[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]
My thanks to all those who replied to my questions about V8s a day or two ago,
especially where to find the engine number. Found it straight away with a
mirror on a stick and the Bend-a-Light.
We have an interesting and ongoing story with this car - the service logbook is
a work of fiction worthy of Agatha Christie. Plausible on the surface, but
utterly ridiculous when studied. According to the stamps, the car went
backwards for 10k miles in 1994. Three services later, it made up for this
by travelling 7000 miles in two weeks - then it had two main dealer services
four days and 278 miles apart. Handwriting oddities - all of the "recorded
mileages" are written without commas, and all of the "next service due" figures
are written WITH commas. Same with the dates - dashes in the "done" column,
oblique strokes in the "next due". One of the dealers in St Albans has a
remarkably similar way of forming "3" and "8" to a dealer almost two hundred
miles away ...
Also, why is the book in the name of the guy who's selling the car - he didn't
buy it until late 1995, so surely the first owner should characterise the book.
Audi's computer system doesn't record the last two services (again, at a main
dealer) as having been done - although the book is stamped and signed.
Because they weren't recorded within the six month limit, the warranty has
been voided. Also, their computer records the initial sale in late December
1992 as being to themselves, although the record shows they took delivery from
themselves in January 1993. Tsk, tsk - one more car sold in 1992?
More investigation. It has UFO brakes, too - the first I've seen. I sat in
the pub last night thinking that 'annulus' is an anagram of 'nul anus'.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club