85 UR quattro

Bars, belts and hoses for our 85 Quattro

Quite a bit of progress to report on our 85 Quattro: Installed the front anti roll bar. Almost forgot it had one. Installed the new hydraulic pump belt. Of course we had to remove the pump to get the belt over the pulleys. Not a lot of room in front. Also installed the alternator belt though we didn't think we had one. Our car (WX) is supposed to use a...
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Reinstalling UR Quattro parts, lots of parts

Thankfully Some bright spark pointed out that the strut top has to be loose enough to rotate with the strut shaft so we removed one washer. Then we reinstalled the inner CV heat shield on the right side. These are the wires which have to find their way onto the starter. We are not sure where the two different style of spade connectors go. Any insight? so we took a...
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Le Tour be dammed; we're working on the Quattro; a bit.

Got the oil bollocks, er, we mean oil filters installed. and the front torque support/alternator mount. What does that do anyway? Installed the vacuum lines on the front diff actuator while it is still accessible. Looks like we may have guessed the orientation correctly. Axle, strut and brakes! Well, on one side at least but still...... It's starting to look like a car again.  We had to put the other...
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Putting the Quattro Back Together Part 1

Started to put the car car back together yesterday. Unfortunately it's been two years since we last saw where everything went so it's a bit of a challenge. Fortunately we have an 83 in the corner to refer to. Unfortunately, because it's a Quattro you can't see anything LOL. Still, we press on regardless. Aligned the engine and torqued all the subframe, engine and transmission bolts. Well, the ones you...
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Shields up!

When we last conversed we were finding things to do while we waited for a heat shield to arrive from Germany. Well guess what; it arrived, along with a few other bits and bob. we must say, it looks a lot better than what we pulled out of the 83. It was quickly installed but as soon as it was on we thought "Uh oh, we might have to take...
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85 quattro. Give me a brake (line)

Another update in less than a week. You guys must be feeling rather special now eh? Just trying to find things to do while those damn heat shields arrive from Germany. Rummaged through the parts bins and found the old front brake lines that need replacing. Couldn't find any OE so decided to make these Centric ones look like OE by transferring the rubber rings over. What do they do...
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85 Quattro. It's a bomb!

Waiting for parts (drums fingers on desk) Decided to find some things we will need to do before the car is ready to fire up. Getting ahead so to speak. The hydraulic "bomb" mounts need replacing as the leaking oil has softened them up and they have started to split. Fortunately we bought some new ones a while back. A good time to replace them. Fortunately the nuts weren't too...
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Strange Quattro Goings On.

Decided to curb my enthusiasm and fix a few more things before impetuously throwing the engine back in. Someone had spliced in a new piece of wire at some point; quite poorly. Fixed that. This, however, can wait. It sits on top of the intake which makes it easier to repair in situ. Found we are missing the heat shield over the right engine mount; the one that had failed....
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The four rings of (old) Audi ownership.

More tubes, more clamps, more money, more time.  Still, I think we are done with vacuum hoses :) Charcoal canister is back on/in the car :) and replaced most of this: The "S" shaped hose is NLA as is the little stubby that's actually a reducer, so I left those in place. This section is all done too: And I finally figured out the arrangement for the warm-up regulator after...
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85 UR quattro Vacuum Hoses Suck!

In a moment of inspiration I found this on the underside of the hood. Doesn't help. I marked up the parts of the diagrams that resemble my car and went for it. The approach is going to be to reinstate everything that's missing in line with the parts diagrams, replace everything thats still there in line with the diagrams and just replace everything that's not in line with the diagrams...
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Living In A Vacuum (hose)

Replacing the vacuum hoses and clips on our 85 quattro is a PITA so we found something else to do. We replaced the air box mounts.image by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on FlickrOf course that didn't take very long so it was back to replacing vacuum hoses and clips. Step one, we think, is to figure what hoses and clips to buy from Audi. Just look at the parts diagrams and...
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85 UR qauttro - the little things.

It's the little things that take the most time. We thought we hadn't made a lot of progress but when we looked at all the photos we've taken lately we realised weI've done a lot of small things including spending hundreds of Dollars on tiny pipe clips, vacuum hose and aluminium sealing washers! But first... We installed the ground cable after stripping the threads and fixing with a Helicoil Then...
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Sensory Overload UR quattro Style.

I thought I'd check as many sensors as I could before popping the engine back in. Seems like a reasonable plan. There are like twenty separate temperature sensors on this engine! OK, there's six but still........ Fortunately Audi stamped the range or trigger point on them. Well, most of them. I didn't check change over temperature. I just had hot water or no water but I think I proved they...
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Inching closer with the 85 quattro

I went through my parts bin to see what still needs to bolt on the engine before it goes back in the car. I was worried I might miss something and I was right. Found this heat shield and a temperature sensor that goes in the back of the refurbished head but this plug won't come out and I'm afraid of rounding out the Allen socket. Worst case I have...
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Incremental progress on the 85 UR Quattro

It's been over a month since I updated this thread so, even though not much has happened I will document it anyway. Actually, looking at my Flickr album there's been quite a lot of little incremental progress :) First off I received a new and spare bushing from Germany and wasted no time pressing the last one home. You just have to make sure it is being pressed true then...
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Bloody 85 Quattro Subframe Bushings............

Finally got chance to install the rear subframe bushings. To be fair we did have to wait for them to come from Germany. We might have to wait for another one now. Read on.........Easily removed the old bushings and cleaned up the holes.But our previous method of pressing them in failedSo got the press out but that didn't helpNow the bushing is all squishedIt seems that a) these bushing won't squeeze...
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