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Off the road again......

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Acidic32, Nov 26, 2009.

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    Acidic32 A4 Cabriolet 1.8T Owner VCDS Map User

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    [Nov 26, 2009]
    Well, went to Peterborough last night, around 6pm, stuck in traffic, temperature gauge started creeping so i pulled over and switched car off for 20mins, engine was below 90, started it up, continued driving, fine!

    Got on the bypass home, temperature gauge shot round to 100 degrees, coolant indicator came on, oil warning came on, pulled over again, popped bonnet, opened coolant reservoir (being careful!) loads of pressure and steam!

    Let it cool down bit, went to start it, wont idle, slow acceleration, lumpy running!

    My diagnosis: Head gasket!

    Engine: Reconditioned, 3weeks old, 800 miles since being done!

    oh and a nice smell of oil through car vents!
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    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    [Nov 26, 2009]
    Thats rough mate, if its any consolation my recon engine threw the timing belt off after 6 days. Its under warranty I assume?
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    [Nov 30, 2009]
    Hi guys

    where did you source your recon engines from?
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    [Nov 30, 2009]
    I got mine from a place called The Engine Centre in Cardiff - NOT to be confused with The National Engine Centre.
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