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Re: 82 Coupe GT

> On Aug 24,  3:06pm, jim healey wrote:
> > Subject: Re: 82 Coupe GT

> > Audi may have done something superficial at the time to
> > calm the owners, but no engineering problem was found
> > (to the best of my knowledge) that needed to be corrected.
> > 
> > jim h

> I believe the fix was putting a "brake" lock on the automatic transmission
> lever that only allowed moving it from Park if the brake pedal was fully
> depressed.  This obviously "fixed" the "problem" since I have never
> heard of any problems with this setup.

> Joe
> bossoj@rpi.edu

the shift lock does not allow you to shift from P or from N to any
other gear unless you have the brake pedal depressed.  this is
actually a nuisance for me because on the v8 the creep is substantial
and the brakes need heat to bite well.. therefore on a red light one
has to press on the brake pedal really hard to hold the
car.. alternatively one could shift out of D into N, but it requires
you to brake before slipping it back to D.. on a level surface it is
pretty inconvenient..

also, this shift lock cannot be easily disabled without the computers
going nuts.  at least that's what i was told.