Help With Over Heating Vw Golf 1.8 More Details Inside
Posted 29 April 2007 - 02:37 PM
Could anyone offer me some help. I,well my uncle has a vw golf 1.8,P reg,Petrol and an SE,
Basicly it keeps over heating on small trips that are under 4miles long, any help will be greatly appreciative
Posted 29 April 2007 - 06:45 PM
Posted 29 April 2007 - 07:58 PM
Posted 29 April 2007 - 09:02 PM
Posted 29 April 2007 - 09:30 PM
i remember when i had my Civic radiator replaced it had an air bubble in the coolant system causing the temp gauge to read extremely hot. heres what i did to solve this. i let the car cool and started it up. took off the cap of the radiator and revved the engine up to cycle the fluid through the radiator. this got the excess air out and my temp gauge read normal. give this a shot. MAKE SURE THE CAR IS COOLED BEFORE TRYING THIS. YOU COULD END UP SEVERLY BURNED.
EDIT: just thought of something. make sure your radiator fan is running. they will not run all the time, only when the car hits a certain temp. if its not running check the fuse and/or relay.
there are endless possibilities. was your coolant low when you replaced it? check your oil and make sure there isnt coolant or water in the oil. even the temp sender might have gone bad as well.
Edited by CJLee89, 29 April 2007 - 09:40 PM.
Posted 30 April 2007 - 08:09 AM
thats what happend on my jetta (still need to replace it)
Posted 01 May 2007 - 03:54 AM
Posted 01 May 2007 - 07:24 AM
Posted 06 May 2007 - 09:34 PM
Who was it who was talking about the fit and finish on VWs?
Ya Ya, I can find some thing wrong with every car too. Common problems are common problems with any car. Maybe it be Toyotas 22RE engine and antifreeze in the oil or VW busted water pump. Still wouldnt stop my from buying VW though.
Posted 15 June 2007 - 03:00 PM
It has been a while but we have fitted a new water pump etc but it still hasnt worked, Any know if a head gasket replacement is easy ? i think it is over head cam so it'll be a bitch cause of the timeing etc, i think that though....so it may not be over head.
Posted 15 June 2007 - 10:12 PM
and im not sure how to go about the head gasket. try to get a hayes repair book for your year Golf. found at your local autoparts store. even online.
Posted 15 June 2007 - 11:26 PM
Weh have a hainsmanual for it somewhere, we've had a qoute for around £300 so we are gonna see what we find out first
Posted 16 June 2007 - 12:55 AM
i would look at and fix (if need be) the cheapest things first. so you arent spending money if you dont have to. what year is your golf?
the haynes repair manual might have a trouble shooting section in it. if it does, look for over heating.
i did some googling on overheating VW's. most common things to check is water pump, thermostat, and head gaskets. i did see that the gaskets are not easy or cheap to replace.
First of all, lets try basic checks first before going into heavy tasks.It could be that the thermostat is not opening-faulty. Run the engine from cold for about 15-25 mins, have a hand feel of the upper and lower black water hoses (do this carefully water hose may be hot).If the bottom hose feel cooler than the upper hose, then thermo. is faulty. If that is ok, while engine is running, let somebody give the throttle a sudden burst and observe the hoses visually if they expand and contract suddenly. If this is the case, then you know your water pump is ok.Check your cooling fans, make sure second speed works (second speed is much faster). It could also be that your pressure cap on expansion tank is not able to raise the water boiling point. At this stage,if the above is all ok, i will suggest you visit a competent workshop for help.
Edited by CJLee89, 16 June 2007 - 01:06 AM.
Posted 16 June 2007 - 02:20 AM
Edited by hamwbone, 16 June 2007 - 02:23 AM.
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