[Biturbos4] 2000 S4 Running Hot

Grant gfl1 at optonline.net
Tue Aug 30 20:14:31 EDT 2005

On Aug 30, 2005, at 10:11 AM, r harout wrote:

> t would be great to know what can I do to try and prevent the failure 
> --in addition to warming, cooling, and replacing the oil with 
> Synthetic? I've read different things re: throttle body boots, samco 
> hoses, etc. I can check the list --I'm sure you have all answered 
> these questions a billion times.
None of those directly affect the basic problem.
> I notice that there are a couple of drops of oil that accumulate on 
> the belly of the right side hose (intercooler?) after driving the car. 
> Nothing that makes it to the ground though. Also, not sure what coking 
> looks like, but when I open the oil cap--it looks pretty clean in 
> there. You can see the metal and there isn't a lot of crap on the cap.
You'll never see coking unless you crawl inside the turbo bearing where 
the temps go very, very high. Not a chance in a million inside the 
valve cover.
> My main concern is timing belt, etc. becasue of the overheating issue. 
> The car is absolutely fine unless you;re in traffic for 2+ hours in 
> raging heat--but I don't want to take any chances.

Well, that makes it sound like its not a misbehaving thermostat/etc., 
btu maybe a clogged radiator (odd, never heard of it on a recent audi) 
or a weak water pump that doesnt move enough water (ditto).


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