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re: Burning smells (was: burning rubber odor)

You are right as to the cause of the smell I posted about, but my car is a
'91 200q. At least several '91 200 owners on the list have evidently had
the problem, so it's not just a later-model problem area. The job on this
car is said to not require exhaust dropping and I'd hope it's gonna be more
like 1-2 hr plus $16 part. I might try doing it myself, once I get the seal
from Linda at Carlsen (about $10, she said).

Do you see more of these leaking seals coming in during cold weather
compared to other times?

'91 200q

>Date: Mon, 4 Jan 1999 21:21:49 -0500
>From: Neil Swanson <75377.3445@compuserve.com>
>Subject: Burning smells
>I may know,
>If you have a 100 (A6style) quattro or A6 quattro the seals where the
>driveshaft fits into the trans are becoming real leakers.
>We do several every week.  Now I can smell tham as I walk past a car as the
>customer parks it.  I smell tham as I get the VIN from the windshield.
>They drip slowly onto the cats and give that burning smell.  The exhaust
>must be dropped to do the job.
>Out of warranty is I think 2.5-3hrs labor and a $16? part.
>Get it checked if you have a late auto trans quattro.  5 speeds seem to
>have no such problem

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