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1995 VW Polo losing a few centimeters of coolant after every drive

My freinds coolant is needing to be topped up after every drive and I am having problems determining why,I haven't inspected the vehivle yet but I am going to have a look tomorrow, can anyone offer any explanation or things to look for ?

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  • Andrew Paterson
    Andrew Paterson May 16, 2014

    Correction it's actually a 1994 and its a petrol 1.3

  • vgbharucha Jul 04, 2014

    First check to see if there is coolant in the oil. If so the Head gasket will need to be replaced. An inspection of the bearings is needed in case the cooland has allowed scuffing of the journals. If there is no oil emulsion (coolant in the oil) then the next thing is to look for ant obvious leak from the cooling system. Water pump weeping? Old engine without an inhibitor may have a lot of corrotion. For example, a corroded freeze plug may be rusted through... If no leak id detected, change the pressure cap and see if that solves the problem.



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Very common to leak at the flange on the gearbox side head end flange. I replace the whole unit. Just becareful not to disturb the plastic pipe that goes behind the engine to the water pump.

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Has the car been serviced recently?
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Dear Customer,

check your sensors 1st,all sensors must be good

if all sensors are working good than check your engine firing sequence,some times happens when sequence was wrong,

check your exhaust and carborator tuning pin that creates the batter combination for firing in bore for batter performance & less emitions ,so check is it ok or not than go to your nearest service center that havad certified mechanics,

till you read this you had solve this problem definatly,


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SOURCE: vw polo fuse box layout 2004

you might find the fuse diagram on the inside of the fuse box cover under the hood.....hope this helps.....cheers

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