[200q20v] Problems again - on dead kitties
Glen Dustin Powell
gpowell at ennovatenetworks.com
Mon Dec 4 08:43:48 EST 2000
Operation on US public roads without cats on a vehicle that came with them
from the factory would clearly be a violation of Federal law. I think the
fine for 'tampering' is $10,000. In fact, most any modification to the
exhaust system on a cat-equipped vehicle is a violation unless the mod &
parts specifically have a CARB exemption/approval number.
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Sent: Saturday, December 02, 2000 12:38 PM
To: fussball_3 at hotmail.com; C1J1Miller at aol.com; 200q20v at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [200q20v] Problems again
In a message dated 12/1/00 8:28:44 PM Eastern Standard Time,
fussball_3 at hotmail.com writes:
Since I havent talked to anyone who actually worked on the car, I am a
unclear on whether this is exactly the problem. I am very disappointed
they woll not even offer any help in this matter. Hopefully when I come
will be able to clear things up, otherwise I will contact AoA. I do not
the legality of driving without cats, I have never seriously considered
having them, so I have not checked. Does anyone know the law in Michigan
would be hard to enforce since there are no emission checks). No clue on
codes since I have not talked with a mech, as I said.
Hoping for an Audi before too long,
Where in Michigan are you? I'm in the Detroit area. There are a few people
who not only know these cars, but really appreciate them. And if they
at that dealership you've gone to, they've probably left to:
a) start up their own shop
b) Work for another reputable independent shop.
They probably can't diagnose anything without OBDII! Anyhow, you better
cats on that baby (cause it is against the law in Michigan not to have
on a car originally equipped with cats) BIG FINE!!! But I'm sure you got
cats, (otherwise you can sue the place that supposedly put them on).
assuming now you have cats:
Have them empty the oil, refill to lower oil dipstick mark, and then
diagnose. The BIG problem with dealerships is they have a very high FLAT
RATE (the Audi one closest to my house is $95/hr plus....) and they really
only want to work on the newer cars. Reputable independent shops will
you maybe $150-200 for the diagnosis, applying that to the repair.
'91 200 with a few mods...
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