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03-11-2014, 01:18 PM
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Posted By gOOOOran

All parts are available from Germany

For a LHD car, the conversion can be done with all factory parts.
You may need to order many parts directly from Germany, some people said US Audi dealers wont order from Germany.

The good news...
04-29-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,276
Posted By gOOOOran

Thanks for doing all this research, really...

Thanks for doing all this research, really impressive experiment to have the engine running with cam covers off. Now you have confirmed the chain is always under good tension, I'm only going to...
03-14-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,276
Posted By gOOOOran

Can we source just a new or longer spring for the...

Can we source just a new or longer spring for the top tensioner? This must be a fairly common and cheap part, lots of places make springs?
I'm worried the slop in the chain could shorten the life...
03-12-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,276
Posted By gOOOOran

Thanks! thats good to know. I was mistaken, I can...

Thanks! thats good to know. I was mistaken, I can move the bottom piston, there appears to be no locking pin in this variator. The bottom spring fights the motion upwards of the bottom piston, so...
03-11-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,276
Posted By gOOOOran

I forgot to post the part number for the A6...

I forgot to post the part number for the A6 variator I have.
058 109 088 E
03-11-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,276
Posted By gOOOOran

I just looked at the diagrams again, I...

I just looked at the diagrams again, I misunderstood. The locking pin must be in the bottom, thats why it wont move up and down.
03-11-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,276
Posted By gOOOOran

Your description makes perfect sense to me. That...

Your description makes perfect sense to me. That my understanding of the Audi diagram also, that the tension is set by the bottom spring, and that the two pads move up and down, not increasing...
03-10-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,276
Posted By gOOOOran

Few more pics, not sure if they are useful.

Few more pics, not sure if they are useful.
03-10-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,276
Posted By gOOOOran

A6 Tensioner pics - for dimensions only

Me again :)
I wanted to check dimensions of the variator, so I got a cheap used A6 variotor from Ebay. Also allows me to practice putting on the macined pads (if I ever manage to convince someone to...
03-05-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By gOOOOran

oops, I mean Thanks! got to learn to type...

oops, I mean Thanks!
got to learn to type slower.
03-05-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By gOOOOran

Tanks Silverd2! thats really good to hear, I'm...

Tanks Silverd2!
thats really good to hear, I'm a bit lazy to remove the v-belt. I just hope its not out. Or maybe I hope it is out because that would explain the slight shaking on idle.
03-05-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By gOOOOran

is it ok to hand-crank engine with v-belt still on?

I just want to check my cam timing quickly, I got the big locking tool and crank locking pin.
I tried cranking it just a tiny bit with the v-belt on and it seems to want to move.
ElsaWin says...
03-04-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,276
Posted By gOOOOran

good point, I would not want brass shavings in my...

good point, I would not want brass shavings in my engine either.

spitanddirt, most of the ebay pads seem to be sourced from China. Considering the plastic has to be a very specific heat and oil...
03-04-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,276
Posted By gOOOOran

interesting post on the A4 forum. love the...

interesting post on the A4 forum. love the Mcgyver fix.
https://www.audiworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=349969&page=3
03-03-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,276
Posted By gOOOOran

Porsce Pads dont fit!

DONT BUY THE PORSCHE PADS!
they dont fit.

I received them yesterday. They are 2mm narrower than Audi (this would have been managable I could have sanded down the variator mounting plate), have...
03-02-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,276
Posted By gOOOOran

hmmm, true it would be messy. Looking at the...

hmmm, true it would be messy. Looking at the operation diagram for the variator, it looks like the basic setting is the one where all the gear marks line up like when changing the cam belt (variator...
03-02-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,276
Posted By gOOOOran

I bought some Chinese copies of the Audi pads...

I bought some Chinese copies of the Audi pads from ebay last year, but not with the intention to use just to get the dimensions. I can compare with those. Interesting that you intact pad broke when...
03-01-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,276
Posted By gOOOOran

I posted on a Porsche forum, they say Porsche...

I posted on a Porsche forum, they say Porsche updated their tensioner pad material.

http://986forum.com/forums/performance-technical-chat/30349-chain-tensioner-cleaning.html
03-01-2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,276
Posted By gOOOOran

Thanks! thats excellent diagram. I already...

Thanks! thats excellent diagram. I already ordered the Porsche pads, looks like I'll have to drill a hole on the top one. The bottom Porsche pad may have a better desing than the Audi one, it seems...
02-29-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,276
Posted By gOOOOran

Another find. Porsche pads appear to be almost...

Another find. Porsche pads appear to be almost the same as our pads. Except ring on bottom one and no holes. I'm hoing to get a couple to see if they are are the same dimension wise, a hole is easy...
02-16-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By gOOOOran

Yes please, I still want to get a metal pipe. ...

Yes please, I still want to get a metal pipe.
Mine was leaking 4 years ago and replaced when I got the car with a plastic pipe, but I would rather have a metal one and all the seals ready for next...
02-16-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,276
Posted By gOOOOran

Thanks! I was dreading translating the...

Thanks!

I was dreading translating the German version.

:)
02-14-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,276
Posted By gOOOOran

Just found this V8 5V engine PDF, very...

Just found this V8 5V engine PDF, very interesting. Shame its not in English, lots of nice pictures anyway.
I dont know if this has been posted before.
...
02-14-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,276
Posted By gOOOOran

I was just searching around on German ebay, and...

I was just searching around on German ebay, and came accross this. Never seen the tensioner shoes made from black material before. I wonder if its better or worse than Audi original nylon material....
02-12-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,349
Posted By gOOOOran

True, true, not cheap by any means. I managed to...

True, true, not cheap by any means. I managed to get all my parts for 2500, or approx. $4000 Usd. A lot of the parts like the half shafts, flywheel, clutch, many shifter parts I had to ge new from...
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