I'm pretty sure it would not run if 180 degrees out.
Are you getting coolant flow back into the reservoir bottle? If no coolant flow, you might have a plugged hose or an air pocket that is
preventing the water pump from pumping coolant.
Although not as common on the A3 Model as on the A4 model. Check the water pump impeller to make sure it is not broken.
Does the engine rev-up nicely or does it struggle to accelerate? Any fault codes stored in the ECM?
Saturday, November 17th, 2012 AT 5:46 PM