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Cooling System Pressure Build up, but No engine overheat, No Water in oil

I have a VW golf 3 TDI (MK3) gasoline Engine. It had an accident, damaged radiator and Aircon radiotor. Replaced engine cooling system radiator only, with a brand new aluminium radiator. Now, the problem is that the engine cooling system builds up so much pressure in the engine cooling system that I have to add about two litres of coolant every morning and just for a distance of about 10 km, the coolant indicator on dash bord blinkers prompting low levels of coolant. No leakeges have been traced to date for 30 days now, and no water/coolant in oil or oil in coolant. The engine operating temperature is normal and it has never shown any form of overhearting. What could be the ****?

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Found hints on VolkswagenTalk.com suggesting to check inside engine oil cap. If you find foam (some call it ice-cream) Cylinder head gasket is blown. Went checked, and actually found ice-cream on it. Credit to Hillbill, Man you Rock!

I am now doing pressure test, but no wapping has been detected..problem was just in its early stages. on my way to get a metal gasket, and replace. Cheerz!

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1999 Cadillac Eldorado ,overheating changed thermostat , overflow cap ,no white smoke coming from exhaust.hot blowing from heater


Are the cooling fans coming on ? Go under the hood in the engine compartment , with the vehicle running have some one turn on the A/C , do you see and or hear the cooling fans come on ? Could be the coolant temperature gauge is bad ! How many miles on the vehicle ? Ever have water pump replaced ?

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Check for a loss of system pressure.
Is there a loss of system pressure?
--
Go to Step 2 yes
Go to Step 3 no

2

Inspect and repair any faulty hose connections.
Does the engine still overheat?
--
Go to Step 3 yes
System OK

3

Check for low coolant protection (-37?°C/-34?°F).
Is there low coolant protection (-37?°C/-34?°F)?
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Go to Step 4 yes
Go to Step 5 no

4

Test solution. Replace the coolant if necessary.
Does the engine still overheat?
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Go to Step 5 yes
System OK

5

Check the water pump belt for low tension.
Is the water pump belt tension too low?
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Go to Step 6 yes
Go to Step 7 no

6

Replace the water pump belt tensioner.
Does the engine still overheat?
--
Go to Step 7 yes
System OK

7

Check for an inoperative thermostat bypass.
Is the thermostat bypass inoperative?
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Go to Step 8 yes
Go to Step 9 no

8

Replace the bypass.
Does the engine still overheat?
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Go to Step 9 yes
System OK

9

Check the water pump.
Is the water pump inoperative?
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Go to Step 10 yes
Go to Step 11 no

10

Replace the water pump.
Does the engine still overheat?
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Go to Step 11 yes
System OK

11

Check the radiator fins for obstruction.
Are the radiator fins obstructed?
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Go to Step 12 yes
Go to Step 13 no

12

Inspect and clean the radiator fans.
Does the engine still overheat?
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Go to Step 13 yes
System OK

13

Check the cooling system passage for obstruction.
Is the cooling system passage blocked?
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Go to Step 14 yes
Go to Step 15 no

14

Inspect and flush the system. Reroute or replace the hose if necessary.
Does the engine still overheat?
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Go to Step 15 yes
System OK

15

Check the water pump belt for damage.
Is the water pump belt damaged?
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Go to Step 16 yes
Go to Step 17 no

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Replace the water pump belt.
Does the engine still overheat?
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Go to step 17 yes
System OK

17

Check the cooling fans.
Are the cooling fans inoperative?
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Go to Step 18 yes
Go to Step 19 no

18

  1. Inspect the electrical connector. Replace if necessary.
  2. Does the engine still overheat?
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Go to Step 19 yes
System OK

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Check the throttle body circuit flow.
Is the throttle body circuit flow restricted?
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Go to Step 20
Go to Step 21

20

  1. Inspect the orifice and associated hose. Replace if necessary.
  2. Does the engine still overheat?
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Go to Step 21
System OK

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Check for a stuck thermostat.
Is the thermostat stuck in the closed position?
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Go to Step 22
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Replace the thermostat.
Does the engine still overheat?
--
--
System OK

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