Heater control valve broken Loss of coolant Hose busted

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Thu Jan 15 19:03:03 EST 2004

Heater control valve Loss of coolant Hose split
archive search friendly. - Scott by BOSTON
> Theres a elbow shaped hose on the back of the head on the passenger side...
> The hose may have split or perhaps the cold/hot cycle forced it off.
> check there first....
> -Peter
>  When I got in, still cold, no heat.  
Hmmm. Started my drive to the subway. Still no heat.  This is not a new 
thing, and I 
> >try exercising the climate control, going from full cold to full hot, but 
> still 
> >nothing.  As I was almost there, I noticed a lot of "smoke/steam/something" 
> from 
> >behind me.  I shut the engine down and coasted to the side of the road.  
> Pop the 
> >hood.  There is fluid and steam on the passager side of the engine, behind 
> the 
> >turbo.  I *think* it was coolant.  Coolant resevior was empty.  Radiator 
> was 
> >cool, engine was cool.  There is fluid all over.
> Peter Schulz
> Chelmsford, MA USA
> peter at audifans.com
> Message: 3
> Well, found the problem.  At the back of the engine on the passenger side. 
> There is that little 6" hose everyone was talking about.  The hose is fine, 
> but
> the valve it is connected to completely disintegrated. 
> Heater Control valve - about $100 at the dealer as I recall  - I changed one
> out a few months ago - 10 - 15 minute job.
> mike
> Message: 10
> Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 19:10:08 -0700
> From: Henry A Harper III <hah at alumni.rice.edu>
> Subject: RE: Cold has reared it's ugly head
> Not that it matters if you have to have one tomorrow, but I got a heater 
> valve 
> from my buddy Rick at Import Part Specialists (local to me, 800.897.7278, 
> www.importpartsspec.com) for $34.99 about a year ago. Rod @TPC probably has 
> them as well for well under $100. Finally put it in a little over a month 
> ago 
> with my t-belt stuff...just in time? :) I ended up installing it by laying 
> on 
> top of the motor and hugging the throttle body area, one hand on either 
> side, 
> since I had just put everything around the timing belt back together and 
> didn't want to take anything else apart.
> Henry Harper
> http://www.henry-harper.com hah at alumni.rice.edu
> 1991 200 quattro, 120k, if only the metal-geared distributor sitting in the 
> back seat would install itself...

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