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Coolant Overhaul

ScottD3 Feb 21, 2011

  1. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    I'm planning my next trip to the garage.
    I've done my rear disks, pads and bearings, now i'm doing the coolant system.
    I checked the recipts i got with the car and i can't find any thing for the water pump being replaced. I'm going to get that, my temp gauge jumps from 70-90 or back down to 60 if I idle long enough and Its running on bluecoolant.

    I'm going to replace the water pump, thermostat, temp sensor and the coolant.
    Since all this is being take off and replaced. Any one recomend any other coolent bits thats worth doing at the same time?

    the funds and time let me i'm going to try and get the front braked replaced, fluid change and resivor replaced. Meant to do it this time but ran out of money and time :(.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jason.s

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    Any belts need doing while the front end is off? Cant really think of any other coolant parts that would need doing.
     
  3. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    Done all them.
    Cam belt done when i got it, Aux belt done when it snapped just be for christmas.

    Thats my thinking. Front end is off, so might as well make use of it. :)
    I might try and get a AC compressor and get that on as well.
     
  4. Jason.s

    Jason.s Active Member

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    In that case thats all i can think off. Aux belt tensioner done? I know mine was squeaky as buggery so had to change it. I did that at about 106k last year. Snub mount at the front? Its only a few quid from dealers or you could get the APR uprated one from Awesome maybe?
     
  5. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    Snub mount?

    My tensoner failed and caused the belt to break up.
     
  6. Jason.s

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    Ah right.

    yeah the mount at the front at the bottom. Standard one is a squishy rubber donut but the uprated ones are poly so are much stiffer causing less movement when accelerating/letting off giving less movement in the gearstick.

    Well Awesome used to sell it but not anymore it seems.
     
  7. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    I'll have a look in it.
    thanks.
     
  8. rossbrownlee

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    Back flushing the heater matrix? access to the two connections is easy as.
    I saw a great write up somewhere on-line, you want to have seen the gunk that came out during the flush!
    will see if i can find it again.
     
  9. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    Be cool if you could. thanks.
     
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    rossbrownlee Ross_S4

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  11. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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  12. nwmlarge

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    i'm pretty sure you are supposed to run pink/orange coolant
     
  13. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    You are.
    G12+.
    Blue is what was in the car when I got it and I got 15 litres of blue concentrated coolant from work. Since I was having coolant leak issues at the time I used that.
    Now its fixed I'm going to go pink again.

    I can't find any thing on this snub mount.
    Is there is any aftermarket ones out here?
     
  14. nwmlarge

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    awesome do a b6 snub mount under the engine section which i understand some users inc aragon on here have used in the past.
     
  15. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    Dealer only part?
    Whats the benefits of it?
     
  16. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    yep, awesome gti used to sell one (listed for the b6), but i've heard they might have stopped listing it.

    Not sure where else you can go.

    Benefits are reduced engine movement basically.
     
  17. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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  18. nwmlarge

    nwmlarge flat out

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  19. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    Will it fit a 1.9 TDI?
    It only states 1.8T.
     
  20. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    should do, the mount on the engine is the same.
     
  21. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    ok cool.
    I'll add it to the list.
     

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