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August Horch founder of Audi                        Audi Type A

Vorsprung durch technik

Originally in 1885, automobile company Wanderer was established, later becoming a branch of Audi AG. Another company, NSU, which also later merged into Audi, was founded during this time, and later supplied the chassis for Gottlieb Daimler's four-wheeler.

On 14 November 1899, August Horch (1868–1951) established the company A. Horch & Cie. in the Ehrenfeld district of Cologne. Three years later in 1902 he moved with his company to Reichenbach im Vogtland. On May, 10th, 1904 he founded the August Horch & Cie. Motorwagenwerke AG, a joint-stock company in Zwickau (State of Saxony).

After troubles with Horch chief financial officer, August Horch left Motorwagenwerke and founded in Zwickau on 16 July 1909, his second company, the August Horch Automobilwerke GmbH. His former partners sued him for trademark infringement. The German Reichsgericht (Supreme Court) in Leipzig, eventually determined that the Horch brand belonged to his former company.

Since August Horch was banned from using "Horch" as a trade name in his new car business, he called a meeting with close business friends, Paul and Franz Fikentscher from Zwickau, Germany. At the apartment of Franz Fikentscher, they discussed how to come up with a new name for the company. During this meeting, Franz's son was quietly studying Latin in a corner of the room. Several times he looked like he was on the verge of saying something but would just swallow his words and continue working, until he finally blurted out, "Father – audiatur et altera pars... wouldn't it be a good idea to call it audi instead of horch?""Horch!" in German means "Hark!" or "hear", which is "Audi" in the singular imperative form of "audire" – "to listen" – in Latin. The idea was enthusiastically accepted by everyone attending the meeting. On 25 April 1910 the Audi Automobilwerke GmbH Zwickau (from 1915 on Audiwerke AG Zwickau) was entered in the company's register of Zwickau registration court.

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  WHAT WE DO WHEN REBUILDING AUDI ENGINES

  1.  The engine is stripped to bare component

  2. We then put all parts including the block into a high pressure cylindrical wash at high temperature with cleansing chemicals,this removes all carbon deposits and debris from previous failures. 

  3. From this stage the cylinder block is re-honed. Some may need to be re-bored & some may need re sleeving this would be at an extra cost.

  4. The piston rings are then changed.

  5. Connecting rods are then checked for true-ness & re-honed.  

  6. The crankshaft is then checked and polished.

  7. After this the main and big end bearing shells are replaced kolbenschmidt bearings

  8. The oil pump is then recondition.

  9. Cylinder head is stripped down and checked for wear, pressure tested for cracks and then face machined. 

  10. Valve guides are then checked for wear and replaced as necessary.

  11. After this valve seats are machined and valve guides are then replaced with new Elring guides.

  12. Refaced valves are re cut & the head then vacuum tested. 

  13. From there we refit the valves and followers as necessary. 

  14. The camshafts is then checked for wear and replaced as necessary. 

  15. The engine is then reassembled with new Elring gaskets and seals etc.

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   Any work undertaken and not completed will be charged at our hourly labour rate.

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