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Re: Alternator Brush Pre-Failure Replacement
On Thu, 5 Dec 1996, Dale McCormack wrote:
> Due to the durable nature of galvanized-body Audis, more of us are
> keeping them for higher mileages (compared to domestic vehicles). So,
> if your car is getting up in miles, this is a place to look that may not
> normally be considered as a "maintenance" item.
Excellent point. When I was young and stupid (no comments please) this
was the failure that cost me 11 hours, count them...11, on the side of
the road in the winter before someone came. Since then, Im religious
about that. If found that the typical life of the alternator brushes is
approx 111,000 miles. (this is on the 4kq anyway..)
I hope that good post prevents someone from getting stuck like me!
Bob D'Amato SNET 300 George St. New Haven, CT 06510 203-771-7081
Drive Safe, Drive Fast, Drive a Quattro