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some questions

It seems to be a typo in the Audi manuals about the redline on the 20
valve engines.  I have a 200Q and the redline is at 7100 rpm (I take
this guess from the fact that the 7000 rpm mark on the tach is NOT red
but white; the 7200 rpm mark is red).  The 6300 rpm redline comes from
the 10 valve engine.  I saw the test drive on car and driver for the
20V turbo engine and they reved the engine to 7100 rpm on 1st,2nd,3rd,
and 4th gear.  However they stopped at 6300 rpm on fifth gear.  Don't
know if the 6300 rpm limit was enforced by the computer or that the
car couldn't go any faster (149mph).

The bottom line is this: these engines have a rev limiter.  On my old
4000CSQ the engine was cut off at ~ 6500 rpm.  In the 200Q the engine
is cut off at ~ 7400 rpm.  If the engineers at Audi let you go WAY
pass 6300 rpm it means that the engine was designed to rev that fast.
I tried the limiters myself before so the numbers here are actual
measured numbers.

As far as the wheels, I clean them with ZIP WAX detergent, a sponge,
gloves on my hands, and a LOT of patience.

Ramiro Reinoso, 444 Hoes Lane, Office RRC-1E-226. Piscataway, NJ 08854
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   From: cpalmer@dingo.webo.dg.com
   Date: Fri, 10 Jul 92 13:35:26 EDT
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   I own a 1991 Coupe Quattro (15K miles, getting stronger
   and improving mpg) in Bedford MA.

   I have a few questions I hope people can help with:

   1. The owners manual recommends a max RPM of 6300, yet the
      redline on the tach starts at 7000. The engine seems
      very willing to spin past 6300, so what do people really
      use as max RPM? What with the engine being a little
      peaky, it would be nice to have a few hundred extra
      revs to play with :-)

   2. This car has the nice 7" alloy wheels, and I'm looking
      for something to clean them with. I have a bottle of a
      product called P21S Wheel Cleaner (it's German and claims
      to be approved for all alloy wheels on the 4 major
      German manufacturers' cars). Also claims to be nonacidic
      and nonalkaline. Does anybody have any experience with
      this? Any other recommended wheel cleaners?

   3. Although the leather seats are verrry nice, I tend to
      sweat a lot (in summer, or after a game of rugby) and
      they are not so good then. Also I don't want to stain
      them. So, does anybody know of a source of fabric seat
      covers for the front seats?

   4. I am thinking of getting some narrower wheels and M+S
      tyres for the upcoming winter. I'm not looking to plough
      through heavy snow, just to better handle a couple of 
      inches of snow and slush (the 205s felt a bit floaty last
      winter). Any recommendations on wheel and tyre sizes and


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