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Old 01-07-2008, 04:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

I have a 54 reg audi a3 1.9 TDI and I have a red coolant warning on my dashboard constantly when I drive.

My car isnt loosing coolant and the temp gauge is ocntantly on 90 degrees but this computer warning just wont go off!!!

I took it to my Audi dealership today for tests and they did pressure tests and filled up the coolant as they said it was a little low and said that all the warning lights were off and there were no leaks at all within the engine.

I drove the car off the forecourt and 1 minute later the warning light for the coolant came on again and wont go off.

Is there anyone else who has had the same problems, is there anyting that you could think it mat be as it will be getting took back to Audi tmr but I want to know what I should be looking for so I dont get over charged, I alreday paid them 30 today for some coolant and tests so hopefully, all for nothing!!!!
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This problem is the sensor in the coolant header tank, quite common, you will need a new tank.
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ANy ideas on price for a new tank from audi??
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Just spoke to Audi and they want to me leave it with them for 4 days while they strip the engine!! Asked them if they could check the sensor and they said they need to strip all the engine, Is this right, seems like a lot of work and expense!! Help please!!
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Sounds strange! Did they say what they had found to suggest stripping the engine? I changed a header tank today it was around £10!
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Mr car went back to Audi today and got some quite bad news!!

Mr car apparantly needs a new engine, they advised the last owner in aug 07 about this and they have then sold it on to me without advising me!!!

On the AUdi log sheet it states that the problem in gaskets, cylinder heads and that it requires a new engine (cost approx 2,500 to 3k!!)

Im having to take legal action against the trader them under the sale of goods act, heres to a long drawn out few months without a car!

Thanks a lot for all of youe help on replies though in trying to find out what the problem was.
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Bad news indeed, sorry to hear that. Get a detailed report on the engine, perhaps an independent, (RAC, AA) the more evidence the better if it's gonna get legal!! Good luck.
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