since 1986-1991 of release
Repair and car operation
- 1.2. Car identification
1. Maintenance instruction
1.3. Arrangement of identification plates
+ 1.5. Car service
+ 1.6. Independent service of the car
+ 1.7. Specifications
1.11. Schedule preventive car servicings / greasings
+ 2. Engines, carburetors
3. Greasing system
+ 4. Cooling system
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. Exhaust system
+ 7. Ignition system
+ 8. Transmission
+ 9. Suspension brackets, wheels
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Steering
+ 12. Body, salon
+ 13. Central air
+ 14. Electric equipment
Old man Diogenes lived in a flank. Then to this barrel attached wheels, and the Audi-80/90 car turned out... All this, of course, jokes. At the same time folklore nicknames of cars neatly reflect their essence. ZAZ-965 – "humpbacked", VAZ-2108 – "chisel", Opel-Kadett E – "exaggerated"...
From the word "flank" blows as reliability. And though today many cars have faceless roundish forms of a body, "barrel" is only Audi-80 in the 44th body.
In Germany Audi-80 was considered generally as "ladies'". More often it was the second car intended for daily traveling on family affairs – shop, a hairdressing salon, to take away the child from school. Went by it and simply young people who just finished college and have started out independent life. To go by old "Golf" it is not so prestigious, and on more solid model yet did not earn. Both in that and in other case owners not strongly "forced" the cars, and the majority of the second-hand Aуди which straight have got to us to the country, looks very and very attractively.
Interesting situation – in our country owners of Audi-80 on lifestyle are in many respects similar to the first owners of the car. Among them it is possible to meet the succeeding journalist beginning the businessman and the girlfriend of life of the mediocre banker. Any, whose ambitions allow to look scornfully at production of domestic automotive industry, but material possibilities are yet boundless.
For many of them, young and zealous, Aуди – the first serious car after "Zhiguli" and a suitable occasion to "come off" at full capacity on the road. These cars quickly start from traffic lights (a forward drive!) and easily squeeze out on the route of 140 km/h. Rather small sizes, the power steering and good acceleration performance allow to manoeuvre dashingly enough in a close city stream if ability and nerves suffices. Therefore "Avtopilot" recommends to get the car "without run across the CIS" if you unequivocally stopped the choice on "flank".
Among the main competitors of Audi-80 in the market not new cars it is possible to consider Mersedes-190, Ford-Skorpio and Volkswagen Passat. Money approximately the same. The age difference will make no more than two years in this or that party – for a second-hand car "with a name" it not essentially.
Losing to "Mercedes" from the image point of view a little, Audi-80 is considered more sports, rather than Volkswagen, and more prestigious, than Skorpio. It – as buffet from mahogany in a drawing room: modestly, but with taste. The solid and unpretentious car for daily trips on the city.
Personally I very much like Aуди salon. Even more than deliberately ascetic salon Mersedes-190. It is in personal "table of ranks" at once behind BMW salon. First, everything is very functional and thought over, secondly, simply beautifully and elegantly. A special distinctive feature – an abundance of shelves and the glove compartments, allowing to carry with itself mass of the useful trifles borrowing on volume a half of a luggage carrier of "Zhiguli".
If to spend for searches of the necessary car it is a little more than time and means, it is possible to get a copy with a complete set of additional "options" – the electric hatch, glasses, heating of seats. In sense of ensuring comfort of Aуди always was among leaders.
To get Audi-80 through official dealers to you hardly it will be possible. There are two options – or to overtake the car from Western Europe independently, or to look for it according to announcements and among acquaintances. It is possible to address also to services of professional "driver" of second-hand cars. In this case the price increases approximately for $500 depending on a route of delivery of the car to your entrance.
Among car owners the Aуди brand is well-known first of all for the anticorrosive processing. Really, the zinced body shows surprising firmness in our climate. A natural way these cars rust seldom. But any medal has a reverse side – if the car was exposed to difficult body repair in handicraft conditions and places of welding were not processed properly, process of corrosion goes in these parts with frightening speed and can extend on all body. At a choice of the car we recommend to turn for this special attention.
Many owners are involved also by availability of service and relative low cost of spare parts which can be got both in firm shops, and according to announcements through specialized editions. On experience of one of the Moscow firms, engaged diagnostics and repair of various units in Aуди cars, the list of the most widespread problems with which owners of the 80th model address on service, looks as follows: malfunction of system of electronic injection of fuel, replacement of forward shock-absorbers, replacement of steering tips, malfunction of the pump of system of cooling of the engine – in "pomp" popular speech, replacement of the electric sensor of turning on of the fan, coupling replacement.
Mechanics of this firm consider that the reason of failure of system of injection is bad quality of domestic gasoline and recommend to all owners to use special additives to the fuel, increasing octane number. Otherwise replacement of injectors and complete diagnostics of the engine will rise in $150–200. As to forward shock-absorbers and tips of steering drafts, cost only works on their replacement will cost to the owner of Aуди $150–250.
And at last a case from life. One acquaintance got few months ago Aуди 80. Together with car from the first owner it managed an array of problems – the "beating" rubber, badly adjusted engine, a "knocking" suspension bracket. Good intentions to bring the car in a normal look already long break about chronic laziness. And the car goes to itself and goes. And everything is more rare my friend remembers that "it is good to go on service..." Strong and patient after all the car – Audi-80.
Cost of spare parts and expendables:
– brake shoes – from $30
– shock-absorbers forward – $120
– a headlight assembled (Hella) – $170
– a gasoline pump (Bosch) – $135
– the filter fuel – about $30
– the filter air – about $20
– the pump of system of cooling – from $50
– a set from 4 candles Сhampion – $12.