Hi guys, new to this forum. Can anyone help?
Just bought a 2003 A3 2.0 TDi from used car dealer. Drives like a dream. Only problem is, coolant level warning went off after a couple weeks driving. Coolant was low. Topped it up. Seems to be falling again. Have a 3 month warranty with dealer. They've taken it to their garage but so far no leak found.
Then I read these posts about porous cylinder heads on this site and thought "whoops" shouldn't have bought that! And I was wondering why the last owner would want to sell such a nice car.
My questions about this are:
1. Please does anyone know how to find the VIN range of the ones at risk of a porous cylinder head ?
2. If you had a porous cylinder head, how fast would the coolant drop - and would you get other symptoms (Like dropping oil levels - which I haven't had - or mayonnaise-like residue under the oil cap) or is that to do with the head gasket?
3. Should I insist the car dealer should take it to an Audi dealer to do more extensive tests if no leak is found? Audi dealers don't seem very good according to the posts. Anyone know where is reliable?
Cheers in advance