The most confusing problem ever HELP ME PLEASE!!!!
Hey guys im new to the forum but am wanting a little bit of advive if possible? Iv had a wierd problem with my a4 avant 1.8! Ill start at the begining. I havnt had the car to long but as the weather started to get colder i forgot to check anti freeze levels and the rad froze up one night while i was driving causing the car to over heat. Once we had thawed it out we realised it had a split in the radiator so began by changing that with a new one, while we were at it we changed the thermostat because it never seemed to go over 60c so we presumed it was sticking open! We took it down the road after fixing these things and it over heated again so got it back and it was boiling over, the coolant wasnt reterning back to the expansion bottle (no compresion or wasnt being pumped) and the bottom hose to the radiator was stone cold so we thought water pump, turned out this was going to be a big job so let a garage change it. Got it back and thought all was well but it over heated again and the garage thought the head gasket had gone, turned out it had gone aswell so we bought a new headset, got the head skimed and it now runs lovely apart from the fact it is STILL OVER HEATING :wacko:, this is where it gets confusing, for some reason after all of this the coolant still wasnt circulating and didnt retern to the expansion bottle and the bottom radiator hose was still freezing so it still over heated!! What we have done is take the thermostat out all together and it doesnt over heat anymore but is back to runing at 60c lol, im really confused at why it over heats when a thermostat is in CAN ANYBODY DIAGNOSE THIS lol, thanks