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Re: New A6 Info

Oops. :-(    Guess which idiot left the car running in the car wash so that
the heat would continue to run? That would be me. Now I know that I will
never go to that car wash again... the under-carriage spray is something
that you have to drive over, so there' s no way you could do it with the
engine off. 

I will offer the proper sacrifice to the Audi Gods to appease their anger.
Please don't hurt my car!

Sean Ford
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Newton, MA  02162 (USA)
'92 Audi 100CS 5spd  16K miles (and counting!)
'89 Suzuki Katana 600 14K miles (and hibernating)

> From: Phil Payne <quk@sievers.com>
> To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject: New A6 Info
> Date: Friday, March 07, 1997 10:34 AM
> In message <97Mar7.100636est.8065-2@gateway.nwh.org> "Sean Ford" writes:
> > This type of carwash uses high-pressure water spray for
> > everything. Anyway, I went with the under-carriage spray as well as the
> > standard wash and bogus wax (part of the package that includes the
> > under-carriage spray), and when I was driving away, I had a small
> > because the "Check Engine" symbol displayed for about 20 seconds :-o,
> > out :-), came back on for about 10 seconds :-o, and then went out for
> > :-).
> The German workshop manual states in heavily underlined type that the
> _MUST_  be switched off if the engine bay is spray-cleaned.
> One issue, perhaps, is the crankshaft oil seals.  The crankcase is under
> gentle vacuum and moderate quantities of air are sucked in at all times -
> when the seals are worn.  You might have replaced some of this air with
> ...
> --
>  Phil Payne
>  phil@sievers.com
>  Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club