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Re: 5000S - new owner/subscriber

Hi, Ron. 

>I have recently (today) bought a 5000S ('88) and have been subscribed for
>only two days.

Welcome to the ultimate Audi repair manual/news stand: the Q-list.

>I see little if any mention of these cars, and there must be some out
>there. Is the list really limited to Quattro models and if so is there a 
>list for FWD Audi autos?

Although not all Audis were created Quattros, all Quattros are Audis. What I 
am saying is you'll be able to get ALL the information you need for your FWD 
car plus some extra, pertaining to the Q-cars. Just keep in mind that the 
Audi ownership is addictive, you may very well find youself buying a Q 
before you know it.
>The car is a non-turbo
Good choice as the entry to the Audi world. Less hussle in the begining.

Please accept my condolences on this one ;)

>grey in color
same as my own ex-5000s

>and has about 95K miles on it.
Kids stuff, that engine has been barely broken in. You have another 200K.

>It needs a new strut on the front left, and was wondering what people think
>about replacing just that one. The other seems to be fine, though it is
>probably original.
Absolutely NO. Both at a time.

>Also, are there typical failure or maintenance issues on these cars that a
>person might not be aware of?

Autotranny, brake pressure accumulator, PS pump/rack, exhaust manifold studs
Igor Kessel
the sweetheart: 200TQ, chipped and MOMO'd through out,
in Tornado "arrest-me-officer" Red;
the ex: 5000s, the EE's nightmare
Phila PA, USA