Aargh - rad fan meltdown
mannix at rmsolo.org
Sun Feb 3 13:04:21 EST 2002
I don't know if it affects your 87cgt, but from the archive
searches, it seems that the t44 cars are suspect at least -
I'd _definetly_ look! Further probing shows that one relay
under the dash is melted, and the wires going to it - not
sure what else is kaput, but it does not look(or smell) good.
The ecu does not look melted, nor does it smell bad.
Bah. I'll be posting a bunch of scenarios for comment in a few.
Iain(fusing my fan, whichever option I choose....)
On Sun, 3 Feb 2002, rob hod wrote:
> This appears to be a new area of concern to me then;
> Could I just check what's being discussed here, - Rad fans burn out in
> some way which results in the overload and meltdown of the circuit which
> supplies them, and that circuit is unfused?
> Which cars does this affect? , should I worry about my 87 CGT and 88
> type 44 ?
> ----- Original Message ----- >
> > Message: 3
> > Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2002 00:25:58 -0800
> > From: urq <urq at pacbell.net>
> > Subject: Re: Aargh - rad fan meltdown.
> > To: qlist <quattro at audifans.com>
> > ... this is the exact mechanism which caused many an Audi of that vintage
> > be totalled ... and why many qlisters have installed fuses in the circuit.
> > I do hope that you have not become another statistic ...
> > I'm more familiar with the '87 ... and I believe it to be almost identical
> > to my '88. I'm pretty sure that there are considerable wiring differences
> > between the '86 and '87. Of course you can always transplant the
> > and fuse and relay panels ... don't know how difficult that would be.
> > ... fingers crossed for you!
> > Steve Buchholz
> > San Jose, CA (USA)
> > >
> > > Question - what typically goes down with the radiator fan
> > > on an 86 5kcsq?
> > >
> > > Friend was driving my 5k tonight, called me, "I think the car
> > > is overheating." OK, turn heat on. "It just died."
> > >
> > > OK. Walked to the car - rad fan is locked, car filled with
> > > smoke, wires to fan are melted, nothing electrical seems to
> > > work.
> > >
> > > What gets melted with it? Going to search archives in a few,
> > > kinda not terribly patient right now:). Have an 87
> > > to steal parts from - huge compatibility issues?
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