[s-cars] RE: S-CAR-List digest, Vol 1 #1141 - 15 msgs
paul.heneghan at bbc.co.uk
Fri Mar 7 15:47:26 EST 2003
I had something similar a few months ago, and it turned out to be a leak
from the spiggot at the bottom of the expansion tank (where it joins onto
the thin rubber hose that joins onto a much fatter hos that goes between
engine and radiator). I couldn't work out if it was a cracked spiggot (a
few BTDTs on this list) or a leak in the rubber hose. There was plenty of
evidence of the leak though, once I looked in the right place - the lip
where the expansion tank mounts to the car was wet on its upper surface.
removing the hose, cleaning all the muck off and redoing the hose in a
slightly different position seemed to sort things out, though I'm not sure
the leak is completely gone.
Another lister had a similar problem a couple of months ago and solved it by
cutting a few mm off the end of the hose and reattaching - the rubber gets
compressed and loses its ability to seal.
Be careful what antifreeze you put in - Audi use special stuff in these cars
which is not supposed to be mixed with non special stuff (sorry about the
vagueness - there is a G00xxxx number for it, but you'll need to check with
> -----Original Message-----
> Message: 10
> Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2003 11:39:49 -0600
> From: Dave Anderson <danderso at northland-financial.com>
> To: s-car-list at audifans.com
> Subject: [s-cars] Still losing Coolant (after a new headgasket)???????
> Can anyone help me?
> I have a 95.5 S6 Avant which was slowly losing coolant without a trace
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