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I have a 1995 Golf MKIII, my problem is overheating. Have replaced waterpump, thermostat, radiator, I've even replaced complete engine( and headgasket)! It seems like the coolant is not circulatin

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    hermanayoung Feb 15, 2012

    How do I bleed the air out of the coolant system?

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    yadayada Feb 15, 2012

    This is the generic method to purge air from the cooling system.
    Use a floor jack and raise the front of the car as high as possible, then fill the coolant recovery tank full and run the engine until it reaches the high end of normal zone on gauge, do not overheat the engine, then shut the engine down and run cold water over the radiator core, this will self bleed the system of air and the coolant will be pulled from the recovery tank to fill the void, repeat as necessary, never let the recovery tank run dry or more air will be pulled into the system.

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    yadayada Feb 15, 2012

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Are you bleeding the air out of the cooling system, you must do that or it will get air pockets and overheat.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012

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How do you know it is overheating, since the engine is supposed to get up to 200 degrees? If it is boiling over, it could just be a leaking reservoir cap. The top radiator hose could be old, soft, and collapsing under the suction. The radiator could be plugged up.
It is not likely air or bleeding, because VW engines don't need bleeding and don't trap air. You check the head gasket by running a pressure test. Replace the reservoir cap with the pump and gauge, pump it up, see if it holds pressure, and see if the gauge oscillates under running load. It should hold pressure and not oscillate under load.

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its fitted in the waterpump on the bottom.

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