[A4] Overheating issue
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Brizax at aol.com
Mon Jun 23 20:09:25 PDT 2008
make sure your belt is not slipping also, that would make your water pump
spin slow and you overheat
In a message dated 6/23/2008 11:07:40 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
rnhurt at gmail.com writes:
Which fan was spinning slowly - the one driven by a belt (main fan) or the
electric one (aux A/C fan)?
On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 10:56 PM, Danton J.A. Cardoso <djacardoso at gmail.com>
> Fan was spinning slowly, that you could stop it with your hand.
> On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 9:21 PM, Richard Andrews
> <richard.j.andrews at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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?
> > -richard
> > On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 8:56 PM, Danton J.A. Cardoso <
> djacardoso at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >> 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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