mhoepli at vif.com
Sat Dec 9 23:11:51 EST 2006
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vincent Frégeac" <s.sikss at gmail.com>
To: "'Max Hoepli'" <mhoepli at vif.com>; <audi at humanspeakers.com>
Cc: "'Urq List'" <urq at audifans.com>; "'audi s-cars list'"
<s-car-list at audifans.com>; "'Quattro at AudiFans'" <quattro at audifans.com>;
<200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: 09, December 2006 22:47
Subject: RE: [s-cars] Coolant
> With steam coming from the driver side and 20 years on the car, I would
> suspect the radiator. If you can't find any residue (some coolant leave
> obvious residue, some don't) there is an untraviolet sensitive additive
> can add to the coolant. Drive with it for a while (until you see steam
> coming out) then track the leak with an ultraviolet light. BTW the same
> additive can be used for oil and gaz leak too. I used it to track a
> leak after I converted to Ford coolant (much cheaper, much easier to find
> and compatible with the pink unobtainium Audi but leaves almost no
> and it took 5 min. to find the leak.
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com
> [mailto:s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com] De la part de Max Hoepli
> Envoyé : 9 décembre 2006 14:24
> À : audi at humanspeakers.com
> Cc : Urq List; audi s-cars list; Quattro at AudiFans; 200q20v at audifans.com
> Objet : Re: [s-cars] Coolant
> The car never overheats
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Huw Powell" <audi at humanspeakers.com>
> To: "Max Hoepli" <mhoepli at vif.com>
> Cc: <200q20v at audifans.com>; "Urq List" <urq at audifans.com>;
> "Quattro at AudiFans" <quattro at audifans.com>; "audi s-cars list"
> <s-car-list at audifans.com>
> Sent: 09, December 2006 14:04
> Subject: Re: Coolant
> > > I have a 1986 Audi Quattro, type 44, every 3 months/2,000 km. I have
> > > to fill in about 500 ml. of antifreeze into reservoir, the red
> > > warning light with thermometer symbol blinks and makes a noise at
> > > first, then just blinks and disappears.
> > I thought the red light was a high temp warning? And low coolant is
> > just an amber warning?
> > > When the car is idling I
> > > notice some steam rising from front left of car. Notice nothing
> > > conspicuous under hood. The car performs well.
> > Wherever that coolant is coming out, even if only as steam, there should
> > be some crusty antifreeze residue, greenish, whitish or bluish probably.
> > It might be hard to find, of course, if it is in a place hidden by
> > some other component.
> > One thing to keep in mind with cooling systems, when you replace one
> > leaking part, the new higher internal pressure will often take out the
> > next weakest link (everything being the same age). You could find
> > yourself doing the radiator, expansion tank, hoses, heater core, etc.
> > --
> > Huw Powell
> > http://www.humanspeakers.com/audi
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