[s-cars] 1988 90 quattro - good or bad?

Richard Hoffman billzcat1 at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 4 16:38:36 EDT 2005

No brake pressure accumulators on NG-equipped cars as they use 
vacuum-assisted brakes.  I own an 89 90q with 225,000 miles on the original 
clutch as well.  I would say that they are very reliable but neglect can 
leave them wanting maintenance (like all Audis, eh?)

Common wear items include strut mounts, control arm bushings, subframe 
mounts, rear diff mounts... well... pretty much anything that is rubber. 
Most running issues are easily corrected since the CIS-3 system is simple to 
work on.  Most maintenance parts are inexpensive and can be had through the 
various european aftermarket suppliers.

To top it off, my 89 gets 35 mpg on the freeway :)  Now to go wrap up that 
timing belt job...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Emre Washburn" <yumyjager at gmail.com>
To: "chris chambers" <fastscirocco_2000 at yahoo.com>
Cc: "Scar" <s-car-list at audifans.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 04, 2005 10:56 AM
Subject: Re: [s-cars] 1988 90 quattro - good or bad?

> Chris,
> Like Sean, I also own a 7A'ed B3, but mine is a Coupe quattro. While
> the motors and engine management systems are different, a lot of the
> cars drivetrain, suspension, and interior/exterior are the same.
> You mention the car is a quattro which rules out the 4 cylinder, and
> makes it a 5 cylinder 2.3 NG code motor. The NG is known for it's
> reliability beyond the 250k miles mark, with only headgaskets and
> clutches being the only major parts prone to failure. Other smaller
> parts that tend to fail are master/slave clutch cylinders and brake
> pressure accumulators. Suspension bushings also tend to need R&R in
> the higher mileage cars. The Audiworld 80/90/Cabrio forum is a GREAT
> resource for these cars, and a great place to search over the archives
> to see BTDT's.
> -- 
> Emre
> 92 //S4
> 90 Cq
> 40 valves 'O plenty!
> On 9/4/05, chris chambers <fastscirocco_2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Not S material but is Audi related,
>> I have been asked my opinon on the 1988 Audi 90 quattro.
>> I don't know whether this particular car is a 4 cylinder or 5 cylinder.
>> Anyone know anyting about this vintage, is it expensive to
>> maintain/repair?
>> Thanks
>> Chris
>> AUDI - Accelerates Under Demonic Influence.
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