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Problems with newly purchased V8 Quattro 90'

In message <33C56967.6447@accessus.net> "Randall C. Markarian" writes:

> > 1) Definite "surging" between 2000 and 3000 rpm, there is no aother
> >    way to explain it.  When I press on the gas pedal, the acceleration is
> >    eratic, jerky.  Also, at highway speeds, holding the the gas pedal
> >    in one position, keeping the same speed, the car seems to surge , forward,
> >    backward. Again, I dont move the pedal, but it feels like I do.
> First two symptoms are from a bad o2 sensor.  New one $120-130.  Typical
> V8 problem.

Agree when it's severe.  Very minor surging is sometimes caused by boost 
control via the wastegate control valve.

> > 5) Burnt engine oil smell, no visible leak , nothing on the ground either,
> >    probably behind the engine block.

He should check his gearbox oil level _NOW_!

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club