Lurker Falls Off The Wagon......Avant that is.
CLAG500 at aol.com
CLAG500 at aol.com
Wed Nov 22 00:36:31 EST 2006
Been lurking since I sold my 93 UrS4 to a fellow lister about 3 years
ago. I had been looking at A8s and A4/A6 avants recently so one day while
searching "Audi Wagon" on ebay up pops this really nice 200 20v TQA. Then Tom from
Indy posts that he can go check it out. He said it was nice told me where it
had been serviced so I could call them up. Anyhoo. I won the auction. you
can see a couple photos of it here:
Rob (The lister I sold my UrS4 to) came down and drove me all the way to
Indy to pick it up in his other '93 UrS4. Tom had said the car stalled off of
boost so we had a couple extra BPVs and a roll of vacuum hose just in case.
Tom also came over to meet us and brought another BPV so we had a total of 3.
We also had a 93 S4, a 200 20v sedan (Both nicely modded) and my new to me
Avant. I think the old lady running the lot that day thought we were a bit odd.
Took the car for a drive and it didn't stall but felt down on power. Ran
good on the way home. (The cruise even works!) Brakes appear to be all new
(UFOs are amazing!). Car is really clean and in incredible shape. Might take a
little tinkering to get her up to full power though.
I replaced a few crusty vacuum lines when I got home and discovered that the
o-ring from the crossover to the intercooler was missing and spraying oil
everywhere. Car runs much better now but I've never driven a 200 20v so it's
hard for me to tell if it's totally healthy. Seems to have a hard time
boosting in second after shifting from full boost in first and sometimes the boost
seems to come in and out. Also it will buck slightly if I try to get full
boost at low RPMs in 4th or 5th. Any thoughts on this? Distributor and wires look
almost new. Has Bosch F5DPOR plugs that appear healthy. Didn't find any
leaks when pressure testing (But my tester blew out before I got a chance to do a
lot of looking).
Was fun to get together with a couple of Audi nuts to pick up the car.
Thanks to Tom and Rob for your help. Feels good to be driving a 5cyl Audi again!!
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