fixed simple issue: leaking coolant

This is just in case someone else is getting drips from under the car, and who wants to avoid paying huge dollars to "diagnose" the problem.
I had drips, thought they were at first oil, but then checked carefully under the hood and traced the dried pink splatters over to
(and I wish I knew the terms here, sorry)
pipe that was flanged into another pipe. There are two bolts flanging them together and one was loose.
Looking down at the engine compartment from the headlights, dividing the compartment into the following regions
a b c d e f g h i
(b would be just below the battery). The leak was near the middle of the the triangle a-b-e
Tightened the bolt, and it was fixed.
Hope this helps someone!
Thomas
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I just had loads of cooling issues as i blew out a connector that goes into the engine, and a pipe connects to it from the header tank.
Simple fix was to put it back in as it had corroded and self tap a screw through the housing and use chemical metal to seal the problem, otherwise you had to take the front off.
Then when refilled blew another hole in a rusty pipe that runs along the underneath of the car, this had rusted out and I stuck a screwdriver into it, the part is piece that runs from the header tank again to the oil cooler then to the rest of the system, part was 21.00 but require the front to be taken off again to fit, so we cut one of the brackets off and rewelded it back on to slide it through :)
I think it must be a common fault with A4's to leak in those places.
Ron
A4 12v 2.6 quattro
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Thank you, Thomas. I wish there were more of postings like yours. I am sure somebody will find it very helpful.
Victor
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Sure!
For the record, I forgot to mention that it was a 2k a4, 1.8
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