[200q20v] Thermostat is bad?

Greg Grena grena at mt.net
Wed May 16 17:04:14 EDT 2001

Thanks for the tips.  I will start to check them or have someone more
capable check into
those items.  I will try not to drive it until resolved :-)  Luckily, most
all of my driving is
high-speed highway driving.


Greg Grena
Digital Pictures, Inc.
(406) 458-0101 phone
(877) 891-8922 toll-free fax and voicemail
greg at digitalpictures.com
----- Original Message -----
From: <hah at srv.net>
To: "Greg Grena" <grena at mt.net>
Cc: <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2001 8:42 AM
Subject: Re: Re: [200q20v] Thermostat is bad?

> >Both gauges are running much higher than normal in city driving.  I had
> >owned the car for
> >8 months and the temp gauges hardly ever moved between highway and city
> >driving.
> >Now they both go way up as soon as I get into stop and go type of
> >The coolant
> >warning light and beeper go on occasionally.  I checked the fusible link
> and
> >it appears good.
> >I always remember hearing the fan kick in when I drive around town or sit
> >idling for a period
> >of time.  Now I don't seem to hear it kick in.  Probably where my problem
> >is.  Just wondering
> >what would fail to cause it not to kick in?
> "No fan" is very scary! Start by checking the thermo-switch in the bottom
> of the main radiator, the big blue resistor on the frame rail underneath
> the main radiator, and the fan relays - did the fusible link "look" good,
> or did it show continuity with a meter? I would strongly recommend *not*
> driving the car until this is fixed...overheat = very bad news like
> sudden coolant loss from failed hose or radiator leading to head warpage,
> etc.
> Henry Harper
> http://www.srv.net/~hah
> 1991 200 quattro, 112k, not going to drive it until the A/C is fixed
> 1988 GTI 16v, 218k

More information about the 200q20v mailing list