Pierburg Pump, Brakes, etc., etc.

LL - NY larrycleung at gmail.com
Fri May 12 17:33:55 EDT 2006

Actually the HD mod was taken from the S-cars list. Those guys use the
fender liner from
the S4TT which required more cutting and bucks (my vents cost $1.29 ea, the
S4TT a
still reasonable $30 each, which includes a fender liner for an A4, albit
with a hole cut out.

And at the time, I didn't own a heat gun, and wouldn't have had enough cable
to run one
from my condo to the parking lot anyway. Now I have a garage. Anyway, nice
job on what
you did, it probably flows more air.


On 5/12/06, Steve Sears <steve.sears at soil-mat.on.ca> wrote:
>  Larry,
> The Home Desparate grilles probably look like they belong there more than
> my home-made jobbies.  I didn't find cutting the plastic that hard though
> in-situ.  Took the wheel off and you can get right in there.  I did use a
> real heavy-duty x-acto with a sharp blade - and was very careful not to have
> the blade suddenly cut an uncontrolled swipe.  The hardest thing I found was
> heat-bending - even on the lowest setting and with a tight nozzle the heat
> gun had a tendency to overheat (ie-smoke) the plastic.  I got the vent idea
> when I heard that some TT owners were doing it on their cars....as I seem to
> recall....
> Cheers!
> Steve Sears
> 1987 Audi 5kTQ
> 1980 Audi 5k
> 1962 and '64 Auto Union DKW Junior deLuxes
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* LL - NY <larrycleung at gmail.com>
> *To:* Steve Sears <steve.sears at soil-mat.on.ca>
> *Cc:* quattro at audifans.com
> *Sent:* Friday, May 12, 2006 1:59 PM
> *Subject:* Re: Pierburg Pump, Brakes, etc., etc.
> I have a set of fender liner vents made from a Home Desparate 4" round
> Heater Duct grille,
> some black spray paint for plastic and a hole saw and Carpet Knife on my
> UrS6. Located
> the IC and oil coolers, figured out the air was going from bottom to top
> in the coolers, located
> the grilles immediately above the IC and OC locations (i.e. a 4" round
> hole). Painted the grilles
> and siliconed them into place in the fender liners. I did have to
> clearance the bottom of the flange of the IC's grille. No measured data on
> their effectiveness, but they seem to be holding up well cosmetically and I
> don't get any notable heat soak (haven't tracked the car yet, so that may be
> a moot point) so it seems like a worthwhile cooling mod that concievably
> take less time than the home made louvers (that plastic is tougher than I
> thought it was). Best part was it was possible to do without having to
> remove the fender liners (for those whom don't have garages. I didn't when I
> did  this).
> LL - NY
> On 5/12/06, Steve Sears <steve.sears at soil-mat.on.ca> wrote:
> >
> > Hi all,
> > Pictures of homemade fender vents attached.  Really, I can't see the
> > harm in
> > helping to remove some heat from under the hood.  I have no problem with
> > my
> > master cylinder (knock on wood), but pretty near every plastic and
> > rubber
> > piece under the hood could do with a little less heat in there.  As Taka
> > said, a vent over the passenger side of the engine compartment would be
> > nice, and I looked into putting some vents - like M3's have - in the
> > fenders, but the fender vent was the best "no money" alternative I came
> > up
> > with.
> > Pictures at links:
> > http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/23847/img_3711_1_1.jpg
> > http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/23847/img_3713_2_1.jpg
> > Vents made with an exacto knife, some needle nose pliers and a heat gun.
> > Open end of vents point down, and I'll be the first person to post if I
> > encounter any problems with the setup.
> > Cheers!
> > Steve Sears
> > 1987 Audi 5kTQ
> > 1980 Audi 5k
> > 1962 and '64 Auto Union DKW Junior deLuxes
> >
> >
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