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Leaded or unleaded

In message <Pine.SUN.3.91.961108165403.17042A-100000@marjoram.compnews.co.uk> Mike writes:

> From the other reply to my mail message, about the Diff Switch, it is a 
> a one way square shaped switch, and not a two position twisty one. Well 
> basically its the same as the one in my friends 20V model. So I claim its 
> the correct model.

Yup.  It's a TORSEN, MB engine, etc.  Welcome to the club.  There are around a 
dozen of us in the UK taking MBs to high mileage.  Lessee - 90k?  Want me to 
photocopy the GBP6k of parts and labour I suffered between 90k and 130k?

> Talking of my friends 20V, he appears to of just had a *very* lucky escape 
> with it, it stopped working 3 weeks ago, and the local VAG garage has just 
> phoned to say that his timing belt had slipped/was slipping when the 
> engine was being turned over. Im not sure if the valves can hit the 
> pistons in a 20V (or a 10 for that matter) but had it been a normal car, I 
> fink he would be looking at a very expensive repair bill now for bent 
> valves etc.

JEEZ!  Yes - the 20V is indisputably an interference engine.  He was indeed 
_very_ lucky.  Just ask him to ask the VAG garage to check that his oil 
pressure relief valve is working to specification .....

> I close for this week by saying, "roll on next week" :-) and when is the 
> trip to France planned for?

Don't know.  Our chairman's executive decision (to accept the Sport Club's 
invitation to France next year) might be reviewed in the light of Pikes Peak 75 
and Mdme Mouton.  We will see.  More on Monday, after the committee meeting.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club