[Biturbos4] 2000 S4 Running Hot
gfl1 at optonline.net
Mon Aug 29 07:50:57 EDT 2005
On Aug 29, 2005, at 12:58 AM, r harout wrote:
> 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?
There are several possibilities:
- water pump
- clogged radiator
The clogged radiator is very unlikely on a 5 YO car.
And why go to Audi anyway?
> 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.
>>> a/c started to blow hot air, and I thought the car
>>> 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
>> fans too.
>> Ti Kan
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