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    Well, it’s been a couple of weeks since checking...

    Well, it’s been a couple of weeks since checking in here – and during that time I’ve driven the RS6 a good 1500+ miles (including a round trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles, taking in Sacramento...
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    Removing those lines from the cooler can easily...

    Removing those lines from the cooler can easily end up ruining either the cooler (the flange threads) or the lines or both. Steel female connectors on male aluminium flanges is just asking for...
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    A few general comments regarding my experience so...

    A few general comments regarding my experience so far with a Ringer Racing Stage 4 Clutch (non-puck):

    I had posted earlier my first initial thoughts on the clutch stating that it was not too harsh...
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    Yes. I consider myself lucky. Hard to know what...

    Yes. I consider myself lucky. Hard to know what would have happened if an acorn had made its way into a valve port. As best as we could, we used the camera to view into each of the ports, and also...
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    Things were going so well, until things didn't. ...

    Things were going so well, until things didn't.

    <sigh>

    On the drive back home (see above). This happened

    https://www.rs6.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=19108&stc=1

    Gave it the wellies a...
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    Back at it. @Nubcake was able to source a...

    Back at it. @Nubcake was able to source a replacement ECU - received it a couple of days ago. Flashed with his base map, and we're out driving again. Nice!


    https://youtu.be/DNzdIM8QhbA
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    Thanks @jolio1994 - hang on to it for now. ...

    Thanks @jolio1994 - hang on to it for now. @nubcake is attempting to source one also - and I'm also exploring the path to restoring the ECU to OEM spec. I've got a couple of the AM29F800BB CMOS...
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    Totally understand. Loving that you are embracing...

    Totally understand. Loving that you are embracing it and loving watching your build unfold.
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    Good news. Bad news. Drove the car yesterday...

    Good news. Bad news.

    Drove the car yesterday and day before - putting about 50mi on it. Felt GREAT, solid, sorted. So far, only two minor issues. A coolant leak at the radiator main hose...
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    Huge respect for you taking this project on....

    Huge respect for you taking this project on. Enjoying your posts and amazed with your progress given the limited resources you have at your disposal.

    I had thought, though, that the snail...
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    Ok. Back at the car. ...and found the front...

    Ok. Back at the car.

    ...and found the front mount bracket.

    Installed.

    https://www.rs6.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=19100&stc=1

    Much better. :-)
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    Gents, Many thanks for lending a hand to...

    Gents,

    Many thanks for lending a hand to solve this. I'm not able to lay may hands on the correct mounting bracket as I am not near the car - and will not be until the new year (traveling). But,...
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    ah. well, that's because I'm an idiot. Damn. ...

    ah. well, that's because I'm an idiot.
    Damn. Ok. Now I need to find what you're talking about.
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    Not much progress over last few days given the...

    Not much progress over last few days given the obligations of the holidays, etc.
    (Umm, actually, no progress whatsoever.)

    But, I did get the motor and trans back in the car before Christmas -...
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    @hahnmgh63 - where did you pull that detail from?...

    @hahnmgh63 - where did you pull that detail from? Not questioning it, just curious as to where I need to go to find that level of detail on my own.

    Anyway, as it turned out, I could not get the...
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    Thank you @nubcake. Did you do this? If so, what...

    Thank you @nubcake. Did you do this? If so, what did you use as a spacer? (said, while looking around the garage for something that a I can use).

    Pedal assembly today. Not looking forward to...
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    Back at it yesterday. Gearbox on, shifter and...

    Back at it yesterday. Gearbox on, shifter and linkages attached. Passenger turbo back on along with all associated in/out coolant/oil lines, new gaskets, seals and crush washers.

    Happy with...
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    Not entirely sure whether NA or T - but, at least...

    Not entirely sure whether NA or T - but, at least one of them of them had an LS1 transplant (and very hard to keep up with). Regarding rules for 24 Hours of Lemons: there are few of them, and most...
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    Yes, being Quattro we did very well in the rain. ...

    Yes, being Quattro we did very well in the rain. The stress was in avoiding the carnage occurring all around with other cars spinning out and leaving the track in very slick conditions. The field...
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    Not a lot of progress during past couple of weeks...

    Not a lot of progress during past couple of weeks - the focus shifted to the C5 A6 6MT race-spec Lemons car in prep for last weekends '24 Hours of Lemons Arse-Freeze Apalooza' endurance race at...
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    Ok, good. I'm doing exactly that. For the...

    Ok, good.



    I'm doing exactly that. For the bottom bolt, I'm using a long wheel-lug bolt with a cone shoulder - which ensures a centered fit and does not protrude. For the top, I eyeballed-it...
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    Paging @SteveKen I'm testing the mesh of the...

    Paging @SteveKen

    I'm testing the mesh of the starter, but doing so by pulling out the pinion manually. I don't want to test crank and turn it over as I've got the crankshaft locked and the cams...
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    In the meantime, these arrived (starter blanket,...

    In the meantime, these arrived (starter blanket, and the newer longer manifold fasteners for the recesses) - so I can get back to the part of the procedure.
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    Well, crap. Note to all messing with chain...

    Well, crap. Note to all messing with chain tensioners - don't compress the pistons too much, or it could get stuck - real stuck.

    Removed the chain tensioners to replace the pads. One done fine -...
  25. Yeah, there was a little chatter about this back...

    Yeah, there was a little chatter about this back when first announced. Here's one:
    https://www.rs6.com/showthread.php/33870-2020-RS6-for-the-USA

    A little spendy - but, I'm sure, worth the price...
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