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    Holy thread resurrection!

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    "Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway."

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    Time to resurrect this thread again.

    Not strictly me doing it, but the Q4 has almost got its new subframe, fuel tank straps, and a coating of underseal. Just a small amount of welding too.

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    2009 Audi A4 tdi: Everyday drive.
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    Rebuilding the exhaust... Still have the breakproblem and the mysterius waterleek...
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    What have you done with the Exhaust? Thats next on the list for mine after I've got it back on the road.
    1994 Alfa Romeo 155 Q4: Dozeing in the garage.
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    Finally got a chance to look at the car tonight. I couldn't find the ABS diagnostic plug anywhere (any tips appreciated) but i did find a crushed sensor wire under a bracket which may have been shorting. I have done a quick test fix with some lever connectors that I had laying around (been installing some garden lighting lately).



    Hopefully I will be able to give it a test tomorrow.


    Also, I may have found my leaking PS fluid - the union in to the pump was a touch loose so nipped that up.

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    So did that fix it @AlfaJack ?

    I (briefly) had a 33 P4 that had a power steering leak that made the previous owner remove the belt for the pump and drain the fluid. Turned out the leak was just lose connection between a couple of pipes. New belt, new fluid and a tighten on the connection and power steering restored.
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    I have only driven about 10-15 miles and did not have any random ABS intervention so I hope it is fixed. I will have to make a more permanent solution soon.
    I have not checked the PS for further leaks as yet - just have to hope! It did sound a bit whiny but it may still be a touch low in fluid after it re-bled through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Webb View Post
    What have you done with the Exhaust? Thats next on the list for mine after I've got it back on the road.
    Oops, still havent fix it but Im building a 2,5" exhaust with racecat and 3" downpipe, all in stainless steel. I havent done annything in a year.
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    A few updates. Inlet all back together after changing the gearbox link bushes and the PS pipes and a gearbox oil change):



    Handbrake cables removed for renewal along with all the wheels (one of which was seized up):




    Next up, removal of prop shaft to replace middle support rubber with some Sikaflex 252 and possibly the bearing:



    This nut was finger tight!


    Chop off the old rubber:



    Cleaned up lower gearbox support (absolutely caked in oily crud):


    These bushes are a bit suspect - not sure whether to look for a replacement or not. Its a really easy job so I may try and film it with a mini camera whilst driving and see how they flex under load.

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    Whilst waiting for the rust converter to dry in and around the rear jacking points I took the fan and exhaust manifold off to get to a leaking oil vapour drain which has been leaking for many years now - it looks like the seal had been crushed:



    New seals are on the way:


    On the fan, whilst moving this wire a bit of the insulation just pinged off:


    Being repaired (I may put a bit of glue around the base too as I can see moisture creeping in otherwise):


    The heat shield got a bit mangled - will be looking for some foil insulation to fix this:


    The frame for the fan was very crusty too so that's all be cleaned up for painting.


    Worst news was that the turbo shaft has quite a lot of play - not enough for it to touch the housing but it won't be long. It might also explain why it can be a bit smokey on full throttle, hoever the inlet/outlet are completely oil free but it has had about 5 months to drain away!

    A rebuild kit and send away for balancing isn't too expensive so will address that now.

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    Perfect example of how one job leads to another when trying to do anything on a Q4, we all must be mad, but personally I think they are worth it.
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