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Idle Sta. Valve
I found a possible parts car for my Quantum here in Auburn. It has a
slushbox (that's trashed - the reason it hasn't moved for over 8 months)
and the I5. Body's trashed, interior's a mess (the sunroof is caulked
shut). While I was checking it out, I took a good look at the Idle
Stabilizer Valve. As I suspected, the VW's come with a three prong vs.
the two prong Audi one. My VW has an Audi valve that does absolutely
nothing. I pulled the VW one off this other car and put it (temporarily,
though no one was watching and the thought DID cross my mind) on mine.
Bingo - It worked (I heard it switch). I've tested the Audi valve on my
car with a 12V source and it works just fine. Only it isn't activated by
my three prong plug.
All that to say this. If anybody wants/needs a good Idle Stabilizer
Valve for a 4000/5000?, especially if you have a VW one to supply me
with..... I'll be happy to GIVE this thing to anyone who needs it (I'll
even pay postage) if someone (else?) would be so kind as to send me a VW
one that they don't need. If you've got one laying around, please let me
know. I don't mind paying a little for one (<$40).
As far as tools go... I keep my entire tool collection in a toolbox in
the trunk + Makita 9.6V cordless drill + 15 ton floor jack. The key is
to get one of those tool boxes that doubles as a step (Lowe's has them -
really wide rubber feet at base). They don't slide around or turn over
in your trunk, and hold my floor jack in place as well. Even if you
don't use it in your car, these are the best thing since cheese grits!
Jeremy R. King
1986 VW Quantum GL5
Audi at Heart