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Reliable garage/mechanic in Connecticut?
Hello again, Quattro enthusiasts! After just ten months without my 87 5KSQ
I just can't take it anymore! Never mind that we don't have any Audi
specialists here in Rapid City, SD (home of the Blizzard of '96!), I really
NEED to have another Quattro. That's why I am looking into a said-to-be
immaculate, pearl white-on-black leather, 5-spd. '88 5KCSQ for sale in CT.
Unable to personally fly out there to check it out, I'd like to have it
inspected by a competent, honest garage or dealer within roughly 40 miles of
Hartford. Any recommendations? I need to know real quick, so any help would
be greatly appreciated.
Also, the owner says its only problems are--what else?--mechanical.
Specifically, he's frank enough to cite: a faulty "fuel distributor," which
is said to make it difficult to start when cold (but not impact driving
performance when the car is warmed up; a dsyfunctional driver's side seat
heater; an early leaking steering rack; a faulty electric window; and a
bright-lights stalk that droops forward chronically.
From my previous experience (and knowing about the archived tech messages)
I have a clue about the rack, windows, and heated seat, but can someone
educate me about this "fuel distributor"? The owner quotes a price of
$1000.00 for a fix (?Bosche unit). What can I expect to be the natural
evolution of a problem of this sort, difficulty of self-fix, consequences of
going unfixed for a while, etc.? Again, any help would be greatly
I am really looking forward to being a Quattro owner again! Yes, I'm
familiar with the perils of ownership of a 5K version (which are greatly
outweighed by the sheer pleasure of owning and driving one, especially in
snowy climes!), but there just is NO substitute. Thanks again, crew. Later.
former 87 5KSQ
hopeful 88 5KCSQ
'92 Subaru SVX LS-L w/touring pkg./44K
'84 dorF p/u; 104K