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Old 12-05-2012, 02:57 PM   #215
kaput
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Originally Posted by k2pilot View Post
Don't mind me just changing out my alternator!




Their design logic is astrocious. The car is surprisingly bullet-proof given that it's continually operating in a partially malfunctioning state, but there is always a problem somewhere, and that problem is near impossible to fix.
Really? Just your alternator? First, it is a 2.7T S4, notorious for being the most tightly packed engine bay in the world.

Secondly, why did you remove your drivers side intercooler, and timing cover, boost hoses and have an Optima blue top plugged in? All for the alternator? The smart guy would have dropped the front subframe while supporting the engine, and removed the alternator and belts, and installation is the reversal of removal. But, it might be different with the S4.

Is your alignment for camber dependent on the subframe position like the A6?
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