KEEP LOSEING WATER AND THE HEATERS R GOING COLD ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2004 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF
  • 132,000 MILES

Keep Loseing water and the heaters r going cold on long journeys no lights r on dash pressure test was ok and nothing on the dinostics test no smoke either

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 AT 9:54 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Exovcds
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VW Coolant leaves a "trail" when it leaks out... follow the trail to the source of the leak(s).

Sample "Trail Stains":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjbUunso5Yc

If no external leaks are found, then the coolant is being burnt in the cylinder(s) and air is getting into the cooling system / heater core
which would explain your cold air.

Bad water pumps will also cause no heat... but they also cause overheating.

Check for excessive coolant hose pressure... might need a head gasket.

Thomas

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Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 AT 10:17 PM

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