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RE: Another wonderful(not) Audi defect

Since this problem is popping-up again I thought it would be appropriate =
to repost the following:

I can now confirm that the P/N for the plastic bushing on the cruise =
control linkage rod (for the 5K series) is indeed 811 907 423 , as Steve =
Buchholz suspected. Price @ Clair =3D $2. FWIW, it seems to be an =
improved design over the original part on my 87 5KCST.


-----Original Message-----
From:	Dave Aukerman [SMTP:mhauk@ccsdana.net]
Sent:	Thursday, November 19, 1998 12:34 PM
To:	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
Subject:	Re: Another wonderful(not) Audi defect

Exactly the reason why the rod will not be replaced.  I very rarely use =
cruise anyway.  Still an unexcusable failure.


> From: Osman Parvez <oparvez1@nycap.rr.com>
> To: Dave Aukerman <mhauk@ccsdana.net>; Quattro =
> Subject: Re: Another wonderful(not) Audi defect
> Date: Thursday, November 19, 1998 12:23 PM
> Dave,=20
>      This is a common failure mode. I wrote about it a few weeks ago.
> Exactly the same problem. I think Igor's 200 did the same thing. The
> little plastic bit washer shaped piece breaks after a certain number =
> years.=20
>      Igor replaced his rod, I haven't gotten around to it yet. When =
> if) I get the time, I will try to fix the original rod or replace it
> completely. If you figure out a elegant repair to the original rod,
> please post to the list.=20
>      NOTE: People, if your throttle is suddenly giving you more
> resistance than is normal...DO NOT force it. Pull over and see what =
> problem is. The throttle linkage is binding somewhere.=20
>      P.S. For those owners who haven't experienced this yet, perhaps =
> can save yourself the aggrevation by checking the prop rod plastic
> washer type ring. If it is cracked, perhaps some adhesive/glue will =
> it?=20
> Osman Parvez
> 89 200q
> Albany, NY
> Dave Aukerman wrote:
> >=20
> > Driving down a two lane road yesterday when I noticed the acel. =
had a
> > fair amount of resistence. i.e. would not go down.  Push a little
> > and BOOM, WOT.  Problem was the pedal did not return and meanwhile =
> > is in 5th(thankfully) and running like a stuck pig.  Turned key off =
> > coasted into someone driveway, pop hood and found that the rod which
> > parallel to the accel. cable and opperates the cruise control vaccum
> > popped out of place and wedged itself between the fuel injection =
> > After removing the rod and tossing it in the car and everything is
> > Makes me want to grab the rat b*stard that designed this setup and =
> > !@#$!%$^$#@%^%&^% out of him.  Considering that 45min later I would
> > been in rush hour traffic in Indy makes the blood run even hotter.
> >=20
> > Dave
> > rant mode still armed