Trials and tribulations of owning 3 Audis

Kent McLean kentmclean at
Wed Jun 3 08:50:37 PDT 2009

It's time to get the NH state safety and emissions inspections on my
3 Audis.

First up, the '99 A4.  It needed 3 brake lights and a tail light, and
it's good to go.

Next up: the '91 200 Avant. The low washer fluid light is on. I refill
that, and watch it drain out. No worries, it's not part of the safety
inspection. Off I go to the inspection station/shop. As arrive there,
my Brake warning light comes on. No problem, refill the reservoir with
Pentosin and the light goes off. But, the check engine light comes on.
I turn around to go home and re-set the CEL, but a sweet smelling fog
is coming out of the dash vents. Doh! I turn around and leave it with
the mechanic. The steam is pouring out from the rain diverter at the
base of the windshield. Hopefully it is the hot water valve and not
the heater core.  It's in good hands.

I still have to get the V8 through inspection, tomorrow if I'm lucky.
We'll see what shenanigans it holds in store.

The score: 1 down, 2 to go.

Kent McLean
1999 A4 Avant, V6 Tiptronic
1991 200 TQA #3, with mods
1990 V8 w/5-speed and other mods
gone: '91 200 TQA x2, '94 100 S Avant, '89 200 TQ "Bad Puppy"

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