Euro Headlight bulbs
b.benz at charter.net
Wed Dec 12 11:59:07 PST 2007
You’re correct, Henry.
Higher wattage usually implies shorter bulb life than is that of the
design wattage bulb. But both are prone to a higher infant mortality
rate in their early life.
What special tools do you feel that you need for distributor removal
On Dec 12, 2007, at 9:56 AM, Henry A Harper III wrote:
>> One of the bulbs in my Euro headlights has lost its low beam. I
>> checked the
>> wires and fuses and all is otherwise well. Before I go to the
>> trouble of
>> getting into the driver side headlamp I would like to upgrade the
>> wattage in both. Does anyone have a source/recommendation for a
>> wattage longer-lasting bulb for '91 200 20V Euro headlamps ??
> It's my understanding that you can have higher wattage OR longer
> life, but
> not both. I've used normal-wattage Sylvania/Osram H4s in two cars with
> eurolights for over ten years and have had only one failure to
> date. That
> seems pretty good to me.
> 1991 200 quattro, 123k?, pump->rack hose & bomb in, not quite
> enough tools
> for distributor
> 1988 GTI 16v, 258k
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