200 tqa questions
geraintlloyd_qc at yahoo.ca
Tue Apr 18 13:47:49 EDT 2006
I'm a newbie on the mailing list.
I just bought a 200TQA, in west Montreal, that was
listed on audifans by
a Mr J.Bell. the car seems in good order and the
vendor pointed out the
main issues and in some cases provided the spares to
fix them. :-)
I needed some transport to go off camping with the
family and at the
price, it seemed the best way forward
it seems a bit different to my trusty golf 2 gti
notably, since i just
arrived from the UK, 'cos the steering wheel is on the
wrong (left) side.
I thought that the germans were supposed to be good
with little details
FYI: I used to run an independent VW/Audi specialist
garage in North
Wales (UK) and am therefore not unaccustomed to
pulling cars apart.
the daftest audi thing that i managed to do at the
garage was change an
87 coupé quattro clutch by myself using spanners, 2
jacks and 4 axle
I say daft 'cos i got a bit tired whilst trying to
bench press the box
back into place and had to take a 40 minute break to
get my strength
back whilst lying on the floor under the car with the
gearbox on my
chest. I won't be trying that again (alone) any time
I have a couple of issues that i need to cure, on the
200, and was
advised to ask you guys, by a couple of members in
montreal who dabble
So far, i have fixed the green gold leaks with
re-manufactured hoses and
got some decent oil pressure back by replacing the
Fram oil filter with
a decent Mann example. as yet the ABS is U/S but I'll
get to that when I
have a mo and have fully digested all of the useful
info in the FAQ/
the problems that I have are:
1. boost leak.
i have a j tube between the turbo and the intercooler.
this is in 3
parts (visible from the outside) and comprises a
rubber hose from the
turbo, a metal tube that EKTA tells me is a silencer /
pulse damper and
a rubber bellows at the connection to the intercooler
(035 145 760). the
boost leak is at the bellows that audi tells me is
NLA. i can replace
the whole thing with 034 145 746F but thats 300 CAD
tax. not a big
deal, but if there is a cheaper solution that is just
as good, then all
the better for me and the bank manager
Anyone know of a suitable replacement for the bellows
manufacturers / sundry bit of plumbing etc)?
2. rear electric windows
the rear window regulators/ lifter motors work
the passenger side works with the key in but ignition
off, the driver's
side only works with the ignition on.
if i press the switch to give control of the rear
windows to the rear
passengers the fuse blows.
i guess that the fault is either in the armrest/door
handle switch block
or in the door bellows somewhere.
Anyone else already had this fault or am I on my own?
ta in advance for any help
for the picky individuals among you, i would like to
remind you that
RHD- Right Hand Drive vehicles and
LHD - Wrong Hand Drive vehicles.
god save the queen!
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