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95 Jetta GLX VR6 Water Issue

I have a 95 Jeta GLX with the VR6 motor. I bought it from a guy that said that all that was wrong with it is the radiator leaks a little fluid (a gallon a month) but other than that it is great.I drove it 6 days and went through 2.5 gallons of antifreeze so I looked into it and water was coming from underneath the intake manifold area so we stripped it down and found the water tube nipple was broken beneath the air pump bracke so I replaced the tube and the thermastat and since I already had it torn down that far decided to go ahead and change the plugs and wires and oil and filter and also the air filter. We put everything back on and started it up and air blew cold even though the temp gauge read straight up and down like normal. I took it for a quik drive and after a minute or two heater started blowing hot and everything seemed normal until I pushed in clutch to stop at a stop sign the car started spuddering like it was going to die and heater started blowing cold air so i turned around and headed back home. We started checking around to try to locate what the problem was or why it was doing this and after many attempts of letting air out of the system thinking that was the issue -- No Luck... Still same thing - thermostat reads normal but heater blows cold air. Went for second drive and got maybe 3 blocks and temp gauge skyrocketed and I turned and headed back home only for the car to puke all the water out... Also note that the car after first drive the exhaust ws realy white and smokey kinda like a blown head gasket but the oil isnt milky and cant noticably see anywhere that it is leaking.. We are stumped and think that maybe since the old water tube was broken and crappy that maybe chuncks got into the auxilary water pump and pessed it up.. Anyone else ever have this happen or any suggestion

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I have the exact same problem going on. I just got this car the other week but have been losing my mind trying to figure this out.
mine is the vr6 as well. when i take the little resevoir hose off from the top it just blows steam no hot water while the car is running. but my other vr6 car pumps water not steam. i am trying to determine if it is the headgasket or the water pump. my exhaust is not white smoke, it does not have water in the oil, and does not have oil in the coolant.
if you have solved this, i would love to know email me rossacole@gmail.com.

thanks so much!

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This is a COMMON sign of a Blown Head Gasket. You will not have an oil leak from it on this Car and it will Overheat VERY Rapidly. You could also be correct on the Water Pump Problem, But, It is hard to change out especially since you just put it back together.

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SOURCE: my transmission on my 1995 vw jetta lll glx vr6

the clutch may burn out on those gear, check the fluid if it smell burn

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