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Continuing tales of das Audi (with extra velour)

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starting with the correct brand of rocket fuel i see :-) fair play!
Tis the only and right brand of tea. Good strong stuff.


Anyway. I've my universal spanner that rounds things. A little socket set and a bit of oil packed. Hopefully needing none of the above.

Waiting for the train to turn up. 119c728270b9a84eb8cc255a38945ac8.jpg

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Saw one of these today, but it was brown instead. The kind of car Autoshite was made for - something once luxurious and is now just a strange oddity. Very noice indeed

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So a collection report  (wee bit later in the evening; had some bits to do this afternoon)

It's a late 1989 Audi 100 2.2e avant.  2226cc 10v with Bosch fuel injection.  I think it's about 132-140bhp depending on the source you read.  5 speed box, and the 5th cog has very tall gearing.

5 cylinders just to be a little odd...

I cant work out the trim level but it's probably a mid range unit; there's a manual sun roof with all round electric windows.  I hope you like velour as it has a lot of it. 

 

It all went rather well to be honest. No real mishaps or major show stopping problems. 

The Good:

  • The bodywork; it's pretty excellent.  Audi really did do a good job of protecting this body.  There's a few rusty spots but it is very very solid.  Many years left in this body.
  • The engine; it pulls really well.  Great spread of torque; it really gets a shift on.  The Avant only weighs 1200kg thereabouts so it doesn't have much weight to pull (as much as a modern Golf tbh) so it shifts really well.
  • 5th gear is geared low.  Like you're only hitting 3k rpm at 70mph.
  • No rattles, squeaks and really low road noise (the 100 famously had a very low drag coefficient).
  • 5 cylinder snarl
  • The underside is pretty good for something 30 years old. 
  • It's very very clean inside.  There's a few scuffs but it isn't showroom but it's not far off.
  • Very little in the way of electronic control, very mechanical.
  • All original, one owner for about 28 years.
  • 5 cylinder growl.
  • Hubcaps.
  • Lots of paperwork.
  • 5 cylinder warble.
  • Quiet at cruising speed

The Bad(-ish)

  • There's a small judder/misfire on the overun.  It's not noticable too much at cruise speed but you can feel it round town (I suspect the momentum of the car irons it out)
  • Some corrosion on the front driver wheelarch.  Vactan and paint will sort most of it and the sill might need a small patch.
  • Tyres are old and all need replacing due to age.  Fronts are 17 years old and the rears look just as old.  (cheap 175/40/14s though)
  • Speedo wobbles occasionally; gonna look at the big haynes books of ignorance and see how it's removed and maybe cleaned and lubed.
  • Fuel pump is whining loudly, suspect it's causing the judder on overrun.

So all in all, not too bad I think. 

 

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Some photos...

It's a big aul bus even by modern standards.  Dat nose overhang.

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Rear end looks great, *snigger*

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Boot is huuuuuuuge with vinyl cover

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Do you like blue velour? Not much choice, trim is coloured to match

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Rear sills are solid, from the inside of the boot

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Boot lid needs a lick of vatcan and paint though

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As does the front right wheelarch

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