Auxiliary radiator and K26 Turbo Question

alan cordeiro alancordeiro at
Fri Dec 1 07:49:30 EST 2006


Firstly, I would suggest you BLOCK off the lines, to force all coolant to
flow through the main radiator, rather than take th shorted bypass path.

I have been driving for three years without the aux radiator. When my 
began to leak, I had a brand new, never installed radiator left over from
my '86 5kq, I threw it in...thinking it ould be OK for two reasons,

1.  michigan climate...
2.  I do not track my car.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Leon" <proleonk at>
To: <200q20v at>
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 2:49 AM
Subject: Auxiliary radiator and K26 Turbo Question

> 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,
> David
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