[Vwdiesel] Quantum questions?
vbriggs at stny.rr.com
Sat Jul 5 21:54:59 PDT 2008
might be a water pump problem
On Jul 6, 2008, at 12:36 AM, William J Toensing wrote:
> I am still satisfied with my Quantum but there is one big issue I
> suspected when I bought it. Loss of coolant & overheating. The left
> side of the engine bay shows signs of overheating. The owner also left
> two gallon jugs of water & while taking the car on a longer test run
> it started to overheat, so I added water & the temperature came down.
> However, today, I had to add more water & then pressure tested it up
> to 17# & no water leaked out. When it starts up, there is no puff of
> white smoke indicative of a head gasket leak & the engine runs fine,
> nice & quiet. It handles nicely & I consider this car a keeper. I hear
> some air leaking from what appears to be from my pressure tester. The
> plastic container where water is added was replaced with another as
> the old one was cracked & came with the car. The last owner said the
> car "overheated once for his wife". I suspect he tried to correct the
> coolant loss problem, couldn't find it, & gave up on the car. What is
> the best way of determining whether the head gasket is allowing water
> to be sucked into the engine? Could the water pump leak when it heats
> up but not leak with a pressure test? There is no signs of oil leaking
> into the cooling system. I had that problem with some other diesels I
> have owned so know the sign.
> Next: The clear coat is pealing off the hood & roof. Some of it I can
> chip away with my finger. The dark blue paint under it appears good.
> Is there any way I can remove the clear coat & salvage the paint under
> The car has some rear end collision damage which I think I can fix
> myself. Will need a new left rear Quantum tail light. Haven't checked
> the local Sacramento junk yards yet.Don't know how hard a replacement
> will be to find. The prior owner stuck on a Toyota tail light lens,
> just to make it legal. This type of fix is not the way I like to do
> things. He did not fix the A/C & said he just drove it in the winter.
> I think he was using this car as a "winter beater" & did not give it
> the care it disserves.
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