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Re: Do it yourself garages.

How many valves could a twenty valve bend if a twenty valve could bend valves....

Sounds like a recipe for disaster. Hope someone there has BTDT!  ;-)


Andrew Pawlisz wrote:
> Count me in for the timing belt soiree.
> Andrew
> Boston, MA
> 84 4Ks
> 88 5KsQ
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> 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