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Questions of an ur-Q Kind: What's Worse than MonkeyLads(tm)
For those of you who were following my recent ur-Q problems, here's an update.
The shop I took it to, who has done good by high-priced work for me in the past,
told me they might need to rebuild the engine (for $2280). I had spoken only to
the service writer, as I had been too busy to drop in at the shop & talk with
the owner/chief mechanic (ASE-Certified Master Mechanic).
He said it wouldn't start. He said it did spin, but would not start. He said
it did have good spark.
He said it had no compression.
I had it towed back home. I jumped it. It started.
It runs... as badly as before (well, maybe not even quite as bad as before!)
but at least it does run.
Any idea what could cause a Master Mechanic to miss this?
-Douglas Hurst Quebbeman (email@example.com) [Call me "Doug"]
QuattroClub USA# 4536 Audi International # 100024
74 100LS Auto, 77 100LS Auto, 84 Coupe GT
83 ur-Q, 86 5Kcstq QLCC 1.8bar
"The large print giveth, and the small print taketh away." -Tom Waits