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Re: More fun at an area meeting ...
I have never been to England, but sounds like there are spare Audi parts all
over the countryside.
Any reversed Eurolights (left hand drive) by any chance that pissed someone
off and ended up in the bush?
I never knew the english were such hot tempered. :)
Phil Payne wrote:
> Some listers might remember the recent story of the idle stabiliser
> valve that was thrown over its owner's head into the bin at the far
> end of the workshop.
> I went one better this week. I was doing the rounds - a bit like a
> consultant at a hospital - around the open bonnets of around ten
> ur-quattros at the Area G meeting at the Arrow Mill Hotel. I came
> across an old 'friend' - an MB that used to belong to John Scott.
> This was the first car that I worked on as a 'guru', and I've learnt
> a lot since then. I did all the basic checks, then started the
> ECU diagnostic sequence. Nothing happened. I started retracing, and
> then realised the damn car had suckered me again, like it did once
> over two years ago. The fuse holder contacts in the fuel pump relay
> aren't wired to the pins in the base. The top of the relay is marked
> "211" instead of "215", and it's shorter than a standard relay.
> Anyway, I decided this thing wasn't going to sucker me again. The
> Arrow Mill Hotel is surrounded by a lake ...
> So - quick as a flash - I pulled out the relay and arched it around 80
> feet into the middle of the lake. Took the owner a little by surprise -
> John Coughtrie almost dropped his beer, and the incident will be
> faithfully reported in the next newsletter. I had a spare handy, of
> course ...
> I seem to remember John Scott's original (dead) WOT switch following a
> similar trajectory into the underbrush around the Robin Hood Hotel at
> Buckingham. This car will get paranoid - every time I meet it some
> part of it goes flying into the distance.
> Phil Payne
> UK Audi quattro Owners Club
> Phone: 0385 302803 Fax: 0870 0883933