[urq] RE : Need some help

SpotatAshleys spotatashleys at hotmail.com
Tue May 8 13:30:33 EDT 2007


What's this you said?    "I don't want to scare you, it's not a tough job, but you need to be well
prepared with good quality "crimpers" 

Nooooooo...you can't use crimpers and crimped connections on a quattro. Solder only please. If a jobs worth doing, it's worth doing well.


'87 WR
'63 Daimler V8

p.s. actually I only said this to be controversial and start a "flame war" over the merits of solder vs crimp.. It's been too quite on the urq-list for a long time now. Just wanted to liven things up a bit. And, yes, I do solder everything. My quattro probably weighs 50kg more than most with all my soldering.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Louis-Alain Richard" <laraa at sympatico.ca>
To: "'Andrew B'" <andrew.sb at gmail.com>; <urq at audifans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 2:08 PM
Subject: [urq] RE : Need some help

> Hi Andrew,
> Since it's a 4000$ car, must be an urQ.
> Then,
> 1 and 2 might be related to the fusebox/block-connectors problems. I did it
> on my early urQ. New fusebox is cheap, easy to replace, but then you just
> repair half of the problem. You need to order at dealer the 4 square
> connectors (1 yellow, 1 black, 1 blue, 1 white) and replace each one that
> shows melting. In addition, you need the round OEM connectors, 16 in each
> block, but you don't need to replace them all, just the hi-amps for
> headlight, defrost, fuel pump, engine coil, etc. so maybe a dozen will be
> enough.
> I don't want to scare you, it's not a tough job, but you need to be well
> prepared with good quality crimpers and OEM connectors, plus you NEED the
> wiring diagram in the Bentley. After that, if you do a good job, you'll
> relay all these hi-amps components, and the fusebox will last 100 years.
> That's what I did to mine in 2002. 
> 3- After that fusebox replacement, maybe the tach bouncing will heal itself,
> since it is powered by one of the melted connectors. Mine was fine after the
> replacement.
> Hope this helps,
> Louis-Alain
> 1983 Quattro
> Montreal PQ
> > -----Message d'origine-----
> > 
> > Hi again...
> > I've found a great deal on a good car but am hoping to pre-emptively solve
> > a
> > few issues before I buy it.  I'm trying to gauge how complicated a fix
> > will
> > be.  The price is right (~4000), it's an early build, but there are a few
> > things that are keeping it from passing inspection here, and that makes me
> > nervous.
> > 
> > 1) the blinkers don't work.  Nothing turns on when you flip the switch.
> > 
> > 2) The headlights only work on high.
> > 
> > 3) The tachometer "bounces" off idle.
> > 
> > 
> > Any suggestions?  PO suggested it might be a ground strap, but with the
> > early electronics I'm not sure how much of a handful I'd be getting into.
> > Once it passes inspection I don't mind spending some time figuring things
> > out, but I need those headlights and blinkers to work.
> > 
> > Thanks in advance, I'm hoping I'll be able to get another coupe soon!
> > 
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