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

40,235

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 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
10

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

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
10

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

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Cabriolet

Looking for a Used Cabriolet in your area?

CarGurus has 6 nationwide Cabriolet listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Volkswagen Cabriolet Questions

Volkswagen Cabriolet Experts

#1 Reelin68
Reelin68
Reputation 240
#2 Scott Sr.
Scott Sr.
Reputation 230
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 210
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen GTI
127 Great Deals out of 6,274 listings starting at $1,200
Used Volkswagen Golf
42 Great Deals out of 3,014 listings starting at $2,223
Used Volkswagen Jetta
690 Great Deals out of 29,572 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Civic
1,131 Great Deals out of 63,727 listings starting at $995
Used BMW 3 Series
1,773 Great Deals out of 40,386 listings starting at $1,350