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Hi I've got a polo playa 1.4i 2001 model. Yesterday on my way to the shop I've noticed my waterpump was leaking water badly from the shaft seal by the pulley so I topped up the water n drove it home slowly. When I just got home it started overheating....replaced the waterpump but it still overheated in just about 5mins. This morning I wanted to check the thermostat but I found the car never had 1 must be the reason my heater never worked also and its the first time I've opend the housing. No water in the oil and no leaks as far as I have checked. Can anyone tell me what else I can do 2 fix this problem, it would be much appreciated

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replace the front oil seal. first i would clean the engine with purple power (degrease etc.) then look at the engine and make sure the leak is not coming from above like possibly the valve cover gasket or from the oil sending unit. try to tighten the bolts on the valve cover and even the oil pan. you never know, you may get lucky. i don't know where you are but front seals are cheap but the labor on the job is what costs you.

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