20V After-Run System Consensus

BriceW at webtv.net BriceW at webtv.net
Sun Jul 27 05:11:44 EDT 2003

I have about got the WHOLE cooling system changed over to new.
What I have NOT changed yet is the radiator fan motor, blower motor and
the heater core.
Everything else is brand spanking OEM new. New 1st,2nd and 3rd stage
New after-run switch, new MFTS with new connectors and wiring, new blue
3 stage resistor pack, new after-run aux. cooling pump relay, new
radiator and aux. radiator, all new hoses and connector clamps, new
water pump and all of the of the mandatory things associated with that
job, new coolant tank reservoir, new mounts,etc.
My after-run system is not operating properly. At least not as I
remember former Audis operating.
The after-run fan and pump seem to never turn on. It turned on yesterday
for the very first time in a long time after a 20 minute drive on a very
hot day with the air conditioning on which turns on the high speed fan
and cools the system.  I am used to the Audi after-run system turning on
after a short drive in normal temperature without air-conditioning, This
is my 5th Audi.
My question is.
What is the normal after-run time for our cars?
I almost want to try the lower temp after-run switch as I don’t feel
that my after-run system is operating properly.
I know that Scott does not recommend this switch as it lowers gas
mileage. I live in Kansas and shouldn’t need this lower temp switch.
What is the NORMAL for the after-run fan and pump to turn on? NORMAL in
Summer and in Winter.
Maybe I am be to exacting about the after-run system but I feel that it
is very foundational to the whole car.

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