[V6-12v] Head gasket replacement
kentmclean at comcast.net
Fri Mar 9 20:25:15 EST 2007
Kent McLean wrote:
> David Torrey wrote:
>> Your coolant leak may not be totally your head gasket.
>> Check your heater control valve beneath your
>> windshield wiper linkage. I had a leak last summer
>> and it took me forever to find it. Intermittent leak
>> which ran down the firewall and would only
>> occasionally leave a puddle.
> Thanks. I'll check that out this weekend, since it is supposed to get
> into the 40s F.
Close, but no. When I got home this evening, it was almost 32 dF,
quite balmy compared to the single digits we'd been seeing, so I
popped the hood to check out the heater control valve.
I didn't even have to open up the plastic "water deflector" (thanks,
ETKA) at the base of the windshield. As I leaned into the engine
compartment, I saw wet below the coolant reservoir. A touch with the
finger and a sniff with the nose confirmed it was coolant. Doh!
Tomorrow I'll take off the reservoir and see what's what. Hopefully
it's something simple, but it is an Audi. :) Any bets on it being
just a hose or clamp, and not a crack in the reservoir?
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody", an A10-R
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke
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