quattro digest, Vol 1 #3779 - IC removal/installation

Larry C Leung l.leung at juno.com
Tue Aug 6 14:34:00 EDT 2002

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Not a hard job,

Though many recommend removing the front bumper, it's not hard to do
through the grille. Hardest part is removing said grille without bending
the chrome strips. Believe it or not, the Haynes manual is better at
this part than the Bentley. The remainder is pretty self explanatory.
There is a
temp sensor attached to the IC, it is easy to remove with an allen
wrench. The
IC attaches with rubber bushings (i.e. like engine mounts) one on top of
the core
supports, the others scattered around. It's about a 1 hr job if you are
taking your
time to be careful and clean up all of the oil that probably blew out of
your IC's leak.
I personnally would clean out the replacement IC with simple green and
water or
the like, Brett Dikeman did a rather complete cleaning procedure earlier
this summer.

BTW - the replacement IC will take care of all of your other symptoms,
unless you have
other intake vacuum leaks.



> > From: paanta at splatterfish.com
> To: quattro at audifans.com
> Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 10:43:05 -0400
> Subject: IC removal/installation
> All,
>   I found a big hole in my '88 5ktq's intercooler last weekend.
> The
> bentley doesn't have any real info on replacing it.  Is it as simple
> as
> removing the air temp sensor, inlet hose, outlet hose and unbolting
> at the sides?  And removal tricks?  I'm buying a used intercooler
> for
> $75...should I flush it out with anything before installing?
>   Hopefully this will cure my very hard start, extremely low idle,
> stalling, must-sit-for-2-minutes-before-restarting condition.
>   TIA,
>   Pat

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