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A4Rollin
12-23-2014, 10:50 AM
Just came on while driving
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/23/9052c53f8c26f271b0364c5f50e917aa.jpg

A4Rollin
12-23-2014, 10:57 AM
Is this low coolant?

mitchbartko
12-23-2014, 10:57 AM
Thats your coolant light, usually meaning your low on coolant

fR3ZNO
12-23-2014, 10:59 AM
Thats your coolant light, usually meaning your low on coolant

x2

viceprp
12-23-2014, 11:00 AM
Fill before you overheat.

vrmm
12-23-2014, 11:27 AM
Hmmm :/ I'm gonna have to disagree with you guys on this one. I'm pretty sure it means his cassette is overheating.

Mad Cow
12-23-2014, 11:40 AM
Hmmm :/ I'm gonna have to disagree with you guys on this one. I'm pretty sure it means his cassette is overheating.


:)

Nonono, look at that down arrow, it's saying to put a cassette into your coolant tank. Kinda like that one ATM in American Psycho, you should just be glad it's not asking for a cat this time.

Seerlah
12-23-2014, 12:36 PM
No...it means he needs to unlock the bacon.

OP, if it isn't that low just top off with distilled water (must be distilled, due to minerals in other water). You are allowed a 70/30 split either way. Also, looks like your temp needle is a hair past the middle. Distilled water can be found at your local supermarket. If temp rises too much before reaching the store blast your heating system to limp you there.

chris164935
12-23-2014, 03:22 PM
Also, check your system for leaks/air bubbles. Good luck. Hopefully, it is just a bad coolant tank sensor. Last time my warning came on for that I had to get a new head coolant flange.

Seerlah
12-23-2014, 03:24 PM
Last time mine came on, wire was clean cut under the sheathing. Not quite sure how that happened. But yeah, could just be a funky connection if your reservoir is full.

Turbo_B5
12-23-2014, 03:26 PM
I'm 90% sure I used tap water to dilute my coolant. Is it going to fuck shit up?

Seerlah
12-23-2014, 03:33 PM
Over time, strong possibility. Regular water has minerals and calcium in it. Over time, this will build up scale on the inner walls of your cooling system, similar to your home shower. This will effect the efficiency of your cooling system, as it will act as a barrier in your radiator between your coolant and the metal that takes on the cooling job from the outside. Along with this, these deposits are now in the cooling journals of your engine block (really your entire cooling system). May also contribute to a clogged heater core.

ray4624
12-23-2014, 03:41 PM
our coolant systems do just fine deteriorating on their own...look how nasty the g12 looks after a while...tap water certainty isnt going to help.


I no longer have a coolant level sensor as my expansion tank didnt have one...oh well

Turbo_B5
12-23-2014, 04:13 PM
I only topped it up with tap water coolant. Will use distilled from now on, but just topping it off shouldn't affect it much eh?

Koldham
12-23-2014, 04:54 PM
most tap water is filtered. only hard water will mess with the coolant. its safe to put treated tap water in forklift batteries so id trust it in my car.

BaseDrifter
12-23-2014, 04:56 PM
Tap water still contains dissolved solids and treatment chemicals.

Paying $1 for a gallon of distilled water is a no brainer.

Turbo_B5
12-23-2014, 05:02 PM
Well my city's water is the cleanest in North America. They filter it like 1-2 more times then other citys

Seerlah
12-23-2014, 05:10 PM
Distilled or deonized water only should be used in batteries. Do people always do it? No. Just as people use tap water for cooling systems.

Distilled water is boiled water. They take the water, boil it (might use filter before boiling), condense the vapor, and that is your distilled water with the minerals basically now gone (process can be done a couple times before bottled). Filters alone can't do it.

R490
12-23-2014, 05:19 PM
It means chop off your fingers, glue them to a microphone and then deep fry them.

Kidding, Already answered. Just don't run it dry and you should be fine.

vrmm
12-23-2014, 07:07 PM
I had a stewwwwpid coolant flange leak for over a year and just used tap. I live in the middle of nowhere so it was a lot easier. During my rebuild everything look good.

siffer
12-24-2014, 07:19 AM
Is it me or is your temp needle a little over half way on the hot side.

Do a new thermostat and coolant flush. And coolant temp sensor while your at it.

Poopie
12-24-2014, 07:54 AM
Is it me or is your temp needle a little over half way on the hot side.

Do a new thermostat and coolant flush. And coolant temp sensor while your at it.

His screen looks pretty fresh. I bet whoever did the screen was probably a hair off on the neede alignment. Mine is the same way but the temp is spot on in vagcom

viceprp
12-24-2014, 10:19 AM
It's probably starting to overheat.

Oligarchy
12-24-2014, 11:36 AM
The ship is sinking

A4Rollin
12-25-2014, 06:41 AM
His screen looks pretty fresh. I bet whoever did the screen was probably a hair off on the neede alignment. Mine is the same way but the temp is spot on in vagcom
Actually K0mpresd on here redid my led screen, couldn't be happier!
The coolant level was just low, threw some water in there and drove to the dealer to get some G12. autozone only has the garbage coolant

GrapeBandit
12-25-2014, 06:51 AM
your submarine periscope is activated[up]

A4ski
12-25-2014, 07:14 AM
I'm just gonna drop this in here because until recently, I had never heard this, and I generally top off my coolant with more coolant: Don't mix red and green antifreeze, apparently they interact and render each other inert. This may not still be true, my source is a little dated, but not that much. Any insight on this, Maestros?

Mad Cow
12-25-2014, 07:25 AM
I'm just gonna drop this in here because until recently, I had never heard this, and I generally top off my coolant with more coolant: Don't mix red and green antifreeze, apparently they interact and render each other inert. This may not still be true, my source is a little dated, but not that much. Any insight on this, Maestros?

Not inert, it makes a nasty gooey sludge that clogs up everything. Definitely not recommended.

GrapeBandit
12-25-2014, 07:31 AM
Not inert, it makes a nasty gooey sludge that clogs up everything. Definitely not recommended.

not true. it is the case with older coolant, but you will see no ill effects from mixing the two now

A4ski
12-25-2014, 09:22 AM
Yeah, I thought that may not hold true anymore. Glad to hear it, because I know I've done it.