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Re: ventilation problems with 90Q 20V

Brian Powell wrote:
> After driving for awhile with the heater on, when I come to a 
> light or stop, you can begin to smell (what seems to be) 
> exhaust.  It has a new catalytic converter, and there don't 
> seem to be any exhaust problems.
> Where would you recommend that I begin doing my own 
> investigatvie work rather than the mechanic?

Open the hood and take Toucan Sam's timeless advice--"follow 
your nose!" Start at the passenger side by the firewall. You 
might have an exhaust or breather system leak that is getting 
sucked into the climate control system. The intake for the 
system is between the firewall and the windshield on the 
passenger side.

> Second question: what cost should I expect for to replace the 
> rear brake pads and rotors (with genuine Audi parts and labor 
> added)?

Genuine Audi parts and labor? I have no idea, but I've got 
images of severed appendages and first-born infants...

Eric Renneisen
'90 CQ 20V  -  my 'racing-iron'  ;^)
Chattanooga, TN