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RE: C-GT hit metal plate, lost cylinder(s)!?

It's possible that the alternator was hit

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Ken [SMTP:kkeith@qnet.com]
> Sent:	Wednesday, September 24, 1997 2:47 AM
> To:	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject:	C-GT hit metal plate, lost cylinder(s)!?
> Hmmm,
> Just now, coming home from work, I hit a metal plate at about 50 or so
> miles an hour.  You know, the half inch or whatever steel plates that
> they put over huge trenches in the road until they finish.  My car's
> lowered a bit, not too much (uncut ABT Sportsline coils), and I'm
> running 205/40 series tires, so it was a bit of a jar.  Not to mention
> my nice new-to-me stock C-GT blown front struts/housings that I
> replaces
> my brand new Scirocco front strut/modified housings with.
> Anyways, now my car has lost power, and has a rough idle.  For those
> of
> us who know what I mean, it "lopes" now, moves the car and everything.
> It actually sounds kinda cool, except that there's no power, and I'm
> sure it's not good for MPG!
> Also, my voltage dropped way down, and my dash lights (the low voltage
> warning lights) barely come on.
> So, the question is:  What the heck can I jar loose that would cause
> this?  I guess stuff like this is either ignition or fuel, right?
> More
> likely ignition?
> -- 
> Regards,
> Ken
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