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Re: This is perverse, but ...

Can't believe I'm being branded a maniac - Phil asked me for 3rd gear and
"hit the rev limiter" to run the ECU test procedure; just so happens we were
going round a large roundabout at 60mph to achieve this pre-test status!!
I think he's right though - these engines need a good run to get properly to
temperature and then a serious thrashing to allow the oil to fully circulate
where it surely doesn't go when driven by some fairy footed cam-cover
Come on - these cars are for driving not just shining!

Paul Robinson aka The Maida Vale Maniac
1987 200TQW 228,200 miles(nearly 230K)      
>From: quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk (Phil Payne)
>To: quattro@audifans.com
>Subject: This is perverse, but ...
>Date: Sun, Jun 6, 1999, 11:33 pm

>Why is it that the cars with the highest mileages are the ones driven
>by the maniacs?
>Out for a test drive today with Paul Robinson.  1987 200TQW - a test
>drive with full boost 60% of the time, squealing tyres and a debate
>about it being just a tad tail-happy when thrown around on two wheels.
>230k miles.
>Last week with John Robinson.  1988 ur-quattro MB, flattening at 4500
>in fourth and fifth gear.  Full boost or full brakes 80% of the time,
>spitting sheets of flame out of the exhaust and generally screaming
>the guts out of the engine.
>210k miles.
>174k miles.
>Not a rattle or a puff of smoke between the three.  Do Audi engines
>_need_ a good thrashing to survive?
> Phil Payne
> UK Audi quattro Owners Club