I own a 99 a3 (8L) 1.6 sport with 90k
Car drive spot on apart from slight misfire (But lets say thats spark plugs,because i dont think they ever been changed)
Was driving around normaly today as i usaly do,and then the red coolant warning came up on the dash.Luckly was by a petrol station so pulled up and went to get water until i could go get coolant...
However the tank as filled upto normal markings? But i did noticed i tiny bit of crap on the cap,so got some tissue and wiped it and drive home.
All the way home (Car temp going from about 80 to 90 max) drove fine,just had the red warning coming on then going then coming on.
Pulled up at home,took cap off when it cooled down a little,and nothing on the cap just little water droplets.So looked in the tank to see if any water had gone,but it was still the same but looked abit glossy looking,so got some tissue an dipped it in the water and it came out looking like baby do-dos - Am i right (hopefuly not) by saying this is the head gasket?
I have owned the car about 3 weeks,and done about 1200 miles in it.
I do alot of cold driving,but when i drive it for a while or in traffic the car has never gone over 90 even in this wonderful british sun shine with the air on cold.Also there is no `mayo on dip stick or engine cap`
P.S - Heaters blow hot on hot and cold on cold.
Please make me happy *fingers crossed*