why overheating

25

Asked by May 10, 2008 at 06:08 AM about the 1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

cr overheats when temp outside reaches 70 degrees. removed thermostst, full of water. runs fine, overheats and stalls sputters and runs like crap. is head gasket gone?

4 Answers

45,275

See other post. You need to do a cooling system pressure test to determine head gasket failure, or a compression test on each cylinder.

85

Could be a clogged Radiator, or the engine block could have a blockage somewhere. Take the Tstat completely out and drive without it. Is the coolant clean or rust colored? Also, does the heat work?

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
10

my has the same problem and no the heat doesn't work.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

My Tech replaced the stock fan motor with a more powerful one that eliminated the overheating problem

Your Answer

Cabriolet

Looking for a Used Cabriolet in your area?

CarGurus has 7 nationwide Cabriolet listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Volkswagen Cabriolet Experts

  • #1
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    270
  • #2
    Scott Sr.
    Reputation
    230
  • #3
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    220
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen GTI
136 Great Deals out of 7,029 listings starting at $1,700
Used Volkswagen Jetta
682 Great Deals out of 37,257 listings starting at $760
Used Volkswagen Golf
114 Great Deals out of 4,216 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series
1,077 Great Deals out of 33,888 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic
709 Great Deals out of 65,185 listings starting at $999
Used Porsche 911
146 Great Deals out of 5,043 listings starting at $11,990
Used Volkswagen Passat
497 Great Deals out of 24,759 listings starting at $1,200

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.