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  1. 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 in case. Topped it up and didn't thinka ny more of it. 4 hours later the same thing happened again, even after letting it idle for a while and let the fan kick in a couple of times before turning off. Am I just being an idiot and this is what driving in a French summer was like 26 years ago? Does anyone have any tips? Should I run the heater on full whack when we stop suddenly like that (i.e. in an aire off the autoroute) and try and bring the head temp down for a while? Was fine just stopping in Dijon now as we had to do some slow city driving before stopping. However when idling just before we turned off for the day the pump was squealing away - sounded like the old one before I replaced it in Jan and that was knackered. Could it just be dead hot? Probably should lay off sitting at 4k revs for 4 hours at a time from now on eh...!
  2. Can anybody tell me what do i have to do if the two indentations do not line up at the same time ? When the pulley on the top of engine is lined up, the bottom one is off by about 1-2 centimeters. thank you
  3. Please help! My 2014 Polo 1.4 SE overheats after driving between 10-12 miles. To bring the temperature gauge back to 90 I have to put the fan up to full and the temperature up to full. The heat coming into the car is so hot I have to drive with the windows down to let it out. The VW dealer had it in for its second service last week and the diagnostic check showed no faults, so they couldn't do any warranty repairs. Its now going back next week to have a new water pump fitted. But I'm thinking its something else with em having to operate the fan on full heat and speed to get the gauge back to normal running temperature. I've read on other forums and posts that the fan switch could be at fault. Has anyone experienced the same thing in their Polo? Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
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