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Re: V8 Recall...and more

I've also replaced the V8 blower motor at 110k mi.  It exhibited irratic function and 
after removal found the same severe brush wear.  Replacement was third party source, but 
siemens manufacture and only about $100 us.  Apparently it is a commonly replaced item. 
Also, although I have the AUDI V8 manual it did not tell nearly enough how to do the job 
and I was, with difficulty, able to replace the motor without removing the whole heater 
box and without d/cing the hoses.

On Tue, 18 Jun 1996, Chris King <cking@legend.txdirect.net> wrote:
>At 10:44 AM 6/18/96 EDT, you wrote:
>>How many other people got a recall notice for a Cruise Control
>>Bushing on your 90/91 V8 ?  Mine came in yesterday....
>>If you haven't got it you may want to check with your local
>>AUDI dealer :-)
>>Mike L.
>>89 100 Avant
>>90 V8
>Received mine today, but I'll have to wait a few days to take mine in...
>My cousin and I started to remove and replace my shot A/C blower motor this
>weekend.  Thanks to my new V8 service manual, we had all the confidence in
>thw world.  Well, all I can say is this - that @#$%^&* blower motor box is a
>bear to remove.  I don't even see how Audi managed to shoehorn that thing in.
>Anyways we got the unit out and replaced the motor.  The metal that the
>brushes make contact with (sorry, I don't know these technical terms...) was
>worn down about an 1/8th of an inch and the motor was caked with a burnt
>dust residue.
>With that done, now we just need to put everything back together.  I have a
>question though:  Since we disconnected the coolant lines that go into the
>heater core, this renders my car undriveable until reconnected, correct?  Or
>does coolant pass through only if I turn the heater on?
>Also, my outside temperature LED would always flash for about a minute when
>I would start the car.  After looking through the manual, I found out it is
>caused by a certain temperature regulation servo being out of calibration.
>The book details how to correct this, so I plan on doing this also while I
>have everything taken apart.  This servo is behind a white, plastic housing
>on the right (driver's) side of the blower motor housing.  Has anyone else
>needed this adjustment?
>Well, enough rambling...may you fellow V8 owners have healthy blower motors
>for many years to come, so you don't have to go through what I have ;-)
> Chris King           ===================================================
> cking@txdirect.net    '94 Corrado SLC        (Sherry Red/Beige Leather)
> San Antonio, TX       '90 V8 Quattro           (Black/Platinum Leather)
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