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V8Q Parts Source-Found!
>Hi, I was just wondering how you made out on the parts for your V8Q.
>Did you go partly Audi and aftermarket? or did you find another source for
>V8s'? Also what plugs do you use, I just put in the regular Bosch plugs
>when i got the car but wonder if there is something better.
Never did the plugs on mine.
Here is the result of my parts search for "reasonable" prices.
(it's a relative term these days) I ended up buying almost
everything for my 1990 V8Q from Mark at:
Adirondack Auto Brokers
1230 West Galway Rd.
Hagaman, NY 12086
Web Site: www.germanautoparts.com
Phone (518) 882-6534
Fax (518) 882-1914
I checked their web site, doesn't seem the Audi section
of it is ready yet.
Note, all parts are OEM.
*use fixed size font for best viewing*
TRANSMISSION FILTER $36.49 $31.00
TRANS PAN GASKET $19.84 $15.00
ACCESSORY BELT $84.04 $32.00
TIMING BELT $142.27 $38.50
WATER PUMP (NEW) $290.90 $209.00
TENSIONER ROLLER $124.42 $75.00
TIMING BELT RELAY ROLLERS $111.90 $55.00
Total Above Parts $921.76 $510.50
(two relay rollers necessary)
Here are some other parts I picked up from Mark,
didn't even bother to price these any where else.
FRONT BRAKE PADS (non-UFO) Girling...$85.00
REAR BRAKE PADS (PAGID)..............$39.00
DISTRIBUTOR CAP (LEFT).......$45.00
DISTRIBUTOR CAP (RIGHT)......$55.00
The rest of the parts I needed, engine mounts,
seals etc. were a dealer only proposition.
I put out quite a few inquires for parts, the
majority of which went totally ignored by 90%
of the vendors I tried from the Quattro vendor
list. (Yes, I realize the V8Q is a "special" car.)
Of the few responses I got, the only one with a better
price on a part was:
He informed me that he had the water pump for $125.00. But
it was too late, I had already ordered it from Mark by the
time he replied. He didn't mention whether it was new or rebuilt.
I received a few emails from fellow V8Q owners who haven't
changed rollers, water pump, etc. when they changed the
timing belt. If I had the time, and tools available, I too
would roll the dice, but it's just too much of a PITA job
to gamble on.
Haven't had a chance to do any of the work yet, been too busy
with the *&$@!^* '84 5KS to get around to it. The wife is
keeping the 5KS, she doesn't want the Mercyless Diesel I
bought her, she says she doesn't want an automatic, diesel
is too damn slow, and she feels safer in the Audi. Go figure.
I'm happy though...made a few bucks re-selling the MB. ;)
'84 5KS (back in the fleet)
'84 300TD (sold$)
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