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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.
UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club