Question about 2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
It sounds to me like the water isn't circulating, due to either a defective circulating pump or a slack belt failing to drive it. You should be able to check for circulation by removing the coolant / expansion tank filler cap when the engine is cold and looking inside, where there should be a little stream of water coming through that thin pipe near the top and going down into the tank.
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Posted on Dec 14, 2008
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