quattro fatal accident
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Thu Nov 16 21:20:58 EST 2000
--- isham-research.freeserve.co.uk at pop.freeserve.net,
quk at isham-research.freeserve.co.uk wrote:
> I would have thought it reasonably obvious. I've
> lost count of how
> many times I've pointed out Audi's instructions that
> the nominal
> values are to be achieved if at all possible, and
Obviously I agree with this point.
> also how many times
> I've said that this is critical to handling,
> especially of a Torsen
> car. There are _NO_ acceptable tolerances on a
> quattro - Audi's
> manuals are quite clear on this point, and anyone
O.K., here's where it gets alittle fuzzy. Bentley has
Total toe +5' (+5' and -10')
Camber -30' (+ or - 30')
Toe angle difference -1* 40' (+ or - 30')
These are listed for the front wheels for the 89 200
in Section 44.6. I'm not questioning what you are
saying, I just want to get my monies worth and get the
best job I can the first time.
> who just accepts a
> 'green' value quite obviously hasn't read the book
> and thus should
> not be touching the car.
I thought that the green represented the specified
range and there was a pointer at the optimum.
> about ninety minutes
> to align a quattro properly, plus however long it
> takes to free up
> rusted or stuck adjustments. There are _NO_ short
> cuts - the process
> is critical to proper handling.
Again, I absolutely agree. I loosen all adjusters,
and run them through 2 or 3 thread rotations in each
direction, just to make sure they work. When I go I
also bring the correct size combination wrenches, so
he won't have to use Vise-Grips or a pipe wrench on
So I need to:
1. Loosen all adjusters.
2. Bring the correct wrenches.
3. Bring the correct specs.
4. Explain how I want the alignment done.
5. Stand there and make sure he does what I asked.
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