[A4] Broken intercooler
james0hanson at gmail.com
Sun Dec 24 11:36:17 EST 2006
Tow company is not covering the cost. Didn't discover the damage
until 2 weeks after the tow (couldn't drive the car because it wasn't
running). Thought about pursuing them, but I'd have a terrible time
proving that they did the damage.
So JB Weld won't hold as a patch in the plastic end tank?
On 12/24/06, docwyte at comcast.net <docwyte at comcast.net> wrote:
> The stock intercooler has plastic end tanks. There's no patching it.
> Getting another used stock intercooler should be very easy and very cheap,
> as lots of people have upgraded to front mounts. However, this is a good
> opportunity to upgrade to a front mount yourself. Is the tow company
> covering the cost?
> -------------- Original message --------------
> From: "James Hanson" <james0hanson at gmail.com>
> > Hello,
> > Looks like my intercooler has a hole in it... the mount on the bottom
> > was snapped off (tow truck), leaving a 1/4" hole at the bottom.
> > Car is an '01 A4Q 1.8T. What are my options? Does the intercooler
> > come apart (ie, can I patch it)? Should I just replace it with OEM,
> > or aftermarket front mount?
> > Thanks,
> > Jim
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