You may remember a similar post from last year; but we are excited to share that we have come across another Sprint Blue Allroad, also known as the Olympic Blue Allroad.
Audi only offered 10 Sprint Blue Allroads for sale. They have a unique history, ranging back to the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. There is a lot of info out there to explain more about them, but AZ Euros is proud to own a 2nd one of the 10 produced.
The Allroad is a unique vehicle that many Audi lovers either love, or could do without. Those who love this Avant, are usually the same type of enthusiasts who can enjoy this car with a 6 speed manual transmission. The only problem is that Audi only offered these 10 allroads with the Automatic TipTronic transmissions. With the help of the allroad gurus, we have been told that at least half of the original 10 have been swapped to a 6 speed manual transmission, including the one that we swapped in 2014. These allroads seem to stick with their owners for quite some time with their known rarity, and rarely switch hands. Well, here may be a rare chance for you to snag this historic allroad if you have been looking.
We received this allroad with an intermittent torque converter fault (quite common on these Automatic TipTronic transmissions) so we have decided that this allroad is receiving a 6 speed manual transmission at this time. The parts were already sitting at the shop, waiting for the next car that needed the parts, so we have immediately started to get this swap completed on this allroad, and the car is available to anyone who wants it. As of October 8, 2015, the car is available, despite the many phone calls and emails that we have received on it. We did put the word out to the Allroad following, and we don’t expect it to hang around very long. If interested, please feel free to contact AZ Euros, and we’d love to talk more about it.
A quick update on the progress. We spent a week out of the shop this last month, and we are back at it. The 6 speed tranny is in, along with the 3 pedal set, and we are getting this back together. Before too long, it will be shifting gears.
Oct 15, 2015 UPDATE: The allroad is officially completed, and 100% ready for sale. See SHOWROOM link for pricing.
Here is a list of work that has been completed by us, as we have done the swap.
Full 01E (late style) swap with all OEM parts from 02 A6 Including matching rear diff, driveshaft (inspected center support bearing, OK).
Pedal set w/ switches, Cruise control wired and operating properly
Reverse lights operating properly, ECU flashed with Stock APB Manual transmission software, ABS module coded correctly.
Instrument cluster coded correctly w/ 100% working Center display screen, TCU removed from Can Bus and connector properly stowed.
01E was freshly rebuilt by Audis4Parts in Tucson, Az. An updated 1-2 shift collar was installed at time of service.
Fresh 75w-90 Full synthetic gear oil was filled after trans service.
OEM Clutch, Flywheel, Pressure plate with 55k miles was inspected and installed.
NEW OEM Throwout bearing.
NEW OEM Pilot bearing.
Valve cover gaskets replaced.
Coolant expansion tank replaced.
Entire front Control-Arm kit replaced (not just bushings, all the ACTUAL arms were replaced including new Ball joints).
RF Arnott (lifetime warranty) Air Strut installed.
Air suspension is leak free and working properly.
Brakes were all inspected and approx 60-70% pad life left, no shimmy or vibration felt during braking.
Full Brake fluid and clutch fluid flushed with Fresh DOT 4.
Engine mounts, timing belt, water pump, and cam seals inspected, and found to be in good shape and not needing replacement.
No faults in ECU, ABS.
No dash lights.
At the time the pics were taken, the milage reads exactly 122k. We will put a few miles on it and enjoy it, until we take a deposit on the car. The car has all functioning power seats, power windows, moonroof. Hotchkis front and rear sway bars. We decided to leave the stock steering wheel in the car, even though it still has the TipTronic shift buttons. The reason for this is that we feel the steering wheel controls are still efficient and functioning with the stock head unit. If the new owner wants to change out the wheel and/or head unit, we’ll leave that up to them. We have 1 switchblade remote key for the car. Seats and interior are in great condition. The rear seat cup holders function, along with the rear heated seats. The cup holder that folds out by the e-brake handle, does not lock down in its position, but what would an Audi be without at least 1 broken cup holder? (Sorry, lame Audi humor)
Wheels are Ronal wheels with Nitto Motivo tires in size 245/45/18. Tires are near new and in great condition. Rear cargo mat, rear cargo cover, floor mats, spare tire, tint. Exterior paint is in good shape for a 13 year old car. The front end does show some chips in the paint. A few minor dings which could be removed by paintless dent repair.
VIN WA1YD64B52N073399 and there is a link to the Carfax report under the SHOWROOM tab.
Very excited to offer another Sprint Blue allroad with a 6MT to the Audi Enthusiast crowd. We now have 2 of the 10 swaps completed in our shop, and hope that the new owner has many years of proud ownership. Please feel free to contact us with any interest or questions.
Enjoy the pics!
A return customer of ours owns this beautiful 92 URS4. With an upgraded Euro spec K04 turbo, intercooler and bigger injectors this AAN is still pumping out power even with over 203k miles. Most recently we performed an A/C service, fan clutch install and 034 Motorsports Catch can. Here are pictures of how we spent this morning in the shop.
As you may know the 911/964 3.6L engines are prone to oil leaks. Primarily at the base gaskets, but this particular one had an excessive leak coming from the Case “Through Bolts”. We removed the heart from this otherwise clean C2 and started tare down. Once completed this engine will be pumping hot air once again…leak free !! Stay tuned for the completion of this 1990 Porsche C2 re-seal.
We love sharing some of the work that goes through the shop here at Az Euros. This special E38 740i was brought in requesting a full timing chain guide and tensioner job. Along the way we will be repairing all the failure points on this M62TU. Of course we can’t hide the fact that this 7 series has been fully swapped to a 6 speed manual transmission. Makes saving this particular one that much more special.
One of our customers recently came to us looking for some more Umpfff! under the hood of her 2013 6 Speed S4. We immediately steered her towards AWE Tuning’s stage 2 power pack. Consisting of a smaller diameter pulley and Engine software. While the vehicle was in we took care of some small oil leaks at the lower oil pan and oil cooler gasket along with a fresh oil service using Motul’s finest.
We also installed some suspension goodies. H&R Super Sport springs should feel nice with the already equipped Eurocodes goods…Stay tuned for more on this BBYAUDI.
We have had this beautiful Olympic Blue allroad hanging around the shop since October 2013. We have put a few miles on it and enjoyed it a little bit, but have had the desire to swap the car to a 6 speed transmission. Finding the time to do it is always the issue, when customers’ cars will always come first, but we have officially started the project, and will dedicate most of the coming week to complete the swap.
The Audi enthusiast will know and confirm, that this allroad is 1 of 10 vehicles offered in this color. After speaking with the allroad enthusiasts, we realized that many of the 10 original Olympic Blue allroads have been swapped to 6 speed manual transmissions. Originally, all 10 were offered at automatic tip-tronic. We are told that 3 have already received the swap, and 2 (including ours) are in the process. It seems that Audi should have made the Olympic Blue allroads as 6 speed manual transmissions from the start.
We found a worthy donor car. Almost too nice of a donor car, but we will convert the A6 to a tip-tronic transmission, and when all is said and done, we’ll have a nice Audi A6 available in automatic.
Stay tuned for many pics to come. Here are a few teaser pics of how they look at the starting line.
More progress has been made on the 6 speed swap. As of 10/20/14, here is how she sits.
One last picture of her as an Automatic Tiptronic transmission:
A few more pics of the cars before they get torn apart (for the better) :
Engine and transmission out:
The project is in the final stages; just wrapping up the minor details, and this thing will be rolling soon. Here are some updated pics of the work completed this past week.
We have had quite a few inquiries about the allroad. We have owned the car for well over a year now, and we have decided that we are going to put it on the market and offer it for sale, as a 6MT car. We have a folder full of maintenance history for the allroad. There is more info on it in our SHOWROOM for those who may be interested. This car has been well loved and well maintained, and it’s overall condition shows. It is a very clean allroad. As soon as it is 100% complete, we’ll have detailed pictures of the allroad. We will have it for sale for $13k with the stock allroad wheels, or $14k with the 18″ BBS VZ wheels.
Enjoy the pics!
The allroad swap has now been completed. The vehicle was offered for sale, and did not last long on the market. A new lucky owner is having the vehicle picked up, and it will be enjoying the east coast, out in Maryland. We know the car is in good hands, and will have great company in it’s new garage.
We have started on this B5 S4 Avant. Still waiting on a few parts, but have done a few things in the meantime. The vinyl wrap was completed. It went from factory silver, to a 3M Gloss White. The CCW wheels are getting finished up at the power coater. The block has been dropped off at the machine shop. RS4 cluster and flat bottom steering wheel have arrived, and being enjoyed for the meantime. More to come shortly on this S4 Avant.
BEFORE the wrap
AFTER the wrap
CCW’s out of the powder coater. Just waiting on the tires to mount.
All the parts are in and we got busy on the 2.8L Tial 605 build.
Some of the installed parts consist of:
82.5mm bore on APB block
APR head and main studs
Gates Racing T belt
SRM Side mount intercoolers
OEM RS4 Y pipe
OEM RS4 Accordion hose
oversized head gaskets
034 3″ catless DP’s
Tial 605 v1’s
JHM “trio” shift package
Spec stg 3 clutch
FSI coil upgrade
034 Coil adapter harness
Bosch 044 in take fuel pump
Alcon BBK kit up front
Shortly we will be adding upgrade fuel rails, bigger injectors, and converting to E-85. Stay Tuned !
The next big project we will be undertaking is a B5 S4, Hibiscus in color. It’s been off the road for over a year. This mess of parts was dropped off to us, and it will be put back together, with proper maintenance due. Once it is back together, it will be put back where it belongs; under the hood of an S4. The car will be dropped of to AZ Euros all the way from Yuma AZ. More pics coming as the car gets dropped off and back on the road.
Christian put in a late night last night, and made some more progress on the 2.7T. This thing will be rolling before you know it.
The S4 was trailered to the shop this past week. More progress on the engine.
And a few of the engine.
Between being able to move shops and waiting for some back-ordered parts, we are excited that this build is making progress and near complete. Lots of extra nights in the shop, and many hours have been put into getting another B5 S4 back on the road. The owner ended up going with Frankenturbo F21 set up. All preventative maintenance complete. Check out all the photos of the progress.
We picked up this Avant a little bit ago, and have been driving it and enjoying it. We didn’t get much interest in it as an Automatic, but lots of comments of “if it were a 6 speed….” so, here we go. We decided to do the 6 speed swap. Why not? We have all the parts sitting around the shop, and who wouldn’t want a B5 S4 Avant, in Cactus Green, with a 6 speed manual?!
Everything will be back together soon, and the S4 will have all maintenance done and up to date. She received a new timing belt, water pump, tensioner, tensioner roller and hydraulic tensioner. Also, new valve cover gaskets, cam seals and caps, cam tensioner gaskets and seals. Also, new clutch kit (pressure plate and throwout bearing along with clutch).
Here she is right as the transformation began.
And, 2 hours later, she looked like this.
Just a photo for now, showing the progress. 3 pedals! Very excited for this.
Swap complete. During the final days of wrapping up the 6MT swap, a buyer was found for the Cactus S4 Avant. We were able to finish it up, drive it for a few days, and then send this beauty on it’s way to the east coast. The car drove amazing as a manual car; smooth and powerful. With all the new parts, maintenance, and a new gear box, this car will be loved and driven by it’s new owners. A quick steering wheels swap to a non tiptronic steering wheel, and sending the car on it’s way. Alec, enjoy the car. It’s been a pleasure.
The final touch was swapping out the TIP steering wheel, for a manual steering wheel, and the car was complete.