[200q20v] New Owner: 91 AUDI 200 20V Avant

Peter Schulz peschulz at cisco.com
Tue Feb 27 08:52:19 EST 2001


congrats on the new purchase!

>Will soon be a 2 quattro owner. Adding a 91 200 Avant to my stable alongside
>the 94UrS4.I've been on the S4 list for about 2 years, so I know my way
>around a bit and am now on the 200q20v list. Looking forward to contributing
>and soliciting advice. Car is cosmetically almost perfect, and I really like
>the look of it in white. 90K mi., stone stock, UFO's,all belts, incl. timing
>and H2O pump done, new plugs, wires, cap and rotor. Seems to run fine, 1.7
>bar, brakes smooth, but does sway much more than the S4.

Sounds like it has tired shocks...I installed Bilstein HDs on our TQW and 
am very satisfied.

>  Also runs very
>cool, I think less than 80C, but I'll have a better impression once I get
>her home. Anyway, once in the driveway, I'll be replacing brake and
>hydraulic fluids, probably brake hoses, greasing driveshaft CV joints,
>checking those plugs and rotor (should be a euro only item, right),

Rod at TPC has had the correct Bosch p/n in stock, check w/ him.

>  checking
>boots, hoses,etc. And perusing Chris's and Scott's web sites for info. Any
>advice, like " if this was my car, I'd do/check this", I'm all ears. Also,
>this is going to be a tow vehicle, so any advice or BTDT with trailer
>hitches, I'd  love to hear about it.  TIA

Things to check...Check for stored codes, crankcase breather hose (they 
tend to disintegrate), you also want to check the fuse for the radiator 
fan...I'd recommend replacement as it's <$1 part, the functioning of the 
after run pump, and the functioning of the rear parking brake...it appears 
that alot of owners don't use them or change fluid regularly, which leads 
to corrosion on the e-brake shaft on the rear calipers, which in turn 
affects the performance of the rear calipers and the brake bias 
adjustment  all-around.


Peter Schulz
1990 CQ
1991 200 20v TQW
Chelmsford, MA USA
peschulz at cisco.com

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