Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Santa Maria, California
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I have a 05 A4 and yesterday at a wendy drive thru the electric fans all of sudden turned on full blast and seconds later the temp gauge went almost to red and the chime music was alerting on dash about overheat like you guys seen. So I turned it off for about 30 seconds then started it, and went to the paying window and off again for minute then, drove it across the parking lot of walmart where wendys is at while it was gradually coming down from high temp to normal, probably because I was in motion so the air helped cool it down, then I hit the freeway and it was good from there.
I was going to change the thermostat, but later at night I opened up radiator cap and saw that there wasnt any coolant in the rad, and visualy the rad cap looked no good no more that rubber gasket was deformed, So this morning I bought a new rad cap and preston dexcool 50/50 and topped it off and so far today everything is good I see no leaks.
I been worrying about running the goat in high heat with messing up the heads warping it or something. How, when, will a motor mess up with high temps?