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Re: 4000 Quattro Question

> We just had a thread on this. I paid a shop in Colo. Springs about $60 for
> the fix. It is a small gear that either breaks or gets mis-aligned as some
> have reported. Conventional wisdom has the gear breaking when reseting the
> trip odometer while the car is moving and/or the mechanism which operates 
> the oxygen sensor warning light causes it to break.  Fairly common problem.

> a cheap plastic gear breaks and they will not sell you the 2 or 3 dollar
>to fix it.  It has happened on 5 audis we have owned, only if 
>someone would make a metal gear it might not ever break.  Its a problem 
>with all VDO gauges.

I fixed mine for about $5.00 with LIBERAL applications of Crazy glue on the
White nylon Transfer gear and shaft in the odo. Don't worry its not hard to
find it will be the cracked gear! 

I did this repair over 175,000 miles ago and my odo has been fine ever since

Eric Fletcher
'81 Coupe (W/300K miles Yep that's what my odo says!)
'87 5000CS Turbo Quattro
'72 Datsun 240Z Race Car (Fast...Really F**king Fast!!!)