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Re: how to remove duct for oil cooler on turbo type 44's?


    Remove the front bumper. The front half of the oil cooler duct will come
off with the bumper. Removing the bumper is easy, although IMO the biggest
PITA with installing it is getting the oil cooler duct back on :o)


Fred Munro
'91 200q  280k km

----- Original Message -----
From: Brett Dikeman <brett@pdikeman.ne.mediaone.net>
To: <quattro@audifans.com>
Cc: <200q20v@pdikeman.ne.mediaone.net>
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 1999 7:50 PM
Subject: how to remove duct for oil cooler on turbo type 44's?

> Any BTDTs on removing the duct that goes from the front bumper
> assembly/air dam to the oil cooler unit?    I tried to remove the one
> on my 5kCST about 2 years ago and after spending about an hour I gave
> up in disgust.
> I'm bringing this up because I noticed accumulated garbage(like
> leaves) and stones jammed in almost every other fin on my oil cooler,
> which may be explaining elevated oil temps.  I'd like to fix this,
> and it necessitates removal of the duct to get in there.
>  From what I remember, the duct slides towards the front of the car,
> sort of like a radio antenna's segments, and separates from the oil
> cooler, but I couldn't get it far enough to get an opening between
> the two.  I seriously hope the bumper doesn't have to come off :(
> Any suggestions/experiences/comments?
> BTW, picked up a can of air conditioner foaming coil cleaner.  Gave
> it a shot on the a/c coil and main radiator.  I've noticed that even
> a slight amount of dirt or dust on refrigerators has a drastic effect
> on their performance...if anything substantial happens, I'll mention
> it...
> Brett
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