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Offline SionOnTheCob

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New - Porthmadog
« on: 27 June 2021, 17:28 »
Evening all,

Long time VW owner, first GTI

3dr Carbon Steel Gray Metallic.  Few dings to sort out both exterior and interior.

I did have one issue when driving it home (5 hour journey!)

The coolant warning popped up, checked it and it was pretty low.  Topped it up this morning and it seems fine.  It feels like its running very hot, temp gauge is reading 90 but still feels hot.  The fan only runs when the engines on.  All other VWs I've owned, the fans run even after turning the engine off.  Is this a GTI thing??

Look forward to speaking to you all!




Offline Watts

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Re: New - Porthmadog
« Reply #1 on: 28 June 2021, 10:06 »
Hi and welcome to the forum!

I'd get that issue looked at asap as the waterpump/thermostat housing is a common fail and rather expensive.

Pop in to the MK7 section - https://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?board=117.0

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Re: New - Porthmadog
« Reply #2 on: 28 June 2021, 13:14 »
Hi Watts. Cheers for the welcome.

I got it from a VW dealership, I would have thought this would be something they'd check???  Although it was a 300mile journey home.

Just bad timing?

Hi and welcome to the forum!

I'd get that issue looked at asap as the waterpump/thermostat housing is a common fail and rather expensive.

Pop in to the MK7 section - https://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?board=117.0

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Re: New - Porthmadog
« Reply #3 on: 28 June 2021, 13:42 »
4-5 years is not unusual for the pump/thermostat housing to go. As yours is a MK7 it must be at least that. Do you have the full history? It might mention a replacement in there. Either way I'd report the issue urgently, you don't want them to wriggle out of their responsibility!

Your car looks great btw, nice to see a 3 door :smiley: DSG or manual?
2019 Oryx White 5dr TCR.

Was - 2015 Tornado Red 3dr GTI PP, manual, Santiagos, Audi short shifter.

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Re: New - Porthmadog
« Reply #4 on: 28 June 2021, 13:48 »
I only picked it up on Saturday so thankfully it's still under warranty

Manual!  I fell in love right away. Shane about this issue though...

4-5 years is not unusual for the pump/thermostat housing to go. As yours is a MK7 it must be at least that. Do you have the full history? It might mention a replacement in there. Either way I'd report the issue urgently, you don't want them to wriggle out of their responsibility!

Your car looks great btw, nice to see a 3 door :smiley: DSG or manual?

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Re: New - Porthmadog
« Reply #5 on: 28 June 2021, 14:45 »
3 door manual is a great combination!

If it is as I said then it was fairly inevitable so good to have it whilst under warranty. Will give you some peace of mind.
2019 Oryx White 5dr TCR.

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Re: New - Porthmadog
« Reply #6 on: 28 June 2021, 15:34 »
Agreed. The kids will just have to get used to it!   :laugh:

Is it something that could give me problems if not sorted within a week or is it a slow burn?

Got it booked for Wednesday but I'm about an hour and a half journey to the nearest dealer..... :undecided:

3 door manual is a great combination!

If it is as I said then it was fairly inevitable so good to have it whilst under warranty. Will give you some peace of mind.

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Re: New - Porthmadog
« Reply #7 on: 28 June 2021, 16:17 »
I'm not in the position of being able to guarantee anything but if it was me, I'd just keep a close eye on the coolant level rather than wait for the car to tell me and probably not worry too much about it.
2019 Oryx White 5dr TCR.

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Re: New - Porthmadog
« Reply #8 on: 02 July 2021, 19:48 »
Finally got the car back after 3 days at VW

They found a leak in the waterpump/thermostat housing, they've replaced that and seems to be fine.

They also noticed a rattling (I did too when I picked the car up but thought nothing of it. Loose tool in the boot or something?)

Anyway, 3 hours of searching and they couldn't find anything....

Hope this isn't a dud of a car  :cry:

Tha KS for the advice about the waterpump! Very much appreciated :nerd:

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Re: New - Porthmadog
« Reply #9 on: 03 July 2021, 02:20 »
I'm pleased you're getting there :smiley: Rattles are very common and could be from anywhere. Can you be more specific? Interior or exterior? Does the car have DCC?
2019 Oryx White 5dr TCR.

Was - 2015 Tornado Red 3dr GTI PP, manual, Santiagos, Audi short shifter.