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  • DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport B7 Audi RS4 Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkages - 034-108-Z005

    Intake Manifold Flap Linkage Pair, Billet Aluminum, B7 Audi RS4 4.2L FSI

    Intake Manifold Flap Linkage Pair, Billet Aluminum, B7 Audi RS4 4.2L FSI

    The installation of your 034Motorsport B7 Audi RS4 Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkages is an involved process that requires removal of the intake manifold as documented in your factory repair manual.

    Supplied Parts:

    • Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkage Pair
    • Intake Manifold Plug Removal/Installation Tool

    Tools Needed:

    • All Tools Required for Factory Intake Manifold Removal Procedure
    • Hands (Opposable Thumbs Are Required)
    • T20 Torx Driver
    • Hammer or Mallet
    • Pliers or Vise-Grips
    • Small Flathead Screwdriver
    • Loctite (Green) 290

    Step 0 – This installation document is meant to supplement the factory repair manual. Before beginning the installation of the 034Motorsport Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkage Pair for the B7 Audi RS4, you must remove the intake manifold as documented in the factory repair manual. Once you have removed the intake manifold from the cylinder head, you can proceed to Step 1. Please Note: We do not provide instructions for the removal of the B7 Audi RS4 Intake Manifold, as this is covered in factory repair manuals.

    Step 1 Locate the intake manifold plugs on each of the runners, and observe them in their natural habitat. Note that there are two plugs on each runner, which means there are 16 of these plugs in total. Before they have a chance to defend themselves, (but after you’ve screamed “This is Sparta!”) gently tap them out using the long end of the supplied Intake Manifold Plug Removal Tool. Do not lose any of them!

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport B7 Audi RS4 Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkages - 034-108-Z005

    Step 2Continue removing the intake manifold until you’ve removed all 16 of them. Set the plugs aside for reinstallation later. Pat yourself on the back – you deserve it!

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport B7 Audi RS4 Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkages - 034-108-Z005

    Step 3 Locate the T20 Torx screws that are now accessible through each of the holes for the plugs you removed. These secure the intake manifold flaps to the rod, and need to be removed for installation of the billet linkages. Remove them using a T20 Torx driver. There will be 2 for each flap, or 16 in total. Do not lose any of them!

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport B7 Audi RS4 Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkages - 034-108-Z005

    Step 4 – Remove each of the intake manifold flaps through the intake manifold ports. There are 8 in total. Do not lose any of them! You’re already keeping track of 40 things you don’t want to lose, so give yourself another pat on the back. Excellent work!

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport B7 Audi RS4 Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkages - 034-108-Z005

    Step 5 – Using needle-nose pliers, remove the intake manifold flap rod retaining plugs on each side of the intake manifold. There is one on each bank between the two center intake ports. Do not lose either of them! These center the rod in the intake manifold, and must be reinstalled.

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport B7 Audi RS4 Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkages - 034-108-Z005

    Step 6 – Marvel at your work.

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport B7 Audi RS4 Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkages - 034-108-Z005

    Step 7 – Locate the factory plastic intake manifold flap linkages. Carefully remove the black plastic pins securing the linkages to the flap actuators.

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport B7 Audi RS4 Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkages - 034-108-Z005

    Step 8 – Once the plastic pins are removed, set them aside for reinstallation. Do not lose either of them!

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport B7 Audi RS4 Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkages - 034-108-Z005

    Step 9 – Remove the two T20 Torx screws securing each of the intake manifold flap sensors to the intake manifold. Remove the sensors to access the intake manifold flap rods.

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport B7 Audi RS4 Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkages - 034-108-Z005

    Step 10 – The intake manifold flap rods can now be CAREFULLY pushed/pulled out towards the front of the car, away from the throttle body. You may need to remove the small plugs opposite the flap position sensors for easier removal.

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport B7 Audi RS4 Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkages - 034-108-Z005

    Step 11 – With the factory intake manifold flap linkages removed, you can begin the installation of your 034Motorsport Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkage Pair.

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport B7 Audi RS4 Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkages - 034-108-Z005

    Step 12 – Begin by installing the corresponding billet aluminum flap linkage to the correct intake manifold flap actuator, as pictured below. Secure using the plastic pin.

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport B7 Audi RS4 Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkages - 034-108-Z005

    Step 13 – A set of channel lock pliers may be used to ensure that the plastic pin is fully seated.

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport B7 Audi RS4 Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkages - 034-108-Z005

    Step 14 – Align the large end of the intake manifold flap linkages with the slots on the intake manifold, and reinstall the intake manifold flap rods, paying close attention to the orientation of each key to ensure it aligns with the machined keyway on the corresponding linkage.

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport B7 Audi RS4 Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkages - 034-108-Z005

    Step 15 – Once the intake manifold flap rods are installed, check to make sure that they are centered. This is done via the small hole you removed the retaining plug from in Step 5.

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport B7 Audi RS4 Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkages - 034-108-Z005

    Step 16 – Verify that the retaining plugs are oriented correctly, and reinstall them into the intake manifold, pressing carefully onto the intake manifold flap rods.

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport B7 Audi RS4 Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkages - 034-108-Z005

    Step 17 – Reinstall each of the intake manifold flap sensors to the intake manifold, and secure each using two T20 Torx screws. We recommend tilting the manifold on its side to reinstall the flaps in the following step.

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport B7 Audi RS4 Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkages - 034-108-Z005

    Step 18 – With the intake manifold on its side, gently place the intake manifold flaps into the ports, aligning the holes on the flaps with the threaded holes in the intake manifold flap rod.

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport B7 Audi RS4 Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkages - 034-108-Z005

    Step 19 – Apply Loctite to the threads of the T20 Torx screws you removed from the intake manifold flaps/rods in Step 3, and use them to secure the flaps to the rod.

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport B7 Audi RS4 Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkages - 034-108-Z005

    Step 20 – Apply Loctite to the intake manifold plugs you removed in Step 1, and gently tap them in using the shorter (small) end of the supplied Intake Manifold Plug Installation Tool. Do not use the longer end for this! The stop on the short side is designed install at the exact depth necessary for a proper seal. Pressing the plugs too far in can result in them entering the intake tract!

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport B7 Audi RS4 Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkages - 034-108-Z005

    Step 21 – Install that all plugs, caps, seals, pins, sensors, and screws are accounted for. Got everything? Pat yourself on the back! Lie down next to the reassembled intake manifold, and snap a few artsy selfies that showcase both your smiling mug and our billet aluminum linkages. We strongly recommend applying the Mayfair filter before uploading to Instagram. Don’t forget #034motorsport!

    Step 22 – Oh yeah, you should probably reinstall your intake manifold following the factory repair manual’s instructions so that you can drive your car again and stuff.

    034Motorsport B7 Audi RS4 Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkages

    034Motorsport B7 Audi RS4 Billet Aluminum Intake Manifold Flap Linkages

  • DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport Transmission Mount Insert - 034-509-4014

    034Motorsport Transmission Mount Insert Upgrade for B8 Audi A4/S4/RS4, A5/S5/RS5, Q5/SQ5 | 034-509-4014
    The installation of your 034Motorsport Transmission Mount Insert for the B8 Audi A4/S4/RS4 & A5/S5/RS5 is a relatively simple process that will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. This billet aluminum insert is designed to fill the large void in the factory transmission mount, and limit transmission movement without sacrificing ride quality. By filling the void in the factory mount, this insert eliminates the associated slop and ensures that you're experiencing crisper shifts and a smoother driving experience.

    Supplied Parts:

    Tools Needed:

    • Hands (Opposable Thumbs Are Optional)
    • 10mm Triple Square Bit
    • Wrench
    • Blue Loctite (Recommended)
    • Ramps, Lift, or Jack & Jackstands

    Step 0 – Raise the vehicle securely on jackstands, ramps, or a lift, in order to gain access to the transmission mount. Make sure you have all tools necessary for installation of the transmission mount insert. Give yourself a pep-talk in front of the bathroom mirror, reinforcing the fact that you are an expert enthusiast with a mechanical aptitude second only to Charlie Sheen’s. For good measure, take a selfie while you’re at it.

    Step 1 – Locate the transmission mount, and observe the two 10mm triple square bolts in their natural habitat. Be careful to avoid frightening the bolts. It is imperative that the bolts are relaxed and unaware of what is going to happen next.

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport Transmission Mount Insert

    Step 2Remove the two 10mm triple square bolts from the transmission mount, and remove the small bracket at the bottom. Let the feeling of accomplishment overcome you.

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport Transmission Mount Insert

    Step 3 – Observe the exposed transmission mount, and take note of the large void in the rubber. That can’t be good for performance, can it? Think of objects you can use to fill the void: old socks, yesterday’s newspaper, that weird quinoa stuff that your wife bought for $20 at Whole Foods, but nobody wants to eat. Panic. Remember that you bought the 034Motorsport Transmission Mount Insert. Feel better.

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport Transmission Mount Insert

    Step 4 – Press the shiny new 034Motorsport Transmission Mount Insert into the void. The orientation of the 034Motorsport logo is not important. Or is it? It’s not, but it might matter to you.

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport Transmission Mount Insert

    Step 5 – Secure the 034Motorsport Transmission Mount Insert using the 10mm triple square bolts you removed in Step 2 and torque to 20 Nm. Blue Loctite is recommended. Yes, we provided an anchor link back to Step 2 so that you wouldn’t get lost. We’re nice people like that over here.

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport Transmission Mount Insert

    Step 6 – Marvel at your work.

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport Transmission Mount Insert

    Step 7 – Marvel at your work from a different angle.

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport Transmission Mount Insert

    Step 8 – Lower your vehicle from the ramps, jackstands, or lift. Drive it.

    Step 9 – Like the improvement? Leave a review for this part on our website! Want to tell more enthusiasts about this part? Post about it on AudiRevolution, AudiWorld, Audizine, Fourtitude, or QuattroWorld!

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport Transmission Mount Insert for B8 Audi A4/S4/RS4, A5/S5/RS5, Q5/SQ5 - 034-509-4014

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport Transmission Mount Insert for B8 Audi A4/S4/RS4, A5/S5/RS5, Q5/SQ5 - 034-509-4014

    DIY Installation Instructions: 034Motorsport Transmission Mount Insert for B8 Audi A4/S4/RS4, A5/S5/RS5, Q5/SQ5 - 034-509-4014

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