Radiator Crack?

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Tue May 18 12:40:30 EDT 2004

I thought that the radiator fan also came on when on "AUTO."  The other 
variable may be at the temperature control valve.  Perhaps see what happens 
on "ECON" vs "AUTO."

If when you say left side you mean looking from the front of the car back, 
ie passenger side, then that's the same side my radiator started puking from 
when it died.

Derek P

Message: 8
Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 22:35:58 -0700
From: Bob Reinhardt <bobh at reinhardtmail.net>
Subject: Radiator Crack?
To: 200q20v at audifans.com
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Hey all,

My beloved 91 200q20v developed a coolant leak this evening.  I think
it's coming from the left side of the radiator, and it's especially
apparent when the climate control system is set to OFF; when it's on
AUTO, the leak doesn't even seem to exist.  Any explanations for this
or experience in this area?  I'm pretty sure I'll be replacing the
radiator, but I don't want to do that and have some problem in the
climate control system cause another crack in the new radiator.  Also,
in case this matters, I just got the A/C recharged, so the compressor
is now working.  Don't know if that matters, but maybe it's putting
more stress on the system?  Huh?

Thanks in advance,
bobh at reinhardtmail.net

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