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Just bought a 85 4kq
Well, I did it. Bought a 85 4kq yesterday. Seems to be in pretty good
shape for a car with 165k, everything works except for the sunroof, it
pops up, but it will not slide into the roof without assistance,
probably needs some lube or something. I will probably have to replace
at least one of the front brake rotors, it is deeply grooved.
The only thing I am worried about is this loud rattle (sounds kind of
like something hitting a piece of sheet metal - clank clank clank -
that gets faster as I accelerate) that is coming from the right front
wheel area when I accelerate hard from a stop. It doesn't do it
I will be ordering up a Bently shortly. The car has no owners manual so
I have some quick questions...
Is it ok to activate the diff locks when the car is in motion? Or
should it be stopped?
The coolant is green, should I be using some other kind that I remember
reading about on the list but can't call to mind right now? Or is that
for newer audis?
I think the oil level is high, I bought it off a lot, and the oil goes
up past the hatching on the dipstick about a cm. Should I worry? What
is the recommended oil/weight? I live in Northern California, probably
gets into the low 20s at night but I imagine I will be driving up to
The oil temp stays right at the bottom of the scale all the time, at
least during the 1-1/2 hour drive from Roseville to Chico, is this
I am sure I will have more questions but for now that's it. Thanks in
advance, having a resource like this list helped me decide to buy the
car I did.