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ANOTHER ONE bites the dust!
If you don't like bad news, close your eyes and hit delete NOW....
Well, it has not been a good day for me and my wonderful (*cough*) Coupe quattro.
I took my car up to Anderson Motorsport in Chanhassen, MN to have them investigate
a whining noise from the driveline.... I wanted to have them look into it since I
was just about to go ahead and order all my suspension stuff (H&R, Bilsteins etc)
and wanted to know what was with the whine. I was figuring that my center
driveshaft bearing was kaput and I could live with having that rebuilt. No such
luck! My transmission is in more trouble than Mr. Clinton at congressional
impeachment meeting! DOH! Mr. Royal, pass me a beer... nahh, better go straight
to the hard stuff! :-(
SOooooo.... the total "fix" is looking like $3,600. (Rebuilt Audi tranny, new
clutch kit, flywheel lightening, and labor.)
At this point I really don't know what I'm going to do... coming up with that
much cash will really put me in dire straits. What do you guys think I should
do? Fix it? Find a bridge, push the car over and walk away? Trade it for
another Coupe (ie: http://www.karquattro.com/coupes/0060.html ) ? Get out of the
ring or torture club and get a friggen Honda!?
I'm open to suggestions at this point... FWIW, my current CQ has 105k on the
clock, TAP chip, K&N cone, Scorpion exhaust, about 2k worth of audio upgrades, new
brake calipers in the rear, newer pads & rotors all around, timing belt service 2
months ago, tranny *cough*, and diff fluids not long ago, etc etc.... I'm in
so deep I almost feel like I have to keep it, but I'm not sure I can afford to.
Decisions decisions.... anyone have an Accord for sale? ;-)
Any leads on GOOD used transmissions?
Give me your thoughts people... I sure as h#ll can't seem to think straight at
'90 CQ20V - Tranny by Hyundai! ;-)