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Re: Problems with newly purchased V8 Quattro 90'

Sergei Lubich wrote:
> 1) Definite "surging" between 2000 and 3000 rpm, there is no aother
>    way to explain it.  When I press on the gas pedal, the acceleration is
>    eratic, jerky.  Also, at highway speeds, holding the the gas pedal
>    in one position, keeping the same speed, the car seems to surge , forward,
>    backward. Again, I dont move the pedal, but it feels like I do.
> 2) Excessive gas usage, 14mpg 70%highway/30% cityh, little or no AC. Is this
>    too much or within norm?

First two symptoms are from a bad o2 sensor.  New one $120-130.  Typical
V8 problem.
> 3) Front brakes, just replaced with new pads, overheat immediately (with
>    smell, etc) after a little of city manuevering.  Never had this problem
>    on other cars I drove. As the result, the breaking becomes very hard
>    and quite dangerous, especially if I do go to the mountenous areas of
>    California.

Which brakes do you have?  Remember a lot of weight to stop, therefore
brakes are stressed. 
> 4) AM station has strong interferrence WHEN THE ENGINE IS ON!

Bose system sucks!  Just about to install a Denon unit, it should be
> 5) Burnt engine oil smell, no visible leak , nothing on the ground either,
>    probably behind the engine block.

Hmmm. Never had that one.


Randall C. Markarian

1990 V8 Quattro
1996 Merc E320

Saint Louis, Missouri