[200q20v] Thermostat is bad?
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.
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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
> >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
> >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,
> Henry Harper
> 1991 200 quattro, 112k, not going to drive it until the A/C is fixed
> 1988 GTI 16v, 218k
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