[200q20v] virgin audi owner

Forhan, Thomas Thomas.Forhan at mail.house.gov
Tue Feb 6 09:23:55 EST 2001

Hmmm. Are you sure about the TAP chip? I thought stock boost was around 1.8
(my car is chipped and reads a max of 2.4, in actuallity it is probably 2.1)
I'd do the full 120K service, and as already mentioned, timing belt and
water pump.
Blau has a sale on the euroheadlights and plug and play harness right now
for $700.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tiberius Gaius [mailto:c123666 at earthlink.net]
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 2:42 AM
To: 200q20v at audifans.com
Subject: [200q20v] virgin audi owner

Hello; I expect to complete the purchase of a 1991 Audi 200 Quattro wagon
this week.  I was wondering if anyone can tell me what would be the critical
items to service/inspect at 116,000 miles (current mileage)?  I drove the
car about 10 miles at pretty high speed; boost hit 1.8, brakes feel good,
steers straight (very light steering but I think that has been complained
about before on Audi's by car magazines), interior in nice shape.  Paint
covers the car but the car needs paint to look real nice; no rust.  All of
the metal hydraulic lines just recently replaced, power steering pump; looks
real new in the engine compartment in that area.  The original steering rack
is in the car.
I do intend to take the car to an experienced Audi mechanic; any words of
wisdom for me?  
Also, performance; this car has a TAP chip installed; what else can be done
to increase power without spending major bucks?  Can the boost be increased
a bit without hurting the engine?
Recommendation of place to buy lower springs and shocks?  I am putting H & R
springs on my 911; use those for the Audi, too?  Bilstein heavy duty or
Bilstein sport shocks?  What about wheel size; the stock BBS wheels are
scuffed but serviceable but I expect I'll switch to 16 or 17" rims when the
current tires wear out; recommenations?
Last for now; where does a person purchase euro headlamps to completely
replace the stock units?  I thought the lights on my benz were bad; they are
great compared to the audi!
Thanks for taking the time to help me out.

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