Front Driver Side Wheelwell

While I am waiting on some additional parts to be able to commence installing the K04 turbochargers on this S4 I have been directing my efforts at refreshing and upgrading the suspension and brake components.  The past couple of days I’ve been working in the driver side front wheelwell.

Today I wrapped up a bunch of parts swaps.

Audi B5 S4 Suspension and Brake Upgrades
Audi B5 S4 Suspension and Brake Upgrades

Starting at the bottom and working the lines counter-clockwise  we have:

  1.  Both lower control arms (balljoint on the front was a blast trying to get out.)
  2. Swaybar end link
  3. Brake rotor
  4. Vogtland Coilover (Had to visit Autozone to borrow a spring compressor)
  5. Brake pads
  6. 034 brake line
  7. Tie rod end (Surprisingly pesky putting the new one in)
  8. Upper control arms (Neither went in willingly)
Audi B5 S4 Slotted Brake Rotor
Audi B5 S4 Slotted Brake Rotor

The turbochargers have arrived.  I was mistaken about them being Genuine BorgWarner, they are a K04 rebuild from Midwest Turbo Connection.

Midwest Turbo Connection B5 S4 K04
Midwest Turbo Connection B5 S4 K04

Next up will be to check and set the preload on the wastegates to 8 psi so I can take a short break from the suspension and brake work.

2 thoughts on “Front Driver Side Wheelwell”

  1. I have those same turbos and one of the plugs on the turbo for the coolant was leaking, make sure there are no loose bolts or anything like that, I had a bad leak at first. Other than that, 5k miles in at 21psi peaking at 23-24, no issues yet.

  2. Thanks for the heads-up about that, I’ll be sure to look them over closely. They look like a well built turbo, the wastegate looks solid, not what I was expecting, but pleasantly surprised by that.

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