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RE: Do it yourself garages.

Count me in for the timing belt soiree.

Boston, MA
84 4Ks
88 5KsQ

From: 	C1J1Miller@aol.com[SMTP:C1J1Miller@aol.com]
Sent: 	Saturday, January 30, 1999 11:03 AM
To: 	quattro@coimbra.ans.net; 200q20v@pdikeman.ne.mediaone.net; audi-20v@emailsol.com
Subject: 	Re: Do it yourself garages.

There used to be a shop in South Windsor, CT on Route 5 that rented out bays;
no BTDT and I haven't been in town for over 10 years...

Some of the New England area quattro list members occasionally get together
for "cocktails" at brew pubs north and west of Boston; hasn't happened in
quite a while.  We kicked around the idea of "tech days" at various people's
houses; winter caught up with us and put the idea on hold.  

I'm planning a "timing belt day" this spring, once things warm up a bit.  I
think this kind of idea has merit; perhaps in conjunction with the local
chapters of the quattro club?   A lot of my experience/advice has been gained
vicariously through the posts by others... but I can turn a wrench.  My tool
collection isn't extensive, but I've got a couple sets of ramps, a floor jack,
4 jackstands, 1/4 and 1/2 inch sockets, wrenches, lights, mityvac, digital
multimeter, parts fiche(s), Bentley's for the 4000/coupe, 100/200, and late
70's 5000; etc., a two-car garage, and a big flat driveway.  Biggest thing I
don't have is a lift, but the garage ceiling is too low, anyways.  

I've got one or two others interested in the timing belt change day; anyone
else interested?  I'm in southern NH, just up 93 from the Massachusetts
border.  Date to be determined; if we get a bunch of interested people, we can
spread it out over a couple weekends and places (which would certainly appease
my wife).  Seems like we could each save several hundred in labor, and learn a
bit about our cars in the process.
chris miller, windham nh, c1j1miller@aol.com
'91 200q ==> http://members.aol.com/c1j1miller/index.html