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Re: 5ktq...batt keeps dying!


I agree with Todd, der battery ist kaput.  Frequently when a battery is old
and gets drained, it won't hold much of a charge for very long.  Replace the
battery, and the problem should be solved.  However, something caused it to
drain in the first place.  Check the after-run cooling system.  If the
controller goes fubar, it can come on when it isn't needed, and can
sometimes stay on indefinately.  Mine is starting to do this.  Even after
the 5 minute drive to school it'll come on, despite the temp gauge barely
moving.  Good luck.


Adam Dieckerhoff
1986 5000CS turbo quattro  1.8 bar, coil-overs
Bellevue, Washington

-----Original Message-----
From: Todd Phenneger <phen9461@uidaho.edu>
To: Daniel Hussey <GY3WSX@VM.SC.EDU>
Cc: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>;
skidiebutz@worldnet.att.net <skidiebutz@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 1998 1:13 PM
Subject: Re: 5ktq...batt keeps dying!

> My new 4kq had same problem.  It was a dead battery.  There is NO
>way to drain a properly charged/good battery in 10 minutes.  You would
>need cable as big as the battery and the posts would melt, battery would
>blow up,etc.   Tell him to buy a new battery.  Problem solved :)
> Trust me, I'd bet money on this one.   l8R
> Todd Phenneger
> 1984 4000s quattro / modified/ awaiting Turbo Transplant.
> 1985 4000 quattro / Silver / Fixing it Up.
> 1987 4000cs quattro / Saphire Metallic Blue/ Girlfriend's
> 1996 A6q / Volcano / Dads Car
>   *****1985 5kt / PARTING OUT!
>On Wed, 28 Oct 1998, Daniel Hussey wrote:
>> ----------------------------Original message----------------------------
>>    Guys,
>>    A friend of mine (not on the list) just bought an '86 5KCSTQ and
>> he parks, he comes back and his battery is completely dead.  I mean, even
>> it only sits for like 10 minutes.  He doesn't know what keeps killing it
>> he's very upset because he said that if it doesn't get fixed soon and out
>> the driveways his dad is going to wholesale it.
>>    Anyone have any ideas on what could be killing the battery this fast!
>> any ideas of how to find out.  This is NOT a slow leak, so I'd think it
>> be easier to detect.
>>    Any help would be appreciated
>>    Later,
>>    Dan
>>    '90 200tq