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Re: Audi

> There is no mention of the model of Audi Cindy drives, but apparently the A6
> is prone to cracked oil pans if not driven carefully over speed bumps or if
> whacked into parking lot curbs. Typical failure is a network of cracks which
> weep oil at various rates, depending on the magnitude of the whack. A low
> slung alloy pan is not a good combination. Alfa had the right idea on it's
> early '70's Berlina - a robust steel pan guard was an option.

Which does raise the question, why aluminum oil pans in the first
place?  to save weight?  to prevent rust?  To sell engines?  come on,
someone must know...

Huw Powell


82 Audi Coupe; 85 Coupe GT