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Re: A6Q wagon
Sorry to hear about this unfortunate incident. My own opinion is that
it was an isolated incident. Thought is that if the engine does not require
a teardown, and it was just the timing belt/tensioner, I would accept the
repari and be on my way. If it requires a teardown to rebuild due to pistons
hitting the valves, i would tell them I want a new engine; I don't feel you
have to accept a rebuild with only 150 miles on the clock.
In any case, might look into the "lemon" law and it's ramifications. If a
car gives you too many problems, I believe dealer is obligated to take
it back and give you a new vehicle. Look in the phone book for
"Office of Consumer Affairs", I believe.
Ray Calvo (email@example.com)
1990 Coupe Quattro (going strong at 112,000 miles!)
In a message dated 97-02-08 02:39:28 EST, you write:
From: kato h yip <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 07 Feb 1997 22:57:08 -0800
Subject: A6Q wagon
I bought a brand new A6Q wagon thursday night(2-6)and drove home with my
When I started my wagon, it made this quite loud rattling sound and I
tapped on the throttle a bit to give it a little help.
Apparently, the bearing of the tensioner seized, caused it to
break the bolt of the block and needless to say they did not have it in
I was promised that my wagon will be ready Tuesday of next week.
Should I have demaned for another brand new wagon? What would you do if
you were in my situation? I need your professional advise, and I need
advise from your loyal Quattro owners.