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Re: Coupe q help needed !!!

In a message dated 96-04-18 23:51:16 EDT, Todd writes:

>Hi all...
>Well, I bought the Coupe last week... not as good as the dealer presented on
>the phone, big surprize...
>Did have a nice 22 hour drive back from Houston, though. 68 mph average and
>27 mpg, not too bad...
>BUT, I need some help:
>1) Today a high frequency buzzing started from the area directly behind the
>right rear passenger 
>  I suspect fuel pump... here is the info... First happened after I shut the
>car off, after 20 minutes of 
>spirited driving. Continued for about 30 seconds. Let the car sit for an
>hour, didn't happen until I shut 
>the car off again.  Is car going to fail???  Any suggestions???

The same thing happened to me last week, after driving 100mi to Philadelphia,
through stop and go traffic in the city before parking it - buzzing...
It continued until the next day, when voila!, it's now gone! Probably means
that the pump is on it's way out, and as the price is $ 189.00 from
Blaufergnugen ($ 300.00 list), I think I'll wait on replacing it, as the car
will not be doing any major driving...

>That's the only thing bothering me, the rest are just annoyances and
>2) Owners manual states:  
>	Nothing about changing coolant. Car has 65k miles and the coolant is
>brown... What should I 

Manual or sevice guide says to change coolant every two years regardless....

>	That there is no need to change transmission fluid. I wanted to put Redline
>fluid in, not wise?

Change it with RedLine, you'll be better off in the long run! That's why my
rear posi in my caprice hasn't worn much...

>3) Car has Bosch tri electrode plugs. Should I stick with these, platinum,
>silver, or what? The car 
>stumbles on starting. I'll start by changing the plugs and see if this

If it didn't have the 60Kmi tune-up, get it done! I just had it done at the
dealer, and he also checked my timing belt, which you might have to do SOON
if it hasn't been done already.

>4) Also, other than AAA small car world, anyone know of parts yards with
>coupes? I need a left fog light 
>lens and a right rear light assembly. (fog light has bullet, tail light had
>bad new owner... I backed into the 
>planer tonight as I was listening to the whine stated above in (1).)    :^(

Sorry to hear about that! Bummer....

>Aside from these little things, I love the car. Very solid and stable. Even
>has a little power once you get 
>over 70. A nice surprise, the last Audi I had, a 4ks never even had a little
>power... Which reminds me, 
>where do I start in performance mods? I'm switching to synth oil this
>(not perf, but nice,) is 
>there room to play with this car, or is it about as fast as it'll get?

Use Mobil 1! Not many mods available, and I've researched *all* the
possibilities, PLUS Peter Schultz said it all...

>Sorry to barrage you with questions... I've got a lot more questions and
>thoughts, but I'll save them for 
>It's just good to have an Audi again...
>90 Coupe q
>94 Grand Cherokee Ltd. V8
>94 Cherokee Country (for sale) 

Cool, congrats on your car! And good luck with it! (other than your minor
mishap - I had a similar experience: My Caprice was obviously jealous of the
new car at the time, and slid sideways into it, but was only a minor and
easily repairable dent.)

Dorab (nivi@aol.com)
1993 S4
1990 CoupeQ
1986 Chevy Caprice

PS: I'm not letting the Caprice anywhere *near* the S4!!   :-))