[A4] Changing Control Arms...

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 15 13:11:08 PST 2009

Ya, things like this I just like to do and be done with.  Actually not entirely true; I don't like to spend my time doing them at all anymore but it's worth the savings.

When you say S4 list, are you talking Audifans or a subsection of Audiworld?  And B5 S4 or UrS4?

In the meantime, I'll go hunting in Passat land...thanks.


> From: brogers at terrix.com
> To: dbpulvino at hotmail.com; a4 at audifans.com
> Subject: RE: [A4] Changing Control Arms...
> Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 14:17:22 -0700
> Have fun with the pinch bolt!
> I did see a great write-up on a Passat forum (linked from AW) for a method
> to get the pinch bolts fairly easily.  Might want to peruse the last ~2
> weeks on the S4 list - that is where I saw it...
> I've always (on both my former A4 and current S4) just done the whole
> deal...Bernie Benz would be ashamed :-)
> Brandon
> -----Original Message-----
> From: a4-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:a4-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of
> Derek Pulvino
> Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 1:43 PM
> To: a4 list
> Subject: [A4] Changing Control Arms...
> The vehicle is a '99 A4 and among other things, getting the 1975 Dodge Dart
> clunking in the front end.  Yep, guessing some control arms need to be
> replaced.  Even though only one side is clunking I figure as it's a common
> ailment, I just paid a mint on new tires, an alignment is required (and
> based on wear of my last tires needed), I might as well address this.
> I've read a little on Audiworld and Blau's site and looks fairly
> straightforward but maybe a touch time consuming.  Wondering if others who
> have done this job could chime in on what kind of time commitment I'm
> looking at and if there are any oddities I should expect along the way.
> Also, does just a wholesale update using like a full Blau kit make sense or
> am I throwing good money after bad?  Any special tools?
> If nothing else, I guess living in the saltless streets of Seattle should be
> a blessing for undoing bolts.
> dp
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