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Re: Pressure Acummulator Discoveries
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: Pressure Acummulator Discoveries
- From: "Arun Rao" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 1 Aug 1994 08:07:49 -0700
- In-Reply-To: Bob Kunz <firstname.lastname@example.org> "Pressure Acummulator Discoveries" (Aug 1, 8:00am)
- References: <199408011400.AA031369647@hpbs114.boi.hp.com>
- Reply-To: quattro
- Sender: quattro-owner
On Aug 1, 8:00am, Bob Kunz wrote:
[interesting accumulator replacement experience]
> The result of all this is the hard to believe part. The car now runs better.
> It appears that the hydraulic pump was sucking mucho power out of the engine
> which exhibited itself as higher than normal operating temperatures, less
> power off the line and almost stalling when the clutch is depressed.
> '86 5000S Wagon
>-- End of excerpt from Bob Kunz
As a newbie owner ('85 5000ST,91.3K), what's normal operating
temperature for these cars? Mine appears to run a little hot:
equilibrium is exactly at the half-way mark on the gauge. (And
boy is that fan noisy or what ..).
Also, my gas mileage is not exactly stellar -- I've never in
the three months/6,000 miles that I've had the car broken the
the 22 mpg mark. 21 mpg is typical. I would have expected more in
the 24-25 mpg range -- what do you folks get? How dependent is it
on average driving speed? I don't feel any lack of power, though.
And yet another question: how do I know if my car has a hydraulic
valve adjustment mechanism? (Engine code KH, manufactured 12/84).