[s-cars] Help with the Evil T shaped coolant connector
quattro20v at telus.net
Sat Jun 10 18:02:46 EDT 2006
Hmm, the clip should go on with little hand pressure, are you sure the
sensor is all the way in?
The coolant capacity is 9.0 litres.
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> Subject: [s-cars] Help with the Evil T shaped coolant connector
> I have experienced the evil and often described catastrophic
> failure of that crappy T-shaped plastic coolant connector
> component that is located at the rear of the engine, next to
> the firewall.
> Here is an amazing point, I was literally on my way to the
> dealership to pick-up 2 new versions of the plastic piping
> that I had ordered last week when the thing let go on the
> highway. Fortunately, I made it safely to my sisters house
> before the temp gauge went beyond the 3/4 mark. I hope the
> temp sensor is accurate enough to prove me lucky.
> For those of you in the know, I have removed the large green
> retaining clip from the failed plastic component, hacked out
> the male part of the sensor that fits in one of the T legs,
> installed new o-ring, installed male sensor back into new
> crappy plastic T connector.
> I am having a hell of a time reinstalling the big green
> retaining clip that keeps the male end of the sensor from
> shooting out of the plastic thing. Anyone care to share the
> trick to get that F-er in there?
> Reinstallation of that clip does not seem as simple as
> removal. I compared the old and new plastic parts and they
> seem to be a match. I chave tried easing the clip on using a
> bench vise, but it seems to be placing alot of stress on the
> plastic components and just doesn't feel like the right thing to do.
> No Bentley available at sisters house.
> Oh by the way, how much coolant does the cooling system take
> when filled. Owners manual does not state the capacity of
> coolant in the "Capacities" section, but it does tell you how
> much windshield washer fluid it will hold. Crapola.
> Thanks for hopefully a quick response.
> 95.5 UrS6 with ZERO coolant.
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