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RE: Re: Adding fuel

Phil Payne is quoted as saying (after a major snip)
:::To claim that an obvious defect of the magnitude of the proposed spider
:::bite still exists without recalls in tens or hundreds of thousands of
:::vehicles being driven all over the globe beggars belief.  This mailing
:::list is the world wide sole source of any such suggestion.

Dave Lawson replies to this statement with:
` I haven't seen any posts where someone says that there is a defect
` and a recall should occur. I view this possible handling trait as an 
` undocumented feature and a few people are trying understand the 
` operating conditions which are needed to bring this handling trait to the
` surface. It sounds like all involved would admit that the torsen is a great 
` torque distribution device, and performs its job very well for what 
` 99.999% of the Audi driving public wants(or needs). It is only under 
` extreme operating conditions that we are discussing how this handling trait 
` might occur, and I can't even begin to imagine approaching these
` conditions on public roads, like coming into corners with the car 
` yawed 70-80 degrees to it's velocity vector, or trying to carry way more 
` speed than the traction conditions allow, etc.

To which I add:
Unfortunately, in the real world, the unexpected may occur.  Here in New 
England, for example, I could be driving on a snowy street, around a corner, 
and have some idiot in an SUV cross the median into my lane.  Now, you better 
be able to manage your car at or near 100%...or you'll hit that SUV, or other 
traffic, or that big oak tree at the side of the road.  Low cf, the great 
equalizer; where one minute you're driving on dry pavement, then crest a hill 
and hit the unexpected black ice on a curve.

If the "bite" is inherent to the device, and agravated by poor alignment, I 
want to know, and will be checking my aligment more often!  Whether it's due 
to the torsen, or not, I want to know how to avoid it.