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  1. 2011-present VW Jetta MKVI
    I just recently got a Jetta and it's been a bit neglected by its previous owner so I wanted to flush the coolant myself. I bought Prestone Radiator Flush but I wanted another opinion, before I get started, on whether I should use a Flush or just water to clear out the cooling system.
  2. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Hey all, I'm new here. So I have to drive my cousins 99.5 2.0L Jetta for a little while because I can't risk the miles on my 2010 TDI (Timing belt is 12K over the factory recommended change interval and i have to drive the thing to the dealer so i can get my buyback money... so it's parked...
  3. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    So yesterday just as I got to where I was going and turned the car off, I noticed it was steaming pretty hard from under the hood. Popped it open and the steam looked was coming from the bottom of the radiator. Thats also when I heard a pretty fast dripping and it was all the coolant being...
  4. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Hello everyone.. As I have been a huge fan of the Jetta line... I finally found a 2004, almost mint condition Jetta.... I fell in love with it, first time I seen it... :D After going thru it, I found the antifreeze is at the min line.. and it looks like the "red" or "orange"?? Do I need to...
  5. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Coolant is dripping from the passenger side coming down the oil pan and the block but I don't understand why. I heard it could be the crack pipe cause it can drip down to the passenger side. The water pump was replaced A year ago and I don't think it would fail this quickly. I dont hear any...
  6. Jetta Troubleshooting
    Hey guys, new to working on cars, I have a 2001 Jetta Tdi that I'd leaking a massive amount of coolant. I have checked the hoses (heater and radiator) but cannot find it. Now, from what I've seen, is it is leaving from the engine block somewhere. I'm hoping it's just a freeze plug, but I don't...
  7. VW Jetta MKIII 1991–1998
    I just bought this Jetta today and the temperature light is flashing. The manual says that its running hot or its low on fluid. Well the needle is right in the middle of the gauge and it raises up to there and doesn't go any further. So we (husband and myself) checked the level it was low and it...
  8. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    So the other day i was driving down the road, a semi blew a tire, i couldnt avoid it so i hit it :( the bottom lip was all messed up but everything seemed fine on my car then 3 days later im driving down the road and radiator fluid starts spilling all under my car and steam comes from the front...
  9. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    In the past i had a small leak in my jetta and it would go through a bowl of coolant in about 2 weeks and i had to refill. Just recently i was driving and heard a loud sound of steam and the entire engine bay filled with steam and took away my vision while driving. I drove it hope and noticed a...
  10. Jetta Troubleshooting
    Ok, here are my symptoms (more or less). A couple of days ago I drove my 03 Jetta GLS 1.8t for about an hour or so, just normal driving when suddenly my Temperature Light came on and beeped at me. My temperature gauge sat normal at around 190 degrees and never went higher. I shut my car off for...
  11. Jetta Troubleshooting
    My car was sitting in the driveway yesterday and I was about to go somewhere when I noticed a lot of fluid on the driveway, turns out it was antifreeze. I had to take my car to the body shop this morning (unrelated fender bender) I put water in it just so it wouldn't overheat, there definitely a...
  12. Blog
    Hello fellow Jetta owners. I have a 1996 2.0 gl Jetta that has a mysterious leak. I just checked on it today and a pool of red coolant is all over the floor! I checked the flange and all is dry. I checked everything on the top of the engine view and all dry. When I went under the car there...
  13. VW Jetta MKIII 1991–1998
    ive got a weird problem where my jetta wont heat up in the winter months if the ambient temp drops below 30 degrees. all summer my temp needle ran right in the middle no matter how hot it was it stayed in the middle. now it wont heat over 160*. ive got a piece of cardboard the size of a 12 pack...
  14. Blog
    I have a 2002 jetta vr6 that is slowly Leaking coolant from the area where the thermostat mates to the engine. I found coolant residue on the engine that I cannot remove using brake cleaner and a Scotch brite pad. Is it safe to use a razor blade to gently scrape off this residue? I can email...
  15. VW Jetta MKIII 1991–1998
    Hey everyone! I have a couple questions about my car. It's a 97 Jetta vr6 12v. And I have oil in the intake hose. Should I be concerned? Or is that normal? If its bad what should I do to fix it? Also can I do a coolant swap to a different coolant?
  16. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    The T-junction part in the red circle is what I'm looking for. All I've been able to find is the whole set of hoses for $71 on ecstuning. The hoses in that area have already been replaced not too long ago so I have no need to replace them. If anyone has the part number I would be so grateful...
  17. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    So for the past 2 months or so I've been very slowly loosing coolant. I have been keeping it topped up whenever the sensor goes off. I am running 50/50 G12/Distilled water. I haven't really worried about it since it hasn't been that fast of a leak, but now its getting worse. I can't see anywhere...
  18. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Now there's one. If you've been having issues with your cooling system, leaks, possibly bubbles in your coolant reservoir or any sort of problem, this DIY might answer some of your questions. Firstly lets get some stuff straight. ANY audi/vw engine in the mkiv era was designed to run on G12...
  19. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Hey guys, I am new to the VW Jetta forums and new to Jetta ownership.. I have a 2001 2.0 which I purchased 3 months ago.. I love to drive the car however its been plagued.. First of all I had to have 3 sensors replaced after 2 weeks because of engine power loss and the MIL light coming on. Now...
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