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Sounds like your starter solenoid isn't.
Ian Duff, New Bedford, MA
1990 Coupe Quattro
>From: Doug Terman[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Thursday, March 28, 1996 7:45 PM
>1990 200qts with 103Kmiles. In cold wx (under 50F) when I try to start
>engine, it seems that the starter motor gear doesn't mesh immediately
>(ting-ting-ting) and doesn't withdraw immediately once the rpms are
>up. (ting-ting-ting again) Have withdrawn the starter motot twice and
>cleaned it, then lubed the shaft with dry spray tefelon. This worked,
>temporarily. (I would equate, in my backwoods Vermont mindset, the
>inability of the s/m to engage and disengage with the relativele cold wx
>raising the viscosity of the lubricant but then again, Teflon ain't temp
>sensitive.) I don't want to ruin the ring gear or the starter motor, and
>thought fellow Q-heads would have a reasonable solution involving
>rather than remove and replace.
>At the expense of bandwith, jibs and jeers, I want to say that, as in the
>earlier years of ham radio, the "gentle, informed and good-natured" riposte
>was a wonderful safe haven in an insane world. So be it with the present
>company of fellow quattro owners (who are, myslef included, actually
>techo-slaves groveling happily before the somewhat intemperate, demanding
>but always thrice-blessed Audi Gods.
>Yours for better living through 1.9 bar on the gauge
>Antilles Engineering, Ltd.
>1988 VW syncro quantum mountin goat
>1978 RX-7 with 58K on the clock
>a plywood aircraft that will surely kill me someday but I truly love.
>AND looking for a 1989-1991 turbo 200 Vaggen