Audi in this week getting an engine transplant.
Including a cambelt and waterpump, front and rear seals etc, few hours work there……
Replacement motor below is prepped, all new bits are on, ready to swap over….
Subframe, trans and engine out
New engine in…..,
Our latest tool for 2017 is the Ross-Tech VW/Audi Diagnostic
VCDS will perform most of the functions of the expensive electronic diagnostic tools available only to official dealers. In the past, these dealership-only tools have prevented owners, and many small independent repair shops from performing some fundamental tasks, such as diagnosing problems, diesel ignition timing, modification of convenience options such as automatic door unlocking, coding a replacement Electronic Control Unit (ECU) or key to the vehicle, and monitoring of many vehicle sensors for diagnosing problems. Unlike generic scan tools (OBD II or EOBD), VCDS uses the more in-depth Volkswagen Group-specific manufacturer protocol commands, which allows the user to access all diagnostic capable vehicle systems — even in vehicles which are not covered by generic OBD-II/EOBD
VCDS is also capable of interfacing vehicles which use the generic OBD-II/EOBD protocols. However, the OBD-II and EOBD standards only allow for limited diagnostics, and no adjustments to any of the ECUs.
So our new Ross Tech tool (wireless laptop based) has been added to our growing number of Scan Tools.
We have an ‘Auto diagnos’, an English based tool, handy on our large number of P38 Range Rover customers
‘Autel’, A great all round tool for British, European and Japanese vehicles, tablet based wireless control
Autologic, often considered to be the Ferrari of scan tools, ours is loaded with the mainstream British and Euro brands, good for diagnostics, activations, coding etc
My techs also have of their own, a ‘Launch’ and a ‘snap-on’.
So we got lucky and was were invited along by our NZ oil supplier of LiquiMoly to attend the 12hr endurance race in Bathurst Australia. Being a car guy this was an opportunity I just could not turn down. Its a circuit and atmosphere that did not disappoint!!! I thought I would share some pics from the weekend….
Pre race day, our first visit to the track.,
Below; The one and only Ferrari on track makes P1 for race day.
Aston, one of the first cars in.
Sunrise, the cars have been out for a while, best part of the day before the Australian heat came on.. Great time for ‘cars and coffee’.
A nice walk around the top of the mountain
Oops, looks like someone’s writing more cheques, Lamborghini pushed off…(
The winner, last lap!!!
Two very nice rides in last week, which would you prefer, AMG or RS4. We like them both!!!
Chasing some poor results on this V6 engine from the compression test and the cylinder leak down test. Glad to have found several valves not seating nice., While this ones being worked on in the machine shop we can start getting the engine out of an RS4 that having camshaft issues.
Nice MK IV R32 in today getting the Haldex filter and oil changed.
More and more enquiry coming through re servicing the Haldex and the DSG Gearbox’s in Audis and VW’s.
Questions like can we do it? Well of course we can!!
More and more enquiry to service the Haldex so here’s the tool for the job to make it a bit easier for the techs….
Audi Goodies, hard to find parts for an RS2. Not in the usual catalogue for this prototype Audi.
Cam belt kits, water pumps and crank pulley gears and bolts
Who would have thought replacing a cambelt could have been such an issue… This very rare ‘prototype’ RS2 needed a cambelt, as it turns out the cambelt was near impossible to locate through all the usual options we have. Even the dealer has this part as NLA (no longer available), and this was the common response we got when shopping.
We did manage some parts, for example the waterpump, however when this arrived this too was incorrect, having a different sized drive pulley.
With some help from the owner who has club and forum contacts we found a small dealer in Germany that specialises and we’ve had our kit turn up today!!!
Head stamped 0000007, very early production and very rare car.
As well as a nice upgrade kit for an S4 come out of the states utilising some Porsche parts
Below are some lovely Genuine discs and pads, direct out of Germany
This Audi S4 Porsche upgrade, came with discs, pads, calipers and hoses. Slight mods needed for the backing plate, a certification was needed however no faults noted, a very nice upgrade for sure.
Some more massive brakes brought to you by Audi RS4….
Below are some even BIGGER brakes, V10 verse V8