[s-cars] most frustrating job
munrof at sympatico.ca
Tue Nov 26 20:23:13 EST 2002
Yes, when I did it I had the shock disconnected at the top bushing and the
spring extended as far as it would go.
From: Konstantin Bogach [mailto:kbogach at comcast.net]
Sent: November 25, 2002 9:46 PM
To: Igor Kessel
Cc: Fred Munro; s-car-list at audifans.com; quattro at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [s-cars] most frustrating job
I tried different approaches but I did not try stretching the spring as
possible. Because I did not think it would make much of a difference. But
Igor say that then I will try it.
Igor Kessel wrote:
> Fred Munro wrote:
> > I've done this job on a Type 44, Konstantin. It was a bit fiddly, but
> > took about 10-15 minutes per side.
> > Try putting the back on first and working your way around to the front.
> > If you take it to the dealer, they will likely remove the entire strut
> > take it apart to install the dust boot.
> > Fred Munro
> > '94 S4
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: s-car-list-admin at audifans.com
[mailto:s-car-list-admin at audifans.com]On
> > Behalf Of Konstantin Bogach
> > Sent: November 24, 2002 10:27 PM
> > To: s-car-list at audifans.com; quattro at audifans.com
> > Subject: [s-cars] most frustrating job
> > I did not do clutch slave yet so this one was most frustrating: putting
> > of
> > the front shock rubber boot on mounting ring (with shock and spring
> > installed).
> > I after 1 hour exercise I managed to do it on one side but another hour
> > trying
> > on another side left me in deep frustration. Whole job of replacing
> > takes
> > an houre and these 2 suckers....
> > I am even thinking about braking tabu and bring the car to dealer to put
> > boot
> > on. I wounder how they will do it. Maybe removing spring first and
> > charging me 3
> > hours labor?
> > Anyone went through this procedure? I would appreciate any hint.
> > Thanks.
> > Konstantin.
> It is about as easy on the C4 chassis ans it was on the 44 chassis,
> Fred. The trick is to hang out the nose so that the spring is stretched
> as far as possible.
> Igor Kessel
> two turbo quattros
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