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  1. #1
    Registered Member One Ring
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    Jul 12 2019
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    Engine help - 03 Audi A4 Cabriolet - AMB

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    I recently bought a 2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet knowing it had some overheating issues.

    It has recently had a new water pump, spark plugs, ignition coils, and oil change done (all by me except the water pump which was done by the previous owner).

    Codes I was getting:

    I haven't ran diagnostics against after doing the tune up but I took it to a shop to have it further inspected. Here is their digital inspection they sent me: Clickity Clack

    They called me saying they found engine oil in the coolant (which I already knew and which is why I brought it to them) but they also said that they found no coolant in the system and recommend replacing the engine assembly ($3300 if I have them do it).

    My question is does this seem accurate and do I need to replace entire engine or just the head? Appreciate any and all insight!

  2. #2
    Senior Member Two Rings
    Join Date
    Jun 09 2016
    AZ Member #

    Usually the heat exchanger (oil cooler) fails long before the head gasket. I would check that first.

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