[200q20v] overheat only in stop and go
b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Sun Jul 15 21:35:54 EDT 2001
Never stop at a toll booth. Blast on thru, Nevada style!
> From: Chris Covington <malth at umich.edu>
> Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2001 22:47:02 -0400 (EDT)
> To: <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Cc: <quattro at audifans.com>
> Subject: [200q20v] overheat only in stop and go
> Picked up the 200q20v again after not driving it for awhile, took it to
> Boston and all was well until I hit traffic at the 84/90 intersection and
> then again outside the tollbooths around the city. In traffic, the car's
> water temp would rise to about the 1 bar away from the top of the heat
> range and the red thermometer light would go off on the Autocheck. It
> never went any higher temp-wise, probably helped by my blasting the heat.
> Could this be the rad. fan or the thermo, etc.? How can I determine? The
> problem never happens during non-city driving.
> '91 200q20v
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