My A3 1.8 (non-turbo) from '99 seems to have some temperature problems. It
started with running very poorly and lacking power when cold (especially
when not driven for more than a day). The dealer said to have repaired this
by changing something in the computer. After that it ran fine for a few
weeks but now the problem re-appeared, with another problem on top of it:
while driving through town tonight with a warm engine I saw the temperature
dropping from 90 to 60 and going back to 90 again, within 3 minutes! Also
when I drive on the motorway around 150 km/h the temperature does not get
I know for sure that my oil and water are ok, so that can't be the problem.
What can it be? The sensor, the computer or the temp meter in the dashboard?
Wasn't the dealer a bit short-sighted by just adjusting the computer? Any