Hi all, i have a golf gt tdi which recently the coolant light came on the dash and also telling me to stop. Checked the header tank to find oil in the water, but not vice versa, oil level has gone down a fraction. never had overheating probs, no coolant coming out the exhaust. done some research to find golf have common oil cooler problems, has anyone else had this problem, or has anyone changed one before? i think its a better idea of me doing the oil cooler first for £45 before doing the head gasket for £650, need some advice tho, any help will be much appreciated, many thanks
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Re: oil in water, mk4 golf gt tdi 115
The most cheapest way is as follow: Disconect the hoses from the oil cooler and connect them together.Clean coolant system from the oil and drive about 20 miles.Check again coolant system.If there is oil-change cylinder head gasket.If not-change oil cooler.If you are in London go to see Hall service centre N17 Ferry lane next to Hall subway station-Tottenham.Tell Duane -Sabo send me here.
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"smoke"?? you sure it's smoke & not water vapour/condensation?
the gunk in the oil cap tells you nothing really, you can check the coolant reservoir for contamination.
so, to sum up, i don't think you have a problem.
If is loosing oil too fast the light will come up,because oil pump won't compesate for oil pressure lost without proper oil level.Anyhow,i'm thinking oil pan has bad gasket or, or possibly could be hole in the pan.It happens when small rock on the road hits pan so hard it will make a hole.Cheap materials like Magnesium sulfate that are commonly used on VW's these days are just not quality.Hope I could help you.
Hi. well that light means that you have a low oil pressure probably because you have been using the regular conventional oil instead using syntetic oil thats what causes clogs inside the engine because this type of car uses syntetic oil so if i was wanting to fix that myself ill start by using an engine flush before every oil change (remember to use syntetic oil) and that might help but ill be wise to take it to a garage just to make sure it has oil pressure.
you dont say what miles the car has done.but you should now be using semi synthetic 20/50 oil and try using a fuel additive(redex/wynns)to clean the injectors.if you are using oil it is possible that the engine has lost some of its compression due to ring/valve wear.did you know that to convert your engine to a 130/150bhp unit,you only need to change the ecu try"diesel tuning"website.....
What colour is this light.
The Golf mk4 sdi certainly should have brake pad wear sensors front and
rear and the light on dash for this is orange with a similar symbol to
what you describe.
The ABS light is orange with ABS printed on it