Had it happen again last month, took it in and they also found the water pump had a very slow leak and replaced it under warranty. The low coolant warning light on my 2010 golf 2. Is the coolant level ok? For more guidance, readers may like to contact Engine coolant is an essential fluid in the car. We didn't see any drop. Preparations for working engine compartment, always keep the coolant in its original container stored safe place, to reduce the risk of poisoning, never store engine coolant in empty food beverage, containers or in any other containers that might mislead someone into drinking them.
My suspension is also getting creaky sp? They found no leaks, but topped up the coolant to the max line and mentioned it's normal to have to top up. Which coolant should I be using in my Volkswagen? Engine coolant circulates through your engine to keep it cool in the summer but won't freeze in the winter. After all it's behind the timing belt cover. Please help I am at a loss of what to do from here! Oh, and the car won't be driven during until then. This morning, at 53K I did a check and found out that I lost coolant again as the level was down. Part is about £12 from a dealer if that i believe. Do you have any other questions about your coolant system? Once the coolant gets a little heat, it expands and the sensor is covered.
The tank is pressurised and I can't find any sign of a leak. Some coolants will come premixed-that is, you don't need to add any water. So how do you check your engine coolant? Never drive with the engine coolant lamp on You might not think about your engine fluids every time you start your car, but they all exist for a reason. Both fans should kick in at low speed constantly. Plus the coolant is really foaming inside the tank.
Removing the coolant reservoir cap on a warm engine could cause the cap to fly off at a high rate of speed and fluid to spray out of the reservoir. This morning it came on and there were some traces of throf in the water tank and someone mentioned Head Gasket. It has now been picked up by tow truck to a garage. During long winters we spend endless nights shivering under piles of blankets just wishing for the summer heat, but this year we have gotten more than we bargained for with consecutive 90+ degree days. I can't help feeling there is something else going on maybe with the radiator?? The overheating may be caused by a malfunction of the cooling system. I also got the low coolant warning a few months ago, but stopped at a dealer to get some coolant and the service guy volunteered that I shouldn't need to do that with such a new car 2010. The check engine light is non stop coming on.
Lately I had some coolant escape at the inlet flange, because the o-ring was completely melted and deteriorated. I was lucky to get it fixedunder warranty but as I understand the coolant level sensor is part of the expansion tank. Had to add 200mL just to get to the min level mark. The extra drop to the bottom of the reservoir could have been due to the recent outdoor temp drop to -7C. Replaced thermostat and few other things. I agree it's more then likely a temperature issue, but I'm hoping for an easy fix.
Always use the same antifreeze when topping off, or flush your coolant system completely before switching. I replaced the timing belt and water pump not long after I bought it on recommendation from a vehicle inspection. Simple test is to have car running stationary and turn on the auto climate control. Happened to me after about 6k miles. Check the coolant level refer to the owners manual or seek professional assistance. If they pulse on and off or come on fast for a short burst then it needs fixing.
Make sure to check your engine when it is cold for an accurate reading. You can now buy waterless coolant, which is never under pressure. Dealer it is then, another mate of mine said if you can still see coolant in the expansion tank even if it's below the minimum means you are fine to drive it, it's when you can't see any coolant you should worry. That's a little difficult since it's getting colder now, 0C. I'm at a loss and would appreciate any suggestions! The warning came on while away on a trip.