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09-10-2018, 05:02 AM
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Posted By Captain Sweeney

UPDATE:

Unfortunately I am going to have to part the Audi out. While I was working on it the other day I noticed a brake fluid leak, and also a coolant and engine oil leak, and with college starting now I...
09-03-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,185
Posted By Captain Sweeney

So here's what i know about heat in the exhaust....

So here's what i know about heat in the exhaust. I know for sure the passenger side gets hotter than the drivers side. Smoke comes from only that side, a friend of mine says that it smells like oil...
09-03-2018, 09:41 AM
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Views: 3,185
Posted By Captain Sweeney

I will try that next. But i doubt that all one...

I will try that next. But i doubt that all one side would be bent just from the starter, because the firing order is much different than that.
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09-03-2018, 09:39 AM
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Views: 3,185
Posted By Captain Sweeney

So I did all the things recommended most...

So I did all the things recommended most recently. Starter fluid definitely raises the RPMS dramatically, a few solid sprays gives me all the way up to over 5000 RPM.

Next, the fuel line was...
09-02-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,185
Posted By Captain Sweeney

I'm starting to suspect I did something wrong...

I'm starting to suspect I did something wrong with my timing. A guy at work told me that if the timing is just a little off you'll have no compression, and I think that's the problem. Here's a video...
09-02-2018, 08:09 AM
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Views: 3,185
Posted By Captain Sweeney

I will try that next. I was talking to a friend...

I will try that next. I was talking to a friend at work and he says that the camshaft sprocket, the one that goes to the timing belt, needs to line up itself to a certain point. I lined up the two...
08-31-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,185
Posted By Captain Sweeney

Thank you so much. The manual doesn't even come...

Thank you so much. The manual doesn't even come close to describing it that well. That'll be the project for today.
08-30-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,185
Posted By Captain Sweeney

All the fuses are good. Tomorrow I'm gonna rent a...

All the fuses are good. Tomorrow I'm gonna rent a fuel pressure gauge and check that, then buy a new fuel pump if necessary.
08-30-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,185
Posted By Captain Sweeney

Lol dude, sadly I'm in Massachusetts. Although...

Lol dude, sadly I'm in Massachusetts. Although I'd love to be in California. I'll give the fuel pump a shot. I'll also check out the ECU, and double check those fuses again. I appreciate all the...
08-29-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,185
Posted By Captain Sweeney

At times it has jumped up a few RPM, it only runs...

At times it has jumped up a few RPM, it only runs when I keep my foot on the gas. Yes it runs, and reason why I say only one side does is because the codes tell me it doesnt, it says cylinders...
08-29-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,185
Posted By Captain Sweeney

So I did the following so far: adjusted the...

So I did the following so far:
adjusted the timing to be so dead on it can't
​​​possibly be off.

Two new power output stages

Swapped out old fuel filter, it was the original from 97
...
08-26-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,185
Posted By Captain Sweeney

The coils have no effect moving them around. I...

The coils have no effect moving them around. I will check the fuel pump today, and thank you for that link NAPA wanted $360 for just one, and their cheapest was 180.
08-26-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,185
Posted By Captain Sweeney

So I am fully ready to readjust the timing if...

So I am fully ready to readjust the timing if need be, but I'm confused on only one thing. Do those etched circles point directly at the specific tooth of the gear its closest to? It looks kinda off...
08-26-2018, 08:31 AM
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Views: 3,185
Posted By Captain Sweeney

I have not. Maybe I'll check that out too.

I have not. Maybe I'll check that out too.
08-24-2018, 12:42 PM
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Views: 3,185
Posted By Captain Sweeney

Looking at it again, you see those little brown...

Looking at it again, you see those little brown marks behind the circles? Do those have to line up too? ItsI hard to tell if the circles point to specific teeth, or if the etched circles align with...
08-24-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,185
Posted By Captain Sweeney

It ran beautiful for a time. Here's the timing....

It ran beautiful for a time. Here's the timing. That's TDC, left side, the misfiring side that tour seeing...
08-24-2018, 10:11 AM
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Views: 3,185
Posted By Captain Sweeney

I just cleaned the injectors manually and now it...

I just cleaned the injectors manually and now it runs a little better. Looking underneath, I can see that only the right catalytic converter is smoking, which leads me to believe that that sides the...
08-24-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,185
Posted By Captain Sweeney

I just cleaned the injectors manually and now it...

I just cleaned the injectors manually and now it runs a little better. Looking underneath, I can see that only the right catalytic converter is smoking, which leads me to believe that that sides the...
08-23-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,185
Posted By Captain Sweeney

Audi A8 with LOTS of new parts soon parting out

So I'm throwing this one last effort at it. I cleaned out all the injectors and bought cataclean in an attempt to fix the misfiring im getting after the awful timing job. This car's got so many new...
08-20-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By Captain Sweeney

The product I'm looking at doesn't seem to...

The product I'm looking at doesn't seem to include the plastic covers that seal the injector to the engine? Am i mistaken?

Thank you for this information though.
08-20-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By Captain Sweeney

Is there any way to buy just the fuel injector plastic pieces?

So removing my injectors, i suspect the first time its ever been done, lead to them breaking while being removed. Only the plastic inserts broke, with the o ring as well. Is there any place I can...
08-18-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Captain Sweeney

I've drained the oil to correct levels. And...

I've drained the oil to correct levels. And cleaned the spark plugs, and it's still running awfully. I suppose I could open it up again and check my timing again. Other than that i don't know what I...
08-17-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Captain Sweeney

Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire after Timing job?

So my timing is dead on, and after getting everything back together i overfilled the oil by accident, which in my haste it flooded the cylinders. Emptied the excess out, and have been trying to start...
08-12-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By Captain Sweeney

Check all your CV boots, crankshaft, camshaft,...

Check all your CV boots, crankshaft, camshaft, oil pump seals. Mine leak's only when its running, if thats tthe case it's probably camshaft seals.
08-12-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By Captain Sweeney

Where can I find a list of parts for my A8?

I recently stripped one of the screws that holds the pulleys on the timing assembly, strangely enough the engine's threads is what stripped and not the screw. So I need to rethread it to be a bigger...
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