[200q20v] RE: [s-cars] after run coolant pump

Fundsalo Racing fundsaloracing at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 27 07:08:59 EDT 2001

The below is an interesting comment. benz's & bimmers
didn't have turbos and therefore didn't really need
this type of after-run cooling, but I guess most of
the people with the $$$ to buy one new wouldn't know
that... (pre-emtipve ouch!) Most buy them as a piece
of jewelry to be worn and shown-off, not for driving
pleasure. (yes, that's a bit harsh, but true,
including many Porsche owners)



> However, the local Audi dealer
> brand manager, who had
> been there for 15 years, is a straight shooter and
> loves Audis, told me that
> new Audi customer feedback surveys done in the early
> 90s indicated that
> hearing an after run fan come on tended to make new
> Audi owners think their
> cars sounded cheaper than competitors, i.e.,
> Mercedes or BMW, so Audi at
> some point installed a higher temp fan switch.  Go
> figure!

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