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Re: 4kq: no heat

And that was a great guess cause that is where it is.
-----Original Message-----
From: Wm. Josiah Erikson <josiah@gsinet.net>
To: pajono@compsol.net <pajono@compsol.net>
Cc: 'quattro@coimbra.ans.net' <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Sunday, December 27, 1998 12:19 PM
Subject: Re: 4kq: no heat

>Thermostats are cheap. Just get a new one. Definitely sounds like your
>thermostat is stuck. Follow the bottom radiator hose to where it attaches
>the block (water pump). There is a little fitting there with two (10mm
>bolts holding it on. Underneath there should be the thermostat. I actually
>don't know this from experience, as I've never changed one, that's just
>it LOOKS like it is. I suppose I could be completely wrong, and then I
>feel like a dumbass, but since that's where the water pump is, I figure
>where the thermostat is.
>    HTH!
>    -Josiah
>    '84 GTI
>    '86 Scirocco 8v
>    '87 QSW
>    http://www.gsinet.net/~josiah
>pajono wrote:
>> My 87 4kq is no longer putting out very much heat, and the coolant gauge
>> staying down near the first tick on the gauge. If the car sits idling,
>> temp goes upto the mid range, where it normally is.
>> Sounds like my thermostat is stuck open? OK, so where is it, and what are
>> my options to replace it? Bentley show a picture of it, but i can't
>> out where it is.
>> Are the thermo's repairable?
>> Thanks,
>> Paul
>> 87 4kq