[Biturbos4] 2000 S4 Running Hot

Ti Kan ti at amb.org
Mon Aug 29 00:18:03 EDT 2005

r harout writes:
> I'm curious to know how hot these cars are supposed to
> run.. Just purchased an '00 with 80K and was in
> traffic this a.m. when the temp gauge went a tick
> below 'H.'

Something is wrong.  Under normal circumstances, after warmup,
the coolant temp gauge should always be in the middle position.
Under extreme conditions it might veer over the middle just a
bit but I've never seen it go anywhere close to the 'H' zone.

> I could feel the heat coming from the engine bay. The
> a/c started to blow hot air, and I thought the car was
> going to explode after 2 hours in traffic.

Maybe your thermostat is blocked, or the radiator cooling fan
isn't working?  It's supposed to be driven by the engine via
a clutch mechanism, and there are two supplemental electric
fans too.

Ti Kan
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