[V8] Need advice and help iii
Etdmail at cs.com
Etdmail at cs.com
Wed Mar 23 14:17:37 EST 2005
Hi Ben and all ..
Had replaced the windshield in my V8.
The front glass was common to all "Type 44's."
Getting one with the antenna will be a point
to consider - if anyone is utilizing this feature.
In my case I had good luck with the installation ...
It was a non-Audi part sourced from a manufacturer in Europe.
It's thickness and optical quality were equal to the original.
(Audi gasket & trim was reusable and reinstalled in my case)
I used Triumph Glass Co. http://www.diamondtriumphglass.com/
Which has locations nationally .. And does mobile installations also.
Price installed in the North East under: $250.00 (with tax & antenna).
High Engine Temperatures:
* High quality long life 'green coolant' should be fine. I prefer to use in
conjunction with distilled (de-mineralized) water at the recommended
change intervals as well as correct thermostat replacement.
* There have been posts about inaccurate senders and gauges.
* Which radiator hose was hot? There also have been posts of clogged
* Would be possible to run the aux. fan until you get the car to a shop.
* Turn the heat on full .. And run with the windows down (if you dare!)
* The rear window should be able to be coaxed into the up position after
removal of the inner panel, then locked in up position with a piece wire
etc. (If power to the motor - will not raise it.) .. Until you find the
Hope your v8 experiences improve !!
On Mar 22, 2005, at 6:12 PM, subhendu basu wrote:
> Hi Folks
> I have posted before (newbie) about the 90V8 Pearl white that I bought
> on eBay. The guy screwed me over good...let's just leave it at that.
> Long story short, I finally saw and took possession of the car for the
> first time last night. After giving him over $800 for repairs here's
> what's wrong with the car:
> 1. Windshield is cracked. > inspection sooooon.
> 2. The warning light for the engine temperature comes on within 5 mins
> of starting the car. Temperature gauge is at approx. 50 when it's on.
> Temp hasn't gone above 100 but really haven't driven the car far yet.
> Checked coolant level - coolant is full, hose to radiator is hot,
> therefore coolant is being circulated correct? He filled it with the
> generic green stuff despite me paying him to fill it with the correct
> red stuff.
> 3. Driver's side rear window rolled down now it won't go up. Need to
> get it up (no pun) since I live in the city and park on the street.
> All other window's are fine. Fix????How???
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