[V8] Distributor rotor replacing
ron_01056 at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 26 05:26:29 PST 2009
Seamus, not sure if you have Bruce's web site saved or not??... but EVERY V8 owner SHOULD!!!!!
He's gotta update his web site prices.... I've told him before to change them to reflect the correct ones... but,
here is a general run down of prices ect......
You are finding out why your V8 cost you $800 now! The PO knew the cost of upcoming maintenance, or didn't maintain the car cause of the cost to do so. This is why when you look on e-bay, ect you see V8's that have been neglected, run down & put away wet.... it's a crying shame to be honest cause people see cheap V8's, they buy them & find out the real cost to maintain these absolutely WONDER FULL cars! Then they run them into the ground & become swap bait for someone with a CQ, 80Q, 4kQ, ect..... to put the motor in.
IM....VERY...HO the V8 is the Red headed step child of the old school Audi's! The V8 is every bit as power full, refined, brutal, menacing, as a 91 200 20vt or a Urs4/6, & just as rare.
Over the years I've seen those cars fall out of fav with listers. Urs4/6's have plummeted as far as what they are worth now days. You can buy one for sub $3,000 now days. 200 20vts have turned into swap bait as well. I've seen running cars go for $1,500.
I'm part of quiet a few web sites were the above mentioned cars (V8's, 200 20vt & Urs4/6's) are not thought of as pieces of history.. but commodity's to be parted out W/O a care.
AOA is another reason why the above mentioned cars are not thought of as highly as they should. They make parts not available, most of the techs don't even know what our cars are. But,
on the other hand there is a large support system for those cars. Those of us who love them! We are a very small piece of the pie.. but we are PROUD & WE SHOULD ALL BE SCREAMING IT FROM THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN!!!!!!
From the 1st moment I got my 1st V8 back 7 years ago I was totally enthralled with it... & I've owned many an Audi. I knew nothing about it... just knew that there was something special about it/them (V8's) I've been rather lucky though as far as cars I've had & nightmare issues. I've never really experienced something that made me throw in the towel.
I'll stop preaching now......
--- On Sun, 1/25/09, Seamus O'Carey <cheshirecatsbox at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Seamus O'Carey <cheshirecatsbox at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [V8] Distributor rotor replacing
> To: V8 at audifans.com
> Date: Sunday, January 25, 2009, 11:02 PM
> Where is a good place to get these parts? I figure even if
> I sell my V8, it
> might be a good idea to tune it up first.
> $60 a cap, though, seems pretty steep! So $120 just for
> the pair of caps,
> what do the rotors cost?
> On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 6:57 PM, Dave Saad
> <dsaad at icehouse.net> wrote:
> > I will triple it!!
> > Remove the distributors and then I just use a vise to
> squish off the
> > old rotor. I would not hit the shaft with a hammer
> because you can
> > easily damage it.
> > Also, be very careful with the cam drive flange. One
> of them is made
> > of some fiber type stuff and breaks easily.
> > You will also make your life a little easier if you
> set the motor to
> > TDC so you have timing marks for reassembly.
> > Dave
> > On Jan 25, 2009, at 8:17 AM, Ron Wainwright wrote:
> > > I absolutley agree with Ed! It takes 5 minutes to
> remove the dizzy's.
> > > I use a 1/4" 8mm socket/ratchet setup with a
> small extension to
> > > remove the cap bolts. &
> > > a 10mm 1/4" setup to remove the dizzy's.
> > >
> > >
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