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  • Offline uralrob   ca

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    Coolant drips
    on: Mar 07, 2022, 03:03 am
    Mar 07, 2022, 03:03 am

       While checking the throttle body sync on my Mk 2 I noticed that when I blipped the throttle, in closing suddenly it caused a back surge of coolant which sprayed up to the top of the reservoir, some of which went into the overflow pipe. Trickle trickle, she pea'd green.
      The Mk 1 used to do it too, and others on the forum have noticed the same thing. Now I know why  :38: .

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    Re: Coolant drips
    Reply #1 on: Mar 07, 2022, 07:00 pm
    Mar 07, 2022, 07:00 pm
    *Originally Posted by uralrob [+]
       While checking the throttle body sync on my Mk 2 I noticed that when I blipped the throttle, in closing suddenly it caused a back surge of coolant which sprayed up to the top of the reservoir, some of which went into the overflow pipe. Trickle trickle, she pea'd green.
      The Mk 1 used to do it too, and others on the forum have noticed the same thing. Now I know why  :38: .

     Rob.



    yeah, my MK1 used to do it, i watched the overflow tank with the side panel off. the coolant used to do a little upwards jiggle when doing a quick rev, and exactly like you say, a few drips go down the overflow

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    Re: Coolant drips
    Reply #2 on: Mar 09, 2022, 06:32 pm
    Mar 09, 2022, 06:32 pm
    I read these posts with interest as I didn't know why mine was losing a few drops of coolant

    Thanks

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    Re: Coolant drips
    Reply #3 on: Jul 31, 2022, 09:15 am
    Jul 31, 2022, 09:15 am
    Just noticed my Mk1 loosing a couple of drops through the overflow pipe
    probably normal enough in the hot weather

    Heard a big gurgle coming from it last week when I switched it off
    Removed the side panel today and checked the coolant level which seems ok
    Removed the radiator cap to check level in the rad which is also ok coolant looks cloudy but it is prob only about 6mths old
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    Re: Coolant drips
    Reply #4 on: Jul 31, 2022, 01:40 pm
    Jul 31, 2022, 01:40 pm
    Rad caps clocked up can cause this sort of thing, give it a good clean
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    Re: Coolant drips
    Reply #5 on: Jul 31, 2022, 03:20 pm
    Jul 31, 2022, 03:20 pm
    Ah never thought to clean it :-0
    Thought maybe the seal or the spring in it was duff as it is looking a bit old and scruffy
    So I have ordered a new one  might change the coolant again when it arrives as it dont look quite as yellow as it did when I changed it some months ago

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