything Quattro has to offer.

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As cool of a car that the Coupe is (did I get that right??), I won't miss it too much. If I had one that was spotless with lower mileage it would be a different story.. - q20v July 14th 2014
I'll make sure to take good care of her. With both the other cars gone and the garage finally tidied up, I can really focus on the A4. - q20v July 14th 2014
I was going to say, your post about losing the coupe almost had me in tears, like one of your children was taken away from you! - ripcurl July 12th 2014
She is certainly in good hands! Good start for sure! - ripcurl July 12th 2014
I'm just glad that this car's in the hands of someone I know will treat it right. We had a lot of good times together, but I just have too many projects, not enough time, and a B5 S4 that needs some lovin', so it was time for this beaut to move along! - booneylander July 12th 2014

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