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Tuneup and Fool economy
>By the way, what kind of "tune-up" could one do on these cars
>('85 5000ST)? I've put in new (Bosch Platinum) plugs and an new
>filter (it may have been easy for some folks, but it was a real
>pain in mine ..) but I can't think of anything else that I could
>easily do. If it ain't broke ... etc., I suppose.
How about: fuel filter, belts, distributor rotor and cap, wires, vacuum hoses,
radiator hoses? On the hoses/wires, I'd inspect and replace only if
necessary. I had 2 vacuum hoses swell and become semi-porous. When last was
your timing belt changed? There have been mixed reviews of the Bosch
Platinums on this and other lists. I have the Tri-Electrodes in my Audi. I
also recently replaced my brake fluid with Castrol Dot 4 LMA.
On fuel enonomy, my '87 5000CST 5-spd gets 24-25mpg consistently at highways
speeds of 75-80mph in 5th gear. I rev hard up to 5k rpm most of the time
while accelerating in the lower gears so I know it can do better if I baby it.
Steve Jagernauth '87 951
AT&T Global Network Design '87 Audi 5000CST