1998 A4 V6 Quattros and selling my 1988 90 Quattro

David.Ullrich at ferguson.com David.Ullrich at ferguson.com
Thu Mar 28 07:53:19 EST 2002

The clutch on all B5 platform cars seems to ride very high. The one in my 1998 Passat GLS 1.8T rids VERY high, always has since day one. I took it to the dealer and told them it needed adjustment and was told there is no way to adjust it. That is apparently just the way it is. Everyone seems to agree that high pick-up and very little feeling is normal for these hydro-clutches.


1987.5 Audi Coupe GT "Special Build" 2.3 - Anthracite Black
1998 VW Passat GLS 1.8T - For Sale CHEAP

-----Original Message-----
From: ricematthews [mailto:ricematthews at msn.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 7:29 AM
To: njstamper at yahoo.com
Cc: quattro at audifans.com
Subject: Re: 1998 A4 V6 Quattros and selling my 1988 90 Quattro


I have had my '98 A4 Avant Quattro for about 4 months.  Great car!  As for
the clutch, it does seem "high" whan compared to my 86' 4kcsq.  Actually,
not much different than the '89 200q though, from what I recall.  I actually
bought another '98 A4 Avant Q before this one.  I found it had a decent
number of oil leaks (engine, trans, rear diff) and the dealer (non-Audi
dealer) bought it back after the refused to have them repaired under their
warranty.  This one also has a small engine oil leak that needs to be taken
care of too (hopefully under the Audi Assured Warranty) .  So my suggestion
would be to check the car out for leaks as it seems to be a common problem.
Any other questions?

-Mark Rice
'98 A4 Avant q
ex-'86 4kcsq
ex,ex-'89 200q

I test drove 3 of the above and on all 3, the clutch
Command? felt like it let up high.  Anyone have a 98
A4 V6?  How do you like your 1998?
I am selling my 14 year old silver (gray leather
interior) 1988 90 Quattro.  It's in good condition - I
just want to upgrade.  Kelley Blue book Private Party
"fair" conditon is $2555, "good" condition $3005 and
"excellent" condition $3385.  I'm asking $2000 - it
has new Nokian NRWs, 112k miles, stick, sunroof,
non-smoker, Mobil 1 oil used for the life.  If
interested, email me and I can send you a .jpg pic and
a .xls spreadsheet of maintenance done over the years.

(Palatine IL)

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