[V6-12v] Just bought a 96 A6A
ron_01056 at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 26 14:10:02 EDT 2005
--- Clive Young <cyoung1661 at rogers.com> wrote:
> I did my timing belt last year and replaced
> everything Tom did.. I converted
> over to G12 pink coolsant at the same time.
I did a timing belt & associated stuff for a friend
of mine last year. He had a A4 1.8tQ & I got the stuff
from ECS tunning,
probley get the stuff I need from them. Unless some
one has a cheaper source? & I use Pink coolant in my
93 V8Q cause I heard that it's supposed to be used on
the newer cars. Instead of the Blue I use in my 87
5ksq, 90 200tqa, & my 90 V8Q. Yes Im Audicted!!
> I would also suggest the brake fluid. you can do a
> great job if you want to
> be thorough.
> 1. pop the cap on thhe reservoir and pry out the
> float in their .
> 2. use a syringe to suck out crud and old fluid (
> you don't want to push
> crud through system )
> 3. Remove reservoir and wash with warm soap water
> and some hemostats and
> rags to get in all the cranies.
> 4. Thoroughly dry.
> 5. Replace and top up with new fluid.
> 6. Bleed brakes starting with farthest wheel from
> the reservoir and working
> to the cloest.
> 7 Bleed each brake uttil you see the new clear fluid
> coming through ( being
> caefull to kep the reservoir topped up ( as always
> a helper is great with
> brakes )
> 8. Bleed the clutch if ir is a manual.
> I did mine after putting new brakes and rotors on .
> remember if you 'top
> up" brake fluid ( i hate guys that do that ..grrr )
> it means your brakes are
> worn and the next time you replace the brakes you (
> or the next poor sap
> ... like me ) are going to overflow your reservoir
> with NASTY brake fluid !!
What kinda brake upgrade can I do to the A6AQ? Like
front brakes, I run Porsche "BigReds" on my 90 V8Q.
The fronts look to be single piston calipers, is that
& the rear brakes look like the solid rotor type I
usta have on my 87 5ksq, & the 90 200tqa, untill I
upgraded to the 200 20V, V8, & S4's rear vented rotors
& bigger piston calipers. Can I use the same set up as
the above mentioned on the A6AQ?
> Over all a pretty easy relaxing Job for a Saturday
> with a beer or two ! and
> it is amzing the difference a nice clean brake
> reservoir looks under the
> hood !
I'll have to have a Coke & a smile since I've been
dry for over 10 years!!
I appreciate all the helpfull hints & such.
87 5ksq many mods original owner
90 200tqa many mods FS
90 V8Q 92k 02 OEM S4 17's, Urs4 sport seats, stebro
exhaust, Porsche "BigReds", sport grill, euro clear
93 V8Q 138k ATS type 10 17's
96 A6AQ 164k
Gone but not forgoten
85 5ks FWD
87 5kcs 5spd FWD
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tom Christiansen" <tomchr at ee.washington.edu>
> To: "Ron Wainwright" <ron_01056 at yahoo.com>
> Cc: <v6-12v at audifans.com>
> Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2005 9:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [V6-12v] Just bought a 96 A6A
> > Ron,
> >> > Timing belts are designed to last well over
> >> > but
> >> > to be safe changing them between 60k and 75k is
> >> > prudent. The issue is more the waterpump
> >> > freezing then the belt it self.
> >> Are there any seals or anything like that,
> >> that should be changed as well?
> > Get a timing belt kit. It'll tell you what to
> replace. On my car (1994
> > 90S), the following items are normally replaced
> during the T-belt job:
> > * Accessory belt
> > * Timing belt (duh!)
> > * Timing belt tensioner
> > * Timing belt idler roller
> > * Water pump
> > * Thermostat
> > * Coolant
> > Audi switched from the blue long-life stuff to the
> red/pink long-life
> > stuff. There's been several long discussions about
> if you should use the
> > Audi brand coolant or if you could go with a
> different brand of long-life
> > coolant. The Audi stuff is roughly twice the price
> of the non-Audi stuff.
> > But then you don't need all that much of it
> anyway. It's up to you what
> > you want to do.
> > If your car has blue or green coolant in it, you
> need to thoroughly flush
> > the coolant system before putting any red/pink
> coolant in there!! The
> > procedure is as follows:
> > * Drain coolant from cock on radiator and pull the
> drain plug at the rear
> > of the engine.
> > * Apply compressed air to the expansion tank to
> blow out any remaining
> > coolant.
> > * Fill cooling system with distilled water. Bleed
> > * Run engine for a minimum of two minutes.
> > * Drain and apply compressed air as before.
> > * Replace rubber seal on the drain plug on the
> engine. Reinstall plug.
> > * Fill with the appropriate mix of red/pink Audi
> coolant (G012 A8D A1).
> > I don't have access to compressed air, so I just
> ran water through the
> > engine until the output no longer looked green.
> Then I flushed with
> > distilled water and filled with coolant.
> > Tom
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