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Hi, I recently bought a 1999 Audi A6 2.8 Quattro. I think there is a problem with the cooling system. The Water light came on two days ago and I filled it with water. This morning the light came back on and I can see that the cooling tank is empty. I can't see any leaks. Could this just be that the cooling system needs to be flushed? I am basically looking for some advice before I take it into a workshop to have it looked at and having to pay megga bucks. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  • mumbleb Jan 29, 2009

    Thanks MR Scary. I will give this a go this afternoon. Could a smaller battery than the prescibed battery size maybe lead to the cooling system not kicking in resulting in water/coolant burn?? Just thinking, cause the battery that is in there is way too small for the car in my opinion. My Polo Playa has a much bigger battery in it than the Audi.

  • mumbleb Jan 29, 2009

    Cool. Will give both the suggestions a go and see what happens.



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It may Have just needed More Water than What you put into it and Took it from the Overflow Tank. This is Very Common. Refill the Overflow Tank and Check the Coolant Level again to make sure that it is Full. If you still see no Leaks, It should be Just Fine. Please Rate my Solution, I need all the Help that I can Get! Thanks!

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    Travis Humphries Jan 29, 2009

    It Could Effect the Electrical System Resulting in Problems like this. I would have the Appropriate Battery Installed and see if that Does not Help. No Problem on the Help!



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