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Thread: C5 Allroad 2.5TDI suspension overhaul required, recommendations welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirkOz View Post
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    Next time I'll just cut the head off the pinch bolt and tighten the nut to draw the shaft out. Maybe a pin punch would work too.
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    If you use antiseize, there won't be a next time. I was able to push the pinch bolts out with one finger after 4 years installed. Some one invented pin punches way over 100 years ago and they're found in every fitters tool box. Must be a reason why they are still in use today. They work if needed.
    B5 RS4 : Lightly modified -- C5 2.7 allroad -- B5 A4 1.8 quattro 132 Kw -- UNIMOG 404 TLF8

  2. #12

    Default C5 B4 Allroad - Front Control arms and CV axles replaced

    Hi Folks,

    Suspension has been overhauled,

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    on C5 B4 Estate

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    in jacking mode

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    the scene of the crime

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    front air line removed

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    level sensor unit to be disconnected from control arm


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    used set square to position upper control arms on the strut

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    CV axle installed using socket to lock flange before tightening,
    knotted rope through strut mount hole holds up hub

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    the usual suspects...
    by the looks on their faces the job took more than 1/2 a day

    Thanks to IchBautAudi, sk67, and all for the help.
    Peter
    2003 C5 Allroad 2.5TDI
    1996 B5 A4 1.8T (sold, still in family)

  3. #13

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    G'day Peter,

    Congrats, great job. Sadly you guys look like everyone else who's done that job, albeit some are a bit more pooped than others. Hope it has all gone well. Now you need to wait until you get a minor leak on the rear units, just to keep your eye in.
    B5 RS4 : Lightly modified -- C5 2.7 allroad -- B5 A4 1.8 quattro 132 Kw -- UNIMOG 404 TLF8

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