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Re: spring is here
From: Dan Simoes <email@example.com>
>and my mechanic noticed
>today that the vacuum advance on my dist was not working.
I had that on my parent's Passat (Dasher to you) a couple of years ago. I
dismantled the carb half a dozen times trying to fix it. Eventually I
swapped distributors between their Passat and my wifes and it cured the
fault. Turned out that the membrane had a small hole - caused all kinds of
>He also discovered that the clunk in my steering was not
>sloppy work on his part, but on mine - I failed to fully tighten
>the front control arms when I did them a few weeks ago :)
I did that on my 80q last year. The manual says to tighten them with the
car's weight on the wheels. As there was not much ground clearance, I
tightened them with a 12" ratchet. I got all kinds of clunks. So I put the
car up on ramps, tightened the wishbones with a Torque Wrench (I did NOT
use tool 2079 and performed NO calculations on torque multiplying effects)
and the clunks went away!
>Pointers to a good pad (Pagid?)
I've been using Pagids for some time now. They seem fine. However, I don't
race the car, so I am not stressing them very much.
1984 Audi 80 quattro
1989 Audi 100 Avant