[200q20v] 3B replacement distributor

Peter Schulz peschulz at cisco.com
Tue Sep 4 17:54:59 EDT 2001


What?  the baby? Or the distributor?

I thought about her carrying the new distributor in the car and waiting 
until the current one fails - no need to "fix it until it's broke," ya know...

but then I thought that it might be a bit much to ask her to remove the old 
one and install the new one while juggling a baby and toddler at the same time.

and I also thought about waiting to buy a new one until after current one 
breaks, but the 3B specific distributor is evidently not that easy to find 
nor inexpensive.


no---I plan to install the new distributor before the current one with the 
plastic gear fails.

This is definitely one of the areas where Audi failed at design and 

Then again, they never intended us to replace just the cap and rotor - Audi 
intended the entire distributor be replaced as part of the tuneup
- why else a plastic gear that can break and leave you stranded.?

At 12:51 PM 9/4/2001 -0800, you wrote:
>Are you going to let her carry the new one with her, just in case?
> > From: Peter Schulz <peschulz at cisco.com>
> > Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2001 13:42:11 -0400
> > To: 200q20v <200q20v at audifans.com>
> > Subject: [200q20v] 3B replacement distributor
> >
> > Anyone have a favorite source?
> >
> > I don't need it (YET) but given that my very pregnant wife is driving our
> > 200 with 162K miles, I'd like to think of it as preventing the inevitable.
> >
> > TPC is out of stock...
> >

Peter Schulz
1990 CQ
1991 200 20v TQW
Chelmsford, MA USA
peschulz at cisco.com

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