[200q20v] Overheating Problem-Update
digitaleopard at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 21 03:38:35 EST 2001
Okay-wanted to update everyone on the status of the problem. Once again, am
swamped by useful info-thanks to all. Wanted to write everyone as the
emails came in, but could not spare the time at work (Openview crashes.
Panic ensues.) So-
Drove the car home. Was planning to continue to Stammler, to pick up new
fuses for the fan, but the car's Oil Temp gauge decides to slam over to
about 150C, causing the temp alarm to go off. Idiotically, it goes back
down to 70C about two minutes later. Am wondering if the car is haunted, or
just annoyed at being left at Werner's for a week, waiting for parts.
(Incidentally, if you are looking for parts-or a new car-I formally
dis-recommend Prestige Imports, of Lakewood (Denver Metro). The parts that
the said would be arriving Friday by next day air arrived tuesday. And they
lied about it the whole time. So, for the sake of $4 in parts, they are
losing $90000 in sales, as two of my friends have decided to go elsewhere
for their S4 Avant and Allroad purchases.)
So, arrange for alternate transport, go forth and pick up the fuses (Got
three-not a part I'm going to find at autozone) and return. Status of
Chris Miller: Dead on. Had to add about a gallon of antifreeze/water mix.
Getting it in that tiny hose was fun, too.
Phil&Judy: Driving anywhere in Denver is stop and go these days. Honestly,
it's mostly not too bad-usually. Snow/Ice makes everything a parking lot,
of course. Replaced the old fuse-It looked ok, but why not-and will see
tomorrow if it runs. It is, of all things, foggy out, and don't want to
drive it far.
Bernie: Ye gods, man, don't scare me like that! As I said, the radiator
hose support snappped off, so the hose is insufficiently clamped under high
boost. And yes, I am planning a compression test. Just as soon as my
schedule is normalized (Hopefully this week).
QSHIPQ: Fuse looked good, no crud. Don't know exactly how to jump the fan
side, and don't want to destroy anything, so haven't tested. Attempting to
enlist more electrically-minded aid.
Rob Miller & QSQ: Don't say that, please. I replaced all of these last
summer. Can they acutally go bad that fast? (Possibly due to
Anyway, thanks to all, and will see tomorrow if car responds to gentle aid.
If not, well, the bigger hammer theory is always there, too.
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