[V8] abusive relationship
David.Coleman at blackrock.com
Thu Jul 19 12:02:59 EDT 2007
Ed, check the yellow pages for a hydraulic shop near you (such as the
ever-famous spokane hose) -- I had a couple of my hyd. lines rebuilt
locally for something like $20 per. Looks great, top notch job, etc.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ed Kellock [mailto:ekellock at gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2007 11:37 AM
> To: Coleman, David
> Cc: d saad; v8 at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: [V8] abusive relationship
> I may apply for entry in that VIP room soon... Just
> ascertained that I have not one but two leaks in the 90 V8.
> The high pressure line from rack to bomb has a steady drip
> just at idle and the upper portion of the pump to rack line
> seeps slightly but noticeably with just slight pressure on
> the wheel. Add to this I just replaced the pump to rack line
> on my 200 Avant and I have finally had my first introduction
> to Audi hydraulic system repair after 17 years of Audi
> ownership, albeit only 12 years owning cars with the most
> "celebrated" hydraulic systems.
> I can't find the pump/bomb hose online anywhere. The other I
> found for just over 300 bux. NFW I'm paying that for a
> 10-inch hydraulic line.
> Sorry to hear of the job situation. I wish you the best in
> finding your next one.
> On 7/19/07, Coleman, David <David.Coleman at blackrock.com> wrote:
> > Well Dave you certainly are doing a good job putting on a
> happy face
> > at least... You and Tony should form a V8 fan club, with a special
> > VIP room for the hydraulic system!
> > And just to clarify, the engine rattle came just "from
> looking at the
> > t-belt"? Funny, that's how my rattle started too... ;-)
> > Ironically (though not as ironic as the India paradox you've found
> > yourself in), I was just checking out A3 lease deals when
> your email
> > came over. As un-justified as this may sound, I'm starting to kick
> > tires due to my commute misadventures yesterday morning,
> where I sat
> > in the pouring rain for three hours waiting for road
> service to bring me a
> > can of gasoline. Yes, it was my dumb fault, but still,
> the gas gauge
> > wasn't unequivocally pinned on empty, and the computer flashed the
> > occasional 25 gals to empty. And again yes, that's (a)
> adjustable and
> > (b) an unwise thing to go by -- but at the end of the day, I'd have
> > made it to work on time if I had a spanking new A3!
> > But of course when take my car out for a lunch run, I'll
> surely come
> > to my senses...
> > Good luck!
> > DaveC.
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: v8-bounces at audifans.com
> > > [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of d saad
> > > Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2007 10:09 AM
> > > To: v8 at audifans.com
> > > Subject: [V8] abusive relationship
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > OK
> > >
> > > UNCLE
> > >
> > > I give up
> > >
> > > What do you have to do
> > > to keep a V8 happy?
> > >
> > > As many of you know, I just put $3K into making my motor good as
> > > new. It runs great but has that lower right front of the motor
> > > rattle that comes from looking at the t-belt. It also has
> > > intermittent rattly clanks from the lifters - which I
> opted not to
> > > replace. Both noises come and go and I don't consider
> them to be a
> > > big deal at all. My reward for all of this?
> > > I just got laid off from
> > > micron (go ahead - ask me what I think about rewarding
> CEOs 10s of
> > > millions of dollars to drive companies into the ground
> while never
> > > turning a profit) and in the process of searching for a
> new job, I
> > > pull up to a prospective hiring managers house in a cloud of
> > > expensive power steering oil smoke. If I could drop kick
> this thing,
> > > it would be in flying over the moon right now.
> > >
> > > Add to that, I just rebuilt my Vespa motor and it is
> blown up again
> > > - for the second time - and it looks like both times the
> root cause
> > > was defective pistons. The first time the little pins
> that keep the
> > > rings from rotating (two stroke motor thing) were pressed
> in too far
> > > so the rings did rotate and it ate itself up. Next
> > > set destroyed because piston pin snap ring somehow broke
> or fell out
> > > and destroyed itself. This crap all comes from India - which
> > > ironically is where my software job just went.
> > >
> > > I would just drive the old
> > > reliable but somewhat ugly 83 Ranger - but it is so hot now (over
> > > 100 every day) that just walking to the car builds up a
> sweat. Not
> > > exactly putting your best smell forward for an interview
> if you know
> > > what I mean.
> > > I really need a car with A/C.
> > >
> > > Dave
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