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Old 03-17-2013
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Re: Tips for dropping in an A-4?

I agree with the previous post the people at Moyer Marine are great.Don Moyer is very helpful and will walk you through it.
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Re: Tips for dropping in an A-4?

Originally Posted by FDR14127 View Post
Moyer is your friend, things to do before you slide it in there:
Electronic ignition kit
Retrofit alternator with Moyer's beefier one, (Hey, VW canceled Motorola in frustration).
Fit the oil change kit to the pan fitting on the engine's port side
rig her with Moyer's electric fuel pump kit
Consider fitting new trick motor mounts that have fresh rubber to keep her quiet
Check the exhaust elbow, probably ought to be new
Buy some Marvel Mystery oil to add to the go juice and keep her valve guides happy
Any money left?,put the oil filter kit on...
Hire the engine guy that has the laser alignment kit to help slide her in
Enjoy the smooth quiet of an A4 loved and happy....
Oh and another thing, just about everyone around here adds the plastic coupling to the shaft which helps mitigate the alignment problem and protect the engine assemble in case of grounding, line wraps and the like.
All of the above! I am not familiar with the "plastic coupling" FDR can you steer me to an information source. I am getting ready to replace my cutlass bearing and will need a new shaft coupling. It is my plan to buy the split coupling from Moyer.


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Re: Tips for dropping in an A-4?

Originally Posted by Faster View Post
For the oil drain all you do is replace the pan drain plug with a fitting you can attach a hose to.. the hose can come up to the top of the block and be stored/attached to something to keep it high. You can add a plug at that end if you like.
I did this on mine. Brass plug with washer tapped into the trans inspection plate. Easy to stick the pump out tube in and slide it to the lowest spot of the crankcase. Usually quick and easy.

And here is why it needs to be easy. It's hard for fat boys to get under the cockpit and cozy up to the A4.
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Re: Tips for dropping in an A-4?

I believe the words you wanted to use are "well rounded" or "cuddly"
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