Well, I picked up this 1997 A8 Quattro for a steal, and as a Corrado owner I am a Masochist already . 160K On the clock, and it's a little rough.
I manage Full Throttle of Orlando, luckily have a discount on parts through various suppliers including the dealerships, so I will make the best of it.
Here are a few pics:
Parts stash and ready for when I can get it on the rack at work:
Trans Pan Gasket, Filter, Fluid for a Trans Service
P/S Lines (Good god they were expensive)
Zimmerman Cross Drilled/Pagid Pads
DS Outer CV Boot
Valve Cover Gaskets
And I still need to get more......(A8 is still not that bad, just needs love)
2nd Repair being done today. Previous Fuel Pump Replacement with a F***ed up Sending unit cap that looked plastic welded well it leaks and smells.
Work so far.....MAF, Plugs, Air Filter, Oil Change w/ Amsoil 5W40 Synthetic, resetting the service interval light, I found a lot of the typical problems:
Leaky Oil Cooler
DS Rear Seat Heater Not Working
Air Bag Sensor for Rear Seat
ABS Wheel Speed Sensor
Pulled CEL Bulb
Armrest missing (this one hurts, because even at cost it is over $1500....)
I recoded the transmission to 00012, and love the difference that made. I have my old 2000 A6 4.2 Key fob programmed and recut for a flip key. Car came with a Valet Key and a 97 Remote that does not work.
This is going to be fun.......so pull up a chair, and even though this forum is slow, I would welcome any tips or tricks besides the ones I found on the internet.
Also, for anyone else working on one of these cars, I found Audi Pages to be the sickest resource for the common things.
More to come.