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Re: Max Bar

In message <c=US%a=_%p=Pitcairn_Trust_C%l=BEETHOVEN-981230153810Z-2066@beethoven.pitcairn.com> Lawrence Bardfeld writes:
> I had no idea how the car was supposed to run.  And I am also guilty
> of not trying to find out.  Fact of the matter is that it was my first
> Audi, and I was fond of the car in the condition that it was in - and
> that includes the period, of perhaps 2 years after I first bought it,
> that I was driving it while it evidently had a huge hole what I
> believe is called the "air intake boot."

I don't know if you were around when I told the story of the Passat I
bought off John Robinson, the Treasurer of the UK Club.

I did some routine tests and found the vacuum controls leaking.
Things like the distributor advance, upshift indicator, etc.

So I ran it down to the distributor vacuum unit, and replaced it.  I
then got the upshift indication, of course.  So I challenged John,
who had owned the car for eight years and 100k miles: "When did the
upshift indicator stop working?"

"What upshift indicator?"

Turns out he'd driven the car for 8 years with a dead vacuum advance unit.

 Phil Payne
 Phone: 0385 302803   Fax: 01536 723021
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