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Old 07-01-18, 06:30 PM   #1
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Hi,

Just became an owner of a Audi 80 b3. 1.8 Carb.

Anyway it has a few issues starting off by losing water.....did 70 miles yesterday and it used about half of the water in the tank.......will it be a dreaded head gasket or are these prone to other issues for using water?

The window wipers also only work on full which is quite annoying.....any tips?

The engine is quite lumpy but very likely needs a good servicing etc.

Getting condensation inside the car so will be looking for new seals im guessing for the doors.

Any advice would be much appericated for these cars as its my first audi let alone first 80.

Thanks
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Old 07-01-18, 06:46 PM   #2
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Regards coolant, you need to identify if it's losing or using it........maybe it's loosing it through the heater matrix, that'd explain the condensation?

Dash out job for the matrix.
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Regards coolant, you need to identify if it's losing or using it........maybe it's loosing it through the heater matrix, that'd explain the condensation?

Dash out job for the matrix.

My thoughts too, quick look under the dash will show signs if it's the case.
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Or front carpets.
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If it feels a little greasy on the inside of your from window then it's the Matrix.
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Old 07-01-18, 07:00 PM   #6
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If it feels a little greasy on the inside of your from window then it's the Matrix.

Fingers crossed it's not something serious
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