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Old 08-24-2015, 06:04 PM   #1
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Backstory: I had an Audi 4000 in college. It was my first car and while it had its issues, the good memories outweighed the bad. That was 20+ years ago and I have always wanted another.

So, this is the year! Last month I found a 1987 4000CS "daily driver" with "low miles" that had lived its entire life in Colorado (i.e. no rust). My brother, who lives in CO, picked up the car and had a mechanic do a basic inspection. Confident that it would make the drive home, my daughter and I flew out and picked it up. We drove the car 1200 miles home stopping in the Badlands, SD and having a great father/daughter road trip.

Like a lot of you, this will be a hobby/project car. Right now my main goal is to make the car reliable, comfortable and fun. I'm sure I will have some questions and hope this forum can help; and, I hope my experiences can help others out with their 4KQ projects.
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Old 08-24-2015, 09:31 PM   #2
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Nice, that's about how far I drove my Audi Fox when I bought it. Blown shocks, no wipers, iffy headlights, and studded snow tires made it a lot less enjoyable than it sounds like your trip was.

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Old 09-09-2015, 09:23 PM   #3
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I have almost the same story, had a 4k in college, flew out to Chicago and bought mine last month. You probably bought one I was looking at :-). Hopefully we can help each other.

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Backstory: I had an Audi 4000 in college. It was my first car and while it had its issues, the good memories outweighed the bad. That was 20+ years ago and I have always wanted another.

So, this is the year! Last month I found a 1987 4000CS "daily driver" with "low miles" that had lived its entire life in Colorado (i.e. no rust). My brother, who lives in CO, picked up the car and had a mechanic do a basic inspection. Confident that it would make the drive home, my daughter and I flew out and picked it up. We drove the car 1200 miles home stopping in the Badlands, SD and having a great father/daughter road trip.

Like a lot of you, this will be a hobby/project car. Right now my main goal is to make the car reliable, comfortable and fun. I'm sure I will have some questions and hope this forum can help; and, I hope my experiences can help others out with their 4KQ projects.[/QUOTE]
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Too funny. I saw yours on Craigslist while I was picking mine up. Yes, I would be happy collaborate.
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I'm pretty sure I saw yours too. I was able to transport free as I had a work trip to Chicago. I'm currently trying to prioritize the work it needs. Really doesn't need much, door handle, differential bushing, cluster repair. Rest is cosmetic. Runs good, rust free.
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Too funny. I saw yours on Craigslist while I was picking mine up. Yes, I would be happy collaborate.
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Default Time for a turbo swap!!

I was lucky to pick up a 1990 Audi 200 for a decent price last week and connect with a local Audi master mechanic that is willing to handle the swap.

The 200 already has a 2Bennett boost chip installed, custom exhaust and well-running MC-2 Turbo Engine. It really has some punch, so I can't wait to feel and hear how it handles in the 4000. Once the engine is sorted out, I will be replacing all of the suspension bushings and adding H&R springs and Bilstein sport struts.

This means that I will have a non-turbo 5-liter engine for sale in 3-4 weeks as well as whatever is left from the Audi 200.




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