Changing the coolant in a 5k is a pita ...

DeWitt Harrison six-rs at
Thu May 24 23:24:36 EDT 2007

Mr. "Cobram's" analogy seems to sum things up pretty well.

Final thoughts: I find it odd that Audi would choose to
pretend that it's practical to dump all of the coolant by
disconnecting hoses. I asked around the shop the other
day and found that all the techs believed they have been
completely emptying the system by pulling those hoses
or (more typically) by pulling the thermostat. None had ever
made measurements. (You would think they would have
been more curious.) I'm thinking there are a lot of I5
Audis running around with less antifreeze capability than
their owners realize.

Somebody out there must have a really cool way to
power flush the I5's coolant. Please do tell.

DeWitt Harrison
'88 5kcstq

On Thu, 24 May 2007 14:05:44 -0400
         cobram at wrote:

> [ ... ]
> Seems I5 blocks are to coolant what chipmunk cheeks are to nuts....  ;-)
> Some days you're the dog, some days you're the hydrant

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