[A4] Spark Control on 1.8T

Doug Johnson ur-quattro at msn.com
Mon Apr 10 22:50:09 EDT 2006

I think I have 'sport' seats, in vinyl (er.....leatherette) but I definitely
have the standard wheels that Rocky likes so much.  (Mine are available,
Rocky!) I'd be up for a set of the stock 2.8 (5-spoke) wheels, if anyone has
a set they're using as paperweights. <fingers crossed>

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian J White [mailto:brian at bjwhite.net] 
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 7:30 PM
To: Doug Johnson; sdewitt at stx.rr.com
Cc: a4 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [A4] Spark Control on 1.8T

So does your car not have the sport package Doug?    I'm not an 
automatic guy so I never paid attention, but I thought the sport package in
99.5 w/tiptronic came with the 3-spoke tip wheel....

At 18:53 2006-04-10, Doug Johnson wrote:
>Regarding the three-spoke steering wheel: is there a build-date in '99 
>(or a
>VIN) where the airbag design changed?  I don't have shift buttons on my 
>steering wheel, and someone suggested that the contact ring in the 
>steering column changed mid-year.
>I'm sorry for all the questions, but these cars seem to incorporate a 
>lot of "what's-in-the-parts-bin-today" features; very unlike the old T85.
>  ~ Doug
>-----Original Message-----
>From: sdewitt at stx.rr.com [mailto:sdewitt at stx.rr.com]
>Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 4:36 AM
>To: Rocky Mullin
>Cc: Doug Johnson; a4 at audifans.com
>Subject: Re: [A4] Spark Control on 1.8T
>There were several sport packages, all seperate.
>One package was suspension and wheels
>One was the 3 spoke sport steering wheel One included sport seating
>I've seen A4's with a mix and match of these options.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Rocky Mullin <caliban at sharon.net>
>Date: Monday, April 10, 2006 0:11 am
>Subject: Re: [A4] Spark Control on 1.8T
>To: Doug Johnson <ur-quattro at msn.com>, a4 at audifans.com
> > At 7:24 PM -0700 4/9/06, Doug Johnson wrote:
> > >So, do I need to use premium fuel, or will the ECU retard spark
> > timing to
> > >avoid pre-ignition on my '99 1.8T?
> >
> >       it'll retard timing, sure, but at what cost?  power?  mileage?
> >
> > >Also, what's in the 'Sport' package and what were the changes on
> > '99.5?
> >       tighter suspension, nice 10-spoke wheels, a steering wheel, 
> > manual sport recaros.  i loved it in my 2000.
> >
> > --
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> >
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