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Re: OBD again...

On Sun, 11 Feb 1996, Bob D'Amato wrote:

> I was under the impression that Audi did not offer the I5 in '96 because 
> of the OBD capabilities (or lack thereof).  This would make me think that 
> the V6 in the A4 and the soon to be released (we hope) 1.8T will have 
> this feature.  Is there a pacakage available to read these diagnostics? 
> With a chebby or ford you can buy packages and hook them up to your 
> laptop etc.
> Anyone...? Anyone...?  Bueller???

I don't remember all of the details, but at the Portland Auto Show last 
month, I was talking to one of the guys for Sunset P/Audi, and he was
telling me that it will be alot cheaper for them to pull the I5 off the 
market for a few years and then re-introduce it, than to retrofit all of 
the OBD stuff to the current design.  In short, he said to look for the 
I5 to make a big comeback in about '98!

I for one was happy to hear this.  IMO, the I5 gave the Audi's as much of 
their character, as the quattro system did.

Gary G. Erickson
Business Solutions Integrators
503-702-5789       e-mail: erickson@teleport.com