Having problems with your 1999 Audi A4 ?
Please can you help
why only after about a mile the engine is red hot but temp gauge is only showing middle. is this normal.
YEAR 2001 WITH SERVICE HISTORY
ONLY HAD SIX MONTH.
When you say "red hot" do you mean actually glowing? If so, you'd have serious trouble. If you mean only hot to the touch, that's normal - these engines run pretty warm. And yes, the gauge in the center is normal - the OEM temp gauge is a dummy gauge, only meant to show you that it's either cold, overheated, or mainly OK. Use your oil temp gauge as your main indicator - at least it's graded numerically and you can actually see the oil temp.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for 1999 Audi A4
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