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re: More 4000q questions

This is my first message to this mailing list, so forgive me if I will do
something wrong.

>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
injector indeed).

>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       steve@sgi.com
>               "Time wounds all heels"  -Crackerbash

With best regards to all of this mailing list subscribers,

Kiev, Ukraine

Audi 80 Quattro, '85