[200q20v] Re: seat heater, inside door handle, auxiliary cool
ant (John Hamilton)
Gregg.Edwards at sycamorenet.com
Thu Feb 22 08:06:55 EST 2001
How critical is the auxilliary radiator? How does that function? And suppose
you had a small leak in it?
From: John Hamilton [mailto:audiguy2 at hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2001 12:29 AM
To: Vztante at aol.com; 200q20v at audifans.com
Subject: [200q20v] Re: seat heater, inside door handle, auxiliary
coolant (John Hamilton)
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
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.
91 200TQ (180k and still going!)
90 20V Coupe
00 A6 2.7T
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