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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
> 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
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