[200q20v] Antifreeze smell-Heater Core?

Rob Winchell rbwinchell at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 5 12:08:44 EST 2001

Getting the box back together is a big PITA. There are
a bunch of flaps inside which will fall out when you
take it apart, and need to go back in a specific way.
Audi has a special part to align the flaps as you put
the box halves together, but you can manage to make
one from cardboard, or if you are REALLY lucky move
them into place manually. That certainly didn't work
for me though.

Also, there are 2 types of replacement core: OEM
(metal with plastic end caps) or all metal (copper I

Rob Winchell

--- hah at srv.net wrote:
> You can complete it in a weekend if you have some
> idea what you are doing 
> and the parts on hand (blower fan, heater core,
> heater box gasket). I 
> wouldn't plan on doing much else that weekend if
> it's your first time 
> inside the dash. Not especially difficult (except
> getting the heater box 
> apart & together again :) just tedious, moving
> things out of the way, 
> etc. The instrument cluster does not have to come
> out to get the heater 
> box, just the lower dash and center console to
> detach the floor vents from 
> the box. It will not come out otherwise, at least on
> my car. Might speed 
> things up to remove the hood as well, need helper
> for that though.
> Henry Harper
> http://www.srv.net/~hah
> 1991 200 quattro, 112k, one-year-old heater core and
> blower 
> 1988 GTI 16v, 216k, 13-year-old heater core and
> blower
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