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RE: Coolant switch problems?

I had to undo the rubber hose into the top of the radiator to remove the
A/C condenser (to get it welded to stop leaking), lost about 3
thimblesful, light (of course) started blinking at me. Top it off, it's
a cheap first try at a fix, worked for me. HTH.


Ian Duff, 1990 Coupe quattro 20v, Red/Black

Home: New Bedford, MA, USA
Work: Charter Systems, Inc., Waltham, MA, USA

>From: 	Jeff Loh[SMTP:jeff.loh@fluordaniel.com]
>Sent: 	Friday, 13 September, 1996 03:12 PM
>To: 	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
>Subject: 	Coolant switch problems?
>     Audi gurus:
>     I mistakenly loosened the coolant expansion tank lid while the 
>     engine was still warm, and lost about 1/2 cup of coolant.
>     Now the coolant light keeps blinking at me. 
>     Is it _that_ sensitive to coolant level? Which makes me wonder. 
>     Is the switch level actuated or pressure actuated? Since the 
>     coolant was overflowing the expansion tank I'd assume it wasn't 
>     level actuated. When the engine is off (and cool) is the coolant
>     system still pressurized?
>     Just curious as to why.
>     /J.
>     80Q