It's been a while but i've been busy, just wanted your opinion on my current S3 predicament....here is the summary
Hit Badger end of december - car overheated a bit of damege insurance job
got car back - overheated again. refilled with coolant - overheated again sent back to insurance company
been back a while overheated again - lobbed in some radweld!!! thinking must be small leak - a few days later overheated again. Noticed white smoke from exhaust aswell when it was running and idle had become poor on startup (actually post radweld this went away) overheated again. rang insurance company fixer to pick up and sort....
they said hole in back of engine!!!! not accident related.... could be head gaskett or core plug. only leaks coolant on cooling down from being hot (i.e. when you've finished with it)
I said if it was head gasket that was probably due to it not being fixed properly overheating a number of times etc. Spoke to insurance company
They had Beechwood Audi in Halesowen look at it. They didn't look at the head gaskett (fcuk knows why not?) and said there is no problem except possible temp sensor fault and possible water pump fault.
I understand these are both common faults but i've poured litres of water and coolant into the thing so the temp sensor seems to be working just fine and the water pump was replaced about 20k miles ago with phosphour bronze impeller all at great fcuking expense to yours truly.
Any suggestions or advice. I sent email back to the insurance company tonight saying call me when i can have my repaired car back please! and detailing above.
If they thought it was head gaskett why haven't they looked at it?
Ahhh doing my head in - i've been driving a ford ka for a fcuking month now. trust e 1000 miles in that baby is not the same as in my lovely leather intereiorded air conditioned bose stereod guided missle i can tell you.....
grateful for any help....to cap it all, if the expense continues wifee will force sale.....:-(