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I currently have a vw golf gfi with the engine code of AWD. The car has no heat. I've also noticed the car doesn't get very hot. The temp gauge isn't in the middle where it normally is. I know my engine temp will effect the heating. If it's a hot summers day and the car is stationary, it will reach proper operation temp, but once you start to drive it gets cooler. I've already had my thermostat replaced as I thought it might be stuck open but that doesn't seem to be the case, so what else could cause my golf to run cold?

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I would say no thermostat has been fitted or changed or the wrong type will cause this as well ,these vehicles have a housing at the front which is plastic and one on the side ,well the thermostat is behind one of them depending on model and the thermostat has two shut off doors so to speak and if yours only has one then this is because your mechanic thought they could get away with a different stat that they had laying around from an american vehicle ,yes it fits in the hole but it blocks one way and opens another then when engine is hot one closes and the other opens allowing the water into the rad to cool it

Posted on Oct 09, 2010

  • Ken Hayes
    Ken Hayes Dec 19, 2010

    Even if the thermostat was replaced don't rule out the posibility that the new part is defective. I have over the years had several new parts be defective.

  • Ed Paje Apr 02, 2011

    I think you are being confused by a faulty temp gauge or a faulty temp sensor, just because there is no heat coming out of your vents. Think about it, your engine is a furnace and not an ice box. The higher the rpm the hotter it will get, unless you're using liquid nitrogen to cool it down this will be something that needs to be proven. Your heater core could be bad, not letting anything in that's why you think your engine is running cold. Unless you've discovered the ultimate coolant for your car, it's not happening the way you might believe it is. Place a pressure tester on the reservoir, if it reads anything that means the system is pressurizing. Anything that pressurized will heat up.

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