[Es2] 5000km report...

Andy Suttner andrews at columbus.rr.com
Thu Nov 25 22:51:27 EST 2004

I would guess it is a bad connection. We have two 200 20v's and I get the
signal everey once in a while. In fact tonight, the temp outside somewhere
around 35F I turned on the car and the light immediatly popped on. Obviously
the coolent temp was not too high.


-----Original Message-----
From: es2-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:es2-bounces at audifans.com]On
Behalf Of Ben Klumper
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2004 11:37 AM
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Subject: [Es2] 5000km report...

Well I've hit 5k kms since the conversion was completed and up to a few days
ago when I was first going to write this little update the car had performed
flawlessly. However, two nights ago I pulled in to the garage after about a
15 minute drive in normal conditions, stepped out of the car and heard a
loud "pop" followed by the sound of gushing liquid. I knew right away that
it had to be coolant. So I opened the hood to find that the small hose going
down from the main rad hose to the after run pump had popped off its
coupling (I have it coupled to another length of hose with a plastic
coupling in order to reach the pump). No big deal, since nothing broke. Just
a matter of re-attaching the hose and refilling the system. So I filled the
reservoir to the "min" line, started the engine and let it run for a good 15
minutes until the fan came on a couple of times. The whole time I had the
cap off the reservoir to keep a close eye on the level, adding coolant when
the level went down. I did this until the coolant bubbled out of the
reservoir a bit. Put the cap on and drove it around for about 10 minutes
without problem or warning. Temperature was normal. Took it to the car wash
to get all the coolant off of the engine and then drove home again without
problem. The next morning before I started the engine I checked the coolant
level and it had settled down just a bit so I topped it up. About one minute
in to my drive to work (temp hadn't even registered on the gauge yet) I get
a coolant warning on the autocheck. I litterally live 4 blocks from work so
I drove in to the parking garage at the office and checked the coolant
level. It was normal. Any idea why I'm getting the warning? Is it just air
in the system that needs to escape?

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