My first Audi: an A3 1.8T Sport with DIS (onboard computer)
We have had a lot of very cold weather as I live directly next to the north
sea :( and went to my local VW dealer (nearest Audi dealer is 100+ miles
away) for advice on long life anti freeze (the red stuff audi uses) and if
it needed topping up before the onset of winter.
The ever so friendly mechanic told me that if its servicing was up to date
then antifreeze should be fine as long as its up to the level (it is).
Start up the other day .... DIS performs self-check = OK then after couple
of minutes of running (before I set off) the "Critical Coolant Warning" came
on - so I switched off and checked the engine.
Coolant level was fine, coolant temp couldnt be too hot (just switched on
engine) - any ideas what could have triggered it?
Any advice for a newbie appreciated.