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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Quattro_Lew, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. Quattro_Lew
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    [Aug 23, 2007]
    my temp sensor decided to come loose and dump all the coolant out :(

    so im off to audi to get some, how many litres does the system take?

    ive just been sat at the roadside when i noticed the temp gauge over 100 :(

    also why am i finding it difficult to plug the sensor back in? :S
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    [Aug 23, 2007]
    Two bottles of coolant should be cool, the rest water.

    4.5L total system IIRC
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    [Aug 23, 2007]
    cheers dave, any ideas why im struggling to get the sensor to lock in place? could do without this happening again lol
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    [Aug 23, 2007]
    there should be a clip there mate which slides in, to lock the sensor in
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    [Aug 23, 2007]
    aye after a bit of jiggery pokery were sorted :) just have to refill the coolant system, that was a bit of a hair moment!
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    [Aug 23, 2007]
    use g15 coolant only !!

    unless you are flusing out all the 'old' g15 (red stuff) as it wont mix with other off the shelf coolants. no need to dilute as it's a pre-mix.
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    [Aug 23, 2007]
    you mean G12? ive just been to the stealers and got some of the G12 plus, however after filling the resevoir it isnt going down, theres is no coolant in the system because ive just checked where the temp sensor is and its empty, how do i get it to flush the coolant through the system so i can keep adding more untill its all nice and full?
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    [Aug 23, 2007]
    never mind sorted it lol
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    [Aug 24, 2007]
    why cant you use normal water ???

    i always thought coolant was for winter like using anti freeze
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    [Aug 24, 2007]
    The G12 stuff, is a coolant in the summer, anti freeze in the winter and is a corrosion (rust) inhibitor the rest of the time.
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    [Aug 24, 2007]
    how much is a bottle
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    [Aug 24, 2007]
    6 quid or summat from the stealers
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