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I'm back

Hello List,

I was off the list for over a week, catched a flu and had to stay at home
which left me without internet access and without Audiing, but, on a
positive note, without the need to go to work as well ;-) Anyway, this
Tuesday I went to the bookstore and bought the Chilton's automatic
transmission rebuilding manual. It has detailed description of rebuilding
VW/Audi 089 transmission (which, as I've been informed, is very similar to
the 087 used in my 5KT) as well as MJ3 tranny used in mom's Renault, so for
$45 it's a good buy. After staying in the garage for a week my 5K left a
quite large ATF puddle on the floor, so guess I'll be removing and
resealing the transmission soon. In fact, the book costed me PLN50 more and
6 penalty points on my licence, cause desperately trying to find a parking
place in downtown Warsaw during rush hours, I found it convenient to make
an illegal U-turn and... you know the rest. Really, stupid law we have
here. I did not cause ANY danger by this maneuver, there was no oncoming
traffic and the cop was probably the only one who ever noticed what I did.
Yet friggin' 6 points. Like I almost killed someone or what. FYI, driving
without headlights at night (!!!) is 4 points and backing off on a highway
(potentially lethal) is only 3. Show me a logic here, cause I can't see
any. Ahh, never mind, just venting.
I also replaced the fuel pump using Mike Arman's writeup I saved from
previous discussions as a guide (thanks Mike!). The job was much easier
than I expected and the replacement Bosch pump is so quiet one can barely
hear the noise even outside the car. So, if you need YAFPRP (Yet Another
Fuel Pump Replacement Procedure), e-mail me privately. That's all for now,
it feels good to be on the q-list again.

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)