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Re: old audi with some problems...
-- [ From: human * EMC.Ver #2.5.02 ] --
Just some weak input, I hope this helps a little...
> mai-1982 Audi 100 GL (5 Cyl. 136 PS. 2.2 litre):
>Is it feasible to change the clutch friction plate and other clutch parts
removing the entire engine out of the car??
My 82 coupe probably very similar, just *observed* engine swap, it should be
possible. You will have a lot of nasty under car work still removing bolts
etc. Don't do it on my say-so but I think you can.
>In my car the panel in this area has corroded away in such a way a hole has
appeared (after some removing loose rust-parts), where the whole battery can
passed through. I had to shape a piece of sheet metal in the
appropriate form and than weld it in (or pop-rivet or solder..)
(this because welding isn't permitted 'as is' because of the electronic
ignition system (the Audi-dealer has a special diode-connector to prevent
damage... I think I had to remove the ignition system before as I haven't
Sorry I couldn't edit that more. I thought removing the battery ground
protected the electronics? I have done a couple of welds on my coupe now
(hood strut, exhaust pipe, headlights) and the ECU still works. :-)
>In tool-shops low-end MIG-MAG weldinggear is offered (mostly suited for 0,6
-0.8 mm. panel thickness). Does anyone have welding experience with that
sort of electric 'gas-shielded' welding and have an advice for buying such
I'm not a real welder(I hardly even qualify as a *pretend* welder!) but I
used a roughly treated MIG welder next door and it was fun and fairly easy
once I got used to it. Practice first would be my advice. Oh and don't
look at the bright light! Buying one? I bet if you're not going to use it
much a cheap one would be fine? How about if you could find a good used one
and have a handy friend who knows welding check it out first? Just my $US 0
"But sometimes murder is the only door through which to enter life" - Tom