[200q20v] Re: seat heater, inside door handle, auxiliary coolant (John Hamilton)

John Hamilton audiguy2 at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 22 05:28:56 EST 2001

It seems as if both Brett and Phil are pretty right on, but I wouldn't be 
concerned about buying the car.  If these are the only problems that it has, 
you are doing good, and it is probably a good buy.  They are all relatively 
inexpensive, easy repairs.  If the car runs and looks like it has been take 
care of, then I wouldnt worry at all.  These engines are bulletproof.  
Personally I wouldn't even bother fixing the trip computer; it isn't even 
that accurate.

As for that stinking auxilary cooling system, I have had it fall off twice 
now (its a small electric piece), and my mechanic advised me just to leave 
it off.  It cost around $150 each time to replace.  He just suggested 
letting the engine cool at idle for a minute or so before shutting off.  
Also, where is the car?  If it is someplace in Arizona, or a desert climate 
where it gets very hot, then it could be a problem if adequate cool down 
time was not alloted.

I hope all goes well.

John Hamilton
Tampa, FL
91 200TQ (180k and still going!)
90 20V Coupe
00 A6 2.7T
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