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Explain the Porous head problem?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Tommy53, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Tommy53
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    Hello,

    Just wondering if someone can explain this Porous head problem that seems to be common on the 53 plate A3's.

    Also what is the fix for this, what is it that needs to be changed?

    thanks
    Tom
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  2. Johnny Bravo
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    Johnny Bravo 6+1 Gears

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    There is no fix. You have to change it.
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    NEW HEAD
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    Oh dear, how much are they? and can you get second hand ones cheap. Having coolant issues at the minute and i think i could be looking at a new one.
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    Johnny Bravo 6+1 Gears

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    Do a pressure test first as the head is quite expensive. You want to be sure the leak is from the head or not before buying.
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