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Initial Inspection

Jul 11th 2014
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General: - Needs oil change - Valve cover gasket leaking - Coolant leak at rear of engine (o-ring) - Needs timing belt / tensioner / water pump / etc - Spark plugs show a bit of erosion on the ground electrode, but otherwise look decent. Replace anyway.

Front: - Sway bar links worn - Passenger side outer CV boot torn - Drivers side caliper sticking, rebuild caliper - Lower strut bushings worn - Passenger side suspension spring broken

Need to check - Rear suspension - Crank case breather

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Shopping List

Engine

Spark plugs Valve cover gasket + nuts (M6 flanged) Timing belt kit Engine snub mount Red crinkle paint for valve cover Oil (Rotella T6 5w-40 Synthetic) Oil filter Oil drain plug washer Cylinder Head Coolant Flange ES#:277614 from EuropaParts + gaskets (058121687..) Plug ES#11965 O-Ring ES#:264172 N90316802 qty 4 (sensor) O-Ring ES#:277620 058121687 (supply to flange)

Suspension

H&R Springs Sway bar links (front) Front Lower Front Outer bushings (4D0407181H) (Lower strut bushings) Front Lower Front Inner bushings - Spherical conversion?? Front lower front inner - Control arm bolt

Brakes

Caliper rebuild kits (2x rear) Front Drivers/Passenger side caliper (rock auto) Rear Brake caliper hardware (for bracket and guide pins) Rear brake rotors and pads Front brake pads

Drivetrain

Front outer CV boot kit Wheel spacers - 10mm front, 15mm rear

Body

License plate lights and mount (rear) Passenger side/rear lower door trim Drivers-side side view mirror glass (rock auto)

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No not yet. I want to hit the yard in Gatineau and maybe Fallowfield. Just need to find the time!! Who's your lead?? Ask him if he has side view mirrors as well. - q20v August 21st 2014
Did you find a rear licence plate bracket? I might have a lead on one. - ripcurl August 21st 2014
haha if you want to come over every oil change and remove that control arm you're welcome to do so! I saw how much fun you had last night.. I was actually thinking the same thing, I won't bother with the OEM bushings considering the ball joint. It's good now but for how long? The 6 dollar bushing is Meyle HD, so hopefully half decent. - q20v July 15th 2014
Just thinking of the lower control arm bushing you wanted to replace, and maybe you get the 6 dollar version because you'd need a completely new control arm to replace the ball joint. $235 for the OEM arm, but something to maybe save up for? or replace it with the 6 dollar versions every oil change for the next 8 times, which equal the cost of an OEM bushing? not. - ripcurl July 15th 2014

Parts Orders

Jul 27th 2014

Finally placed a few parts orders for the A4. I wanted to cover as much as possible so that I didn't have to run to Ogdensburg several times. Misc parts added up to about $1100 shipped from ECS, FCP, EuropaParts, Blaufergnugen, and RockAuto. The H&R springs are $220 shipped from AWE. There are a few things I haven't bought yet and will try to hit the junk yard in Quebec (license plate bracket, side mirrors).

I'm getting excited to reassemble this thing. I have a week off at the start of August so that's when I'll hit it.

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She's up for the overhaul. I love cars in this position :)

I also set up my official Project Build work station.

Take pictures - upload - Project Build - rinse and repeat! I'm going to make a solid effort to document this refit.

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The PB setup has proven to be great! No more running into the house to uTube a how-to video, or search for parts, or upload pictures. I love it - q20v July 14th 2014
Sweet! love the PB set up!!! - ripcurl July 12th 2014

Suspension

Worn front sway bar links Worn front lower shock bushing Broken front right spring

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Yup, Huffman said S4 struts and springs. I'm not sure what the ride height difference is between A4 / S4, but I'll be installing H&R lowering springs. - q20v July 14th 2014
are those S4 struts I see!!! - ripcurl July 12th 2014

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