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Re: 89 200 tqw owner's manual

-----Original Message-----
From: Samir Shah <gofast1@home.com>
To: Quattro List <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Saturday, March 06, 1999 6:23 PM
Subject: WTB: 89 200 tqw owner's manual

>A ton of things on this car are *rusty*, like the timing chain cover,
>the underhood battery terminal, numerous door latch hooks (like the one
>in the trunk. This will get cleaned, but is this normal?

    Sounds like a "northern" car, Samir. This is common in areas where lots
of road salt is used. The front end of the engine is particularly exposed to
salt spray, hence the rusted timing belt cover and the battery jumper
terminal. I just did an oil change on my '91 200q, and the front of the
engine is white with road salt from a winter's worth of driving.


Fred Munro
'91 200q  270k km