[Biturbos4] Re: Biturbos4 Digest, Vol 13, Issue 14

dap128 dap128 at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 30 15:23:09 EST 2004

>From the way you describe it, it sounds like a faulty coolant temp sensor. 
Its a very common problem for Audis.  So common, in fact, that the 
replacement sensor has had its price reduced to around $5 or so with an 
o-ring.  Its also a fairly easy DIY replacement (the technique was just 
posted, IIRC).

The other option is a sticking thermostat.  However I had that problem and 
it behaved rather differently than you described.  It would basically heat 
up to one mark to the left (cold side) of vertical and then stay there 
unless I drove the car really hard or sat and idled for a while.

The thermostat is much more difficult to replace on the 2.7T than the 
coolant temp sensor is, so start with the sensor and see if that solves the 

-Dave Pramanik

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <MMaglocci at aol.com>
To: <biturbos4 at www.audifans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 1:41 PM
Subject: [Biturbos4] Re: Biturbos4 Digest, Vol 13, Issue 14

> Dear Fellow Enthusiasts:
> Please indulge me with your opinions on two issues:
> Issue One:
> Does anyone have any experience (good or bad) with EBC Greenstuff pads for
> 2000 S4.  I need to get my car into the shop this week for break overhall 
> and I
> have heard mostly good things but a few negative things albeit from second
> hand sources.  This is for daily driver and not for autocross or track 
> use. I
> will be running ECS Tuning 2-piece slotted and drilled front rotors and 
> single
> piece ECS Tuning drilled and slotted rotors in rear.  Any feedback 
> negative or
> positive would be greatly appreciated.
> Issue Two:
> My coolant temp. gauge is behaving rather strangely for the last several
> months.  It seems to work fine initially when I start and drive the car, 
> but when
> I pull over to make a stop and get back on the highway it stays on cold 
> (no
> reading - needle all the way to the left) and most of the time does not 
> move
> until the next time or two I start the car.  Periodically, it will stay 
> stuck on
> cold from the start.  And occationally it will stay on cold for many miles
> then all of the sudden it will work properly.  I took it to the dealer and 
> they
> said it is not throwing any fault codes and of course, they cannot 
> replicate
> the problem after two visits.
> Any of your ideas of what could be causing this would be greatly 
> appreciated.
> Thanks
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