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Re: '95 Quattro Wagon Info please

> From quattro-owner@swiss.ans.net Thu Nov  3 15:21:49 1994
> Date: Thu, 3 Nov 1994 12:30:50 -0500
> From: murari@umiacs.UMD.EDU (Murari Srinivasan)
> Subject: Re: '95 Quattro Wagon Info please
> Reply-To: quattro@swiss.ans.net
> > 
> > With improving technology, this should be less and less of a factor.
> > Consider that the new Audis don't require coolant changes or chassis
> > lubrication, and oil change intervals have been extended. There are no
> > tune-up adjustments required or necessary; there's no distributor,
> > cap, rotor, or airflow potentiometer to replace, and no valves to
> > adjust!  And the first 3 years/50K of maintenance are included, even
> > brakes and wiper blades!  That's pretty hard to beat with any car.
> John (Greenstreet),
> I dont quite understand - no distributor and associated
> components sounds fine to me, but how come there are no
> valves to adjust ? I thought that the only engines without
> valves were the Direct Injection diesels. Please enlighten
> me if i'm way off the mark.

Forgive my ambiguous wording, what I meant was that there were no
valve adjustments, as these are now effected by hydraulic means.

BTW, Direct Injection diesels have valves as well, and I just read
about a forthcoming Mercedes system where the fuel is injected 
via solenoid-operated injectors, a la gasoline injectors, but the
pressure of the supply rail has to be about 1,500 bar, or 22,000
psi!  This engine is said to be very efficient, quiet, and economical,
and is envisioned for the A-class of ultra-economy vehicles.

With gas currently at $1.20/gal, I would't count on seeing it here
right away!

John Greenstreet, Senior Engineer           (jgreenst@motown.ge.com)
Martin Marietta Government Electronic Systems    Moorestown NJ 08057
WPI Class of '75, Temple Class of '94

My new car history:
  1975    1978    1982       1986        1989      1992      1995
   VW ->  Audi -> Audi  -> Mercedes -> Mercedes -> Audi -> Mercedes
Scirocco Fox GTI  4000S    190E 2.3    190E 2.6    100CS     S320

POSSLQ's* new car history:
         1978       1981       1985      1988        1990     1993
       Triumph ->  Toyota ->  Toyota  ->  VW    ->   Audi  -> Audi
       Spitfire    Tercel     Corolla   Jetta GL      80      90S

*POSSLQ = Person of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters
Note: All Audis and Mercedes above were sold to friends or family.