200 tqa questions

Kent McLean kentmclean at mindspring.com
Tue Apr 18 15:03:41 EDT 2006

Geraint Lloyd wrote:
> I'm a newbie on the mailing list.

Welcome.  You've been given good advice to ask the list.
Buy those guys a pint.

> 1. boost leak.
> (035 145 760). the boost leak is at the bellows 

The infamous "Micheline Man" hose.  Aftermarket parts are available. 
Samco makes an excellent (silicon?) replacement, but it is not cheap,
either.  Google the archives:
site:www.audifans.com "michelin man" samco

A Google search on: audi "silcon hoses", turned up this:
I don't know anything about them (except that they in the 
UK, so you can send money home).

> 2. rear electric windows
> i guess that the fault is either in the armrest/door
> handle switch block or in the door bellows somewhere.

That's as good a place as any to start looking. Since
Audi uses switched grounds, exposed wires in the door
jamb bellow may short, causing all sorts of funky
behavior. See my write-up here:

Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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