[s-cars] Coolant Leak!
tony.curran at sympatico.ca
Sun Jul 18 10:24:14 EDT 2004
I had this go on my 96 S6 too. As a temporary measure, I used a 3/4 inch
plastic elbow fixture for domestic water supply obtained from my local Home
Depot. Did the job for a couple of weeks whilst I was awaiting arrival of
part in the mail - obtained online for www.drivewire.com for US$90 but I see
they've put the price up.
----- Original Message -----
From: "chris chambers" <fastscirocco_2000 at yahoo.com>
To: "Randy Lewis" <rwzlewis at sasktel.net>; "Scar" <s-car-list at audifans.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 18, 2004 5:29 AM
Subject: Re: [s-cars] Coolant Leak!
> That is the after run coolant pump, it is quite common for them to
> crack and leak. I have 2 1993 S4's and have replaced this pump on each.
> My suggestion, contact adirondack auto parts and order that pump now!
> The pump can and will start leaking worse, and the dealer gets aLOT f
> money for it. If I recall correctly I paid $120 for this pump from
> Adirondack (aka German auto parts), dealer wants well over $200.
> It is an easy job, takes maybe 20 minutes (if you take your time)
> Replace that pump before it breaks someplace/time really inconvenient.
> --- Randy Lewis <rwzlewis at sasktel.net> wrote:
> > Evan wrote:
> > I seem to be having a fairly serious coolant leak on my '95 S6. I
> > just
> > brought the car to be inspected and I was suspecting that I was
> > having
> > some kind of leak or vanishing coolant so I had them pressure test
> > the
> > system and they said everything was A-OK. Well, I checked the oil
> > today and found that it was a little low, put some in and looked over
> > and my coolant tank was almost empty! I had been checking the ground
> > for coolant and hadn't found anything, so I was pouring some in and
> > my
> > wife said "It's coming out all over the ground!"
> > :-(
> > I located where it's leaking from and since I don't have any kind of
> > manual or Bentley's I took some pictures to show you all to get some
> > insight on what this part is that's spewing coolant from my baby.
> > Here's the link: http://www.geeksbrewing.com/coolantleak/
> > Also, is it normal for these cars to consume a bit of oil in a month
> > or
> > two of hard driving? Seems like I have to put a quart in every so
> > often to top it off.
> > -Evan
> > 95 //S6
> > Hi Evan,
> > I have a small leak there also, my Tech says that gizmo is the
> > auxilliary water pump !.... whom am I to argue, haven't really
> > confirmed it, but he is rarely wrong....maybe someone can confrim,
> > but it seems to drip small amounts depending on temperature.
> > take care,
> > Randy
> > Regina, Saskatchewan
> > 96//S6
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