1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Coolant problems still TDI 130

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by @udi A3, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. @udi A3

    @udi A3 Site Sponsor
    Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    May 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,774
    Likes Received:
    175
    Ive noticed the coolant takes a lot longer to get up to temp now.
    previously it was sitting just under 90 on the dash, and dropping off slowly when driving, i changed the thermostat. Occasionally it still drops while driving but the heaters stay hot.

    Ive checked channel 51 on the aircon unit and it reads a steady 75'c when warm even when the needle drops.

    How to test each sensor is working properly with vcds logs?
    I know some dashes have this fault, it did this on my last dash too though, but im sure the 75'c is too low and its another problem.

    thanks tom
     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide this advert.
  3. Vex182

    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    1,034
    Likes Received:
    78
    Check 49 on the control, should be around 100 in day to day driving when warm.
     
  4. @udi A3

    @udi A3 Site Sponsor
    Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    May 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,774
    Likes Received:
    175
    Ch 49 maxed out on 92'c when warmed up over a 30 mins ish drive, and stayed there when i had a spirited drive home.
     
  5. Vex182

    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    1,034
    Likes Received:
    78
    That sounds to me like either the temp sensor is not reading correctly or the thermostat is stuck wide open.
     
  6. @udi A3

    @udi A3 Site Sponsor
    Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    May 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,774
    Likes Received:
    175
    Ill get a thermostat fitter first then, i need to change the coolant and a pipe anyway.
     
  7. Vex182

    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    1,034
    Likes Received:
    78
    Yeh I would check it again, pop it in cold water then boil the water and see if it open. Should of course close then as the temp drops down again. Might be just a duff one you fitted unfortunately.
     
  8. @udi A3

    @udi A3 Site Sponsor
    Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    May 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,774
    Likes Received:
    175
    ended up replacing the coolant temp switch. its been working fine, still a while to get up to temp, but i guess thats down to cold weather.
     
  9. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost!
    Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    27,175
    Likes Received:
    2,325
    Diesels just take longer to warm up compared to petrols from my experience.
     

Share This Page