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RE: Terrible heating in 4kcsq.
<How do you folks farther north cope with this? I hate it (wait a
<minute, I still love the car though)!! Has anyone on the list had any
<experience with modifying their car to include warm air from the center
<vents? Any ideas for a cure would be warmly appreciated.
<All of the I5 Audis I've ever experienced have had excellent heat, though
<we never get much below -20 F. I suggest you check to see if the thermostat
< is installed and working properly.
Check that the heater valve opens fully. Under the hood, beneath the
distributer. At full heat, it should hit the stop; otherwise you probably
have a stretched heater control wire, dirty hard to move heater valve, or
improperly held down cable. Easy fix: loosen the funky hold down clip at the
valve, move the wire casing over to allow full heat. Come summer, adjust it
back the other way to allow full cool air.
HTH, Chris Miller, Windham NH, firstname.lastname@example.org