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Re: my HOT HOT Quat

In message <199907071529.LAA00657@urq.East.Sun.COM> Robert Houk - WorkGroup Server Firmware writes:

>    I'm with Chris on this one, While Portland Maine is not a
>    hot day in Colorado, my single rad UrQ is doing OK
>    at speed during these 95%+ days. 100C max(no AC though)
>    I would go through the system checking for blockages and
>    poor circulation and of course true temp #'s.  If your that close
>    to overheating your fans should be coming on without you having to
>    force them on.

> I'll hafta concur as well. Counter-intuitively, _my_ UrQ fairs better
> with single radiator than with dual -- it runs cooler (several degrees)
> and more consistently (temp-wise) after I removed the aux radiator.
> This rather surprised me; my retrospective guess is that "around town"
> the aux radiator merely serves to short-circuit the primary radiator
> and flush uncooled coolant directly back into the engine. At highway
> speeds, the primary radiator is more than adequate.

Not illogical.  There's no thermostat-controlled fan on the auxiliary -
without speed-induced airflow, it won't cool as well.

 Phil Payne
 UK Audi quattro Owners Club
 Phone: 0385 302803   Fax: 0870 0883933