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RE: one light on DIFFS
My 1984 Audi 80 quattro has a peculiar problem with its diff locks.
The rear diff is still ok, but If I lock the centre diff (with the
pull-out vacuum operated switch in the centre console) and then try to
unlock it again, it doesn't want to unlock (not good for tyre wear!).
When I first bought the car in 1990, it would unlock after 3 seconds or
so of normal driving. Now the only way it can be unlocked is by
suddenly taking the foot of the accelerator while driving at 6,000rpm
in 2nd gear (ignoring the clouds of smoke) or driving in reverse. This
seems to jerk the diff out of lock. I've never seen a Bentley manual
in England, so I have to work from a Haynes manual which doesn't cover
my particular model.
Thanks to Paul Timmerman and Robert D. Houk for the articles they've
posted on diff lock actuators. I'll have a look at mine and see if I
can sort out the problem.
Now the questions!
1) I see a lot of reference to a Bentley manual - I haven't ever seen
one in England, so I'm stuck with the Haynes. Does Bentley cover the
2) Does anyone have an ISBN and an approximate price for a Bentley
manual for a 1984 Audi 80 quattro 2144cc K-Jetronic (similar to 4000CSQ?)?
3) How easy is it to repair a small leak (from the case seal?) on the
Sorry for the long message. Thanks for reading it
1984 Audi 80 quattro (130k)
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