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Old 05-01-2007, 08:43 AM
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Decided to pull the drive line out for some work. I needed to do a lot of small things like fix the freekin sump oil leek which happened just after warranty, typical.. so it was easier to just pull the whole lot out.

I'll keep posting photos as I progress.

Currently waiting on some parts from the fatherland and the heads to be returned from the local race car guru. (Eddie Woods director of HSD Cylinder Heads) I'll take a stack of shots of his handy work when they get back as this guy is in high demand.

As you can see the headers came up beautiful after Jet-Hot coatings did their stuff. I had the stock 50mm inlet of the primary cats cut off and replaced it with a 4 bolt 70mm plate to remove the bottle neck. The secondaries and the long resonator get the chop chop too.

More later...
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Jet hot coated...
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WOW, hope you dont have any extra bolts or screws left over when your done!!!
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Cool gauges, the red one is air/fuel and the blue one is Vac and boost in one.

SLR cam sensor problem solved with two air conditioner line O rings. (Green)

Oil leek...
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wow incredible ... very nice ...
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Engine harness.
Forged beauty.
Can you see where the rod cap joins?
Our oil pump.
Washing up.
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you should put warrning before post, so people with weak heart skip your post !
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More washing up.
Off with your Heads.
Carbon build up due to PCV.
Timing and oil off crank.
More oil...
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you should put warrning before post, so people with weak heart skip your post !
What... take all the fun away?
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Are you going to describe your game plan? What all is going to happen during the rebuild?
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finny- do you think the carbon build up from the pvc can be avoided with the canister setup vruss was setting up on his car?
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finny- do you think the carbon build up from the pvc can be avoided with the canister setup vruss was setting up on his car?
Yep... can be avoided. The crap stuck on here due to excess oil can also cause detonation (Pinging ).

The catch can Victor is using is the best I've seen so far.
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Cool post, looks like a fun project!

I can't believe the size of the tranny that thing is huge, on the pic of the rod cap where is the joint I don't see it?
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on the pic of the rod cap where is the joint I don't see it?
Me nether.

Invisible joint.
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Very nice Finny!! Looking good.
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Yep... can be avoided. The crap stuck on here due to excess oil can also cause detonation (Pinging ).

The catch can Victor is using is the best I've seen so far.
Awesome pics!!

Agreed!! Once you remove these parts and put this much work into them I could never reinstall the PCV as is, knowing it will tarnish and gum up all my work. I remove a ton of crap about every two weeks with my catch setup.
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No longer stock '06 E55, A3 3.2 Quattro, LRD4 HSE, R107 280SL
Keep stock of what you pulled from where !!!!

Whats with the Germany number plate?
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Keep stock of what you pulled from where !!!!

Whats with the Germany number plate?
To easy... Photographic memory for mechanics. The same as restoring Pinball's. Not my first engine though.

Ausies can register Euro plates here too. Had these made in Heidelberg for 12 euro. Just looks different here.
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Me nether.

Invisible joint.
are the rods the type that are made in one piece and then cracked for a stronger joint? Its strange you can't see it. Are you pulling apart the bottom end as well?
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Me nether.

Invisible joint.
You can't see the joint because the rods are "cracked" and then bolted together, not cut. They go together seamlessly. All 112 and 113 motors are this way.
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Best thread I've seen on here!! Keep up the good work.
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Finny, will AC o-rings cope with the heat and oil? I would think they're manufactured for a different operating environment. I would hate to have them prematurely fail after all this hard work.

Keep up the photos..... they make me scared.
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