1997 Audi A4 Quattro Q&A
1997 Audi A4 Quattro Question: Why is my coolant temp over heating?
Today I was driving and my coolant temp started over heating. I immediately drove home. I discovered a tear in a radiator hose. I replaced the hose and flushed the coolant. Once I started driving again after 5 min the engine coolant gauge starts going towards hot again and smoke is coming out of my tail pipe. Also the right side valve cover gasket was already minorly leaking and now it seems to smoking more. I dont know if its the water pump possibly? Or a coolant issue. Or the valve cover gasket. But I know it was running fine even with the minor valve cover gasket leak up until today when the hose tore. - aweh
...............never mind , I read the question wrong. I thought this was an AUDI - ziptie12
water pump has plastic impellar which break down and fall apart which may have cause a blown headgasket - globalhelper
Sounds like a head gasket to go with the valve gasket issue. Seek mech. for a diagnosis and estimate. Be sure to give the info. as you have done here to the mech. - csubak30