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Old 10-06-2010, 11:32 PM
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Default Fixed one problem, found another. First tow home.

88 S4.

Ok..misses at high RPM..a kinda..well, it wants to 'go'..but cant.

Ok..fuel filter is at least 12yrs old, with a grand total of 500ish miles in that time..could be starved.

Changed the filter, coffee came out the inlet side, was naaaasty.


Car does run a high rpms a little better now, so far so good.


Then on the drive home up Highway9 from Saratoga, the lower pass side of the radiator end tank comes apart from the core.

Dang.


Will pull it, take to a service..see what can be done.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:35 PM
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Can you explain more? What end tank?
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Edited..radiator end tank. Loss O' Coolant time. No overheat, I pull over for odd smells...and A/F is a memorable one.
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Step 1 - Basic service
Step 2 - Run the hell out of it

Step 1 and 2 done backwards usually results in

Step 3 - Major service
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The joys of sorting a car out ...

Good Luck.
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The joys of sorting a car out ...

Good Luck.

Absolutely, I didnt expect it to run a -week-, a week ago. So a blown end tank, I can still take with a smile.

Not sure how I was supposed to foretell this event, however. If I follow a previous post correctly.

I mean, I could just ask the parts counter to build me a new car, that'd certainly get the maintenance all caught up.
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.... I mean, I could just ask the parts counter to build me a new car, that'd certainly get the maintenance all caught up.
Others have done it................. still doing it..........
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Others have done it................. still doing it..........
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Edited..radiator end tank. Loss O' Coolant time. No overheat, I pull over for odd smells...and A/F is a memorable one.
If the tabs aren't done in, it's a fairly straightforward repair job. Having said that, you need to find a shop that has experience with the Aluminium / Plastic end tank set up. Did mine this year...(Roger has the necessary parts) and the shop managed a re&re without any loss of tabs.

All has been well since.

Other bits may need dealing with due to age/heat (Recovery Tank and that stupid valve on the line from the rad to the tank) but......
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Others have done it................. still doing it..........
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Originally Posted by 928 at last View Post
If the tabs aren't done in, it's a fairly straightforward repair job. Having said that, you need to find a shop that has experience with the Aluminium / Plastic end tank set up. Did mine this year...(Roger has the necessary parts) and the shop managed a re&re without any loss of tabs.

All has been well since.

Other bits may need dealing with due to age/heat (Recovery Tank and that stupid valve on the line from the rad to the tank) but......

Ya, figured it'd be a good time for a cleaning of the core as well..an opportunity has presented itself...
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Ya, figured it'd be a good time for a cleaning of the core as well..an opportunity has presented itself...
If the cooling system was maintained reasonably, you should be OK, as far as core blockages. (My personal experience, YMMV). Others have done these at home, but unless you've got the appropriate tools and heating stuff, and have a gentle touch, I'd recommend a shop handle it. (I've got the tools and experience, but for stuff like this I like to have someone to blame).
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If the cooling system was maintained reasonably, you should be OK, as far as core blockages. (My personal experience, YMMV). Others have done these at home, but unless you've got the appropriate tools and heating stuff, and have a gentle touch, I'd recommend a shop handle it. (I've got the tools and experience, but for stuff like this I like to have someone to blame).
The shop charges (I pulled and reinstalled the rad myself) were really reasonable even by Canadian standards. Was like $120. Well worth it.
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Originally Posted by 928 at last View Post
If the cooling system was maintained reasonably, you should be OK, as far as core blockages. (My personal experience, YMMV). Others have done these at home, but unless you've got the appropriate tools and heating stuff, and have a gentle touch, I'd recommend a shop handle it. (I've got the tools and experience, but for stuff like this I like to have someone to blame).
Oh yes, absolutely, I want no part of this repair.
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The shop charges (I pulled and reinstalled the rad myself) were really reasonable even by Canadian standards. Was like $120. Well worth it.

..and THAT used to be $4.56 US.
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