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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.

 Phil Payne
 UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club