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Re: 4KQ Front end work

> I have my '85 4000 Quattro 140Kmiles up on jack stands.  Front struts
> removed. 
> Installing new BOGEs and strut bearings.
>  Needed to replace a tie rod end and a lower ball joint and a CV boot that is
> starting to look like the other did before I replaced it recently. 
> I'm also looking at replacing the control arm bushings with new OEM rubber.
> Should I be able to press these out with a large vice or will I need a
> press?
> Anything else that I ought to get to while I've got all this apart, or do I
> have everything covered pretty much so I wont have to dissasemble again to
> replace something I might have missed in the near future?

Here's my 2 cents.  Your car is 14 years old.  It's time for a serious
freshening (ie more than just replace what breaks), so why not replace
*all* of each item you mention - and then do the rear stuff soon?  make
it like a new car if you keep at it!

otherwise you are always feeling the next part to break between you and
the road. 

If you go nuts liek this for two or three years the car will stay really
good for quite a while, rather than keep spitting odd used clutter out 
at the roadside every few months.

Huw Powell


82 Audi Coupe; 84 4kq; 85 Coupe GT; 73 F250