[V8] How many is too many
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Tue Aug 12 11:05:35 PDT 2008
Indy pass is a pain though if not familar, I lived in aspen for 5
years. Beautiful but nerve racking
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On Aug 12, 2008, at 10:14 AM, Ed Kellock <ekellock at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Ingo. The V8 was at Champagne and I left my urq with him to go
> through the front suspension. I had it looked at locally and the
> guy htere
> said everything looked good, but it drove like a cattle cart this
> weekend so
> something's not right. Nevertheless, I loved driving it. We left
> the track
> event Sunday a bit early and went up to Aspen for lunch, then over
> Independence Pass. That is one helluva road. Very nice. Gorgeous
> Definitely worth doing if you're in the area.
> The tires on the 94 are 225/50-17 which are only 3% too larger which
> is only
> 2mph at 75 so I make hang on to those and just sell the wheels. I
> definitely do not care for the wheels. The BBS 16's are going today.
> That's give me a chance to check the brakes, etc. I'm also going to
> the driver's side timing belt cover to have a quick look. The last
> time the
> timing belt was done was in 98 at about 47k miles, which puts it at
> 10 years
> and 78k miles. Either way you look at it, it's time.
> Did Audi revise the t-belt interval to 60k in ALL years?
> It's got an issue with the a/c, the slightest bit of throttle causes
> it to
> change vents and blow hot air. Larry referred to the C4 cars with
> the same
> CC system and said there's a check valve that can be added (or
> that causes that. I was able to drive it very gingerly on the way
> home and
> keep it cool inside. Also got nearly 25 mpg as a result. Check
> light is on too. Time to hook up my new toy that I bought months
> ago and
> haven't touched. Only other thing I know of so far is the cruise
> doesn't work.
> Oh yeah, the headliner in this thing is spotless and the nets on the
> back of
> the front seats are tight. The steering wheel feels thicker than
> any of my
> others. It's nice.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ingo Rautenberg [mailto:ingo.rautenberg at gmail.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 10:00 AM
>> To: Ed Kellock
>> Cc: rmwoodbury at roadrunner.com; v8 at audifans.com
>> Subject: Re: [V8] How many is too many
>> Congrats, Ed! Wow, you really did have a maaavelous weekend with
>> Urq25 and your new acquisition. Congrats on the new job, too. I
>> always wanted a V8 that color. Didn't realize that one could order
>> special colors in the US. Guess they took the idea from porsche.
>> On Aug 12, 2008, at 11:46 AM, Ed Kellock wrote:
>>> I agree and had a conversation about that with the seller,
>> a Quattro
>>> dealer/service business in Denver. I am considering storing this
>>> car more
>>> than driving it for a while. I doubt that I'll be able to
>> do that in
>>> reality however.
>>> The only thing that would make this car absolutely perfect is if it
>>> black interior. It is grey. The silver/grey combo is a bit less
>>> but it actually still smells new inside, even in the trunk, at
>>> least as
>>> close to new as I can remember, so I really hesitate to do
>>> the interior, like a full swap with my black car. Crazy talk.
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Roger Woodbury [mailto:rmwoodbury at roadrunner.com]
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 1:21 AM
>>>> To: v8 at audifans.com
>>>> Cc: 'Ed Kellock'
>>>> Subject: Re: How many is too many
>>>> Over the top, Ed. But a '94! Congratulations! I too saw
>> this car
>>>> on Cars.com and pondered about it about as long as I could before
>>>> reality set in, and I realized that two V8's right now are
>> too many
>>>> for me.
>>>> But I have been thinking about doing what you have done so that my
>>>> "next" car can be another V8.
>>>> And it really isn't insane considering that there isn't
>> anything else
>>>> being made today that is as nice, imho!
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