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rad leaking

tdi-man Mar 15, 2010

  1. tdi-man

    tdi-man Well-Known Member

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    had a water leak for a few weeks had a quick look tonite leaks coming from drivers side of the rad is there any think else to look at down there or is it a new rad job ?
     
  2. robby

    robby Active Member

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    New rad
    I had mine replaced last week as it was leaking at the bottom corner (corrosion), this is a common problem on the mk5 Golfs as well, main dealers changed mine after diagnosis and total was £495

    Get yourself a rad from GSF, ECP, etc and get an indy to fit it if you can't - dealer charged me £105 p/h labour
     
  3. tdi-man

    tdi-man Well-Known Member

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    yup ok im on the case rads about 80.00 and i'll pop down m8s garage tomo to check it for me first.
     
  4. devonmikeyboy

    devonmikeyboy As far from JBS as possible !

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    Why the hell did you go to a dealer for if he charges £105 per hour ?
    As to the water leak it might be something as simple as a loose pipe connector without looking it could be lots of things. If it is the rad and it`s a small leak you might want to try some Rad Weld or simular product as it`s only about £2.50-£5 a bottle as you have nothing to loose by trying.
     
  5. robby

    robby Active Member

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    Warranty :)
     
  6. devonmikeyboy

    devonmikeyboy As far from JBS as possible !

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    Well you didn`t get charged then really did you if it was done under warrenty.
     
  7. Gti Jazz Blue

    Gti Jazz Blue Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Had mine changed under warranty due to a leak.

    Did think that it was the dreaded BKD head issue, but turned out to be the rad leaking.

    Paul
     
  8. A1DEYB

    A1DEYB Well-Known Member

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    Mines in this Saturday morning for a rad leak, replacing the rad with a new genuine Audi one.. Only the suspension bushes and bottom arm bushes to do and then mechanically it's mint, oh and put my new glow plug in!

    Face lift time after that!

    :icon_thumright:
     
  9. A1DEYB

    A1DEYB Well-Known Member

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    Have you got any photos of your motor, just noticed your profile photo, looks like an 8P1 like mine.. would like to see the chrome (assuming) S3 mirrors.

    :icon_thumright:
     
  10. Gti Jazz Blue

    Gti Jazz Blue Active Member VCDS Map User

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    They are the plastic version so only a replacement cap that James (MarriedBlonde) fitted - more pics here http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/album.php?albumid=260

    With the number of genuine S3 ones that are being nicked, I am seriously considering putting the black ones back on.

    That or a sticker that says "Oi thicko these ones are only plastic so not worth anything on Ebay" - LOL

    Paul
     
  11. robby

    robby Active Member

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    Well i've had to pay myself and send the invoices for AA and selling garage to reimberse me - so technically i was charged :nyah:
     

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