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Re: questions on buying used Audis...
> I'm trying to figure out what used Audi to get and I have a
> few questions. I know about the archive, but has anyone tried
> to find info in this thing? I'd have to take a week off to
> read thru everything!
Poor thing. You have any suggestions on summarizing years'
worth of data into a few paragraphs?
> 1. I've been looking at '86-'87 4000Q's and noticed that they
> all use KE-Jetronic, an electonic/mechanical combo. Most
> manufacturers had switched to J-Jetronic by then. How
> reliable is it?
Very. FI rarely goes bad on the 4kqs, as long as it is well maintained.
> 2. Does anyone have any pointers to articles on how to tweak
> these engines from this era? How about things to look for
> when looking to buy a '85-'87 4000/5000?
Read the archives.
> 3. For the '88-'91 80's and 90's, my impression is that they are
> basically the same car with different engines and trim levels.
> The 80Q and 90Q appear to have the same drivetrain, though.
> What's the difference between these two models?
Trim and engines in some cases. The 90 usually has leather.
The later 90q had a 20v engine.
> 5. Given the choice between an '86 4000Q and an '86 5000 turbo
> (non Q), which would you prefer? While I currently live
> in the SF bay area, I plan to move to the Sierra foothills
> in the next few years.
The 4kq is a more reliable and surefooted vehicle than the 5kt.
| Dan |