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Unintended acceleration (REALLY!)

Q -

Just got off the phone with a friend of mine who has a 2.8(24v) A4 Quattro.
He was driving along up in Vermont someplace when the car just started
GOING. Threw it inot neutral and it kept reving so he pulled it off the
road, reached down and literally yanked the gas pedal up and off (not sure
why he did that) then turned the car off. Towed to local Audi dealer.

Cause? Corrosion in the throttle body caused the throttle to stick open.
This was one of the Schaumburg modified throttle bodies that I think was
about a year old.

Now, I certainly don't mean to start a 60 Minutes type panic, especailly
after a 5 minute conversation where details were spotty. I just thought
people might be interested to hear about it, especially if they have the
modified throttle body, an A4 or just in general.

Rob Winchell
91 200Q
87 4kCS