I have a slight problem with my aircon.
The recirculation flap is opening after a few seconds of my aircon been switched on.
It doesn't matter if i put it on auto or on the windscreen de-mist setting or a manual setting.
The main problem this is causing is the windows getting...
Indeed it might ;). Sorry I was stressed
its an a4 1.8t 163. 2002my
ive been looking at it and I've actually pretty much convinced myself this an electrical fault. For all three things to happen instantly seems a little coincidental.
Also ive noticed the little speed warning icon keeps...
I started my car this morning and after a few seconds i got the big red brake symbol flash up then a message saying something like "there is a fault with your ABS system contact a dealer"...(not the exact words).
I stopped and restarted the engine and it came straight back. I was...
I was just gonna say carbon lol.
Ive done my bonnet........to be honest it was to cover up some crap laquer but i am tempted to do the rest of the car.
Im in the sign game so i also do it myself.
Did you use the 3M di-noc carbon stuff? Its nice gear but still pretty expensive in comparison...
I went out this morning to check out that coolant again and in the daylight it didn't look too bad. I have just been on a bit of a blast. I went about 2 miles down a dual carriagway with roundabouts so plenty of stop starting, i then jumped on the motorway for about 2 miles and turned round and...
well i guess ill be looking at £300/£400 just to get the head off and checked wouldnt i? Assuming the head itself is ok then i guess im looking at £600 minimum for the head gasket changing. If the head is gone then a new engine will be cheaper?
Never got to the shop for cigs and...
Well now im convinced,
The coolant has gone milky already ive only driven it for about 5 miles.
Thats the end of that!
Better walk to the shop for a decent supply of cigs and beer to help me decide what to do.
Its got 150k on the clock so i cant see any point in repairing it. I guess a...
Does the temp gauge and vagcom measure the water temp at the hottest point in the system, i guess that is nearly straight after the water has passed through the engine?
And one more thing (in a columbo stylee), i can hear a 'ticking' sort of noise when i rev the engine that wasnt...
yeah, the rubber hose is exactly what vagcom says. its the metal bit thats hotter still, surely that should only be as hot as the coolant in it! it wouldnt pick up heat from anywhere else would it?
i guess one way to tell would be to get it up to say 80c on the metal and then stick a...
well im home.
It wasnt quite up to temp when i got in but i left it to idle for a bit until the bottom hose got warm so i knew the stat had opened. I took it round the block a couple of times, nowt aggresive though and it seems fine. The top hose is really hot which is concerning me a little...
Aragorn, are you saying that the water gets to the thermostat before it gets to the metal pipe?
Also am i right in thinking that if a head gasket is causing overheating its not the heat from the engine but the excess pressure caused by gasses that causes the coolant to overflow and then...
eek, i guess thats the only thing for it, im petrified of it over heating and doing some serious damage. oh well ill never know if i dont try.
If i keep a feel of the heaters and they stay warm that should be a pretty good sign that i haven't lost coolant shouldn't it?
Ok so that should be reading the same temp as that metal pipe that connects to the top hose, unless the water pump isnt working efficiently?
There is water flowing through the heater pipes so i guess that can only come from the water pump?