GOLF OVERHEATS WITH OR WITHOUT THERMOSTAT ENGINE...

  • Tiny
  • LionelHB
  • 1995 Volkswagen Golf
  • 336,000 miles

Golf overheats with or without thermostat, engine recently overhauled?
Can the reason be that it is 180% out with the settings

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Saturday, November 17th, 2012 AT 5:23 PM

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  • Tiny
  • exovcds
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I'm pretty sure it would not run if 180 degrees out.

Are you getting coolant flow back into the reservoir bottle? If no coolant flow, you might have a plugged hose or an air pocket that is
preventing the water pump from pumping coolant.

Although not as common on the A3 Model as on the A4 model. Check the water pump impeller to make sure it is not broken.

Does the engine rev-up nicely or does it struggle to accelerate? Any fault codes stored in the ECM?

Thomas

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Saturday, November 17th, 2012 AT 5:46 PM
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Diesel or gas engine?

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Saturday, November 17th, 2012 AT 7:39 PM
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Faulty water pump, blocked radiator, faulty thermostat, as last post says petrol or diesel?

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Sunday, November 18th, 2012 AT 1:09 AM

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