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AAAArrrrgggghhhhhhhhhhhhh bloody cars.....etc

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by symun, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. symun
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    Failed the mot last week on front suspension bushes, so booked it into nephews garage and watched him replace the top and bottom arms......retest sorted.....
    Today i topped up the screen wash and decided to check oil and water, not much oil on dip stick........aha found the oil....its in my header tank.
    After a lot of freaking out and swearing i left work early and took it to my nephews place......his boss is 99% sure its just the oil cooler and has booked it in for the morning.
    I phoned my local GSF and they have a cooler in stock so hopefully will be sorted tomorrow.......very annoyed though......i've forked out for mot, repair ork and just got 6 months tax only to have to spend more..................
    Never mind, i have stella to make me better tonight.......:rockwoot:
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    Aye, these are getting on a bit now,so problems are likely.

    On the plus side the oil cooler is a common fault so, the garage is more likely correct and you have caught it early enough to have prevented damage. Get it done and enjoy the new found front tightness
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    At least you didn't shell out a fortune to have the headgasket done to then find out it was the cooler! :(
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    look at it as it's done you a favour as paying for a oil cooler is much cheaper than a new engine m8.....
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    All sorted, cost me 150 but i have a new oil cooler full flush and new coolant and an oil change......:salute:
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    Thats not bad at all.

    How was the stella? :)
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    nephews garage. Stella soothed me for a bit. only the 4% stuff mind as i can't take the wife beater stuff.
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