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Those uprights look way cleaner than mine lol. Did you press the wheel bearing in and out yourself? How hard was it?
My friend had a press so I just used that. It wasn't that bad but it was really stuck in there. It took a lot of force to crack it but after that it was smooth sailing.
 

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The car had issues starting and then finally would only crank and not start. I figured it was most likely the fuel pump and since I had the car sitting a lot it was probably worth it to change. After letting it sit for a day I was able to start it so the pump was fine and it was probably a clogged sock or fuel filter. I got a new pump for $50 off amazon so I put it in anyway. Car started right up but I knew I needed to do the fuel filter because I have never done it in the 5 years of owning it.

When I did the fuel pump I noticed a lot of sediment in the area that fuel pump/cage sits. I sucked out some of it with a pump but I'm guessing there is more in there.



I went to tackle the fuel filter and I'm greeted with this mess.
The feed and return line are crusty and knowing my luck as soon as I touch them they will explode.
I sucked it up and just bought brand new ones so that will get done this week.



I also got some other stuff to freshen up the rear end.

Here's a cool pic of my car :wave:

 

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Finally replaced the fuel filter and lines yesterday.

Old filter



This was the gas that came out of it. I should have replaced this years ago



Old and new fuel line

 

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Both my rear calipers were seized so I decided to upgrade the rear to S4 rear calipers and rotors and do stainless steel hoses.
Every hardline fitting rounded off so I had to reflare the main lines that go to the front of the car and remake the mid hard line sections.

Cut all the lines off





Everything back together



I bought new calipers from autozone for $66 a piece.
Gave them a coat of paint so they wouldn't rust.

A4 VS S4 caliper



A4 VS S4 rotor
The S4 rotors are vented and slightly larger



 

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Also I bought another car. :laugh:



I'll be on the search for a 2.8 subframe if anyones got one.

 

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This gives me flashbacks of when I did all this stuff too. My brake lines were just like yours - destroyed. Those were kinda of a pain haha.

I'm so jealous you picked up that A6. How many miles are on it? And how much was the car, if you don't mind me asking? I've been looking for a good parts car for a while now, and they all seem to have 175k+ miles, or are nice, running and driving $3k+ cars.

Also, I believe you can use an S4 subframe as well. I just swapped my front subframe and did a whole bunch of research, and apparently, all B5 subframes are the same (despite small revisions that don't affect mounting points) except for the manual 1.8t. I used an S4 subframe and it accepted the 2.8 trans mount/bracket perfectly fine.
 

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This gives me flashbacks of when I did all this stuff too. My brake lines were just like yours - destroyed. Those were kinda of a pain haha.

I'm so jealous you picked up that A6. How many miles are on it? And how much was the car, if you don't mind me asking? I've been looking for a good parts car for a while now, and they all seem to have 175k+ miles, or are nice, running and driving $3k+ cars.

Also, I believe you can use an S4 subframe as well. I just swapped my front subframe and did a whole bunch of research, and apparently, all B5 subframes are the same (despite small revisions that don't affect mounting points) except for the manual 1.8t. I used an S4 subframe and it accepted the 2.8 trans mount/bracket perfectly fine.
I picked up the whole car for $450. It has 190k but the motor sounds really healthy. The guy was the second owner and the first owner was his brother who bought it brand new. He had all the og paperwork, brochures, window sticker etc. The torque converter went bad and then the drains in the firewall clogged and it fried the tcu and the body control module so everything was acting real weird. The guy just didn't want to put anymore money into it.
Also that's good to know about the subframes even though I have never seen a b5 s4 in a junkyard around me haha.
 

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This is the tcu from the c5. lol

I'm planning on starting the swap towards the end of summer. Just have to gather up all the parts so that it will go smoothly as possible.

 

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Did a bunch of maintenance over the weekend. The goal was to stop any and all squeaks coming from the car.

I started with the rear upper control arm bushings. Both sides were shot and the car started to sound like an old squeaky mattress over the smallest bumps.



Not looking too hot.







All replaced





 

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Discussion Starter #413 (Edited)
I also swapped out my front hawk HP2 pads for a set of stop tech street pads. The hawks work really well but unless you want your car to sound like a school bus then I wouldn't recommend them for street use.
I also had put a new front hub on the passenger side because the threads were starting to strip out. I blame it on over tightening them too many times so now I use a torque wrench when I put on my wheels. Since I was there I also changed out my wheel bearing as well.
The car is completely squeak free and it drives super well now. The only thing I really to do next is all the front control arms because they've seen better days.

 

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I finally did it.
Only took 4 years but I replaced all the chrome 2.8 trim on the doors with black 1.8t ones.



Got all the trim from a mint car in the junkyard.



The chrome trim is held in with metal rivets so you have to drill them all out.



The 1.8t trim is actually held in with these little plastic clips. I was able to save all the ones from the junkyard.



Now I can finally check that off the list.

 

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Discussion Starter #420 (Edited)
It's been a minute. Trying to bring this thread up to speed.
Back in the summer I pulled the v8 out of a6 that I bought.





I pulled the core support, wiring, ecus and anything that I might need for the swap.

The I scrapped the shell.





How I left it :(
 
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