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Hi all,

I have an 1994 Audi 80 2.6E V6. It chews a bit of water. Theres no drips. Each morning the car starts fine but after about 30 seconds its stutters a little for say 10 seconds then rights itself.

It chews probably half a litre every 1000km.

Blown head gasket?

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My 88 Audi 80 just blew it's headgaskets , but has been well taken care of otherwise, and most other periodically replaced parts (clutch, tires, brakes, etc) are very fresh.

Can this problem be rectified to make my car the well-oiled machine it used to be?

(I don't want to spend the $ on a goose chase, and I've also got a power steering fluid leak and a fuel injector issue - both small issues I'm told - that could be fixed at the same time)

I've got a mechanic that says he can fix everything (for $1K+), but I just wanted to know if there's anything else that I need to watch out for with these old audis in general, that I should maybe have the mechanic look for while he's doing the current work?

And of course, again, is it worth it and will it work? (it sounds like a pretty serious deal to me - the engine won't start easily since it blew 4 days ago)

Thanks guys...
Matt
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Originally posted by baronvonrotter@Nov 20 2004, 10:15 PM
Hi all,

I have an 1994 Audi 80 2.6E V6. It chews a bit of water. Theres no drips. Each morning the car starts fine but after about 30 seconds its stutters a little for say 10 seconds then rights itself.

It chews probably half a litre every 1000km.

Blown head gasket?

BVR

Well since I appear to be talking to myself. I have analysed a few of the symptoms after doing a little bit of research.

The oil is fine.
The water in the coolant reservoir is typical stinky coolant smell.
The car doesnt make steam when warm.

Therefore it is unlikely to be a blown or partially blown head gasket.
It is more likely to be a hose or the radiator itself. To find out I must have the engine pressure tested to know for sure.
Unfortunately when you commit to pressure testing - you are committing to possible new hoses etc if it is that problem. Could even kill the welsh plugs.

Quite simply, since its only chewing a little bit of water, ie not enough to want to carry supplies with you everywhere - Im going to chill out and not worry about it.
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Originally posted by mattmarnell@Nov 21 2004, 12:06 AM
My 88 Audi 80 just blew it's headgaskets , but has been well taken care of otherwise, and most other periodically replaced parts (clutch, tires, brakes, etc) are very fresh.

Can this problem be rectified to make my car the well-oiled machine it used to be?

(I don't want to spend the $ on a goose chase, and I've also got a power steering fluid leak and a fuel injector issue - both small issues I'm told - that could be fixed at the same time)

I've got a mechanic that says he can fix everything (for $1K+), but I just wanted to know if there's anything else that I need to watch out for with these old audis in general, that I should maybe have the mechanic look for while he's doing the current work?

And of course, again, is it worth it and will it work? (it sounds like a pretty serious deal to me - the engine won't start easily since it blew 4 days ago)

Thanks guys...
Matt

Matt, visit http://forums.vwvortex.com - go to the audi 80.90 and coupe forum and ask the same question. Theres a dude in there called blitzcat and he knows his ***. Its english based so dont worry about spekin de deutch.

Is it worth it to repair ? How much do you love your car? If your like me and have had the opportunity to drive other vehicles in your personal stable - and found that the top of the line subaru still doesnt compare in ride quality and smoothness - you will see your audi in a different light. Id say the 1K is worth it and since its lids off at the time - you will get better bank for your mechanic bucks for fixing the other issues like the injectors etc. Id also consider the option of having the timing belt changed as well - again, cheaper by the dozen.
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Thanks mate! I'll check it out.
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