A good day, a bad day ...
pjberr at home.com
Tue Dec 19 14:15:30 EST 2000
Any day in Audi-land is a g'day!
> >> The clutch pedal shimmy is often a sign the throwout
> >bearing is failing.
> >That's what I figured. So I have:
> > a) Leaking front crank seal.
fortunately I do not (I'm sure it's coming though)
> > b) Mysterious 'air loss' stutter under boost.
Check the ISV to intake manifold hose - mine was lose - it pushed out and
leaked under boost and got sucked back on under deceleration - had to be
really tight before it refused to pull off by hand.
> > c) Squirreling sound under engine braking.
same problem - mb (bearing and bushing) parts here total $45CDN or $900 plus
from Audi for the Driveshaft.
> > d) Clunky-clunky with fierce low gear acceleration.
> > e) Front left wheel mis-aligned (you should see the tyre).
Had it aligned three times and still front left wears on the inside.
> > f) Throw-out bearing on the point of failure.
see above top
> > g) Various electrical gremlins.
speedo started bouncing so I did the pin bypass fix - resoldered all the
questionable looking joints on the PC boards
> >Time for the bus to go up on blocks, I think.
Clutch MC has just let go $235 CDN from dealer - $135 CDN from alternate OEM
Wife is currently having a 'kanipshun fit' about constant repairs. "Admit
it - you bought a lemon!!"
Brake bomb needs replacing $300 CDN for part (or $450 from dealer)
Voltmeter steadfastly refuses to function.
When a/c blower motor kicks on a/c head diagnostics shows a drop from 14.1V
to 12.8V - probably have to get in and change the brushes before it burns
the motor out.
Neck on radiator at top haas broken off leaving 1/2" of pipe to fasten hose
to, nylon tie straps are helping here.
As I said to the my new best friend (the parts guy) "It;s a good thing I
love my baby - otherwise I'd hate it!"
I think I've crossed the line and become a certifiable masochist.
Yours in pain and Audi-ownership
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