Fill the car with water some people will insist that you use distilled water but you are just going to drain it again so I use tap water close the lid on the coolant reservoir and start the car, get in the car and turn the heat up to full hot and run the blower motor at full. This morning it came on and there were some traces of throf in the water tank and someone mentioned Head Gasket. The tank is pressurised and I can't find any sign of a leak. That's a little difficult since it's getting colder now, 0C. Shut off the car and wait for the engine and coolant to cool. However, the lack of an adequate amount of coolant could influence the performance of the cooling system in a very adverse way. The hose clips used these days are dire, too.
With the car safely off the ground you will need to remove the engine tray. The Temperature needle was where it should be. Check after a drive and the next day Done. Do you have a baseline to start with. Then in the morning, release the coolant cap and it might release the pressure and come back to normal. Do not forget if you are using concentrated coolant to mix it with the appropriate amount of distilled water. Is that a simple case of getting the 40% dilution rate and ensuring I don't go past the Max? Lift up the retaining pin and wiggle the connection off the radiator outlet.
So, coolant replacement is really essential after a certain time interval to enhance the efficiency of the cooling system. Then check the level again and top up if you need to. With the car safely off the ground you will need to remove the engine tray. Thanks for all the replies everyone, it's good to hear that this is normal. Make sure to check your engine when it is cold for an accurate reading. Leave until morning and enjoy much wine.
The G12, G12+ and G13 are less corrosive than the older stuff. Soo back I went to the dealer to show the service manager. Shut off the car and wait for the engine and coolant to cool. I topped it up some more and it cleared it for another 2 days then the warning light came on again. Figure 11 Use a garden hose and place it in the upper radiator outlet red arrow.
Check that the coolant or water is full. If you happen to have a car that still has all the under trays and original hardware here is what you need to do. I was surprised by the amount of top up for only 23000km! It's 4:49pm on Sunday so everything is shut now except petrol stations. Also would it matter what antifreeze that the owner before me used? If not, top it up there too. Someone might accidentally pick that cup up and start to drink.
So, knowing the steps is a must for accomplishing the quest in the right way. Add more coolant refer to the owners manual or seek professional assistance. Yup, coolant and antifreeze are actually the same thing. Had it happen again last month, took it in and they also found the water pump had a very slow leak and replaced it under warranty. My coolant is just above the minimum mark, would it be okay to top up to the middle until i get some g13 or the comma g30 antifreeze while weekend then ill top it up to the max mark with the coolant at weekned.
Close the radiator drain plug. Tonight, I got the warning again, checked and it's below the low marker again. You have a base line now. Thanks in advance for any help peeps. Unfortunately the timing belt is not changed until 180Kkm. Look for dried coolant stains everywhere within the cooling system plumbing. The fluid inside should be pink.
So, the quality and the quantity of the coolant should be inspected regularly and if necessary should be replaced with suitable substitutes to keep the cooling system in working order. Is the coolant level ok? Just go ahead and call the phone number at the top of the page and a friendly specialist will help you out. Will bring the car in on Tuesday to the dealership and have this thing corrected. Could it be the sensor is knackered or stuck? When engine is hot after long run, then switched off I get a gurgling water sound for about 5 seconds which appears to be a new sound unless anyone else gets that? And G13 coolant with distilled water. No signs of loss of power or my temp gague increasing at all.
The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir in your Golf is located and how to add coolant. Do you have other maintenance questions? All it takes is very slight seepage from something, hose clamp, water pump etc. Give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. Tested it with a coolant tester and it says just below -30 so -35ish but doesn't say up what degrees here is a pic as i don't understand it hope someone else does. We should immediately pull over.