[V6-12v] Project Audi is on the Road ...

Clive Young cyoung1661 at rogers.com
Sun May 2 18:28:39 EDT 2004

Thanks guys for the input , seams things are right about where they should
be ! As a note for anyone who doesn't know . That extra stick in the
instriument cluster is for calibration of the gas guage. I know because when
I took it apart to check the bulb for the time  ( it was blown , thanks
Tom ) I turned it ... lucky for me I turned it back ;;;;phew .. so if I run
out of gas over the next couple of days .. we will all know I didn't get it
back in the right spot.

The next item is the O2 sensors. I know I need a cat on the drivers side so
I may as well do the sensors as That is all I can afford right now .

cheers boys

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "cyberpoet" <cyberpoet at verizon.net>
To: "clive young" <cyoung1661 at rogers.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2004 12:35 PM
Subject: Re: [V6-12v] Project Audi is on the Road ...

> The harsh handling over pot holes may be due to replacement suspension
> components which were spec'd with better handling at the cost of the
> ride (such as if the previous owner upgraded to Bilsteens).
> Oil temp sounds pretty good. In Florida's heat, I often run around 100
> - 110 degrees on the oil if I've been out on the highway and come off
> it into traffic. Oil pressure sounds ideal (it should never drop below
> that thick mark at 2, even at hot idle after running for hours).
> The gas tank isn't perfectly equal shaped from top to bottom, and the
> bottom 1/4 tends to be smaller than the rest, thus the faster needle
> drop. Yes, the dash-based clock-dial light should be illuminated (along
> with the rest of the dash).
> The extenal temp gauge often gives slightly false readings, especially
> after running and then sitting. As long as it's reporting correctly
> when the engine is cold, or when in motion, you have nothing to be
> concerned with there.
> Cheers
> =-= Marc Glasgow
> On Sunday, May 2, 2004, at 11:09  AM, clive young wrote:
> > well Finally got the car on the road . I can actually feel like one of
> > the guys now ! kinda strange being on the list so long and never
> > actually driven the car.
> > Anyway as I have no frame of reference as to how things should be
> > working I thought I would supply some data and you guys can tell me if
> > everything appears okay.
> >
> > In top gear at about 120km /hr I was turning 3000 rpm
> > operating temp was just below 90 degrees ( about a needle thickness )
> > . At Cruising speed  the oil pressure guage at 5 bar the alternator at
> > 14volts. I noticed when the gas guage gets into the red it dropped
> > frighteningly fast . When I had the last red tick I put 63.5 litres in
> > and it took me about one needle thickness above full.
> > I found the car very smooth shifting , not the fastest off the line
> > but would really pull nice at high way speed good "roll on "
> > accelleration . The car corners extremely well but is very harsh when
> > I hit a pot hole .. or maybe a popsicle stick . Especailly the rear.
> > Noticed the clock in the speedo wasn't lit up at night . is it suppose
> > to ?
> > Also noticed the external temp guage  giving false high readings after
> > the car has sat for a while after running. ( taking false readings
> > from heat of engine ) . After 10 minutes of driving ,things got back
> > to normal.Not sure if this is normal either.
> >
> > Over all a thrilling ride  and  a lot more fun to drive than my loser
> > cruiser  ( Caravan ) . Noticed a squeek in the steering when I turned
> > that was really annoying . I tried greasing from thre inside to no
> > avail.
> >
> > Anyway so far so good !
> >
> > Clive
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