Question about 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
I hate to say it but you have a major leak. Either your head gasket is leaking water into the oil, or there is a crack in your engine, possibly in the head or there still is a leak in a hose. Draining the oil to see if there is any water in it will help to eliminate that possibility. Of course you must pour the drainings out slowly because the water will be on the bottom. The other way is to take it for a drive and then pull the dip stick out to see if the oil has that milky look. Also look to see if anything is dripping after you have driven it. I think It may just be a bad hose or clamp. good luck.
Posted on May 19, 2009
Volkswagen 2002 Jetta TDI
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When you checked the thermostat I am assuming you noted that its housing was good and you refilled the radiator and bottle.
After the car cools down check the radiator to see if you are losing fluid. While the car is running, can you smell antifreeze at the exhaust pipe ? If yes you have a blown head gasket.
Is anything leaking on the ground ?
I take it you have the radiator full and the drive belts properly tensioned.
Here is the ordered check list;
1) Get the error code read-outs. Many chain auto part stores will loan a meter to get this for free. Call. They may be mis-leading because of other problems, but may still be useful.
2) Correct fuel
3) If the radiator fan is running while the car is hot you may need to check the water pump for water circulation.
Posted on May 19, 2009
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