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

I have driven my 5K without the PS pump (and a dead bomb) for a couple
of kilometers. First I felt very uncomfortable because of the brake
pedal feel, but as I kept driving I began to notice that it's possible
to bring the car to the stop quite efficiently without the assist - it's
just more difficult to dose the brakes. I do like it much more with the
woking hydraulics, though. Maybe because I only weigh 65 kilogramms ;-)

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:	Robert W Obrien [SMTP:rwo@u.arizona.edu]
> Sent:	Friday, November 21, 1997 5:56 AM
> To:	phil@isham-research.demon.co.uk
> Cc:	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject:	Re: "Out Of Fuel" warning lamp...progress, I think...
> 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?
> Regards,
> Rob