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keeping my car in good shape -Reply
My 89 200Q is also in excellent condition and I have washed it since
new by hand with Turtle Wax Car Wash. Small scratches can be
rubbed out easily with Meguires heavy duty car cleaner. (Put a coat of
wax on after.) The challenge is keeping the BBS wheels clean. (a
toothbrush will work, but who has that kind of time?) I have discovered
in the last couple of years that Eagle One Etching Mag wheel cleaner is
the only thing that works on the wheels. This is the green label.
(Important - do not use this on coated wheels.) Hope that helps.
>>> Benjamin M. Kaplan <firstname.lastname@example.org> 01/17/95
Recently I purchased a 1989 200 Quattro. It has 89K miles on it, but is
in excellent condition, and that is the way I want to keep it. I have a 1
year 12K mile extended power train warranty on it, although I would
prefer not to make any claims on it. Besides not driving the car, what
are some easy ways to keep the car running in top condition. Some
specific areas I wanted to know about were:
1) Quattro system. Are there any parts that I should keep an eye
on for wear and tear? Any ways to extend the life of the system?
2) Engine. I used to own a Volvo 760 Turbo. The Turbo charger
always gave us problems, and I was reluctant to purchase a car with
one. Well I did, but I would prefer that this one not go out on us. I've
been told to let the engine warm up before working the turbocharger
hard, and to let the car run for a minute or so after driving it hard. Are
there any other suggestions concerning the Turbo, or other areas of the
3) Exterior. Suggestions for good washes and waxes to use on an
Also, is there a good book that explains simple repairs for the car. I've
never done any real auto work, but I'm interested in learning.
Benjamin M. Kaplan If only you could have seen,
Bioengineering '95 what I have seen with your eyes
University of Pennsylvania - Roy Batty
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