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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I would move the car to a dry spot. Wait to see if there are any leaks. If there is no leaks on the ground but coolant is still draining, it may be going into engine block. Check oil and tranny fluid to see if it is miscolored. This would result in sever engine damage.
Also, if the coolant isn't reaching the coolant temp sensor, the car may not start or may not run properly.
Posted on May 28, 2009
Take it to the dealer, the EPC warning light - and even more the failsafe run which doesn't allow you drive faster than 20mph) is an indication of serious motor troubles. They can read the ECU faultcodes, which should be a good startingpoint for troubleshooting the cause ...
You could do some basic troubleshooting like checking the air filter, the oil level, the spark plugs, etc. You didn't fill it up with bad gas, did you ? And does the engine make strange noises/vibration when running idle ? In case you fixed some obvious cause, you can dis- and reconnect the battery to erase the engine's faultcode. If it's not fixed, the EPC (and failsafe run) will simply come on again.
My advice would be not to drive it untill it's fixed to prevent more potential damage.
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
If you have not exceeded the maximum mark, coolant might be boiling over. Check coolant pump, thermostat and fan. The culprit would be within them.
Posted on Sep 02, 2009
the VW beetle has a plastic radiator, where the cap is if you look to the front of that it does a 90, it is cracked there. Here is the fun part, with a throx wrench ( I think it was a T-30) take apart the fenders and front bumper. At the auto parts store there is a plastic tank repair kit, the kit includes resign,fiber glass cloth, and a stick. You will need to rough up the crack as it is right where it angles and lay on the cloth and resign. Let it dry and it will not leak from there again. Good Luck Tim
Posted on Sep 23, 2010
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