[A4] Considering to buy A3, but how about the temperature?
b5quattro at shaw.ca
Tue Dec 14 00:26:35 EST 2004
2nd that. It's a known common problem on B5 cars, I had one go on my S4 last winter. It didn't completely die yet, the coolant temp gauge was still registering a reading, but it threw a CEL, and dealer replaced that in no time. Thankfully it's a cheap fix, the newer version of the sensor (comes with an o-ring) is between $5-10 from the dealer, I didn't need to buy one (still under warranty), but that's the price range from what I've read.
Btw, regarding your comment on Audis being over-engineered, you do realize our cars are designed and built by Germans right? ;-)
----- Original Message -----
From: Gordie's Garage <audidoodie at comcast.net>
Date: Monday, December 13, 2004 5:04 pm
Subject: RE: [A4] Considering to buy A3, but how about the temperature?
> More likely a new coolant sensor. If the car still blows warm
> air, but the
> temp gauge doesn't register it is a coolant sensor. I just
> replaced mine
> and they are known to go bad. About a 10 minute job.
> 98 A4 1.8TQ
> 03 A6 Avant
> > >
> > > speaking of temperature, my engine temp gauge has
> > started reading
> > >cold almost all the time. grrrrr.
> > Sounds like your car needs a new thermostat. Both my 'ex' 98.5
> and my
> > current '02 _always_ reach(ed) normal operating temperature,
> > regardless of
> > the outside temperature, even at -40 (C or F, take your pick ;-)
> !!! It
> > _did_ take the engines longer to reach normal operating
> temperature, but
> > they did get there.
> > >--
> > > Rocky Mullin
> > > "Evil kills those who perpetrate it, and the pastures of
> inequity are
> > > harmful"
> > >
> > > http://www.rense.com/general37/char.htm
> > Stephen Kormilo
> > Winnipeg, MB
> > CANADA
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