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My '92 Quattro is a piece of #$$%^#@!!
>Date: Mon, 06 Oct 1997 21:35:44 +0000
>From: John Graham <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: My '92 Quattro is a piece of #$$%^#@!!
>No. It's the risk of buying a used car. Just because the service book
>had all the stamps does notmean it was done right or done at all. I've
>seen cars go in for sevice and come out with not so much
>as the transmission pan droped.
John, you're hitting a nail right on the head.
Some (pls note..."some") "junky" car dealers are no different than
regular thugs on the streets. These "junky" car dealers are too damm
lazy to do their works properly, but they're so damm smart & diligent
to rob a big $$$ from the car owners. (Humm...my second thought, may
be there is a difference...Those street thugs, at least, try to do
their jobs at their bests when they're robbing you. :) )
Last May/97, I bought an '89-90 auto non-q from my friend who regularly
had it serviced at the Audi dealer. (I also have a service book w/ all
the dealer's stamps.)
Anyway, recently, I just have my '89-90 checked the tranny & diff.
(Because I have a case w/ the one of the big name Audi dealer (in the
NYC area) who lied on the 60K services report (which I had back in
Jun/97) that they checked and did all necessary tranny services.)
When my mechanic opened the tranny pan, well, I couldn't believed what
I saw. First, the color of the fluid was so dark and thicken--as 10
years old engine oil. (I suspect it had never been changed since 1989
when it was new.) A bunch of gooey/deposit is clocking the inner
filter. (Humm...do you think I will ever trust the service log w/ the
Well, may be it happened to Steve's '92 100CS Quattro, and he wasn't
lucky as me. So, guys pls "CYA" and hold your wallets tight!
Just my $0.02.
'89-90 auto non-q (69+K miles & running good)