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S3 overheated todsy

Ryan s3 Nov 2, 2018

  1. Ryan s3

    Ryan s3 Active Member

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    Car overheated today while sat in traffic when the Mrs was driving .

    I found coolant bottle empty so topped up and left running for a hour with cap off and heaters flat out.

    I refitted the cap and drove for half hour or so and the temp gauge never went over 90?

    I could not get the cooling fan to cut in?

    What temp should the cooling fan come on ?
     
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  3. Stuart B

    Stuart B Well-Known Member

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    Where did the water go?
     
  4. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    with aircon on and ambient temps above 5deg then fans should be on all the time other wise its around 96degrees which you won't see on the gauge as it will only start rising over 100 degrees

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  5. Stuart B

    Stuart B Well-Known Member

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    Does an s3 have the tt climate control code access? E.g. code 49c

     
  6. syncro

    syncro Active Member

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    Check the 3 green fuses on top of the battery, the fusebox can melt and prevent the fan coming on
     
  7. Ryan s3

    Ryan s3 Active Member

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    Cheers as always, I gonna keep an eye on it over the weekend but I think it’s my cooling fan causing the problem.
    I’ve had the front end of recently due to a colllision.
     
  8. Ryan s3

    Ryan s3 Active Member

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    Ok, Green fuses on top of battery was the issue, cooling fan was not working.
    It’s melted the box slightly but with a new fuse it is working fine now.

    Thanks again as always.

    This forum always points me in the right direction!!
     

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