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COOLANT PUDDLE

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by WAFTER, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. WAFTER

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    From two holes in the rear centre of the engine undershield two puddles of liquid, plus slow loss of coolant.
    Will remove undershield this week-end to investigate which looks easy enough, a mixture of bolts and Torz screws. With a back problem this may well be a problem particularly if undershield is heavy. Gut feeling it will be more than a loose hose clip - the word water-pump comes to mind and thus a trip to my village garage ( not convinced need to waste money at Audi dealer, or should I? ).
    From this mechanical thicko to those of you brighter and more able to comprehend such things am I on the right track?
     
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    On what year, engine etc?
     
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    Ill put money on the radiator same as mine leaking.. Common problem look for white build up in the corners
     
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    2009 2.O L PETROL
     
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    Thanks. Bunged some BARS anti-leak stuff I used in the olden days of classic car ownership. Doubt if it will work but out for a 30 mile run on Sunday so see if still leaking. Will check rad. as you suggest which I'm sure I can do without faffing about taking that floorpan shield off. Would prefer the rad. to be the problem rather than anything more complicated and expensive.
     
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    It's really common to be honest and you're right I am waiting for mine to get worse and I will replace. 70 quid for the rad and three hours labour isn't too bad.
     
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    Be very careful using these radweld etc solutions as it could block areas it shouldnt & therefore cause serious problems.

    Pressure test the coolant system over night & it should show the leak point then.
     
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