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Unable to Solve Overheating 4000q

In message <970717000826_-2044128849@emout01.mail.aol.com> SMH100@aol.com writes:

> Well for, shits and grins, remove your new thermostat and run the car without
> it.  If you are presently living in tempertures that don't permit snow it
> will safe.

I have recently spoken to two people who have re-imported ur-quattros (one a 
Sport) from the Middle East - one from Bahrain and one from Doha.  Both had the 
engine block thermostat removed.

Actually, that's a simplification.  What we found in both cases was the
outer ring of a normal Audi thermostat with no signs that the frame that
holds the thermostat assembly to it had ever been fitted.  The two holes
each side into which the frame's legs are pressed were present - but there
was no sign that the frame had been removed.  I think this might be a
special "non thermostat" part for desert conditions.  Maybe it improves
the flow?

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club

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