Living In A Vacuum (hose)

Posted on 29 Apr 16:59
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.

Click the image to open in full size.image by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr


Of 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 the car and figure out what applies. How hard could it be? How about "Bloody impossible!"? OK, not that bad but quite a lot does not match my car. We think we're going to order as much vacuum line and hose clips as we think we need and just start replacing what physically matches. Of course all of the shaped rubber hose are NLA.

The parts diagrams:

Click the image to open in full size.ACTIVATED CHARCOAL CONTAINER by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

Click the image to open in full size.4. VACUUM HOSES; VALVE HOUSING; BREATHER VALVE byTeam Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

Click the image to open in full size.15. AUXILIARY AIR SLIDE; COLD STARTING VALVE by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

Click the image to open in full size.1320. VACUUM HOSES WITH; CONNECTING PARTS; FOR PNEUMATIC DIFFERENTIAL; LOCK by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr


and the car:

Click the image to open in full size.image by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

Click the image to open in full size.image by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr


This should be interesting.