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RE: Help w/ a couple 4KCSQ problems

Corner sitting lower prolly isn't from worn shock. Check for a broken
spring (count turns on high side vs. low side, unlikely) or other busted
suspension piece, like the top mounting point for the shock/spring.

Ian Duff, New Bedford, MA
1990 Coupe Quattro

>From: 	Mark Hilbush[SMTP:73441.73@CompuServe.COM]
>Sent: 	Friday, May 17, 1996 3:16 PM
>To: 	Quattro
>Subject: 	Help w/ a couple 4KCSQ problems
>My 87 4KCSQ is blessing me with a couple problems that I can't figure
>Probably knew I test drove that 86 Mercedes 190E 16V today...  Anyone
>out there
>who can point me in the right direction.
>1. When I disengage the clutch, such as when coming up to a stop sign
>or traffic
>light, the rpms drop to around 400-500 then return to normal (around
>Otherwise, everything else seems to work fine.  Starts ok cold, cold
>idle ok,
>starts ok warm, warm idle ok.  This is more an annoyance than anything,
>but I
>don't like it.  Pleeeeeeze don't say idle stabilizer.
>2. On a level surface, the right rear of my car sits about 1/2" to 3/4"
>than the left.  RR tire (205/50-15) rubs a bit on big bumps.  Car still
>has oe
>springs and shocks.  Could a bad shock cause this?  Checked the RR
>shock and
>found no leaking.  Shocks are worn all around, but only the RR seems to
>sitting low.
>Mark Hilbush
>Baltimore, MD
>87 4KCSQ