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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Your thermostat is stuck closed. It needs to be changed right away. By the way the operating temp on that motor is 160 degrees so you are running hot you have just been lucky so far. Good Luck
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
I have a 1985 Jetta diesel. What I did since the car has no way of bleeding the air out of the system via bleeder screw I parked the car on a slight incline leaving the tank for the fluid at a higher level. I ran the car until the thermostat opened (The thermostat is on the bottom of my engine) I kept topping off the antifreeze. I also kept a jug of anti freeze and water in my car for the next few day. Whenever I got done driving the car and the car cooled off I would check it to see if I needed to top it off. I finally got the air out of it. You could call the vw dealer to see if there is a bleeder on the engine, if so open the bleeder and fill until antifreeze/water comes out, then close the bleeder and top it off to the full level. Just to be safe check the level after you drive the car. Air can still get trapped.
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
Theres a strong possibility being you just changed the coolant a few weeks ago that theres air in the cooling system not allowing the coolant to cirrculate properly, look at your top radiator hose is theres a small bleed valve at the top of the thermostat housing when the upper hose attactes to? If so loosen the bleed valve and allow the cooling system to purge the air out of the system you can tell when the air is out of the system when a steady stream of coolant starts to flow out of the bleed valve, if theres no bleed valve take the top radiator hose off of the engine side and allow the cooling system to purge the air out through the top of the engine that way, but it definatly sounds like theres air in the system not allowing for the cooling system to cool properly...
Posted on Dec 07, 2010
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