[V8] New Rims and Tires & 1 Obscure Question

Jeremy Ward jward.v8 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 14:19:49 EDT 2005

Good to hear Zay, can't wait to see the pictures. I have mine down at the 
alignment shop right now to make sure I don't grind down those 3mo old tires 
I got from Dan. I made sure to print the Alignment section of the shop 
manual, as well as told the guy not to install my tie rods upside down, or 
he will be buying me 2 new distributor caps as well as re-doing the 
alignment ;-)
 IRT the blinking outside temp LED... I think that is telling you that a 
code has been thrown for the climate control system. Hold down the outside 
temp button and the off button at the same time. Scroll to channel '01 (I 
think that's where it starts you) and press the outside temp button to 
scroll through your error codes. Mine always throws 09 (ignore as per the 
shop manual; not equipped some 1990 cars). A full list of codes can be found 
on Chris' website:
 Let us know what you find out!
 - Jeremy

 On 7/28/05, Campozano, Robert <RCAMPOZANO at mgmmirage.net> wrote: 
> I was pleasantly surprised yesterday when my 16" Borbet Type R's arrived
> with Bridgestone Potenza RE950's (bought off Ebay) that supposedly came
> off of a 2000 A6. I thought I would need 10mm spacers since I thought
> the A6 had a 45mm offset. The rims are a 35mm offset! Anyway, cleaned
> them up and installed...they look fantastic. I will be sending Jeremy
> Ward pictures to add to his wheel database. My shimmy from having a
> bent rim is gone and having semi new tires on the car for a change is a
> good feeling. I drove last night for over an hour just to enjoy the
> ride and new feel. You forget how nice these cars can be, especially
> after having 2 borrowed 14" rims with decent tires on the front and 2
> 15" stock rim with fairly bald tires on the back. I am still grinning.
> Now to the obscure question: Last night I felt the AC was starting to
> blow warmer air. I looked down at the climate control and the little
> red light that turns on when you check the outside temperature was
> blinking...turned off climate control, turned back on and this went away
> and AC started blowing cold again. It did it one more time last night
> and did not do it this morning...any thoughts on what that could have
> been?
> Finally, power steering hoses should be back from Spokane by tomorrow.
> Thanks again John (diemarthadie). Wow, it will be nice to drive the car
> without the shimmy *and* without having to fill the power steering
> reservoir once a week and a fixed cluster.
> This list is truly the best.
> Zay Campozano | Computer Engineer | MGM MIRAGE(tm)
> rcampozano at MGMMirage.net
> 1990 V8 Quattro 3.6L Auto
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