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Fw: 1986 5KCS Turbo Repair Questions
From: Music Research Corp. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Lewis, Gary M <Gary.Lewis@West.Boeing.com>
Date: Wednesday, March 18, 1998 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: 1986 5KCS Turbo Repair Questions
>From: Lewis, Gary M <Gary.Lewis@West.Boeing.com>
>To: 'Quattro List' <email@example.com>
>Date: Wednesday, March 18, 1998 3:24 PM
>Subject: 1986 5KCS Turbo Repair Questions
>>I need some repair help. Regarding my 86 5kcst 5sp:
>>1. I need a new Thermo Switch. Looks easy to install, however any
>>BTDT's would be helpful.
>>2. The vacuum trunk release mech. stopped working last night. I can
>>unlock it with the key, but I really like the auto unlock-lock door key
>>feature. What's wrong and how do I fix it?
>>3. Lights (Sorry, I hate to do this) I noticed at a parts web site they
>>had XENON headlight replacements. Worth doing? Also, they had Hella
>>bumper mounted driving lights for $70. Worth doing? (I know , I should
>>get Euro's, but I can't afford em' right now. Like $1,000, right?).
>>My wife and I were in the Audi at night and she commented that the
>>lights stunk. This is pathetic 'cause my wife is automotive challenged,
>>and if she notices it's REALLY bad. I told her the fix is a Euro
>>conversion for approx. $1,000. Reply, "We're (read "you are") not
>>spending a $1,000 on lights for a $2,000 car." I'm neither a complete
>>wimp nor an idiot; I immediately got her to agree to a 91 200Q or S4 in
>>a couple of years, after we get another house, as reward for me driving
>>this "old" car around to save money. I'll never tell her the truth: I'm
>>86 5kcst 5sp 193km
> I'm inclined to think that your truck problem is due to the "pot-metal"
>latch. It's easy to break these in the cold weather ice-up conditions that
>we've been having. Have someone listen to the trunk key area. If you have
>sound, you probably have a broken latch. A used one is not too expensive
>from your friendly junk yard. It's fun to replace the key mechinism, just
>take your time.
> In reference to the lights. I just got a nifty catalogue from
>"Competition Litd. (E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). They list quite a few
>possible options before going the expensive European route. The one that
>looking at right now is their 9007 Kit, 65/100w. Almost legal! Maybe you
>would like their 9007 Super Kit that puts out 80/100 with their "Rallye"
>bulbs. Both of these kits are with their harness kits.
>'87 5000S (241,000 miles)
>'89 100 (114,000 miles)