3 hours to replace a hose?!

David Kase davekase at pdqlocks.com
Wed Aug 30 09:54:14 EDT 2006

No, no Steve!

You just have to put the 20vt in the type 89 and remove the battery box 
(put the battery in the back).

There's all kinds of room with this configuration!  ;-)

Dave Kase

Steve Sears wrote:

>Wow.  It's stuff like this that tells me that I'll be driving the ol' Type 
>44 for many, many years to come.
>Steve Sears
>1987 Audi 5kTQ
>1980 Audi 5k
>1962 and '64 Auto Union DKW Junior deLuxes
>----- Original Message ----- 
>>From: Chris Thorp <thorp at spacia.org>
>>Subject: Re: 3 hours to replace a hose?!
>>To: Tigran Varosyan <tigran at tigran.com>
>>Cc: quattro at audifans.com
>>Message-ID: <0F0C285E-4258-4CF7-8718-E68DCA50ACE3 at spacia.org>
>>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed
>>On Aug 29, 2006, at 7:35 PM, Tigran Varosyan wrote:
>>>Well fine, not like I have much of an option, I elected to cough it
>>>up. So I
>>>ask the service tech, what they would charge to put this thing in.
>>>He comes
>>>back with a quote of over $300!! I was like WTF! He said that it
>>>was hard to
>>>get to and that it's a 3 hour job!
>>>The one end of the hose is right there, does not look hard. I have
>>>yet to
>>>investigate where the other side goes to, but does it really need 3
>>>hours to
>>>get to?! Jesus! What did I get myself into?! I have no manual,
>>>could someone
>>>maybe send me a few pictures or instructions on what the heck I
>>>will be
>>>doing this weekend?
>>I've BTDT on my '95 A6.  It's a royal PITA.  Unless you can bend in
>>ways that I can't, you'll have to pull the MC and brake booster.
>>That would be all fine and good, but the nuts for the booster are up
>>under the dash, through the brake pedal bracket, and have somewhat
>>long bolts sticking out of the nuts.
>>I guess the real piece of advice if you try this is to get about
>>12-15 inches worth of 1/4" drive socket extension, and an appropriate
>>deep socket for the nuts (can't remember the size).  A 3/8 drive
>>won't fit through the brake pedal bracket holes, and a normal socket
>>will just spin because there is a bunch of bolt sticking out beyond
>>the head of the nut.  It is still a matter of luck to get onto the
>>bolts after a bit of jiggling the end of the string of extensions
>>Took me about 4-5 hours.  Will likely take you 3 or so, with that
>>nugget of BTDT in the previous paragraph.
>>Don't forget that after putting the MC, you'll need to bleed the
>>brakes and clutch.
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