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4000 Quattro and other stuff...
Just a few questions, like always....Car involved is an 87 4kq
1.) Heater Core - I've got coolant in the passenger footwell and have been
advised by the list that it's a leaky heater core or hose attached to
aforementioned heater core. Does anyone have detailed removal and
installation instructions for this? I'd like to do the assist with my
mechanic and neither of us are very smart...
2.) Oil Temp Sending Unit - I have a leak above a piece behind a
conglomeration of belts near the front of the engine, in front of the oil
pan. I can identify the piece as a rubber-booted oil temp sending unit
with a wire popping out the bottom. I'm going to replace this and see if
the leak stops. Anyone done this and what can I expect?
3.) Suspension - As soon as the taxes come in, I'll be paying off the bills
and getting a new suspension on Suzanne. What is involved in the ball
joint replacement? They've never been changed before....Tie rod
ends? I'll be doing the Boge TG-H&R springs treatment and I was
thinking....Someone on this list makes custom made lift kits for Audi's and
he says he could make me a 1" rear lift for the saggy ass of my 4kq....I
think it'll look better and (ego) a little more aggressive. Anyone think
this is a good/bad idea?
4.) Rims and Tires - As soon as "confirmed Spring" is here...I'll be
looking for a new set of rims and tires to go on Suzanne. Something with a
nice performance edge and something that looks nicer than the stock
multi-spoke greyish uglies that Audi chose to put on this car. I was
looking at the Blaufernugen site, and I saw some nice 16" rims and
tires. What can I expect as to price/performance? How will they handle in
the frequent spring storms? A moderately light car on a larger contact
patch doesn't seem to have a good chance from NOT hydroplaning. Any place
that has a great price on a package deal?
5.) Differential - My rear diff will STILL not unlock after about 2 weeks
of staying locked. It's getting to be annoying when I reverse or go around
slow corners, the skip-skip is getting to me. I've been told to check the
vacuum lines, but I really have no idea where they are...I'm only useful in
summer and I don't have a lift.
I'd appreciate anything that anyone has to add or say about this list....
1987 Audi 4000 Quattro
Tornado Red, with grey cloth interior
Steel brake lines (soon)
H&R-Boge TG-Strut Brace (soon)