Auxiliary radiator and K26 Turbo Question

Kneale Brownson kneale at
Fri Dec 1 07:41:36 EST 2006

If you could search the 200q20v archives easily, you'd find
there are several members or past members running around without the
auxiliary radiator because they either didn't want the expense or replaced
their main radiator with one that didn't have the auxiliary outlets.  Their
consensus was that as long as you weren't racing or making long hauls
across the desert, you could get by with just the main radiator.
Personally, I replaced both when I replaced all the cooling system except
the heater core on my 200q20v sedan.

At 12:49 AM 12/1/2006 -0700, Leon wrote:
>My auxiliary radiator mount got loose and ended up in the A/C
>compressor and left me stranded on my day off. I temporary bypassed
>the radiator by connecting a fitting heater hose between the two
>outlets on the main radiator, like a loop back.
>My question is: is it safe to be driving like this for extended
>periods of time, or do i have to spend the $200 to get a new radiator?
>Do any previous Turbo Audi models have those radiators, as I have not
>found one?
>Also, I currently have the stock turbo, the K24, and I'm wondering if
>the K26 from an '86 5000 is a direct bolt up? I located one at the
>junkyard, and considering taking it as a backup turbo.
>Let me know,
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