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Coupe Quattro: 3800 RPM Cutout
Just discovered this list--proof positive that deus ex machina is
alive and well. In my hour of need, deliverance has hopefully descended
from the heavens in binary, electron-driven form.
Am the original owner of a 1985 Coupe Quattro (U.S. specs)--street
version of the World Rally Champion, that I brought home from an assignment
PROBLEM: Periodically (and unpredictably) the engine will begin
cutting out at exactly the same point (3800 RPM.) The effect is analogous
to that of a rev limiter; the result is the same whether you get there by
brisk acceleration or sneaking up on it . Everything returns to normal as
soon as revs drop below the magic number. Produces a lot of short shifting
and long explantions (from the folks who swore they FIXED it the last
time.) Have tried several curatives; none have worked.
Thoughts? If you've got the solution, you've made a friend for life.
Thanks, Jack vK