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Area E report

Interesting evening yesterday, so here's a precis:

Area E meets at the Robin Hood between Brackley and Buckingham.
Yesterday was our best-attended meeting _EVER_, with nine ur-quattros.
Of special note - the number of old cars there.  Two from the 1981 model
year, one from the 1982.  Others all the way to the last-but-40 20V
built.  Very early cars had no coolant temperature gauges.

Opened one bonnet and automatically checked the hoses.  "My, this
plumbing's in good shape."  "Yeah, you told me to redo it all last

One car, an early MB run on a shoestring budget and only very gradually
improving, turned out to show no 'Check Engine' light when powered on.
Missing - removed by a previous owner and the hole covered in black
tape.  So I put one in (ever done a digital dash strip in the dark?)
and it comes on constantly for a bad knock sensor.  Also fixed a number
of PO bodges on the steering wheel.

 Phil Payne
 UK Audi quattro Owners Club
 Phone: 0385 302803   Fax: 0870 0883933