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Comments on Profile Post by Orange

  1. Dirtbag
    Dirtbag
    I don't really know anything about the engine, I just really like cars and have a basic understanding of the components.
    Jul 24, 2015
  2. Orange
    Orange
    I have a problem with my S. I've had a day where it began overheating, but it was a few bars higher than the average below middle temp. But today, I was idling for 2 minutes and the temp guage reached close to max. When I drove a bit more it reached max and I was worried. I stopped somewhere and lifted the hood, but it wasn't extremely hot. I'm not sure if I have a faulty thermostat or the coolant isn't flowing. I'm in hopes that it's not a blown head gasket. Not sure what to do.
    Jul 24, 2015
  3. Dirtbag
    Dirtbag
    I blew a T-pipe on the coolant hose once when I had my pedo van, though that caused A LOT of smoke to come pouring out from the hood. If their is no smoke billowing out it probably is just a faulty temp gauge. I'd give it a few rough twirls and turns just to see if some coolant leaks and look for anything wet, or just bring it to a professional if you don't want to risk it.
    Jul 24, 2015
  4. Orange
    Orange
    My bay is super clean. If there were any leaks, I would have spotted it. Definitely no smoke though. Sometimes my engine struggles to start, but it'll go back to normal in 5 to 10 seconds.
    Jul 24, 2015
  5. Dirtbag
    Dirtbag
    Then probably the gauge. Get it replaced and do a test would be my only thought.
    Jul 24, 2015
  6. Orange
    Orange
    My dad and I did a round about check on my car, but no signs of leak nor overheating when I drove home. It was 90 degrees at 6:30 when I got off work and I was blasting the heater in my face. Sweated like a pig. Well, gladly, that kept the temp guage below mid point, which is good to hear. Got home and refilled my coolant in the radiator and bottle, but that got me kinda worried even more 'cause our code reader hinted that we have a misfire in cylinder 4, which might explain our coolant loss. It might've mixed with the oil and that would be BAD! But, my friend who also owns an S, he said not to worry since my engine light isn't on. I'll be bringing it to his garage on Tuesday. Ugh... I love cars, but whenever I know there's a problem, I panic and can never get things done. It's a massive headache and I don't have no turbo kits or mods. Imagine forced induction? That'll be a rip both ways. Good & bad!
    Jul 24, 2015
  7. Dirtbag
    Dirtbag
    Haha no doubt. The only mechanic I had in my family died long ago so I never got a real chance to learn without paying someone. Good though it's not overheating when you're blowing air into the cab, I knew of that as I did it too (Didn't work for me) but I'm guessing it's a common problem then.
    Jul 25, 2015
  8. Orange
    Orange
    If you go to car meets like me, you'll meet a lot of people along the way and you can always befriend them. Another thing is how common Youtube is now. You can learn a lot from Youtube as much as you want to believe. Most I like doing on Youtube is listening to music. Whenever I want to do that, I hop on Youtube, but you know what? I enjoy it just as much when learn from Youtube. You can find nearly everything on it, especially DIY videos. So, learning auto or becoming a mechanic off Youtube is quite the easy path. You don't even need owner's manuals anymore. They're all over the internet.
    Jul 25, 2015