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    cold weather, temp sensor

    sup all,

    I have a wierd issue, on the very cold mornings where there has been ice on the car, i start up the car the temperature warning comes on.

    so far what i've been doing is leaving it on for a minute or two then switching the engine off then back on again.

    the temp warning does not come on again.

    I can only think that maybe there is ice on the contacts and once the engine is warmed a little it melts and comes off.

    anyone else heard or seen anything like this? is this something i should get checked out?

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    its probably nackered. Think they are only £20 from a dealers and about 10 minutes to fit.

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    Try this mate....

    Coolant level

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    thanks will try the de-ionised water
    '99 A3 1.8T

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    You can get it in Halfords for 2

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    I get this each year when the temperature drops.

    If my passengers ask, I just say its the flux capacitor charging up :-)

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    Don't tell the Audi dealer that you have a flux capacitator, they will charge you 500 just to have it serviced...

 

 

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