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Audi has ... big fisches?
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com (John Holt) writes:
> Got a fische reader (for free) but I haven't actually got the 90Q fische
> yet. This fische reader requires 4" x 6" fisches BUT now I understand that
> Audi uses fische's that are 9" x 7.5" and you can't read it with the
> smaller fische machine. Apparently Volkswagen and GM use the smaller size.
> Is this true about Audi?
Yup. I believe the same size fiche is used for BMW motorcycles. The approved
viewers are made by Minox (little push-pull spy cameras?) in Giessen and are
truly expensive. The one I picked up at a USAF rummage sale cost me $5 - it
lists at $1850.
> According to a building supply owner, at auctions, the smaller fische
> reader can't be given away.
Absolutely true. I was indeed offered 100s during my search for the real thing.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club