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Re: intensive washer systems(those who have it, read.)

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From: Brett Dikeman <brett@pdikeman.ne.mediaone.net>
To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Monday, July 20, 1998 2:17 PM
Subject: intensive washer systems(those who have it, read.)

>I'm wondering what's involved in adding the intensive washer system to my
>200q.  I've seen pictures of the different stalk(the wiper switch has a big
>button on the front) and the second tank, but I've never seen a 200 that
>actually had it, or a 5k for that matter.
>Any sources, PN's, experiences, etc?  I think the biggest expense would be
>replacing the turn signal/wiper/headlight/flasher unit, which is probably
>more than the 5k one, so $300-$400.
>Is my hunch that canadian/euro 200q20v's had this correct?

    I had the intensive wash system on my Canadian '86 5ktq. According to
the manual, a special detergent was available to use in this system which
would whisk off insects, oil film, grit, grime, and other road debris like
magic. Unfortunately, the local Audi dealer had never heard of said magic
elixir. I added regular washer antifreeze to my intensive wash system and
used it as a back-up to the main system. I don't know how useful these
systems really are - I suppose it depends upon the effectiveness of the goop
you put in them!

Fred Munro
'91 200q  255k km