Question about 1996 Volkswagen GTI

2 Answers

Golf gti mk3 2 litre 8 valve

Hi guys my mk3 seems to be getting very hot done 15 miles in it and the oil registed at 104 the oil seems to be watery any suggestions before i take it to a garage cause i dont want to be ripped off

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Your coolant temp guage should stay around half way.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

Ad
  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 65 Answers

By oil is "watery" I assume you mean to say thin and clean. which is normal however if there is actual water in it meaning is white and milkish looking that could be a big problem the head gasket could be blown or a cooling/oil valley broken. although sounds more like you're just being finicky 104deg. doesn't seem very hot for engine oil to me in fact it should prob. be around 180deg. depending on the oil cooler

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

3.0 litre V6 turbo diesel Mercedes. 115,000 miles. When it is left on tickover for 10 to 15 mins starts to smoke white/grey smoke from exhausts. After a few minutes of normal driving the smoke stops.


Possible cause is several drops of oil are leaking past the valve guide seals when the vehicle just sits. When it is started the oil begins to burn off in the cylinders and after awhile the smoke disappears. I have always recommended cha going the oil to a synthetic and adding an oil additive called Restore. It comes in a cylindrical can in 4, 6 or 8 cylinder size. Put 1 can in with the new oil. Drive the vehicle on the highway for 45 - 60 minutes. I recommend putting on a few hundred Mrs. The additive restores the valve seals preventing the oil from dripping into the cylinders. Have used it on my customers vehicles for 20 years. Saved them a lot of money from replacing the seals.

Jun 16, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Car shuts of suddenly while driving. Starts back up after 20 minutes.


When the gas-cap is plugged, you build up vacuum in the gas- tank and cause the gas flow to stop.
Use premium gas only, ETHANOL in the mix is attracting moisture/water which is part of the problems.

Jun 26, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Golf GTI unused for 1 month ,starter motor problems. I had the starter motor fixed and on the foist run out @ 30 miles the oil light started flashing. I hade checked the oil levels before I had left and it...


First don't overfill sump it can do as much damage as low oil. The problem could be a defective sender unit or a short along the cable whch carries that signal. The worst it can be is worn engine parts in which case you should take it to a workshop. regards Johngee

Oct 03, 2010 | 1996 Volkswagen GTI

1 Answer

Oil pressure light comes on when car is hot


if you have alot of mile son this car its worn crankshaft bearings. Try some oil additive this will help keep the viscosity of the oil up. if you have alot of miles drain a quart and add a quart

Jun 19, 2010 | 1999 Volkswagen Golf

4 Answers

Seller tells me its a GTi non turbo 2 litre petrol


a GTI has to have turbo and intercooler to be called a GTI.
So, all GTI's have turbo

Apr 12, 2009 | 2001 Volkswagen Golf

1 Answer

How to get a 2litre 8 valve golf 2 gti to perform at maxuimum performance. Or how to tweek a gti 1992 big bumper golf.


the rules are this, better airflow throgh the engine equals better perf. run a low restriction filter assembly, K&N and others make them, run a free flowing exhaust, do your research, just because it sounds good that doesn't mean it gives any perf gain, u can also fool with the electronics, they may or may not offer a performance chip for your car, u will have to inquire, call Summit racing, they are one of the leaders in the country on perf parts, they sell the best.

Dec 09, 2008 | 1991 Volkswagen GTI

1 Answer

1.8t gti cutting out


hi check the engines oil pressure this use to be a very common fault in golfs so it will proberly have a engine cut out when pressure gets low the pumps releif valve sticks plus how often do you change the oil if not regular it clogs the pumps filter yates210456

Oct 12, 2008 | 2000 Volkswagen GTI

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Volkswagen GTI Logo

Related Topics:

550 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22265 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

77186 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8737 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...