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Alot of Questions
Hello fellow appreciators of fine automobiles ... note I said
automobiles, not some uninspiring, generic transportation appliances.
Recently I had the oil pump replaced on my 93 100S. The timing belt was
replaced also. This morning when I started the car up it sounded very
smooth and quiet. But after driving it real hard on my way to campus, I
noticed there was a mild tapping sound emminating from the engine
compartment. It sounds like bad lifters. The car has 75K miles on it
currently...if that helps.
How does one cure this tapping noise? My friend said I should change to
Mobil 1 synthetic...but my car guy said that frequent oil changes are
just as good. I get my oil and filter changed every 3,000 miles
...sometimes less than that. Would Mobil 1 cure the lifter problem?
Also what is carbon build up? Another friend of mine said that it could
be carbon build up.
On a different note...I called Tire Rack about Eibach springs for my car
and they quoted me a price of $265. Is that reasonable? And also did
anyone on the list lower their 92+ 100/S4/S6/A6?
And finally! ....Whew! .... I asked about the BBS RX wheels in 17 inch
diameter for my car. The catalog doesn't list Audi on the application
list, but the telephone sales guy insisted that it fits Audi's also. Does
anyone know if it does?
I thank you all for this great list...and reading my long message.