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'85 5000S Turbo: Ignition/electrical problem
In message <887DA0EDB4A7D1119D6F0060979FBE9A0120E6@a1.matrix.com.pl> Aleksander Mierzwa writes:
>> they could not send it back. They suggested that instead of ordering
>> the part immediately, to wait for another 5000S to arrive for repairs so
>> they could try its working control unit in my car. The idea of swapping
>> parts was to prevent spending the $475 for nothing.
>> It appears that another control unit has possibly been damaged.
This is wonderful. Absolutely wonderful.
"Your car is blowing up control units. We'll wait until some other sucker
brings a 5000S to us, and we'll see if it blows his up as well. Then we'll
get another $475 from _BOTH_ of you, and see if we can find what's blowing
them up. Mind you, each time we check out our ideas - it will cost another
Get the car to someone who can _diagnose_ it. BTW - the Audi service manual
says that the dealer should try another control unit only as a last resort and
at his expense. While you're at it, get the original control unit back.
There's probably nothing wrong with it.
UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club