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Re: Thar she blows!

Gross Scruggs wrote:
> After a spirited run last Friday afternoon I had the hood up in the driveway
> just looking over things and trying to track down a persistent small coolant
> leak, when I reached in and tapped the input line to the after-run turbo cooling
> pump.  The fitting broke off right at the pump housing and sprayed a fan-shaped
> pattern of quite hot and stickey coolant over me and the engine.

Typical. Had it last year, replaced the whole pump for $145. No spare parts are 
available for this pump.
> Is this pump really necessary?  Anyone want to admit having ditched this thing?

Don't do it Gross. I'd rather toss my high power  Alpine HiFi, than get rid of this 

> Yet another example of Audi vision and cost cutting, "...let's make it from
> plastic!" taking different roads.

Dumb, ain't it? Just like our plastic radiators and heater cores. I took my broken 
aux pump apart out of curiousity. It works on the same principle as a non-contact 
magnetic stirrer in my lab.

Igor Kessel
'89 200TQ - 18psi (TAP)
'98 A4TQ - on order
Philadelphia, PA