07-16-2001, 06:09 AM
got a 1985 4000q for my son over the weekend.
It seems like it run's a little hot, what temp is normal. Our's is going about 5/8 up the gauge in 85 degree ambient temp.
How hard to replace hood release cable?
07-16-2001, 06:30 AM
Its normal for the temp gauge to go that far up, just as long as the temperature warning light doesnt come on, your OK. Your owners manual states this as well.
07-16-2001, 12:44 PM
take out the a/c condensor and it will run about one bar cooler.
07-16-2001, 11:55 PM
I finally flushed the cooling systems out completely...
as well as the block... and the heater core...
takes some time and patience and a garden hose...
now my 4kq doesn't even barely hit the 1/2 in Texas
with the A/C on over 100 degrees...
when i first bought it it ran 2/3-3/4...
try dumping all the coolant... err i mean drain and recycle :)
and then refill with plain water and drive...
then dump again...
then refill with good antifreeze..
i have used the prestone long life orange dex-cool in all of my Audi's..
no ill affects.. knock on wood..
plus the orange coolant makes small leaks much easier to pin-point...
(leaves orange crusty residue)
'86 4kq x2
07-18-2001, 10:40 AM
But then I had to replace the radiator, radiator fan, AC condensor, etc...all over the course of a year or so. But she runs nice and cool now!
07-19-2001, 04:48 PM
There were some problems with DexCool awhile ago. They point the finger at GM, GM pointed the finger at DexCool, I'd give them both the finger and get Audi/VW red.
The distilled water is next to the drinking water in the grocery store. It says "Good for batteries, irons, etc" on the label.