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Re: Terrible heating in 4kcsq.
Date: Thu, 01 Jan 1998 12:04:51 -0500
To: Jamie Hayes <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Terrible heating in 4kcsq.
At 12:55 AM 1/1/98 -0600, you wrote:
>I live in IN and recently bought an 87 4kcsq. We haven't really had a
>COLD snap until the past day or two. One question comes to mind while
>huddled up next to the vent nearest the driver's door struggling to get
>warm: WHAT THE HELL WERE THE BOYS AT AUDI THINKING WHEN THE MADE THE
>HEATING SYSTEM IN THE 4K? All I can get out of the center vents in mine
>is cooooooold air. The owner's manual states that this is what it's
>supposed to do. Why?
> 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.
>Jamie (still shiverin 8^(
Nothing whatsoever wrong w/your 4000's heating. Just close the center
vent if you want the interior to warm up. Also, aim the warm air vents at
the corners of the dashboard down, and the center vent (if you're using
it), up. (Warm air rises, cold sinks...you get a convection current effect.)
I've driven two 4000s well over 300k miles, in 12 years...NEVER been
cold, including occasional Maine sub-zero weather. RARELY had to close the
center vent for more than 10-15 minutes. (I generally leave the selctor
switches on floor + defrost, cebter vent open, and the heat cranked up to
less than 1/2.)