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I am puzzled!
Sorry, folks for this outright spamming, but I am curious. Here's what I received from Coimbra as a
single post. The first part is my own post to the list, *:Re: 5kTQ dragging and clanking*. The second
part is Phil's reply to my earlier *:My forthcoming trip to the UK*.
Does any of our computer gurus have a clue why did this happen?
Phil, thank you for the invitation, I'll do my best to attend that meeting.
Transportation might be of a problem, though, coz I am not sure I'd venture into trying to drive on
the left. I will, most likely, buy some kind of a public transportation pass.
> Scott Oliver wrote:
> > My 87 5kTQ (new master cylinder, nearly new bomb, stainless steel
> > lines) has developed a new malady: turn sharply and go up or down
> > (i.e., drive in or out of a driveway). I can feel something starting to drag,
> > as if the brakes are being applied lightly, and then, 3 to 6 feet later,
> > there's a loud metallic CLANK and the dragging disappears. It only
> > happens occasionally, but it's always when going in or out of a
> > driveway. Hot or cold brakes makes no difference. Diffs lock and
> > unlock normally. Can't tell which wheel(s) is affected, or even which
> > end of the car it comes from. The clank is LOUD--people walking by on
> > the street turn around. My (good) Audi mechanic has no idea.
> Scott, are you sure it does not sound like a normal Audi ABS self-diagnostic routine?
> Mine does it too, only in the morning, and only when I exit my steep downward driveway AND
> cut the wheels sharply in order to back into the street at 90°. It does not sound nearly as
> dramatic as you are describing, tho.
> Igor Kessel
> '89 200TQ - 18psi (TAP)
> '97 A4TQ - on the boat
> Philadelphia, PA
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> Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 13:40:34 GMT
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Phil Payne)
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> Subject: My forthcoming U.K. trip
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> In message <33D80A23.C2E@ix.netcom.com> Igor Kessel writes:
> > Look forward to my first trip to Britain. A 7 hour transatlantic flight makes me a bit
> > nerveous, though (take off at 9:15 EST, land at 20:55 GMT). I'll probably have to knock
> > myself out with a few of those plastic 50ml bottles.
> That idea will already have occured to your flight attendants, who will probably
> be delighted to help. Transatlantic east-west flights seem to be the most
> generous of all, booze-wise.
> See you at the area meeting a week Thursday?
> Phil Payne
> Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club
> (Anyone got a use for a 19mm Allen driver?)
'89 200TQ - 18psi (TAP)
'97 A4TQ - on the boat