[Vwdiesel] VW Diesel engine running too hot

S. Shourds sshourds at flash.net
Thu Oct 5 23:40:19 EDT 2006

>  First, the temp gauges aren't really calibrated.  4 Rabbits of the same 
>year, with the same t-stat, running at the same temp, will generally have 
>the needle resting in 3 to 4 different points on the gauge!
If it makes you feel better, you can stuff a TDI in there.  Mine's 
always (at least when running right) dead center on the gauge.  It's 
almost creepy after years of driving A1s and A2s;  I'd gotten to expect 
to see the gauge drift around. 

>Bad water pumps can cause little or slow circulation (slipping or stamped steel impeller.)

Or, on some TDI pumps, plastic impeller.  Not such a good idea :(


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