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  1. #1
    Veteran Member Four Rings
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    Feb 06 2013
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    Mystery coolant leak

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    My coolant keeps disappearing. It's a 2001 awm. It's not the coolant flange, and I don't see where it's leaking from.

    I think when I did the engine I over torqued the oil cooler.

    I am open to common places or ideas, it's not heater core either.
    If you can read this thank a teacher, since its English thank a veteran...

    Audi make a great car, but their heater cores are, well $h!t.....

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    Established Member Two Rings
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    Feb 22 2018
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    Iíd check the dip stick to rule the head gasket out first if you got water in the oil ya know... mine did it and didnít even know about it till when to change a spark plug ran fine and everything


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    Established Member Two Rings
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    Or even disconnect the fuse I think itís 29 or 34 if Iím remembering rite for fuel pump then pull the coil packs and spark plugs and crank the engine over a few times to see if coolant splashes out... I was checking for a misfire and found out I needed a head gasket replaced as well


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    Established Member Two Rings
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    I had the same symptoms. Put a bottle of kseal in the coolant. Problem went away.


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    Senior Member Two Rings Ryanic's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by scaphan View Post
    I had the same symptoms. Put a bottle of kseal in the coolant. Problem went away.


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    Jesus... Never put any stop leaks in these cars. RIP your cooling system and heater core.



    Also OP, I assume you really checked the radiator? I had my 2.8 leaking from my radiator for a good year or two before I finally found my leak. It wasn't leaking enough to leave coolant on the floor and there was no way to see the leak from the fins without removing the condenser in front of the radiator
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    Established Member Two Rings
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanic View Post
    Jesus... Never put any stop leaks in these cars. RIP your cooling system and heater core.



    Also OP, I assume you really checked the radiator? I had my 2.8 leaking from my radiator for a good year or two before I finally found my leak. It wasn't leaking enough to leave coolant on the floor and there was no way to see the leak from the fins without removing the condenser in front of the radiator
    EXACTLY......!!!!


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    Established Member Two Rings
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    Well I put kseal in about a year ago and still have heat. I also read the warnings but it seems to be okay. Maybe I am the exception?


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    Established Member Two Rings
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    Well I put kseal in about a year ago and still have heat. I also read the warnings but it seems to be okay. Maybe I am the exception?


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