[V8] re v8 problems

Tony and Lillie tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net
Sun May 15 02:39:15 EDT 2005


I had one not too long ago that had a fire under it, in the same area. 
Caused by oil on the cats. In that car's case, it was coming from the 
distributor seals and the valve cover gaskets. There was also someone on the 
list not too long ago that had a similar situation. His name is Joe 
Griffith. check for other damage as well. On the car I worked on, the front 
CV boot on the driveshaft was burned, as well as the selector cable and 
various rubber mounts.

Tony Hoffman

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <VERBRYCKJACK at aol.com>
To: <v8 at audifans.com>
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2005 7:09 PM
Subject: [V8] re v8 problems

>I was coming home from fresno yesterday and just at teh top of the 
> white smokes starts pouring out the back. Once on the side of the road I
> lifted the hood to reveal a fire under the engine two bottles of water 
> later it was
> doused. I checked the trans fulid and oil both were full or at least 
> within
> reason. Restarted the car checked trans again and looked for oil but none 
> was
> forth coming. Today I cleaned the bottom of the engine and trans to start
> looking for the leak two test dives later it seems to be coming from 
> either the
> selector switch or the pan . Does anyone have this or a similar 
> experience? The
> pan looks like a right bitch to get out any pointers? Is it poosible for 
> fulid
> to come from the selector switch? The car runs great ,pulls hard etc... 
> While
> underneath the audi also noticed that the right front outside cv boot 
> needs
> replacment , the car gods have never blessed me with this job so advice 
> would be
> appreciated on this job as well. Last but not least I would really like to
> get the bently manual which is often referenced but I have been unable to 
> locate
> one anywhere, if there is a place please let me know. any info can be sent 
> to
> verbryckjack at aol com or to the list . Thanks George
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