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Offline paulovader

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Engine Coolant Level
« on: 01 November 2021, 08:39 »
My first post to the group and am the owner of a 2016 yr. GTI Performance.

Have noticed that my engine coolant has dropped below the minimum line but no warning light on as yet.

Spoke to a local garage who advised me about the issue on Golfs where the pump leaks and needs replacing at a cost of around £700.

My car is under warranty so have booked it in with VW but that’s not until the end of the month.

Read a few things about using different coolant when topping up so just wondering what to do ? Or do I just use distilled water to top up to see me through to month end ?

Cheers all.

Offline davo245

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Re: Engine Coolant Level
« Reply #1 on: 03 April 2022, 22:27 »
My first post to the group and am the owner of a 2016 yr. GTI Performance.

Have noticed that my engine coolant has dropped below the minimum line but no warning light on as yet.

Spoke to a local garage who advised me about the issue on Golfs where the pump leaks and needs replacing at a cost of around £700.

My car is under warranty so have booked it in with VW but that’s not until the end of the month.

Read a few things about using different coolant when topping up so just wondering what to do ? Or do I just use distilled water to top up to see me through to month end ?

Cheers all.

Distilled water or G13 coolant may well be your thermostat housing that's leaking not the water pump.

Offline Adam T7

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Re: Engine Coolant Level
« Reply #2 on: 04 April 2022, 06:36 »
Also if the current expansion tank has ‘Mit Silikat’ written on it, ask the garage to replace it for one that hasn’t got the silica bag - they can sometimes split causing serious issues with the heater matrix blocking up. Only costs about £35 for a new tank.
MY2019 GTI 5 Door, PP, DSG, Indium Grey.