[s-cars] Loosey Goosey aka "bitch ain't tight"

McCall, Randy rmccall at nexant.com
Wed Feb 4 12:15:31 PST 2009

Every T44 turbo car I've had has cooked the passenger side motor mount -
that is a highly probable cause for the exhaust system hitting the body.
The hydraulic MM collapses, and often comes out in two pieces.  But of
course, check hangers as well.

From: desmo888 at comcast.net
To: Audi S Car List <s-car-list at audifans.com>
Sent: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 11:00 am
Subject: [s-cars] Loosey Goosey aka "bitch ain't tight"

The girl is finally legal and on the road. I ain't feelin' it. 

The steering is light and she feels more like a Buick than a German
sedan. Are these r & r bushings (like my old CQ's) or entire control
arms (like my B5 S4). 
I am guessing struts are in order as well. 

The brakes are horrible but I've heard that this is an issue. A8 rotors
and Boxster calipers? 

The exhaust hits the body when the engine is under load. I will check
the hangers but I am thinking weak engine/tranny mounts. Any BTDT's? 

I am looking to just get it tightened up as a DD, no track car. 


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