06-09-2001, 10:05 AM
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06-09-2001, 10:05 AM
06-09-2001, 10:15 AM
06-09-2001, 12:03 PM
06-09-2001, 01:14 PM
don't use the engine cover. Did you get tired of all the heat soaked brittle parts under there?:)
06-09-2001, 02:32 PM
06-09-2001, 02:34 PM
I have new tank ready to install, just waiting for the annual flush before installing new tank.
You know how they all dis-color over time.
It will be new and clean for winter!
06-09-2001, 02:51 PM
all those cool looking plastic covers keep too much heat in?
I see the latest VW & Audi engines have smaller plastic covers, and they have more holes for air.
06-09-2001, 05:05 PM
While maintaining the ultra cool 12v insignia on the engine cover.. ;o)
06-09-2001, 05:14 PM
I'd read a few things about the viscosity that had me a little concerned too. Since I don't hot rod hardly at all I decide to stay with the regular street DOT 4 (Pentosin Super DOT 4).
Any reason you picked the lifetime Delco over the lifetime VW-Red or lifetime Pentosin Blue? They are all good for two years aren't they? I think the Blue-Blue combo could have been striking.
As self elected color cordinator of engine fluid I like your Blue-Orange combo. I stayed with the classic Red-Yellow. ;-)
06-09-2001, 05:43 PM
So far the brake fluid tanks has not discolored with the ATE Super Blue. I have ATE Gold which I change out the blue when flushing to make sure all the old fluid is removed.
I choose the Delco several years back when it was the only thing available, and was easy for me to get. Been with it ever since. Supposedly good for 5 years, but......I need to flush mine because R&R'n the heads allowed some oil into the coolant.
Blue/Blue might be interesting! Where can I get the blue coolant?
06-09-2001, 05:49 PM
<center><img src="http://www.audiworld.com/model/a8/gallery/pressphotos/A8980016.jpg"></center><p>Lately I've seen all the newest VW & Audi engine covers have alot more holes in them! Hmmmmm?
06-09-2001, 06:30 PM
<a href="http://www.pentosin.com/eng/products/antifreeze/antifreeze.html" target="_top">Pentosin Blue</a>
And you can buy it at <a href="http://www.germanautoparts.com/coolants.html" target="_top">German Auto Parts.</a> I've used them a few times and like them OK. Notice the G11 is blue and original in most German cars built before 2/96 while the Pentosin Pink (G12) was put in cars after 3/96. I guess it depends if you want a post-modernist or classical look to your fluid. ;)
The idea of the Blue / Yellow brake fluid rotation was really appealing to me but I just decided to measure it as it came out. Two cups per circuit in my A6.
06-09-2001, 06:53 PM
06-09-2001, 07:31 PM
I ran it in my 86 Coupe GT for a number of years with no problems. Also my wife's 88 90, and now my 93 90. So far so good.
06-10-2001, 09:50 AM
06-10-2001, 11:58 AM
Probably easier to just remove?
06-10-2001, 03:01 PM
Maybe I can find something to do with my now defunct engine cover?? Hang it on a wall perhaps?
06-11-2001, 01:28 PM
06-11-2001, 02:32 PM
06-11-2001, 04:17 PM
To the trunk!
Replacing it with an Ultima battery, and boxing it into the spare tire area.