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Re: "Out Of Fuel" warning lamp...progress, I think...

On Thu, 20 Nov 1997, Phil Payne wrote:

> In message <v02140b01b098a275704d@[]> firkins@eis.net.au writes:
> > >> 2) Enable safe braking should the PS pump drivebelt break at speed
> > >
> > >The original idea, with the ur-quattro, was to provide enough brake assistance
> > >to reach the end of a rally stage.  That's why 20 to 30 brake pedal
> > >depressions will be assisted.
> > 
> > Might have been the original idea, but the driver would want to be pretty
> > fit.
> Ever been playfully slapped on the back by Michele Mouton?
> -- 
>  Phil Payne
>  Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club
Well, no. But I can imagine. Something I've wondered about for a while. Is
the loss of assist roughly similar between urQ and 5kcst? Because (flame
away) I have, as posted before, been driving mine without help of assist
from the hyd pump for months- long enough for the bomb to depressurize,
I'd think. Before someone claims I'm about to get killed, I will note that
in terms of effort it is about equal to a friend's V8 Plymouth Barracuda,
also unassisted- from the factory! And for brakes, it has not been
instrumented, but I stop hard enough to avoid the tail of a 911SC at full
anchor directly ahead. I will comment that someone noted that I must be
very strong- perhaps, but I weigh 140! Don't think that's it...
I will admit that my girlfriend refuses to drive the 5k however. So what's
the deal on the necessity of the hydraulics? Do they play a greater role
on the smaller chassis cars? I heard the V8 can't stop at all without
assist- BTDTs?