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Oh no 2.0TDi dreaded Coolant Low Warning

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Gti Jazz Blue, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Gti Jazz Blue

    Gti Jazz Blue Active Member
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    Got the coolant low warning this morning, topped it up OK though.

    So I will need to monitor that, as mine is in the dreaded head issue vin range, mind at least if it the head problem, I have a couple of months warranty left - phew.

    Though I'm not sure I want the Techs to swap the head two months before the warranty runs out.

    I wonder if the head is then covered for a further two years :think:

    Paul
     
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  3. Savage

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    If I were you, if the head needed doing then I'd rather they did it within the warranty period opposed to having to pay for it.

    I would hope that there should be some sort of warranty for the work and any new parts fitted by the dealer.
     
  4. Spin140

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    I too would expect any work to be warranted for min 12 months especially with something like this, get it done if required asap.
     
  5. dunk

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    what was the vin range for cars with this problem?
     
  6. Davidb67

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    GET IT DONE NOW!!!!
    our company has just had to shell out THREE BIG ONES on mine - 37 months old and 84k miles when it went to be checked, thus no warranty....

    and that's BEFORE it had new EGR valve c. £400; new solenoid actuator (wastegate?) c. £350; and finally (the bit that was probably knackered all along), new turbo £1200. All in the last 3 months!!!!

    OH, and THIS WEEK's fault, knackered crash sensor replaced - £300 ish, which was throwing up airbag warning light randomly on dash.

    Audi build quality. Hmmm.
    Dealer competence. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
     
  7. Simon66

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    Does any body know the vin range for these as my 4 year old a3 2.0diesel coolant warning light has just come on. I was wondering if it is time to get rid Quick. Thanks.:scared2:
     
  8. Gti Jazz Blue

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    Gone in today and I've got a loan car. They recon 3 days but have booked the loan car for me for the rest of the week.

    I've got an 07 A4 2.0T (Petrol) S-Line (Manual). Not a bad drive.

    Downside is going to be the fuel use, run to the dealers in the A3 ave 44MPG back in the A4 ave 34MPG.

    Good job I haven't got far to go over the next few days.

    Derby next week so I will need the A3 back for that.

    Paul
     
  9. Gti Jazz Blue

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    Well I've got it back.

    They had it for 3 days and it required a new Radiator as it had developed a leak where the core joins the end tanks.

    The oil leak issues were the hose joints from the turbo to the intercooler and new seals were fitted.

    Paul
     
  10. marriedblonde

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    Phew, bet thats a relief?

    J.
     
  11. alnes

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    i had my head replaced 1.5k ago they gave me 2years warranty on the new head hope this helps:icon_thumright:
     
  12. Gti Jazz Blue

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    Depends really, as long as it doesn't have the head issue outside warranty.

    Having said that if it did happen I'd look at changing it myself.

    Paul
     
  13. Kev_M5KPL

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    i had to top mine up last weekend and went through 2.5 litre of coolant a week and took it to a Audi specialist a lad i knwo adn foudn out it was my RAD leaking from the passenger side on the connection to the rad.
     
  14. niffty

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    I got the error message as well.

    I hope its not a big job.
     
  15. devonmikeyboy

    devonmikeyboy As far from JBS as possible !

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    I have some spare heads if you need one.
     
  16. Mick a3

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    I had a passeneger side leak on my radiator to, I was told its common for the radiator's to rust in the corners. Some radweld sorted that.
     
  17. Batt284

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    If you read the upside down number on top of the head mate, the ones ending in 'A' are really bad, and then the revised models end in a 'B' or 'C'. You can normally keep an eye on the oil level and if it's rising, chances are coolant is going through the top (i.e. head or gasket).
     
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    Has anybody got a picture of where to look? just in case we want to check when buying a used A3.

    Thanks
     

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