[Biturbos4] New S4?
mikemk40 at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 3 16:44:24 EST 2005
lower control arms....about a foot long, alloy, ball
joint at one end, rubber bush at the other
the ball joints had a lot of vertical play, 2mm on
one, bit more on the other
car is a 99 V6 S4
Germany is good, back to the UK in two days
--- Grant <gfl1 at optonline.net> wrote:
> I assume by trackrod ends you mean either lower
> control arms (the only
> front suspension recall of which I'm aware) or tie
> rod ends. probably
> the later.
> Iff (that's "if and only if") there was no play in
> the tie rods, and
> iff they can measure the exact number of turns (the
> tie rod screws into
> the tie rod end by MANY threads, which is how you
> adjust toe), then
> I, on the other hand, just had both replaced and
> they did a toe
> adjustment, although not a full 4-wheel alignment.
> "They", in my case, was not the dealer.
> Pls forward info on the failing tierod recall (if
> that's what it is).
> I bet lots of us would like reimbursement :-)
> Hope Germany was enjoyable,
> On Jan 2, 2005, at 5:24 PM, mike wrote:
> > Re the dealer/diy cam belt question....I'm
> > christmas in germany so had it done at a dealer
> > here...both belts, all the idlers etc, WP and cam
> > crank oil seals
> > they also picked up that the car was due a recall
> > failing trackrod ends so changed both arms at no
> > cost but didn't do a wheel alignment...I think
> > should have, they say audi allow the arms to be
> > changed without an alignment
> > Any views on this?
> > Cheers & happy new year to all
> > Mike
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