[200q20v] Coolant leak

C1J1Miller at aol.com C1J1Miller at aol.com
Sun Apr 22 13:01:56 EDT 2001

In a message dated 4/21/01 6:11:51 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
pjrose at frontiernet.net writes:

>  Are you referring to the heater-control valve? The oem heater-control 
>  valve is plastic and is notorious for failures esp. in a high-mileage 
>  car. There are all- (or mostly-) metal valves available as 
>  aftermarket replacements. I think Pep Boys has 'em. Cheap.
>  Phil
>  -- 

My 200q20v heater control valve has a temperature sensor integrated into it; 
the all-metal part for the 5000 doesn't have this, so I just bought a new 
Audi part.  Figure every 10 years/100,000 miles or so.

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