Mike's 4ktq project

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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby DE80q » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:22 am

Looks like you have a descent list there. Better get on it, still need a roof rack and bike carriers...
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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby AudiSport4000 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:29 am

Got the bike attachments, load bars enroute, just need to score the feet! Things are coming together. Looking forward to actually being able to post photo updates and not just "hey look, I'm GOING to do this" :) :)
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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby AudiSport4000 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:22 pm

Did a test fit of the bike rack and attachments today. Seemed to go well even though the instructions were a bit confusing. I'm sure I'll be paranoid the entire drive there and back ;)

Shooting for a few weekends to pull the suspension off the car. I'll get all new bearings and bushings pressed in, then everything new installed, and aligned.

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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby DE80q » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:15 pm

Carriers look good! I have the same one for mine. The side arm rack can be a little interesting to mount. Just make sure the nuts are tight on the bar mounts and you will be fine. I drove mine on the turnpike last year at around 80mph with no issue! Just make sure to pull the wheel hook good and tight... Also, let me know if you want a fairing...
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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby AudiSport4000 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:28 pm

Yeah, I'll make sure all the knobs and such are tight for the gutters and rack mount itself. Will be doing some test runs around town too. I realize these things are made for road use and they go through all sorts of testing.

Good news is that I'll have the suspension torn down next weekend and hopefully back together with new parts during that following week or weekend. Nathan will be dropping over in late April to help with the timing belt service. Once all that is done I'll have a few weeks to shake things down and ensure the car is good to go for the trip. Really looking forward to a trip with a 4kq again.
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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby AudiSport4000 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:06 pm

Got things kicked off for the suspension overhaul. Only took about 4 hours to get all 4 corners off and sorted out. I'll have a friend press in new bearings and bushings, then we'll be jolly roger :). Everything pretty much came off easy, which was a plus since this is a PNW car.

More to come, SOON!

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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby PRY4SNO » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:51 pm

Nice, I like it. Cool pics too.
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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby AudiSport4000 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:08 am

PRY4SNO wrote:Nice, I like it. Cool pics too.


Thanks. I recently sold all of my Nikon equipment and was going to wait til 2019 to start up again, but couldnt resist. I'll be taking other photos soon for documentation and hopefully to help others in DIY situations.
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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby DE80q » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:15 am

Nice to see it getting ready for the trip! I see the Carlisle banner I sent you from last year. If you leave another one, it might just get hung in my garage... Now that I have one that is haha.
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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby AudiSport4000 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:40 pm

Went through and thought of more stuff I could replace while the car is up on stands. I did order more brake parts (new lines and some hardware). I did also go through a box of OEM hardware and trans/diff mounts and was pleasantly happy to notice I have all the hardware and parts to replace the rear diff mounts and probably the trans mounts too. So I'll go ahead and do those since I wont have the suspension parts back for at least a week. Gives me time while parts will be in transit as well.

Car should be nicely sorted for the trip. I will probably have an exhaust put on the car as mine has a hole in the muffler and have been aching for something else anyways. I'll get a custom job done at a reputable shop.
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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby AudiSport4000 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:50 pm

Small progress. Late last week it was really nice out, so I ended up getting both rear differential mounts replaced. Had some new hardware on hand, which was nice. Tonight I got the rear strut housings buttoned up, so those are ready to be tossed on. I'll work on the fronts this week but I head to CA on Thursday, so I lose a weekend of wrenching. Nathan will be here in a few Saturday's to help with a timing belt service.

Also got some euro fog lights, turn signals, and wiring. :)

Crunch time really. I have a lot to do, plus I'd like to get a new exhaust made as this one has a nasty hole in it. We'll see :)

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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby AudiSport4000 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:11 pm

A few bonus items. Having a local guy piece together a new exhaust since mine has seen better days. Sourcing an OEM rear section and will piece together the middle/resonator.
The sunroof seal I ordered finally shipped (was on back order), so that will be nice to get installed as well.

Fingers crossed everything falls into place. Carlisle is in a month.
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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby AudiSport4000 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:36 pm

Nathan dropped by today from Chicago to lend a much needed hand with the 4kq. He pretty much took care of the entire timing belt service while I carried on with getting the suspension and brakes in order. A nice lunch reminiscing about Audi folk and cars from the past and we were back at it. Things went very well today, but we ran into a snag as we were trying to bleed the passenger front caliper. We were getting no fluid out of the bleeder (it was clean). Changed the line, but no difference. I have a caliper enroute, so thats good.

Pushing it very close to the edge here with time at Carlisle approaching. Once I get the caliper on and brakes bled again I can put the car back on the ground, drive it around, get an alignment, and exhaust.

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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby AudiSport4000 » Sun May 13, 2018 8:21 pm

Yes, another update!

With the timing service done, suspension on, it was time for an alignment. Whats more fun than a small adventure on the way to drop the car off? The coolant return line (small line from radiator to coolant tank) split, so I had to wait for a ride to procure tools (I have this hose in bulk, thankfully), and fix it. Picked the car up the next day and the alignment was great. Had a friend perform the job and he did a fantastic job.
On Saturday I had a very early (7am) appt for an exhaust. Use a somewhat local guy at the suggestion of others. He was able to procure an OEM rear section, and we used a small resonator he had (If anyone asks at Carlisle, I'll tell them what its from :) ). So thats done and all tidy. I spent today getting the rear parcel shelf and seats in, along with a fresh oil change.

I wont get everything done that I wanted to, but I'll pack the car with parts and tools in case disaster strikes. From what I've seen and felt the car feels and drives amazing, so thats a plus. Always nerve racking driving a car this far, but thats just me. :)

Just a few shots from exhaust time yesterday.

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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby DE80q » Sun May 13, 2018 8:39 pm

So it will have OEM quietness? That just seems wrong to me... I have never driven a "quiet" 10v, Im kind of interested in how it sounds haha.
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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby AudiSport4000 » Sun May 13, 2018 9:28 pm

I do not think it sounds OEM quiet, lol. At idle it has a really nice rumble to it. I'll get a sound clip of it if I can, but it sounds meaty going down the road. :D
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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby AudiSport4000 » Mon May 21, 2018 5:22 pm

Well, I had a nice update, but I must have botched it by not pressing a button :bangshead:

4kq made the 16hr round trip to Carlisle and back just fine. I was concerned since I had not driven the car much and all the work just got done. Suspension feels great, no odd noises, and exhaust sounds good. I was rewarded with a respectable 25mpg with the car loaded down with crap and 2 people. I did procure more parts goodies at the show, main thing being another set of euro fogs and turn signals but this time with the proper bumper rebar and brackets. Working on installing those now. I'll have more parts enroute shortly :)

Car will likely sit and get a few more things replaced before another show in about a month in Michigan (Euro Hangar). Feels really good to drive the car again but with all new suspension stuff underneath. What was even better is driving a 4kq on a long trip. It has been since 2006 since I took one to Carlisle, so the nostalgia juice was flowing the entire trip.

I had about 10 people ask what motor will go in this thing and I have no answer. This is such a long term project, mainly due to space, so I have not thought too much about what engine will make its way into the bay. I'll just enjoy wringing out the weak JT for a while longer. More updates to come!

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Re: Mike's 4ktq project

Postby AudiSport4000 » Wed May 23, 2018 10:30 pm

Euro goodies on :)

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