Subject: RE: Tubular contro arms, any interest??
eric_audi.ql at mindspring.com
Fri Feb 13 07:02:09 EST 2004
Larry C. Leung wrote:
>And whom is ever checking
>an A8's shock
>towers or rocker areas for cracking, as they do with aircraft?
I think the problem with failing aluminum parts is not one for the first
2 owners to worry about. I am sure (or rather hope) that they designed
the parts so the fatigue life, even if not infinite, is very long. So
maybe the guy in 2045 who can still afford to find and put gas through
his A8 for Sunday cruises should be checking things. However now that I
say that the primary driver would be mileage not age. Although with
aluminum corrosion might play a part. Does Audi anodize the A8 chasis?
More information about the quattro