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S3 loosing a small amount of coolant

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by julians, Dec 6, 2008.

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    I've noticed since I bought my S3 brand new about a year ago, that the coolant level has dropped very slowly, its now on the minimum mark.

    Given that its so slow I dont think its a significant fault, but probably more just a slightly weeping joint somewhere.

    Are there any common places in the s3 that leak, so I can have a go at tightening the hose clips myself as I cant be bothered to go to the dealer and have all the associated hassle that goes with it.
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    Mine appears to also lose a very small amount, have topped it up once in nearly 2 years. Wouldn't worry,I'm not.

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    So in 1 year its dropped from mid line to minimum, tbh its not bad at all & not something I'd worry about tbh, I mean its gonna drop some & if that was in a month then I'd worry but its an s3 the system is under fair pressures so its bound to drop some, some must evaporate somewhere.
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    if thats the norm for an s3 , i'll just ignore it/top it up.

    never lost any coolant in my previous cars (non s3) though, except when there was a fault.
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    yeah mate just keep an eye in the engine bay for any coolant stains that would indicate a leak, check at bottom on drive areas & arb's etc, also if its under warranty with the stealers then get them to check the system as its covered anyway but I think its ok tbh
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