Survey: type 44 break down frequency
Mon, 16 Sep 2002 17:36:16 -0400
I'm starting to wonder about Bosch quality of late, as my relatively
new(about 2-3 years) developed a significant leak through the casing. The
original was still working, but I pulled one off of the '89 80 since I'm
converting to CIS-EIII.
That plus the injectors - at least two were weeping giving me hard starting
trouble after my engine rebuild. At $40 a pop I have yet to replace them
again. I am a little upset at this, as the 12 year old ones worked just as
On Monday, September 16, 2002 3:53 PM, Wallace White
> Ben -
> > I'm happy to say I have not been stranded in over 10 years of AUDI
> > ownership. I think it is because I do my best to seek out problems
> > they occur.
> That's impressive--and somewhat encouraging.
> > (1) Clutch throw-out bearing, June '98.
> > <snip>
> > - Wouldn't need a tow for that if standard trans.
> True--I did drive another 450 freeway miles that way! I'd still count it
> debilitating injury, but it wasn't a stranding. So update my count to
> (minus this, plus that hydraulic hose) in four years, 53k miles. Sadly,
> have been failures of replacement parts.
> > (3) Heater control valve, June '99.
> > <snip>
> > - OOh - I've had one leak giving me warning. If not hot, but going
> > while on the road, I guess hoseclamps inserted around a screwdriver or
> > whatever would get you to a parts store.
> That's where the flush-n-fill kit comes in; it has little lengths of pipe
> could substitute for the heater valve or a turbo coolant pump.
> > (4) Fuel pump, three days ago.
> > <snip>
> > - I would think this of all things is one that is most likely to
> > you - did happen to me once in early VW ownership - Scirocco. It was
> > giving me warnings, but I didn't know it.
> Right--just didn't expect it on a two-year-old pump. It was always noisy
> I'd heard that was typical for newer Bosch pumps. I did _not_ cut the
> screen off of it when I installed it, however; I didn't see evidence of
> old screen clogging or the tank coating flaking off. That may have been
> wrong call.
> - Wallace
> '87 5kcstq 190k