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Polo keep putting water in it

My 1992 polo i keep having to put water in it

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Dear d stewart21,

If your talking about adding water to your radiator then you may
1) Have the wrong mix of water to antifreeze
2) Have a cooling system leak
3) Have a faulty thermostat on the engine block

For cooling system leaks I always add "Bars Leak" to the coolant system first since it's cheap and inexpensive and will seal small leaks....NOTE: Always read the instructions carefully and follow to the "T" !

If this doesn't help ...please get back to me and give a more detailed description of your problem!

Hope This Will FixYa!
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If you do not have a radiator pressure tester there are a few things you can do yourself.

First tighten all of the radiator and heater hose clamps on the car.

Grab the fan blade ( not running of course) and see if the blade will move for and aft in the direction of car travel. If you see the pully behind the fan blade moving, the water pump is bad.

With the car cold, remove the radiator cap then warm the car. when the radiator is very hot indicating the car is up to temp, have somone sharply snap the throttle open for a second. No need to rev very high but do need to bury the foot for an instant. If you have a lot of bubbles in the radiator you have a blown head gasket.

Before you do any of the above, look hard for stains showing obvious leaks around the radiator, all sides of the engine and the floor of the front passenger campartment, check to see if the rug is wet indicating a bad heater core or connection

Good luck

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Metal pipe at back of engine/water pump/radiator/head gasket/hose pipe/heater unit . If you dont know whats what call a mobile mechanic to have a quick look

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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