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About wizzard1222

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    Audi A8
  1. Hot Tech Tips and How To's

    Hey MrMe: Thanks for the sharp eye about Sven.... I did find that an earlier 'reply' mentioned another source/link: try Tachoringe.de The website seemed to be live & active...I'll just need to do a search for a supplier on this side of the 'pond'...!!! If that fails...maybe I'll give it a 2nd thought to consider an order to this company. Thanks again for the update...I think the rings look nice...could be a nice spring or summer DIY event...
  2. Hot Tech Tips and How To's

    Hey Sven: Can you provide a new link or name of the supplier...???
  3. Audi A5 replacement engine? Replacement vehicle?

    Hey Rocko: If you have questions in your mind about how long the 'new engine' will last...etc. Make sure you follow the service dealers "wirtten instructions" on service...don't be tardy !!!! Be sure to seek the anticipated extended warrenty costs & details...it may be several years before you approach the max high end current warrenty but you could gage the annual increases for the extended warrenty. This would help you keep a running analysis of the warrenty costs to continue to drive your dream Audi...however, it will also help you determine the time & value point(s) that you might want to trade-out...upgrade...or continue ownership. Since service for timing belts service & transmission service are fairly large expenses...as you are approaching these service marks...do you pay for them or let the next owner pay for them ???? Anyway, I think you get my point on having "peace of mind" for the value you want from your investment....that's what an Audi is....an investment !!! Hope all works out with the 'new' engine....of couse have them document the 'new serial number' of the 'new engine'....all notes & service in writing are better that anyone's memory....in an discussion or court proceeding !!! I remind my wife....date, time & details of the conversation, telephone-inperson-or written correspondence.....it's powerful...just try it...it's hard for the other party to prove your noted in writing inaccurate...where's their written documation to prove their point(s) ??? Have a great one...or two !!!
  4. Engine 'reconditioned' ignition issues

    We are awaiting our vag-com (Ross-Tech) full body scanner to continue the trouble shooting. The 1st level vag-com will not producte enough modules information. Have a feeling that the cam sensor(s) may not be in alignment....but tracing the electrical spark is our 1st directive...double checking each chamber for compression...reconfirming the fuel supply... Any other thoughts?
  5. My 1998 A8 4.2l originally went into emergency shutdown mode while on a highway trip. With emergency dash icon showing, I pulled it off the road. After tow to closes Audi dealer...they said it was 'probably' a skipped timing belt...damaged valves. Recommended an engine rebuild for about $4k. Base on that info. & reading a lot of the posts on many Audi forums & audipages.com...I decided to give it a donor engine swap. The original engine would still start & run for about 2 or 3 minutes before stalling out dead...I believe it was again a emergency shutdown by the computer. My independent mechanic checked the original engine & found full compression on all pistons !!! No tapping, No raddles, No misfires...even after many months of idle time while I researched for information & assembly of reconditioning parts (timing belt, h2o pump, pulley's, oil coolant seals & pipe, valve cover gaskets, new cam seals...etc.). Pulled the nose & rad for full open view & access. Found that the oil tooth pulley was very tardy... w/nearly frozen bearings. No broken belt, No missing teeth from the belt, a fatigued dampner/shock. When placing the locking bar on the cams...perfectly in TDC !!! So w/full compression, cams in TDC & nearly frozen bearings on the oil pulley...we think that the oil pump pully issue caused low oil pressure issue. This could have been the reason for the emergency shutdown mode on the highway !!! Replacing the oil pulley bearings, new TB, both cam seals pulleys, rollers & new dampner/shock for a trial engine start after slow hand rolling the engine a few cycles. Check the chamber compression again...ok But found two chambers were soaked w/engine oil !!! Probably leaking valve cover gaskets... The plugs has fuel (gas) smell....getting fuel delivered from the gas tank. Tried to test start the exposed original engine... Slow crank.. no engine start/fire... the battery had a low charge. Not sure why it wouldn't start...? So we are going to get a full battery charge overnight & give it a whirl again. Any thoughts, suggestions &/or contributions would be greatly appreciated & helpful.
  6. A8/S8/R8 Owners Club Joining Instructions

    Hello Tony: I have similar questions and seek correspondence like Alex. I am from the States have just joined tyresmoke. Could you please post to me your current A8OC info. I have a 1998 A8 4.2 L factory std...for now.