[s-cars] fans, steering, and fluff
kday at ultrameta.org
Wed Nov 26 13:38:12 EST 2003
On day 6 of S4 ownership, I have lots of questions for you guys. Here
are a few.
Serious technical questions:
If the engine fan is spinning when the engine is first started up in the
morning, after sitting all night in <40F temperature, does this indicate
a probable or certain failed viscous fan coupling?
Clunking when steering at low speed and sharp radius -- I haven't
checked the P/S fluid reservior (since I don't have any fluid yet), so
hopefully it's that simple, but probably not, right?
How much fluid does the P/S system hold? I ordered 2 litres, I hope
that is enough to flush it. (That's some expensive oil. Sheesh.)
Has anyone found a good cup holder? The ones in the center console look
pretty useless. The "Ultimate Cupholder" from
http://www.ultimatecupholders.com/ looks good.
In a similar vein, has anyone done anything useful with the armrest/phone
aside from making the occasional phone call? I already have a phone,
so the car phone is just taking up space as far as I'm concerned.
What about integrating a car mount for a new phone with the existing
The auto-dimming rear-view mirror with compass described at audiworld
(http://www.audiworld.com/tech/int36.shtml) is really cool. Has anyone
retrofitted this to an ur-S? I guess wiring it would be a pain in the
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