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my 52 plate vw passat...
my 52 plate vw passat has overheated. dash said stop check manual. reservoir was bubbling away.has cooled down n going 2 top level up. but have looked on forums n could be water pump, head gasket of other problems.have since topped up. overheated another 3 times
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UK Auto Mechanic: David, UK Car Mechanic replied 8 years ago
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Hi the most common fault on these if the water pump and it would be the first thing to check. A check you can do is to start the car up and watch the small pope that enters the expansion bottle and rev the car up. Water should come out of the little pipe when you rev it. If no water is coming out then this would normally indicate a fault with the water pump.

 

I hope this helps but if I can help further please feel free to ask

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
sorry it does not help as already aware of it. it seems it could be head gasket or cracked head
UK Auto Mechanic: David, UK Car Mechanic replied 8 years ago

So have you checked the water pump?

Have you had a coolant system pressure test done to check for any visible leaks?

Does the car run normally or does it misfire or smoke when it's running?

 

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