Question about 1995 Volkswagen Golf
Car is running at a temp of 230 degrees, even at night when it's cool...we replaced the radiator hose, temp sending unit, changed the manifold port. This is our daughter's car...help!
Verify that u have sufficient coolant.The white plastic bowl should be full when the engine is hot. (Be EXTREMELY CAREFULL if u remove the cap while the engine is hot, might get splashed. Do it SLOWLY WITH A RAG)
Verify that the fans start up at normal operating temperature, which means the needle should be half way or slightly higher.
Check ur radiator to make sure all the air inlets are there. They are an aluminium color and are everywhere between the two tanks on each side. If u have a hole the size of ur fist or more, bingo, bad rad.
Make sure there are no coolant leaks by the water pump. When u stand in front of the car, it's on ur left hand side and it's driven by the strap.
If ur coolant is really old (like 3-5 years, very bad, have it replaced)
And lastly, if u used a product like stop leak, black pepper or egg whites to stop a prestone leak, u may have blocked the passageways for ur coolant. In which case u must flush the whole system.
Worst possible scenario is a blown head gasket, but usually this is obvious. If u have questions, don't hesitate to ask, i will help u in replacing parts or telling u what u find means.
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