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RE: Considering 90 20v Q

quattro20v, vintage 1990:
-Timing belt, particularly if over 60k miles (this is an interference
(valves-pistons) engine!!)
-A/C works.
-Clutch pedal returns to rest position without any assistance from your
toe (toe assistance required with bad master or slave clutch cylinder).
-Holes in exhaust from broken rubber hangers allowing exhaust to rub on
rear halfshaft.
-Outside air temp sensors (there are two on my Coupe quattro, press
Outside Air Temp button on A/C control, should be about right, if not
can cause problems with A/C)

Normal Audi stuff:
-Steering rack leaks
-Switches don't/switched stuff won't (windows, sunroof, mirrors, seat
-Emergency brake stiff or frozen
-Alignment / tires
-Suspension: a-arm bushings, shock bearings, subframe bushings,
engine/transmission mounts
-Vacuum leaks (pull dipstick on running engine, no change in RPMs=leak)

Iff'n you haven't driven one of the 20v atmo cars before, they kind of
like to rev over 3500RPM, you'll find a noticeable bump in power up



Ian Duff, 1990 Coupe quattro 20v, Red/Black

Home: New Bedford, MA, USA
Work: Charter Systems, Inc., Waltham, MA, USA

>From: 	Robert Randall[SMTP:robertr@Proficient.com]
>Sent: 	Friday, 13 September, 1996 09:14 AM
>To: 	'quattro-digest@coimbra.ans.net'
>Subject: 	Considering 90 20v Q
>I plan on looking at a 1990 90 20v Q this weekend.  What should I be
>watching out for?  Anything quirky with that model (aside from being an
>Audi ;-) ) that I should check for?  I'm not worried about the standard
>maintenance kind of things but the 'if I had only known to check
>little hidden things.
>Is there a FAQ I should be checking?
>Thanks for your help.
>96 Jetta GLX
>86 Jetta GLI
>(guess which one she drives...  ; - (    )
>hoping to add a Q before the snow flies (anytime now, i'm in MN)