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97 audi a4 thermostat

I read that you can talk a person through this job via email. Where are you located as I am in NW PA. My email address is lymetimes at yahoo dot com. I would appreciate any advice you have for me. Thanks!

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  • lymetimes Jan 02, 2009

    I did not recieve an email from you j_del



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Hey - no problem. I'll shoot you a quick email now, and then you can buzz me back with any questions you'd like answered:)

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