Another radiator issue...

Craig Angus crangus at
Sat Sep 14 00:09:47 EDT 2002


Headed out to a local radiator shop that claimed to have an OEM radiator
for the 20V (on hand) and had checked with Modine and could supply one
of theirs for $200 in 2 days.  Neither turned out to be true.  Modine
(Denver) not only doesn't list them any longer, they wouldn't even make
me one,  "Sorry, NLA from us."

So the local Audi dealer quoted me $343.49 for an OEM plastic job. I could
swear someone found the plastic ended Modines recently?  Choices now:

1.  rebuild current old unit
2.  replace with an Audi OEM
3.  wait for TPC's container to arrive from Denmark

Although the leak is small (so far), it doesn't seem too smart to drive
this beast very far from home.  Gets expensive pouring water/antifreeze
mix in too, now that its freezing at 8,000 feet!

Any ideas and/or info appreciated...

Craig in Colorado

PS The car overheated and started leaking after a mechanic left off the
plastic cover that goes over the radiator/AC tanks.  Any guesses as to this
causing the overheat or was it just its time (147k, all Colorado cold country

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