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  1. Hey all I just finished installing a new radiator instead of a really leaky and clogged one, which probably also had tap water in it, and also flushing the rest of the system with a garden hose. Then I replaced the generic coolant to a G12+ equivalent. While in the past the temperature never budged from 90C, on the first long drive I've noticed it goes down to 80C and 70C at 100kmh even with the AC (and the fan) off. Going downhill even gets it to 60C! Ambient temperature was around 20C. I never though it was possible. Going uphill however brings it to exactly 90C like in the past (a
  2. Hey all Noticed a hole in the radiator. Is it worth fixing or replacing is the only way? Thanks!
  3. So i've been losing coolant for the past couple of weeks - have to refill every week or so. Two years ago I've replaced the entire thermostat housing which was rotten and the plastic was breaking off at the ports. However I can't find a leak now, and also can't correlate the leak with heater usage. So naturally I'm fearing an internal leak. I've taken the plugs our (unrelated) and wandered if the No. 2 plug (second from the right) is any indication of antifreeze in the engine block. What do you think?
  4. j.hilmar.christens

    Coolant Leak

    Had been noticing coolant resovoir level dropping below min now and again, today thought was unusual it went up... Had pressure test on hoses and radiotor, slight leak from what we thought was a valve... Replaced and level still dropping way below minimum now and again, coolant level warning light on and overheated.. Only overheated once, stopped right away and topped up, steam everywhere.. Had head recon done few months ago, so now checking that was pressure tested... Pressure testing whole coolant system again...
  5. Hi polo people. Hope you're all safe and well. I have an issue with my mk2 breadvan. Did an oil change 2 days ago, nothing out of the ordinary, took it for a run, about a mile of country lanes, couple miles of motorway and back again, nothing strange there. Lent it to a mate who needed to get across town for an appointment, apparently it was fine for that. He came to drop it back and the engine temp light was on. I asked how long that had been on and he said just since he left his house. Popped the bonnet, engine oil was all gone. Took him home in my other car, nothing on his drivew
  6. I have a 2001 Polo GTI 6n2 with an issue with the cooling system, namely the car takes ages to get up to temperature, both the top and lower hoses from the radiator are at the same temperature, so I assume that the coolant is constantly flowing through the radiator and therefore only ever gets up to temperature when in traffic, at which point the temperature gauge rises and the fan will come on as expected The car has had a new thermostat however from reading online it seems that the issue is with the thermostat housing, does this sound correct? I can get a new thermos
  7. Just did 8 hours of driving from Oxford to Dijon - the first leg on a 3 week tour around France in our Mk2f. I'd planned ahead meticulously and the car has probably been over-maintained before the trip as a precaution. Drove like a greased rocket out of Coquelles - car behaving perfectly and doing 130km/h for hours like a champ. However when we stopped for fuel I totally forgot about how hot the head may have gotten on l'autoroute so as soon as the pump stopped the coolant boiled over. No biggie I thought - only lost a few hundred ml and I brought a gallon of deionised water just i
  8. Hi, My Mk2 2G is leaking coolant out of its inlet manifold. There's a coolant channel through the inlet, right? It looks like there's a plug on the driver's side of the inlet, recessed in, like a metal freeze plug you'd see on an engine. That's where the leak is coming from. Can I somehow replace this part of the manifold? Or do I really need a whole new one?
  9. Hi all I was looking for a little advice regarding my 2010 1.6tdi. It's been losing coolant over that last few months, not massive amounts but I'm having to top up from min to max every 500 - 700 miles or so. I've checked the following and can confirm: No evidence of leak on the drive No steam from exhaust No rough idle No sweet smells in the cabin No contamination of oil on the cap or dip stick No hiss from coolant tank when engine is cold. I've taken it to a garage for a pressure test and they say they couldn't find any external leaks. They've suggested it's either a head gasket prob
  10. Hello, I am having yet another issue with my 98' Polo Classic (6kv2). A couple of days ago I drove it through town for about an hour (heavy traffic), and stopped in the parking lot. As soon as I go out of the car I see a puddle building under the car. The hose connecting the thermostat housing to the heater core inlet was blown off the heater. (I suspect it happend just as I was parking) Clamp was there, hose did not seem to have any damage. Placed it back on, refilled engine with coolant/water - seems ok now. The question is what caused this in the first pla
  11. Decided to have a crack at replacing the sensor as it seems like a 2 min job, however being a complete noob, my brain was frazzled after opening the engine cover. Is the green thing in the photo the sensor? Any help would be appreciated, cheers.
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