The chart below will help you to decipher the Volkswagen dashboard warning lights and what they mean. Had my low coolant warning light and message come on while driving home from work. I mean yeah it wouldn't hurt anything in that situation. During city driving my coolant temp light came on so I pulled over to check it out. Golf R and Scirocco posts are welcome.
If you need to top it off in the future, use distilled water. If you are driving when this warning light goes on, pull over safely as soon as possible and shut off the engine to let everything cool down. I've checked the coolant and levels are above min and no signs of leaks. Fill it up to just below the max line. No, no you definitely shouldn't, especially on newer cars.
Otherwise, your car will eventually be low on coolant again and run the risk of the engine getting overheated. The owner's manual said that the coolant level might be too low, or the temperature too high, but neither of these seem to be the case. My car has just under 10k on it and I just had it serviced. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Luckily, in the case of the G13 coolant, the benefits are real and worth your time for anything '97 and newer. I'm sure there's still people out there using non-synthetic oil in newer cars because they don't want to shell out the extra 80-100 bucks for an oil change, but are probably going to pay more in the end from wear and tear on their engine in 5-10 years than they would if they just stuck to synthetic from the beginning. You should pull over immediately if the light, which is red and looks like a thermometer with waves underneath it.
Once the engine has cooled, check the overall fluid level of the coolant. It has now been picked up by tow truck to a garage. Pulled over, turned engine off, popped the hood and did not notice any obvious signs of overheating. Today was the first time my wagon has stranded me due to a mechanical issue. Turning the car off and starting again resets it but never for long.
Thanks for taking the time to spell this all out. Middle of the afternoon, lights aren't on, and boom, it just starts. Likewise, if you remove the cap when the vehicle is hot, it could spray high-temperature cooler as the tank is under pressure. So how do you check your engine coolant? Checked my coolant level and it is low. I added a little water not sure if this was the right thing to do to the coolant.
Always obtain prices from your chosen retailer. I'm not worried about it much just curious on what you guys think it might be. Replaced thermostat and few other things. Manual Description In this section you'll find information about, warning light and engine coolant temperature gauge, checking engine coolant level topping off, never do any work on the coolant system unless you. A solid red light indicates that the power steering assist is failing while a solid yellow means that the assist has been reduced. I'm still on the original timing belt, a change I've been delaying a long time since I drive so little so it might be time to bite the bullet and do it.
A short time ago when I started my car the beep beep began and the coolant warning light started to blink. The difference is that the liquid you associate with preventing your engine from overheating on the dog days of summer likewise prevents your engine from seizing up when things get a bit chilly outside. There is a seal that leaks on fan switch, which is on the left hand side of the radiator. I has just filled up my tank 91 octane. You may have to before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.
This is an '03 with about 50k miles on it. Did that a while back, must have a look again but haven't really been bothered as I don't drive her much. Today got home after short drive and the entire contents of the coolant tank poured out underneath the car. Is this normal for the R? The cooling system plays an important role in the performance of the vehicle by keeping the temperature of the engine at an optimum level. Usually I just throw a little extra water in there for the winter so you don't have to deal with the annoying beeeeeeep and flashing warning.