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New Member w/ 5000 Quattro
Please excuse me if I screw up the protocol here. I'm new to Internet
I just bought a 1986 5000 CS Quattro. It has quite a few miles but has
been very well maintained. Silver/gold with black/gray leather interior.
Almost all of the toys work except the driver seat heater. I haven't had time
yet to check out the heater. I cranked up the boost approx. 0.1 bar and it is
quite a bit more sprightly on the highway. I'll crank it up some more after I
get a proper boost gauge. I also put Redline MTL in the transmission a couple
days ago. It is starting to work into the synchros, and improving the shifting.
I have ordered a MOMO shift knob and steering wheel hub for my spare MOMO
Prototipo that I will install as soon as they arrive. I also just received a
Trust Turbo timer and have ordered APEX lowering springs from Holland. When
they arrive, I will also install a set of Koni shocks. I put Eibach springs and
Konis on my Father's '86 5000 Quattro (like father, like son<BG>, My grandad
also has an '85 5000 FWD!) and his car handles VERY nicely.
RE: HVAC aspirator fan
>This is the fan located under the little vent hole in the center
> of the dashboard. Of course this cheesy little motor is ONLY $215 at >the
This fan merely draws a small amount of air past the temp sensor. It's
not rocket scince, so don't spend $215 at the dealer. Most of the Cadillacs
aspirate about 3-5 CFM, so if you can rig up a Radio Shack fan or something
similar, it will work. You don't need to spend $215.00! The new GM G-Cars
(Aurora/Riviera) use a little venturi on the HVAC air control module to draw air
past the temp sensor. They don't use a separate motor. I haven't worked on my
HVAC yet but I have worked on GM-Cadillac HVACs for the past few months. Quite
a few other cars in the wrecking yards also have aspirator fans, so rig up one
I'll keep you posted as I improve my new 5KTQ.
Graydon D. Stuckey