I inherited this auto and it had overheated and it has been sitting for about 1 year. I am going to take it in and how will we know if it is just the head or if a new engine will be required? I know that they need to test the car but there was oil mixed with the coolant and isn't it just better to replace the engine (probably more expensive of course) than to mess around replacing the head gasket and having problems later or are head gasket jobs usually quite reliable
engine repair on 1999 Audi A6
by lunzueta in Las Vegas, NV on September 22, 2010
ANSWER by European Motorsports on September 23, 2010
I would test the oil cooler before you do anything. We have seen these coolers leak internally
engine may have seized up
...sible timing belt damage. Overheating and/or timing belt failure can result in very expensive engine repairs. As a precaution, it is recommended to inspect the timing belt and water pump at regular int...
i started the car and the engine light did not go out I JUST HAD IT OUT THE SHOP FOR REPAIR OF WATER PUMP TIMING BELT AND SENSORS REPLACE
Engine oil leaks are common from the valve cover gaskets and camshaft chain tensioner gasket.
A problem with the torque converter can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.