[V8] not a lang, more likely a pile . . .

Mike Arman armanmik at earthlink.net
Tue Sep 14 10:38:09 EDT 2004

>I told him I was posting this, hopefully he'll join the list, it's a real
>long shot, but this thing could be a lang...
>From: "Dano0827" <dano0827 at comcast.net>
>My brother has a 1991 Euro model,winter autobahn package,V8 4.2 liter,now
>is this part compatible with the 3.6?do you have any info on where to get
>a full catalog of stuff for this car,it has been a real hassle finding
>any info for this vehicle.of course if he can keep it that would be the
>best thing,he just spent 1400.00 to get the brakes done,yes 1400.00
>dollars,and that did not include new calipers,this is a rare machine,Audi
>mechanics are afraid of this one,hard to work on,hard to find parts,this
>is basicallyt a factory race car,i stole that quote from a Audi Factory
>Mechanic:) he also had the trans rewbuilt,but it still needs help,do you
>know any quality mechanics in the Chicago area,
>any help on this rare and beautiful machine would be appreciated.
>Thanks EuroV8

Maybe I'm just in a cranky mood this AM, but this set off my BS detector.

$1,400 for brakes, without calipers, tells me someone got screwed, not that 
this is a rare car.

Audi mechanics afraid to work on it? Nonsense - for $100 an hour or better, 
they'll gleefully overcome their fears and work on it for endless hours - 
the customer will pay, so why be afraid?

Basically a factory race car - BS meter pegged . . . BOING!!!!!

Trans rebuilt, still needs help - and just who did the rebuild and what did 
it consist of? Some day I will tell you the story of a Chevvy V8 that got 
"completely rebuilt" by painting it light blue out of an 89 cent spray can 
. . . for only $3,500.

I think what is going on here is that this is just a late 91 Euro version - 
GREY MARKET car - which nobody wants to touch  - least of all the dealers, 
who HATE grey market cars - and which has had some neglect in combination 
with the "normal" teenage Audi V8 issues.

Best thing in the world for this guy would be to join this list - he NEEDS 
the information here!

Best Regards,

Mike Arman
(Audi V8 . . . it isn't just a car, it's an ADVENTURE!) 

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