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Re: V8 Life Span
Hk> I'm new to this group, but I have had a Quattro since 1983....83 4QS,
Hk> 88 5TQ and now a 90 V8. My V8 has over 140,000 miles on it....I've
Hk> been religious about oil changes (engine & trany), belts, coolant
Hk> Any thoughts when this beast might lay down and die??
Ooooh, you're splitting hairs with the Audi gods. Don't
mention stuff like this near the car, or it'll be soon... ;)
While looking for my V8Q (took me 2 years to find one just
the way I wanted it) I came across one (black in Lawrence MA
area) with 240K miles, and was still a very tight car. I also
looked at a Pearl '90 with 180K miles, that had zero, I mean
zero maintenance done to it, that was running fine. I heard
through the grapevine that the timing belt let go on this
car very soon after it was purchased, trashed the engine, and
it's currently sitting at a garage in Watertown.
Still haven't come across one that has died a natural death.
Maybe a few years from now, when the mileages get really high,
and the resale falls even more, people will begin junking them
instead of fixing them when expensive repairs are needed.
... If you want to hide your face, walk naked.
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