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    Thread: Project 97 A8: Grape Ape

    1. Member DUBZAK's Avatar
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      02-20-2012 10:16 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Yugoslavia! View Post
      I call PS!
      Why, because all the pixels in the Red LED Display still work unlike most A4, A6 and TT's.

      Quote Originally Posted by Nollywood View Post
      The car looks great. The 8k HID's kill it though - why such a high temperature range? Looks way too purple to be useful on a pitch-black night, on a bad road.
      I thought the 8000K would be purple too, but it is really more Blue/White and has subsided to a more relaxed color the more they are used. I also switched to a digital ballast since that pic.

      Never need the high beams though.

      Quote Originally Posted by Devinadidas15 View Post



      I am working on my Corrado more while I drive this thing daily. Serpentine tension system needs EVERYTHING replaced and it sounds like a diesel with the rattles.

      Love this car though...
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      Quote Originally Posted by pileofredparts View Post
      Do you guys remember the time that Ryan kid started mixing and matching rods and end caps and then his motor wouldnt turn over? I do

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      03-06-2012 08:51 PM #27
      Pretty sure how you came up with that name

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      03-06-2012 10:10 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by g60301 View Post
      Pretty sure how you came up with that name
      Oh yeah? Please elaborate......



      Scored big. B5 S4 Six Speed. Need a European S8 flywheel.
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      Quote Originally Posted by pileofredparts View Post
      Do you guys remember the time that Ryan kid started mixing and matching rods and end caps and then his motor wouldnt turn over? I do

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      04-10-2012 11:34 AM #29
      Well, Torque Converter or Shift Drum for 1st gear let go last night in a parking lot at 5 MPH. I was rolling off throttle, then got back on and 1st gear hammered so fahkin hard.....Yup. Will not hold 1st over 1500 RPM.

      So, Looking to finish up this manual swap and get back to enjoying this as my Daily Driver.

      Trans from 01 S4 in my possession. Flywheel from European S8/S6+ On the way from UK:


      Need some B5 S4 Shift Linkage, Shifter assembly, and drive shaft. If you have any leads on these, let me know.

      Doin' W3rk
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      Quote Originally Posted by pileofredparts View Post
      Do you guys remember the time that Ryan kid started mixing and matching rods and end caps and then his motor wouldnt turn over? I do

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      04-11-2012 10:35 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by g60301 View Post
      Pretty sure how you came up with that name
      racism is how...

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      04-11-2012 10:41 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by JamesS View Post
      racism is how...
      No. Not here. Not Ever. Maybe because the car is the same color as the actual Cartoon Character.


      Anyway JamesS, you were wondering why I no work on Corrado? Because A8.
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      Quote Originally Posted by pileofredparts View Post
      Do you guys remember the time that Ryan kid started mixing and matching rods and end caps and then his motor wouldnt turn over? I do

    7. 05-19-2012 05:51 PM #32
      so is there updates?

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      05-24-2012 04:27 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by fvtec View Post
      so is there updates?
      I got the flywheel!

      Yeah, I drove this thing to SoWo with 1st not holding above 1500RPM.

      Ripped up the mountain in Helen because QUATTRO, and had a great trip there and back even with a broke transmission.

      Working on the Corrado to get on daily duties for a little while, then green light on this things manual swap.
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      Quote Originally Posted by pileofredparts View Post
      Do you guys remember the time that Ryan kid started mixing and matching rods and end caps and then his motor wouldnt turn over? I do

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      06-15-2012 09:54 PM #34
      if possible, could you document the entire 6 speed swap?

      dream of doing one to a s8

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      01-19-2013 04:34 PM #35
      As my Corrado continues to drain the wallet, the remaining items needed for the manual are still on the back burner. Maybe by SoWo this year. Big Maybe.

      But, have her at work today, doing some thangs......



      No heat except for heated seats right now. (Florida, I'll live) Have to replace a temp sensor and one of the positioning motors for the fresh air flap.

      Swapping out the Fuel Pump housing because the pump keeps backing out of it, and the car having the "Run out of fuel at a 1/2 tank syndrome" again is annoying. Especially at 23MPG.

      Quote Originally Posted by 71DubBugBug View Post
      if possible, could you document the entire 6 speed swap?

      dream of doing one to a s8
      There are already countless write ups on people doing this, I am one of a few willing to do it, but it can most certainly get done.
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      Quote Originally Posted by pileofredparts View Post
      Do you guys remember the time that Ryan kid started mixing and matching rods and end caps and then his motor wouldnt turn over? I do

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      02-02-2013 08:38 AM #36
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      03-31-2013 11:56 AM #37
      Update on this beotch.

      Water Pump Exploded on the way to work....So Timing Belt Service was up.

      The tear down started.


      And got to a few stubborn items.

      Heat Seized Water Pump Bolt.... resolved by drilling the head off, and then torching, and vice grips. Problem solved.



      Harmonic Balancer Bolt, Stripped.
      Drilled out too....




      ABZ Camshaft Locking Tools. I cheated for the harmonic balance too, but needed these to lock the cams in, Finding TDC on the Crank is Easy.






      ^Parts stash.....Because with the bumper off, and the timing cover with the engine damper off, the oil cooler was coming out.



      These oil coolers have a water pipe from the block, similar to VR6's, should be called a "crack pipe"


      Took the opportunity to clean this beast, and rebuilt the oil cooler. Reassembled everything with a new Conti Tech Timing Belt Kit, New Tenstioner Damper and Rollers. New Harmonic Balancer Hardware and Crank Pulley Bolt. Replaced the Passenger side Timing Cover as well.... Boom.








      Also replaced the cam cover seals, crank seal, Small Cooling Fan, Upper Radiator hose. Even after all this love, #5 Injector went haywire. Lost the DS Turn Signal Lens (The corner lights were crumbling when I took them apart).

      So I had more to do still........
      Last edited by DUBZAK; 03-31-2013 at 02:19 PM.
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      Quote Originally Posted by pileofredparts View Post
      Do you guys remember the time that Ryan kid started mixing and matching rods and end caps and then his motor wouldnt turn over? I do

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      03-31-2013 12:59 PM #38
      Still Leaking Oil, I decided to do the valve covers, and well had an idea that the breathers were bad.




      How bad were they? haha "JUST" bad.




      Amazing Transformations.


      While apart, replaced the Injector, and buttoned it up. Runs smoother than it has in a while.

      More to come....

      Lower Control Arms, Front Pads, and Rear Pads and Rotors.
      Last edited by DUBZAK; 03-31-2013 at 05:24 PM.
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      Quote Originally Posted by pileofredparts View Post
      Do you guys remember the time that Ryan kid started mixing and matching rods and end caps and then his motor wouldnt turn over? I do

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      03-31-2013 06:25 PM #39

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      Quote Originally Posted by pileofredparts View Post
      Do you guys remember the time that Ryan kid started mixing and matching rods and end caps and then his motor wouldnt turn over? I do

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      04-05-2013 06:55 PM #40
      Well, while waiting for some clear corner markers to come in, the starter decided 179K miles was all it was going to make.....died in a friends driveway.

      Luckily, I lived close, and he also being an automotive nut we had the tools.....

      Grape Ape, The Story Continues.



      Just a dirty pan, lol not just my coolant.

      So after removing the Timing Cover, the Alternator, the Oil Cooler again, the Motor mount bracket is the last thing holding the starter.





      Replaced the mount with a NEW OEM. Starter with a Genuine Bosch remanufactured OEM Unit. $$$.


      Cannot skimp on this car....no alternative parts that cross over or are used on other models.

      Reassemble!!!!


      And when I got home, the Clear little square blinkers are able to be picked up from the post office, and the clear corners arrived yesterday.
      Installed, and pimping again.




      Needs a detail, but all is well.
      Last edited by DUBZAK; 04-05-2013 at 06:58 PM.
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      Quote Originally Posted by pileofredparts View Post
      Do you guys remember the time that Ryan kid started mixing and matching rods and end caps and then his motor wouldnt turn over? I do

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      05-02-2013 12:54 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by DUBZAK View Post
      PS with some Rake and Lows.

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