Tie rod seperated from end.

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Sat Mar 23 12:01:26 EST 2002

Not familar with the brakes on these cars.  They may well use G60 calipers,
nothing wrong with G60 calipers, but they may well also use rotors 30%
larger in diameter than the 5K/200 G60s.  My only point is: Don't
accept/allow a down grade in braking torque.

> From: Chris Covington <malth at umich.edu>
> Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2002 14:46:38 -0500 (EST)
> To: Bernie Benz <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>
> Cc: <PeterBergin at aol.com>, 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: Re: Tie rod seperated from end.
> Bernie,
> So you would never drive an S4/S6 or 92-94 V8 anywhere then would you?
> Even more weight, same brakes...
> Chris
> '91 200q20v
> On Sat, 23 Mar 2002, Bernie Benz wrote:
>> I wouldn't drive to Aspen with G60s on a 200Q-20V, even with good tie rods.
>> Bernie
>>> From: PeterBergin at aol.com
>>> Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2002 01:09:29 EST
>>> To: 200q20v at audifans.com
>>> Subject: Tie rod seperated from end.
>>> Any one ever have this happen, was driving to a family dinner tonight.
>>> While
>>> doing a U-turn, I lost my steering. Examined the front end and found the
>>> right front tire turned all the way to the right, while the left was
>>> straight.  Traffic everywhere, had to kick the tire strait and limp off the
>>> road.
>>> To make a long story short, Called a buddy with some tools to help me out
>>> and found that the threaded adjustment shaft between the end and the rod had
>>> pulled out of the rod.  After removing the rod from the rack I found the rod
>>> and treaded shaft perfect, except for the end that screws into the shaft was
>>> totally rusted with no threads in the rod, or on the shaft.
>>> My car came from Calif., and has only seen one Minnesota winter. No rust on
>>> any of the underside components.
>>> I must assume that when the original owner had the UFO's swapped for G-60's
>>> under warrantee in 1992, they must have cross threaded the shaft, which
>>> allowed moisture to enter, and rust it out from the inside.
>>> Any one ever hear of this.
>>> I hope I can find parts in town tomorrow, I am supposed to drive to Aspen
>>> Co.
>>> for a ski trip tomorrow.  At least it failed here.
>>> Any Comments?
>>> Frustrated Pete
>>> 91 Avant, 133k miles
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