2.7T Making 12 Volts

Bill Shaw b.shaw at comcast.net
Wed Jan 30 05:54:43 PST 2008

Agreed removing the entire nose of the car to give you access to remove 
the drive train makes some kind of sense in this kind of a compact car.  
Removing the entire front of the car just to change the alternator is 
another story,  and that's the story that started this particular 
thread.  Having to do 5 hours work for a 20 minute job earns Audi a 
month's worth of profanity.

I can remove the engine from my 928, clean up and put the tools away in 
less time than it takes to 'move the lock carrier to the service 
position' and replace it.

> From: Pbadore at aol.com
> Taking the "nose off" should become almost a routine procedure for working on 
> 30V Audi A4s and S4s. For the extra time spent the improved access is so much 
> better--and you can save your entire weekly allocation of swear words for 
> something else. I just did two A4 2.8l V6 30 powertrain pulls and one install 
> with the "nose off" but there are some who pull engines without removing the 
> front components.

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