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Coolant warning light in A4

Discussion in 'General Technical / How To' started by steviet666, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. steviet666
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    [Aug 4, 2007]
    Afternoon all

    Just bought a second hand (R reg 1998) A4 SE 2.4 v6 and drives like a dream so far.

    However, when I first start the car (after approx 1-2mins) the coolant warning indicator comes on (with beeping) in the main LED display.

    It usually stays on for 10 mins or so before clearing.

    Any clues as to why??

    Have I got a problem (still under warranty)

    Not technically minded so you may have to keep it simple

    :think:
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    Welcome.:thumbsup: Stupid question but have you checked the coolant level? If its above the mark then I could only think its a faulty sensor.
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    will any kind of coolant do the job?

    also whats the best oil to stick in one a A4 1.9 TDi
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    [Jan 10, 2008]
    Hi
    No you cannot mix the coolant
    You may have the G12 which is pink in colour
    If it is blue then it is G11
    Lilac is G12+
    GSF usually sell it , but you cannot mix pink and blue!!!!
    Sarah
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    thanks sarah, any idea about the engine oil?
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    What BHP one is it?
    All the PD engines need the PD oil you see
    Sarah
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    shes the 110bhp standard but with the chip shes now 163
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    Hi
    The 110 is not PD
    VW 505.00
    For all diesel engines prior to model year 2000 (August 1999)
    Viscosity rating: 0w-40, 5w-40 or 10w-40

    Hope that helps?
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    thanks Sarah, you a star :friends:
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    Your welcome ;)
    Sarah
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