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Re: beware v8 hydro-lock
Au> After washing the engine, I've sometimes had to push it back INTO the
Au> garage because it won't start but otherwise this sounds like overkill
Au> to me...
On a similar note, I got a phone call from an associate of
mine who was about to purchase a V8Q in the Houston area
on Friday. Knowing I owned one, he wanted to know if
the sluggishness on acceleration was normal for this car.
(I suspected the $10,900 asking price for an immaculatly
maintained car had some "gotcha" besides the UFO brakes.)
Dealer told him that it was probably just a bad oxy. sensor,
but when he inspected the trunk...there was a freshly changed
one in there.
Being that I'm 1700+ miles away, I told him to bite the
bullet and have the Audi dealer inspect the car. $75 and
thirty minutes later the dealer informed him that when
the used car dealer had the engine steam cleaned, they had
blown the "chip", maybe the whole 'puter. Estimate to
fix would be between $500 and $2500 depending on results of
further diagnostics. That was an EXPEN$IVE douching of the
If anyone in Houston area is interested, I'll find out
where the car is exactly, so you'll know what's up when
the used car dealer tells you about the oxy sensor problem....
Also, he told me there was a pile of repair orders in the
car, all from the dealer, but with the parts supplied
by the previous owner. He had purchased almost everything
from an outfit called "German parts and restorations" in
San Louis Obispo, California. Prices seemed really good
for the stuff he related to me. Anyone ever done business
... Then Q met Lorena - after which he was known as O.
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