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Problem can't find water low/leak help!! 1.6 1998

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by valyboi, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. valyboi
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    Hi I have a 1998 1.6 a3 and every 3 or 4 days my water light comes on and I need to refill my water. Iv put the car on the ram running and non ruinning to see where or if it leaking but I have no wet pipe or don't see no leak could any one tell me if they have had the same with there 1.6

    Thanks Nick
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    [Oct 8, 2013]
    Mine developed a leak in the plastic thermostat housing. Check around that area for pink coolant residue.
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    Okay thanks I will check that out tomorrow at work!
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    [Oct 8, 2013]
    the 1.6 is common for the head cracking internally sadly
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    Hh noway u really hope it's not that :(
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