[200q20v] Re: overheat only in stop and go

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 16 08:24:59 EDT 2001


Sounds like you have it "wired." (yuck, yuck yuck!)  Just check make sure 
you've got current coming into the switch, then see if the switch is working 
(jumping the connections).

No radiator fan=not happy car in traffic

Derek Pulvino

Message: 15
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 08:50:48 -0400 (EDT)
From: Chris Covington <malth at umich.edu>
To: Ti Kan <ti at amb.org>
cc: <200q20v at audifans.com>, <quattro at audifans.com>
Subject: [200q20v] Re: overheat only in stop and go

Ti et al,

No my radiator fan does not come on.  I will check the fuse, etc. tonight
to see what's going on.

'91 200q20v

On Sun, 15 Jul 2001, Ti Kan wrote:

>Chris Covington writes:
> > 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 
> > then again outside the tollbooths around the city.  In traffic, the 
> > 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 
> > Could this be the rad. fan or the thermo, etc.?  How can I determine?  
> > problem never happens during non-city driving.
>Check your coolant level to make sure it's above the minimum mark.
>Does your radiator fan come on when the temperature rises?  If not,
>that's the cause of your problem.  Possible culprits in that department
>are the thermoswitch that control tha fan, the fan relay, or the fan
>If the radiator fan comes on but the temperature does not drop, then
>you either have a bad thermostat or a clogged radiator.
>01 S4 2.7 biturbo quattro
>84 5000S 2.1 turbo
>80 4000 2.0

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