some quick S4/S6 questions...&200 20V Q&A
dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 24 14:32:25 EDT 2002
> I'm a first time lister on the 200q20v list.
>Derek Pulvino wrote:
> > >This was asked on the quattro list. Passing it on for a critque...
> > >...I'm not sure. Or does this car have UFO's, which I don't know what
> > > >that means either... This car may have Fuch five spokes and not the
> > >wheels. Where the Fuchs a dealer or factory option?
> > I think the above statement says (having fuchs, although somebody may
> > correct me) the car likely has the G60's as I don't think you can put
> > Fuchs over UFO brakes. To my knowledge they where not an option on the
> The above is attributable to me. I am looking at a 1991 200q20v
>Since my history is a little scarce in these years of Audi, I was asking to
>clarify my understanding. The car inquestion still has the UFO's. Just
>you're wondering. It has the BBS's, which is what I wanted. What are your
>thoughts on keeping the UFO's in the long term versus switching to G60's?
I'll be controversial and say keep the UFO's. My cars got 170k and they're
fine on mine. I know they're at least 60k miles old, since i got the car at
110k'ish and they're still going.
> Radiator has been replaced. Timing belt changed in February. Fan and
>fuseblock was replaced when the fuseblock started to smoke while driving.
>connections and items have been replaced and fixed. Brake pads have been
>replaced, not sure of mileage. There is an occasional beep from the check
>computer but the icon displayed doesn't need topping off. The "ok" does
>when the keys are turned. The wiper/washer reservoir need to be replaced.
>Cost? And is the tank replaceable without replacing the motor?
> Car has been taken care of and not abused. Current owner bought car
>50-70k miles in 1997. Car has 135k miles. Everything works. Leather is
>good condition, drivers seat is cracked. I'll see the car this weekend to
>confirm a lot of this info.
> Oh, the owner is listing it at $5,200. Right in my range. I know
>examples are going for $12k.
> I'd appreciate any comments of things to look, listen and smell.
>Thanks in advance,
I think the price sounds good for a purchase. I'd probably try to earmark
mine for a higher price if a sale came up. The "bomb" has been seen as
problems sometimes. Chris Miller's AOL sight (don't know a link) has a good
rundown on testing this, and also provides a link to Scott Mockry's site on
the type44 (100, 200, 5k). I think Chris may also have some good buyer
The beeping is probably dirty connections on the back of the instrument
cluster; saw those when I bought my car (coolant sign and beeping, also oil
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