[Biturbos4] 2000 S4 Running Hot

r harout carrera3_2 at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 29 00:58:37 EDT 2005

Thanks guys

I'm making the appt. tomorrow. When you say 'blocked'
it almost sounds simple to fix. Aud will probably say
'replace,'won't they?

Do you suppose the blinking and beeping oil can was a
false positive from the heat?

I drove the car another 4 hours on the highway
afterthe traffic/heat incident and the heat guage
stayed in the middle and the oil can went away..

J Y, have you had to replaced your turbos since you
have 105K?

I plan on doing the timing belt right away--car has
82K now.

Thanks again,


 JY, did you have to replace your turbos? I noticed
you have higher mileage...

How can you tell they are on the way out?

--- j y <jimnetpa at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Agreed. The temp gauge needle on my 00 S4 is always
> in the middle unless the outside temp is 90+ degrees
> and the air is on. Then, the temp gauge needle is
> slightly to the right (1 o'clock) of the middle -
> never near 'H'. I have 105k mi on my S4. I've driven
> every mile  except the first 200. You definitely
> need to have an Audi dealership or independent shop
> (that works on Audis) check this out. You probably
> have a blocked thermostat.
> Ti Kan <ti at amb.org> wrote:
> 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
> -- 
> Ti Kan
> http://www.amb.org/ti
> Vorsprung durch Technik
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