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Re: Recent first-time Audi buyer...
>Date: Tue, 18 Mar 1997 19:53:55 +0100
>To:Ian Rawlings <Ian.Rawlings@UK.Quza.com>
>From:firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom Nas)
>Subject:Re: Recent first-time Audi buyer...
>>Hello all, I've recently become the (very) proud owner of a British 1988
>>'E' reg Audi 90 Quattro and am finding it hard to find out details about
>>the car. All I know so far is that it is a 10-vaulve engine, probably
>>2.2 litre. I don't know which series it is, or any other identifying
>>details. Does anyone know enough about these cars to help me out a
>>little? I don't know if it has Procon-10 or not, it has "air
>>conditioning", which is pretty much an air cooler more than anything
>I've got the poor relation of your car, a 1988 80 1.8S FWD. Concrats with
>your new car, hope you like it! The specs of your car are: 2309 cc engine,
>136 hp @ 5700 rpm, torque 190 Nm @ 4500 rpm, twin ohc, injection. OE tyres
>were195/60 VR 14, and it came with power steering and ABS as standard. It
>accelerates from 0-100 km/h (60 mph) in 8.9 s and has a top speed of 206
>km/h (129 mph). It should run on Super Unleaded.
>>I've also found it hard to get any documentation on it. I looked for
>>some haynes manuals, but could only find manuals for the 90, not the 90
>>Quattro. I called Haynes and they said that they have never produced any
>>manuals for the Quattros, and never will, although they
>>couldn't/wouldn't tell me why.
>Probably because the Qs were never great sellers in relation to the FWD
>cars. The engine data in the non-q manuals are pertinent to your car
>though, as are most of the electrics-related data. For quattro-related
>stuff you'd better look into the Bentley manuals or VAG parts fiches,
>although the Bentleys are US-centred and differ on many points from the
>European versions. Strange though, that there's no mention in the Haynes
>of quattro... I've seen a Dutch translation of the Haynes which had a
Tom Nas Zeist, The Netherlands
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