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Golf 4 boiling water

After starting the car the water boils

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Sounds like you may need a new Thermostat.

Get a Haynes or Chilterns manual and a new Thermostat for the carfrom a car parts place like Autozone. Its normally a simple opperation to change it.

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

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Have you changed the thermostat? The way you describe it seem like a thermostat.

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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The thermost is in a housing on the engine block that the top radiator hose connects to

Posted on Sep 16, 2009

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yes i know that is a problem with the automated web site ,do wish admin would make a non specified column for us in europe with proper cars ----anyway seat ibiza great car perfect town shopping car ,1400 cc with the rounded ally rocker cover with system porsche on it ,now these cars can give a problem with the ally head and the water ports corrode away if it has anything less than neat antifreeze in ,well thats what i have found-now what i think is happening here is the head gasket has corroded away and its not a big job to change and shouldnt take a good mechanic more than an hour and a half to dismantle and a little over an hour to refit ,the problem is the bit in the middle ,are the water ports corroded to an excessive size that a new gasket will not hold ,cant help here but as cars are so cheap in the UK you might as well just buy another car for 500 pounds and the paperwork so easy to change the owners name unlike spain where it will cost 150euros minimun just to do the paperwork thats without buying the car ,which would cost about 1500 euros

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it could be many things, but first check your fluid levels. I would replace the thermostat located at the back of the upper radiator hose where it connects to the engine block. 2 bolts hold the housing on take off the housing and replace thermostat inside. Make sure your radiator fan is working.

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Just dies and water start boiling. Just put in thermostat housing

Hi, I hope I can help you, but need some info.
1.Did you replace the actual thermostat or just the housing ?( your statement says "just put in thermostat housing". If the car has no thermostat, the coolant never has a chance to stay in the radiator long enough to cool down and eventually boil over.
2. If the thermostat was replaced, check to make sure the correct temperature rated thermostat was installed and it was not installed upside down.
3. You mentioned "water started boiling". Was the cooling system filled only with water? Using just water only, and not an actual engine coolant, should never be done, as water will reach a boiling point faster than a coolant and will also corrode the inside metallic parts of the cooling system.
4. Is there any visible signs of leaks in the cooling system when it's running? Any puddles forming under the car? If yes, the leaks need to be addressed before trying to repair anything else in the system. I hope this helps, and please write back, as I will check back for any updates you may have written in on this.

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Coolant boiling problem

There are a number of possibilities:
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Hi guys! my golf 4 was mixing water nd oil, i hv skimmed my cylinder head, fitted a new gasket and new themostat, radiator is six month old but temperature is normal and the radiator bottle is boiling the...

Could be too much coolant in the system. Does it run dry on you if you run it for too long? There could also be trapped air in your cooling system which will work itself out with time.

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Temperature normal but radiator bottle boiling in my golf 4

If your radiator coolant is boiling then do not drive as your car could/will overheat and cause some serious damage

The temperature gauge in the Mk4 Golf is'nt that accurate, it will usually stay in the middle until you've got a major problem, where the coolant is boiling and expanding so if it's just slightly overheating, the gauge could show as normal.

The problem could be caused by numerous things such as a leak/crack in the coolant system and isn't pressurized such as a faulty coolant bottle cap not sealing properly, could be a problem with the fans, or and issue with the temp sensor /thermostat can cause confusion. It's hard to diagnose without seeing. I would take it into a garage for further inspection.

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My car is just boiling even after fixing the funs , the coolant gets finished after a short distance

So do the fans work ? Is the gauge on the dash showing the engine is running hot ?
Have you replaced the thermostat yet ? Are you sure the radiator is full of coolant ?

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First my vehicle had a hard start then on this day it could not start at all. I brought a mechanic who changed the plugs and it started. The problem now was that from time to time it would cut on it's on...

battery light on sometimes means the alternator is going bad and not charging all of the time the car is on.Check the alternator belt to see if it is tight when the car is off.

The boiling water that comes out is likely coolant. Is it green in color?

Black smoke could mean that the engine's computer is not getting the right signals from all of the sensors, or that the engine is wearing out and burning oil if the smoke is blue.

Does this help at all?

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Coolant boiling in fill tank 97 olds achieva 4 cyl

needs more info dose water boil after awhile or as soon as you start the car or do you have to drive for awhile
here are some thing to check. check and make sure your fan are working then check and make sure you do not have any leakes in the coolant system

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It should open when it gets up to the opening temperature. Better way to test it is to put the water in the pot, hot from the tap, and put it on the stove. Put a thermometer in there too so you can monitor the temp. Drop in the thermostat, then heat the water on the stove. When it opens, note the temperature that the opening occurs at - then you can see if it's opening at the correct temperature. If you put it in boiling water, it'll open - but you won't know if it opened at the right temp.

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