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RE: was cambelt/lifter noise solution

>  From: Sachelle Babbar <sbabbar@iris.nyit.edu>
>  Subject: RE: was cambelt/lifter noise solution
>  pleased to have helped. Try at your next oil change using an excessive
>  amount because at change time, it's really easy to measure exactly how
>  much your putting in. I do about 6 total, I also prime the oil filter
>  before installation.
>  *Steve                                             Sachelle Babbar
>  *'87  5000CS Turbo 5spd 1.3-2.0 bar             <SBABBAR@IRIS.NYIT.EDU>
>  On Thu, 18 Nov 1999, Iain Atkinson wrote:
>  > Hi Sachelle
>  > 
>  > Checked the oil and it was a bit low, then measured  5mm from the max 
>  > and marked it with a file, filled up to that level, lifters now almost
>  > quiet. Well done great tip and no nasty side effects either,
>  > 
>  > Thanks very much for your help, if only everything on Audi's was this 

Guy, I'd be real careful about overfilling the oil in your cars.  My '91 
200q20v has a very explicit sticker right up front on the timing belt cover, 
in orange, saying "don't overfill the oil, as it will harm your catalytic 
Too much oil will clog the crankcase breather in high 'g' turns, and you can 
get the crankshaft beating the oil into a froth which won't pump very well.  
I don't think your cars have the nice windage tray the 20v and urS4/S6 uses, 
I'd stick with the stock oil level, myself.
Chris Miller, Windham NH, c1j1miller@aol.com
'91 200q20v ==> http://members.aol.com/c1j1miller/index.html