[A4] Trials and tribulations of owning 3 Audis

Kent McLean kentmclean at comcast.net
Wed Jun 3 16:24:44 PDT 2009

The P.O. contacted me to inform me the steam under the hood
of the 200 shouldn't be the heater core, as he just replaced

I just got word from the mechanic (well known in Audifan circles,
and who knows the PO) that it is the heater core.  Short term
solution is to by-pass the heater core and get the car inspected.
If it fails inspection for some expensive reason, then it might
not make sense to repair the heater core (again). Tomorrow will

And then we'll move on to getting the V8 inspected.

On a related note, which I forgot in the first posting, when I
got my A4 back from a successful state safety inspection, after
I parked it I noticed some white smoke wafting up from the
passenger side sill.  I wasn't in a mood to investigate.

For me, I'm thinking 3 Audis is 3 too many.

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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