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The saga continues...

"Suspension costs to be advised"

That's what it says on the bottom of the engineer's report on my ur-quattro.  
The bodyshop take it to mean that they will tell the insurance company if they 
find any damaged suspension components while doing the work.  The engineer 
takes it to mean that the bodyshop will strip the front of the car "before 
starting work" and advise if any more costs can be expected.  The insurance 
company say they won't authorise expenditure until they see the engineer's 
report.  And such "stripping" constitutes expenditure ...
If only they were all in one room - I could bang their heads together.

I'm now taking small parties of uninterested people on guided tours of my newly 
reroofed workshop.  It's drying out already.  I'm thinking of running an 
"engineering day" for ur-quattro (MB) owners - I can help them fettle their 
cars, and they can help me gather more information about the ECU's ability to 
control the engine properly.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club