<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by IanM:
<strong>Note for Nem's Diary....Buy the Harvey Bailey suspension Kit and then do a full road test for AO, that way those tight buggers on the site won't have to use there money to experiment with it.
I don't think the bottoming out problem is exclusive to V6's or JTD's, both mine (JTS,& 2.0TS 'Veloce')have bottomed out on occasions. There is one road I use regularly where you will be thrown over the wall at anything above 40MPH. I was once followed up the Road by an A4, the guy thought I was baiting him when I drove so slowly then took off quickly after the bumps. I presume he new about them but wasn't worried like I was. He got annoyed, and overtook me over a blind summit at about 90MPH, No brains these Audi drivers.
On the subject of GTA handling and Harvey Bailey, in the same Owners club mag Rick mentioned, HB was asked his opinion on the GTA, he reckoned the damping wasn't set up correctly. I will dig it out and post some bits.</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">laughing
we do loads of sumps on Audi A4s and VW golf GTI mark 4s. They are made of Alloy and have the service interval sensors in the bottom.
The suspension bottoms out , the sump hit the deck the plastic engine shield stops you seeing the damage.
The shield also acts like a tray and holds it from leaking on the drive.
If your luckly it should get picked up at service.
If your unlucky and ignore the low oil warning lamp .....