[BiturboS4] Frozen S4

Aurangzeb M. Agha ama-list at mltp.com
Mon Nov 10 10:26:17 EST 2003

Thanks for the note Michael.

I just spoke with a rep at a local Audi service center and they mentioned
that there isn't a need for any "winterization".  That seems to go
contrary to what you mentioned below.  Do I in fact need to have my
coolant replaced?  Does anyone know.



On Mon, 10 Nov 2003, Michael Kuriger wrote:

:the fluid and pipes will thaw out if you let the motor idle for about 20
:minutes.  always let the motor warm up for 5 minutes or more before
:driving in extreme cold.  This is to ensure the oil is thinned out.
:make sure the coolant is replaced for winter.  summer coolant can freeze
:in the motor and the radiator which could either crach the engine, or
:cause the motor to overheat!
:good luck,
:Aurangzeb M. Agha wrote:
:>For the first time, my S4 is being exposed to the harsh temperatures of the
:>North East.  I've only ever had and used my car in California and Greece,
:>and never had to worry about these crazy, cold weather conditions.
:>Q1) Do I need to do anything to my S4 to "winterize" it and take it to a
:>Q2) I filled the windshield wiper fluid reservoir with -40 degree wiper
:>fluid yesterday, but this morn found that my fluid squirts didn't' work
:>when I needed to de-ice.  I think this may be due to the fact that there
:>was was "freezable" fluid still in the pipes, and that may have frozen.
:>Any suggestions on what to do?
:>'01 Silver S4
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