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Another Audi back on the road...

>Date: Mon, 08 Nov 1999 21:49:22 -0500
>From: Shaun Folkerts <fiatlancia@earthlink.net>
>Subject: Another Audi back on the road...
>Hello all. Just wanted to spread the good news. After more than a year
>of sitting, and 2 or so weeks of enduring me and my Craftsmans, there is
>now another Quattro roaming American roads.
>I looked into doing the timing belt, but lost nerve after reading
>archives and just reassembled the whole thing with 3 new accessory
>belts. I'll perhaps try the TB after some familiarity with the car and
>once the Bentley is on my bookshelf. Changed the oil and filter, put air
>in the tires (3 were flat on the ground, the other low), and I've been
>driving it exclusively since Saturday. Probably 200 plus miles by now,


STOP NOW and CHANGE THE TIMING BELT. If this car has been sitting for a
year or so, the belt will be rotten and WILL break, and very soon!

You're going to be very familiar with this much sooner than you expect. It
isn't such a bad job, but if the belt lets go at 5000 RPM, it will be a

Do it NOW.

Best Regards,

Mike Arman