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Re: Audi's V6

> From quattro-owner@swiss.ans.net Tue Feb 21 19:17:29 1995
> Date: Tue, 21 Feb 95 17:57:44 EST
>      Can anyone comment on the Audi's V6 reliability?
>      I remember seeing quite a few tech bulletins for '92 100s.

I owned one myself, have another in the garage, know two other owners,
and my brother has over 50K miles on his 1993 already.  Of these
five vehicles, only my housemate's 90S had any problems; those both
involved the computer detecting problems that would not have been
noticed otherwise: one with the EGR valve and one with the idle
regulator.  Both were fixed on the first try.

Mine never missed a beat, never hesitated, hiccuped or stalled, and had
a rock-steady idle, which is more than I can say for any other car I've
ever owned; they all had a glitch--however minor--at some point in

While this engine does not get great press in the US, it is highly
praised in Europe because its quietness and abundant low-end torque
makes it well-suited for high-end sedans.  Mercedes is apparently
impressed, because they are now working on a V6 that is to have similar

>      For the '92 and up are there still familiar (too familiar) issues with 
>      the hydraulics?

What hydraulics?  The '92-on 100s are totally conventional; there's
no pump.

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.