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No updates but I did find an old video of my Saab
Didn't have a lot of time to work on it but I did fix a boost leak that's been bugging me since I bought it. Runs a lot better now
While I was under there I pulled the AC fan because I'm taking AC out anyways along with the cruise control module.
One of the fins melted from the heat of the turbocharger
More room now
This spot is where the CCM used to sit, I still have to pick up a non CC throttle cable to finish the job.
Next out will be the evap canister and purge valve, egr, fiav and all solenoids
Added 21 hours later:
Removed some emissions stuff
Also relocated my battery, can you spot it?
This post was edited by Defiant (2015-06-09 19:02, 2 years ago)
I grabbed some used polyurethane motor mount inserts. One set is for the front of the engine and the other goes in the transmission mount.
I only put one in for now so I can test how much it vibrates, I like my cars vibrations smooth
So far it feels good, getting into 2nd is a little notchy but I can live with it.
Added 3 minutes later:
Forgot to say I also put in new t bolt clamps since some of my couplers had the worm gears still and I don't trust those
This post was edited by Defiant (2015-06-16 19:45, 2 years ago)
Bought a set of wheels and tires for the talon, these wheels are off an eclipse so they're shinier than my dull talon wheels despite being the same casting.
My car has the same set of hankooks on it but they're old and worn. These are 215mm wide whereas the set on the car are 205 so it's a slight upgrade all around.
I've always rocked hankooks tires on my cars so I'm glad I got another set, they're grippy and have a high speed rating.
Added 3 hours later:
All mounted up
This post was edited by Defiant (2015-06-21 20:25, 2 years ago)
Sad, that you got rid of your S4, loveley vehicles they are. Yeah, 1.6 came only in Europe, and they (1.6) keept coming (In Europe) until relatively recenlty the 1.8T was improved to 2.0 TFSI. Out with the old, in with the new, as they say.
TBH, I have no Idea, what that red car of yours is. (And I considered I've seen pretty much everything)
Googled it, now I know!
I can post up some pics of my green 1.6, if you are interested
This post was edited by desgor (2015-06-29 12:38, 2 years ago)
2015-06-29 12:30#255524 desgor : Sad, that you got rid of your S4, loveley vehicles they are. Yeah, 1.6 came only in Europe, and they (1.6) keept coming (In Europe) until relatively recenlty the 1.8T was improved to 2.0 TFSI. Out with the old, in with the new, as they say.
Yeah as far as I know very few made it to Europe, at least 95% are in the united states.
2015-06-29 12:30#255524 desgor :I can post up some pics of my green 1.6, if you are interested
Sure post some pics lol
In Europe, we got the RS4's only, most of the S4's are imports, well, you can guess from where
Behold, the might and raw power of 1595 cm3 of displacement - 101 hp / 145 nM
No extras - at all, cause who needs them?
This post was edited by desgor (2015-06-30 14:48, 2 years ago)
They're heavy cars though. My s4 didn't feel too fast with 250hp I imagine 100hp must not help it much
It looks like it's manual so that might help the automatic in mine was a dog
It was a 4 gear automatic at first, came from Germany. Elders were driving it on Autobahns. When I bought it at around 3.5k LVL which translates to 5.6k USD, it had silent whining noise when going 70+ km/h. Brought it to Audi dealer, they said that it could be reductor, but discovered no faults whatsoever. 2 years later, after school, I sat in it, and started driving. Something was different, and then I realised that the box sits in 3rd gear (safety mode.) Was good enough for town driving, but unbearable on highway cause of 4.5k revs @ 60mph. Got it swapped for 5spd manual at around 400 Euros, turned out to be a box with big mileage on it, still shifting it, but the feel is like pulling through a bucket filled with sand, not mentioning the 2nd gear synchro (already mastered shifting in 2nd) which sometimes shifts with a bit of gear crunch. Repairing the box? Hell no, repair kit costs 300 for parts + labor @ 250. Used boxes (cat in a bag, I know) go around 100-200 a piece (with decent mileage)
Last year I bought a B7 A4, 2.5TDI autobox. Runs like a charm. *knocks on the wood*
As for my B5, probbably could facelift the headlights, add fog lights, drop it a bit, and put it on 17" rims, but that's only if I move out of city, back to my countryside.
If I was smarter back then, would got a 1.8T Quattro, and now would be planning a 4.2 swap on it, but sadly, B5 shells for Quattro and FWD are not the same. Costs less to buy a 1.8T Quattro and then do the swap rather than trying to convert it to AWD. It's possible, but costly, and the labor is imense.
Performance wise - I haven't really experienced what it's like to daily drive cars with enormous power, they are very unpractical here cause of the gas prices. That would not really concern me very much cause the 4.2 V8 rumble just get's it done with the right piping fun-wise.
Anyways, good luck with your new car. If I ever decide to do something on the B5, will make a thread