[A4] A4 funky instrument cluster display

Kent McLean kentmclean at comcast.net
Thu Dec 13 14:59:51 PST 2007

I'm interested in an A4 Avant for sale locally.  The instrument cluster
info-center display "has some lines missing."  Is this an updated
version of the Type 44 bad grounds to/on the instrument cluster, or is
this a "replace cluster for $x,xxx" problem?

Also, I don't know if the timing belt has been changed (mileage is about
110K). If not, is this a week-end DIY job, or a take it to the local
wrench for $x,xxx?

OK, one more: how robust is the urA4 Tiptronic automatic transmission?
Is it as delicate as the urV8/early A8?

It might be a bargain unless these 2 or 3 items make it a deal breaker.

Kent McLean
'91 200 TQA #1, not for sale (not yet)
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody" becoming "Old Faithful"
'91 200 TQA #2, up in smoke 2
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy", up in smoke

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