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  1. 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?
  2. Oil has been slowly seeping from the area around the cam sprocket for the past 3 years or so. Not enough to be a problem. However, it's gotten much worse the past few months to the point of thoroughly coating the cambelt in oil and all down that side of the block. Is it possible for a leaking rocker gasket to cause this much to appear? Or more likely camshaft oil seal? Are the camshaft oil seals known for eventually leaking on these (1272cc) like the rocker gaskets are known for at that corner? I haven't cleaned the block to get a proper look yet
  3. 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?
  4. When i bought my Polo the sunroof was sealed shut with some horrendously ugly (but ultimately effective) black silicone sealant. It wasn't a deal-breaker so I decided if its not leaking then I can just live with it. However as I've been tidying up the rest of the bodywork this monstrosity on the roof is starting to look increasingly crappy by comparison and has started to stick out like a sore thumb! The paint needs redoing on the roof and the colour of the steel sunroof is decidedly off compared to the rest of the car - wouldn't mind sorting that. Not to mention the fact that the
  5. Hey all, After replacing the fuel filter on my '93 MK2f I noticed a fuelly smell stopping at lights recently. When I got back home i saw it was dripping petrol pretty heavily from the outlet end of the fuel filter. I popped a new, wider clamp on the junction but it looks like the old hose is splitting so there is now a delicate balance between enough clamping pressure to seal the leak without crushing the hose too much and propagating the crack further. I've got it to drip only occasionally but obviously this needs sorting asap. Looking at the parts list: https://v
  6. BreadyBrandon

    MK3-C Pillar leak

    Hi all, I am stumped regarding a leak in my mk3 bready, am getting puddles in the boot, but only on the drivers side near the rear light cluster. I have put silicone in every seal i can see in the area fucked about in the boot whilst someone poors water on the boot however the problem still persist. It only seems to happen when i am parked uphill water seems to come out of the area circle in the photos. I am thinking it is the rear sun roof drain, but not 100, any suggests what else it could be and any solutions if it is the drain that doesnt involved removing head liner. any helped
  7. Hi all 2013 vw polo match 1.2 had aircon regassed about 2/3 weeks ago but now making the same hoover noise which indicates the system is empty so must be a leak. Looking in the engine bay there is signs of liquid at the bottom right. I have a feeling it is coming from one of the bolts that are under the pipes coming off the condenser. I have a suspicion that these are the drain/fill plugs for the aircon which points to the garage (who carried out the recharge) not tightening properly? Any thoughts/ comments greatly appreciated mat
  8. Hello everyone. This is my first post here and I can say that I came here for a desperate situation that I've been through in the last days. So my car is a 2000 6n2 gti 1.6 16v engine and I bought it last year. Everything ok at the beginning until one day (about 2 months after I bought it) I noticed the clutch was slipping a bit (the car had 4 people and luggage) . So I always thought that soon I would need a new clutch. In the past couple weeks I was having fun with some mates at the roadway and after that, the clutch started to whine (nothing super loud, radio could perfectly "cover" that n
  9. Having got my polo on the road it's losing coolant from the connections for the hoses at the base of the rad, and where that hose connects to the thermostat housing. I thought it was because of an old hose but I replaced it (along with the jubilee clips holding them on) and it's now leaking more! (Worse in cold weather I assume due to contraction) I read up and apparently the spring clips are better than jubilee (even though they're a pain to put on) but having now put the spring clips back on its still leaky. Any advice? The spring clips were old so maybe I should get new ones if so wher
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