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Forum: General Interest 12-16-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By Surcouf
thank you! It is great to have an owner...

thank you!
It is great to have an owner feedback of 30 years of ownership, and get a good idea for equipment life expectancy!!!
Forum: Overhaul 12-16-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,559
Posted By Surcouf
I just looked at the picture on a large screen...

I just looked at the picture on a large screen and not a cell phone. Am I having visions or have they done it through the piston wall too? How would they even drill the block there? from the outside?...
Forum: Overhaul 12-14-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,850
Posted By Surcouf
The nice way did not work... so Dremel was out....

The nice way did not work... so Dremel was out. Flywheel cover came nicely, the 2 broken bolts too.
Baby steps....
Forum: Overhaul 12-14-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,559
Posted By Surcouf
Thank you Don. This is really interesting....

Thank you Don.

This is really interesting. I have seen several “stitched” steam turbine casings around the world, with the classic 10” stitch added accross of the usual crack weld.
But nothing...
Forum: Overhaul 12-14-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,559
Posted By Surcouf
The video is impressive... I am having a hard...

The video is impressive... I am having a hard time understanding how drilling the whole crack on 100% of the block thickness, and “filling it” with screws is a re-inforcement. Are the screws...
Forum: Overhaul 12-13-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,850
Posted By Surcouf
Do not let those tools get buried too far... What...

Do not let those tools get buried too far... What have you used to install the output coupling back? (TOOL_08_137). I was able to remove it with a classic automotive puller, but I do nto have...
Forum: Overhaul 12-12-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,850
Posted By Surcouf
So head is saved! Machine shop was able to drill...

So head is saved! Machine shop was able to drill out the 2 rusted / broken spark plugs, without any damages to the threads, so no damn helicoils!
Head clean, flatness checked within spec. Done in...
Forum: Overhaul 12-11-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,850
Posted By Surcouf
the keepers? I was not trying to save them, I was...

the keepers? I was not trying to save them, I was just trying to remove the valves without bending them or damaging the guides
Forum: Overhaul 12-11-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,850
Posted By Surcouf
Unhappy And so now onto the next challenge... I have 2...

And so now onto the next challenge... I have 2 bolts holding the flywheel cover that had just disappeared into rust. I need to remove these to change the flywheel cover gasket that was damaged when I...
Forum: Overhaul 12-11-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,850
Posted By Surcouf
So with the appropriate technique, it is so much...

So with the appropriate technique, it is so much easier. Why can’t I find that in my own??

So as recommended by Don, I inserted whatever was of the appropriate size between casing and washer,...
Forum: Overhaul 12-10-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,559
Posted By Surcouf
You have to admit that human nature has proven in...

You have to admit that human nature has proven in history that it can be the absolute worse .... but also that some kind of strange and unexpected sense of humor emerges out of nowhere in dire...
Forum: Overhaul 12-10-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,850
Posted By Surcouf
That is actually pretty smart!! Thank you very...

That is actually pretty smart!! Thank you very much, I will be trying that very soon and report!!
Forum: Overhaul 12-10-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,850
Posted By Surcouf
Not exactly: I install the compression tool one...

Not exactly: I install the compression tool one side on the bottom of the valve (obviously), the other side (the «*fork*») on top of the valve retaining washer, and I start to compress the tool. At...
Forum: Overhaul 12-10-2019, 01:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,850
Posted By Surcouf
So after a stall due to low temperatures in New...

So after a stall due to low temperatures in New England, , progress comes in baby steps...
- head dropped at the machine shop. Here too, you know you are at the right place when your eyes can’t...
Forum: Introductions 12-05-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By Surcouf
Welcome to the forum. Could also be an...

Welcome to the forum. Could also be an overheating coil that stops working when engine and engine bay temperatures raise. Try to swap for a new one.

Welcome to A4 home... chaps on that forum are...
Forum: Overhaul 11-30-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,850
Posted By Surcouf
Today it is Christmas!!! Thank you Ken!!!

Today it is Christmas!!!

Thank you Ken!!!
Forum: Overhaul 11-30-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,850
Posted By Surcouf
Today 02:59 PMSurcouf So I just had them...

Today 02:59 PMSurcouf
So I just had them rebuilt the alternator without checking if they knew about the explosion proof or not. I will have to ask them. Thank you!!!

I agree 100% on the ‘09 shop...
Forum: General Interest 11-26-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By Surcouf
LOL... that is indeed a famous one!! They do the...

LOL... that is indeed a famous one!! They do the same trick in the “Ford vs Ferrari” movie
Forum: Overhaul 11-25-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,850
Posted By Surcouf
Thumbs up One of those shops.... you enter and you know you...

One of those shops.... you enter and you know you came to the right place !! Hundreds of starters and alternators, dead or alive, from floor to ceiling, and that mixed delicious smell of burnt...
Forum: Overhaul 11-24-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,850
Posted By Surcouf
Educating the youngest generation to the basics...

Educating the youngest generation to the basics of thermodynamics... testing the thermostat
Forum: General Interest 11-24-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By Surcouf
Many different versions of it on amazon... Just...

Many different versions of it on amazon... Just google “skilled enoigh to take it appart smart enough to hide”. There are bikers versions, Porsche version... we may need an A4 one?
Forum: General Interest 11-23-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By Surcouf
Sorry I could not resist... But are these...

Sorry I could not resist...

But are these rods metals? Carbon? (starter or alternator? Even though they look very small for that)

Good luck! I am in the middle of my overhaul, and pretty sure...
Forum: Overhaul 11-23-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,850
Posted By Surcouf
So without an extractor of some kind there was no...

So without an extractor of some kind there was no way it would ever go out .... as said by the Boss mr Don, it is not less than a “soft fit”, so I will be able to re-use it
Forum: Overhaul 11-22-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,850
Posted By Surcouf
I saw that in the previous thread, but did not...

I saw that in the previous thread, but did not work. But my impact gun is only an electrical one, not a pneumatic one, so less torque. Anyway, after 2 Dremel cuts. It gave up.
Now the Sleeve does...
Forum: Overhaul 11-21-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,850
Posted By Surcouf
I am against torture.... but when somebody...

I am against torture.... but when somebody refuses to collaborate, at one point violence may be necessary!!!
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