Temperature idiot light flashing Re: quattro Digest, Vol 61, Issue 29

Fay Kelley iceisit at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 20 09:36:12 PST 2008

>Oil in Audis is on a gauge if your instruments show one.
>The flashing light is the coolant sensor, which when the level goes 
>too low in the coolant overflow bottle, it flashes.
>Since its cold, the coolant expands when warmed up and the light 
>turns off.......
>Top up the coolant.

will do

>You may have a drip from a hose, headgasket leak/crack (if it drains 
>fast - week- in driving) or a cracked coolant overflow bottle cap.
>My cap was cracked and some would steam out over time, new cap 
>solved the issue.
>Have hubby check the front of the engine for drips, it could be the 
>water pump leaking or seal starting to fail.  V-6 correct?

yes, there IS a tiny leak somewhere in front ....  hope it is a hose 
and not the head gasket ... what is involved in replaced head gasket 
seal ?

cheers,   Fay
Audi Grrl
Red '97 A6 Avant AWD


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