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Re: door rings on lowly coupe

I recently looked at a 1987.5 Coupe GT, the one with the digital dash and 130hp engine, and
it had the same rings on the door. I looked at the car pretty good, and it looked to me
that they were a bone stock feature. Maybe this was only because it was a special model,
but nonetheless, they were on a non-quattro coupe. It was dented here and there, and had
more miles than my '82 139,000 miles  to my 182,000 KM. The guy wanted $3,185 CDN.

I'm still wondering if it is worth fixing my coupe up to the level i really want. When I
could just wait for a quattro to come along and then sell mine for a handsome profit, I
only paid $500..it's in great shape.

Q: My compression is right up to near perfect: 160 psi per cylinder. Is it safe to say that
the valve stem seals just need replacing? Or is it more cost effective to get the entire
head re-done that way everything is in tip top shape? Of course, how much does one want to
spend...if I could remove the head myself and put it back on, then the machining is the
cheapest way to go....

> Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 02:03:31 -0400
> From: Huw Powell <audi@mediaone.net>
> Subject: door rings on lowly coupe...
> Would this be considered badge engineering?  Having a tough time with
> this. I decided while looking at the Hawaiiian Urq pictures the other
> day (vicarious sun) that the rings look good, real good.
> trouble is, aren't they an UrQ only feature?  Do I want to suffer the
> ultimate ignominy of ricing my coupe to that extent, trying to imply a
> doubling of HP and traction with a couple of stickers?
> Help with this dilemma... please!
> - --
> Huw Powell
> http://www.humanspeakers.com/audi/
> 82 Audi Coupe; 84 4kq; 85 Coupe GT; 73 F250