Subject: RE: Tubular contro arms, any interest??

Eric Sanborn eric_audi.ql at
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?

Eric Sanborn
'85 4ktq

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