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Re: All this ur-quattro talk, may as well throw in status report

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From: Tony Lum <tlum@flash.net>
To: GaidosIII@aol.com <GaidosIII@aol.com>
Cc: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Saturday, May 30, 1998 11:28 AM
Subject: Re: All this ur-quattro talk, may as well throw in status report

>At 09:42 AM 5/30/98 EDT, you wrote:
>> My ur-quattro project is moving right along if not a little slowly. When
>>was said and done the manifold with all new studs cost me $709. The
>>itself was $366 and the rest of the cost was the studs and gaskets.
>> As I went with the OE manifold I am thinking of having it hot coated
>You mean the gaskets and studs cost nearly as much as the manifold?
>>what's their web address again?). The company I emailed suggested this may
>>a way to keep the new one from cracking.
>> Speaking of the manifold, I've noted that there is a threaded hole in it
>>some kind of fitting that the original did not have. The ID numbers are a
>>little different too and I am hoping perhaps it is an improved version
>>won't be as prone to crack.
>> I've removed four studs from the head so far and one was broken. By the
>>discoloration I'd say it's been broken for a while.
>I was talking to my office buddy yesterday.  His father was a master diesel
>mechanic and he said his dad's old trick was to dip the exhaust studs in
>Milk of Magnesia (sp?) and you'll never have problems with them.  Comments
>Best regards,
>Tony Lum  (tlum@flash.net)                  1987 5000CS Turbo Quattro
>Berkeley, California, USA                      1985 4000CS Quattro
>Audi Owner/Driver/Mechanic by Necessity ;^)      1980 5000S Sedan
I've been told by many that it is good practice to dip screw-in light stlye
light bulbs in Milk of Magnesia, being sure that all metal surface area is
covered.  I would think that the solution should dry before screwing it in.
Life of the bulb is extended by five fold where high heat is expected.  I do
wonder if this is really  true?>


'87 5K with 243K
'89 100 with 115K