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
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> 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....
> 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
> >nothing. As I was almost there, I noticed a lot of "smoke/steam/something"
> >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
> >turbo. I *think* it was coolant. Coolant resevior was empty. Radiator
> >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,
> 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.
> 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
> 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
> with my t-belt stuff...just in time? :) I ended up installing it by laying
> top of the motor and hugging the throttle body area, one hand on either
> 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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