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My 2003 vw gti 1.8t over heated today how do i know it was the head gasket and not the catilac converter back firing

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Check the oil around your cylinder head or check your oil if it has water in it

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2003 vw gti turns over but wont fire


Check to make sure you are getting fire. Do you have fuel pressure. There will be valve on the fuel rail (looks like an over sized tire valve) Turn the engine over a few times and push the center part of that valve on the fuel rail (stay clear) Fuel should spray out. If not its either a bad fuel relay or the fuel pump is bad. If you have both fuel and fire, Then do a compression test on all cylinders.If you have no compression, the timing belt may have broke. Hope this helps

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Could be just the OIL COOLER. VW IS CORRECT.
If the oil cooloer fails internely you will have a mix of coolant and oil. In the engine and in the Radiator,

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