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> From quattro-owner@coimbra.ans.net Tue Feb 28 18:26:23 1995
> Date: Tue, 28 Feb 1995 16:23:38 -0500 (EST)
> From: "Bob D'Amato" <Bob.Damato@starfleet.itc.snetlink.com>
> The ABS on my '91 '91Q seems to work just fine, but I did notice an 
> oddity with it.  WHen I park the car uphill on a slight incline (My 
> sister's driveway for instance) the brake peday seems jerky like it is 
> readjusting itself when I leave again.  But when I park in my driveway, 
> which is substantially steeper, it is fine.  It happens EVERY time I am 
> in my sister's driveway...without fail, or in other parking lots of equal 
> incline.
> It clearly isnt something I should worry about, it is just a curiousity 
> question to whats happening with it.

The last three cars I've owned have done this, and it seems to depend
on just how soon after turning on the ignition one applys the brakes in
a moving car.  This seems to confuse the system's startup sequence,
which seems to take place in the first 5 seconds after the ignition is
turned on or the car started.

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.