VSS PPR, etc

Andy Szyszkowski andys at aemf.org
Wed May 13 12:58:54 PDT 2009

How many pulses per revolution does the '01 Audi (6 speed) VSS put out?
I'm trying to determine if it's compatible with a Porsche speedometer. 

Also, does the VSS run directly to the speedometer, or does it pass
through the engine or chassis control modules? If it passes through the
modules, does the signal remain unchanged?




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   1. piech vs porsche, act 3 closes... (Dave)
   2. Going To Carlisle? (Ben Swann)
   3. Audi R8 in Maranello (Kent McLean)
   4. RE: Maybe a new ride for Honey ? (Andr?e-Anne Bourgeois)


Message: 1
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 07:06:49 +1200
From: Dave <dave.eaton at clear.net.nz>
Subject: piech vs porsche, act 3 closes...
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piech takes his play to the public.....

'03 rs6
'04 allroad tdi
OLBIA, Italy (Reuters) - Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech favors VW
Martin Winterkorn over Porsche boss Wendelin Wiedeking to run a combined
VW/Porsche group.

Talking to reporters at a car launch, Piech named Winterkorn as his
candidate to head the merged group. He said it was unlikely Wiedeking
be happy to stay on in a more "lowly" role. Such criticism from Piech
ended the careers of other managers.

Piech also played down the chances for Porsche finance chief Holger
to take a top job in the new group, saying his counterpart at VW, Hans
Dieter Poetsch, was more credible.

Piech revealed it had been decided that the headquarters of the new
would be in VW's home of Wolfsburg.

Piech's comments late Monday are a clear sign that Europe's biggest
has gained the upper hand in a power struggle with Porsche Automobile
Porsche ran up heavy debts buying its 51 percent stake in VW and the
has been unable to raise finance to complete its aim of taking a 75
stake.  Now that its gamble to take over VW has backfired, Porsche is
fighting for influence in a merger between Porsche and VW whose brands
include Skoda, Seat, Bentley, Bugatti and Lamborghini.

Piech warned that Porsche needed first to get its 9 billion euro ($12.3
billion) of debts under control before a deal could be agreed. "I cannot
imagine that VW would assume another company's risks," said Piech, who
also a shareholder in Porsche. He added that he was not in favor of
a stake in Porsche to an investor.

Porsche's stock dropped 7.5 percent on the comments, which one analyst
raised questions about whether the carmaker could cope with its debts.
Preference shares in Volkswagen rose 2.6 percent.

Piech's remarks demonstrate how the tables have turned on Porsche after
audacious takeover bid hatched by Wiedeking and Haerter backfired.
had wanted to secure access to Volkswagen's technical know-how and the
parts that it uses.  He used share options to creep towards majority
control, making billions of euros in paper gains as Volkswagen's stock
spiked. But the move left the Stuttgart-based group with heavy debts,
became difficult to handle as credit markets froze.

For Piech, the merger -- which both car companies say they want to
out within four weeks -- presents him with an opportunity to tighten his
grip on both Volkswagen and Porsche. Piech and his brother, who together
just over a quarter of Porsche, have been deadlocked in a dispute with
cousins from the rival Porsche clan, who have a bigger stake.
the sports car maker into the Volkswagen empire would reduce Porsche's
status to being just one car brand among 10.

Piech also signaled that there was disagreement over the value of the
Porsche sports car business, saying that an 11 billion euro price tag
was 2
billion euros too high.


Message: 2
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 17:26:08 -0400
From: "Ben Swann" <benswann at verizon.net>
Subject: Going To Carlisle?
To: <quattro at audifans.com>,	"'200q20V mailing list'"
	<200q20v at audifans.com>,	<urq at audifans.com>
Cc: 'Ben Swann' <benswann at verizon.net>
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I plan to be up there Sat. thru Sun AM.

I can bring up any add parts AudiPhiles may need - probably some
freebies too.  Check my
Garage sale:


Some things I need to get rid of:
4k/model 90 radiator with dual fans - nice alum. Rad.  Cheap - $40
I have a coupe sets of 4K/cgt OEM wheels $25 Each or set for $85.
Fuel Distributors including one 4 cyl.
Remnants of 'pearl '93 Model 90 including l&r tailights, doors, trunk -
I can strip off
whatever befor I tow this car out.
Remnants of '91 200Q20V
Still have some 4kQ doors 
CGT interior panels 1 set in charcoal( have seats too with typical
driver bolster wear,
one set of brown  - cloth.
And on and on and soforth...Nuts, bracket, pot pans, etc.

I plan to be bringing Teal Green Eurovan with Audi Wheels, so you can't
miss me..



Message: 3
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 18:10:51 -0400
From: Kent McLean <kentmclean at comcast.net>
Subject: Audi R8 in Maranello
To: quattro <quattro at audifans.com>
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Kent McLean
1999 A4 Avant, V6 Tiptronic
1991 200 TQA #3, with mods
1990 V8 w/5-speed and other mods
gone: '91 200 TQA x2, '94 100 S Avant, '89 200 TQ "Bad Puppy"


Message: 4
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 10:50:54 -0400
From: Andr?e-Anne Bourgeois <laraa at sympatico.ca>
Subject: RE: Maybe a new ride for Honey ?
To: <stephen at kormilo.ca>,	<quattro at audifans.com>
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Thanks Stephen, this is very encouraging (sp?).

I am not afraid of the Gods, I have an urQ, you know... And following
list made my fears fly away a long time ago : I am more in the dark with
carbureted car than any Audi since the 80's. 

In fact, it looks like this should be a nice addition to the family.
When I
was younger, I always wanted a 4KQ, after that a 80Q, but for some
the A4 did not made my heartbeat pulse faster, until that B6 appeared.
is the time to get a small chassis Audi.

I am testing 2009 Audi these days : S8-V10 this week, Q7 TDI next week,
3.2 the other week. That S8 is a phenomenally strong car, never drove a
wider powerband engine, with the possible exception of the GT-R. There
is so
much torque/HP that if you floor it at 60 mph to pass a truck, the nose
the car rise while the V10 climbs toward the 7500 rpm cut-off... Amazing
beast. But the ride is way too harsh compare to a regular A8, even if
wheels are "only" 19 inchers with four-seasons Pirelli P6s.


-----Message d'origine-----


At the risk of angering the Audi 'Gods', I have had none of those 
problems on my car, a 2002 3.0 A4 quattro sedan,6-spd manual 
transmission, with 114,000 km. Also, no problems with the LED display, 
as mentioned by another 'lister'. Those problems were pretty common with

the B5 A4s, but not the B6s, AFAIK.

The car has been pretty reliable, so far, although I recently detected 
some gear oil seepage from the rear of the transmission. Probably the 
rear seal, which will need to be replaced soon. Oh well, I was planning 
on changing the transmission & rear diff gear oil soon, anyway.

A year & a half ago, the passenger side lumbar support switch shorted 
out, burning a lot of the wiring harness under the seat. Pretty scary 
seeing all the smoke coming from under the seat. Bad design, with no 
small current fuse or breaker protecting that part of the circuit, only 
a large current breaker for all circuits, including the seat adjust 
motors with their high current draw.

Check the glove box hinges & 'brake', which causes the glove box door to

slowly open instead of dropping suddenly. The early versions of the 
'brake' put undue strain on the hinges, causing them to break or crack. 
Can be repaired, as I am doing with mine right now.

The clutch switch broke a couple of years ago, which didn't allow the 
cruise control to function. Easy fix, especially if you have access to 
VAG-COM or VCDS as it is now called.

The speaker connectors sometimes go intermittent. Known problem, easy

Nothing much else to report in the way of recent major problems.


Stephen Kormilo
Nanoose Bay, BC

2002 Audi A4 3.0 - Silver
1998.5 Audi A4 2.8 - Silver
1985 Mazda Rx7 GSL-SE - Black

email: stephen at kormilo.ca

> Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 18:23:46 -0400
> From: "Louis-Alain Richard" <laraa at sympatico.ca>
> Subject: Maybe a new ride for Honey ?
> To: <quattro at audifans.com>
> Message-ID: <BLU0-SMTP5965EDF46597C00A1B0E0ACE630 at phx.gbl>
> Content-Type: text/plain;	charset="iso-8859-1"
> One colleague offered me an 2002 A4 Quattro Avant, 3.0 liter and
> Very nice car, black over cr?me, sport chassis with new 17 in. P-Zero
> New clutch. 145 000 km, 90K miles. Price is very good, I just want to
> what are the usual suspects : front suspension a-arms, V6 intake
> separation circuit, anything else ?  
> She doesn?t ride much, 20 km a day, and I have at least 1 other car
> week-end rides, so she won?t pile too much miles on it.
> Should she trade the 01 Saab 9-5 Wagon for that Q ?
> Louis-Alain
> Montreal


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