Survey: type 44 break down frequency

ricematthews ricematthews at
Mon Sep 16 04:50:20 EDT 2002

It sounds like you have about 7k miles to go before your next incident.


1989 200Q, 107k when purchased in 1995, 233k now.  4 times:

1: bolt dropped out of tie rod where it attachs to the rack (about 160k
miles). Fortunately, I was just backing out of the garage at the time.
About 150k miles, I think, don't have records near me at the moment.

2: ignition module went bad. About 180k miles.

3: clutch master cylinder failed. About 200k miles.

4: radiator sprung a leak. About 220k miles.

Dave Kumpf
dkumpf at
'89 200Q
'98 A6Q

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