I think I may have been hosed.
My 2001 A4 Quattro 1.8L Turbo with 102,000 miles overheated last Saturday.
The local dealer did diagnosis and told me the water pump was bad - a $1300 repair (ouch).
I checked the old thermostat at home last nite by holding it in boiling water with a pair of tongs.
The operating range of the thermostat is 87-92 degrees celsius (187-198 fahrenheit).
The thermostat only opened about a 1/4" to 3/16".
Is this the normal opening at operating temps to allow sufficient flow?
Or did the dealer opt for the most expensive repair option?
Thursday, May 17th, 2007 AT 8:30 AM