Painting the 5ktq

SJ syljay at
Wed Dec 18 13:12:56 EST 2002

And I wasted another hour trying to find the thread! I gave up the hunt.

That's a good suggestion regarding clear, concise information.

You would think DIY's would take some notes on what they do, what parts they
used . . .especially for repairs that dont involve OEM parts. Many of us do
just that. I enjoy reading the how-to information in these posts, especially
the ones with precise detailed information. On the other hand, some of the
commentary is quite vague.

Now, if someone can tell me EXACTLY how to make, or repair my own oil cooler
lines for the 88 5kq . . . I'll send them a candy cane for Christmas.
Finding precise information in the archives is another exercise in
frustration.    Yeah, Chris . . I know you are reading this . . .I may give
up and buy another used oil cooler assy from you. By the way, the cooler
assy that I picked up from you this past summer works fine in my 100q.

85 Dodge PU D-250, 318
85 4k - - sold but still on the road
88 5kq
90 100q

> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 09:49:57 -0500
> From: George Harris <harchris at>
> To: Quattro at
> Subject: Re: Painting the 5ktq
> > There was a long thread on this topic on the rennlist about a couple of
> > month ago. You may want to check the archives there too.
> I just wasted an hour trying to find the thread on the Rennlist. It is
> so slow. I think this is one of those WEB sites where an amateur just
> has to use every new trick just learned about putting up a WEB site.
> Pretty, but a waste of time and band width :-(
> When referring people to a WEB site like this I respectfully suggest a
> bit more information such as:
> Which forum was the thread in?
> What was the thread name?
> Is there a menu hierarchy to be traversed to get a person closer to the
> topic?
> And finally, if someone followed this thread and has the 'consensus' at
> their finger tips, why not just post the conclusion referring to the
> thread as back up in case someone needs more background?
> Cheers
> George

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