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I have a 1984 4000S 2WD with the 4 cyl engine and found a seal in between the air flow meter and the air filter housing that was nearly gone from all these years of degrading. It seems to made of a cross between cork and rubber. I can't find this even at Shokan.com, which my mechanic tells me is the largest Audi salvage yard in the country. This seal is something I would expect to be commonplace since, like most seals, is one of the few things in an engine that is absolutely guaranteed to need replacing. Can someone help me, even if it's just a suggestion on how to custom make a seal?
The left picture is the top of the air filter housing. In the center is the top of the air flow meter with the fuel distributor on attached. The last image is the bottom of the air flow meter with the partial seal next to it.
Last edited by atmetal8472; 05-16-2009 at 12:05 AM.
Thanks, I'll give it a try. I also needed an air boot that I can't find anywhere, so I'll ask about that too. At this point, if he doesn't have the seal, I'll just have to trace the shape on some gasket material.
I already considered a sealant that's applied the same way as toothpaste on a brush, silicon being one of them, and decided I want to maintain the same material, especially in case I ever have to take it off again. If that happens, I'll have to scrape off both the air flow meter (no problem) and the air filter housing, which is made of plastic (scraping action could damage plastic).
It doesn't matter anymore. I called Chris, had no luck, so I've already cut out a gasket from a roll of cork I picked up from the hardware store.