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This is probably me just being stupid but on every cold morning without fail, I start my vRS and set off to work. I keep the revs low and usually dont exceed 1500 rpm while I wait for the temperature to rise (I do this whenever the engine is cold out of habit). However after around 5 minutes of driving when the temperature gets up to around 60 degrees C, I hear three beeps and the red coolant temperature light begins to flash. If I swotch thr engine off and back on again there and then the light does not show again. Any ideas?
Hi all I am new to this forum but come here with hopes of finding some help.
We have a 2009 octavia estate diesel that keeps showing the coolant warning light now bearing in mind the engine is cold and the coolant level is fine this is a problem.
After doing some research we decided to follow the common advice to change the expansion bottle with built in sensor. However this has not cured the fault.
Unless we have been unlucky to get a faulty new part I don't know what to try next.
Has anyone else experienced this fault and have any leads on a solution would be appreciated greatly.
Three weeks ago I noticed a small puddle under my 61 plate Superb estate 1.8 TSI.
The next day, the red coolant light came on. It coincided with me getting new tyres fitted, so the fitters advised to just top the coolant up, which they did.
A couple of days ago, the red coolant light came on again. I parked up immediately and flipped the bonnet. It was 1.5cm below the min level, so yes, definitely a sudden leakage during the day when it had been parked up from 9am til 5pm.
Over that three week period, all I'd done was driven a few miles per day, with no motorway driving.
A recommended garage has thoroughly inspected the car, telling me they checked every little component from hoses and the thermostat bolts and other stuff, but they can't find anything.
Their investigation included pressure testing and again no leaks were found, not even after running the car to temperature for enough time, then letting it cool with some cardboard under it. Literally everything is bone dry.
All they can suggest is an internal leak into the head gasket perhaps, but they don't have the tools to fix it, meaning a dealer job (or another indie garage with the tools?). Bummer.
I've not had the car long so this is a bit gutting and I don't hold much hope for the Autoguard warranty, which is the maximum the dealer could offer me at the point of sale.
Any ideas, comments, experiences?
My coolant/antifreeze was sitting just above the min mark so decided to top up.
i went to Halfords and was looking at the readmixes but then without realising bought concentrate and have topped it up to just under the max line with this....without mixing.
Will this cause issues? I've read that using neat antifreeze is not good - can cause over heating and is highly corrosive, but given it was only a top up rather than whole system maybe I'm ok... any thoughts :-s
its the vRS 2.0 tsi 220
Hi, new to Skoda and new to this forum.
ive just bought a 63 plate Octavia (reg Jan 14) VRS 2.0 220 estate 2 weeks ago and have two questions.
1. How can I tell if the timing is a cambelt or chain by looking under the cover? I can see a belt on the left of the engine..... If it's a cambelt how often does it need changing.
2. Coolant - it does seem to have dropped since in bought the car - could this indicate an issue? Is it normal for it to need topping up? I had a Passat 2.0 tdi before and never had to touch the coolant!
Any advise gratefully received