Compression in cooling

Ingo D. Rautenberg ingo at
Thu Jul 11 18:59:58 EDT 2002


I figured it out.  Your cars are conspiring against you for putting your
beautiful black Urq up for sale!
You should have known better ;-)  These cars like to trade places on the
love/hate relationship thang.


----- Original Message -----
From: <Djdawson2 at>
To: <ingo at>; <200q20v at>
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2002 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: Compression in cooling

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> Thanks Ingo,
> Unfortunately the cap isn't the culprit.  I could start the engine cold,
> it up to around 4k, and watch it immediately release pressure.  The
> was quite obviously not due to heat.  The sad part was that it went
> so many expensive parts before I realized what had happened.
> My hope is that it is a head gasket, and not something more serious like a
> cracked head.  I'm wondering if the 20v heads have a tendancy to
> under extreme heat, or if they are fairly tough.
> Thanks,
> Dave
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