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?
have the same problem?
Thursday, May 17th, 2007 AT 8:30 AM