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re: v8 vs a8 vs 200

>>as for the sport/economy switch, if your car has the newer tranny
>>you can pretty much leave it in "E" as it's much smarter.

>Anyone know whether this is an eprom uprade, or does the whole box need

it seems like this eprom has many more stored scenarios than the original.
don't know if that would require extra processing power to handle.
ned ritchie has expressed an interest in checking out what's in my
car but i have not had the time to take him up on his offer.

>>v8 oil leaks on hot exhaust?  first time i've heard of it.

>C'mon  Eliot youve been on this list for yonks, dont you read the mail
>relating to v8's?

actually i un-sub'd a long time ago and i'm keeping up by just browsing
the archives.  so whatever discussion there was about this must be buried
somewhere in there.. if you give me a date to look i'll get up to speed
on it.

>I'd love to. I really would but in the 20 months I've owned the car I've
>Rear cv
>window regulator
>stupid heated door lock, why this was fitted to a car to be delivered in
>Australia is beyond me
>Suspension bushes but still eats front tyres (probably my driving but
>they cost $400 each over here)
>& I still need to fix the leaking rack, engine oil leaks transmission oil
>leaks, suspect it needs an o2 sensor ,could use a set of shocks.

holee sheet batman!  that would scare me.  i had the bomb and regulator
fixed but that was covered by ext. warranty.  no leaks of any kind,
still on original muffler, hoses, caps, wires etc etc...

what's the deal on the suspension bushes?  i.e. have they worn out or

>BTW I bought the car with full history, one previous
>owner (female)  always serviced by Audi dealership(same one that sold the
>car) with 70,000km on the clock, thats only  43,000 miles, not what I'd
>call a high mileage car.

ooo now it gets scarier!  maybe i'm overdue for a chernobyl, eh?

>>best thing any owner can do for a non-UFO V8:  get some 17 inch wheels.

>Dont those 276mm discs look tiny inside those big wheels?

somewhat, but then my snow tires on 15 inch wheels would no longer
fit if i upgraded the discs.  anyway my v8 is not a track car, so
i'd be happy to just leave the brakes the way they are.

i was pretty surprised at how much reaction the 17 inch wheels got
after i put them on.