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  1. single stack

    single stack Active Member

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    My 2016 Jetta had the temp/low coolant light come on about a month ago and again on Monday.
    Both times it took less than a pint of water to get it back into the max/min zone.
    I can't find any damp places in the engine compartment.
    I'm wondering if the thermostat isn't opening enough and making the cooling system boil off a bit, although I don't see where it spits out.
    I've owned the car for a year.
    Any suggestions?
     


  2. MetalCutter

    MetalCutter Life is too short for cheap cigars! TGT Supporter

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    It could be leaking through your head gasket. Once in the cylinder the water is vaporized and out the exhaust. Check your plugs for signs of water.
     
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  3. oldag

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    MC is right, could well be a head gasket leak.
     
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  4. texasnurse

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    I’m going to be optimist and say that much water can be a pinhole leak from the radiator...


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  5. Texasjack

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    Head gasket. Very bad news, if that's what it turns out to be. $$$$
     
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  6. single stack

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    Thanks guys.
    Car has only 22k on it.
    I bought a warranty service when I bought the car.
    I’ll call the service department tomorrow.
    Hopefully, out of pocket expense is small.
     
  7. Sam7sf

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    Chrysler?
     
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  8. single stack

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    Ain’t no K car!
     
  9. pronstar

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    Check your oil, if it’s milky, that’s where the water is going.

    Source of water would be the head gasket as noted above.


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  10. single stack

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    Yup, I checked the oil right away.
    "Making oil" is what that was called.
    I would fuel and check the equipment out when they came in from the morning runs. If the oil kept rising, in she goes for rebuild.
     


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