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Re: Noisy Delrin Bushings

That's what I was afraid of.  It looks like a possible annoying low speed
squeak I may now have to live with.  It will be interesting to see if they
get better or worse with age.  I'll keep trying the lubricant.  Oh well, I
guess there are some tradeoffs in life.

Best Regards,

Gerry Snow
Spokane, Washington, USA
84 4000 q (with noisy Delrin bushings)

-----Original Message-----
From: Kaklikian, Gary <Gary.Kaklikian@compaq.com>
To: 'Gerry Snow' <gsnow@iea.com>; quattro@audifans.com
<quattro@audifans.com>; Brendan/Coolian <coolian@thecia.net>
Date: Friday, October 22, 1999 7:41 AM
Subject: RE: Noisy Delrin Bushings

>I too have delrin bushings in the front and rear lower control arms of my
>4000Q. They've been lubricated, re-torqued, etc , and they are still noisy.
>The creakings is real annoying at low speeds. I don't think there is any
>other option than to live with this tradeoff.
>Gary Kaklikian
>86 4kcstq
>86 5kcstq
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Gerry Snow [mailto:gsnow@iea.com]
>Sent: Thursday, October 21, 1999 10:10 PM
>To: quattro@audifans.com; Brendan/Coolian
>Subject: Re: Noisy Delrin Bushings
>I had a further conversation with the mechanic that installed the bushings.
>I am starting to suspect that the noise I am hearing is almost more of
>"creaking" sound due to the bushings being installed dry.  The Delrin
>be almost self-lubricating, however I would guess that some sort of light
>grease would be helpful.  In speaking with the mechanic, it sounds like he
>came to the same conclusion, but only after the rear set and a couple of
>front bushings were installed.  Therefore the rear bushings are completely
>dry, and they are the ones which seem to emit the most noise.  I will
>probably try a spray penetrating lubricant.  I notice that in the Bentley
>manual it states:  "Lubricate bushings lightly with silicone before
>installing."  But there is no such mention in the instruction sheet that
>supplied with the bushing kits.  I will suggest that perhaps this should be
>added in future instruction sheets for those mechanics who are not also
>referring to the workshop manuals.
>Best Regards,
>Gerry C. Snow
>Pacific Energy Research Associates, Inc.
>Spokane, Washington, USA
>Voice:  +509 624 4390
>Fax:      +509 624 3433
>E-Mail: gsnow@iea.com
>             pera@sprynet.com
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Brendan/Coolian <coolian@thecia.net>
>To: Gerry Snow <gsnow@iea.com>; quattro@audifans.com <quattro@audifans.com>
>Date: Thursday, October 21, 1999 12:14 PM
>Subject: Re: Noisy Delrin Bushings
>>>the control arms.  I trusted my mechanic to properly torque the control
>>Not to call into Question Blau, but are you sure they are the right ones?
>>Sounds a bit small to me...