Thanks for the reassurance!
The pickup is great - better than before. It's only in the idle.
I suspect the secondary ignition or the vac.
What a job this was! The right side (passenger side) cooperated fully - the left side (driver's side) I could not pull the pivot pins for the guides, nor could I pull the distributor retainer bold. I will let a shop here handle those (broke a bolt in attemtepting to pull a pivot pin). I suspect the the left side (driver's side) runs hotter on the v8 - there was a significant difference in the valve cover gasket hardenss between the two sides.
1989 560 SEL (black/black)
2001 Audi TT Roadster (silver/grey)
Last edited by hbofinger; 08-02-2003 at 12:42 AM.