[V8] abusive relationship
ingo.rautenberg at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 13:42:36 EDT 2007
And don't forget your local Pirtek franchise. I've had numerous
hydraulic lines (and recently a trans line) rebuilt for $50 - $100,
including some with swivel connectors, sometimes within an hour.
They also will come out to your location, but am not sure of the
Best of luck on your repair and employment fronts.
On Jul 19, 2007, at 12:02 PM, Coleman, David wrote:
> 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!
>>>> -----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
>>>> 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.
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