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Re: Sticking, clicking valve lifters

   I've been wondering about the under-carriage spray as well. Does this
mean that I can never have the under-carriage sprayed unless the engine is
shut down? Anyone else have any problems with the under-carriage spray in a
car wash, or does everyone just strap on a rubber suit, snorkel gear, and
fins before squirming under the car with a hose? Nice image, huh?

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: Louis A. Mulieri <lmulieri@zoo.uvm.edu>
> To: quattro list <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
> Subject: Sticking, clicking valve lifters
> Date: Wednesday, March 12, 1997 9:51 AM
> When I bought my 5000cstq my prebuy check mechanic told me that clicking 
> valve lifters were 'normal' for audis.  Not to worry.  So I haven't but 
> the recent thread has got me started.  Two questions:(1) how loud  before
> start to worry; and (2) do I have solid or hydraulic lifters?
> 	Another recent post on getting the underside washed, someone, I 
> think Phil, said that there is a negative pressure in crankcase and that 
> this can pull in water instead of air.  Is this true of my model as well?
> 	TIA
> 	Berthann
> 	5000CSTQ; 126k and counting