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Cap'n, #5 is down, 'n I can't hold 'er any longer!

In message <Pine.SOL.3.91.980312222113.7040F-100000@apollo> "Graydon D. Stuckey" writes:

> > > Mine blew just behind cyl #5.
> > 
> > Has anyone ever had one blow _anywhere_ else?
> Having had limited exposure to _piston_ engines until recently, I have 
> only once before blown a head gasket.   Is the Audi I-5 actually 
> notorious for blowing at #5?
> Is the cooling inadequate back there?

In one word, yes.  It's also the spot where fuel leanness makes itself 
especially felt.  The two act in concert to heat #4 and #5.  2/3rds of the 
gasket failures I see are water from the back wall of #5 leaking into #5.

 Phil Payne
 UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club