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In message <Pine.BSI.3.95.961204212905.8643Lfirstname.lastname@example.org> Trisha Bethen writes:
> A friend of mine just bought his wife an 89 or 90 90Q. When they first
> got it the oil pressure guage fluctuated. Today, the water temp and oil
> pressure guages pegged. Not low on oil, Not low on water. The chimes
> chimed constantly today. Now the guages don't work. No symbols on the
> computer reminder have come up at all. Should she drive it? Anyone else
> hear of this? When the oil pressure pegged, the water temp was
> cold......doesn't make any sense at all......
Yup. I don't know specifically about the 90Q, but on my urq and Audi 80s there
are essentially separate chassis grounds for each instrument. Look for a bunch
of brown wires screwed to the engine somewhere - usually somewhere near the
inlet manifold. Check to see if they're fatigued. It _can_ be a symptom of a
worn engine mounting on that side of the car.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club