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RE: RE: Subject: Re: 4kq Center Muffler

I stand by my numbers, the exhaust I received from Blau was most likely not
Leistritz, I suspect Ansa. At any rate 6 years divided by 18 months
rationalizes the Dealer Item even if it is 3X more expensive. There are
other options too like Brosal .. I bought one of these for my son's '84, not
quite the perfect fit; but, seems to be a quality piece. Just make sure you
know what you are buying before spending the bucks.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> [mailto:owner-quattro@coimbra.ans.net]On Behalf Of C1J1Miller@aol.com
> Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 1998 9:59 PM
> To: bbell04@ibm.net; C1J1Miller@aol.com; quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject: Re: RE: Subject: Re: 4kq Center Muffler
> In a message dated 10/15/98 3:47:31 AM, bbell04@ibm.net wrote:
> >Yep, my experience too.
> >
> >Original exhaust on my 4kq ('87) lasted about 6 years (120k
> miles). replaced
> >it with a Blau unit, which did bolt up perfectly and looked
> original, it
> >lasted about 18+ months or 30k miles. Makes the dealer item
> look cheap if
> >you price it by the mile or month.
> >Bruce
> As I recall, the dealer system is made by Leistritz, as well.
>  Only advantage
> to dealer part would be a warrantee; does Audi guarantee
> replacement mufflers
> for life (like toyota and others do?).  Still, at two+ times
> the cost, you'd
> have to do another 250k miles to have it work out ahead...
> chris