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Re: 5000/100/200 Heater Control valves

On Mon, 16 Jun 1997 22:45:50 -0600 (MDT), Brendan Rudack wrote:

>On Mon, 16 Jun 1997, Sherry & Chuck Clark wrote:
>>      And a few listers might remember Carl Jerritts "Beast"  blowing the
heater control 
>> valve at Stapleton in'96 while coming down one of the straights. Lucky he
didn't warp 
>> that head. He used a small socket in it's place to continue that
afternoon. I replaced 
>> mine that next day!  Just Do It!
>More like lucky the thing didn't go all the way around into the wall!
>Coolant on the rear tahrs is slick!  Carl still blames that one on
>me to this day....  :-)
>I believe it was a 15mm deep socket that was used in place of the valve to
>get the car home.

That is the very trick, plus a little Rocky Mountain spring water, that allowed
me to limp on from Eisenhower Tunnel to Uncle John's in Glenwood Springs.
I had witnessed the incident and repair you describe. I thanked the Audi gods
for the mercy of having a deep 15 mm socket in the trunk. Cheers,

DeWitt Harrison     de@aztek.com
Boulder, CO
88 5kcstq