[A4] Overheating issue

Brizax at aol.com Brizax at aol.com
Mon Jun 23 19:36:59 PDT 2008

naw, sounds like you caught it on time and didn't do any damage, i would  
check your electric fan that comes on with the a/c and make sure your water pump  
and thermostat are all working ok, let the car idle running for 30 mins or so 
 checking the temp gauge frequently, it shouldn't over heat, if it does you 
have  some issues 
In a message dated 6/23/2008 10:22:12 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
richard.j.andrews at gmail.com writes:

You are  lucky that you didn't blow a head gasket and or warp the head.
Might want  to have a compression test.
In my experience(Texas) i've never gotten my  a4's oil temp above 250.
Are you certain it's the fan clutch and not the  waterpump?


On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 8:56 PM, Danton J.A.  Cardoso <djacardoso at gmail.com>

>  Hello,
> Friday, I was involved in some stop/go traffic with  outside
> temperature in the mid 80's.  Had A/C on set to auto with  it set at 70
> degrees.  The temperature gauge began to move a  needle's width from
> normal (centre), and then eventually began to  creep over to the middle
> between hot and normal.  Oil temperature  went up to 280. Also, check
> engine light kicked on. Shut engine for a  few, then went back started
> it up and began to drive without the stop  and go.  About 10 minutes
> into drive coolant light flashed, gave  out three dings, and stayed
> lit.  Just about to shut off A/C and  it blew hot.  Shut off engine for
> a few minutes, started up  again, no light, but sluggish performance.
> Drove for about a mile.  Coolant level was OK.  Turns out I need a fan
> clutch,  normal?  Car has almost 97K on the odometer.  H20 pump has
>  been replaced when timing belt was done as was thermostat.  I do  not
> have the codes, but according to mechanic, it was reading  misfires,
> was this attributed to the overheat?  Would there be  any engine
> damage, or it just simply overheated?
>  Thanks
> --
> Danton J.A. Cardoso
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