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re: More 4000q questions
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>actuated? Did the 4kq ever get ABS or airbags? >>
>I believe all 4K quattros have 4 wheel disc brakes. The brake booster
>is by vacuum. 4KQ's never had ABS or airbags. The 90Q replacement in
>'88 had ABS and airbags by '90.
I have an Audi 80 Quattro '85. It has all disc brakes and optionnally ABS
(not mine unfortunately).
><< How about the clutch, is it hydraulically or cable activated?
>What years/trim lines had the 4 cylinder engines, and how are these on
>Are most common jobs on these cars easy with regular tools, or does one
>need to invest in a smorgasbord of specialty tools? >>
>All Audi clutches are hydraulic. The 4KQ never had a 4 cyl in the
Sorry my previous Audi 80 '79 had cable activated clutch.
>US (and probably not anywhere else, either). The non-Q's had the
>4cyl, except some early 80's models with automatics. There also may
>have been a few 5 cyl 'sport' versions in the early 80's (5+E?).
Correction again. I do not think you have this models in US. But mine
has 4 cylinder 1.8l carburator engine (1985) 90h.p. Nice and very reliable
engine. I beleive Audi use the same engine for modern A4 1.8 cars (with
>As for working on them, I'm not that familiar. So far with my similar
>90Q, I haven't had a need for anything special. I hear changing the
>timing belt or water pump is easier with some special tools, but I
>haven't had the pleasure, yet. As is the case with most cars, a job is
>always easier with the factory tools but can usually be done without
Absolute truth. I've done a lot of workings on my car without any special
>Steve Valin http://reality.sgi.com/steve_engr firstname.lastname@example.org
> "Time wounds all heels" -Crackerbash
With best regards to all of this mailing list subscribers,
Audi 80 Quattro, '85