Hola Amigos! Long Time No Talk

Taka Mizutani t44tqtro at gmail.com
Thu May 17 07:40:24 EDT 2007

You're not going to find too many type 44 parts at the local Audi dealer.

I've ordered most of my dealer-only parts either through Clair Parts or VM
Autohaus. Surprisingly enough, VM was cheaper on a lot of stuff back when
the Canadian dollar was much weaker, even after customs duties. Now I don't
think that would work. Sunset Motors in Oregon are also very reasonable. I
don't know how the new owner of Crescent City Motors has stuff priced- after
the hurricane, I don't even know what kind of business they're doing at all.

Oil filters and the like are better ordered from a foreign parts reseller-
thepartsbin.com, adirondack, zzmotors, tim leclair's FAP99 ebay business,

They should have the UrS oil filter in stock- it's been superceded and
pretty much all Audis run the same oil filter now- ask for the one for the
A4 1.8T. It's not the same as the big black oil filter on the 5ktq that has
the "Turbo" label, but I've run the UrS filter on my old 200q20v w/o any oil
pressure issues or other issues.


On 5/16/07, Alex Kowalski <hypereutectic1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks, folks.
> Also:  Dealer parts reality check:  Last week I dropped by unannounced
> at my local dealer in Springfield, MA to pick up an oil filter and it
> had to be ordered!
> I take this to mean that I can count on them not having very many
> other parts on the shelf, either.
> The bright spot was that the service cashier was pleasantly surprised
> to see the car drive onto the lot.  I had just washed it and although
> the paint is weathered and chipped in a couple of places, the car
> still has that "looks great from 20 feet" quality to it.  She was
> flabbergasted when I told her that it only had ~63k miles and still
> ran well, and that the A/C still functioned, and I had only paid a
> grand total of about $2300 including maintenance and purchase price in
> the past 2 years.  And as always it was the best car in the family
> throughout this past winter in New England.
> No complaints.  I can't wait to have them both running again.
> Cheers,
> Alex
> On 5/16/07, Ed Kellock <ekellock at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The topic of grill trim clips just came up recently...
> >
> >
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