[200q20v] Too cold, too hot!

Steve Bednarski stevebednarski at mindspring.com
Tue May 22 23:41:43 EDT 2001

Hello Richard,

I had replaced the oil temperature sender on your Avant before you purchased
it from me.  The low reading for the oil temperature stayed the same.  If I
remember right, the needle on the gauge starts "lower" on your car than my
two 1991 200TQ sedans.  The rise in the oil temp needle from cold is about
the same.  Perhaps someone on the list might know if it is feasible to
recalibrate the gauge.

I can't help with regard to the hotter water temp reading.


Steve Bednarski

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Subject:	[200q20v] Too cold, too hot!


My Avant runs like a dream, but two things concern me:

1: My previous '91 Avant always recorded oil temperatures in the 75-90c
range when warm.
The newer one can barely hit 60c, even after an hour of stop and go driving
on a warmish day. Please advise on the list of things to check. Is there an
easy way to employ an alternate method to accurately check the oil temp??

2: I just installed a brand new Audi radiator (the old one was leaking). The
new one runs much hotter; cruising at 70mph on a cool day it never drops
below the 4th bar( the long one to the right of the three short ones)  lll
I, and the electric fan often goes on. This is much hotter than the old
radiator and the previous Avant. Should I be concerned?? Any diagnostic

Richard E. Berlin, Jr.
'91 200q20v Avant
Email: <rberlin at feltonberlin.com>
(978) 548-3737

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