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Coolant message

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by KARL, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. KARL
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    [Nov 1, 2008]
    Bear with me, I'm a bit of a noob...

    Today I got the message "add coolant" on the dash of my 07 S3. The temp gauge is running at normal temperature - are the two unconnected?

    I had the thing serviced for the 1st time a week or so ago for some ridiculous fee, surely these things get topped up then?

    What do I need to buy, where from and why is it telling me to add coolant if the engine temp is normal?

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    Karl
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    Have you checked the level?

    Mine was low when it flashed up. Ran fine, gave no indication that anything was wrong apart from the warning. I rang Audi as it says in the handbook to do so as could be a leak and all they said was top it up and keep an eye on it for the next week and if it loses anymore they will give it a check over.

    There was a post on here the other day about someone who had this message yet their coolant level was fine so suspected a faulty sensor.

    You can get pre-mixed coolant from Halfords. I guess Audi will probably sell it aswell
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    [Nov 9, 2008]
    i had the same coolant message a week or so ago my coolant was perfectly fine on the max ,it never loses any coolant, and only had the message twice on 2 consecutive mornings when the car first started on a cold morning have not had it since
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    [Nov 9, 2008]
    You don`t want to use halfords or any other stuff but get your self a bottle of VAG coolant it`s called G12+ and you can get it from any Audi, VW, Seat or Skoda garage.
    Your carhas warranty so take it to stealers and get it checked imediatelly.
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    [Nov 10, 2008]
    Took it into the garage to have it checked, turns out i've had rats getting under the bonnet and gnawing through all the wiring. I keep my car in an underground car park :(
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